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I don't remember the meta, or if meta was even around, but Advent Rising on the original XBOX. Its got panned bad, but I loved it.



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Nier (68), Drakengard 3 (61), and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (66) are the ones that immediately popped into my head. LR was really the perfect FF fan game. So much love put into it to really appeal to hardcore fans of the series.

Nier was just a big ole miss from the critics. One of my all time favorite games.

I tried looking for more but Metacritic is pooping itself at the moment.



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Hard to choose just 1. Sonic Forces was great, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds was great, Resident Evil 6 was great. Another good example, even though it released in pre Metacritic days, was Home Alone 2 for Sega Genesis, the critics back then didn't care for it, EGM gave it their worst sequel award and their worst Movie-To-Game award for the year it released, but I love it, I replay it every year for Christmas.



Terranigma81 said:
The Fury said:
Apparently Furi has a 74 rating. Reviewers must have been not concentrating that day. Reason, it's awesome.

I can't go deeper into the database however, most my favourite games are PS1 games and don't have a meta score. Devil Dice for example.

Holy shit!! Someone else played devils dice! In my opinion one of the most overlooked games. And one of my favourites. A great concept perfected in gameplay. 

One of my favourite games of all time, definitely in my top 10. Yet weirdly I never played Bombastic on PS2.



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Final Fantasy Type-0. sure the game was overpriced on PS4/Xone and sure the story got...yeah. But damn the combat and character variation was good.



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Mirror's Edge Catalyst, which is 37th on my personal top 100 games list. It has a Meta ranging from 69 (PS4) to 74 (PC). The next closest game with a Meta below 75 on my list is The Surge, which is rank 61st, so quite a gap.

The original Mirror's Edge is one of my favourite games of all-time (7th, to be precise). Now, Catalyst isn't as good, but it does retain many of the features that made the original so great (a beautiful art style and first person platforming with a surprising amount of depth and complexity, and a great sense of flow). Elsewhere it's not as strong (the soundtrack is much weaker and it incorporates unnecessary gimmicks into the gameplay), but does make up for this somewhat with stronger technical graphics and a better story.

On the whole it's an acceptable, iterative sequel to an amazing game.



Fatal Frame V. It's a decent budget title for Wii U that is a modern take on classic survival horror and reviewers hated the game because of it. It used the gamepad excellently (I played the whole game with the gamepad functionality ON) but if you didn't want to use it you could turn it off. great story told from the perspective of three people who all are being called to this mountain notorious for the suicides of anyone who enters. It's interesting how it really effectively uses the mountain itself, these old houses from the past, your current house and roads and this air tram and just lots of different locals from different eras.

So what did it get dinged for? Well you gotta walk through the same areas a lot. For a survival horror game though, are you telling me you didn't have to walk through the same areas over and over again in Resident Evil? Even the new one Biohazard has you going and back tracking quite often, however in both RE and in this game you never simply ONLY retread your old path. You are always exploring a new area of the mountain, going deeper into a mansion, ect.

Also, the control of your character. I will admit it is slow, even running is slow in this game, but yet again do you think it was easy navigating the original Silent Hill with all it's changing camera angles? or when the camera angle completely changes from room to room in RE or when you go up stairs? It's in fact way easier to control your character in FFV than either of those games were.

You add in three different cameras to upgrade, a new mechanic (outside of FFIV which the US never got) where you can see how other victims on the mountain died, incredibly interesting lore... I don't know. An amazing atmospheric game we got around Halloween that really just set it off.



Believe it or not, Simpsons: Road Rage. It was a buggy Crazy Taxi knockoff but the Simpsons theme was fun and the two player mode was vey popular in my house. It probably deserved to be More recently, maybe Super Toy Cars? It is no Mario Kart or MicroMachines, but for 8 dollars it scratches the racing itch pretty well.



couchmonkey said:
Believe it or not, Simpsons: Road Rage. It was a buggy Crazy Taxi knockoff but the Simpsons theme was fun and the two player mode was vey popular in my house. It probably deserved to be < 75, but not relative to the very positive scores reviewers tend to throw out all the time.
More recently, maybe Super Toy Cars? It is no Mario Kart or MicroMachines, but for 8 dollars it scratches the racing itch pretty well.

Really good choice! I played a lot of Road Rage on GCN. Definitely a clone but one with a pretty fun gameplay loop and lots of Simpsons fan service :)



The Fury said:
Terranigma81 said:

Holy shit!! Someone else played devils dice! In my opinion one of the most overlooked games. And one of my favourites. A great concept perfected in gameplay. 

One of my favourite games of all time, definitely in my top 10. Yet weirdly I never played Bombastic on PS2.

Never even heard of the game.but now im gonna find it somewhere and need to play it! Thx for the tip.