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The Last of Us.
Alright stealth gunplay and pacing, but unlikable characters and predictable story (especially if you've read The Road or Children of Men)

6.5/10



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NightlyPoe said:
John2290 said:

I thought I was the only one who felt this way, good to see there is someone else who didn't get it either. I do suggest trying again without the hype, it's an okay game the longer you play, my third attempt I qlmost liked it. 

There's more of us out there than you would think.  We just kinda get drowned out and a lot of the fans are almost the point of religious fanatics in defending it.  It's had me scratching my head for years.

Yeah, there are lot more of us. While Zelda was never my favorite franchise (nor have I rated any of Zelda games more than 8.5), it is in my Top 10 IPs of all time due to consistenlty good games. But I felt BotW was more of a prototype (not very good one) for what might become of reworked 3D formula, but unfotunatelly it did pretty much everything I wanted wrong.

The_Liquid_Laser said:

Morrowind.  There used to be a time when I liked every RPG I played.  There was no distinction between Western and Japanese.  They were all good.  If they got advertised and reviewed well, then I was going to enjoy it.  The crappy ones were intentionally downplayed, so I could avoid them.  Then Morrowind came along.  What a piece of total trash.  This games takes everything I like about RPGs and gets rid of it.  Fun leveling?  Gone.  An engrossing story?  Gone.  A party to control?  Gone.  Explicit goals?  Gone.  This game is just not fun in any way.  I didn't know people could systematically destroy a whole genre like this.

The worst part of all of this is actually the gaslighting.  I still hear people to this day trying to convince me that these are good games.  No, they aren't!  I've played them, and I know they suck!  Morrowind is probably the worst, because it's turned into Skyrim love.  I look at the reviews for Skyrim, "This game is great.  It's just like Morrowind."  Dammit!  So many people think Elder Scrolls are good games.  They have been gaslighted.  (At least this is how it feels to me.)  It sucks, because these games sell, and so more sucky games end up getting made.  Zelda actually got a course correction with Breath of the Wild, but Elder Scrolls and 3D Mario are still being made unchecked.  And these games end up influencing other games, so in the end there are fewer games out there which I actually like playing.  It sucks.

Anyone who states that Skyrim is just like Morrowind obvisouly haven't played former. And you, it seems, didn't seem to like different take on RPGs than what you were accustomed to - Morrowind is far from first that does what it does. I'd take lot of RPGs over Morrowind, and while I don't find TES especially engrossing, I'll always consider Daggerfall and Morrowind as quite good games (say, 8/10).

My pick would be Tomb Raider Reboot - while I had some beef with what Crystal Dynamics did with previous 3 TRs, there were still quite good games and true to TR formula. Reboot was not particullary bad game per se...actually, for the first time I found 3rd person cover shooter mechanism to be very enjoybale...but other than that, it was dissapointment true and true, there was nothing of TR in it, other then a name of the game and main protagonist.



Smash Ultimate, it feels like Smah 4.5 and they removed my most used feature. I only have like 30 hours played in comparison to 200+ hours in Smash 4..



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The potential man

we got this

Hopes and dreams crushed and it turned out that even taking TMS as its own thing, is pretty below average.

The possibilities gone just like that, like my excitement for both series.

So yea that was pretty disappointing 



Lands of Lore III and Legend of Kyrandia 3.
A Westwood double whammy of disappointment.
Now, these weren't "hyped" in the modern use of the term, but I personally was pretty damn amped about them. While clearly and amiably trying to innovate, they went forth a bit too briskly, and really seemed to lose their touch with point-n-click and first-person dungeon drawling as game genres in particular, and with whimsical fantasy as a story setting in general.

For SLIGHTLY more contemporary hyped games, I'd probably single out Starfox Adventures.
That just ended up being a dumb, bad game all around, in spite of how beautiful the art and music was.
I followed it closely from first reveal, through the controversial GameCube transition and StarFox make-over, to the weirdly pointless game it became in the end.

Special mentions goe out to Skyward Sword, Dungeon Keeper 2, Starcraft 2, and both Metroid Other M and Metroid Prime 3.



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Podings said:

Lands of Lore III and Legend of Kyrandia 3.
A Westwood double whammy of disappointment.
Now, these weren't "hyped" in the modern use of the term, but I personally was pretty damn amped about them. While clearly and amiably trying to innovate, they went forth a bit too briskly, and really seemed to lose their touch with point-n-click and first-person dungeon drawling as game genres in particular, and with whimsical fantasy as a story setting in general.

If you name Westwood, then Command & Conquer: Tiberium Sun should not go unmentioned. The backlash it got was pretty hefty for not being up to the pre-release material and many promised features and effects missing.

But I also think we all have overlooked the king of overhyping: How come nobody has mentioned Peter Molyneux yet in this thread? Fable? Black & White? And his masterpiece in this regard, Godus? No wonder Guru Larry takes potshots at him in (almost) every episode.



Metroid Other M: This is the game that made me stop pre-ordering games. We were fresh off the end of the Prime Trilogy and so hyped to hear that Ninja Thoery was making the next one. The controls were decent, the gameplay was mediocre, and the story was awful.

