Games you Think are Overrated

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  1. Adamska

    Adamska Well-Known Member

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    0/10 git gud at baiting.

    Speaking of overrated, 'nother low fruit: Call of Duty: Modern Black Ops at Infinite War: Zombies Edition. It makes me sad to see what was once a good WW2 shooter devolved into.
     
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  2. Yoda

    Yoda Too Lazy To Get a Yoda Picture

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    But are those games really overrated anymore? Everyone knows CoD's been sniffing its own farts since WaW.
     
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  3. InklingTits

    InklingTits daddy's inkies

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    Overwatch, aka Team Fortress 2 for kids who are too young to know it exists.

    I bought TF2 in 2007 and after playing the overwatch beta it was more like "fuck this, why would i want to play a shitty ripoff of a game i bought almost 9 years ago?". They managed to take an iconic, treasured game and turn it into some overhyped piece of crap. Sure, id play it with friends..but they have to buy it for me.

    No spy, no point in having engies, no point in tactics...thes were ingredients that could have made the perfect team fighting game, but Professor Utonium added an extra ingredient to the concoction....

    Blizzard.

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  4. Thomas Jerome Newton

    Thomas Jerome Newton That's right the Mascara Snake, fast and bulbous

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    I'm pretty sure it's actually cool to hate on Call of Duty nowadays. A lot of people (most likely people that used to play it as kids) have been talking shit about the series ever since DooD came out.
     
  5. Adamska

    Adamska Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of overated games, might as well drag TF2 into the firing line and torch it like a Pyro. Mainly because I'm gonna grognard harder and complain that it ain't no Battlefield 1942 where the medics were broken bullshit. But seriously, the fanbase for it is actually more cancerous than you think and honestly the level of tactics are about the same barring some fucked balancing regarding Overwatch.
     
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    A game that just recently released called "Let it Die" i was actually addicted to it untill i reached the pay-wall as this game is f2p but to this day i still see people defend it and calling it "easy" because you can just farm up on mushrooms that make you op as fuck and really....who has fun doing that? it may be a wrong pick to call it overrated as many people seem to share my opinion on it though i always see people defend it aswell.
     
  7. Kemosabe134

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    I think taking a game concept is not stealing but rather just putting a different spin on it i mean you wouldnt wanna live in a world where game concepts can be copyrighted that would mean 1 genre = 1 game series like back in the day when that was actually possible with games like pac-man and crazy taxi.
     
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  8. Kraglin Obfonteri

    Kraglin Obfonteri Welcome Home, Peter!

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    My brutha. Fallout 3 is one of those games that, no matter how many times I tried to play it, sent my blood pressure through the roof. Aside from janky controls, bugs upon bugs; every single character in the game was a colossal asshole that I wanted to murder. Except for Three Dog, but for all I know he could've turned out to be an asshole, too. The toilet bowl aesthetic was nauseating. I get that it's a post-apocalyptic world and it'll neither be nice nor pretty, but jeesh. At least Fallout 4 had some other colors besides piss yellow and shit brown and apparently the characters weren't all jerkasses.

    Oddly enough, I ended up really liking Skyrim. Go figure.

    Other ones:

    Undertale: Yeah, count me in with everyone else. I'll agree that it's very charming in spots and I can't fault a game that, while trying to be a spiritual successor to classic RPGs, tries to also be somewhat original (even if Elder Scrolls: Battlespire did the whole "Talk to your enemies into not fighting you" shtick first). But the overhype just killed this for me, much in the same way it did for Pacific Rim. I think I stopped just before you have to deal with Undyne, and I haven't touched it since.

    Dragon Age: The whole series, even. People laud it as some uber progressive social justice paragon, but it's just so hamfisted with everything, especially the whole underlying "Hurr durr religion is evil (except the Qunari's)" (especially during Dragon Age 2) soapbox, among other things. Hardly any of the characters are likeable and the romances are just... euuugh. Dialogue is even worse.

    Life is Strange: Maybe I'm just getting old, but I don't get the appeal of a game surrounding teenagers making dumbshit decisions.

    Five Nights at Freddy's: I can't fault Scott Cawthon for its popularity (he did say he made it during a dark time in his life) and tbh I'd probably whore out my game for licensing dosh if I was in his shoes. But man... the fanbase is cancerous and the game itself just seems boring. Besides, 'The Desolate Hope' was better.
     
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    Fauna Fox Semi-obscure 90s anime gag dub waifu

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    The first three Paper Mario games. I don't even think their bad games, I just think people tend to exaggerate their love for them, and think that there's a much deeper story in them than really.
    To me, the games just basically boiled down as being 'typical RPG fare... BUT WITH MARIO CHARACTERS!", few of party members get that much in the way of character development or even much personality.
    And the plot of the first game was simply the same as the Mario games, only Bowser beats Mario in it. In the second game, Peach is still kidnapped, just by different characters (which doesn't actually make it different).
    A part of me is even starting to think that the heaps of praise they get is entirely due to rose-tinted glasses.
    (And besides, Mario & Luigi is better.)
     
