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June 12, 2006 8:05:13 PM

Just an opinion-based thread, no flames please.

I'm going to walk out on a limb here and say that, for me personally, it has to be Battlefield 2. I know that this game is worshipped by a great deal of people out there, but I have to be honest and say I was very disappointed. I spent $50 on a game that takes forever to load every level. And when you finally get to play, for some reason your bullets careen all over the screen and hit everything except what you are aiming at. Oh, and good freakin' luck playing if you're not the first person to load and jump in that "Invinci-Tank."

Remember, this is just an opinion. I just want to see what other people think about buying a game that everyone says is awesome, installing it and thinking to yourself, "WTF."

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June 13, 2006 12:16:17 AM

Hmmm... going to get flamed, I know it.
But, the most overrated game I ever played was FEAR. After who knows how many industrial warehouse levels I just quit. I was sick of all the boring textures and stuff. I did like the AI, but that was all the game had going for it. The system reqs are ridiculous for that game, too. All that power just to get to play FEAR? Wasn't worth it for me.
Behind that, Doom3. And trailing that, Half-life 2 (I know I'll get it for that one:) )
June 13, 2006 12:23:24 AM

erm,

HL2 probably at the top of my list far too short, next FEAR, for the boring levels agree with the guy above AI was good, but i also found the game too easy, cause alot of the time you would kno what was comming next.

i didnt play BF2 cause of the complaints ppl had with it, but i would agree it was overated even though i havnt played it lol.
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June 13, 2006 1:19:32 AM

I agree about Doom 3 being overrated. Every level of that game looked exactly the same as the one that came before. Never played HL2, so I can't comment on that.
June 13, 2006 2:05:19 AM

Wow, no burn for naming HL2... that's interesting.
It wasn't that HL2 isn't any good, it just didn't come close to living up to all the hype. I was very disappointed in the game overall, but it was kind of helped by CS:Source. That was some cool shiz, especially since I'd never played the original CS.
Nothing to see here. Move along...
June 13, 2006 2:16:19 AM

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Wow, no burn for naming HL2... that's interesting.


That's the same way I feel about mentioning BF2. :D 
June 13, 2006 8:28:13 AM

Pong!

Why because everytime there's a conversation about pc then pc games and someone comes up with pong and everyone says it's the coolest old school game and it rocks but reality is no one really spend that much time playing pong. Seriously who does! That game makes me sleep, as if it hypnotysis me everytime I see it the the ball bouncing back and forth.
June 13, 2006 8:34:49 AM

Half life 2

Doom3

Black and White and B&W2

BF2 (initially great but becomes souless very soon)
June 13, 2006 11:34:06 AM

Totally agree about BF2. Everyone (well, except Wolfy who warned me) said how great it was, and so much better than Joint Ops, blah, blah.

In fact, I think I prefer Joint Ops. The graphics are poo compared to BF2, but at least it doesn't take a year and a half to load a map. Having said that, I don't play either any more.

Next up: Rise of Nations. Great concept, but they added too much without building an interface to cope with it. You spend the whole time desperately trying to manage all your buildings and barely get a moment to take an overview. Unless you use the pause button, which kinda defeats the purpose of an RTS.

And third: Black & White. Amazing concept, boring gameplay. Micromanagers would love it though.
June 13, 2006 11:52:21 AM

For me it's a tough call between BF2, Doom3 and Fable. I think I'll go for BF2.
June 13, 2006 1:06:45 PM

God Of War on the PS2 and GTA San Andreas on the PC.
June 13, 2006 2:07:14 PM

My votes are for:

Star Wars Empire at War
Masters of Orion III
Age of Mythology
June 13, 2006 2:50:22 PM

You guys are all making me happy that I never bought BF2. Thanks for that! $50 saved is $50 earned. Just don't tell uncle sam...
June 13, 2006 4:52:04 PM

Quote:
My votes are for:

Star Wars Empire at War
Masters of Orion III
Age of Mythology


I'd describe MOO3 as more "over-hyped" than over-rated. Most of the reviews I read of it were pretty poor, which is why I never bought it.

