Hey, has anyone noticed that just about EVERY single massively hyped title of the year delivered on all its claims of superiority? Seriously, the word "flop" just disappeared from video game forums all over the Internet! Yay!
Unfortunately for 360 users, the Xbox 360 platform had the most flops this year. - Ninja Gaiden 2 - Lost Odyssey - Infinite Undiscovery - Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom - Too Human - The Last Remnant - Banjo Kazooie 3: Nuts and Bolts While the PS3 had LBP, an exclusive that outscored every 360 game exclusive ever made in the last 3 years. And of course, MGS4.
Ninja Gaiden 2 , Lost Odyssey were good games dude.... Banjo got favorable reviews scores...no-one really expected this game to sell tons ...I haven't played it though so I can't say much about it
Dont forget Too Human for X360 and Haze for the PS3! Yoda´s accent: Killer exclusives they were! Flops they turned out to be!
Also dont forget the PS3! the PS3 itself is a flop compared to its Grandfather and Father! LOL! Jr is getting owned this round! Oh and Motorstorm 2 and Resistance 2.. You can put them on the list. Did the PS3 have any other games? Dont think so. @beleow-actually the 360s father was put down by its creator. But hey the 360 without having a father learned by itself how to be more self reliant, independant and pretty much had to do everything itself. So it has came out fine. Unlike the PS3 who was born with a silver spoon in its mouth. And since its father(PS2) is still raking in the dough its creator is more reliant on it rather than its spoiled bratty and ignorant son, the PS3, who thought since it was so much better than its competition will be able to sell it itself almost twice as much as its competition. But now that bratty little spoiled kid is getting its ass handed to him and decided to drop its price after only being in the market for 6 months.
Are u saying the Xbox360 father ran away from home when he could´t handle the pressure of the neighbour constantly having a better car than him? lol at your comparison! At least the PS1 and PS2 were good parents! lol
These are flops: 1. Fallout 3- It was suppose to be way better than oblivion but it was more of the same and had a lot more bugs. The graphics suck. It's just an unpolished and it's an average game. 2. Gears 2- This game was supposed to beat Gears 1 but it didn't. The story was supposed to be better but still more of the same. Graphics weren't a big leap and now the graphics are starting to look more average with other games looking just as good if not better. The online sucks and mainly due to xbox live not working. 3. FarCry 2- Just more of the same FPS, repetive, generic, overated graphics. 4. Ninja Gaiden 2- This is just an unfinished product. More of an upgrade to Sigma. Notable mentions: Haze, Too Human, Call of Duty:Waw, and DMC4
Saying PS3 is a flop compared to PS1 and PS2 is not relevant. That has nothing to do with the state of the PS3. Your talking Sony and Microsoft. Were talking about games for 360 and PS3. Right now 360 had more flops in 2008 than the PS3 flops.
I agree with the DMC4 thing. It left a horribly bad taste in my mouth. In fact it's safe to say i'm done with the series. Capcom took a hit in my eyes with that rehash of a game. Charging people for a more casual-friendly DMC3 with a HD Paint job was highway robbery. I paid for the limited Edition too. Worst thing i brought in years. YEARS. Ugh. Thanks for reminding me of how terrible DMC4 was.
No Xbox flop was ever labled as a game that's going to revolutionise gaming and sink the PS3 ... Whereas LBP MGS4 and Resistance ALL carried the title of Xbox Killers. And LBP is most certainly the BIGGEST flop of all consoles. ever. @Mike - calling gears 2 a flop is like calling MGS4 a Flop. Gears 2 is certainly no flop.
* Grand Theft Auto IV * Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots * Gears of War 2 * LittleBigPlanet * Fallout 3 * God of War: Chains of Olympus * Rock Band 2 * Guitar Hero IV: World Tour * Call of Duty: World at War * Prince of Persia * Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII * Left 4 Dead * Dead Space * Resistance 2 * Fable II * Burnout Paradise * Devil May Cry 4 * Soul Calibur IV * Wipeout HD * Far Cry 2 shows me one thing. It has been an excellent year for gaming and I purchased nearly every game in this list and quite a few others not listed here.
