COG: 2021 has been a hot year for gaming, but that doesn't mean everything has been sheer excellence. Come along as we go over the games that scored higher than they should have.
I don't see a problem with Iki Island. Pretty strange.
Including the Iki island, a 100% playthrough took me around 150hrs, I really don't know how anyone can complain about the length of this game. Iki Island was a great addition to the game.
The article has six short paragraphs split over two pages to exploit readers for that extra click revenue. TLDR: 50% of the 'overrated' games are PS5 exclusives. The others are multi-format.
^ @Mr Pumblechook, yes, these are the types of articles that are usually closed down due to 'low quality', yet here we are with N4G letting this one slide and hit top story. Curious...
SullysCigar And than we are told again and again how this site is pro PlayStation site which is ran by playstation gamers. N4G really needs to have better overall quality control of the articles admins approve because way too many sites are getting away with lazy efforts and starting fanboy arguments
Says one of many, it’s cool not everyone agrees.
Including a Ghost of Tsushima thumbnail on an article about overrated games means this is clickmanure.
thinking they get to decide how a game should score that was my first clue
I don't even know why Ghosts' Directors cut was reviewed. Makes it sound like it is a whole new game. If they wanted to review the DLC for Ghosts that is fine, but reviewing the game again, that is just stupid redundant and repetitive.
Bastyrabbit - Why would you waste our time making a statement if you don’t even like open world games? Ghosts was one of the best games I played on the PS4 and I’m Not a fan of “time wasting open world games.”
Very 💩 opinion especially because the writer scored GOT 9.5 himself
That's kinda part of his point though. Looking back on it he's reflecting on the score and that it was probably set too high when looking at the criticisms the game faced and that he's acknowledging now. Still, a review is just a person's opinion. If he felt it was a 9.5 for him then that's fair. Doesn't mean that others feel the same way. I'd give it around 8.5 range myself. Great gameplay, but I wasn't a fan of the protagonist and the story really didn't do it for me. But because the gameplay/graphics/music etc was good I feel it deserves to be above 8+.
Well danny that's cause he scored it for himself. If you read road and track or car and driver they don't review vehicles on the needs of their own family. They might mention it but they review vehicles for the consumer. For other people. This is just another person with an overinflated ego. I hope some of the comments here put a pin in it. Many smart gamers don't care what someone else thinks about a game. If they like it they like it. They may not tell anyone else, but they like it. Why would a smart gamer care what someone else likes when they review a game? They wanna know if they themselves, the gamer would like it. They only reason they click on some of these opinion pieces is they want info about the game. They don't actually care for some person's opinion. I get that removing your own likes and feelings from a review is way beyond the missing talent of most of these game sites. I get that these cheap sites don't have an editor that actually helps filter out opinion. Hell they don't even know how an editor works. It doesn't change the fact that an opinion piece isn't a review just because a review has some opinions in it. If gamers would stop treating them like the same thing and take a literary and no click stick to these people maybe they could change some of these site's bad habits.
You can taste the salt in this article through the screen.
I had to brush the salt off my monitor before i could read it. Shameless article.
I don't see how a game that scored one thing getting a DLC and "re-release" that essentially added the duelsense support, 3D audio and Japanese lip sync is scored lower. It adds to the score if anything. It's a DLC. Not a new game. If hitman 3 added the psvr support in a $10 upgrade, should the entire game be scored lower? Iki islands also added new things that weren't in the base game and the game recently got more free multiplayer maps and a new mode. Let's rescore the game again for that too and lower the score because it's more of the same right? Plus the game itself takes over 20 hours to just play the story. I haven't finished IKI island yet and I'm a few hours in, as a fan that's fine. I don't need 30 more hours into my already 25-30 hour mainline story without all the side stuff and free multiplayer that was not advertised before the initial release.
where is Metroid dread in this list!? 8h long side-scroller "indie game" for like $40 is ok for meta 89... but 8h long made by Nintendo for $60, realy? game is too short! at best a 85! Nintendo got classic it's "nintendo" let's give bonus points, again.
I mean, Ratchet & Clank was about 9 or 10 hours and that game was $70. Sure, it had significantly more production value, but if you're just basing price/hr...
