Games you hate that everyone else seems to love.



  • I actually hate video games, I just keep playing them because I also dislike fun.



  • I cannot understand why people like Life is Strange. The three main components of the game are dialogue, choice-making, and scenario and it fails at each of those. Allow me to elaborate:

    The dialogue sounds like it was written by 30 year olds who had great teenage years and still think they're in the know with current teenagers.

    The choice-making is offensive. As with any game built on making-choices (lookin' at you, Tell-Tale) the choices the player make throughout the game don't have as much affect on the story as it may at first seem. But what makes it so bad in Life is Strange is that at the very end of the game, it all comes done to choosing which of two endings you get, which communicated to thr player that nothing they did previously actually matters anyway.

    By "scenario" I mean the weird phenomena that take place as the week passes. The hurricane being caused by the butterfly is, while heavy-handed, not too egregious because "metaphors" and all that. What really irks me is the near indifference to randomly dying wildlife, a somehow unpredicted eclipse (even though they're very predictible), and the SECOND FUCKING MOON IN THE SKY! Not only is there absolutely no reason for any of those things to happen, but everyone is just like, "oh, look at that. strange, innit?"

    I honestly think the game is praised solely because of teens who want to feel special about themselves, which is ok for me to say because I'm technically still in my teens.


  • Banned

    I've never been able to get into Rockstar games.

    Even Red Dead Redemption. Which I thought for sure I'd like.



  • @Brannox said in Games you hate that everyone else seems to love.:

    @Oscillator That's quite a diverse of genres, which leads me to ask: What games are you into? I'm only curious because many games that you listed are, as I just said, diverse, and I would like to know what you like. Thanks in advance if you respond!

    The top 30 I submitted for the top 100 thread tells my story pretty well:

    #1. Worms Armageddon (PC)
    #2. Perfect Dark (N64)
    #3. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
    #4. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Xbox 360)
    #5. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (Dreamcast)
    #6. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
    #7. Halo 1 (Original Xbox)
    #8. Star Fox 64 (N64)
    #9. Banjo-Kazooie (N64)
    #10. GoldenEye 007 (N64)
    #11. Rayman 2: The Great Escape (N64)
    #12. Harvest Moon 64 (N64)
    #13. Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube)
    #14. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (GameCube)
    #15. Burnout Revenge (Original Xbox)
    #16. SimCity 2000: Special Edition (PC)
    #17. Pikmin 1 (GameCube)
    #18. Project Gotham Racing 2 (Original Xbox)
    #19. Pokémon Red & Blue (Original Game Boy)
    #20. Blast Corps (N64)
    #21. Crazy Taxi (Dreamcast)
    #22. Jet Set Radio Future (Original Xbox)
    #23. Unreal Tournament 2003 (PC)
    #24. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved (Xbox 360)
    #25. Soul Calibur (Dreamcast)
    #26. Dance Dance Revolution Extreme (Arcade)
    #27. Robotron 64 (N64)
    #28. MechAssault (Original Xbox)
    #29. Star Wars Episode I: Racer (N64)
    #30. Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions (Original Xbox)

    More recent games I like are Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (Xbox 360), Pikmin 3 (Wii U), and Dirt Rally (Xbox One). I also have my eye on Rocket League, Planet Coaster, and STRAFE.

    What I like most in a game is depth, freedom, charm, atmosphere, and gameplay that's both addictive and long-lasting.



  • @Oscillator Thanks! That's a great list. Shoutout to Pokemon, Smash Bros., and Halo.



  • Uncharted and TLOU. You have a good movie paired with a solid game, but stitched together poorly. Its a product that is LESS than the sum of its part, where as the best video games in my opinion are those that pull together all their aspects to make a greater whole. They're not bad by any stretch of the imagination, but the dissonance is a personal gripe of mine.

    Dead Space. "It's like Alien in space, you'll love it!" Dead Space is an insult to Alien. Dead Space is Resident Evil 4 in space. It's about surprising you with jump scares and nonthreatening enemies, lacking any sort of real tension and horror. Its an adequate shooter sure, but its a horrible horror game.

    BioShock Infinite is a bad game THERE I SAID IT. The story is nonsensical yet the developers and fans seem to think they're so much smarter than everybody else. No, its not that I don't understand the story, because its really not that complicated, but rather than its both riddled with holes and poorly told. Also, Elizabeth is an overrated companion. BOOKER CATCH does not make me bond with an AI.

    I could keep going but I've already dug myself a big enough hole haha



  • @Galaxy40k said in Games you hate that everyone else seems to love.:

    Uncharted and TLOU. You have a good movie paired with a solid game, but stitched together poorly. Its a product that is LESS than the sum of its part, where as the best video games in my opinion are those that pull together all their aspects to make a greater whole. They're not bad by any stretch of the imagination, but the dissonance is a personal gripe of mine.

    Dead Space. "It's like Alien in space, you'll love it!" Dead Space is an insult to Alien. Dead Space is Resident Evil 4 in space. It's about surprising you with jump scares and nonthreatening enemies, lacking any sort of real tension and horror. Its an adequate shooter sure, but its a horrible horror game.

