Games You Dislike That Everyone Else Loves
  • POSTED BY Joel Castro on Jul 20, 2016

    Title is obvious. What games exist that, in spite of everyone praising it to high heavens, you just cannot see what they’re talking about.

     

    I’ll go first with (sorry, Elheber) Resident Evil 4. I’m sorry, but I don’t find this game enjoyable in the slightest. It has its scary moments, but it’s ultimately hampered by the unnecessary campy tone, absolutely terrible use of quick-time events, and arguably the worst example of an escort EVER!

    POSTED BY xsuicidesn0wmanx on Jul 20, 2016

    I’m going to go with one I know I’ll get shit for, and I probably wouldn’t have thought of it if Resident Evil 4 wasn’t already mentioned. Resident Evil Remake on GameCube. It’s not that I didn’t like Resident Evil when it came out on PS1, I loved it. But when the Remake came out, everyone went all ape shit saying this is the best game ever, and some even say it’s the best Resident Evil ever. But there’s one big difference to me. In the very first Resident Evil on PS1, the first time you ran into a zombie and he turned towards you slowly, that was some fucked up freaky ass shit! In the Remake, it didn’t have the same effect, it was bland, the animation wasn’t better, and the texture actually made the zombie look less scary in my opinion. Much of the game was an improvement over the original, but the new coat of polish took the grittiness and atmosphere from the original and shit all over it.

    Go ahead and flame me, but this is one of the many ‘popular’ games I just don’t agree with.

    You're all zombie thigh-fat people brought into animation by some evil force of forceful evil!!! - Happy Noodle Boy.

    You're all zombie thigh-fat people brought into animation by some evil force of forceful evil!!! - Happy Noodle Boy.

    POSTED BY Joel Castro on Jul 20, 2016

    Hell, I’ll go out on a limb and say the entire RE series. I prefer the more psychological horror of Silent Hill when it comes to getting spooked.

    POSTED BY elheber on Jul 20, 2016

    Ah man, I was having real trouble thinking of one. For the most part, even games I don’t enjoy I can still understand why others would love them so it makes it hard for me to hate them. I had to google this subject to see if any results could get my brain juices flowing and thankfully, it did.

    Destiny. That game is a vile scheme. On a scale of one to ten in terms of harmful monetization systems (2 being Overwatch cosmetics only and 10 being Zynga games), Destiny probably sits somewhere around a 4 or 5. Not excruciatingly bad. The real qualm I have with it is where it sits on a scale from one to ten for being a skinner box. It’s probably a 9 or 10 on that one. The game was mathematically crafted to be as addicting as possible. It’s like Zynga games except tailored to the core gamer audience. Everything in the game is built specifically in service to hooking the Halo/CoD audience to it like MMOs do to their audience. It’s the kind of game where anyone who quits for an extended period of time will look back on it and think, “boy, why did I ever spend so much time on that game. It seems like it was such a waste of time in hindsight.” Destiny is Behavioral Engineering: The Game.

    It’s such a shame you didn’t like RE4, mastermetal. I suppose it isn’t for everyone.

    I never played the original RE for more than a few minutes, and never got my hands on REmake. I own it on Steam though… maybe I’ll get to it one of these days.

    "A closet intellectual, he acts dumb to impress women."

    "A closet intellectual, he acts dumb to impress women."

    POSTED BY Joel Castro on Jul 20, 2016

    Ehh, Destiny is more a mixed bag for people, though I still enjoy it immensely. The combat is what I consider to be zen, and that’s what pulls me back (I’m that weirdo who couldn’t care less about loot in a loot-fest. Just make the combat good and I’ll come back for that alone). I was thinking more universally praised games for ones people loved. Like me with RE4 or even Half-Life 2. These games got and still receive immense praise, and I just don’t agree at all.

    POSTED BY elheber on Jul 21, 2016

    If Destiny doesn’t count, I don’t know what game I’m supposed to mention then. Lots of people love strategy games like Civilization and racing sims like Forza or Gran Turismo, and those games I don’t like myself, but I know they’re great games. I don’t actively hate them, they’re just not for me so I don’t personally want to play them. This limits me to only games within genres that I like.

    I have to think of games that I think are bad games that everyone loves, but you get to the point where you realize that if everyone loves them then they must not be bad games. And if they aren’t bad games, why would I actively dislike them? Destiny was able bypass this because I’m blaming it for using psychological tricks to manipulate players into only thinking they like it. Like adding cocaine in your soda recipe.

    Crash Bandicoot (PS1 era) games maybe? Though I’m not sure if they were actually loved or not. It was a mediocre platforming game that tried to market itself as a brand new genre just because the camera was in a new spot. Perhaps it was beloved only by obligation… Nintendo had just released Super Mario 64, and Sony fans needed to defend their own mascot no matter how pedestrian the game was.

    Hmm. Yeah, I guess Crash Bandicoot counts.

    "A closet intellectual, he acts dumb to impress women."

    "A closet intellectual, he acts dumb to impress women."

    POSTED BY Joel Castro on Jul 21, 2016

    Crash Bandicoot hasn’t aged the best, I’ll admit that off the bat (thought the Spyro games were much better designed overall as platformers). But still, for 32-bit platformers, they were pretty fun and unique. I replayed them last week, and I only found the original game to be a bit on the clunky side. The other two were a lot of fun, at least for me.

     

    I’d continue talking about Destiny, but then again I don’t have much time lol. I’ll just say I’ve found a fair share of people who play the game that actually do enjoy the gameplay overall, especially where the raids and special events are concerned. I’ve had numerous conversations on the subject with a variety of people, and they all seem to agree that, in spite of the flaws, the gameplay and Bungie’s dedication to improve things is among the most admirable things about the title. That’s why I keep playing, as I’ve stated already. Besides, I’m more addicted to Bloodborne and The Witcher 3 than I am with Destiny, I’ll admit that much right here.

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