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Halo is not over-rated + "over-rated" in general

Bang Bang Miss AmericaBang Bang Miss America Registered User regular
edited September 2007 in Games and Technology
There is no way Halo is over-rated. Every forum, be it Penny Arcade or Neogaf on every "Over-rated game" thread is always loads of people who always say Halo. I'm so sick and tired of so many people saying that Halo is over-rated or sucks that there is no way it can possibily be over-rated.

What is even worse is when people say Halo is crap. Fair enough if you do actually think it is crap, but there is a lot of people out there that say it is crap just because they are pissed off that some-one likes a game that they hate.

Want real over-rated? It's a thing called Killzone. Everyone over at Neogaf is fapping away at it yet Killzone got FAR worse reviews than Halo, but oh wait, HALO IS JUST AN AVERAGE FPSS!!111

People also say Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is over-rated..so fucking what? When it comes to Twilight Princess a lot of people say it is over-rated and deserves a lot lower score, and then there is the annoying bunch of nintendo droids that slit their wrists when they heard that Twilight Princess got an 8.8. Regardless is these games are over-rated THEY ARE STILL WORTH PURCHASING. So what if Twilight Prciness got 8.8? IT'S STILL WORTH PURCHASING. I honestly can not be bothered to deal with people who are fussed over IGN giving a game one point more and less.

Super Mario 64 over-rated? Big fucking deal. It's still a kick-ass game.

Another thing....why does everyone take a boner when games get 5, 6 or 7s? Heck, why does anyone care that Bioshock got an 8?

Oh yeah I realised, everyone now rates games 6-10 instead of what EDGE does which is 1-10.

(Please discuss "over-rated" and "under-rated" games in general)

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    VaregaVarega Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Man, what? Who cares what is/isn't overrated. The whole point of gaming is enjoying. Why would you care what someone 'rates' a game when you had no real involvement into making of said game?

    Seriously, this OP is just a rant that looks like it was spurred on for no apparent reason.

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    12gauge12gauge Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Meh, Halo is overrated.

    What exactly is the point of this thread?
    Some games you think are overrated are overrated, but games you like and thought by others to be overrated can't be overrated, ever, because you liked them?

    Overrated and underrated are personal opinions - so what if mine differ from yours?

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    StupornautStupornaut Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    "Overrated" means one of two things:

    1) I have played far, far too many titles in the genre in question, and therefore have issue with a "lowest common denominator" title getting adulation when the super-elite fine-tuned experience I discovered amongst my 30-high stack of titles isn't getting as much love (see: PC FPS aficionados griping about Halo)

    2) I have zero experience with the genre in question, picked it up once after all the hype, found the game mechanics have little or nothing to do with the mechanics of completely different genres that I enjoy, therefore it is crapola (we should take a poll as to how many GTA-haters spend most of their time absorbed in platformers or JRPGs).

    I shamefully admit falling into category 1 every so often, but at least I recognize that it's generally a sort of critical defect.

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    NickleNickle Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Man, whatever happened to just 'liking' or 'not liking' games?

    That said, Halo is over-rated. I've played through both of them, and both were pretty generic. That's not coming from a gamer to gamer point of view, just the industry as a whole, and all of the hype around a game that doesn't really do anything special. I think it hurts the industry a little, when a game that is 'more of the same' is so celebrated. It ensures we'll keep getting 'more of the same'.

    :)

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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Halo is overrated. So what? If you like the game it shouldn't matter what anyone else thinks.

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    -SPI--SPI- Osaka, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I'd say when the Australian official Xbox magazine gave Enter the Matrix an 8.5 that was overrated. I also stopped buying that magazine once I'd played the game since it was clear the people who were writing it were morons.

    I think they gave Brute Force a really good score as well, man that game was an over hyped piece of mediocrity.

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    Bang Bang Miss AmericaBang Bang Miss America Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Halo is overrated. So what? If you like the game it shouldn't matter what anyone else thinks.


    A game can not be over-rated if everyone thinks its crap. Over-rated in my opinion, is when loads of people constantly go on about how great it is, and you play it, and it's rubbish.

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    InzignaInzigna Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I smell trouble guys.

    I smell a cockfight.

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    NickleNickle Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Halo is overrated. So what? If you like the game it shouldn't matter what anyone else thinks.


