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Overhyped games that turned out to be shite

PostSat Apr 30, 2016 1:15 pm

Following on from Simon's post about Brink, we should list the other games that were hyped to fuck on here but turned out to be a waste of money.

I'm sure Able can provide an extensive list on his own. My first contribution is Naughty Bear, which had the potential to be a fun game and I was looking forward to it massively, and it turned out to be utter crap. Badly written, repetitive and annoying I think it lasted a week before I traded it in. There were Spectrum games more polished than this.
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PostSat Apr 30, 2016 8:33 pm

Destiny ;)
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PostSat Apr 30, 2016 10:40 pm

Destiny in recent memory for sure.

I'll look back through some of my posts, bet I've listed loads haha.
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PostSat Apr 30, 2016 10:41 pm

WATCHDOGS!

What a load of shite that was
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PostSat Apr 30, 2016 10:45 pm

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PostSat Apr 30, 2016 10:48 pm

Black and white
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PostSat Apr 30, 2016 10:49 pm

LA Noire
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PostSat Apr 30, 2016 11:28 pm

LA Noire was good. Point and click adventure with GTA mechanics, quality stuff. Not the medium redefining technology some thought it was going to be but still, reckon it succeeded at what it was trying to do.

Alan Wake is a load of fucking wank though, one of those games people still talk about as if it's halfway decent and it just isn't. Shine torch, shoot bad guy, dodge inanimate objects flying around, read spoilers for next scene, repeat ad nauseum. Utter dogshit, baffles me that people think it was even sort of OK.

I'd like to nominate Heavy Rain.
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PostSun May 01, 2016 12:48 pm

I'm sure you are fishing Able. Alan Wake, Watchdogs and LA Noire were all class.
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PostSun May 01, 2016 1:59 pm

No? This is overhyped games.

Tom's said everything I could have about Alan Wake, absolute pile of dog shit.

Watchdogs was typical Ubisoft shit, built up so so high about this revolutionary hacking gameplay, was wank.

LA Noire, as Tom said, wasn't the redefining medium they played it up to be.
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PostSun May 01, 2016 2:02 pm

Spore.
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PostSun May 01, 2016 3:18 pm

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PostSun May 01, 2016 3:27 pm

i liked LA Noire.

Alan Wake was a one trick pony, but i enjoyed the setting and the ambience of it

agree with Black & White - very disappointing

Fallout 4 - didn't get it at all.....gave up after a while, but i'm obviously in the minority on this one
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PostSun May 01, 2016 3:45 pm

I actually really liked Alan Wake, so much that I bought both DLC. Although i can understand why some didn't like it, it was one of my favourites games of the year.
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PostMon May 02, 2016 10:18 am

Fallout 4 only got a weeks worth of attention from me, didn't grab me at all. Didn't have the patience or the interest in the story, and the engine still felt like it was years old.
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PostMon May 02, 2016 11:00 am

Agree on Fallout. Never gone back to finish it.
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PostMon May 02, 2016 5:37 pm

Disagree on Fallout. Maybe it helped that it was my entry point to this generation, but I thought it was excellent. The story takes a while to get going, sure, but I reckon it's the best they've done (from Oblivion onwards, never played Morrowind) and the way you could customise pretty much everything, including settlements, brought so much to Bethesdas otherwise tired formula. Not as technically accomplished as Witcher, but worth it for everything else you could do with the world, I think.
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PostMon May 02, 2016 6:23 pm

Watch Dogs was decent, wasn't special, but was a decent game and I enjoyed playing it through, and a decent story line. Wasn't the game it looked like, but was good none the less.

Fallout 4 was a major disappointment. Convinced to buy it, first Fallout game for me and just didn't get it. abOUT 20 hours played and just got bored
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PostTue May 03, 2016 11:16 am

Destiny I can understand on it's first pass. With the DLC it has a whole new life. I still have loads to do mission and strike wise, and I'm enjoying the multiplayer.
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PostMon Mar 20, 2017 3:12 pm

No Mans Sky tops all these.
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PostTue Mar 21, 2017 10:58 am

Agree - even with the "improvements" I dont think I will be going back to it.

Mind you I'm still knee deep in Destiny :embarrass:
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PostFri Mar 24, 2017 10:09 am

Never really got going on here but Andromeda is looking like the first "meh" for a while.

Apparently No Man's Sky is a bit better now, they've just made the mistake of releasing it about two years before properly finishing it. Should have early access'd it for £15.

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