Games you hate that everyone else seems to love.



  • Mario every title I don't think I have ever played a Mario game that I enjoyed.
    Zelda most titles. Link to the past is great and Twilight Princess was ok.
    Pokemon
    Halo
    Gears of War
    Mega Man
    Sonic
    God of War
    Kingdom Hearts



  • Final Fantasy 15 is trash and that's not me looking at it as a Final Fantasy game but as a JRPG in general. Having the Final Fantasy tag is just a bigger slap in the face because it's supposed to be the gold standard of JRPG's. With all the flaws and disappointment of Final Fantasy 13 i still played that game for 100 hours and got the platinum. I gave up on FF15 after a few.

    Also, i don't like fighting games, mainly because i don't care for the gameplay and there is no story or goal really you just fight people with the same character over and over again to get better. That's just not why i play games. I do get why people like them tho because i have grown to like MOBA's and Overwatch but fighting games is a genre i have basically cut from my gaming library and do not miss, at all.



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

    Witcher 3. Ruined by the combat.
    I don't know if everyone else loves this but Shadow of Mordor. Completely bland ubi-style grindfest without any challenge.

    I think with Shadow of Mordor it was a right place right time sort of deal. For me it sandwiched perfectly between bigger games. It wasn't too hard and the Nemesis system was fun to play around with. It's far from perfect but it is the little game that could for me!



  • Oh yea and i forget about one game:

    Nier kinda sucks. I actually think that the Metacritic score for that game is generous. Everytime i hear about this game (online at least) people talk about it like it is some sort of master piece. It's really not. There is no way that game deserves more than a 6/10.



  • I love that you hate Alan wake.

    Because it is one of my most favorite games of all time. Some fo the most enjoyable combat of any game, coolest story and amazing atmosphere.

    And I LOVE seeing inverse opinions of my own.

    For the most part, to touch on your points. It appears we simply have differing opinions. Everything you hated about the game I simply loved.

    The scary atmosphere was just right, and rarely had jump scares... in fact I think there was only really one the entire game? Everything else was simply there the entire time, and through sound and peripheral vision you realized it was there... And then that made you jump. (Keep in mind I played it the day it released in 1 sitting, and then again when the PC version released. But not since. So my memory may be lacking.)

    The story telling and voice acting were awesome. I just loved all the characters and especially the agent. He was the best part of this game, easily.

    Anyways. It totally rocks that you disliked Hated it.



  • @ZyloWolfBane

    I could not stand 1&2. But Infinite is one of the best games I have ever played... except that cliche ending the rest of it was amazing. But the ending almost ruined the whole experience for me.



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  • Super Mario 64.

    It just feels too cryptic. It just throws you into a world with almost no sense of direction. I guess that's kinda the point considering it's a sandbox style, but when I have no idea where to even begin to look for the star, it gets a little annoying. I don't like how Mario feels either, with the controls feeling very floaty and unresponsive at times. This gets me even more frustrated when even the slightest misstep kicks you out of the level back into the castle. Ugh.

    I grew up with the PS1, too, so the N64's graphical style doesn't sit well with me, either. I think if I had grown up with Mario 64, it'd be a different story. Instead, I spent most of my childhood years playing Sunshine, then moving on to Galaxy. By the time I finally went back and played 64, I just wasn't having fun with it. In fact, I was more frustrated than anything.

    I totally understand it being a masterpiece FOR THE TIME, but by modern standards, I just find it unplayable.



  • I hate sports games. Probably most people on this forum do. I can't help but feel it's the type of game for people who don't really play games. I think they glorify celebrities that are way overpayed. I think no matter the franchise, it's the same game every year and they never improve the gameplay, which is usually very shallow. I love all kinds of games. I've even learned to give opportunities to games I disliked, but sports games I just can't get into. They represent so much more than just a genre of gaming for me. And I'm not salty cause I'm bad at them. I'm terrible at many kinds of games (like strategy), but I can see the appeal in those games.



  • @DavidFCG I personally don't like very many sports games myself, but I have to disagree with a lot of what you are saying.
    My best friend is very much a gamer. He's platinumed the entire Souls-Borne series, has a 100+ dollar arcade stick for playing Street Fighter... but he also buys Madden every year.
    Despite what you may think, these games do receive some pretty hefty upgrades from year to year, from major updates to physics systems, new modes, etc... and the gameplay is hardly shallow. Hell, a lot of these games have a HUGE learning curve if you want to be good. Having picked up UFC2 on sale recently (I love myself some UFC irl) the combat is so deep and involved that I've had to take a break from a few other games just to learn the intricacies.
    I'm not trying to convince you to like them but saying that they are unimproved entry to entry or have shallow gameplay is ignorant and uninformed.



