Most overrated retro games?

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#201 Posted by GulliversTravel (3062 posts) -
[QUOTE="GulliversTravel"][QUOTE="Emerald_Warrior"]

They're actually making a big comeback with touchscreens and DS.

Dudersaper
I recently played Heavy Rain and really, thats how they should be done. Even some of best P&C games when you play them have so much unnecessary padding.

As if moving your analog sstick for every action like to open fridge>take milk>drink milk>put milk back>close fridge isn't padding :P Just joking though, loved Heavy Rain and Fahrenheit. But I like the "traditional" point & click gameplay too.

LOL but at least those acts felt engaging. In most P&C games the padding feels like downtime.
#202 Posted by Apathetic_Prick (4784 posts) -

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Metal Gear Solid 2 (aka Movie Gear Solid 2) - the game plays you far too much, and there's way too much emphasis on Kojima's pretensious assumptions of what tactical warfare and the relations between the participants should be.  The ending left me feeling frustrated and deflated, like the whole thing was completely pointless.

Jag85

MGS2 is probably the most hated game in the Metal Gear series... I'd hardly consider that "overrated".

By fans, yes.  Critically, however, it was very well received.  Most of them probably didn't get more than half-way through the game, though.  Heck, even then, it really didn't nosedive until the last hour-and-a-half, two hours.

#203 Posted by Heirren (18084 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jag85"][QUOTE="Apathetic_Prick"]

Metal Gear Solid 2 (aka Movie Gear Solid 2) - the game plays you far too much, and there's way too much emphasis on Kojima's pretensious assumptions of what tactical warfare and the relations between the participants should be.  The ending left me feeling frustrated and deflated, like the whole thing was completely pointless.

Apathetic_Prick

MGS2 is probably the most hated game in the Metal Gear series... I'd hardly consider that "overrated".

By fans, yes.  Critically, however, it was very well received.  Most of them probably didn't get more than half-way through the game, though.  Heck, even then, it really didn't nosedive until the last hour-and-a-half, two hours.

Wait, what? I thought MGS2 got better as it went along...
#204 Posted by GulliversTravel (3062 posts) -
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[QUOTE="Jag85"] MGS2 is probably the most hated game in the Metal Gear series... I'd hardly consider that "overrated".Heirren

By fans, yes.  Critically, however, it was very well received.  Most of them probably didn't get more than half-way through the game, though.  Heck, even then, it really didn't nosedive until the last hour-and-a-half, two hours.

Wait, what? I thought MGS2 got better as it went along...

Exactly amongst the fans its well respected, its MGS4 that gets the hatred these days and for the right reasons too.
#205 Posted by Jag85 (4915 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jag85"][QUOTE="Apathetic_Prick"]

Metal Gear Solid 2 (aka Movie Gear Solid 2) - the game plays you far too much, and there's way too much emphasis on Kojima's pretensious assumptions of what tactical warfare and the relations between the participants should be.  The ending left me feeling frustrated and deflated, like the whole thing was completely pointless.

Apathetic_Prick

MGS2 is probably the most hated game in the Metal Gear series... I'd hardly consider that "overrated".

By fans, yes.  Critically, however, it was very well received.  Most of them probably didn't get more than half-way through the game, though.  Heck, even then, it really didn't nosedive until the last hour-and-a-half, two hours.

Actually, most of the critics did play the game through to the end... And for once, I'd have to say the critics were right on this one. But among fans, MGS2 was the one that received the most hate... until MGS4 came along (although I still haven't finished that game yet).

Anyway, I can understand why some might say MGS2 is "overrated", considering how many fans today often refer to MGS2 as a postmodern piece of art (including myself, for that matter).

#206 Posted by kickingcarpet (440 posts) -
chrono trigger
#207 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

chrono triggerkickingcarpet

What about it is overrated? The graphics of the SNES being used to it's fullest? The amazing soundtrack? The seamless transition from exploration to battles? The avoidable battles if needed (rather than forced random battles)? Or is it the awesome time-travel story that is far from you're average JRPG faire? Maybe the innovative combo-attack system?

I can't see how anyone would consider this game overrated. It's a JRPG masterpiece and really pushed the genre forward.

#208 Posted by GSJones1994 (328 posts) -

Metroid Prime. Played it and didn't really enjoy it all that much. It's a great game, but for me, it hasn't aged all that well. I do think it's a bit overrated, I do think there are better Metroid games than Prime. The controls feel a little klunky, and the game is too hard, methinks. I can see why someone else may like this game, but it isn't for me.

#209 Posted by GSJones1994 (328 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. MGS3 is most people's favorite game in the MGS series and in my case however, I've played MGS1 up to 3 and I can say that I have enjoyed each one OTHER THAN 3. I find that 3 had not aged well when I played it. For me, gameplay always trumps story in a game because if I can't enjoy playing a game, then the games have failed their purpose. The controls are klunky, backtracking is ridculous, and the formula is too repetitive. The game had decent graphics, a great story, and an excellent soundtrack, but it had shallow and repetitive gameplay.

#210 Posted by GSJones1994 (328 posts) -

This tells me you haven't played those games and you hate those game series.

#211 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

This tells me you haven't played those games and you hate those game series.

GSJones1994

:?

Are you have an argument with yourself?

#212 Posted by angryassdrummer (230 posts) -

getting a bit confusing

some are just writing games they dont like, that doesnt mean they were/are over rated tho

id call something over rated that gets raved about yet doesnt seem anything that special

 

for me that would of been back in the day all the crash series

i remember thinking whats the big fuss all about??

also

mortal kombat

sonic

soul calibur

tekken

halo ( the whole series)

im not saying they sucked, im saying these games ( to me) seemed way over rated and over hyped compared to what they really offered

#213 Posted by GSJones1994 (328 posts) -

No, there was a troll on here earlier.

#214 Posted by PokeCrysis (44 posts) -
Hmmmmm... That is a tricky one but I would have to say; -Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island -EarthBound (Great game, but overrated) -Mega Man 7
#215 Posted by spau0588 (40 posts) -
Looks like you kept the bad games alive for however long they lasted.
#217 Posted by mariokart64fan (19606 posts) -

Halo  /halflife , im sick of people telling me that they revelutionized fps and goldeneye didn't   plan and simple halo especailly    , how can any one say halo did 

 cause if we look back , goldeneye had both a good single player and multiplayer mode duke nukem 64 also had an ok multiplayer mode for 64  as did turok 2 -up  as well as perfect dark and timesplitters 1 on ps2

  all this before halo  , and you want vast lands? turok 1 was your answer  or hexen 

  halo i dont think did anything remarkablly revolutionary . all it had was regenerated health and i find that just to be a way to make it to easy

  even for a player like me who took ten years to beat goldeneye !