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Topic: What is your one most overrated and one most underrated games you've ever played?

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VoidofLight

@TheJGG I can see why people like it, but it’s just honestly not for me. I do agree with the series being the comfort food of those who enjoy traditional rpgs.

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Dezzy

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@Dezzy Clicked with my brain in what sense? Keeping in mind I can only speak from a position of experience about Bloodborne, it's only really competent AS an action game, IMO. Otherwise, it's an RPG with almost no customization, no story-telling, no quests, barely any characters... what's left beside the action? Wandering around empty environments so as to occasionally create a shortcut? I guess it does have stats you can allocate, but that's the only sense in which it seems even remotely RPG-like, and there are games out there that aren't RPGs and also features leveling systems.

Well Bloodborne and Sekiro definitely lean more towards action than Dark Souls/Demon's Souls do. That's true. But I still fundamentally view all of these games as being driven by loot, character building, and strategy, just as much as action. Dark Souls 1 especially is designed so you're supposed to die on your first attempt at most bosses (and many areas too). It does consciously undermine the purely skill-based approach to gameplay. If you start the game as a Knight class, you even start with your character over-encumbered so you can't move quickly, to really drive home the point that it's not supposed to be about skill.

There is also quite a lot of story and characters in all these games. It's just all hidden. It's hidden in item descriptions and character side-quests. Most of which are quite hard to figure out how to unlock and complete. That can sometimes be a bit annoying, but it was a pretty genius PR strategy for the series, because it lead to this big online community forming of people piecing everything together over time.

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Snaplocket

Overrated? Banjo-Kazooie, I prefer pretty much any other 3d platformer released at the time over it or it's sequel.

Underrated? World's End Club. Nintendolife gave it a 5 out of 10 and the platforming sections are mediocre but honestly, the story and characters are some of the best of recent memory and I feel the game is worth playing because of that. It looks and sounds really good too. It's not as good as Zero Escape, Danganronpa or AI Files but it's still worth playing for fans of those games.

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Snatcher

Overrated: Okami. Okami is amazing and wile no I didn't beat the game, one I think the game Does great, I mean it was a ps2 game (Or ps1?) and it does a great job with making every area feel new, But bc the game is so long, its starts having to reuse stuff, but before I get to that. Sometimes the game is unclear on what it wants you to do, I remember in one section You have to catch a a dude who stole a purse or somethin, and the whole time you have no idea on what to do, I had to end up looking up what to do it was so random. But Back to the game reusing stuff, I mean it, you fight like the same boss 5 times, not all at once but 5 times, the boss is annoying and its just not fun, And this might sound stupid, but I do feel like the game drags on unnecessaryly, and I have proof of it doing this, sometimes story point that never get brought up again, or stuff that just waste your time just to waste your time.

Ya so this might sound stupid but this is my opinion on the game, I still love it, The game looks great, and for a ps2 game its very big, and the fact that they were able to make a game this long without making it to boring is amazing.

Underrated: Bomber man R online, The review makes the game sound unfair and pay to win but its not, its actually a really good game please try it.

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Snatcher

@Snaplocket I kinda feel like unless the game is near perfect they can't injoy the game. so they give it 5/10's

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KingMike

Dezzy wrote:

Well Bloodborne and Sekiro definitely lean more towards action than Dark Souls/Demon's Souls do. That's true. But I still fundamentally view all of these games as being driven by loot, character building, and strategy, just as much as action. Dark Souls 1 especially is designed so you're supposed to die on your first attempt at most bosses (and many areas too). It does consciously undermine the purely skill-based approach to gameplay. If you start the game as a Knight class, you even start with your character over-encumbered so you can't move quickly, to really drive home the point that it's not supposed to be about skill.

I've only watched Dark Souls, hadn't yet played. So maybe I'm misunderstanding.
But I don't see how a game that doesn't hand out wins on the first try isn't a "skill" game.
Isn't it a "skill" game if it wants you to really learn the enemies and stuff?
I'm only assuming if it was a truly terribly-designed game, it wouldn't be played by many except the cult communities of people who enjoy terrible games.