    A game can not be over-rated if everyone thinks its crap. Over-rated in my opinion, is when loads of people constantly go on about how great it is, and you play it, and it's rubbish.

    Like Halo?

    e: And no, I didn't mean Halo is rubbish, I actually had fun playing the games. It's over-rated, for me, because it's really not anything special, but it's still some kind of big deal for no apparent reason.

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    bobertoboberto Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Nickle wrote: »
    Halo is overrated. So what? If you like the game it shouldn't matter what anyone else thinks.


    A game can not be over-rated if everyone thinks its crap. Over-rated in my opinion, is when loads of people constantly go on about how great it is, and you play it, and it's rubbish.

    Like Halo?

    e: And no, I didn't mean Halo is rubbish, I actually had fun playing the games. It's over-rated, for me, because it's really not anything special, but it's still some kind of big deal for no apparent reason.


    Because it's the most finely tuned console FPS multiplayer available, basically. Same reason people went all nuts over Goldeneye. Back in the day I was very much on the "Goldeneye sucks! Quake2 RULZ" bandwagon, but now with age I see Goldeneye and now Halo for what they are: the best of breed. The best of console FPS games that are fun, widely accessible, and have a large audience so you never have trouble finding a game.

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    NorayNoray Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Halo is overrated. So what? If you like the game it shouldn't matter what anyone else thinks.


    A game can not be over-rated if everyone thinks its crap. Over-rated in my opinion, is when loads of people constantly go on about how great it is, and you play it, and it's rubbish.

    Uh no. Overrated just means you think people rated game X higher than it deserved. In the case of Halo, I think it's overrated because it's good, but a lot of people just gloss over the flaws (crappy indoor level designs), and it isn't the second coming. Imo, Halo 1 isn't nearly as overrated as Halo 2 though, that game is just mediocre through and through, I really believe that. And yes, that is definitely in large part due to me being a longtime PC FPS player. The best console FPS games are really often good-but-not-great PC FPS games.

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    NickleNickle Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    boberto wrote: »
    Nickle wrote: »
    Halo is overrated. So what? If you like the game it shouldn't matter what anyone else thinks.


    A game can not be over-rated if everyone thinks its crap. Over-rated in my opinion, is when loads of people constantly go on about how great it is, and you play it, and it's rubbish.

    Like Halo?

    e: And no, I didn't mean Halo is rubbish, I actually had fun playing the games. It's over-rated, for me, because it's really not anything special, but it's still some kind of big deal for no apparent reason.


    Because it's the most finely tuned console FPS multiplayer available, basically. Same reason people went all nuts over Goldeneye. Back in the day I was very much on the "Goldeneye sucks! Quake2 RULZ" bandwagon, but now with age I see Goldeneye and now Halo for what they are: the best of breed. The best of console FPS games that are fun, widely accessible, and have a large audience so you never have trouble finding a game.

    Yeah, like I said, the games are OK. It's all opinions, but that's why I used over-rated. The games aren't horrible, but I don't think they're masterpieces, either.

    I can see why the online multiplayer was a big draw, but the game itself is pretty standard sci-fi shoot em up.

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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Halo is overrated. So what? If you like the game it shouldn't matter what anyone else thinks.


    A game can not be over-rated if everyone thinks its crap. Over-rated in my opinion, is when loads of people constantly go on about how great it is, and you play it, and it's rubbish.

    Not everyone thinks its crap. It's not hard to tell that a lot of people say "Halo sucks!" because they think that makes them cool. Halo is, in fact, overrated. It did not deserve the insane amount of praise it got. 10s all across the board for what amounts to a standard FPS. Is it good? Yes, I like it quite a bit. Is it as good as some people want to believe it is? No, no it isn't.

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Are we really doing this yet again?

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    RamiRami Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Halo is boring and generic. Aside from the occasional vehicle it doesn't do anything I wasn't doing in Half-Life about 5 years earlier.

    I would say that qualifies as over rated when people keep claiming it's the best FPS series ever.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Halo was/is over rated. What like 5 guns and 1 of the same level over and over

    I'd rather pop in Perfect Dark for my old N64 then play Halo.

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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Rami wrote: »
    Halo is boring and generic. Aside from the occasional vehicle it doesn't do anything I wasn't doing in Half-Life about 5 years earlier.

