Gamergate: Which games have you played Which had great reviews made you think "WTF is this"

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  1. Flame
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    So which games have you played which you question why you waste your time with "game journalism"?



    For me it has to be Kingdom Hearts games i really try oh yes i do, every release i try my "bestest" to like this shit. but its shit.

    All so CoD games, its just not fun imo. run run run bang bang. shit im dead.
     
  2. GameWinner

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    Wolfenstein the new order. One of the worst experiences of this generation. People speak highly of the PC version, but my experience of it on PS3 makes me unwilling to even look at that piece of shit again.
     
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    All the Final Fantasy games. They all suck.
     
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    Smash Bros Melee
     
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    i was going to put shit... but forum doesn't allow anymore words than the amount i posted.






    Melee... Smash bros... Nintendo... you are no knight of the this universe.. WITCHCRAFT!
     
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    I generally don't waste my time on game journalism, as they're usually payed to hype up games. It pays the bills, I guess, but I rather read from users how they experience a game, or metacritic.

    And even then...FF games aren't my cup of tea, but I can respect those who like turn based combat with graffiti-painted characters.

    All I can think of right now is bioshock infinite. It has very good visuals and some interesting plot, but every game element is stale or even dumbed down compared to previous titles. It's not that it makes the game bad, but with all the press the game got, how did this NOT get noticed? Why is everyone praising that game for its strengths and none of the weaknesses? :unsure:
     
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    Oh boy... I know I shouldn't say this but...

    Skyward Sword. I found this game to be completely terrible. Yet it's one of the highest rated Legend of Zelda games ever. Honestly, I played this game for one hour straight the day I bought it and was bored to tears. Tried to pick it back up various times, but ultimately left it unfinished. Even still to this day. In my opinion, I'd say Skyward Sword is the worst Zelda game to date. At least in my experience.
     
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    Game journalism needs to be more transparent, but do I listen to it, not really unless it's something like a new system reveal or there's some relevant information on a game and not just hype. If I want the game, I've already preordered it or bought or planning to buy the proper amount of PSN/eShop cards for it by now for a digital purchase.

    I'm playing Puyo Puyo Tetris on the Vita, I've also replayed Puyo Puyo Sun on the PS1 and finished Bullet Girls.
     
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    Agreed on Kingdumb Farts, worst series ever and I have no idea how people can actually like it.

    Not so much on CoD games, or rather I liked 1, 2, and 4 and the rest were meh. Advanced Warfare actually looks like it's going to be pretty good, it's being made by someone who hasn't made a full CoD game before and so far all the info we have on it makes it look damn good.

    Not sure what's wrong with the PS3 version, but I played through both the PS4 and the PC versions and found no real faults with it, easily one of the better shooters to come out these days. A nice throwback to the old Wolfenstein series, kept the same "holy shit what the fuck is going on that is a mecha Nazi goddamn" formula that made the older games great. Only "issue" was the story was garbage but...Wolfenstein never had a good story ever, so no real complaints or high expectations there...
     
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    Well, after the intro in the plane and shit, where you have to run to the bunkers, the character kept getting stuck in the ground and I had to keep reloading the checkpoint. After that, when the stealth mechanic was introduced, it proved to be pretty worthless from then on. Must have just been a bad port I guess.
     
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    Super Mario 3D Land,NSMB2 and Luigi's Mansion 2.
     
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    Ocarina of Time. I've played it on the N64 at the time and also on the 3DS. It's a fantastic game, but I don't honestly see and never have seen the "OMG GAME OF THE MILLENIUM!" hype around it.

    Pokémon games as of late. I haven't played the latest iteration (X/Y), but the few generations before the games have been very bland. I know Black-Ice will eat my head, but honestly the series has gone stale.

    CoD: Ghosts. One of the largest disappointments for the PS4. Expected something along the lines of MW2, got a few hours of nice FPS, but otherwise.. shit.

    Thief reboot. Save your pennies and buy the originals off of GoG.com or other sites. The sad part of trying to reboot a franchise and you end up making it something closer to a brawler..

    I could go on, but the amount of content versus costs is a big factor for me. Also some games go into the category of "Lets name the game "X" and all people will relate it with the previous successful release "Y" and buy it!". But I digress. I could take a picture of my post-NES generation game libraries and cross out about 50-75% of the games as bad/worse than based on reviews and/or media coverage. Not all games are gems and not all gems are games I like. :)
     
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    Oooh, these real good, especially the pogymanz one. B/W/B2/W2 are absolute garbage, no idea how people can play them for more than 5 minutes without falling asleep. And Thief, you might as well just buy Dishonored since it's a better Thief game than the Thief reboot :lol:

    Interesting, looking around online I can't seem to find any other people having the same bug. Did find stuff from Chapter 7 that was buggy, though.
     
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    Xenoblade Yawnicles. 9/10, but only if you interpret that as "9 nails in your eyeball are better than 10".
     
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    mm ill probably go for ni no kuni or those new super mario bros game

    ni no kuni because i found the gameplay boring the plot way to childish and the art style just wasnt my kind of thing(and this is coming from someone who enjoy a good jrpg every now and then)

    new super mario bros:its the same game over and over again plus i prefer 2d pltformers with 2d artwork or sprities so yeah

    yeah i agree sure the graphics are decent and the music is good but if the gameplay sucks then why bother i mean graphics and music can only get ya so far

    x and y are aright to be hounest but yeah the series is really ovverated i do think gameplay of pokemon need to change and maybe have a new storyline and stop using all the cliches like the generic villian group or the get 8 gym badges thing sure its fine on maybe a gameboy but where in the 8th gen now surely they can do something new

    x and y is a step in the right direction but its still not enouth ill always love pokemon it was a big part of my childhood but it is really ovverated
     
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    Honestly I preferred when people just paid for good reviews instead of shmoozed their way into them. At least politics stayed out of it then... All I heard were made-up reasons for why the game was good, now I hear made-up reasons for why I'm a bad person if I don't like the game.
     
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    I've got lots, but my main one is Minecraft. It would be so much better if it didn't look like an Atari 2600 game.