The most pretentious games you've ever played

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  1. UltraHurricane
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    any notable examples? other then maybe a ton of metal gear games
     


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    Heavy Rain.
     
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    I haven't tried it myself, but I've got a feeling alien: colonial marines is one of those games :)
    How about Duke Nukem Forever?
    Maybe a few Kickstarter projects. There's alot of hype by the developer for games which usually just appear sorta "Meh" to the common person.
     
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    If we can broaden the topic a little bit and include developers, pretty much the cast of Indie Game: The Movie. You can throw in Notch while we're at it.
     
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    I'd like to call you on that. Other than 4 which i've not played, where is Metal Gear pretentious? Yes the games use over-arching ideas and technical concepts, but i think you're misunderstanding the general definition of pretentiousness. Metal Gear is too well written and researched to fall into that trap.
     
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    Engine Room with Cyan, watching him learn.
    Angry Birds
     
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    I haven't had a chance to play it yet, loved the first one but I am not sure I would like the second one... lol
     
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    Eh, it all adds up to nothing anyway.
     
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    I resent that, Its not Dukes fault, once development changed hands it was rushed through. Imagine if duke was as cool as what it was originally meant to be
     
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    I'm gonna say (unfortunately), LA Noire. This game looked like it would be fantastic, but didn't turn out to be the greatest. Consequently you were left with a game that asserted itself to be better than it really was.
     
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    Dear Esther and Proteus.

    I bought those because I'm a dick but those are titles that make me feel good about myself not being a total indie hipster douchebag.

    You are now my mortal enemy for you cannot see the beauty of that game.
     
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    You also sir. En garde.
    For you are now nothing but another prey of marketing tactics.
    I prefer Death than to be tortured again by the sights and sounds of that snobby game. I have been scared forever since i've played that game. Forever !
     
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    LA Noire, the Assassin's Creed series, and Heavy Rain (or any David Cage game for that matter).
     
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    Any and all of the Myst series.
     
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    Call of Duty, it promises so much change but turns out pretty much the same
     
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    Yes!
    Pretty much every indie platformer/RPGMaker RPG I've ever played.
     
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    The Danger Zone
    Minecraft.
     
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    CRISIS CORE FINAL FANTASY VII enough said.