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What makes a game "overhyped" ?? the sales?



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KylieDog said:
MontanaHatchet said:
In other words:

"Pick popular HD games and come up with weak reasons as to why they were overhyped."

Say what you will about Halo 3 or any other game, but Gears of War 2 was definitely not overhyped. Rather, it met its hype quite nicely.

 

 

SSBB is a popular HD game now?

Yup 



no GTA IV = FAIL !



 

DirtyP2002 said:

You are right with your first part, but I do see Resistance 2 did not live up to its hype. I mean, we talked about R2 could do Gears of War 2 numbers, maybe even pass that. but that is just saleswise, quality seemed to be a nice 8.5 / 10 game.

 

 


Who honestly stated that R2's sales would achieve parity with Gears 2's sales? I would be astonished if anyone actually predicted that. No, R2's hype was commensurate with its sales and critical reception.  



The Conduit was overhyped too, for being an small game, with an small developer and all



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Jackson50 said:

 

DirtyP2002 said:

You are right with your first part, but I do see Resistance 2 did not live up to its hype. I mean, we talked about R2 could do Gears of War 2 numbers, maybe even pass that. but that is just saleswise, quality seemed to be a nice 8.5 / 10 game.

 

 


Who honestly stated that R2's sales would achieve parity with Gears 2's sales? I would be astonished if anyone actually predicted that. No, R2's hype was commensurate with its sales and critical reception.  

A lot of BOLD claims are being made as of late. When they're questioned though, the response is almost non-exisent.



                                                                                                             

DirtyP2002 said:
CGI-Quality said:
Well, "overhyped" means a game that didn't live up to the hype, which is subjective to begin with. The only game for me this gen that TRULY felt overhyped was GTA IV. Other than that, I don't think many games this gen have been "overhyped', nope not even Killzone 2 or Halo 3 either...


You are right with your first part, but I do see Resistance 2 did not live up to its hype. I mean, we talked about R2 could do Gears of War 2 numbers, maybe even pass that. but that is just saleswise, quality seemed to be a nice 8.5 / 10 game.

But how can you say Halo 3 was overhyped?

It is heading toward 11 million (!!!), it received a 94 on metacritic, it is still the most played online console game ever? I think it did what it was supposed to.

GTA IV has great sales and great critics, too. But it failed to amaze players or fans of the franchise.

All the games you mentioned were hyped, but most of them delivered.

 

Errr......read my post again, I said NOTHING of the sort.

Edit: Perhaps you're talking to the OP, and even that wouldn't be fair, the article isn't the topic creator's either...



                                                                                                             

Holy crap what a terrible list.

  • Super Smash Bros Brawl-- Yeah, it was heavily hyped but it was also one of the most complete games ever.
  • Little Big Planet-- Wait, the hype the game got was underserving and it was over hyped?  (edit: Whoops, undeserving, I still can't read today.  Meh, hype is the only reason that game sold as well as it did (which is not a bad thing).  Sometimes a game needs that hype)
  • Gears of War 2-- I don't think the author gets it's ok to hype a good game.  Also, lol at thinking the story was good while the gameplay was the thing you should ignore.
  • Resistance 2: Fall of Man-- Just goes to show how much research the author did.
  • Halo 3-- Agreed.

Also, GTAIV, Spore, blah, blah, blah.  Somebody is just fishing for website hits.



Halo 3 and Gears of War 2 (and Gears 1) I certainly agree, of the PS3/360 games I think number 1 and 2. Number 3 would probably be Grand Theft Auto 4 for me, despite I still think it's a top game. I think Mass Effect is also overhyped.

Resistance 2 I believe didn't receive much hype like the other titles. I think it's a good FPS, better than most and different enough. LittleBigPlanet, I don't agree with at all, IMO it's an amazing game to play with friends (male and female).



Naughty Dog: "At Naughty Dog, we're pretty sure we should be able to see leaps between games on the PS3 that are even bigger than they were on the PS2."

PS3 vs 360 sales

Lol at Resistance 2: Fall of Man, and Resistance: Fall of Man 2. Why do people get so badly mixed up with that game? He didn't say "Halo Combat Evolved 3", did he?

Anyway, any over-hyped list without GTA4 and with LBP fails, IMO.



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