Overhyped Games That Lived Up To Expectations

From Xfire: "Hyping up a video game is normal. It's the publisher's job to handle the marketing and release of the game. The better they are at handling that end, the more likely they will recoup the money they invested towards the development of the game. Unfortunately, publishers tend to overdo their job, overselling the game so that it commands the audience's attention to drive sales."

UnSelf1108d ago

You mean hyped games that lived up to expectation. If it’s overhyped, it didn’t meet it

jwillj2k41108d ago

Not necessarily. Cyberpunk was overhyped prior to release. The expectations grew out of control, way passed what was accomplished up til that point. It is the epitome of an overhyped, underdelivered product.

deleted1107d ago

That's exactly what UnSelf just said.

Cyberpunk was overhyped, as it didn't live up to expectations. If a game DOES live up to expectations, then it was simply hyped, not overhyped.

jwillj2k41107d ago (Edited 1107d ago )


Not what I mean, cyberpunk could have lived up to all DEVELOPER expectations, meeting all DEVELOPER milestones while still failing to achieve unrealistic, aspirational FAN expectations. It’s more nuanced than just “oh it was hyped/overhyped”.

DJStotty1107d ago

Cyberpunk failed to meet expectations, so will not be included here.

VerminSC1108d ago

I’d also argue diablo 2. Even though it’s an old game

sourOG1108d ago

God of War. I wasn’t sold on the new direction and thought the hype was lame. It ended up being my favorite game in a long time.

Same with the last of us 2. I thought the first was alright but I didn’t agree with general consensus that it’s the greatest game ever made. I didn’t have much expectation for the sequel and wrote off the hype as typical fanboy shit. It blew my expectations out of the water and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Jay7671108d ago (Edited 1108d ago )

It’s sad that this list consists of mostly PlayStation games. This shows that PlayStation studio’s are on another level from most other game studio’s in the industry.

DJStotty1107d ago

Bit of an oddly worded title?

A game can not be overhyped and at the same time meeting the expectations?

On topic, some great games in this list

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Hidetaka Miyazaki 'knows for a fact' other FromSoftware devs want a Bloodborne PC port

Keep that hope alive, PC gamers.

Huey_My_D_Long5d ago

Honestly a bloodborned PS5 Remaster and PC Port would have gone really well especially for this dry spell we seem to be in.

got_dam5d ago

I think he is saying only bloodborne can make him wet.

Skuletor5d ago

They're probably referring to first party games.

8bitAssassin4d ago

Poor him. I have too much to play and it's not even funny.

VincentVanBro5d ago

Bud were you here for 2023? We’re drowning mate, no dry spell in sight.

-Foxtrot5d ago (Edited 5d ago )

It’ll happen at the PS6 launch in my opinion

We might get a PS6 Remake for launch like they did with Demons Souls for the PS5. The PC port may follow who knows.

Inverno5d ago

I just wanna be walking around with my Deck playing Bloodborne like a absolute nerd on full blast so people can hear the shrieks.

VersusDMC5d ago

"But there are millions of PC gamers out there still holding onto hope"

Game gets announced...and the complaints pile in to justify piracy. It's old so it should be 20 dollars, psn requirement means no buy but i will pirate, it's just a port they didn't even remake it and it doesn't have every graphics option ever so I'm getting the torrent.

Skuletor5d ago

Even so, that shouldn't have prevented Sony from releasing a FPS/resolution patch or upgraded PS5 release by now.

VersusDMC5d ago

Maybe the From Software engine is such a mess that it is not worth the cost or time for Sony. Bloodbourne is one of the lowest selling souls games.

And even with Elden Ring selling 20+ million they still haven't patched the PS5 version to play at 60fps. Only way to play elden ring on PS5 at 60fps is to play the PS4 version on PS5.

But maybe Bluepoint is working on a remake as that would be the only thing they could charge full price for and be worth the time and money.

Chard5d ago

Most FromSoftware fans would rather a port with the original art intact over a remake that messes with the assets and atmosphere

Elda5d ago (Edited 5d ago )

But instead Sony gives PS5/PC owners an option to buy a PS5/PC Until Dawn remaster/rework this year, something I highly doubt PS fans asked for. A Bloodborne PS5/PC remaster is highly anticipated among fans.