The_Liquid_Laser said:

The worst part of all of this is actually the gaslighting.  I still hear people to this day trying to convince me that these are good games.  No, they aren't!  I've played them, and I know they suck!  Morrowind is probably the worst, because it's turned into Skyrim love.  I look at the reviews for Skyrim, "This game is great.  It's just like Morrowind."  Dammit!  So many people think Elder Scrolls are good games.  They have been gaslighted.  (At least this is how it feels to me.)  It sucks, because these games sell, and so more sucky games end up getting made.  Zelda actually got a course correction with Breath of the Wild, but Elder Scrolls and 3D Mario are still being made unchecked.  And these games end up influencing other games, so in the end there are fewer games out there which I actually like playing.  It sucks.

Have you ever considered that it's not 'gaslighting' and just people like games you don't? I can't speak for Morrowind because I've never played it, but I loved Wind Waker and Mario 64 as a kid. There are plenty of popular games that I don't enjoy, like the entire GTA series or Civilization series, but I don't assume people are lying to me or have been tricked into enjoying them. I just assume I enjoy different things.



Bloodborne, supposed to be one of the best games of the generation, I hate this type of game, of die repeat die repeat. 

I'd have said Witcher 3 which is boring, but at least the game isn't bad, I like it, just too much talk, not enough gameplay.



NightlyPoe said:
curl-6 said:

THANK YOU.

I don't think I'll ever forgive Wind Waker for butchering the Zelda series so horribly. Thank fuck they made Twilight Princess afterwards which returned Zelda to what it should be.

I forgot about Wind Waker.  To this day I scratch my head with the number of people who consider it one of the best Zelda games.  It seems obvious to me that the game was rushed to market and suffers from a major lack of polish and painfully obvious cut content (replaced by the infamously repetitive fetch quest).  And I really was never a big fan of the sailing motif.  Especially at the beginning, as I recall pointing my boat in the direction of one of the first objectives and just changing the channel.

It's a bit of a shame too, because, outside of Link's poor character model (sorry, first impressions of Link were valid), they really did nail the presentation and it has one of the most innovative storylines in the series.

I will push back on Liquid Laser's comments about the N64 controller though.  That baby was ergonomic bliss.

It may just be me.  I was born with a deformity where I only have 2 hands.



psychicscubadiver said:

Metroid Other M: This is the game that made me stop pre-ordering games. We were fresh off the end of the Prime Trilogy and so hyped to hear that Ninja Thoery was making the next one. The controls were decent, the gameplay was mediocre, and the story was awful.

The_Liquid_Laser said:

The worst part of all of this is actually the gaslighting.  I still hear people to this day trying to convince me that these are good games.  No, they aren't!  I've played them, and I know they suck!  Morrowind is probably the worst, because it's turned into Skyrim love.  I look at the reviews for Skyrim, "This game is great.  It's just like Morrowind."  Dammit!  So many people think Elder Scrolls are good games.  They have been gaslighted.  (At least this is how it feels to me.)  It sucks, because these games sell, and so more sucky games end up getting made.  Zelda actually got a course correction with Breath of the Wild, but Elder Scrolls and 3D Mario are still being made unchecked.  And these games end up influencing other games, so in the end there are fewer games out there which I actually like playing.  It sucks.

Have you ever considered that it's not 'gaslighting' and just people like games you don't? I can't speak for Morrowind because I've never played it, but I loved Wind Waker and Mario 64 as a kid. There are plenty of popular games that I don't enjoy, like the entire GTA series or Civilization series, but I don't assume people are lying to me or have been tricked into enjoying them. I just assume I enjoy different things.

Everyone has different tastes.  People are free to like whatever they want.  Gaslighting is about lies being spread like they are the truth.  What I am saying is about more than just taste. 

Some games are pretending to be something they are not.  It becomes more obvious though when the imposter game is put up against the real thing.  Mario 64 and New Super Mario Bros were both put on the DS.  The market chose 2D Mario by a landslide.  This happened again on the Wii with the big budget Mario Galaxy and the smaller budget NSMB Wii.  2D Mario sold more by a landslide.  But if you go online everyone will tell you that 3D Mario is the "real Mario".  That is gaslighting.  In fact 2D Mario came first and is far more popular.  The real Mario is actually 2D Mario.

I am saying the same thing about the other games.  Wind Waker is not real Zelda.  It's a spinoff posing as the real thing.  You can like the game if you want, but it's just not the real thing.  I like Dragon Quest Builders and Final Fantasy Tactics, but I know these are spinoff games. 

The Elder Scrolls gaslights the whole RPG genre.  No one used the term JRPG in the NES days when Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy were first made.  There were plenty of RPGs made by Western developers on PC, but no one used the term JRPG.  They started using this when Elder Scrolls became popular.  First they invent the term JRPG and then they tell you why JRPGs suck.  ("Turn based RPGs shouldn't even be made anymore.")  That is gaslighting.

Again, I want to reiterate that your tastes are not wrong.  You like Wind Waker, and I don't.  If that were the only issue then I would have no problem.  But when someone is gaslighting, they will tell you your tastes are wrong.  Go a few posts above this one and you'll see a guy saying it is my fault that I don't like Morrowind.  That is part of the gaslighting.  He may even be very authentic when he says this.  The most effective gaslighters have been gaslighted themselves.  They spread lies authentically believing they are the truth.  But they also need you to validate their lies.  I have to like The Elder Scrolls or it's my fault.  If I like The Elder Scrolls then it validates the gaslighting.