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Have you ever got suckered in by hype...only to realize the game was total crap?


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Initial post: Mar 20, 2012 1:13:17 PM PDT
I ask this in light of the recent terrible ratings for Operation: Raccoon City and Ninja Gaiden 3.

Both of those games were pretty hyped, and turned out to be duds.

What titles have you bought into the hype for, then were disappointed when they turned out to be crap?

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 1:14:19 PM PDT
mega Tron says:
Well, I'm definitely in the minority here, but I got suckered into buying Super Mario Galaxy based on hype, and I personally thought it sucked.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 1:15:07 PM PDT
http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 1:16:37 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 21, 2012 8:50:16 AM PDT
Skyrim
FallOut: New Vegas

Between thoese two games you'll have more crashes than a demolition derby. Heyo!

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 1:17:34 PM PDT
I thought Gears 1 and 2 were the most overrated games I'd ever played. GTA IV and Modern Warfare 2 came close as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 1:17:43 PM PDT
Kirksplosion says:
I bought into the hype behind Brute Force and bought it on release day. It wasn't the worst game I've played, but it wasn't very good.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 1:17:53 PM PDT
Kirksplosion says:
You so crazy!

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 1:18:36 PM PDT
prsmooth says:
Socom 4

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 1:20:16 PM PDT
Agreed. I thought it was scientifically impossible to dislike the mario galaxy games.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 1:22:44 PM PDT
McAwesomeo says:
Brink.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 1:23:38 PM PDT
GarionOrb says:
Borderlands
Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 1:24:13 PM PDT
Marvelous says:
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Say What!!!???

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 1:24:27 PM PDT
Kirksplosion says:
It's intriguing, for sure. I guess if someone has disliked every 3D Mario, I can see where they're coming from. I still wouldn't understand it, but at least I can make some sense of it. But if someone enjoys the 3D Marios, but not Galaxy...yeah, that does not compute with me in the least. The level design alone is exponentially better than prior games.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 1:25:08 PM PDT
uncledonnie3 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 1:25:23 PM PDT
GarionOrb says:
Yup.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 1:26:54 PM PDT
jtshiel says:
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mega Tron says:
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Posted on Mar 20, 2012 1:27:09 PM PDT
SuperHiro says:
Mass Effect 2. Avoided it at first due to reports of diminished RPG elements. Finally gave in and purchased it due to all the glowing reviews on Amazon but... no.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 1:27:54 PM PDT
Sal says:
King of Fighters XII. Although there was not much hype for it....***sigh*** I hyped it up in my mind all on my own. Worst iteration of the KOF series.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 1:28:27 PM PDT
Jay Sizzle says:
"Both of those games were pretty hyped, and turned out to be duds."

According to a bunch of strangers on the internet. I'll be my own judge, thank you.

A praised game that I ended up HATING was Bayonetta. What a load of pretentious & hollow garbage that was.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 1:29:58 PM PDT
GarionOrb says:
I thought Bayonetta was one of the absolute greatest games this gen.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 1:30:33 PM PDT
Marvelous says:
No Garion, no, no, no. Please say it isn't so! lol

Well to answer the OP, I never really buy into hype. I do my do diligence on the games I'm interested in. I watch all the trailers and gameplay videos I can get my hands on, and just go from there.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 1:30:53 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 20, 2012 2:02:38 PM PDT
"The entire Uncharted series"

And one of your reasons for this is based on an entirely hypocritical critique.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 1:31:24 PM PDT
uncledonnie3 says:
I totally get people not liking Bayonetta for various reasons but pretentious and hollow would be 2 adjectives where I can't even begin to fathom how they would be applied to that game.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 1:32:15 PM PDT
uncledonnie3 says:
I don't like Uncharted. Get over it already.
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