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  10. Aldora

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    Don't hate on me, but I really don't like Ocarina of Time. I find it dull and boring and like the post above, I think people just have a lot of nostalgia for the game, mainly because it was their first Zelda, or their first 3D game.
     
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  11. I will say this for OoT: for a game that's almost 20 years old it's aged very well. Yes, the graphics are outdated, but I personally think the 3DS version nullified that issue. The game just plays well, and even after two decades gives me a sense of adventure whenever I step into Hyrule Field for the first time on a new playthrough. It is, however, not perfect, but that's more in regards to the story that was not nearly as fleshed out as it could have been and the tedium of what I'll readily admit are too many goddamn temples. Still, it's not nostalgia that keeps me coming back for more. The game has a genuine, magical feel to it that's stood the test of time, and that's a feat not many games can lay claim to.
     
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  12. TheImportantFart

    TheImportantFart Jet-powered fish

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    I like Paper Mario, but it's not something I'd go back and replay in a hurry. Thousand Year Door is one of my favourite games of all time. Super Paper Mario... eh. Not a bad game, but a major let-down after the first two. I wouldn't call it an overrated game though - no-one really hated it, but you won't find anyone singing its praises like the first two.

    With Thousand Year Door, I just love the worlds, the art style, the charm, the characters and the funny writing. Sure, the characters aren't that interesting, but they serve their purpose and they're fun to have around. And the story isn't that deep, but it's still a Mario game. I'm not expecting Chinatown here.
     
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  13. Kraglin Obfonteri

    Kraglin Obfonteri Welcome Home, Peter!

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    You know, I forgot one (and the post above reminded me) in particular: Super Mario RPG.

    I briefly mentioned this in another thread, but as much as I like the game, it's really not *that* amazing or awesome like some people claim it is. Sure, it's the first Mario game with a rather substantial story and it deviates from the standard formula in both gameplay and plot (once you get past Marrymore and Peach joins your party). But the story isn't that deep and it gets pretty repetitive after a while. It's one of those games where the Mandela Effect is invoked pretty strongly when people wax nostalgic about it.

    The Mario & Luigi series is probably the best spiritual successor, IMHO. Except for Partners in Time. That one was awful.

    That said, I wouldn't be opposed to a true sequel now that Square and Nintendo are playing nice with each other again, but given the state of modern day Squenix and how infantilized the Mario franchise has become over the years.... eh, thanks but no thanks.
     
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  14. Kong

    Kong SCION OF LEGEND

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    Ocarina, like other pivotal games, or media in general, has to be looked at from that particular point in time, and what it did for its respective genre. It's managed to influence not just the rest of the Zelda series since, but the entire action-adventure genre as a whole. Which has the side effect of making all of the new concepts and ideas brought to the table in Ocarina of Time seem mundane by modern standards, since we're all accustom to games that took concepts and ideas from the game decades ago.

    It's like trying to go back to the original Half-Life, or Halo; or Gears. None of those games are especially breathtaking by modern standards, but were incredibly influential in what they did for their genre, and because what they did was so special, the interesting parts from them were taken and utilized in most games in their genre since, making them ordinary elements to current players.
     
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  15. Harrison Gentleman

    Harrison Gentleman Erin Esurance Lives!

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    I know I'm gonna get a lot of hate for this, but I think most Nintendo games are overrated. I like NES and SNES, but I can't stand any Nintendo stuff afterwards, especially with the Wii onward where they became increasingly dependent on gimmicks and first-party franchises.
     
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    admiral Don't you like Bourbon?

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    DA:I is hilarious if you pursue a romance with Dorian. The dialogue is so awful and janky, the conversion magic bit fits about as well as could be expected and the "intimacy"is like watching two ken dolls awkwardly grind on each other, the sound effects like someone slapping around a bag of wet fish. I had to pause several times because I was cringing too hard.
     
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    Garbodor Almost a garbage Pokemon

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    As much as I love pokemon, I'm tired of how formulaic it has gotten. It was revolutionary back in the old gameboy color days, but now it feels like exactly the same fucking game but just with better graphics and some extras thrown in. I wish they would develop it more and take more risks, but why would you mess with something that works?
    Although I feel very hypocritical saying that, since I have religiously played through every Pokemon game that has come out in the last five years or so.
     
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  18. Adamska

    Adamska Well-Known Member

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    You should also do this because the entire point of a sequel, especially one designed for children, is the same but different approach. It's why I like the games despite calling them overrated since I'm keeping in mind the full grown adults who treat the games way too seriously.
     
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    Can I say Minecraft or has that been said too many times? If so I'll also go with LOZ Majoras Mask/Ocarina of Tine. I'm sick of hearing about how they were "the best game ever/on the 64"
     
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    Garbodor Almost a garbage Pokemon

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    I'm just a salty poketard who wants something new that caters more towards the older players than the youngsters. :crash: