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BRONZBODY
07-07-2009, 08:23 PM
its simple fellas....name some of the most overrated games from the past or present. it can be a matter of opinion or fact and give a little explanation as to why..since i started the thread ill go first


Eternal Champions is a 2D (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2D_computer_graphics) fighting game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighting_game) developed by Sega (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega), and released in 1993.
Released during a wave of success of the fighting game, bolstered by the recent successes of Street Fighter II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Fighter_II) (1991), Fatal Fury (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatal_Fury:_King_of_Fighters) (1991) and Mortal Kombat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_%28video_game%29) (1992), Sega developed Eternal Champions for their Genesis / Mega Drive (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_Genesis). The game included unique features such as stage fatalities ("overkills"), heavier emphasis on story, reflective projectiles, force fields, training rooms filled with elaborate traps, and a novel method of executing moves.




dude...they overhyped the shit outta this game, it was called the street fighter 2 killer AND the mortal kombat murderer...i mean EGM,Gamepro..hell even Nintendo power thought this shit was the second comming of street fighter 2...but boy when it came out....LAME....special moves were too hard to do...probably the cheapest AI ever, other than the kick ass soundtrack i really could not find anything redeeming about this pile of shit....i love sega but this was probably one of the dumber moves they made before their demise(another story,another thread)


feel free to add on fellas(and ladies...i see u karamel wit your fine ass!!)




i would sticky this but SOMEONE wont make me a mod...


u still my nigga wade.

stashlova
07-08-2009, 01:24 PM
Eternal Champions was the shit! Xavier was boss.

I think Madden gets overhyped every year and its the same old shit

Mr. X
07-08-2009, 02:16 PM
Assassin's Creed

DR. NICK RIVIERA
07-08-2009, 03:05 PM
^^definately

but the second one could deliver

Final Fantasy series....some are great, some just aren't

the scarecrow
07-08-2009, 03:12 PM
halo god damn it this game makes me sick, the obsession for it ruins it for me

Mr. X
07-08-2009, 03:15 PM
I think MGS4 was overhyped unless you were already familiar with the franchise. If MGS4 was the first MGS you played, you were lost storywise and pissed about the cutscenes. If you were a fan, you enjoyed every minute of it and enjoyed all the wrapping up done in the cutscenes and game.

shaolinsword
07-08-2009, 04:02 PM
Halo series. It reinvented the genre but that aside, it's shit
FFVII. I'm a big fan of the series, apart from X2 and XII, but it's not as good as some other RPGs
Wind Waker. Terrible, terrible game

DR. NICK RIVIERA
07-08-2009, 06:08 PM
lol I can't understand the Halo hate

it's all what Unreal II lacked, a proper story and just some action packed FPS...If u ever played the multiplayer, u would understand Halo is one of the best games, cuz it's fun every minute

TAURO
07-08-2009, 08:53 PM
its simple fellas....name some of the most overrated games from the past or present. it can be a matter of opinion or fact and give a little explanation as to why..since i started the thread ill go first


Eternal Champions is a 2D (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2D_computer_graphics) fighting game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighting_game) developed by Sega (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega), and released in 1993.
Released during a wave of success of the fighting game, bolstered by the recent successes of Street Fighter II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Fighter_II) (1991), Fatal Fury (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatal_Fury:_King_of_Fighters) (1991) and Mortal Kombat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_%28video_game%29) (1992), Sega developed Eternal Champions for their Genesis / Mega Drive (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_Genesis). The game included unique features such as stage fatalities ("overkills"), heavier emphasis on story, reflective projectiles, force fields, training rooms filled with elaborate traps, and a novel method of executing moves.




dude...they overhyped the shit outta this game, it was called the street fighter 2 killer AND the mortal kombat murderer...i mean EGM,Gamepro..hell even Nintendo power thought this shit was the second comming of street fighter 2...but boy when it came out....LAME....special moves were too hard to do...probably the cheapest AI ever, other than the kick ass soundtrack i really could not find anything redeeming about this pile of shit....i love sega but this was probably one of the dumber moves they made before their demise(another story,another thread)

Oh shit, Eternal Champions! that shit brings me back. I never got to play this game but I vaguely remember the hype for it, the characters looked cool but I was never convinced it was a street fighter beater.



