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Most overated game series.

Halo 286 50.00%
 
Final fantasy 78 13.64%
 
Zelda 45 7.87%
 
Metal Gear 54 9.44%
 
Grand theft auto 109 19.06%
 
Total:572

Halo being on top as "most overrated"? Halo put console FPS on the map as a major genre. It is honored for that.

If this board were full of XBox partisans, odds are that Final Fantasy or Metal Gear would be on top.



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I said Metal Gear mostly because of MGS4. I'd also pick the Wii ____ series of games as overrated.



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Onyxmeth said:
markers said:
Onyxmeth said:
Khuutra said:
Onyxmeth said:

The results show everything we need to know about this site. 

Some people need to play some LAN deathmatch?

That this site has a huge lean on japanese gaming. 

Or that there has yet to be lots of votes and those who have voted so far prefer those japanese games rather than the fps genre halo franchise.

Or...or...this site has a huge lean on japanese gaming.

In a poll on this site, the Playstation brand was the one that had the largest following.  End result is the top XBox franchise, Halo, is going to be seen as overrated.  Because of the hatred of Halo being large, anything and everything is done by Playstation partisans to try to take it down, and make sure it stops being relevant.  Any chance of a major Playstation exclusive FPS appearing is hyped up as being all that, which is why Killzone 2 got billed up as a killer app.  The end result is a hangover when it doesn't do that and Halo still chugs along.

On the XBox partisan side, you see Forza being billed as "Da GT Killa!"



richardhutnik said:
Halo being on top as "most overrated"? Halo put console FPS on the map as a major genre. It is honored for that.

If this board were full of XBox partisans, odds are that Final Fantasy or Metal Gear would be on top.

I also don't agree with Halo being the most overrated series, but isn't that scenario just as bad as this one? These lists brings out the apparent splits between the major groups in videogames fans today. It's a shame that such split exists.

 



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I accidently checked Grand Theft Auto because I thought it was Guitar Hero.
Now there is an over-rated series.

That being said, I will stand by GTA only because how everyone went ga-ga over the last installment.

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Halo for me. Having played FPS games on PC since the days of Doom and Wolfenstein I just don't see what all the fuss is about with the Halo games. They aren't bad by any stretch, but they aren't the best games in the world either. I just find so many other PC FPS games more fun than Halo.

The other problem that I have is that I started playing the games late (played Halo1 in 2005, and Halo 2 recently, both on PC; played Halo 3 on 360 in 2008) than most of the fans so I probably missed out on the initial shock of the games. They just play like slow versions of Timesplitters with some cool extras to me.



lestatdark said:
richardhutnik said:
Halo being on top as "most overrated"? Halo put console FPS on the map as a major genre. It is honored for that.

If this board were full of XBox partisans, odds are that Final Fantasy or Metal Gear would be on top.

I also don't agree with Halo being the most overrated series, but isn't that scenario just as bad as this one? These lists brings out the apparent splits between the major groups in videogames fans today. It's a shame that such split exists.

 

The scenario I described is what happens.  People use games as ammo in fanboy wars, to persuade people to one console or another.  You can't get an accurate assessment here.  Also "most overrated" is more of a measure of how much someone deviates from a crowd of followers behind a game.  Any game that has a large following, that someone doesn't like, is considered most overrated. 

Splits happen because you end up having teens whom will have parents buy only one console for, and then they hope and feel it has to matter, and have sufficient support and they made the right choice.  They face peer pressure and the like.  The devotion takes on religious overtones. 

My personal experience, which is hinted at by my avatar symbol, is back to the 8 bit computer wars.  I happened to be Atari all the way, and watch the Commodore 64 trounce it in sales, and it not get the same support.  I said "never again" would I be that partisan. ANd I did, over time, I did get a Commodore 64 for my gaming interests. 

However my experience as being partisan does remain, even if it is to a lesser degree.  I will own up to my biases, but I still try to call a "spade a spade" and give credit to good things, wherever they are (I praise certain PS3 exclusives I liked, and also characters in them).  But I have a tendency to side with the new guy in stuff.  I did go to Sega over Nintendo with the Genesis.  I did find the original Playstation really cool.  And then sided with the Dreamcast in regards to games.  I do run into shepples who side with the masses and gloat about stuff.  And their trolling champions get annoying actually.  When I saw the Dreamcast go down, I endured garbage posts by the Blig Merks/Omarichus (Usenet posts) of the world, who decided to say how anyone but Sony sucked (and Sega was doomed).  And then there was me with the Jaguar on the last hurrahs, and Peter Sinclair in the Atari usenet group.  Well, I do end up usually own everything in the end.

To say now I don't have some delight in Sony being third, would be a lie.  I do feel a bit glad that things did turn around on that, and hope Sony does finish third. It does come out of partly wanting to see the trolling fanboys get theirs, but also that companies don't do what Sony did with the PS3 again, by pricing it so high that it is unreasonable to buy. 

The splits will exist, so long as there are multiple standards people commit to.  Key is for people to own up to such biases, and make sure they don't get in the way of benefitting others with what you say.

 



jesus kung fu magic said:

It has to be FF.....no other game can do the same melo-dramatic crap that FF does and gets away with it.

second that and they are up to 13 seems to be getting a little long in the tooth



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Yeah, I miss the doom 2 days. Halo is just too slow and boring in comparison as well as not handling as well as most FPSs that were available on the PC in the mid 90s.

Halo isn't a bad game at all, but yeah, way overrated in my opinion because there are so many other games in the same genre that are much better.



Definitely Metal Gear.



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