Bethesda's most overrated game?

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Poll: Bethesda's most overrated game? (129 votes)

Oblivions 28%
Fallout 3 22%
Skyrim 48%

I wont include other titles, only these three, as these are the three titles brought up over and over.

Of these three, what is the most badly designed and highly overpraised? (hint: It's fallout 3).

#1 Posted by Jankarcop (8976 posts) -

Skyrim, the magic system was so fucking bad for a tes game.

#2 Posted by playmynutz (5981 posts) -

Maybe I was spoiled by Fallout & Oblivion but New Vegas & Skyrim weren't as fun

#3 Posted by foxhound_fox (87660 posts) -

Skyrim

Great combat, exceptional lore (as always) and some great characters... but a horribly shitty story, bland world/art design and overall a boring experience. I keep trying to get into the game, but I just can't, and I put at least 600 hours into both the PC and 360 version of Oblivion (combined).

#4 Edited by WitIsWisdom (3685 posts) -

*whoops... After a re-read I see it is the most OVERATED game... that IS Skyrim by a mile.... Oblivion and Morrowind are so much better!*

Not OBLIVIONS by the way... that is kind of oblivious...

#5 Posted by Flubbbs (2966 posts) -

Skyrim

#6 Posted by supa_badman (16626 posts) -

Skyrim got really boring after a while and I missed the colourful landscapes of Oblivion so bad. I just felt like Skyrim wasnt nearly as ground-breaking as Oblivion was.

#7 Edited by lawlessx (46550 posts) -

the correct answer is skyrim

#8 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

Skyrim by FAR

#9 Posted by lostrib (34428 posts) -

Definitely Skyrim

#10 Posted by PyratRum (561 posts) -

Skyrim.

Still an awesome game though.

#11 Posted by lamprey263 (23142 posts) -

I'll say Skyrim, I mean I haven't been a The Elder Scrolls fan since the beginning, got into it with Morrowind, and followed through with Oblivion, and naturally played Skyrim. I liked many things about Skyrim, visually it was better than Oblivion was on consoles, and the combat and magic mechanics were made better, and the leveling system improved, but the game lacked what I loved about the previous TES games I played, and that's the quests. The quests were nowhere near as good, and they didn't have the multiple approach designs like in other games, and they relied way too heavily on auto-generated quests for substance. And yet the game had so much damn buzz, Morrowind or Oblivion never got that kind of reception like Oblivion did.

#12 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (10284 posts) -

I think Skyrim is their most ambitious game and Fallout is the overated one.

#13 Posted by mems_1224 (46531 posts) -

New Vegas. What a broken, boring piece of shit.

#14 Edited by foxhound_fox (87660 posts) -

New Vegas. What a broken, boring piece of shit.

That's not a Bethesda game, nor is it broken anymore.

#15 Edited by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

@mems_1224 said:

New Vegas. What a broken, boring piece of shit.

Not Bethesda

#16 Posted by mems_1224 (46531 posts) -

@mems_1224 said:

New Vegas. What a broken, boring piece of shit.

Not Bethesda moron

Published by Bethesda, franchise from Bethesda. TC didn't specify moron.

#17 Posted by Jankarcop (8976 posts) -

@mems_1224 said:

New Vegas. What a broken, boring piece of shit.

Not Bethesda moron

he's a stupid console kiddy. not only was it not made by BGS, but its far better than FO3.

#18 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

New Vegas. What a broken, boring piece of shit.

It's way better than Fallout 3

#19 Posted by mems_1224 (46531 posts) -

@cain006 said:

@mems_1224 said:

New Vegas. What a broken, boring piece of shit.

It's way better than Fallout 3

I liked FO3 more. New Vegas was boring as hell. It had a ton of annoying/game breaking bugs when I played it too.

#20 Edited by cain006 (8625 posts) -

@cain006 said:

@mems_1224 said:

New Vegas. What a broken, boring piece of shit.

It's way better than Fallout 3

I liked FO3 more. New Vegas was boring as hell. It had a ton of annoying/game breaking bugs when I played it too.

New Vegas was a way better RPG though. FO3 you had half your skills maxed out by the end. I didn't find it boring, I liked the western aesthetic a lot. I played it like 9 months after release so I didn't have any issues.

