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And as an aside, can we either change the title of the thread or clarify what 'overrated' means? The reality is that a lot of people here are spouting nonsense, where they are treating this not as a thread about overrated games, but are treating it as a thread about popular games they dislike.

Example, overrated game: Halo.
Example, popular game I don't like: Horizon: Zero Dawn

The difference is that Halo is a mediocre game that gets praise, while Horizon: Zero Dawn is a game that truly does deserve all its praise but I just couldn't get into. Tried playing it a half dozen times and I didn't personally get into it, but could barely think of any REAL flaws (as in, actual problems with the game, not just personal preferences.)

Almost everyone in this thread is just listing off popular games they don't like without reason or explanation. Maybe I'll actually make a thread about precisely that!



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Ocarina of Time.
Also GTA4, Halo 3, Modern Warfare 2, Street Fighter 4, Baldur's Gate, Killzone 2, Destiny, Sonic series, Bayonetta, Heavy Rain, Fable 2, Burnout Paradise etc



What scale do people apply who call Ocarina of Time overrated? Do you compare it to today's Zelda games?

Because back then when the game came out, there was nothing that came even close to being as good as OoT...



Alara317 said:
And as an aside, can we either change the title of the thread or clarify what 'overrated' means? The reality is that a lot of people here are spouting nonsense, where they are treating this not as a thread about overrated games, but are treating it as a thread about popular games they dislike.

For me, "overrated" is something that got undeserved critical praise. For example, GTA IV: It has a 98 on Metacritic, and I think it should have a much lower score. Therefore, I think it's overrated.

People know what overrated means, they just can't separate lack of quality and personal preference.



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BeardedDragon said:

What scale do people apply who call Ocarina of Time overrated? Do you compare it to today's Zelda games?

Because back then when the game came out, there was nothing that came even close to being as good as OoT...

I didn't even think OOT was good back when it first released. it just felt like an uglier, clunkier, 3D version of Link to the Past. It's also the game that made me realize how little I liked the entire 5th gaming generation, due to the fact that the industry COULD do 3D, but couldn't do it well enough to compare to the fluidity of 2D. 

Even back in 1996-2001 or so, I kept silently hoping for more 2D games when everyone else wanted 3D games. "Just imagine how good a new mario would be if it was 2D but had this graphics technology!" Even back then I could identify that 3D was the future but the tech wasn't good enough to make the games play well or look good, and even back then I felt that gaming took a step down. Now that I'm grown up, I see how right I was, and I have a very hard time going back to play games from that generation, because SNES mastered 2D, and I don't think the industry had a good hold on 3D until PS2, Gamecube, and Xbox. 

Other games I couldn't stand include: Mario 64, Banjo Kazooie, Majora's Mask, and virtually every other 3D platformer on the N64 or Playstation. The only games from that generation I look back upon fondly are RPGs like Final Fantasy because the clunky graphics and stifled movement didn't impact the gameplay. Those games were more about story and character development than tight, precise controls. 



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Alara317 said:
And as an aside, can we either change the title of the thread or clarify what 'overrated' means? The reality is that a lot of people here are spouting nonsense, where they are treating this not as a thread about overrated games, but are treating it as a thread about popular games they dislike.

Example, overrated game: Halo.
Example, popular game I don't like: Horizon: Zero Dawn

The difference is that Halo is a mediocre game that gets praise, while Horizon: Zero Dawn is a game that truly does deserve all its praise but I just couldn't get into. Tried playing it a half dozen times and I didn't personally get into it, but could barely think of any REAL flaws (as in, actual problems with the game, not just personal preferences.)

Almost everyone in this thread is just listing off popular games they don't like without reason or explanation. Maybe I'll actually make a thread about precisely that!

dood... you're opinion ain't a fact. Different people like different things than you and think different things are overrated, deal with it.



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Alara317 said:
BeardedDragon said:

What scale do people apply who call Ocarina of Time overrated? Do you compare it to today's Zelda games?

Because back then when the game came out, there was nothing that came even close to being as good as OoT...

I didn't even think OOT was good back when it first released. it just felt like an uglier, clunkier, 3D version of Link to the Past. It's also the game that made me realize how little I liked the entire 5th gaming generation, due to the fact that the industry COULD do 3D, but couldn't do it well enough to compare to the fluidity of 2D. 

