The Most Over-Hyped Holiday Title Is...?
As usual, there are plenty of great games on tap for the holiday season.
But in your estimation, based on the hype generated by news, previews, trailers, general community talk, etc., which title currently qualifies as the most over-hyped of the fall?
Could it be the hugely anticipated Fallout 4? There are many who believe it's the only game left that could challenge the stellar Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for Game of the Year, and there's no doubt that Bethesda has flooded the Internet with all sorts of info and videos. I don't go more than a few days without seeing something new about this game, do you? I'm not saying it doesn't deserve the attention and basically, there's nothing wrong with hype. I'm just wondering if this is one game people might actually get sick of before it even shows up.
Then again, perhaps the title has to go to Call of Duty: Black Ops III simply because it's named Call of Duty. We all know Activision will pull out the big marketing guns within a matter of weeks here (frankly, I'm surprised the campaign blitz hasn't already started). CoD will be everywhere you look for the first part of November; that's for damn sure. However, maybe we shouldn't sleep on the hype generated by CoD's main competition this year, Star Wars: Battlefront. It's actually feasible that given the massive "Star Wars" following that exists in the world, EA's effort might compete favorably with Black Ops III in the sales department. It also helps that everyone seems to be loving the Battlefront beta.
Of course, we can't forget about Halo 5: Guardians; it'll be massive for very much the same reason CoD is massive: Its name. Rise of the Tomb Raider is getting plenty of hype as well, but I find it odd that we're not hearing a huge amount about Assassin's Creed Syndicate or the Need for Speed reboot. Both are massive franchises, of course, but I think things have been a little quiet for those titles over the past month or so. And Syndicate will be here in less than two weeks.
Anyway, which games gets your vote as the over-hyped so far?
10/9/2015 Ben Dutka