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15 Games the Critics got Wrong

by bobbynewmarkiii Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:43 pm

I didn't want to derail Pulsar_t's thread, so thought I had better start a new one!

I found it hard to just list 15 games that were under-rated, so have done a mix of games that I thought were awesome and got panned, and those that were given universal praise and I thought were shit. This is all personal opinion and conjecture, so here we go...

My 15 (I only went through the current gen games... not very Racketboy I know...) :)

Under rated
1 Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars PSN (metacritic score 67; my score 95)
2 Triggerheart Excelcia xbox 360 (metacritic score 63; my score 89)
3 Ghost Squad Wii (metacritic score 69; my score 85)
4 Mad Dog McRee Gunslinger Pack Wii (metacritic score 31; my score 75)
5 WarTech : Senko no Ronde 360 (metacritic score 63; my score 89)
6 Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad 360 (metacritic score 60; my score 88)
7 Serious Sam: The First Encounter XBLA (metacritic score 69; my score 89)
8 MAG PS3 (metacritic score 76; my score 85)
9 Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers Wii (metacritic score 55; my score 85)
10 Fullmetal Alchemist DS (metacritic score 58; my score 93)
Over-rated
10 Gears of War 360 (metacritic score 94; my score 55)
11 Bioshock PS3 / 360 (metacritic score 94; my score 72)
12 Omega Five XBLA (metacritic score 72; my score 45)
13 Peggle XBLA (metacritic score 89; my score 5)
14 1942 Joint Strike PSN / XBLA (metacritic score 69/68; my score 13)
15 Super Mario 64 DS (metacritic score 64; my score 8)

:D
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Re: 15 Games the Critics got Wrong

by dsheinem Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:57 pm

bobbynewmarkiii wrote:Over-rated
11 Bioshock PS3 / 360 (metacritic score 94; my score 72)
13 Peggle XBLA (metacritic score 89; my score 5)
14 1942 Joint Strike PSN / XBLA (metacritic score 69/68; my score 13)
15 Super Mario 64 DS (metacritic score 64; my score 8)

:D


Really? What's wrong with Joint Strike? (or the others...)
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Re: 15 Games the Critics got Wrong

by Octopod Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:03 pm

And that is 16 games.
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Re: 15 Games the Critics got Wrong

by Gamerforlife Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:04 pm

1. The Red Star(Metacritic 72; my score 95)
2. Odin Sphere(Metacritic 83; my score 70)
3. Shenmue(Metacritic 89; my score 70)
4. Uncharted 2(Metacritic 96; my score 80)
5. Dishwasher:The Dead Samurai(Metacritic 75; my score 80)
6. Alien Hominid(Metacritic 76-79; my score 60)
7. Viva Pinata(Metacritic 84;my score 95)
8. Batman:Arkham Asylum(Metacritic 91; my score 95)
9. Final Fantasy X 2(Metacritic 85; my score 70)
10. Jeanne D'Arc(Metacritic 87; my score 95)
11. Beyond Good and Evil(Metacritic 83-87; my score 95)
12. Zone of the Enders 2(Metacritic 82; my score 95)
13. Gears of War(Metacritic 94; my score 80)
14. Metal Gear Solid 3(Metacritic 91;my score 75)
15. Lord of the Rings:Return of the King(Metacritic 84-85; my score 95)
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Re: 15 Games the Critics got Wrong

by bladerunner Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:23 pm

Gamerforlife wrote:1. The Red Star(Metacritic 72; my score 95)

Yes

Gamerforlife wrote:9. Final Fantasy X 2(Metacritic 85; my score 70)

Yes

Gamerforlife wrote:11. Beyond Good and Evil(Metacritic 83-87; my score 95)

YES
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Re: 15 Games the Critics got Wrong

by Jrecee Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:02 pm

Sonic Heroes. It got a lot of praise from critics when it came out for ditching the storyline and being more like classic sonic.

I thought it took the high speed levels that were great in Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 and ruined them by shoving the crappier elements of Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 into them. Plus they replaced the cool enemies with really cheesy eggrobo knockoffs and replaced half the bosses with. . . an endless stream of eggrobo knockoffs.
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Re: 15 Games the Critics got Wrong

by Replica Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:07 pm

I know I'll catch some grief for this but I really dislike Nights. I don't know what all the rage is about. Has an 8.9 score. I'd give it a 5 or so.
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Re: 15 Games the Critics got Wrong

by Jrecee Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:12 pm

Replica wrote:I know I'll catch some grief for this but I really dislike Nights. I don't know what all the rage is about. Has an 8.9 score. I'd give it a 5 or so.


The only negative thing I can say about Nights is that it's short. I am really hoping for a 3D remake on 3DS though.
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Re: 15 Games the Critics got Wrong

by weasels Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:28 pm

1.little big planet (gamespot 9.0; my score 7.6)
2.monster hunter (gamespot 5.7; my score 9.0)
3. monster hunter Freedom 2 and unite (gamespot 5.0/6.5; my score 9.3/9.7)
4.Final Fantasy XII (gamespot 9.0; my score 7.6)
5.Yggdra Union (psp) (gamespot 5.5; my score 8.4)
6.Final Fantasy: crisis core (gamespot 9.0; my score 7.9)
7.Steambot Chronicles (gamespot 7.1; my score 8.8)
8.persona 4 (gamespot 9.0; my score 7.0)
9. digimon world 3 (gamespot 4.9; my score 8.0)
10. wild arms 2 (gamespot 5.4; my score 9.5)
11. Mischief makers (gamespot 6.7; my score 9.0)
12. God Hand (ign 3.0; my score 9.2)
13.Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia (gamespot 6.3; my score 9.3)
14.ico (gamespot 8.5; my score 7.7)
15.Shenmue (gamespot 7.8; my score 9.7)

notes:
3. the monster hunter series was never taken seriously by gamespot. it almost seems as the one's you did the first couple reviews didn't even take there time and actually never even got to the good stuff.
4. ok i know some people like this one but i felt that it was missing a key element of Final Fantasy games; character! the main character doesn't even really matter for crying out loud! and the only characters that feel of any interest is Fran and Balthier
5. seriously they gave the gba version before it an 8! and besides looks, there wasn't much different to the port! why so low then?
6.the battle system wasn't that great and i felt we could of done without the whole genesis thing.
8. seriously the most overrated games of the shin megami tensei series is the persona series
9. i know, i know.....but hey i still like it. and i can assure you i grew out of the digimon thing ages ago.
11. WTF!? why would the give.......Great game.
15. come one gamespot! it's a great game!
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Re: 15 Games the Critics got Wrong

by csvo2000 Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:21 am

Definately Beyond Good And Evil deserves better. What an great game... What ever happened with the second part I saw a blurb on the GameStop magazine.
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