What is the great underdog of this gen?

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#1  Edited By uninspiredcup
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> Gamespot and many other sites couldn't be arsed reviewing it

> Most people haven't heard of it

> Better game than Fallout 4/Wasteland

> SsethTzeentach makes a review

> Sales go up 5000%

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Oh heck yeah I'm getting that.

Thanks for that!

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Sony's had a number of underdogs like Horizon Zero Dawn , The Last Guardian , Detroit Become Human , and even Knack II that is really good and really fun. Death Stranding looks like the biggest underdog right now , lol.

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#4 warmblur
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Mad Max

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#5 R4gn4r0k
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Valve

Their tactic is not making any games

the underdog

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#6 hrt_rulz01
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@Nike_Air: Huh? Horizon was an underdog?

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@Nike_Air said:

Sony's had a number of underdogs like Horizon Zero Dawn , The Last Guardian , Detroit Become Human , and even Knack II that is really good and really fun. Death Stranding looks like the biggest underdog right now , lol.

How as any of those besides Knack II considered underdogs? They were immensely hyped.

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#8 uninspiredcup
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S-A-R-C-A-S-I-Z-Z-Z-Z-izm

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@JustPlainLucas said:
@Nike_Air said:

Sony's had a number of underdogs like Horizon Zero Dawn , The Last Guardian , Detroit Become Human , and even Knack II that is really good and really fun. Death Stranding looks like the biggest underdog right now , lol.

How as any of those besides Knack II considered underdogs? They were immensely hyped.

Lol exactly.

Smells like cow in here :)

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Best one I can think of is hollow knight. Tho I know of a few folks around here who have heard of it/played it.

I guess you could count no man's sky 2.0 as well.

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#11 warmblur
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Actually I change my answer it's SuperHot.

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Undertale, perhaps?

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#14 GoldenElementXL
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Titanfall 2. That might be my game of the generation. Y'all are trippin'

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Bloodborne. Buy it please we need funds for Bloodborne 2.

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@Nike_Air said:

Sony's had a number of underdogs like Horizon Zero Dawn , The Last Guardian , Detroit Become Human , and even Knack II that is really good and really fun. Death Stranding looks like the biggest underdog right now , lol.

You obviously have no idea what underdog means lol.

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Edith Fitch was pretty good.

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#18 Nike_Air
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@JustPlainLucas said:
@Nike_Air said:

Sony's had a number of underdogs like Horizon Zero Dawn , The Last Guardian , Detroit Become Human , and even Knack II that is really good and really fun. Death Stranding looks like the biggest underdog right now , lol.

How as any of those besides Knack II considered underdogs? They were immensely hyped.

They were immensely anti-hyped too though. Don't you remember what a lot of Lems , Hermits , and Sheep were saying about them before release? They dominated any Cow hype. 3 groups vs 1 group.

I'm starting to see the same for Death Stranding.

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#19  Edited By lundy86_4
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@Nike_Air said:

They were immensely anti-hyped too though. Don't you remember what a lot of Lems , Hermits , and Sheep were saying about them before release? They dominated any Cow hype. 3 groups vs 1 group.

I'm starting to see the same for Death Stranding.

Could you enlighten us all with examples? Please provide within context. I remember TLG being hyped beyond sh*t... The release was incredibly lacking.

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#20  Edited By JustPlainLucas
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@Nike_Air said:
@JustPlainLucas said:
@Nike_Air said:

Sony's had a number of underdogs like Horizon Zero Dawn , The Last Guardian , Detroit Become Human , and even Knack II that is really good and really fun. Death Stranding looks like the biggest underdog right now , lol.

How as any of those besides Knack II considered underdogs? They were immensely hyped.

They were immensely anti-hyped too though. Don't you remember what a lot of Lems , Hermits , and Sheep were saying about them before release? They dominated any Cow hype. 3 groups vs 1 group.

I'm starting to see the same for Death Stranding.

Anti-hyped? Is that a thing? Because it sounds ridiculous. For starters, I don't pay attention to who spreads hype. I pay attention to the hype itself. If lems, hermits, or whatever say anything about something Sony related, it doesn't concern me. I don't put stock into fanboy jargon. When I think of underdog, I think of something that doesn't generate hype at all, like Knack 2 would have done if it didn't become a living meme. So for the first three aforementioned games, the hype was everywhere. Forums, articles, reviews, you name it. Doesn't matter what someone was saying about those games. Didn't take away from the hype the games already had.

As for Death Stranding, again, doesn't matter what people stay against it. The game's already generated enough buzz that it doesn't matter if all the "lems, hermits and sheep" come out of the wordworks to knock the game. The game will not be ignored by the people who matter, the ones interested in it, of which there are many.