I quite liked AoM as well - it was a refreshing change from AoE with the mythical units and the god powers. Certainly a lot better than AoE3, where there hasn't been a lot of improvement over AoE2. The Titans expansion pack was a bit weak though.
June 13, 2006 5:08:06 PM

Doom 3 for sure (stopped playing for 1 week, forgot which way I was going because it all looked the same, uninstalled it).
FEAR because of the bugs
HL2 as well

Of the above 3, FEAR was the only one i finished.
June 13, 2006 5:18:20 PM

Great thread, kudos to all, especially sdrawkcaBgoD for starting it off.

Okay, here goes: Halo.

It still baffles me to this day how popular this game is. Entirely overrated. I don't like GTA games much, but I can't really say they're overrated. I can understand why people like them. But Halo? Never understood that one...

Lots of HL2 and BF2 out there....interesting....
June 13, 2006 5:26:05 PM

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For me it's a tough call between BF2, Doom3 and Fable. I think I'll go for BF2.


I completely forgot about Fable. Talk about a wasted opportunity to do something truly innovative! They completely dropped the ball on that one.
June 13, 2006 5:50:57 PM

Yeah, Halo wasn't what it was meant to be, after M$ grabbed it by the throat and demanded it be Xbox exclusive. I was at a lan once where everyone wanted to play some CTF on Halo. We spent nearly 2 hours installing it on everyones machines and after about 10 minutes I was done with it. What a crap game, but then most console->PC ports are crap.
June 13, 2006 6:23:08 PM

To me it was either Doom 3 or Halo.

Halo, i did not understand why people liked to play it so much cause i did not enjoy it. overrated.

There was lots of hype and the online previews really got you pumped to grab a copy of Doom 3 ( i downloaded the demo actually). presentation was superb but as you played, it got less fun and more linear. overhyped. except for graphics. graphics quality is incredible. textures are through the roof, but of course, all of you already know this.

I personally thought FarCry was impressive. And the FEAR was a breath of fresh air in the modern shooter world.
June 13, 2006 6:38:40 PM

BF2 for me as well. I just could not get into it, absolutely boring to me. And the fact it takes so long to do something so simple as to load a game and play online... just baffles me beyond belief, especially when so many other games are so streamlined in that regard.
June 13, 2006 6:41:28 PM

I have to agree about farcry with you, I found that while the story line was cheesy and the charactors idiotic, I loved the non-linear aspect of the game and the wide open spaces. Take any route to your destination, swim, boat, hang glide or jeep... the ability to go anyway you wanted was FREEDOM!! This is also one of the reasons I disliked Doom3 so much, one wrong turn and you are stuck going in circles for an hour before you figure out which way to go (because the hallways all look the same).
June 13, 2006 8:33:56 PM

I also liked FarCry. It was such a massive game and one that was so visually stunning in its day. I'm also a huge FEAR fan. It's probably one of my favorite FPS games of all time. I love popping off headshots in slo-mo.

Edit: Now that I think of it, one of the reasons I liked FarCry so much was that when I first played it I had just recently gotten my x850xt PE and it looked so AWESOME to me at the time. Of course, my best friend was still playing games with a GF5500 at the time, so a lot of that was bragging rights. And FEAR was the first new game I played after I got my x1900xt, so same thing there. I still play FEAR, though.

I'm not trying to argue with people who think these games are overrated. We each have opinions and yours are just as valid as mine.
June 13, 2006 8:50:53 PM

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My votes are for:

Star Wars Empire at War
Masters of Orion III
Age of Mythology


I'm a huge Star Wars fan. I played SW:EaW and was blown away for the first ten minutes just because of the idea of orchestrating my own space battles in a galaxy far, far away.

However, when you actually start to play the game for real, you realize how much it falls short. There are two difficulty settings: Cakewalk and Suicide. In Cakewalk, you can win every land battle using only Darth Vader. (It's true - I've done it!) In Suicide, your entire fleet will be wiped out by a freighter full of drunken jawas.