I think MGS4 was overhyped unless you were already familiar with the franchise. If MGS4 was the first MGS you played, you were lost storywise and pissed about the cutscenes. If you were a fan, you enjoyed every minute of it and enjoyed all the wrapping up done in the cutscenes and game.

I kind of agree with this. I've been following the series since MGS and in my opinion MGS4 was everything it needed to be and pretty much lived up to my expectations, but I can sympathise with those just getting into the series at number 4 and thinking what the fuck is the game all about. Needless to say I think it was a game that deserved it's hype.

SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS
07-08-2009, 10:40 PM
i wanna say Infamous i played it looked n it had a great concept but i didn't like the controls, etc. didn't keep my interest

Mic Tyson
07-08-2009, 10:42 PM
GTA4, true crime streets of LA, and too human

Sky Blue Bally Kid
07-09-2009, 02:59 PM
Kinda agree that some of the Halos are overrated.

Also the Fifa Soccer games. They always got pwned by the ISS/Pro Evo equivalent.

Kingkazim
07-09-2009, 05:17 PM
halo3. good game, just overhyped

gta4, again a good game, just nowhere near a 10/10,which so many reviewers gave gta4.

gears of war 2, just a shit game online, laggy and buggy as fuck.

the RECENT pes games, im a huge fan but fifa 09 and 09 have slashed pes8 and 9

shaolinsword
07-09-2009, 06:33 PM
lol I can't understand the Halo hate

it's all what Unreal II lacked, a proper story and just some action packed FPS...If u ever played the multiplayer, u would understand Halo is one of the best games, cuz it's fun every minute

They were decent MP games yeah but the SP sucked and don't deserve the hype they get

DR. NICK RIVIERA
07-09-2009, 06:44 PM
They were decent MP games yeah but the SP sucked and don't deserve the hype they get

how many console games have that good AI?? the AI made it great, playing Halo2 on Legendary was fucking great...you just have to deal with it....really, which games DID surpase Halo? Or let us say, Halo2, cuz no 'arcade' FPS in 2001 was as good as this, I'm pretty sure [Return to Castle Wolfenstein maybe]

but Halo2? the only game I can remember is Half Life 2, which has it's own legacy that shits all over Halo....but other than that, I never enjoyed any 'arcade' FPS more than Halo.





And people, too many reviewers are paid to give straight tens, or nines ... I've seen some Tomb Raider getting 9/10 [and it sucked badly]. I've seen Crysis getting a 10/10 review on ING 5 months before the retail release, LOL.

:D and no, I won't let anyone say Halo had a wack SP. For it's time, it fucking r0x. Gears of War came years after the first Halo, so we can't compare that, do we?

[oh, another good example are the NFS series...why do every NFS get high grades? They are the most generic high profile games in the industry since Underground 1 [and even Hot Pursuit 2 wasn't all that]]

TAURO
07-09-2009, 06:59 PM
I will say that with the exception of the very first Tomb Raider on PS1, the rest have been some of the most overrated games ever to come out.

shaolinsword
07-10-2009, 03:25 AM
lol I thought I'd have to argue my point with Freddy first, I do agree that Halo 2 deserved the hype but there's no way Halo 3 did, apart from it's innovative MP. GoW (first one anyway) was just another generic alien shooter

oDoUoSoKo
07-10-2009, 08:40 PM
ya GOW def. and also Little Big Planet.

RagnaroK
07-10-2009, 10:17 PM
Halo is way overrated

i don't think MGS4 is in anyway overhype not trying to argue but MGS is a series that push every single source of power from its console to its limits if that does not pull you into the series wether you start at 4 or not the intriguing story migh do it yes the cutscene are very long but the content can make anyone curious just as MGS from PS1 did for me where i didn't knew about the previous 2 MG games it made me search for those storie to understanded better

DR. NICK RIVIERA
07-11-2009, 02:37 AM
ok, I agreem Halo3 was overrated

but the first one and second one - nope

GearsOfWarII were too Call of Duty like to me to like.

Kingkazim
07-11-2009, 07:07 AM
ok, I agreem Halo3 was overrated

but the first one and second one - nope

GearsOfWarII were too Call of Duty like to me to like.

how was gears 2 call of duty like?

Ritter
07-13-2009, 06:50 AM
GTA IV, Assassin's Creed, Half-Life... Can't think of anything else off the top.