  • @El-Shmiablo I cannot deny at all what you say. I admit I'm very prejudiced against the genre. I'm sure they're not all bad games. It's just how It feels like to me. And I guess I worded things poorly. I don't really think that only casual gamers play sports games, but it certainly seems like they're the target audience. Also, UFC I think it's a different case. UFC games haven't been coming out as long as, say, team sports games, and that kind of sport will always be more complex and will lend itself to more room for improvement from a technical perspective on a videogame. I guess my complaints are aimed mostly at competetive team sports games. At least where Ii'm from, many people just buy consoles to play the latest FIFA or PES and then get bored and sell the console. That's a thing. Like I said, to me the genre represents more than just the games themselves. I could write a whole essay about it, but I won't. I don't mean to offend people who play sports games. I'm not saying the're bad games. I'm saying I can't see the appeal in them. Also, again, I do admit it's ignorant of me to say they have shallow gameplay, but that's just how it feels like to me, but in all fairness, that's also how I feel about most sports in general, so that's probably the reason.



  • Hotline Miami 2,
    Ratchet and Clank,
    Firewatch,
    Everybody's Gone to the Rapture,
    Perfect Dark,
    Watch Dogs 2,
    Fallout: New Vegas,
    Burnout Paradise

    Can't think of any others I hate off the top of my head. I do think GTA, Dishonoured, Super Mario 64 and every Zelda title after Majora's Mask are overrated though.



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

    Burnout Paradise

    Lots of people hate Burnout Paradise.



  • GTA. never understood why people love such a boring, shitty franchise with 12 year old type humour.



  • @Yoshi To each their own, but saying it is "boring and shitty with twelve year old humor" is very reductive.
    The games are massive sandboxes with insane amounts of activities ranging from minigames so robust they could probably be sold seperate from the game itself, to full sets by famous comedians, hours of original movies/television/radio, crazy game modes, etc. GTAV comes with more content than most games see over several entries.
    The games are usually at the forefront of technology for whatever platform they are on, from graphics to physics to interactivity.
    I'm not even sure what "12 year old humor" even means. I won't try to pretend that the games aren't silly and bombastic in their sense of humor, but the writing and performances in GTA games are top notch, and much of the humor comes from a very satirical view of American culture.



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

    Watch Dogs 2

    Did you enjoy the first one and hate 2, never play 1 and only 2, or do you hate both?
    I liked 1 well enough but haven't played 2. Just wondering about the context of you not liking 2.



  • @El-Shmiablo said in Games you hate that everyone else seems to love.:

    @Yoshi To each their own, but saying it is "boring and shitty with twelve year old humor" is very reductive.
    The games are massive sandboxes with insane amounts of activities ranging from minigames so robust they could probably be sold seperate from the game itself, to full sets by famous comedians, hours of original movies/television/radio, crazy game modes, etc. GTAV comes with more content than most games see over several entries.
    The games are usually at the forefront of technology for whatever platform they are on, from graphics to physics to interactivity.
    I'm not even sure what "12 year old humor" even means. I won't try to pretend that the games aren't silly and bombastic in their sense of humor, but the writing and performances in GTA games are top notch, and much of the humor comes from a very satirical view of American culture.

    just admit you like humor for 12 year olds!



  • @Sieghardt Never said I didnt.
    ;3



  • @Oscillator Really? Never realised I have to say, I always tend to catch some flak from people for saying that on other forums etc. I've gone on so just assumed it's universally loved.

    @Tragosaurus I loved the first one and hated 2. The protagonist, set of characters and story missions are better in 2 for sure but it just lacks that sense of wonder and exploration that the first game had in spades that I so love about Ubisoft's open world games, I even missed the towers :O



  • @cosmo6871 People like you are why Nintendo stayed away from the formula for so long. Did you struggle with the minilevels in Sunshine where they took your F.L.U.D.D. away? Honestly, you just gotta dig in and learn how to play the game. I guess you don't enjoy exploring since you're complaining about having no sense of direction, so just use a guide if that's how you prefer how to play games. Some of us like experimenting and discovering this stuff for ourselves, which makes run to the flagpole Mario incredibly boring by comparison unless it's Super Mario Maker levels with sadistic level designers where escaping the level is a puzzle or challenge in itself.

    I can confirm Super Mario 64 is still playable today. Collected all 120 stars in the game from when the game came out on Wii U VC to finishing quite recently. It doesn't take that long, I just paced it out between playing other games.

    Honestly, the thing about platformers, any platformer, is that you have to put time in to learn how the game plays and feels. Even platformers I've played before feel a little off when I pick them back up after years when I've been playing other platformers. You need to settle in and give yourself time to adjust to it. That's why I never play two platformers or more at the same time. Even Mario 1, 2, (dokidoki panic, not lost levels) and 3 have drastically different feel to how they play between them.