Now Enix America might've broken a few games in localization (especially 7th Saga),
but I look at SoulBlazer. To my memory, most or all of the Japanese bosses could simply be mashed to death. The English version bosses were buffed to at least require a tactical effort.
Or is it wrong if a game requires more "skill" than knowing how to mash the attack button?

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Dezzy

KingMike wrote:

I've only watched Dark Souls, hadn't yet played. So maybe I'm misunderstanding.
But I don't see how a game that doesn't hand out wins on the first try isn't a "skill" game.
Isn't it a "skill" game if it wants you to really learn the enemies and stuff?
I'm only assuming if it was a truly terribly-designed game, it wouldn't be played by many except the cult communities of people who enjoy terrible games.

Well obviously you can just define everything as being some kind of "skill" if you want to get into semantics. I mean skill as opposed to strategy, and as opposed to character building and loot hunting.

I simply mean that on your first playthrough (especially), having the right equipment, and figuring out the weaknesses of bosses will generally get you further than simply being good at action games will.

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NintendoByNature

I always get worried posting stuff like this since I'm sure people will be upset, but here goes anyway lol...

Underrated: the Guacamelee duo. I'd say they're 2 of the very best action platformer/metroidvania games on switch. I know they review well, but you don't hear people talking about them nearly as much as Celeste, hollow knight, shovel knight etc. If you haven't yet, go play em!

Overrated: monster hunter rise. Did I enjoy my time with it? I guess.. maybe a little bit. The first 4-5hrs were a nice change of pace for me being my first MH game. But then shortly after I just wanted it to end. I know it gets glowing reviews everywhere and I'm all for that, I just don't think the game is for me. I'm glad I tried it though.

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Losermagnet

@Ralizah i totally get Bloodborne being overrated. I finished it a couple months back and, while I enjoyed my time with it, I couldn't comprehend the amount of praise it's received. I went in expecting at least a Dark Souls level of storytelling, and I didn't get that. And I s'pose I prefer the slow tension in Dark Souls' combat to the mad flailing I did in Bloodborne.

For underrated......I dunno. Donkey Kong on the gameboy maybe? It's an awesome game and I think it's much better than either of the Mario Land games.

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@Losermagnet Yeah Game Boy Donkey Kong was legit great, I'm surprised it doesn't get talked about more. It appears to be just the arcade game or just a slight remix of the stages but it's surprising inventive. Thinking about I may get out my 3DS to have a go on it again.

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MarioLover92

@NintendoByNature I never got into Monster Hunter either. I tried a couple of the MH games and while I do see the appeal, it's not quite my cup of tea. Part of the reason why is because a lot of the weapons have a lengthy wind-up time for connecting your attacks to the monsters you face. The controls in general felt too...heavy for me, as well.

@Losermagnet Donkey Kong is probably my favorite game on the original Game Boy. I liked Mario vs. Donkey Kong on the GBA as well, would love to see another game like this over another one of those Mini Mario games.

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NintendoByNature

@MarioLover92 for sure. It kind of felt like a slog getting thru it. It wasn't bad, it just isn't something I'll ever revisit

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OVERRATED: Mario Odyssey. Okay hear me out, everyone always talks about how big and cool Mario Odysseys world is. But each of the kingdoms more or less can be described as: go from point A to point B but with some weird and wacky characters in between all of the stuff and a bunch of really easy moons to get to give the allusion of progression even though it is just the same, not that fun gameplay loop until you beat the 5 hour long main story and than just grind 9999 coins so than you can buy a bunch of moons to get to the darker side of the moon. That core game play loop is even less fun than the main game! Plus there are 999 moons in the game and that is way to much.

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WWENATION4

@Snatcher I honestly see why some people think it's overrated coming from a fan of Smash's standpoint. If your reason is for example "too hard" or anything along the lines of that then that's understandable to me. But if you come up with something that's ***** like "i don't like this game because people are better than me" or "i don't like this game because i lose a lot" then i just can't accept those two reasons i mentioned above.

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