Games you like, but nobody else does?

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  1. Bimmel
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    Hey community,


    out of the idea from the "Almost good games that you wanted to like more but slogged through hoping for more" thread I thought: Yeah, there are many games I tried to like cause of hype or other reasons. But there were also good games I played a lot. But often when I showed it to friends, they looked at the game, looked at me and left the room/where bored/said many negative things why the game sucks.

    There must be games you just loved and played endless hours - where everybody else around just scratch their head and leave the room/discussion/chatroom/whateveryouknowwhatImean_theythinkthegameisnotworthit

    Tell us! Why you liked they game so much? And why did nobody else?

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    If I should make an example it would be a PS2 title: God Hand, a third person martial arts game.

    In the game you control a guy named Gene who got his hand chopped of by some demons. Only good for him that he finds a God Hand, a hand with great power. And now it's up to YOU to kick the demons ass.

    ..together with your "girlfriend" Olivia who threatens you with a cleaver. To cut your hand of. Again. But if you do as she says you'll have a great time with her.

    On your way you cross Poison Chihuahuas, some male gay twins which attacks you with their butt, a man in a gorilla costume and many more crazy characters which will make you laugh. And feel the pain when they kick your butt - and they will kick your butt.

    The game has this funny sense of humor and does not that itself seriously. There is a reference on almost everything in the game (should play it again to name some).

    You can even change your moveset/buy new moves/execute super attacks and release the power of the God Hand from time to time when you got enough power meter. There are kick, strikes, grabs, attacks that can be charged, attacks that will juggle your opponent or let'em fly far away/stun'em/let'em fall on the ground where you can stomp on'em or break their guard.

    The possibilites are really endless how you're gonna fight, which is really fun.

    And now.. for the controls. They are not that good. I would even say they break the games neck. It's a bit clumsy and takes really time to get into it. Can't describe it that good, so a video will do better I think.

    But before I write even more - I LOVED that game, and do still today.

    When I showed it to my friends or talked on the net about it, the reactions were not as I would hoped. Shitty game mechanics, to hard and bad graphics. Depressed me a bit - and then I played it again forgetting all this shit they were talking! :tpi:

    A bit of gameplay - maybe some of you don't know the game yet (even if it should be pretty famous?).

     


  2. DinohScene

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    Sheep for GBA.

    Also, didn't we used to have a similar thread?
    I vaguely remind one...
     
  3. Bimmel
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    Oh. Is that so? Did not know. : (

    Could somebody..?
     
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    Can't seem to find it as well, I just vaguely remember it xd
     
  5. Guild McCommunist

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    There's A LOT of people who like God Hand. It's just notorious for getting a shit IGN review for being "too hard".

    I'd say most of the Dynasty Warriors games but they have a following. Still most people who aren't really into them think they're shit.
     
  6. GamerzHell9137

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    I like God Hand ;o;

    Ahh and Rune Factory, some people even don't know about RF.
     
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  7. gifi4

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    I had that game on my PS1. I don't recall why I purchased it but I think I enjoyed it.
     
  8. Bimmel
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    Hm.. my knowledge in this is very limited, but where is Clover then today? God Hand did not sell that well. Or does popularity not make good sales?

    When Hyrule Warriors was announced I thought: Not another of these Dynasty Warrior games. Every month another one, so it feels.
    Never played one of those before cause they look the same and I don't know where to start. And then all these special editions. But you see how I misjugde the series before even playing it - don't know where it comes from. : (
     
  9. Guild McCommunist

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    Most of Clover is now Platinum Games. They made niche games but they're pretty much all praised in retrospect. Viewtiful Joe, God Hand, Okami, all have a dedicated following. There's not a lot of people who will say they're bad.

    I wouldn't say Hyrule Warriors is an accurate experience for a Warriors game. I mean the point of the series is to be a shlocky hack n' slash but Hyrule Warriors doesn't look like it captures that to the tee. You don't really feel Dynasty Warriors until your kill count is at 1,000 as you tear through mobs of enemies as Lu Bu with Japanese cock rock wailing in the background, only to be interrupted by horrific voice acting.
     
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    Few that spring to mind are:

    Deadly Premonition
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    death JR on the wii

    or know and can't play it... :glare:
     
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    TONS of gameplay hours, killer story, 10 Times more fun than Chrono Trigger, and fuck you if you think any different. :)

    (Because you're wrong.) ;)

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  14. Bimmel
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    Thanks, good to know. Right, and if you buy a game used later the company gets nothing for it.

    Heh, sounds special. I don't think that Hyrule Warriors can give you that feeling either - Nintendo limitations.

    Great soundtrack, interesting story, mechanics okay .. but I felt like a slave in the game, going from one quest to another. Your "friends" did not even do really damage in battle.

    I downloaded the soundtrack and quit.
     
  15. Guild McCommunist

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    The game has a 94 on Metacritic. It's definitely not "a game only you liked".
     
  16. Thomas83Lin

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    Only modern game that comes to mind would have to be StarOcean last hope.

    edit: Not sure why others disliked it, I guess the voice acting would be one reason. which was one of the things I liked about the game.
     
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    Someone remembers Gotcha Force? Even today I think that's it's the better Pokemon. :)

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  20. Taleweaver

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    Depending on how you look at things, I either have a whole list or no list at all.

    See, I usually don't follow others in what games to like and what not. And with indies, bundles and sales, I end up with a huge-ass library of games I barely know myself (honestly...from nearly 1/4th of my steam library, I cannot even name what kind of a game it is by just the title alone :P ). I play them, and some of those are quite good. Or even very good. The thing is...I have absolutely NO IDEA who else even heard of these games before. Ever.


    So...here goes:

    Antichamber (a 3D puzzler-something. Must play if you like Esher paintings)
    Castle crashers (kind of baby's first double dragon. but it's fun)
    Contraption maker (basically the incredible machine)
    DLC Quest (spoof of anything DLC-related)
    Element4l (very cute 'make progress' game that's sort of a race and sort of keep momentum)
    Giana sisters: twisted dreams & rise of the owlverlord (platformer. VERY beautiful. and original as well)
    Gone home (actually a visual novel. But a good one)
    Ittle Dew (Zelda clone...though admittedly, it's nothing more than a cheap knockoff)
    Race the sun (chill racing game through a random-generated world. Slightly reminiscent of starfox)
    Skullgirls (fighter game with pretty much exclusively women)
    Super hexagon (the hardest game ever made)
    The swapper (a puzzle platforming game in which you control yourself and a few clones)
    Tiny and big: Grandpa's leftovers (3D action in which your weapon cuts rocks. Fun, nice little story and not too shabby gameplay mechanics. A bit too short, though)
    Zuma's revenge (shooting marbles. I gotta admit all of popcap's game have a strange addicting feel to it - especially plants vs zombies - but this one seems to fly under the radar the most)


    Of course, googling any of those games nets some players who like the game. But the thing is that I barely if ever HEAR about those games outside indie sources.


    Wait...I do know an AAA title:

    Zelda 4 swords adventure

    While I certainly don't think anyone hates or dislikes this game, it has the obvious Zelda comparison in it. And to Zelda fans, it's usually somewhere in the bottom half of "which Zelda games do you like?" (if at all). To me, it's my 2nd best gamecube game (next to F-Zero) and my favorite isometric hack & slash game on a console. And I don't even have a GBC to connect to it.