Saturday, 5 January 2013

Top 10: Overrated Games

Originally posted at Accursed Farms Forums on January 6th 2012.
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These are games that I personally feel are overrated and overhyped. If you disagree with me, then please share your point of view in the comments.

1. Metroid
Yeah, I get it, Samus was a big deal, whatever. But aside from some revolutionary aspects, the game is bad. I mean, really bad. The level design is confusing as hell. I mean, you can only go through so many identical rooms before you go insane and you're lucky if you can navigate this game without using a map. Also, the game lags down to like 2 FPS whenever there are too many enemies on the screen, and it's so easy to die from just being hit by enemies. It's definitely a frustrating game at that. With all the games that have come out since, like Metroid II and Super Metroid and, well, fucking Metroid Prime, I don't think this game is worth playing anymore. Just play Zero Mission instead. It's much more enjoyable. And who the f*** thought it was a good idea to remove the save function when porting it to NES? You think people LIKE inputting those passwords? Nope.

2. Grand Theft Auto series
I've tried pretty much every GTA game there is and I still don't understand why people play these games. I'll admit Vice City was kind of fun with all the 80's style going for it, but really... why do we play GTA? Is it for the shitty music? The story? No, people play GTA to just fuck around with it. That's the sole reason people buy these games. It's so they can fuck around with cheat codes and mess with the game engine and just do whatever. It's fun for 10 minutes and then it gets old. Fast. Mindless violence is only entertaining for a while before it just bores the fuck out of you. GTA in my opinion is horribly overrated and the best example of why sandbox games are pretty much useless. I'd just start a mission, fail it over and over and just do random shit until I got bored and shut off the game. Sorry, but this is not my cup of tea.

3. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
I've tried to get into Oblivion twice now because everyone keeps telling me "oh this game is so great you gotta fucking play this game, bitch!!!" and I'm like "okay, just stfu!!!". So yeah, the first time, I didn't like it. It felt confusing, hard to play and just overall a bad experience. So I wanted to give it another go recently. Sure, I played a bit of it, got into the story a bit. I really wanted to like this game. But... I lost interest. I don't understand why people think this game is so good. It's littered with annoying bugs, the graphics are horrible (especially the character models which look like they were shat out of a blender) and the game is just confusing as hell. Sorry but this is not my cup of tea. Doesn't help that I've never liked fantasy settings either. I just associate them with bland boring games for the most part and this game didn't help me at all.
It's also for this reason I have ZERO interest in Skyrim. You can hype it and play it all you want, but it's not going to trick me. I'm sick of bland overhyped fantasy titles. Guess I took an arrow to the knee.

4. Halo: Combat Evolved
So yeah, Halo is kind of a big deal, the flagship title for XBox, Microsoft's big juggernaut, the one thing every console gamer is playing. So I decided to try the first game to see if it was worth all the hype. Well, it's a good FPS. Everything about it is good. But it just... didn't feel engaging. In fact, I just ended up being bored with it. It felt horribly bland and just not that interesting. So even if I love science fiction titles, this game is just overrated for me and I've lost all interest for future titles.

5. Team Fortress 2
It's not so much that I dislike the game, it's just the fact it's everywhere. This game is the source of so many fucking memes, so many avatars, and so much SHIT on the internet that I wanna STRANGLE the makers of it. I don't care for TF2, I don't care for squad based games in general. The game isn't that fun playing, never feels satisfying to me and I don't get why people love it so much. The visual style and voice work is okay I guess but nothing more. It doesn't feel like it has any good gameplay mechanics to draw me into it. It's not satisfying on the same level as MW3 imo. But yeah, that's just my taste, I don't care for it. And I would like to just forget about it but EVERYONE ARE FUCKING PLAYING IT AND CONSTANTLY REMINDING ME OF IT! So yeah, glad I got that out of my system.

6. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
I've already spoken about how much I hate this piece of shit in my review of it, but what baffles me the most is that nobody else seems to be speaking up about it. It got glorious reviews, and people who have played it thinks it's okay. It's an overrated and overhyped piece of SHIT that could've been so much more than it was. WHY? Just... WHY?!

7. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Yeah, I'll probably get some hate for putting "the best game of all time" on my list. But sorry, this isn't a good game to me. It feels bland, boring, and just... too weird. The entire Zelda franchise is just too weird for me. There's so many weird shitty characters and the whole game feels weird and just annoying to me. Other than that, I guess I can respect it for being the biggest game on the N64, but... yeah, it's definitely overrated imo. I mean, it's an okay game but "best of all time"? Really? You wanna go that far? I don't get it.

8. Amnesia: The Dark Descent
I guess this is a game I'll never understand the hype of. I played it for like an hour until I got so frustrated and angry with it that I shut it off before I literally threw the keyboard into my screen. I mean, talk about restricting you to play as a total pussy who goes insane whenever he doesn't have light. And good luck finding enough light... This game is a total mess imo and I don't get why people praise it so much. I guess it just works for some people, but not for me. It's overrated as hell to me.

9. Fallout 3
Fallout 3 isn't a bad game, it's just a very mediocre one. While it did fit as a sort of FPS/RPG hybrid, compared to Fallout 2, it's a disappointingly bland game. Definitely really overrated imo.

10. Super Mario 64
Yeah, sorry, I just don't have anything nice to say about this game. The controls feel very weird and it feels impossible to control Mario correctly due to the perspective. I often misjudge jumps and stuff and just end up getting frustrated. I dunno, something about 3d platformers in general just feel off to me, though Tomb Raider got it right, more right than SM64 in my opinion. What baffles me is that everyone seems to regard this as one of the best games ever, which is what I don't get. SMB3 and even SMW were much better titles imo.


  1. meh.... Halo CE is not overrated. How can you say this? :(

    1. Keep in mind overrated doesn't mean the game is bad, just that I think it gets a lot more hype than it deserves. To me it was just a mediocre sci-fi shooter that failed to keep my interest enough to even finish the game. If you like the game, more power to you. I just personally didn't get into it.
      I guess I should rename this list "top 10 games that everybody likes, but I didn't" since it's more just my own personal opinion, not stating anything as fact. Might have been a mistake on my part.