Little Big Planet might have gotten praises from the critics, but people are not buying it the way a "killer ap" should, it has sold 965,512 copies. Gears 2, which came out a week or two later has already sold 3,307,596 copies. Crono Trigger, a DS game released about a week ago has already sold about half what LBP has. Let's face it the PS3 is a huge let down. It's the the Sega Genesis of this generation. And i just noticed that Wii Music has sold almost as much as LBP and in last week alone it doubled LBPs sales.
So selling 1 million copies in a months time is considered a flop? Really? Specially when the game is a new franchise. Let's put things into proper perspective here. NG2 didn't light up the sales charts or get a "aaa title" average meta score. But you know what that game is nowhere near a "flop" or a "dud" or whatever you want to call it. It's a damned good game in my eyes.
@ frauny Let's face it the Xbox 360 is a huge let down. It's the the Ford Pinto of this generation. It's an "Engineering Disaster" just like the Pinto. In fact, they are eerily similar... "There was strong competition for Ford in the American small-car market from Volkswagen and several Japanese companies in the 1960’s. To fight the competition Ford rushed its newest car the Pinto into production in much less time than is usually required to develop a car." "The rush of the Pinto from conception to production was a recipe for disaster." http://www.fordpinto.com/bl... Just replace the word Pinto with Xbox 360 and replace Ford with Microsoft. X360 = Engineering FLOP
Why do people like you always have to be so ignorant that you insult yourselves. I mean common, cant you do better? Cant you atleast not accidently insult the 360 when you try to insult the ps3. Because when you say PS3 is a flop, you basically say 360 is a bigger flop. Guess who sold most in the shortest time? Thats right, the PS3. Dude you should pull yourself together and try not dropping out of school this time. Although i do pity you, because im sure the other human beings at school does not want to hang out with you. But if you cut the crap and actually behave, you might eventually get what we humans call friends, and you can get social relationships. I wish you luck on that one.
LoL.. Learn how to read before you start writing stuff. I said the PS3 was a flop because compared to the PS2 and PS1 who dominated their generation the PS3 is coming last. The 360 has sold more than the original Xbox and its only been out for 3 years! So again i'm comparing the console sale from its predecessors.. Yes the PS3 has sold more in a the same period but do you think Sony is happy that they are coming in last in N. America and getting outsold 3:1 by its main competitor. Sony is still losing money for every PS3 they are selling, PS3 owners are not buy their games judging from the sales of LBP and R2 the two biggest games they have this year! So right now the PS3 is a big burden for Sony. I'm pretty sure M$ isn't too happy about the sales they are getting compared to the wii but against their main rival in the PS3 they are pretty happy. Also M$ is making money on their console even though its no a lot but better to sale for profit instead of a loss. So again think before you type!
Please, mention Valkyria Chronicles when making a list of the uberest games of 2008. Its awesomeness on a disk.
If you're talking about flops as in the AMOUNT OF GAMES SOLD - of course the PS3 had a lot of flops. HOWEVER, What I'm talking about is the gameplay, graphics etc etc. Now... A few of you have rated Resistance 2 down as a "flop". If you're saying that due to the amount of copies sold; Okay - fair dues... However, regarding visuals, gameplay, replay factor and all the other aspects which makes a great game, it excelled in ALL areas! Have you even played Resistance2 to call it a flop? I've been playing it from release date and haven't put it down yet... The biggest flop FOR ME, is Dead Space. Now I know that the game is awesome - brilliant graphics, gameplay, story etc. However, I just couldn't get into the game and I'm still on Chapter 4 awaiting to kill (is it called the Brute?) - that big thing which you can't shoot from the front. Dead Space STILL isn't a "flop" because it lived up to expectations; it's just me - I can't get into the game enough to complete it.... What I have played however lives up to expectations. As I don't have a 360, my comments about them are invalid. However, what I shall say is listening to my friends who have Gears of War 2 said it was a good game and that it lived up to their expectations and passed it. So once again - this game is not a flop. I still have DMC4 and GTA4 unopened next to me because I've ordered them from play.com yet I haven't had the time to play them lol (too much college work + too much Resistance 2). LBP I actually found the story better than the multiplayer, and the level builder is amazing... LBP kept me entertained all November until Resistance came out, so I wouldn't call LBP a flop either :) (Especially since it was developed in my home town >.<) Overall - this year has been AMAZING for gamers. You should all be grateful that the developers are trying to satisfy your hunger and thirst for games, and that they are succeeding. Most of you should drop your comments like "Oh that game was an exclusive for the PS3 and it didn't sell well so it's a flop" or "Oh god! Not a 360 exclusive!!!! It's a flop because it doesn't have the same as x or y which the equivalent PS3 exclusive has".
its was a bad year for fanboys, but a great year for gamers.
Naah, it's just been replaced by the word Fail, or Epic Fail!
true and haze
true and Too Human
true and Capital G (in particular)
As a PS3 owner (And soon to be 360 owner) I STILL want to play The Last Remnant, the reviews are bad for the game. But in truth my favorite game ever made is the first Monster Hunter. And go look at it's MC score.
Holy sht! A gamer! COVET HIM! COVET HIM! NB i'd love to check out some ps3 titles, but not at that price, it'd be much easier to get a 360 after buying a ps3, than to justify a ps3 after a 360 due to the prices. As for flops - looks like titles on the wii and ps3 are all falling short of the possibilities of titles on the 360. Admittedly it's vgchartz but gears2 will be outselling mgs4 easily by christmas, LBP's not made a million yet.. and anything that's 3rd party on wii? hmph. *shrug.
My middle name is flop.
lol that was oddly clever.
Its probably Hyphenated .... :-)
the biggest flop of this year
Oy it's hard to choose between that and Too Human.
haze wasnt in production for 10 years.
no haze is the biggest flop, since its supposed to be the HALO Killer. and got worst review than too human
Neither was Too Human.
Only fanboys of the highest (extremist) caliber called Haze a "Halo killer". That game looked horrible to me from day one. Nectar. Seriously. Too Human i expected more from people who created the great Legacy of Kain games. One of my favorite franchises of all time.
I would like to add that the words "halo killer" shouldn't mean much. To be honest I would say haze has a good chance at being a halo killer, even though I haven't played haze, it can't be to hard to beat such a bad fps. I'm not saying this cause I am bias towards sony, I am saying this because I really do think the halo franchise is the most over rated game ever. And for the fans of it (idk how thats possible), the game that completely demolished halo was a game called COD4, no contest. Every single fps that has been released has been better than halo. The only thing it did was introduce the console world into online gaming, while the pc gamers who have been doing it for years are saying "how the fck do people enjoy this game again?" /end rant.. sorry I always go off when I hear about people praising halo as such a good fps game, when really it is very mediocre. Maybe I am just used to of always been playing the best online fps ever made for the past 8 years(counter-strike 1.3-1.6) to let myself enjoy halo.
Once the DEMO for Too Human rolled out everyone started saying its greatest thing ever! I said I didn´t like it and people started calling me a Sony fanboy and literally massacred me in a forum I used to be on. Then the reviews came and everybody said: ´´Well, in fact it isnt that good!`` lol Sorry for the rant!
Hahahaha it wasn't that big of a rant don't worry about it. Some people just don't "get" that you can have a differing opinion from them. I got the same rep for calling out Haze and (now) Wardevil. Which is looking like vaporware and a uninteresting and crappy game at that. From what i saw at least. Nice Eva-01 avatar. I prefer 03 myself.
It depends on what you consider a "flop". I know people who liked Haze and Too Human (I actually enjoyed Too Human quite a bit) To be honest I felt that GTA IV was a flop...but that's just me.
Hyped media items that fail at retail.