#21 Posted by Stringerboy (6948 posts) -

Skyrim.

- Shit combat

- Shit voice acting

- Shit animations

- Shit writing

- Shit plot

- Shit RPG elements

- Shit quests

#22 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6936 posts) -

Skyrim is sooo boring.

And Fallout New Vegas is a masterpiece. Better than Fallout3,Oblivion,Skyrim combined.

#23 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

@mems_1224 said:

New Vegas. What a broken, boring piece of shit.

Not Bethesda moron

Published by Bethesda, franchise from Bethesda. TC didn't specify moron.

Considering the 3 in the poll were developed by them it should have been pretty obvious

#24 Edited by PsychoLemons (2042 posts) -

Skyrim without a doubt.

#25 Edited by uninspiredcup (7837 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

@mems_1224 said:

New Vegas. What a broken, boring piece of shit.

Not Bethesda moron

Published by Bethesda, franchise from Bethesda. TC didn't specify moron.

This post made me die or irony poisoning.

#26 Posted by mems_1224 (46531 posts) -

@mems_1224 said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

@mems_1224 said:

New Vegas. What a broken, boring piece of shit.

Not Bethesda moron

Published by Bethesda, franchise from Bethesda. TC didn't specify moron.

Considering the 3 in the poll were developed by them it should have been pretty obvious

Thats great. Doesn't change the fact that New Vegas is a Bethesda game.

#27 Edited by XboxDone74 (2047 posts) -

Where's the "all of the above" option?

#28 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

Thats great. Doesn't change the fact that New Vegas is a Bethesda game.

I'm sure this has nothing to so with the fact that you love Skyrim and hate to see anyone say anything bad about it or Bethesda

#29 Posted by heretrix (37310 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

@mems_1224 said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

@mems_1224 said:

New Vegas. What a broken, boring piece of shit.

Not Bethesda moron

Published by Bethesda, franchise from Bethesda. TC didn't specify moron.

Considering the 3 in the poll were developed by them it should have been pretty obvious

Thats great. Doesn't change the fact that New Vegas is a Bethesda game.

It's an Obsidian game, Bethesda only published it.

#30 Posted by heretrix (37310 posts) -

Hate all you want, but fuck that, I spent hundreds of hours playing all of those games (with mods of course).

#31 Posted by mems_1224 (46531 posts) -

@heretrix said:

@mems_1224 said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

@mems_1224 said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

@mems_1224 said:

New Vegas. What a broken, boring piece of shit.

Not Bethesda moron

Published by Bethesda, franchise from Bethesda. TC didn't specify moron.

Considering the 3 in the poll were developed by them it should have been pretty obvious

Thats great. Doesn't change the fact that New Vegas is a Bethesda game.

It's an Obsidian game, Bethesda only published it.

Its still a Bethesda property.

#32 Posted by Redick_is_Magic (1778 posts) -

New Vegas. What a broken, boring piece of shit.

It was multiple choice A,B, or C and you chose some greek letter...

#33 Posted by drekula2 (1906 posts) -

how about everything they made after morrowind

#34 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26343 posts) -

Well I only played fallout and oblivion. Out of those two oblivion. Game leveling system was crap and just wasint a fun game. I still want to give skyrim a shot.

#35 Edited by Vaasman (11241 posts) -

Morrowind. Seriously, it wasn't that great. No idea how people can love Morrowind but think Skyrim and Oblivion are bad.

#36 Edited by -RPGamer- (34283 posts) -

Missing a "none" option. Loved each of those games putting in hundred to two hundred plus hours on each one.

#37 Posted by GunSmith1_basic (9763 posts) -

@Vaasman said:

Morrowind. Seriously, it wasn't that great. No idea how people can love Morrowind but think Skyrim and Oblivion are bad.

I think Morrowind is one of those games that everyone says is great because the people who didn't like it gave up on it after an hour. Those people will shut up about it since they feel it's not fair to criticize something they didn't have patience to truly experience. In truth they probably would not have learned to love it if they put up with the frustration.

I suppose Demon Souls fits that description as well.

#38 Edited by Jankarcop (8976 posts) -

@Vaasman said:

Morrowind. Seriously, it wasn't that great. No idea how people can love Morrowind but think Skyrim and Oblivion are bad.

