View Full Version : Don't Believe The Hype...

02-07-2003, 03:24 AM
I'm bored...guess I'll start a thread ^.^

Was there ever a game title that was so hyped up from TV commercials and magazines, it made you want to get it, only to be very disappointed by how it plays, controls, looks, etc?

Just wondered, because I fell into that trap not so long ago, surrounding one game that have been totally hyped up...The Getaway! You may have seen The Getaway commercials alot on TV...well, let me warn you, don't believe the hype! It may look like and ppl may say that it's just like Grand Theft Auto...but it's not. Hell, it's not even up to par w/ GTA!! The graphics just plain suck...the controls are totally WTF?!...the voice acting isn't all that. The only cool aspect is that you play both as a criminal and the policeman, each from their own perspectives. Other than that, it sucks...I just wasted $40 >__<

02-07-2003, 09:57 AM
NeverWinter Nights was hyped to hell to be this Online Mecca that would rule your life!

It didn't even come close to that and I already traded it in. Good single player campaign though :bigtu:

02-07-2003, 12:25 PM
Devil May Cry 2, Metal Gear Solid 2, and Final Fantasy 8 and 10. Can't forget about Tekken 4. All of these games suck in their own right.

02-07-2003, 05:23 PM
Well we all know the worst one is state of emergency O_O
I see like 10 copies used at any EB/GS and you know they got more in the back.

02-07-2003, 06:48 PM
Oni for PS2 and it was just a major bummer

02-09-2003, 12:51 AM
Originally posted by Deathscythe
Devil May Cry 2, Metal Gear Solid 2, and Final Fantasy 8 and 10. Can't forget about Tekken 4. All of these games suck in their own right.

wow finaly something i agree with you on

Devil May Cry: cameras=shit, Gameplay=easy Game=TOO DAMN SHORT

MGS2: Raiden = shit, Solid Snake= kick ass


FF10: Tidus should be led out to the desert and beaten with a shovel....the rest of the game was ok

Tekken 4: i see no improvments

02-09-2003, 06:58 PM
Luckily I don't buy hype, so I don't get burned. Heck, when I see a game that gets a lot of attention, I'm often even more skeptical, than with a game that comes in low on the radar.

Marketing is a nasty game of deceit, I speak as a manager at a marketing firm. It’s simply a dirty fact that they’re going to do and say ANYTHING (often besides making the game better) to sell the game.

Where I feel the real problem lies is with industry media sources who hype things up that don't really deserve it.

Sure, I understand that gaming is subjective and some people like games that other people hate. But, man, some games get these absurd scores that make no sense.

One example, the Devil May Cry series are at BEST average games, yet most 'unbiased' reviewers hype it to the sky. The game makes SO many mistakes, even the Game Design 101 students can pick 'em out. It wasn't a BAD game, but it wasn't the ball-stomping bad@$$ fest that it was hyped to be.

Heck, I love MGS2 to pieces. I've played that game inside out, and I think the game is worthy of hype when it comes to attention to detail and plot. But I acknowledge that the gameplay isn't suited for many gamers, yet none of the game magazines pointed it out. They tried to hype it up as a game that EVERYONE should play, when it's obvious it'll only appeal to specific markets.

Oh, yeah... And anything SquareSoft.

I'm not dissing SquareSoft so much, as I am dissing the people who blindly buy their games even if they aren't that good.

02-10-2003, 11:42 AM
Tomb Raider - I threw down the controller in disgust. Graphics suck, Controls SUCK, STORY SUCKS, everything sucks about it.

Maximo - You have to PAY to SAVE?!

The Sims - Don't get me started on this crap, I litterally broke a sims CD cause it was that bad. The expansions do nothing but slowdown your computer. Why be a "Store Manager" when you can be a "Paladin of Zakarum", I'll stick with Diablo II.

02-10-2003, 11:44 AM
Ha ha ha ha. I still think most of the Square games are great.

Oh, but for hype... who remembers Bubsy? =D

02-10-2003, 11:54 AM
I remember Bubsy, I have the first one, its an okay game, controls aren't that great though

Shadow Lady
02-10-2003, 10:01 PM

*runs away screaming*