    I would say that qualifies as over rated when people keep claiming it's the best FPS series ever.

    This is why you're only a 9.8, still not a 10!

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    WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Rami wrote: »
    Halo is boring and generic. Aside from the occasional vehicle it doesn't do anything I wasn't doing in Half-Life about 5 years earlier.

    I would say that qualifies as over rated when people keep claiming it's the best FPS series ever.

    but you can melee with your guns and dual wield

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    Inglorious CoyoteInglorious Coyote Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Are we really doing this yet again?
    It would appear so.

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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Are we really doing this yet again?
    It would appear so.

    I wish we had some other way of venting nerd rage than having topics like this.

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    NickleNickle Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Wren wrote: »
    Rami wrote: »
    Halo is boring and generic. Aside from the occasional vehicle it doesn't do anything I wasn't doing in Half-Life about 5 years earlier.

    I would say that qualifies as over rated when people keep claiming it's the best FPS series ever.

    but you can melee with your guns and dual wield

    You can? Why hasn't anyone told me about this? This will surely revolutionize FPS gaming! Also, I hear you get to shoot aliens! I've always wanted to shoot an alien, but for the longest time was unable to find a game to fulfill this need.
    So, how long till this thread is locked? Have we started taking bets yet? I've got $10 on post #32.

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    UnicronUnicron Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Halo co-op was the only possible way for me to play it. Co-op should be mandatory.

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    Inglorious CoyoteInglorious Coyote Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    captaink wrote: »
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Are we really doing this yet again?
    It would appear so.

    I wish we had some other way of venting nerd rage than having topics like this.
    We could play Halo?

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    GorkGork Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    captaink wrote: »
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Are we really doing this yet again?
    It would appear so.

    I wish we had some other way of venting nerd rage than having topics like this.

    tickle fight?

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    TimTheSlothTimTheSloth Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    The OP is like an unfunny even nerdier version of a maddox post, but lacking the sarcasm.

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    BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Is it possible to get this much nerd rage over a game that came out six years ago?

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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    There's no statute of limitations on nerd rage.

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    NickleNickle Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Tickle fights are over-rated.

    Sure, it seems like good foreplay, until you're all winded, and you accidentally hit a nerve somewhere, and she's all not in the mood anymore, and why don't you do dishes around here anyway, she's not your fucking servant.

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    chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    If people wanna call Halo overrated, that's their prerogative. I'm an unrepentant Bungie fanboy and know that my views on their games aren't always agreed with.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Halo is overrated.

    It is also pretty good.

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    GorkGork Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Nickle wrote: »
    Tickle fights are over-rated.

    Sure, it seems like good foreplay, until you're all winded, and you accidentally hit a nerve somewhere, and she's all not in the mood anymore, and why don't you do dishes around here anyway, she's not your fucking servant.

    There is no way tickle fights are over-rated. Every forum, be it Penny Arcade or Neogaf on every "Over-rated game" thread is always loads of people who always say tickle fights. I'm so sick and tired of so many people saying that tickle fights over-rated or sucks that there is no way it can possibily be over-rated.

    What is even worse is when people say tickle fights are crap. Fair enough if you do actually think it is crap, but there is a lot of people out there that say it is crap just because they are pissed off that some-one likes a game that they hate.

    Want real over-rated? It's a thing called tag. Everyone over at Neogaf is fapping away at it yet tag got FAR worse reviews than tickle fights, but oh wait, TICKLE FIGHTS IS JUST AN AVERAGE GAME!!111

    People also say duck, duck, goose and hide and go seek is over-rated..so fucking what? When it comes to hide and go seek a lot of people say it is over-rated and deserves a lot lower score, and then there is the annoying bunch of nintendo droids that slit their wrists when they heard that hide and go seek got an 8.8. Regardless is these games are over-rated THEY ARE STILL WORTH PLAYINH. So what if hide and go seek got 8.8? IT'S STILL WORTH PLAYING. I honestly can not be bothered to deal with people who are fussed over IGN giving a game one point more and less.

    Duck, duck, goose over-rated? Big fucking deal. It's still a kick-ass game.

    Another thing....why does everyone take a boner when games get 5, 6 or 7s? Heck, why does anyone care that dodgeball got an 8?

