What are the most over-hyped games ever?
Opinions are like… well we all know how the old saying goes, but let’s agree that we all have one. When it comes to video games, your opinions don’t really mean much unless you agree with the rest of the internet. In fact, there are so many games that the gaming community have put on a pedestal, despite them being flawed or just not that great.
Now, I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy these games (except for one of them), but rather they have been so over-hyped and are so beloved, you cannot criticise them.
With that being said, here are five games that have been totally over-hyped.
Ok, so you know when I said ‘I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy these games’? Yeah, well, this is the exception – and yes I know most of you have stopped reading now.
So how can I dislike the most beloved game of all time? Well, as someone who started with Daggerfall and spent most of his childhood on Morrowind, I think I’ve got a pretty good understanding of an Elder Scrolls game.
However, Skyrim is just a bit, meh compared to those. The combat is sluggish, especially if you’re a melee character. The inventory is a complete mess because it was catered to console players. The world is actually rather bland looking and takes some serious mods to make it look as good as it should. The voice acting is lazy – they used about 10 voice actors in total. And finally, the quests are totally lame.
Unpopular opinion but I think Skyrim is the most over-hyped games ever. But incredibly Skyrim is – according to Metacritic – rated 96 out of 100!
John Romero’s about to make you his bitch… or not.
The world of video games in the 90s was completely different to what it is right now. With the majority of games, you were unable to see any footage of it until you coughed up the cash for a copy. You had to trust magazines for all your info.
That being said, this John Romero game was meant to be the greatest game of all time. Time Magazine claimed everything Romero touched turned to gold and up until this point (1997) they were correct.
Not only was the hype built up about the ambitious first-person shooter, but it was initially penned in to be the first Romero release since leaving Id Software.
So was it good? Nope! For starters, it was meant to be released at Christmas 1997, only to be pushed back every year, until finally releasing in summer 2000. Releasing a game designed in 1997 in 2000 wasn’t the best call because everything looked… well, like a three-year-old game.
Was it one of the most over-hyped games ever? Yep, it was truly horrendous.
3. No Man’s Sky
I’m sick of talking about this game now because it pops up in just about every list. That being said, it does deserve to pop up in every list because it is one of the greatest cons of this century.
It was meant to be one of the most expansive and reactive games of all time, with a significant lifespan. The devs flat out lied, and fans went from expecting it to be the greatest game of all time to being a total flop in the space of a week.
4. Mass Effect Andromeda
Now, I actually really liked this game and didn’t quite understand the hate for it. Saying that though, it was incredibly over-hyped, especially by players who wanted to see how everyone got on post-reaper attack.
However, the hype sort of dwindled once the premise of the game was revealed and there was no Commander Sheppard. Okay, but the rest of the game will be incredible, the storytelling and graphics are always great. Unfortunately, many felt that the story was lacking and the face animations for every character looked really horrible.
As much as I liked it, I can admit that the bugs were INSANE.
Getting sick of talking about Fable now, but it still deserves a spot on this list. Why? Because of Peter Molyneux and his inability to not promise the world, only to deliver something which can only be compared to a small hamlet just outside of Inverness.