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#21 PCVirginRace
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No mans sky. It fell so deep and crawled it's way back to the top

Sea of thieves. Everyone made fun of it and the xbox but is constantly updated

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#22  Edited By getyeryayasout
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It's predecessor, from a small, little known studio, was as niche as it gets, but Rocket League came out of nowhere to become a gaming phenomenon this gen. Gets my vote.

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#23 Nike_Air
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@lundy86_4 said:
@Nike_Air said:

They were immensely anti-hyped too though. Don't you remember what a lot of Lems , Hermits , and Sheep were saying about them before release? They dominated any Cow hype. 3 groups vs 1 group.

I'm starting to see the same for Death Stranding.

Could you enlighten us all with examples? Please provide within context. I remember TLG being hyped beyond sh*t... The release was incredibly lacking.

The examples were obvious. I was here. You were here. We all were here. We know what Lems , Hermits , and Sheep were saying. They didn't think much of it , or made fun of it , or said it wouldn't be great (after saying it would never release before it resurfaced). They made fun of Cows for being excited or interested in it. And the game clearly had development issues along the way. I'd say it was an underdog to many many people , even some PS fans.

And what were the results you ask?

9/10 at Gamespot. Superb! It ranked 5th best game at Gamespot in their 2016 GOTYvoting and it came out super late (December) so a number of people might not have even played it yet. It was 80+ Metacritic. Great! TLG won the 5th most GOTY's in 2016 (gotypicks) . It also won Easy Allies GOTY which was excluded from gotypicks at that time. Lots of nominations (and some wins) in artistic graphics , game design , adventure game , soundtrack , sound design , best character.

So it would appear that you are either uninformed or are downplaying its accomplishments , so it would appear to still be an underdog.

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#24 Renegade_Fury
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Azure Striker Gunvolt 1 & 2.

Freedom Planet as well.

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@Nike_Air said:

The examples were obvious. I was here. You were here. We all were here. We know what Lems , Hermits , and Sheep were saying. They didn't think much of it , or made fun of it , or said it wouldn't be great (after saying it would never release before it resurfaced). They made fun of Cows for being excited or interested in it. And the game clearly had development issues along the way. I'd say it was an underdog to many many people , even some PS fans.

And what were the results you ask?

9/10 at Gamespot. Superb! It ranked 5th best game at Gamespot in their 2016 GOTYvoting and it came out super late (December) so a number of people might not have even played it yet. It was 80+ Metacritic. Great! TLG won the 5th most GOTY's in 2016 (gotypicks) . It also won Easy Allies GOTY which was excluded from gotypicks at that time. Lots of nominations (and some wins) in artistic graphics , game design , adventure game , soundtrack , sound design , best character.

So it would appear that you are either uninformed or are downplaying its accomplishments , so it would appear to still be an underdog.

So... None?

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@goldenelementxl: I concur. Best single player fps this gen

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#27 bussinrounds
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@uninspiredcup said:

> Gamespot and many other sites couldn't be arsed reviewing it

> Most people haven't heard of it

> Better game than Fallout 4/Wasteland

> SsethTzeentach makes a review

> Sales go up 5000%

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#28 jeezers
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@Pedro: titanfall 2 was great, definently the most underated FPS.

As far as games that came out of no where trackmania turbo, rocket league, hollow knight, the messenger and cave story were dope

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All I can say is Battlefield Hardline.

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Sunset Overdrive

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#31 Maroxad
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Underrail is a good candidate.

Undertale could be, since how many mainstream gamers were dismissing it, but it had already acquired quite a cult following on more niche gaming communities.

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#32  Edited By jaydan
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@Nike_Air said:
@JustPlainLucas said:
@Nike_Air said:

Sony's had a number of underdogs like Horizon Zero Dawn , The Last Guardian , Detroit Become Human , and even Knack II that is really good and really fun. Death Stranding looks like the biggest underdog right now , lol.

How as any of those besides Knack II considered underdogs? They were immensely hyped.

They were immensely anti-hyped too though. Don't you remember what a lot of Lems , Hermits , and Sheep were saying about them before release? They dominated any Cow hype. 3 groups vs 1 group.

I'm starting to see the same for Death Stranding.

None of these are underdog games. Horizon had a ton of GOTY accolades, Detroit: Become Human and Knack II got mediocre reviews and The Last Guardian shot its own hype in the foot when it took nearly a decade just to release an average game.

You probably don't know what an underdog game is because you actively don't give them a chance as much as you just look for that Playstation exclusive.

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#33 Valkeerie
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Overload, from the Descent developers of then, without the buzz of its franchise name, and a better game altogether, for getting released with single player content. Descent: Underground has been play ground for too long. We needed this genre back though.