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i`ve changed opinion on gamez if something i read that puts me offof buying it. such as if the game turns out to be a genre i dont like.
also some games that i`ve played, and completed. i`ve gone back to playing them ages after, and they just don`t stand the test of time. golden eye, smb64, zelda OoT. to name a few.
then there`s the Super Smash Bros series, i just don`t get why it`s so popular, other than tha tact it`s got a huge cast of nintendo charecters in it. all it really is is a button bashing gaming. i prefer fighting games such as the street fighter or soul calibur series.

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Smash Bros. is only a button masher if you allow it to be. I can button mash in Tekken and Street Fighter.

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Any fighting game is a button masher if you allow it to be.:P

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Halo gets tons of unjustified hate. I mean when Peter Jackson,Neil Bolamank(the guy who directed district 9)and steven spielburg wants to create games and movie the it has to be good.

i've hated on the PS3 for quite a while now but i want one after sitting down to play one for more then a hour.

also a lot of so called hardcore gamers dump on the apple app store which has tons of games that appeal to both the hardcore and casuel.

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Hating a game because others praise it? That’s just plain stupid. Why do people care so much about what other people think? You will ruin your gaming habit, and taste in video games if you do this, which it seems to have already happen to you. There is no reason to hate a game unless it is truly a bad game. If you like the game you’re playing, then you should stick with it until you get sick and tired of the game. Also, just don't give a crap about what others think of it.

Anyway, I don't really hate any popular games like Halo. Even though the praise for it is unnecessary, it doesn’t seem like a bad game, but I don’t really care if I can ever play it or not. Though, there are other popular games like Gears of War where people seem to like it because of how bloody and gory it is. Those types of popularity are some of the ones I really dislike. I think it is disgusting thing to like that type of stuff. Though, I don't hate the game since I've never played it, but I hate the reasons behind the popularity of that game.

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Probably everyone and the Zelda CD-i games. I bet over half the people here have never even played them.

Sure, just about half of the people who hate the Zelda CD-i games never even played them (me being one of them), but how about people biasing their opinions on some reviews of the games? I’ve seen a number amount of reviews about these games, and some of the biggest complaints are the controls, level design, voice acting, graphics, animation, story, characters, ect. One of the most memorable reviews I've seen is from the AVGN. He plays through all three Zelda CD-i games, talks about the bad stuff about them, and also makes fun of them too.

Now, about the AVGN, at first, I was on the same boat as you about him and didn't get why he was so funny. His constant fowl language, yelling, and the other stuff he did was just annoying and unfunny. Though, after watching more of his reviews, his humor started to grow on me, and I started to like watching his reviews more. I'm now a big fan of his reviews, and seen every single episode, even his movie reviews. How many of his videos have you seen from him? Two? Three? It took me about five videos for me to start liking his style of humor. You should start watching his reviews more and see how you think of them, instead of just going by a few of them. Also, I have never even heard most of the games he reviews, but that doesn’t matter to me one bit.

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shingi_70 wrote:

Halo gets tons of unjustified hate. I mean when Peter Jackson,Neil Bolamank(the guy who directed district 9)and steven spielburg wants to create games and movie the it has to be good.

Easy: Money, money, money, moooo-ney..... MOOOO-NAY!

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seems to have happened to...oh right, yeah. Ya see? This is why I shouldn't post a topic on two different forum!

Anywho, :copy/paste:
Heh, I just realized I edited out the sentence stating that 'it's a habit I've been trying very hard to break'. It's something that I used to do a lot because I believed that I was the exact opposite of everyone else, so what everyone else likes, I'll surely hate - that was the way I was with music, why wouldn't it work with video games.

Well, after a while I learned that a lot of popular games are actually popular for a reason, and now I've been trying to get into the habit of not taking popularity into account(doing that with music and movies, too). Not to say that there aren't still games that I hate because of their popularity, but I'm working on it...(I think I got it down to 10 or so)

Like everyone else said, it's simply childish to hate on a game because it's popular. But it does happen quite often. I was just wondering if others here had any examples here that they'd like to share.

You know, in retrospect that was kind of an important thing that I left out

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Ricardo91 wrote:

shingi_70 wrote:

Halo gets tons of unjustified hate. I mean when Peter Jackson,Neil Bolamank(the guy who directed district 9)and steven spielburg wants to create games and movie the it has to be good.

Easy: Money, money, money, moooo-ney..... MOOOO-NAY!

That aside all of the games in the halo franchise are of expectional qualilty. Halo wars was really he first game to do a console RTS correctly. i mean its the same reason most HD console owners hate the wii and vice versa.

