OK.. Gran Turismo is a very, very poor driving game. The sense of speed is about as blinding as watching snails sleeping and the fact that you can just bounce off every wall and car and still win means its got nothing to do with "real driving" what so ever. The licence taking is just annoying and pointless.
The game is slow at first because you drive censored cars at the start, when you have access to the later cars it gets alot faster. The graphics were pretty damn awesome for a PSone, it's the first game I remember using the zoom effect to make the replays look more realistic. The handling of the cars and difficulty curve are also OK. Totally agree that it isn't a realistic driving experience but it's an above average game whose sequels haven't improved on at all apart from the graphics. I am in no way a GT fan, I've played the first 3 games and only really enjoyed the first. Could we argue this is one of the most overated games ever? Yes. One of the worst games of all time? No, For all it's faults this game did at least try to take driving games in a new direction and it possesed some good ideas. It also did the basics well.
Opa-Opa wrote:Halo is a poor FPS that was just made to show the Xbox was as good as a PC for these type of games (which it is not..!) there are far better "man with a gun" games with much better level designs and weapon systems but this game was so hyped up by M$ everyone was brainwashed into thinking it was fantastic.. its average at best.
Halo 1 is a fantastic game IMO. Again, all the controls are absolutely fine. Most of the combat sections don't actually require you to aim up and down that much, which is why the combat works so well in this game with an xbox pad. Although you can look around in full 3d and explore massive maps, this game doesn't need to be played with a mouse at all. The game was the first to use the two weapon only faeture so you couldn't improbably run round a map with a stash of 500 guns, meaning you had to think about what weapons you would need to clear each area. You got to drive buggy's around that had awesome (though a bit floaty) physics. The setting moved away from the dark, dank predictable FPS settings we'd seen a thousand times before. It also has one of the best Deathmatch engines going. Again, you can argue this game is way overated but clearly the developers put in alot of thought into the design and made a game that at the very least does the basics well.
Opa-Opa wrote:Have to agree with you about Resi 1 though, although it hasn't aged well it was amazing for its time and changed the face of gaming and the type of games we play. Although "survial horror" had be done before nothing managed to make you feel like you were really part of a zombie movie like Resident evil did...
I agree 100%. And I think what you say here applies to the other two games. All of these games at least tried something different, something new or at least brought something new to a boring genre. They all did the basics well, you couldn't fault the controls, graphics or sound. It's a matter of opinion if you like
the games or not, but saying that Halo, GT or Resi 1 could be among the worst games of all time is just stupid, and these threads suck.