*Note: For the purposes of this post, Suicide can be considered any difficulty setting that's not Easy.
June 14, 2006 1:24:06 AM

Did anyone finish playing doom3? One badguy every ten minutes and no plot. I thuoght serious sam 2 was lame, played the fist level. Same with BF2.
I can see fear all though I deed play to the end I liked the A.I and graphic that much. Also the story was akira like and kinda cool but same textures and enemies.
WTF HL2?! That game kicked a** !! I never played a game like it before, everything was so well done and the end is just crazy. The physic, graphics and game play where break though IMO.
But thats just me and I dislike RPGs [ played D&D as a kid and nothing compares] and RTS.
I'm old and remember playing pong it really was fun :lol: 
June 14, 2006 1:59:40 AM

To me my opinion on BF2 is it's an upgraded counterstrike w/ vehicles. It has it's fun points(running around as a medic) and low points (can't blow up mines unless you step on them). Not good enough anti air in that game and tanks are bitches to kill. Although I get good joystick time in w/ the jets, but some dogfights I loose control and wind up out of bounds and dead.
On HL2 I loved the whole game, played it a couple times and baught the episode 1(haven't gotten to play it yet). The best thing about hl2 is the deathmatch, so many frag'n possibilities.
Oblivion was fun until you realize that the world is huge and uninteresting after your character can kill anyone w/ the umbra, oh and it's soooo boring to break into people's houses only to find 3 gold and a lot more useless junk, and whatever happened to being able to kill people in town quickly and not having a guard immediatly come after you? it's just not there, I'm much too deviant for oblivion.
I finished DOOM 3 (my internet was gone for a while and had no other outlet) ummm It was good if you got into it turning up the speakers at night and getting scared(alcohol and weed added to the game too) I thought it had a good depiction of hell although it's fairly straightforward and boring between monsters.


don't bother pointing out mizspellings cause i don't care anymore
June 14, 2006 8:23:18 AM

Ah yeah Halo. Still makes me smile and also want to stab someone when console fans talk fondly of that game. How they managed to make a game which comprised mostly of carboncopied corridor after corridor I have no idea. Coupled with below par graphics which took a monster to play and that game got uninstalled very quickly.
June 14, 2006 3:08:36 PM

I tend buy games only after the hype has died down and the first stable patches appear, so I rarely get sucked into a bad buy, but for me the Dungeon Siege games just bit the big one. Never could get into either one (yes, I bought the second one too - foolishly optimistic of me I know), but at least they only cost $50 for the whole schmear, as I bought them later and on sale. So I am only out the price of 1 good game to get 2 lousy ones... :roll:
June 15, 2006 9:42:51 PM

to be honest it was oblivion the only thing it had going for it was grapics but then i relized heyt wait a sec morrowind is way funner i mean u can kill some one and a gaurd will all the sudden appear inside the house like he was watcing i mean wtf is that that snot fun how are you supposed to have fun when the gaurds can see everything u are doing?
August 19, 2006 3:28:10 PM

Well I'm going go in a completely different direction and say Sims2. The first Sims was great..seemed innovative. But Sims2 really didn't add much, just kinda slowed down game play and gave you even more crap to worry about (besides having your guy pee himself in front of his lady friend.
August 20, 2006 12:45:27 AM

Boiling pojnt, gorgous graphics, nice game play but as buggy as hell! pitty had the promise of the best game ever!
August 20, 2006 8:29:48 AM

My list is topped by Doom 3, I have built my system around that game and was I dissapointed! I think it was the most boring and innovation devoid game in history of gaming.
BF2 definetely takes the second spot: infantry combat was lackluster, especially sniping and everything took a year to do. The only thing I liked about the BF2 was the attack helicopter, but you can only enjoy that if you have a decent joystick.
FEAR is third, I was severely bored by the demo so I didn't even play the full game.