Perhaps you need to go write for COGGames, you seem to have a similar knack for nonsense opinions.
It's funny you say that after I didn't even insult R&C. I loved and hit 100% completion on both games.
Sorry Drew, my comment wasn't aimed at you matey, it was aimed at Brazz.
Ah okay. My b.
hello, i offer my respectful greetings, let see... 23 agrees and 18 disagrees... seems like my opinion makes sense for many. But that's not the point... I say what I want dear Mr./Ms., and in my humble opinion, it is a fact that Nintendo has special treatment in the industry. A lot of the games they make today have very low production value, games that are very close to the $40 games on the 3DS and games from indies developers, but are priced like AAA games...Nintendo does it and no one says anything, they makes games that should be worth $40 and sells for $60. Before calling me a fanboy, let me say that $70 sony games is a great anti-consumer measure and demonstrates their greed, yet they have unparalleled higher production values than Nintendo and regularly discount... in this prism the "$40 sold for $60" by Nintendo is a much bigger form of greed, and it's amazing how ignored that is. As far as metacritic scores are concerned, it's a matter of "value". Game has all the features of a " low budget short and fun $40 game" typical of the old "3DS", but is priced at $60! Clearly this detracts from the value! don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the game is bad, far from it, the game is pretty good, but it's a fact that Nintendo is being very greedy and this game should be $40! sorry for my bad english, not native speaker here.
So instead of calling the article out, you try to redirect to another game, effectively doing the same thing as the article, but just to another company. Dread is high selling, has excellent word of mouth, has 89 average metacritic after 95 critic reviews at the time of this writing, and very high user reviews as well. Some people are salty because Nintendo's games are having more success than they like. This article has absolutely nothing to do with Nintendo or Dread, but here is this, lol.
All these opinions pieces are growing tiresome, but by definition an opinion doesn't have to have any actual foundation to be communicated. Journalism has grown to be so lazy over the years, it's getting increasingly harder to even stomach the industry. Too many political and biased vantage points are interjected into articles any more that you have to either stomach it or dismiss it entirely. Who's to say what deserves higher or lower reviews? Taste and preference is subject to the individuals' take on the matter. As far as reviews go, as a whole, they should only serve as a compass of sorts to assist is communicating enginuity over fun factor.
Yeah! Screw other people and their own opinions!
That's exactly what the article is doing.
Terrible read. Too salty
Click bait. Move along folks. Nothing to see here.
Just more PS hating riding the train while worshipping Uncle Phil and Gamepass.
oh yes thank you for telling us the correct score for these games sorry for my incorrect opinion on how much praise these games deserve
This guy is saying don't come to my site for an opinion. Best wait a year until I change my mind.
time to add this site to my blacklist oh yeah, n4g deesn't care and won't add in a useful feature to weed out terrible stuff like this
Remember, use the host file. Most site blockers actually provide a click to a site without loading the page. https://www.tenforums.com/t...
I’ve played 10hrs of Deathloop and can honestly say that it’s the best game Arkane has done. Am a big fan of Prey and Dishonored. It’s just the feeling of ”woah, this is so cool…” when you play it. I tend to agree often much more with critical reviews rather than the public. I think I will enjoy Ghost of Tsushima on PS5/PC/PS5 Pro regardless of what platform I’m going to play it on.
I still prefer Prey. Legitnaitely consider it one of the best immersive sims ever made. That said, Arkane has been a consistently great dev for 2 decades now. Easily one of the best gets for MS.
I agree, definitely one of my favourite studios too. I don't necessarily agree that it's a big get for MS though, personally. I say this as a huge fan of Dishonoured, Prey and Deathloop, but I don't think Arkane make games for a mainstream audience so I don't see them drawing millions of new customers to MS's services. In fact, I would go as far as to suggest I am a little uneasy about studios such as Arkane and Tango Gameworks (who I also love) falling under the management of MS. MS will want a return on their investment and I just don't see them settling for games like Prey or Evil Within 2 which don't sell huge amounts. I worry that the thing that makes these studios so good will be lost as MS insist on more mainstream titles that they can monetise more effectively.