I think Morrowind is one of those games that everyone says is great because the people who didn't like it gave up on it after an hour. Those people will shut up about it since they feel it's not fair to criticize something they didn't have patience to truly experience. In truth they probably would not have learned to love it if they put up with the frustration.

I suppose Demon Souls fits that description as well.

let me guess you are only into on rails games

#39 Posted by GunSmith1_basic (9763 posts) -

@GunSmith1_basic said:

@Vaasman said:

Morrowind. Seriously, it wasn't that great. No idea how people can love Morrowind but think Skyrim and Oblivion are bad.

I think Morrowind is one of those games that everyone says is great because the people who didn't like it gave up on it after an hour. Those people will shut up about it since they feel it's not fair to criticize something they didn't have patience to truly experience. In truth they probably would not have learned to love it if they put up with the frustration.

I suppose Demon Souls fits that description as well.

let me guess you are only into on rails games

nope, quite the opposite. I vastly prefer non-linear gaming and open world settings.

#40 Posted by rjdofu (9170 posts) -

That POS Skyrim for sure, way too mainstream for its own good.

#41 Posted by with_teeth26 (6055 posts) -

Skyrim, cool world but everything else about it was substandard. Its a travesty that it beat out TW2 and Dark Souls for GOTY in so many places.

#42 Posted by D3dr0_0 (3495 posts) -

I felt like I was running in a circle in Skyrim.

#43 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

Thats great. Doesn't change the fact that New Vegas is a Bethesda game.

So does that mean that Battlefield is an EA series, not Dice? That Saints Row is THQ not volition? etc.

#44 Edited by mems_1224 (46531 posts) -

@cain006 said:

@mems_1224 said:

Thats great. Doesn't change the fact that New Vegas is a Bethesda game.

So does that mean that Battlefield is an EA series, not Dice? That Saints Row is THQ not volition? etc.

Battlefield is synonymous with EA and DICE is owned by EA. Why isn't it an EA series? If you make a list of EA's best franchises right now you're not going to list Battlefield?

#45 Posted by lawlessx (46550 posts) -

@heretrix said:

@mems_1224 said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

@mems_1224 said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

@mems_1224 said:

New Vegas. What a broken, boring piece of shit.

Not Bethesda moron

Published by Bethesda, franchise from Bethesda. TC didn't specify moron.

Considering the 3 in the poll were developed by them it should have been pretty obvious

Thats great. Doesn't change the fact that New Vegas is a Bethesda game.

It's an Obsidian game, Bethesda only published it.

Its still a Bethesda property.

thats nice...it's an Obsidian game though. if someone were to ask you to name your favorite SE title would you list deus ex HR? don't be ridiculous

#46 Posted by mems_1224 (46531 posts) -

@lawlessx said:

@mems_1224 said:

@heretrix said:

@mems_1224 said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

@mems_1224 said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

@mems_1224 said:

New Vegas. What a broken, boring piece of shit.

Not Bethesda moron

Published by Bethesda, franchise from Bethesda. TC didn't specify moron.

Considering the 3 in the poll were developed by them it should have been pretty obvious

Thats great. Doesn't change the fact that New Vegas is a Bethesda game.

It's an Obsidian game, Bethesda only published it.

Its still a Bethesda property.

thats nice...it's an Obsidian game though. if someone were to ask you to name your favorite SE title would you list deus ex HR? don't be ridiculous

Why not? Im sure SE sees it as their game.

#47 Posted by Seabas989 (10105 posts) -

Skyrim

Great combat, exceptional lore (as always) and some great characters... but a horribly shitty story, bland world/art design and overall a boring experience. I keep trying to get into the game, but I just can't, and I put at least 600 hours into both the PC and 360 version of Oblivion (combined).

Sounds like every Bethesda game.

#48 Posted by RogueStatus28 (513 posts) -

Hard choice, each of them are overrated.

#49 Posted by Szminsky (1433 posts) -

Is say FO3. I'm still depressed about the fact that they changed it from an over-the top view, hardcore rpg, to a broken FPS with streamlined rpg elements. Its still fun, but it ain't fallout... And hey, I really enjoyed Skyrim, what's with the blasphemy in this thread? :D

#50 Posted by PAL360 (26717 posts) -

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