I must disagree with you ppl on HL2 and Halo, I personally thought HL2 was the best FPS singleplayer I ever played and Halo just had a perfect combat model: 2 weapons and grenades with a separate button.
August 20, 2006 8:31:47 AM

My list is topped by Doom 3, I have built my system around that game and was I dissapointed! I think it was the most boring and innovation devoid game in history of gaming.
BF2 definetely takes the second spot: infantry combat was lackluster, especially sniping and everything took a year to do. The only thing I liked about the BF2 was the attack helicopter, but you can only enjoy that if you have a decent joystick.
FEAR is third, I was severely bored by the demo so I didn't even play the full game.

I must disagree with you ppl on HL2 and Halo, I personally thought HL2 was the best FPS singleplayer I ever played and Halo just had a perfect combat model: 2 weapons and grenades with a separate button.
August 22, 2006 2:52:14 AM

Doom 3 hands down. Halo 2 for single player, but multiplayer was better than halo due to online plan.
August 24, 2006 5:30:42 AM

I would have to say BF2
I was so hyped about the game!
But there are just tooooooo many problems with it.
So many glitches, HUGE updates.
Even worse for me with my famous "aussie lag".
It just such a pain to find a decent server with mates!
August 30, 2006 5:18:31 AM

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Hmmm... going to get flamed, I know it.
But, the most overrated game I ever played was FEAR. After who knows how many industrial warehouse levels I just quit. I was sick of all the boring textures and stuff. I did like the AI, but that was all the game had going for it. The system reqs are ridiculous for that game, too. All that power just to get to play FEAR? Wasn't worth it for me.
Behind that, Doom3. And trailing that, Half-life 2 (I know I'll get it for that one:) )
OMFG you f___ing piece of s___ Half-Life 2 is teh rox! You are teh sux! OMG. Joking aside, I'd say Battlefield 2 and FEAR are the worst. I just got Battlefield 2 today and I am extremely disappointed. I've had FEAR for a while, it is okay but still a disappointment. You know what game deserved a honorable mention (or dishonorable mention)? Call of Duty 2. I have two PC's, one mid range and the other high end. My high end plays fine (Opteron 270, dual 1900XT's). But my mid range system, which should play the game on high settings, does not do well (Prescott 3 GHz, HIS 1600XT). Call of Duty 2's engine is perhaps the most poorly optimized piece of shit for an engine I have ever witnessed. It plays everything else on top quality though, figure that out.

Three BEST games I've played?

In order from least to greatest:

1.) Half-Life 2 and Episode One

2.) Halo 2

3.) Halo: CE PC.

EDIT: Why didn't the system censor that again?
August 30, 2006 5:25:42 AM

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Just an opinion-based thread, no flames please.

I'm going to walk out on a limb here and say that, for me personally, it has to be Battlefield 2. I know that this game is worshipped by a great deal of people out there, but I have to be honest and say I was very disappointed. I spent $50 on a game that takes forever to load every level. And when you finally get to play, for some reason your bullets careen all over the screen and hit everything except what you are aiming at. Oh, and good freakin' luck playing if you're not the first person to load and jump in that "Invinci-Tank."

Remember, this is just an opinion. I just want to see what other people think about buying a game that everyone says is awesome, installing it and thinking to yourself, "WTF."


Hands down it was Warcraft 3. I love Blizzard studios; strongly disliked WC3.
August 30, 2006 5:30:15 AM

System cache?
September 6, 2006 2:37:46 AM

I'm right there with you BomberBill.

But I think Neverwinter Nights takes the prize for me.

God that plot sucked beans.

But right after that is definitely Warcraft 3
September 6, 2006 2:38:48 AM

I'm right there with you BomberBill.

But I think Neverwinter Nights takes the prize for me.

God that plot sucked beans.

