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Re: Highly rated games that you do not like.

Post by Negative Creep » Mon May 15, 2017 10:10 pm

Ferret Oxide wrote:
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The Metal Gear series. I liked MGS on the PS1, and number 2 was ok. Other than that, I just find them pretentious, with ridiculous plots.

Exactly the same for me. I can see why other people like them, but I don't. Also


Mario Kart Super Circuit - uninteresting tracks and horrible music
Dead Rising - awful save system, bad controls and controller-breaking AI
Limbo - great visual style, horrible trial and error gameplay
Half of Rare Replay - if you grew up with them then I can understand the love, but trying to play the likes of Underwurlde and Lunar Jetman today is just painful
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Virtua Fighter - could never get into it, Tekken was just more fun
Sensible Soccer - never owned it when growing up, I played FIFA and ISS, so I just couldn't get into it at all when I tried a few years ago
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Re: Highly rated games that you do not like.

Post by ShadowMan » Tue May 16, 2017 3:26 pm

Dead Space 2 - No evade button. And swarms of fast paced enemies attack you in waves (especially late in the game) and rubbish QTE's. Pity as the atmosphere and areas in the game rock. But I just hated every time you had to fight a group of enemies. And that was frequently. DS3 added an evade move, but it was slow and plodding (and that game has its own problems).

As a general rule I just don't get Fifa. The AI blatantly cheats and the game itself feels insanely repetitive. Great for fans I guess, but I just don't get it.
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Re: Highly rated games that you do not like.

Post by Megamixer » Tue May 16, 2017 3:53 pm

Mario Kart Double Dash on the 'cube is another one I don't really like. Very floaty kart handling and cheap CPU. It's not bad at all but I just don't see why it's a 90%+ reviewed game.
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Re: Highly rated games that you do not like.

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue May 16, 2017 5:21 pm

Is it? My memory of it being reviewed at the time was that it was perceived as the weakest yet, with changes that were detrimental to gameplay. I didn't buy it partly due to that.

Can I add football to the thread? Not videogame football, that's several magnitudes more interesting than the real thing.
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Re: Highly rated games that you do not like.

Post by Megamixer » Tue May 16, 2017 5:28 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 5:21 pm
Is it? My memory of it being reviewed at the time was that it was perceived as the weakest yet, with changes that were detrimental to gameplay. I didn't buy it partly due to that.
It did according to Metacritic's database of reviews from the time:
http://www.metacritic.com/game/gamecube ... ic-reviews

I link this because I remember the high scores everywhere but I can't - off the top of my head - remember the exact mags I read back in 2003.

It's decent in multiplayer when nobody is really taking it seriously but overall, I didn't see any long term appeal.
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Re: Highly rated games that you do not like.

Post by gman72 » Tue May 16, 2017 8:21 pm

I'm turned off by anything too Japanesey also after loving Battlefield 4 to bits I was quite disspointed with BF1 both in single and multi-player.
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Post by Hiro » Tue May 16, 2017 9:32 pm

Rainbow Islands. I love Bubble Bobble, New Zealand Story, Rodland... but i find RI an unplayable piece of crap.

And every single Zelda game.
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Re: Highly rated games that you do not like.

Post by dste » Tue May 16, 2017 11:40 pm

Negative Creep wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 10:10 pm
Mario Kart Super Circuit - uninteresting tracks and horrible music
I really like Super Circuit. I really loved how they brought back the coins.
Megamixer wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 3:53 pm
Mario Kart Double Dash on the 'cube is another one I don't really like. Very floaty kart handling and cheap CPU. It's not bad at all but I just don't see why it's a 90%+ reviewed game.
I've never been able to get into it. I try every now and then but just end up playing a couple of races and turning it off again.

I don't like COD, find it to be very dull. I do have Modern Warfare 2 so should give it a try as isn't that supposed to be one of the best ones?
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Re: Highly rated games that you do not like.

Post by David » Thu May 18, 2017 2:43 pm

Any that involve role playing, space, dragons, wizards, elves or magic

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Re: Highly rated games that you do not like.

Post by Bluce_Ree » Fri May 19, 2017 8:18 am

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3D Deathchase on the Spectrum. Played it when it came out and played it on numerous occasions over the years and I just don't see what the fuss is about.
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Re: Highly rated games that you do not like.

Post by che_don_john » Fri May 19, 2017 3:10 pm

Ferret Oxide wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 8:49 pm
The Metal Gear series. I liked MGS on the PS1, and number 2 was ok. Other than that, I just find them pretentious, with ridiculous plots.
Agreed. I especially disliked MGS4; it's billed as a tactical espionage game, yet I found the stealth mechanic in Spiderman 2 to be more sophisticated and realistic!

Another one for me is GTA IV. I just found it so, so boring - especially when held up against the first two Saints Row games, which felt more like a GTA game than GTA IV did.

Gran Turismo would also be on my list, although perhaps unfairly as I simply just don't like racing-sims, so my dislike is more personal taste rather than critical evaluation.
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Re: Highly rated games that you do not like.

Post by Ferret Oxide » Fri May 19, 2017 6:29 pm

I'm going to add the early Pro Evolution Soccer games. The AI would periodically decide you weren't going to win a match. You'd be left with your best players having the ball control of a toddler, while every rebound wiuld land at the feet of an AI player. Restart the match and it would be the same story. Move on to the next, however, and the game would be back to normal.

After PES4 I gave up on the series, so I've no idea if it still does this.

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Re: Highly rated games that you do not like.

Post by Bluce_Ree » Fri May 19, 2017 8:08 pm

Ferret Oxide wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 6:29 pm
I'm going to add the early Pro Evolution Soccer games. The AI would periodically decide you weren't going to win a match. You'd be left with your best players having the ball control of a toddler, while every rebound wiuld land at the feet of an AI player. Restart the match and it would be the same story. Move on to the next, however, and the game would be back to normal.

After PES4 I gave up on the series, so I've no idea if it still does this.
I love the old PES games but this was undeniable.

In those matches you'd constantly miss and then the AI would lump a ball upfield that you'd be unable to get near and they'd nick the goal.
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Re: Highly rated games that you do not like.

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Sat May 20, 2017 7:00 am

che_don_john wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 3:10 pm
Ferret Oxide wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 8:49 pm
The Metal Gear series. I liked MGS on the PS1, and number 2 was ok. Other than that, I just find them pretentious, with ridiculous plots.
Agreed. I especially disliked MGS4; it's billed as a tactical espionage game, yet I found the stealth mechanic in Spiderman 2 to be more sophisticated and realistic!

Another one for me is GTA IV. I just found it so, so boring - especially when held up against the first two Saints Row games, which felt more like a GTA game than GTA IV did.

Gran Turismo would also be on my list, although perhaps unfairly as I simply just don't like racing-sims, so my dislike is more personal taste rather than critical evaluation.
I've always felt the actual racing element of GT and Forza wasn't really the priority, especially in later games. If anything, "racing" was the boring bit required in order to make money in order to buy more cars.

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Re: Highly rated games that you do not like.

Post by Sephiroth81 » Sat May 20, 2017 8:54 am

SJ_Sathanas wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 7:00 am

I've always felt the actual racing element of GT and Forza wasn't really the priority, especially in later games. If anything, "racing" was the boring bit required in order to make money in order to buy more cars.
I think you're right about Gran Turismo, its kind of just car "porn". Less so I think for Forza, imo, as you have access to most of the cars from the outset. The driving experience is a lot more fun in Forza, and the AI isn't entirely braindead.

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