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the top 10 most overrated games
7. Final Fantasy IX
6. NiGHTS: Into Dreams
5. Perfect Dark
4. Donkey Kong 64
3. Killer Instinct
2. Donkey Kong Country
Battle Arena Toshinden
This was in a recent issue of EGM. I personally enjoy every game on this list except for Ico, which I’ve never played, and FFIX, which I was kinda disappointed with. But NiGHTS? KI? DKC and DK64? Perfect Dark? How the flying fuck are these games overrated?
I don’t understand at all how Battle Arena Toshinden gets the number 1 spot. everywhere I’ve lived, I’m the only person who’s even heard of the damn game, let alone played it.
That’s kinda messed up. I really wouldn’t say a lot of those were overrated.
I mean, DKC was amazing, it deserved what praise it got.
DK64 on the other hand was met with lukewarm reviews, and it’s really hard to call something like that overrated when it wasn’t even rated highly in the first place. Talk about beating a dead horse.
And others, especially Perfect Dark and Banjo-Kazooie, really shouldn’t be on there either. I mean, did they just say “Let’s take some popular N64 games and stick them on here!”?
And what’s with Battle Arena Toshinden on there? I’ve never met anyone who’s played it or even heard of it besides myself and my brother.
Shenmue? Overrated? The same game that is more divisive than any other game I know of? The same game that is called either Yu Suzuki’s Masterpiece or Yu Suzuki’s Folly? The same game that can get reviews anywhere from 1/10 to 10/10? That game is overrated? Come on now.
They were referring to games they personally rated highly, and then later looked back and realized that they perhaps gave it too high of a rating. Games that, while fun, weren’t deserving of the perfect, or near perfect, scores that they received. Of that list, I agree with pretty much all of them. I still think a few of the games on that list are incredible (FFIX, NiGHTS, and Ico), but I agree that they don’t deserve perfect, or near perfect, scores. Here’s the more important part of that, list, though; their assessment of “But is it really good?” Observe:
What you didn’t mention was the runners up: Mortal Kombat, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, and Tomb Raider. I think all three of those games rank higher than all of the games on that list aside from BAT. Hell, I’m willing to say that Turok 2 may be one of the worst games ever made, along with Turok: Evolution.
(Sorry, I was a Battle Arena Toshinden fan, too, even had it on my Saturn for a while, but I got a little older, and learned better)
I always think FF9 is probably the most underrated FF in the series. It’s my favorite by far and most people don’t like it as much as they should. >_<
I also think DKC was a really groundbreaking game for its time, at least graphically. Play-wise, it’s an extremely solid offering even today. True, Nintendo hyped it up like crazy, but it was worth the majority of the hype at the time; there wasn’t a single game on the market, even in 32-bit systems, that came close to the detail it had.
I will agree with KI, though. That game was so bloody annoying.
I tend to agree with you (and Cid, and others) about FFIX being the best on the system, but they’re talking about overrated. I guess FFIX wasn’t exactly “revolutionary,” like so many people consider FFVII to be.
And I do think DKC was overrated. I thought it then, too. It’s a mediocre platformer that’s only real “amazing” quality was that it featured polygon based characters. I didn’t like polygons then, I don’t like them now.