Most Overrated Things In Gaming

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  1. TrustyPatches

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    What are some games, series, genres etc that you just don't understand the appeal of and consider to be overrated.

    I'll start with any Resident Evil game before 4
     
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    Sometimes, the want for realism in games can be annoying and, as the title suggests, overrated.
     
  3. TrustyPatches

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    Yeah I have a big group of guys that I play CoD and BF with who won't even touch Destiny, Overwatch and Fortnite because they're "too cartoonish". That's a take I just can't understand
     
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    I'll start with Resident Evil 4 and those traaaaaaaaaaaaash tank controls
     
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    yes
     
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    Spot on.
     
  7. TrustyPatches

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    Ehh those controls at the time were not tanky at all. Maybe they haven't aged well but at the time it was new and felt great
     
  8. Odin

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    Its actually just called tank controls, because its how you control a tank
     
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    Makes sense. But I stand by the fact it was innovative at the time and certainly MUCH better than the camera angle issues and controls of the ones prior
     
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    Donkey Kong
    Gears of War
    Metal Gear Solid...particularly 2
     
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    Gears is fun but everything about it is meatheaded. I always enjoyed the hoard mode.
     
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    I've tried multiple times to get into the uncharted series and I just can't do it. I prefer the new tomb raider
     
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    The first Uncharted just plain sucks...other ones are fun but nothing special
     
  14. Odin

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    uncharted has some really nice visuals but yeah not interested
     
  15. Dairy Queen

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    Visuals of course will always be the most overrated thing in gaming
     
  16. TrustyPatches

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    Final Fantasy 7








    Yeah, I said it. I like the game fine but it's wayyyy down this list for me inthat era of JRPGs
     
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    all platformers
     
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    Yeah, definitely not my favorite. Thought I'd enjoy Mirror's Edge back when it first came out, but remember testing it on gamefly and realizing platformer games, even modern ones, are not fun to me.
     
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    spyro and ratchet and clank are my only real exceptions
     
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    How do you define platformers? It’s kinda murky to me and imo tons of games can be considered platformers. Imo Zelda is more of a platformer than Rachet and Clank.
     
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    Games where you jump around and collect things
     
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    Again, that’s a very broad spectrum of games.
     
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    Cut scenes that are suppose to be the climax of an intense fight/chase that are just first person views of shit falling/crashing.


    I think in the new COD you barely escape being crushed to death 12 separate times.
     
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    Kinda random submission...but I feel like a lot of people look fondly back on Diddy Kong Racing. It had some cool elements, but it sucked back then and doesn’t really deserve to be remembered as a good game.
     
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    Don’t care... flew planes
     
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    So, like fortnite?
     
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    if there's not a counter in the corner of the screen telling me how many more rings/gems/coins to collect it isn't a platformer.
     
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    Open world is overrated now that the novelty has worn off and people abuse it.
     
  29. TrustyPatches

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    Yes.
     
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    Absolutely but games that do it justice are truly elite games.
    Jump scare games because they are so easy to make and they just flood the market with them.
     
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    People are going to hate me, but shadow of the colossus wasn’t very fun.
     
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    I don't hate you man, I don't hate you one bit
     
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    Has the rerelease come out yet? The original was pretty damn cool but it felt like a tech demo in a lot of ways.
     
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    It came out this month.
     
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    It is my favorite game of all time but I don't hate you I understand that the combat was wonky and the gameplay isn't for everyone just like The Last Guardian.
     
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    Its like souls except boring as fuck
     
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    Idk if it's like souls but it's certainly a game I've given a hard time over the years due to the fact that I just don't think it's fun. It was beautiful at the time, has an incredible story and one of the better endings in gaming.. I'm just the kind of guy who expects all that wrapped up into a fun package when we talk about "greatest games ever made".

    I understand why people love it, I don't understand why it's always considered an all time game
     
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    at this point i'm comparing everything to souls even if it isn't close