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Halo gets tons of unjustified hate. I mean when Peter Jackson,Neil Bolamank(the guy who directed district 9)and steven spielburg wants to create games and movie the it has to be good.

Erm... no it doesn't.

On the original topic, no I have never 'hated on' a game because it's popular, it's a bizarre thing to do. I've never hated a game... it's a game, not a war criminal. I do, however, dislike some games, all of which I dislike after playing them and deciding I dislike them. :D

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Trin wrote:

shingi_70 wrote:

Halo gets tons of unjustified hate. I mean when Peter Jackson,Neil Bolamank(the guy who directed district 9)and steven spielburg wants to create games and movie the it has to be good.

Erm... no it doesn't.

Why would some of the greatest directors want to make a movie about something that isn't good? They are already loaded.

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So you think they decide to make the movie after playing the game? And not after deciding the movie would make money for the company?

I think that's incorrect. :D

Regardless, the point is a game doesn't not have to be good because the man who directed District 9 thinks so.

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So you think they decide to make the movie after playing the game? And not after deciding the movie would make money for the company?

I think that's incorrect.

No, its not about if they played the game or not. It is very very popular and got great reviews from many many different places.
If it wasn't popular and didn't get great reviews I'm sure they wouldn't give a crap about it.

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33. Posted:

Exactly. They movie gets made because the game is very popular, therefore the movie will make money.

It's very simple.

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34. Posted:

the sonic series as a whole gets hated even when there are a few good modern games.(advanec,rush,sonic wii)

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Both popular and unpopular shouldn't be hated i mean you should never hate a game if you don't like it just trade it away for something you know you like unless your a collector however what i'm trying to say it's this "Don’t Knock It ‘Til You Try It".

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Trin wrote:

shingi_70 wrote:

Halo gets tons of unjustified hate. I mean when Peter Jackson,Neil Bolamank(the guy who directed district 9)and steven spielburg wants to create games and movie the it has to be good.

Erm... no it doesn't.

You're lying to yourself if you think it doesn't. It's one of the most popular titles to hate on, especially here. I have a hard time believing even half of the people that trash it have played it.

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Well, going back to Halo, I've played it. And its hate is not unwarranted. Okay, so maybe the amount of hate it receives is a little much, but Halo is a boring, unoriginal FPS. Stop reading Game Informer and go play a game worth your time. Halo is fun, just because it's decent, but I wont give it much more than that. People who say it sucks are ignorant, but people who think it's the best FPS ever are equally ignorant.

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Well, going back to Halo, I've played it. And its hate is not unwarranted. Okay, so maybe the amount of hate it receives is a little much, but Halo is a boring, unoriginal FPS. Stop reading Game Informer and go play a game worth your time. Halo is fun, just because it's decent, but I wont give it much more than that. People who say it sucks are ignorant, but people who think it's the best FPS ever are equally ignorant.

While I agree with most of your post, how is Halo unoriginal?

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Well, going back to Halo, I've played it. And its hate is not unwarranted. Okay, so maybe the amount of hate it receives is a little much, but Halo is a boring, unoriginal FPS. Stop reading Game Informer and go play a game worth your time. Halo is fun, just because it's decent, but I wont give it much more than that. People who say it sucks are ignorant, but people who think it's the best FPS ever are equally ignorant.

While I agree with most of your post, how is Halo unoriginal?

Maybe it's not unoriginal. I don't claim to be an expert on FPS games, but when Halo came out and I played it, everything about it to me just felt like it'd been done be for. Whether or not it had, it just left me with a "meh" feeling, and confusion as to why people are so obsessed. The story is nothing too interesting or new, and the multiplayer is just building off of something already established.

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the sonic series as a whole gets hated even when there are a few good modern games.(advanec,rush,sonic wii)

Hated by whom? If you mean the general, ignorant, shouting-with-nothing-much-to-say masses of the internet, then they know nothing and can be easily ignored.

I like Sonic, I like the games, but the games simply do not have the consistency of the Mario titles, for Sonic to be considered in the same league of quality. I know on this forum, with a few obvious exceptions, we are not children who like to shout the same thing over and over again, because we think it makes us cool. On this forum we except that reason, logic, informed opinion, and a bit of knowledge are required to form a viewpoint that is worth sharing.

My take on the Sonic series of games is this - take what I consider to be the golden age of the Sonic games, the 2D Genesis MegaDrive era games, specifically Sonic the Hedgehog I and II. Now, both of these games are of the highest quality, I have played them, completed them, enjoyed them many, many times, over many years, on many different systems. Nailed on classics, no doubt about that.