But right after that is definitely Warcraft 3
September 6, 2006 1:44:49 PM

Okay, it's been a while since I started this thread. But it just occurred to me that I never implicitly said I was talking about PC games. If we factor in console games then I have a more over-rated game than my Battlefield 2 response: Halo 2. Dear God in Heaven, how did this pile of garbage sell so many freakin' copies? The gameplay was exactly like the first one...lackluster. And the plot was horrible. Playing as a Covenant soldier? What a craptastic idea. And the game being chock-full of the exact same enemies as the first one was a major disappointment. It was less a sequel and more like Halo: The Extended Edition.

I hope the movie doesn't suck as bad as the sequel. (But the fact that it's a movie based on a video game pretty much guarantees that it will.)
September 7, 2006 4:12:20 AM

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I'm right there with you BomberBill.

But I think Neverwinter Nights takes the prize for me.

God that plot sucked beans.


LOL I got bored once and bought the Neverwinter Nights Platinum Edition because a friend a year or so before told me how great it was. Yeah, the plot line actually made me angry before I got past the first starting city. Think I only made it through three cities/towns before I got bored and stopped playing the game. ;) 
September 7, 2006 1:35:57 PM

4 me it definetly has 2 be HALO
i didnt get it til a long time it had been out on pc and even longer on xbox. id never played it and every1 said it was SOOOO good. the best game thre is. etc. bla bla bla.

i got it on PC and after not being able to run coz not supporting my gfx card and downloading a patch 4 it after half an hour i was bored.
its completly unrealistic(in a bad way, not like UT which is a fun way) i never finished the game and probably never will play it again.
It was just Terible!

also BF2, doom3 and quake4(expecially after q3 being me all time fav game)

definently not hl2(excellent game)
September 7, 2006 4:43:52 PM

over rated???? 99 night on xbox 360..... not a bad game but it looked/sounded like it should have been alot better.

ya i'm joining the group sayin BF2 is dull... not at first but it gets that way

everyone Loves at least one game everyone eles hates. for me it's Halo... halo broke my FPS cherry... it was the first FPS i got in to.... i will allways like it... but online halo2 does get old real quick.
September 13, 2006 12:05:10 AM

Every Blizzard game after Diablo 2(classic).

As far as Battlefield 2... I think it's one of the best games I've ever played. I know it has faults, like long loading, but with 2 gigs memory it's pretty fast. I think it's even more fun then Unreal 2004. I'm really looking forward to Battlefield 2142.
September 17, 2006 2:17:56 PM

I actually liked all of the above mentioned games except doom. But you are right they were all horribly over publicized. Especially hl2. But then again when you watch every preview and read every article about an up coming game it does tend to get your hopes up. FEAR did rock though.
September 19, 2006 3:55:48 AM

Difficult question; I was disappointed by Red Faction II - but I guess the hype was only in my head ...
September 19, 2006 9:05:39 AM

the worst game i have ever played was heavy metal f.a.k.k. 2
it was expensive and you didn't get anything for your money... :evil: 
graphics from hell, no gaming fun and the syncronisation was like a monkey tryed to speak spanish...
September 19, 2006 4:13:06 PM

God of war was very overhyped, it was easy even on spartan dificulty.

it wasn't very innovative either...and it had a few plot holes that didn't make sense to me...
September 19, 2006 6:23:29 PM

God of war was very overhyped, it was easy even on spartan dificulty.

it wasn't very innovative either...and it had a few plot holes that didn't make sense to me...


Yeah, God of War was hyped big time, but I actually loved the game. Not much new there, and there were some holes, but it was fun to play and absolutely great to look at.

Since this thread is going strong and since I've already made my feelings known about Halo, I suppose I'll nominate some more.

Madden NFL: All of them.

Call of Duty 2: multiplayer is good, but the single player is basically a shorter version of CoD with grunts, gasps and a stupid grenade indicator.

Doom 3: Never much liked the Doom series, but people told me I had to try this one. Still didn't like it.
September 20, 2006 2:21:56 AM

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Madden NFL: All of them.


what? All of them? You mean there was more than one?

I thought they just changed the number and box art every year...
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