Originally posted at Accursed Farms Forums on January 6th 2012.
Link to original thread: http://www.accursedfarms.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2626
These are games that I personally feel are overrated and overhyped. If you disagree with me, then please share your point of view in the comments.
I get it, Samus was a big deal, whatever. But aside from some
revolutionary aspects, the game is bad. I mean, really bad. The level
design is confusing as hell. I mean, you can only go through so many
identical rooms before you go insane and you're lucky if you can
navigate this game without using a map. Also, the game lags down to like
2 FPS whenever there are too many enemies on the screen, and it's so
easy to die from just being hit by enemies. It's definitely a
frustrating game at that. With all the games that have come out since,
like Metroid II and Super Metroid and, well, fucking Metroid Prime, I
don't think this game is worth playing anymore. Just play Zero Mission
instead. It's much more enjoyable. And who the f*** thought it was a
good idea to remove the save function when porting it to NES? You think
people LIKE inputting those passwords? Nope.
2. Grand Theft Auto series
tried pretty much every GTA game there is and I still don't understand
why people play these games. I'll admit Vice City was kind of fun with
all the 80's style going for it, but really... why do we play GTA? Is it
for the shitty music? The story? No, people play GTA to just fuck
around with it. That's the sole reason people buy these games. It's so
they can fuck around with cheat codes and mess with the game engine and
just do whatever. It's fun for 10 minutes and then it gets old. Fast.
Mindless violence is only entertaining for a while before it just bores
the fuck out of you. GTA in my opinion is horribly overrated and the
best example of why sandbox games are pretty much useless. I'd just
start a mission, fail it over and over and just do random shit until I
got bored and shut off the game. Sorry, but this is not my cup of tea.
3. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
tried to get into Oblivion twice now because everyone keeps telling me
"oh this game is so great you gotta fucking play this game, bitch!!!"
and I'm like "okay, just stfu!!!". So yeah, the first time, I didn't
like it. It felt confusing, hard to play and just overall a bad
experience. So I wanted to give it another go recently. Sure, I played a
bit of it, got into the story a bit. I really wanted to like this game.
But... I lost interest. I don't understand why people think this game
is so good. It's littered with annoying bugs, the graphics are horrible
(especially the character models which look like they were shat out of a
blender) and the game is just confusing as hell. Sorry but this is not
my cup of tea. Doesn't help that I've never liked fantasy settings
either. I just associate them with bland boring games for the most part
and this game didn't help me at all.
It's also for this reason I have
ZERO interest in Skyrim. You can hype it and play it all you want, but
it's not going to trick me. I'm sick of bland overhyped fantasy titles.
Guess I took an arrow to the knee.
4. Halo: Combat Evolved
yeah, Halo is kind of a big deal, the flagship title for XBox,
Microsoft's big juggernaut, the one thing every console gamer is
playing. So I decided to try the first game to see if it was worth all
the hype. Well, it's a good FPS. Everything about it is good. But it
just... didn't feel engaging. In fact, I just ended up being bored with
it. It felt horribly bland and just not that interesting. So even if I
love science fiction titles, this game is just overrated for me and I've
lost all interest for future titles.
5. Team Fortress 2
not so much that I dislike the game, it's just the fact it's
everywhere. This game is the source of so many fucking memes, so many
avatars, and so much SHIT on the internet that I wanna STRANGLE the
makers of it. I don't care for TF2, I don't care for squad based games
in general. The game isn't that fun playing, never feels satisfying to
me and I don't get why people love it so much. The visual style and
voice work is okay I guess but nothing more. It doesn't feel like it has
any good gameplay mechanics to draw me into it. It's not satisfying on
the same level as MW3 imo. But yeah, that's just my taste, I don't care
for it. And I would like to just forget about it but EVERYONE ARE
FUCKING PLAYING IT AND CONSTANTLY REMINDING ME OF IT! So yeah, glad I
got that out of my system.
6. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
already spoken about how much I hate this piece of shit in my review of
it, but what baffles me the most is that nobody else seems to be
speaking up about it. It got glorious reviews, and people who have
played it thinks it's okay. It's an overrated and overhyped piece of
SHIT that could've been so much more than it was. WHY? Just... WHY?!
7. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
I'll probably get some hate for putting "the best game of all time" on
my list. But sorry, this isn't a good game to me. It feels bland,
boring, and just... too weird. The entire Zelda franchise is just too
weird for me. There's so many weird shitty characters and the whole game
feels weird and just annoying to me. Other than that, I guess I can
respect it for being the biggest game on the N64, but... yeah, it's
definitely overrated imo. I mean, it's an okay game but "best of all
time"? Really? You wanna go that far? I don't get it.
8. Amnesia: The Dark Descent
guess this is a game I'll never understand the hype of. I played it for
like an hour until I got so frustrated and angry with it that I shut it
off before I literally threw the keyboard into my screen. I mean, talk
about restricting you to play as a total pussy who goes insane whenever
he doesn't have light. And good luck finding enough light... This game
is a total mess imo and I don't get why people praise it so much. I
guess it just works for some people, but not for me. It's overrated as
hell to me.
9. Fallout 3
3 isn't a bad game, it's just a very mediocre one. While it did fit as a
sort of FPS/RPG hybrid, compared to Fallout 2, it's a disappointingly
bland game. Definitely really overrated imo.
10. Super Mario 64
sorry, I just don't have anything nice to say about this game. The
controls feel very weird and it feels impossible to control Mario
correctly due to the perspective. I often misjudge jumps and stuff and
just end up getting frustrated. I dunno, something about 3d platformers
in general just feel off to me, though Tomb Raider got it right, more
right than SM64 in my opinion. What baffles me is that everyone seems to
regard this as one of the best games ever, which is what I don't get.
SMB3 and even SMW were much better titles imo.