Meh, a real gamer won't care what a game sells. Okami, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Beyond Good & Evil and Psychonauts all "flopped" yet are easily some of THE greatest games of all time.
In my eyes I was also displeased with GTA IV, due to the fact that after the story was beaten I was left with really nothing fun to do. It didn't have the same feeling that other GTA games had, and didn't give the same amount of fun when you went on rampages, just runnin around causin havoc. I enjoyed the story line though.
Although those games you mentioned didnt score in the 90's, most of them did score in the 80's which in my opinion, is not a flop. Alot of sites gave ng2 and lost odyssey the same score as resisitace 2 so are you saying that one of the ps3 most hyped game is a flop too? No i dont think so either so if your going to be chilidish at least dont make youself look stupid
Not to defend that guy because I don't agree that most of the titles he listed were flops. However, I do believe that games can still be considered flops even with a decent metacritic rating. Not attacking you, but be careful in using metacritic as a defense against him labeling those titles flops. Also, Ninja Gaiden 2 a flop... that game was freaken awesome (gameplay).
that was a huuuge flop
Both consoles had their share of good and bad games.
Hey! This is n4g! No place of balanced opinion! FANBOYS ONLY! /sarcasm tag?
It's because with all the resources we have nowadays, with the internet and betas and such, we know almost everything about a game before the game is even released. You can generally tell if a game is quality before it comes out, especially now. This is not COMPLETELY true however, as sometimes you can be fooled. But it doesn't happen much anymore.
It's only a flop if you don't buy it for yourself.
I think the amount of great games overshadowed the amount of disappointment.
A flop only occurs when a game cost $1million to make, and earns only $750,000 in its life span. That is a flop. Any game that earns more then it cost to make and market, is not a flop.
completely bored out of your skull, and the developer raked in a ton of cash, then the game is not a flop? I´ll never fully understand that kind of logic *sigh*
This year definitely wasn't without its flops. Games like Too Human, Haze, Alone in the Dark, Need for Speed Undercover, Legendary, SOCOM, Fracture, Banjo Kazooie, The Last Remnant and Lips. My Personal disappointment but not flop was Fable II which just didn't push hard enough.
socom, a flop? obviously you never played it... it was just the reviews that made it look bad. if you actually played it, then you would love it
A little multiplat flopage for ya, since you all seem so hung up on Haze and Too Human (both sucked) Next Year's flops: - Splinter Cell - Alan Wake - Heavy Rain - Capital G's N4G account
Haze was a massive FLOP! I was really looking forward to the title and it only took thirty minutes for me to return it to Blockbuster. A game has to really suck for it to compare to Turning Point and Haze does just that. I like Mirror's Edge but it appears to be a flop as well. LBP isn't a flop; it'll do just fine over the course of the next several months. It didn't live up to the hype as far as initial sales but I think it will be just fine as will L4D.
Not according to the n4g guidelines where if a game doesn't sell 100million day one, and have a metacritic rating of 97 or above, its a flop.
yup it was being called little big flop lol... but ummm i also thought gta4 was a horrid game my freind kept telling me to get it its cool sending me screen shots blowing things up finally i gave in and you know what i was like this game totally freaking sucks is it just me or what i hate having to answer my cell phone to do missions , i cant figure out where the hell anything is or what to do the list just goes on and on having to listen to everyones 2nd rate accents its like does anyone in this game just speak english wtf .... and everyday i say ok today is the day im going to get into to it i totally forget all of the controls horrid .... some people are saying gears two is a flop but then again some people also smoke crack....
Thread where people denounce games they've never played on the basis of arbitrary numeric scores.
is because of all the fanboys on N4G defending their respective consoles like retarded zombies. I´m not afraid to call MGS4 one of the biggest flops ever despite the ratings. Never have I felt so bored, and I´m sad I spent my valuable time to complete the game.
You not liking it would not be considered a flop, it would be considered "not your style", considering mgs4 probably has the best chance at winning game of the year, and for me and so many others was a game I simply couldn't put down until I finished it, and then immediately started back up another game on Big Boss Hard.
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