Mumm Ra
07-13-2009, 07:22 AM
^ agreed.
I remember playing through GTA 4 and wondering when I could start doing the many things I could in San Andreas.
I wanted a fucking bicycle too.
Come to think of it I still haven't beat the game - and I bought it on release day.

DR. NICK RIVIERA
07-13-2009, 07:55 AM
GTA IV, Assassin's Creed, Half-Life... Can't think of anything else off the top.

HalfLife? Do you have serious brain damage all of a sudden?

shaolinsword
07-13-2009, 08:06 AM
^ agreed.
I remember playing through GTA 4 and wondering when I could start doing the many things I could in San Andreas.
I wanted a fucking bicycle too.
Come to think of it I still haven't beat the game - and I bought it on release day.

You aint missing much

Mumm Ra
07-13-2009, 08:57 AM
I dunno if I'm gonna have rocks hurled at me for saying this -
but I gotta say Mario 64
I never played it much during it's prime time - only a handful of times at a friend's house back then
but I bought it for my N64 3-4 years ago and it's not good. The gameplay wasn't a good enough incentive for me to keep playing past the horrid controls/ camera.
The 8 and 16 bit Mario's definitely stood the test of time much better.

WARPATH
07-21-2009, 05:11 PM
Mirror's Edge was over hyped in my opinion. Still a decent game though.

Ritter
07-24-2009, 02:31 PM
HalfLife? Do you have serious brain damage all of a sudden?

Nah, I never got around to play it around the time it was released (98/99/00/01), and later I never finished it because it didn't seem like anything special.

Not saying it's bad or anything, but a lot of people dub it the greatest game of all time, and I think it isn't all that.

Cee Oh Vee
07-25-2009, 12:09 AM
I will say that with the exception of the very first Tomb Raider on PS1, the rest have been some of the most overrated games ever to come out.

Co sign.

Everyone hyped over that shit.

It literally was shit.

The Hound
07-25-2009, 02:06 AM
Ofcourse it is easy to name GTA4 when it has been ridiculously hyped - mostly by the people who are criticising it - and the real strengths of the game never get mentioned people just want bicycles and planes and 40 hours of shit not relating to the game...basically they want SA on Next Gen.

Kinda agree that some of the Halos are overrated.

Also the Fifa Soccer games. They always got pwned by the ISS/Pro Evo equivalent.

They don't "pwn" at all - FIFA is as realistic as you can get and ISS/Pro Evo were/are aracde style games that don't offer anywhere near the ball movement freedom of FIFA. FIFA went through that 2005-2007 period when it really sucked but Pro Evo itself has also gone backwards after PES 5 came out concentrating more on licensing than actual game play which used to be fun.

Simply put, if you think Pro Evo shits on FIFA then you suck massive dick at FIFA because it is easier to score goals on Pro Evo - and yes I am a fan of both and they both deserve their place but FIFA is by far the bigger challenge.

Sky Blue Bally Kid
07-25-2009, 06:25 AM
^^^Every Fifa game I've played from 1992 til about 2006 didn't even come close to the ISS/Pro Evo equivalent released that year.

And if I wanted a highly realistic soccer simulation I'd get a ball out of the shed and go for a kickabout, not shell out 50 on a game. For me playability is more important than how accurately it can be made to copy real life.

So are you telling me you'd rather play this...

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Over this?...

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The Hound
07-25-2009, 06:51 AM
The fuck? FIFA International Soccer 1994 is the basis of your argument?

The game play in 2009 has Fifa leading by a ratio of 2:1 - the graphics have FIFA leading by 3:1 and the realism has the game leading 5:1

The last good PES game came with PES 5 and ever since then it has slowly gone down hill.

BRONZBODY
08-05-2009, 09:44 AM
The fuck? FIFA International Soccer 1994 is the basis of your argument?

The game play in 2009 has Fifa leading by a ratio of 2:1 - the graphics have FIFA leading by 3:1 and the realism has the game leading 5:1

The last good PES game came with PES 5 and ever since then it has slowly gone down hill.i gotta agree with u here son. as much as i love winning eleven/pes. the last 2 maybe 3 games have been pretty bad honestly. maybe its the transition to the new consoles or somthing, cus when it was on ps2 and later xbox it was awesome, it shitted all over fifa. but now fifa has caught up and is just as good if not better than pes now.