I haven't found a PS5 yet to play death loop, but I loved Prey too! I didn't love the enemy designs, but the game play, world, and story were cool. Had a blast both times through.
Let's hope the MS culture of gamepass doesn't kill Arkane studios. I won't hold my breath.
@atticus Well, let's wait until gamepass actually kills a studio before assuming it automatically kills studios, eh?
Deathloop was overrated and the PC version had a lot of optimization issues. I gave the game an 8. This game is not a 10. Not gonna lie, but I like Farcry 6 a lot more than Deathloop
Personally, I can’t get into any Far Cry games. All GTA games, and even RDR2 are just impossibly boring due to how juvenile they are. Deathloop has an attitude, and fantastic dialogue / writing. v1.1 on PC fixed all problems for me. Ultra, Ray Tracing Quality, FSR Ultra Quality and Vsync on 4K60 95% of the time with some occasional slowdowns here and there which are fine by me. If I turn RT to performance or off it becomes 100% locked 4K60. Mouse + KB is smooth as well. I don’t think it’s a 10, but a solid 8.5/10. That’s better than most games I’ve played recently…
Most people didn't like the game. The user reviews speaks for itself https://www.metacritic.com/...
"I gave the game an 8, therefore anyone who liked it more, liked it more than they should, bow to me and my objective standard"
What's funny and interesting is that I gave Farcry 6 an 8 as well and I still think it's better than Deathloop and I enjoyed it a lot more
What a load of self important horse shit. "Scored higher than they should have". Effectively the writer claimes to be the final authority on game reviews. "Everyone but me, is wrong" 😂
Ghost of Tsushima is awesome! Love this game.
Don't see why people got a problem with this article. Do you guys always agree with a reviewer score ? I doubt it. I see people argue about games, scores and platforms here _every day_. A review is just one mans opinion. When I play the same game, my opinion might be different. And your opinion of the game could be entirely different to the reviewers opinion and my opinion. Metacritic and Opencritic exists because there's so many different reviewers and opinions. We're all allowed to not agree with a score. And write about it if we want to. Don't get the fuzz about this.
This guy is effectively saying the scores on metacritic and opencritic for these games are too high of a score.
it'd because it's pretty arrogant to say "I have the correct score for these games, anyone who likes it more just likes it too much"
Last time they think FH5 will racing towards first place finish now they say half of Sony exclusives scored higher than they should have. And no we don't need Death Stranding Director's Cut genius but we surely could use less sites like yours. The way they split tiny piece into two page says it all.
Deathloop for sure
Farcry 6.....3/10 for me....frustrating reskin , they even find the way to make the formula worst.Last ubisoft game for me for a while.They have to stop..and people should really stop encouraging them to do so .
Ghost of Tsushima got exactly what it deserved. The Director's Cut is a masterpiece IMO.
How can a game score higher than it should? It only scores what it scores. Also suspect how 50% of the list is essentially PS exclusives. To save you some clicks, these are the titles the author is purporting to be "over-rated" :- 1 - GOT - directors cut (ghosts of tsushima) 2 - F1 2021 3 - Chivalry 2 4 - Deathloop 5 - Death Stranding - directors cut 6 - Madden 22 Clickbait at it's finest... next..
well it's basically the same as the word "overrated" in general "I can't be wrong, so that means everyone else liked it too much"
"Quickly becoming one of the most divisive games this year, Deathloop has a long way to go before it can stand along with the greats of the genre." This sentence makes no sense, I mostly only hear praises for this game, and the scores everywhere reflect that, I won't call it divisive. Also, what do you mean long way to go, it's not a live-service game where you want them to keep adding and improving to the game? I am genuinely confused.
Put the whole article on one page. Expecting people to click through adverts is not helpful.
It's obvious on which platform.
Really with a thumbnail of a great game...Ghost of Tsushima Just stop with the nonsense.
I mean their not wrong about this opinion piece 🤷🏻♂️
Don’t get upset If your favorite game gets shit on, none of them are a master piece.
Chivalry 2 is awesome, match making aside, and new free maps and content coming in
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