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2008: The Year Of The Flop Killer

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!

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Rick AstIey3698d ago

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.

Danja3698d ago

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

GrieverSoul3698d ago

Dont forget Too Human for X360 and Haze for the PS3!

Yoda´s accent:
Killer exclusives they were! Flops they turned out to be!

jaysquared3698d ago (Edited 3698d ago )

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.

GrieverSoul3698d ago (Edited 3698d ago )

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

mikeslemonade3698d ago (Edited 3698d ago )

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

mikeslemonade3698d ago

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.

Dark General3698d ago

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.

Kill Crow3698d ago

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.

boodybandit3698d ago (Edited 3698d ago )

* 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.

frauny3697d ago (Edited 3697d ago )

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.

Dark General3697d ago

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.

Mr Microsoft3697d ago

@ 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

SuperM3697d ago

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.

jaysquared3697d ago

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!

Luzce3697d ago (Edited 3697d ago )

Please, mention Valkyria Chronicles when making a list of the uberest games of 2008. Its awesomeness on a disk.

freddukes3697d ago (Edited 3697d ago )

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".

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Coheno3698d ago

Naah, it's just been replaced by the word Fail, or Epic Fail!

SuperM3697d ago

true

and Capital G (in particular)

NovusTerminus3698d ago

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.

edhe3698d ago

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.

0verdrive3698d ago

lol that was oddly clever.

Rhythmattic3698d ago

Its probably Hyphenated .... :-)

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