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Aaaaand we have another one.

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#50) Metal Slug 5 (NG/PS2/Xbox/PC/Wii/PSP)

This is the worst Metal Slug there is. And probably the worst Metal Slug there ever can be. The charming slapstick humor of the previous games is nowhere to be found, the difficulty is just pathetic, branching paths are few and far between, and there is a distinct lack of aliens throughout the entire game. The sliding ability is also quite useless for everything except killing yourself. It's a good thing I'm partial as hell to this series.

By the way, the final boss is a fucking dragon grim reaper that shoots laser balls from the skull on its chest.



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50 - Beyond Good and Evil (pc)

I played this last year and had put in on my list. I'm not sure exactly what was so especially good about it anymore.



non-gravity said:
50 - Beyond Good and Evil (pc)

I played this last year and had put in on my list. I'm not sure exactly what was so especially good about it anymore.

It's the polar opposite of Call of Duty.

CoD is hated for its popularity and BG&E is loved for its lack of popularity. There are quite a lot of games that aren't anything special, but get praised because they were overlooked.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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We are supposed to post here only once and put our multiple opinions on the other one, right?



Runa216 said:
Smeags said:

I remember when Call of Duty 4 first game out. Many gamers (even those rascially PC gamers) where genuinely excited about this game and what it stood for for the FPS genre.

It's interesting to see the franchise today and how, despite it's huge popularity, there's a lot of people who loathe the series.

I actually didn't even know about Modern Warfare until World at War came out....and I fell in love.  

The thing is, ALL popular games get their detaractors.  a quote of my own is: "The amount of irrational hate any form of media gets is directly proportional to it's popularity."  That's why so many people hate so many popular things, and why big games like Call of Duty or big movies like Avatar have people worldwide who positively loathe them. 

Hell, I hated Harry Potter for the longest time simply beause it was popular and I didn't feel it deserved it (at the time only the first two books were out and to this day I think they were both trash).  

The first two books aren't that great. I also tend not to follow hype trains, my mum bought me the first two HP books a few months before the third came out, back then I thought they were quite good (though I was about 12) even if i accidentally read the 2nd book before the 1st. I still think the 3rd book, and the last book are brilliant though, and 5th and 6th are great too... not really worth the amount of hype they got (but most hyped things aren't) but still very good reads.

Now the films, my God the first two films are two of the worst films I have watched all the way through (though the first time I started watching the 2nd one I didn't watch all the way through, only since I bought the series from 1-6 shortly before the last two came out, and it would have felt odd watching the later ones without watching the first two properly)

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As for discussing more people's 50th choice, most I haven't experienced... but I did play the free demo of Plants vs. Zombies with Chrome, I found it quite a good defence game, I expect had I played the full version it would come 3rd behind desktop and whiteboard tower defence. I tend to get bored after 2-3 tries with games like that though. (And didn't think to add flash games into my list, otherwise I think The Space Game might have made it to the top 50)
I also totally forgot to include the Sims in my list (though i don't think I would have put it in the top 50 anyway) it's been a while ssince I played it, my main interest was just in building awesome houses more than the life side of things though.



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RolStoppable said:
non-gravity said:
50 - Beyond Good and Evil (pc)

I played this last year and had put in on my list. I'm not sure exactly what was so especially good about it anymore.

It's the polar opposite of Call of Duty.

CoD is hated for its popularity and BG&E is loved for its lack of popularity. There are quite a lot of games that aren't anything special, but get praised because they were overlooked.

Interesting point.

I'm thinking their popularity may also have to do with their uniqueness. I'm instantly reminded of Psychonauts and Brutal Legend that are certainly unique, but imo lack in the gameplay department.



50. Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)

The first game on my list is probably one of the most hated FF games in videogame history. FFX-2 had an intersting story, great gameplay and in my opinion a better battlesystem than FFX. However, overall X-2 wasn't nearly as good as X, but it deserves to be in my Top 50.

(By the way, this is my fifth favourite FF game, so there are 4 more to come.)



2012 - Top 3 [so far]

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snfr said:

50. Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)

The first game on my list is probably one of the most hated FF games in videogame history. FFX-2 had an intersting story, great gameplay and in my opinion a better battlesystem than FFX. However, overall X-2 wasn't nearly as good as X, but it deserves to be in my Top 50.

(By the way, this is my fifth favourite FF game, so there are 4 more to come.)

FFX-2 is mostly hated, because the entire party consists of females. Hardcore gamers can't get around to play as girls, they want masculine lead characters like Cloud, Squall and Tidus.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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RolStoppable said:
snfr said:

50. Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)

FFX-2 is mostly hated, because the entire party consists of females. Hardcore gamers can't get around to play as girls, they want masculine lead characters like Cloud, Squall and Tidus.

I wouldn't really call Tidus masculine (although I'm not sure anyway if you were serious about that ).

A better reason to hate it would be that it feels like a Japanese pop game from time to time^^



2012 - Top 3 [so far]

                                                                             #1                                       #2                                      #3

      

snfr said:
RolStoppable said:

FFX-2 is mostly hated, because the entire party consists of females. Hardcore gamers can't get around to play as girls, they want masculine lead characters like Cloud, Squall and Tidus.

I wouldn't really call Tidus masculine (although I'm not sure anyway if you were serious about that ).

A better reason to hate it would be that it feels like a Japanese pop game from time to time^^

Yeah, I was joking about that.

Regardless, the complaints I've heard regarding FFX-2 over the years are usually about girlishness. The characters dressing up in different customes (even though that's just a straight evolution of the FFIII and FFV job systems) or acting like girls (even though they are girls). The story not taking itself seriously was apparently another issue and the funky J-Pop only made it worse. Games are supposed to be serious business and anything that reminds one of simple and stupid fun breaks the immersion.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Shipments