When the Hype Becomes Too Real



  • @SabotageTheTruth Yeah I kinda understand why people love it so much, I don't think it's an awful game. Especially if it's their first entry in the franchise. How do you feel about New Vegas? Personally I did like it much more than Fallout 3. Still not a fan of the world and how it looks (and those bugs!), but I think it's much better as a RPG. Better writing and quest design and takes better use of skills like science, repair and especially speech. And optional ways to complete quests besides shooting is one of the most important things for me in RPG:s.



  • @Budi I liked New Vegas, it just never ventured into love for me though. The first Bethesda game I ever played was Oblivion and I was blown away by the freedom but fantasy settings aren't my cup of tea so when Fallout 3 came out, I soaked it all up. New Vegas had some great improvements but I guess it wasn't "new" enough to fill me with wonder I guess? It's still a lot more enjoyable than Fallout 4 though, that seemed to lose all of the optional ways of completing quests in lieu of "MURDER EVERYTHING! KILL KILL KILL!".



  • "Oh man, Destiny is going to be one of the best games ever." - me while purchasing a white PS4.

    I'm so disappointed at myself for that. I bailed ship about a week before the first dlc dropped when I found out you had to purchase it to keep playing the Vanguards strikes and the Nightfall. I came back way later when I was gifted a copy of the Taken King, but holy hell it's still a big mess.



  • @Gr4ndM4rsh4ll When Destiny 2 comes out, it's going to be a difficult decision for me. In concept, I love Destiny. In execution.... eh, there's better things out there. I truly hope they can rectify all their mistakes but I'm not sure if they will.



  • DC Universe Online.
    Not entirely sure, was anyone else ever hyped for this game? For some reason I super was, even bought the special edition.... after a week or two... yeah it just died quickly.
    I think the trailer was to blame, it was pretty amazing.



  • @SabotageTheTruth The things that truly bothers me the most is that just like Taken King, the Lords of Iron dlc is just going to throw away all of that content to put you into an area even smaller than before. It makes sense to do that for Destiny 2 because, hey, it's an entirely new game.

    If this game was just a more expansive and intense version of Borderlands, I would probably never leave the game. Instead, they're stuck in this weird pseudo MMO-lite style of progression with no discernible direction, a direction that continues to remove older content instead of just adding on to it. It's overall very worrying.



  • @Inustar Definitely was excited for it! I remember my friend bringing his PS3 over to my house and we planned on dedicating an entire day to it. I created Parcheesi Boy, the worst superhero in existence and couldn't wait for all the amazing possibilities that lay ahead of me. Two hours later, we had switched it off.



  • @SabotageTheTruth Fallout 4 might be my most recent disappointment. It's not the worst game, and my fiance played it all the way through and enjoyed it, but I stalled at like 8 hours in. It felt... lifeless to me. The lack of real choice killed it for me. I just ended up replaying New Vegas.



  • @SabotageTheTruth said in When the Hype Becomes Too Real:

    @Inustar Definitely was excited for it! I remember my friend bringing his PS3 over to my house and we planned on dedicating an entire day to it. I created Parcheesi Boy, the worst superhero in existence and couldn't wait for all the amazing possibilities that lay ahead of me. Two hours later, we had switched it off.

    The character creation certainly was the best part.



  • I felt that way about Super Mario 64 and Pokemon Red/Blue. I mean, I think the issue is that games are always improving, always getting better. Pong was groundbreaking at one point. So while I can appreciate that they were innovative when they were released and that they're important for the history of gaming, they aren't objectively better than later entries in their respective series. All the nostalgia in the world won't change that. (Also for folks complaining that the new Pokemon are stupid, I've got 2 words for you, Grimer and Muk. GRIMER AND MUK!)



  • @michemagius I love Grimer and Muk!... but I also think Trubbish is cool too, so I guess I just love trash. I agree though, I'm replaying through Red right now (thanks Brandon and Kyle!) and while I'm having a good time, there's certain frustrations like inventory/box management that I realize become so much simpler in later entries. Nostalgia is a hell of a drug.



  • Among my IRL friends, I was famously hyped for The Crew. Played the beta. Left a sour taste in my thumbs. I still stand that the announcement trailer for the game is the one of the best.



  • Titanfall. It was the beginning of next-gen and this was supposedly the killer app that was going to take us into the future. In hindsight, I don't think many people are hyped about this game anymore but right when it came out everybody was raving, and review scores were in the 90's. I popped it into my Xbone and was ready for some next-gen gaming and I was just disappointed. Just another multiplayer shooter + robots. And so little content to offer with that game, I would not consider it a finished game.