What games were hyped as the best, but went down like the rest!

Discussion in 'General Game Discussion and Questions' started by jbmoney13, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. I've had a few but I really want to know what you guys think. :D

    Maybe this will teach us a lesson for future hyped games.
     
  2. gnetro

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    The 2 Final Fantasy Game, Metal Gear Solid... and the one featured on 2.1 keynote, i forgot the name... where the preview was so stunning (misleading) but after it released the graphics is not really good.
     
  3. freedog

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    I would have to say that Mummy's Revenge game. Lol jk
    MGST was way overhyped and turned out to be just mediocre to good. And
    2xl supercross would have to be put on this list as well since the devs never came through with the content update that they said they would.
     
  4. kmacleod

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    The Force Unleashed. Kroll. Spore.

    Those were the biggest disappointments in App Store history.
     
  5. don_k

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    Rolando,
    Star Defense,
    2XL Supercross,
    Spore,
    Kroll.
     
  6. NagaRoyalGuard

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    I personally love Rolando, dunno why do you think it is overappreciated, I think the attention it gets is well-deserved.

    Star Defense is ok, traditional TD (= no revolutionary new towers) with interesting brand new graphics. Overall, Yes, this one was a little bit overhyped, but it didnt really "gon down as the rest"

    Spore = fail, I agree.

    On my list dominates Flight Control - I really don't get whats supposed to be so fun about it, after a few mins of playing I am yawning already.
     
  7. Aurora

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    Peggle
    Rolando series
    Car Jack Streets
    Defender Chronicles
    Minigore
    Sentinel
     
  8. DaveMc99

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    I agree CJS was hyped and now has a 3 star average. Those others all have a 4-5 star average in iTunes.
     
  9. CioCio

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    I know we're talking about opinions in the first place but this thread is looking to turn into a "Popular apps you don't like" thread, whereas I think it's meant to be more for games receiving a lot of pre-release huzzah! and then being universally panned. Not sure Rolando or Peggle really fit.
     
  10. Eli

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    That's how these threads always go.
     
  11. DaveMc99

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    Zenonia is a game with a 4.5 average but I don't can't get into it. No game is going to appeal to everyone.
     
  12. CioCio

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    #12 CioCio, Aug 1, 2009
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    Maybe so. In that case, can I mention cs.one? ;)

    Still reeling over my Spore purchase.
     
  13. your personal robot

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    I'm still waiting for the hype around CS.ONE...
    This is the only thing, this game is missing now. Publicity and Audience!
    So, with CS.ONE it's completely the other way around.
    At the moment, this game is just awesome, but nobody knows ;)
     
  14. 1337brian

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    You know I keep hearing that and I haven't even checked it once (Don't even know what kind of game it is!)! I guess I might get around to it sometime this month...
     
  15. mek

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    i would say that includes most hyped games

    but urban tycoon ranks above them all...i still want my 2 bucks back
     
  16. DaveMc99

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    Huh? http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=15079 926 replies
    That is more than the Minigore thread. And in iTunes it has a 3.5 average. That is a game this thread is about :p
     
  17. your personal robot

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    The amount of replies is just that high because of a bunch of guys, wo really love this game (including me), really just a hand full, who don't want to see this masterpiece dying before having the chance to live. But many people still don't know, that this game now has pretty perfect dual stick controls (so everyone can play it now, not just the ones who spend more then 5 minutes with it). This game definitely deserves a second chance.

    But sorry for being off.
     
  18. DaveMc99

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    That would be a good thread.. games that after updates are much better than the initial reviews. Dark Raider also had bad controls but now they are better. Developers should beta test with more people to make sure the controls are good.
     
  19. CioCio

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    #19 CioCio, Aug 1, 2009
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    This is kind of what I mean about the game, there just seems to be this cult around the game with an inferiority complex or something because you guys are very defensive towards the game's detractors (like me). I've played with the new dual stick controls and everything, and while I admit the game's a lot better now than in its 1.0 incarnation, as far as the top-down shooters go, it's still my least favorite. Sorry if this is anathema to some.

    And I agree with DaveMc, anyone who even makes so much as a passing glance at the forum threads sidebar on the TA homepage should know this game and know it well.
     
  20. NomaD

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    Warpack Grunts... i hated the control system.... it should be more like minigore
     

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