Even back in 1996-2001 or so, I kept silently hoping for more 2D games when everyone else wanted 3D games. "Just imagine how good a new mario would be if it was 2D but had this graphics technology!" Even back then I could identify that 3D was the future but the tech wasn't good enough to make the games play well or look good, and even back then I felt that gaming took a step down. Now that I'm grown up, I see how right I was, and I have a very hard time going back to play games from that generation, because SNES mastered 2D, and I don't think the industry had a good hold on 3D until PS2, Gamecube, and Xbox. 

Other games I couldn't stand include: Mario 64, Banjo Kazooie, Majora's Mask, and virtually every other 3D platformer on the N64 or Playstation. The only games from that generation I look back upon fondly are RPGs like Final Fantasy because the clunky graphics and stifled movement didn't impact the gameplay. Those games were more about story and character development than tight, precise controls. 

Graphics aside, did you even play through OoT when it came out? So many gameplay elements of todays games was invented by OoT.



Ka-pi96 said:
Alara317 said:
And as an aside, can we either change the title of the thread or clarify what 'overrated' means? The reality is that a lot of people here are spouting nonsense, where they are treating this not as a thread about overrated games, but are treating it as a thread about popular games they dislike.

Example, overrated game: Halo.
Example, popular game I don't like: Horizon: Zero Dawn

The difference is that Halo is a mediocre game that gets praise, while Horizon: Zero Dawn is a game that truly does deserve all its praise but I just couldn't get into. Tried playing it a half dozen times and I didn't personally get into it, but could barely think of any REAL flaws (as in, actual problems with the game, not just personal preferences.)

Almost everyone in this thread is just listing off popular games they don't like without reason or explanation. Maybe I'll actually make a thread about precisely that!

dood... you're opinion ain't a fact. Different people like different things than you and think different things are overrated, deal with it.

Exactly! Words have meaning, and people are using the word wrong. This thread has become "popular titles I dislike" as opposed to "Overrated games". The terms have different meanings, and it's a difference between objectivity and subjectivity. 



BeardedDragon said:
Alara317 said:

I didn't even think OOT was good back when it first released. it just felt like an uglier, clunkier, 3D version of Link to the Past. It's also the game that made me realize how little I liked the entire 5th gaming generation, due to the fact that the industry COULD do 3D, but couldn't do it well enough to compare to the fluidity of 2D. 

Even back in 1996-2001 or so, I kept silently hoping for more 2D games when everyone else wanted 3D games. "Just imagine how good a new mario would be if it was 2D but had this graphics technology!" Even back then I could identify that 3D was the future but the tech wasn't good enough to make the games play well or look good, and even back then I felt that gaming took a step down. Now that I'm grown up, I see how right I was, and I have a very hard time going back to play games from that generation, because SNES mastered 2D, and I don't think the industry had a good hold on 3D until PS2, Gamecube, and Xbox. 

Other games I couldn't stand include: Mario 64, Banjo Kazooie, Majora's Mask, and virtually every other 3D platformer on the N64 or Playstation. The only games from that generation I look back upon fondly are RPGs like Final Fantasy because the clunky graphics and stifled movement didn't impact the gameplay. Those games were more about story and character development than tight, precise controls. 

Graphics aside, did you even play through OoT when it came out? So many gameplay elements of todays games was invented by OoT.

The first time I attempted it i made it about 1/2 - 2/3 through the game and couldn't be bothered to finish it. Too many things were hidden from the player, too many little things were required, the game had poor conveyance of where to go next and what to do next, and there were too many elements that, even as a smart kid, I needed to consult an FAQ to decipher. It had too many poor design choices, didn't use 3D Well, and felt clunky. 

Watch the sequelitis on Zelda for a more comical take on the reasons I disliked that game. 

The biggest issue I had was that everything wasted your time in that game. All enemies had a wait sequence where you were expected to just wait. No attacks, no control over the battle, just wait. Wasted my time. Made no sense in a 3D game that I couldn't climb a fence, and...yeah. it pioneered a lot of things, but mastered none. 



Alara317 said:
Ka-pi96 said:

dood... you're opinion ain't a fact. Different people like different things than you and think different things are overrated, deal with it.

Exactly! Words have meaning, and people are using the word wrong. This thread has become "popular titles I dislike" as opposed to "Overrated games". The terms have different meanings, and it's a difference between objectivity and subjectivity. 

No, you're the one using the word wrong. Rating something is subjective, so whether people think something is overrated is also subjective. "popular titles I dislike" are going to be the things people most commonly think are overrated, why do they think they're overrated? Because they thought they were shite and don't deserve the popularity that they have.



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