    BioShock Infinite is a bad game THERE I SAID IT. The story is nonsensical yet the developers and fans seem to think they're so much smarter than everybody else. No, its not that I don't understand the story, because its really not that complicated, but rather than its both riddled with holes and poorly told. Also, Elizabeth is an overrated companion. BOOKER CATCH does not make me bond with an AI.

    I could keep going but I've already dug myself a big enough hole haha

    I actually like Bioshock 1&2 but I really REALLY didn't like Infinite.



  • @Oscillator Yes! Blast Corps! Love it! I also put many hours into Harvest Moon 64. I haven't tried many other games similar but nothing has captured HM64 for me. Lastly, I also rank Majora's Mask higher than Ocarina of Time. Solid list.



  • Dear diary,

    today I was on the EZA forums and I opened this one thread and started reading and there were people saying all kinds of mean things about a lot of my favourite games and then I cried a little. Later in the evening I ate some pizza and took the trash out.



  • @Galaxy40k No such thing as a hole here. These style posts pop up fairly frequently. Let it out, what other games grind your gears.

    For me its tough. All the allies love Souls/Borne genre. I gave Bloodborne a try. On my fifth try, I got the first boss down to a sliver of health, then died. Now this is where someone may say, "So now you see, once you learn the boss' habits and moves you can see the path to the kill!!" And I say, "Yes, I saw that on the third attempt. Now, it's just getting petty and turning into a grind-fest. I'm sorry, but I've already played Destiny." I should say, I don't hate these games, but they just aren't quite right.

    Nioh is on the edge for me, I really liked the playing it, until the boss fight... Same old, same old. Maybe I'm missing something, I think there is a way to summon you spirit animal, but I never found it.

    Anyways, these are games that I want to like, but just didn't for some odd reason.



  • @Sentinel-Beach Take it as a celebration of different tastes.



  • Uncharted 2 has my vote. It's the worst paced game I've ever played and most of it is mind numbingly brain dead. It contains a lot of prime examples of bad game design IMHO.

    I like to be in the driver's seat... Uncharted puts you in a back seat driver position. You mostly just let the game happen to you.



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  • Oh geez, don't get me started XD
    Well pretty much everything by Naughty Dog expect Jak 1-3,
    Gone Home and similar g a m e s,
    the majority of the Metal Gear franchise,
    Majora's Mask,
    Final Fantasy XII,
    FIFA,
    Madden,
    Gran Forzarismo,
    Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls (most probably Detroit too),
    Alan Wake,
    all MMOs,
    all MP only games (like Overwatch, I would list Battleborn too but this thread is about popular games many people love),
    Life is Strange,
    CoD,
    MoH,
    Battlefield and most modern FPSs in general really (only recent one I like was Doom)
    Assassin's Creed series after 2 (and I don't even like 1&2 much),
    Bomberman (only BM games I like are the SP focused N64 ones, the MP focused ones suck imo),
    Mario Party series,
    Paper Mario Series after Super Paper Mario (yes I like Super Paper Mario),
    Papers Please and similar games
    Most pure Visual Novels (that means those without any puzzles or other gameplay elements, like the Senran Kagura which is part VN part hack & slay, or HuniePop)
    Skyrim
    Fallout New Vegas
    and many more.



  • Super Metroid, controls are terrible, Samus is both floaty and clunky. Ive tired 3 different times to play it and I just cant get past the platforming

    Earthbound, boring world and characters, just a rehash of Mother

    Yoshi's Island, terrible and uninspired level design

    Burnout Paradise, open world racing is a terrible idea

    Smash brothers and Mario kart, I can only play so much, it's fun with friends, at least MK is once in a while

    Vanquish, just a generic shooter that isn't that fun to play and just dull colorless world



  • hate is a strong word, there's a lot of games that I don't like that people love but I don't hate them.
    Gone Home



  • @ACardAttack said in Games you hate that everyone else seems to love.:

    Burnout Paradise, open world racing is a terrible idea

    Yes, yes it is.



  • @ib0show said in Games you hate that everyone else seems to love.:

    hate is a strong word, there's a lot of games that I don't like that people love but I don't hate them.
    Gone Home

    Let the hate flow through you!
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    It can be cathartic!

    Going for a semi-controversial one here: Monster Hunter

    I've tried this franchise at various points but it just hasn't clicked with me despite having a deep love for the games that helped pave the way for it. (Mainly Phantasy Star Online) I just find it boring as hell to play for some reason. It feels like a game running at half speed most of time and the controls and UI in particular are a mess in most of the MH titles I've played. Still it is a game that my friends and brother in particular are obsessed with and whenever we are together I have to endure a 2-3 hour conversation of them all talking about the minute details of the game as if in another language. Seriously for someone who isn't into the games all the talk around them is impenetrable.

    At this point my dislike for the franchise has become a running joke in my social group. I'm the one who hates it. That's me. That's my thing apparently. I hate the Monster Hunters and their endless loot grind :/



  • Dark souls :@ I hate this game!



  • @Musou-Tensei Wow, ignoring most of it, request for clarification, do you just dislike New Vegas, dislike all the Fallout games, or have only played New Vegas and hated it enough to never play another? I feel like New Vegas is easily the strongest modern entry in that particular franchise. Not used to seeing people call it out by name as something they hate.