on 10-06-2011 01:34 PM
on 11-06-2011 01:44 AM
The only information I take in from critics/review sites a games flaws......to an extent anyway
If a game apparently has major glitches, slowdown, screen tearing, etc etc, then I will stay clear.
I don't take it on board just because apparently the gameplay, or sound etc etc isn't 100% perfect (in the reviewers eyes)
Not a fan of fallout 3 or nv then I guess.
NV was shocking.
Still played it for the sake of the storyline.
The bugs drove me crazy though.
on 11-06-2011 02:59 PM
12-06-2011 08:07 AM - edited 12-06-2011 08:21 AM
Under rated games - Brutal Legend. Aliens Vs Predator. The Godfather II. Ghostbusters (actually did this get good scores? Can't remember). Medal of Honor. The Saboteur.
Over rated games - Mafia II, Red Dead Redemption (good but its not THAT good).
this is just gamespot, but;
Aliens Vs Predator got 5.5/10. Bit harsh imo. I also think this game was underrated. i rekon it was pretty good. story mode imo was solid enough, but MP could have done with a bit of work.
MoH got 7.5. I dont think this was neither overrated, or underrated. it was kind of...three quaters there to being a solid FPS. But things like a COD-ish MP, and a short story mode let it down. Also i found it wasnt its own game - and nothing like the original series. Instead i thought it was a combination of BF and COD.
Ghostbusters got 7.5/10. I think its fair. was a good game. though i didnt play much of it, it was better than expected and i rekon the next one may be even better - just not sure about going all arcadey.
I also agree Mafia II was overrated. IMO this was a terrible game. if your not going to improve on the original - dont bother. I thought it may have been a good game...if it was released a few yrs ago, but i couldnt get over the bot-like AI in the open world, the terrible controlling of the character, and the average graphics. I understand story plays a big part, and often graphics are overrated - but seriously, in 2010 - in this generation of games - cant we have both??
Red Dead...hmm..i loved this game. Because it was kinda GTA, but not. (and i think GTA has become a bit overrated...the last GTA i enjoyed was Vice City, and ive lost interested in the others since then).
But i can see how you can put it in the overrated category. I still think it was a solid game, maybe not groundbreaking.
Sabetour got 7.5. Fair IMO. good game, i enjoyed the story - but it wasnt enough to make me buy it when there were other good games released at the same time. Also, again, average graphics imo.
I really enjoyed Fallout3. That will go down as one of my all time favourites of this generation. (havent played Fallout:NV because it doesnt seem they have fixed enough of those annoying glitches).
My number one Overrated - GT5.
I know it is what it is, and fanboys will love it...because its a GT game.
But seriously... nothing "wow" factor for me. and considering the length of time since the last GT, the amount of delay in the release, and the time and money put into it...
Perhaps a litle underrated - Fight Night: champion?
i found the story was good..not detailed enough, and could have put more cut scenes, or at least lengthier ones to really get to know the characters, and get a grip for the story.. but it was pretty good.
Also i think the physics for the characters, and the graphics were damn good.
on 12-06-2011 09:06 AM
Overrated - God of War 3
It had moments of 'this is what the PS3 was made for' brilliance (like Uncharted 2), such as the opening level with Poseidon, and a couple of the boss fights - Herc, Hermes, and the Cronos level... but by n large it was largely GOW2 in HD, but with IMO a less interesting setting and story than the first GOW.
Underrated - Enslaved
Sure, I'm not doing it much service by the fact that I've back shelved it for every game I've bought since, and are yet to go further than leaving NYC, but the contrasted post-apocolypse setting to your brown Fallouts and yet to be released Rage looks really nice, and the character emotion I don't think has been seen in a game since Heavenly Sword...
on 12-06-2011 11:45 AM
on 13-06-2011 08:39 AM
on 13-06-2011 09:45 AM
on 14-06-2011 06:15 AM
I read Official Playstation Mag every month and their reviews are quite good.
AVP got 8/10 which I think was fair, I really enjoyed the game.
Brutal Legend got 8/10, I got this for $12 and loved it,
Ghost Busters got 8/10, I don't have this but def want it it's $20 at my local Target so will get tomorrow,
MOH got 8/10, I didn't really like it but not a huge cod fan either due to short sp and hackers in multi, givre me BF any day,
Enslaved got 8/10 and I really liked it, shame bout the sales as there will be no sequel,
and F1 got 9/10. Can't wait for F1 2012,
They get most right I think just a few they get wrong IMO, a few of the games mentioned here got good scores but poor sales is all. A few others like this are Singularity, Castlevania, Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, Vanquish, and The Sabatour were all overlooked and I recommend the lot of them, all really are good games!!
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