Games that get a bad rap

  • Banned

    DmC: Devil May Cry - Mechanically superior to half the main series. Better story and characters than all of them.

    Marvel vs Capcom Infinite/Street Fighter V - Similarly mechanically superior to most of the other games in the series, but people are still stuck on launch woes/roster issues.

    Basically every Tom Clancy game this gen - Seige seems to be the only one that gets a pass, but Ghost Recon Wildlands is a lot of fun and The Division is basically unrecognizable from what it was at launch with all the changes and improvements they have made.

  • Heroes Of The Storm - I'm not a huge MOBA player anymore, but I still occasionally go back to HotS, but it's mostly brushed aside because it's not as "Complex" as LoL or DOTA 2, but I find it a more relaxing game in a stressful competitive genre and much more fun with friends. It helps that I have a pretty big attachment to older Blizzard characters too.

    Battleborn - Randy Pitchford and launch problems aside I thought it was a pretty decent game, the timing of it's launch was really poor and it was hard to avoid the comparisions.

    In no particular order:

    • Too Human
    • Musou franchise
    • "Anime" fighting games (Blazblue, Guilty Gear, etc)
    • Blue Dragon
    • The Last Remnant

    Just off the top of my head.

  • I think the problem with Heroes of the Storm was $20 skins. Blizzard really has no shame in blood-sucking.

    I have no interest in auto-attack, action bar, or even most top-down view games like that anymore, however I might have tried it years back if that hadn't been the case.

  • @Haru17 said in Games that get a bad rap:

    I think the problem with Heroes of the Storm was $20 skins. Blizzard really has no shame in blood-sucking.

    Agreed, no different than most. LoL from my experience with it pulled a lot of shady things with their pricing in the past for skins that weren't "Finished" and they were pretty expensive to boot.

    Thankfully the loot box system on HotS fixes a lot of that, I've gotten a LOT of previously top priced skins from them.

  • Final Fantasy X for sure

  • Most games I play, lol.

  • @gwnner I've only played Watch Dogs 2, but I like it a lot.

  • I have no idea why they decided to do a bad rap for Yokka Laylee

  • Daikatana is a good game now. Fan Patch fixed everything. It's a really great Romero shooter which just doesn't exist anymore.

  • I have multiple weapons in my closet that I drag out whenever I have to talk about Final Fantasy XIII. World maps and villages aside, I think an RPG lives and dies with it's combat system. To me, this game just cuts to the chase, by making the entire game about strategy, gear, EXP and customization. It's a no-nonsense action-strategy & character-centric journey. And damn, it's pretty.

    (I'll also consent with The_Andredal that this is what I partly think about FFX too :) )

  • Mas Effect Andromeda- I agree with all the criticism it got but I enjoyed the 50 hours I spent with it more than I should have.

  • Lollipop Chainsaw maybe? I thought it was fun.

    3rd Birthday is a good game, just a bad entry into Parasite Eve imo.

  • I was thinking about it, and I think Nintendo Land gets a lot of unfair negativity. I think it has more to do with the Wii U then with Nintendo Land. Even though I love my Wii U and it's probably my most used console ever, I will admit that it was pretty much a flop in terms of sales/3rd party support. I don't mind the Wii U's lack of power because most of the games I own for the system are first party Nintendo titles that were made with the hardware in mind, but I can understand how that lack of power limited a lot of outside developers. So, when the Wii U came out, there wasn't much fanfare. And when Nintendo Land was announced at E3 as this big game for the Wii U, people understandably weren't hyped. I however, adored Nintendo Land. It was the first game I owned for my Wii U and the only game I had for the system for several months. I've heard it thrown around that Nintendo Land "is no Wii Sports", but like, Nintendo Land is better than Wii Sports. At least in my eyes. Wii Sports is about the most basic game ever created. All you have to do in that game is swing the Wiimote at the right time. That's great for family gatherings when you want to see your grandma try to virtually bowl, but outside of that what's the appeal? With Nintendo Land, it's basically a love letter to Nintendo Fans. All the attractions are based on Nintendo franchises new and old, and they all show Nintendo's affection for each series. The environments are beautiful and unique, I absolutely adore the Zelda, Mario, Animal Crossing, Metroid, Luigi's Mansion, Pikmin, and Takamaru attractions for this reason. The sheer amount and quality of collectables, are awesome, and they're so fun to unlock that I will delete my save file every time I've collected them all so that I can collect them again. The music is wonderful and full of nostalgia. And best of all, you can play Nintendo Land by yourself. The multiplayer attractions are hectic fun that will brighten up any gathering of friends, but you don't have the gang around every night, which is the appeal of the single player games. The Metroid Attraction is the sole reason I am such a big supporter of the Metriod franchise despite never being able to play any of the games due to motion sickness or not having the consoles to play them. The Zelda Attraction was the first time I ever played anything relating to Zelda and now it's one of my favorite franchises ever.

  • Wolfenstein (2009) I played it a couple of years after its release. I remember only hearing bad stuff about this then I played and thought it was awesome. I still can't understand the criticism towards this games.

    Zelda II, it's actually one of my favorite Zelda. I used to dislike it as well when I was younger so I can understand where the hate comes from.

    Dark Souls II, I can understand some of the criticism but I really don't think it's THAT much worse than other games in the series.