    Oh yeah I realised, everyone now rates games 6-10 instead of what EDGE does which is 1-10.

    (Please discuss "over-rated" and "under-rated" games in general)

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    RonenRonen Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Halo's overrated.
    It's not my cup of tea.
    I like other games better.
    Let's agree to disagree.

    (Hey, that almost rhymed!)

    I didn't intend to write a poem, but it just sorta happened.

    Anyway, there are lots of things about Halo I don't like. I like the story. I like the setting. I even liked the books. I just hate the way the games play, and how they feel while you're playing them. Therefore I don't play them, and I happen to think they're overrated as games. I won't say anything bad about the story, though, it's pretty rad.

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    MalvientMalvient Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    people actually say 'over-rated' in relation to shitty gaming websites ratings?

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    bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I love how the OP mentions overrated then name drops EDGE

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    NarianNarian Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Halo 2 was hyped way too much when it launched and it suffered, and Bungie agrees.

    Halo 3 is probably going to be the Bees Knees.

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    Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Halo was/is over rated. What like 5 guns and 1 of the same level over and over

    I'd rather pop in Perfect Dark for my old N64 then play Halo.

    The level complaint is sorta valid, even though I think the repetitiveness really comes into its own when you play through on Legendary.

    But man, do you really judge a game by how many guns it has? Halo had fewer guns, but apart from the pistol they were all very different and exceptionally well balanced. I'd take two or three of Halo's guns over the whole arsenal of FEAR anyday.

    Halo 2 though.. Yeah. That sucked.

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    Kin33Kin33 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    The OP made me giggle. Who cares? If you like the game, play it. Obviously Halo IS the next coming of jesus and halo 3 will be the game that saves our souls and carries us to the kingdoms of heaven... thats what the majority says anyways so you must be in the right in thinking its not overrated.

    The OP also reeks of fanboi'ism. And I hate that mentality. I actually read in another topic where someone was saying that it seemed backwards that Microsoft charges for Live while Sony's service is free(implying that Microsoft was the much more noble company). Kids need to realize ALL corporations are equally selfish and look to exploit the end-user as much as possible(as they should, its a dog eat dog world). I liked the good ole days when everyone just hated Microsoft and Sony equally(and with a passion). IMO, how smart/dumb a company markets their product or their image has no basis on my decisions as a consumer. Also, consumer loyalty is retarded.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Halo was/is over rated. What like 5 guns and 1 of the same level over and over

    I'd rather pop in Perfect Dark for my old N64 then play Halo.

    The level complaint is sorta valid, even though I think the repetitiveness really comes into its own when you play through on Legendary.

    But man, do you really judge a game by how many guns it has? Halo had fewer guns, but apart from the pistol they were all very different and exceptionally well balanced. I'd take two or three of Halo's guns over the whole arsenal of FEAR anyday.

    Halo 2 though.. Yeah. That sucked.

    No, it didn't. I played them back to back when I played them for the first time; Halo 2 had a) level design and b) a story with actual drama and decent cut scenes. I know you and a lot of people put way too much time into 1 and loved it to death, but really it's just nostalgia. I also don't really care if you think Bungie promised you Earth combat and then broke your heart.

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I love Halo and Halo 2 but this thread was really not the best idea.

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    Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    august wrote: »
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Halo was/is over rated. What like 5 guns and 1 of the same level over and over

    I'd rather pop in Perfect Dark for my old N64 then play Halo.

    The level complaint is sorta valid, even though I think the repetitiveness really comes into its own when you play through on Legendary.

    But man, do you really judge a game by how many guns it has? Halo had fewer guns, but apart from the pistol they were all very different and exceptionally well balanced. I'd take two or three of Halo's guns over the whole arsenal of FEAR anyday.

    Halo 2 though.. Yeah. That sucked.

    No, it didn't. I played them back to back when I played them for the first time; Halo 2 had a) level design and b) a story with actual drama and decent cut scenes. I know you and a lot of people put way too much time into 1 and loved it to death, but really it's just nostalgia. I also don't really care if you think Bungie promised you Earth combat and then broke your heart.

    Oh no, I was referring to the guns with Halo 2. I enjoyed it's level variety and storytelling and all, it was a step in the right direction. But dual wielding just broke the gun balance, and they all started to feel more... samey.

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