During this time, they genuinely did match the quality of the big, first party Nintendo games of the time, specifically the likes of Super Mario World. Personally I don't think Sonic I or II are as good, or have quite the same level of magic that Super Mario World has, but they do deserve to be considered as good, as well made, and perhaps even as important as the main Mario game of the time.

Here's the thing though - Sonic I II were released in '91/'92, Super Mario World was released around the same time, and, as I said, if we take a snapshot of that period in gaming history, the two series were of equal quality, and were equally respected. Of course, those who owned a SNES would say Mario World was better, and those who owned a Genesis MegaDrive would say Sonic, but now, looking back, with an unbiased, critical eye, we can see that the games being produced by both sides during this time were fantastic.

The 16bit era was a golden era in general for gaming.

Now, let's spin the clock back to the previous generation of consoles, the NES Master System era.

We find that Sonic hasn't yet been dreamed up by the people at Sega, who are using Alex Kidd, and Opa Opa as mascots. Sonic cannot be blamed for not having been 'invented' yet, of course, but let's look at the state of the Mario series at the time.

We have Super Mario Bros, widely accepted as one of the single most important games of all time, this was followed up with Super Mario Bros 2, which while not setting the world on fire, is certainly no disgrace. This is followed by Super Mario Bros 3, which is a game of undisputed quality. It's the best 8bit game on any system, and quite a long way ahead of anything Sega were doing at the time.

Right, now let's return to the golden era of the 16 bit games, and now spin the clock forward a generation, and see what Mario and Sonic have done since the golden era on the SNES MegaDrive.

Mario went on to Super Mario 64, which at the time of it's released was almost universally announced to be the 'greatest game ever', and if you agree with this or not, it is without question that Super Mario 64 was every bit as important to the 3D gaming era on consoles as the original Super Mario Bros was in the 2D era.

Sonic went on to star in Sonic Adventure, at (very roughly :D) the same time, and it was a fine game, I owned a Dreamcast, I owned this game. It wasn't in the same league as Super Mario 64 though, it didn't have reviewers shouting 'this is better than anything we've ever seen before' from the rooftops. The reason for this is because it wasn't as much of a step forward as Mario 64, it wasn't something that overshadowed everything we've seen before, and gave us something new, something completely amazing.

Now let's spin the clock forward to the current generation.

Mario was last with us on the current crop of consoles in the form of Super Mario Galaxy, which, again, was released to near universal praise, both commercially and critically. It scores 9.5-9.9 review scores pretty much across the board, and continues to ensure the Super Mario series of games are amongst the most highly respected and anticipated games of any games, released on any console.

Sonic was last with us, as far as I'm aware anyway, in the shape of Sonic Unleashed, which was released to pretty average review scores across the board. 5-10 seems to be about the average. It's not a complete disaster of a game, that's for sure, but I think even the most die-hard Sega fan would have trouble putting forward a convincing argument for it being as good as or better than the superb Super Mario galaxy.

So to finally get to my point - Sonic has been in many a fine game, I've played most of them, enjoyed some of them, but the series simply can not match the Mario series over the years, and over the systems, for the sheer quality, and the consistence of the quality.

A generation before Sonic took his bow on the Genesis, Mario was already staring in games which are considered some of the best and most important games ever.

A generation after Sonic arrived, Mario was staring in games which were completely revolutionary for the time, Sonic was staring in games which were very good, just not as good.

In the current generation, Mario is staring in games which are released to near universal critical and commercial acclaim - Sonic is staring in games which are released to a very mixed critical and commercial reaction.

The reasons for this, let's not pretend any different, are that, over the years, Mario have consistently hit the heights, Sonic has only occasionally been able to match this.

So, I think it's fair to consider the Mario series to be the superior of the two. As I said, I have enjoyed both, and I'm sure I will enjoy both in the future, but overall, Sonic games are hit and miss; some good, some bad, some average. Mario games are far more likely to deliver what people want, which is, I think, regardless of if you are a Sega person or a Nintendo person, quality games that are fun to play.

There are some people on the internet, and indeed some on this forum, who want to make these arguments, and arguments of the opposite viewpoint by simply saying 'maRio is teh sux!!' or 'sonic is the Sux!!11' over and over again, I assume because it's all they have. The reason I like to visit this site, is because I think, in general, the posters here are above the sort of pointless trolling that you would find on other forums. I think on these forums, what is respected is the ability to put forward an argument, or a point of view in an intelligent way, which if you agree with it or not, at least is being made from a solid viewpoint.

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