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PSXE Poll: inFamous Simply Doesn't Get Enough Attention

Depending on how you look at it, any number of games in 2009 could qualify as the "most under-appreciated," but you guys are definitely leaning in a certain direction.

While Killzone 2 and Demon's Souls made good showings, the majority believe that Sucker Punch's awesome inFamous has gone most under-appreciated since its launch earlier this year. It's certainly one of the best new IPs on the market and really surprised a lot of people when it arrived. It remains one of my favorites of the year and I believe it also received the Best New IP award from IGN; the latter is the type of praise this game needed. It didn't sell particularly badly but it's almost as if we stopped hearing anything about it a mere month after it hit store shelves. The game featured a GTA-like sandbox environment coupled with slick superhero powers and a dark storyline that was particularly impressive for such a title. It was just a ton of fun to play and with KZ2 and Demon's Souls pulling down some high acclaim in year-ending awards, perhaps it's even more fitting that inFamous won. We'll definitely be looking for more info on what we have to assume is inFamous 2, currently in development at Sucker Punch studios.

But now we're pulling the reverse: speaking from a review score standpoint now (less about popularity, as this previous poll was), what game do you believe has been unfairly praised? In other words, what's the most overrated game of 2009 in your eyes? Is it the spectacular Uncharted 2? Killzone 2? Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2? What? Vote now.

12/27/2009 9:51:24 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (85 posts)

Jackyl
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 10:16:18 PM
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Wouldn't it be amusing if inFamous won this new poll as well?

But my prediction is that it will go to MW2. That's where I'm putting my vote.

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Oxvial
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 10:17:59 PM
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Demons Souls is so underrated that it can't even win a poll of the most underrated game.

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oldmike
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 10:23:14 PM

Demons Souls won game of the year at gamespot and gametralers
i got it to day and rage quit 3 times
the fact you cant level till you beat a boss is killing me

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Kr3sn1k
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 10:23:45 PM

im there with you if i were to mention demon souls to my friends that do have a ps3 they have no clue what it is and i acutaly dont believe infamous was under apriciated alot of people know about it and praise it

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oldmike
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 10:28:04 PM

any you have any tips there are just some guys i cant get past

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Scarecrow
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 10:37:03 PM

@oldmike,
Find that blob's weak spot and exploit it (keep circling him)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 11:29:35 PM

Too damn hard.

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Scarecrow
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 12:49:15 AM

@World,

How can that be a bad thing, though?
It's an rpg, you do grow into a great character as you advance....

The difficulty adds a level of depth that a lot of rpgs lack.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 1:02:49 AM

Don't get me wrong, the game is top quality, but you can't advance your character if you can't get past the first level.

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Oxvial
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 1:22:09 AM

Boletarian Palace 1-1 lv isn't hard and the boss can be defeated very easily.

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oldmike
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 1:31:00 AM

its hard if you play the clear it all before you move on
game dose not tell you some 1st area guys cant be killed till level 20
this game reminds me of battletoads one of the hardist games ever made

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 1:38:16 AM

I've killed too many brain cells over the years to be quick enough to kill much of anything in DS. I live in a turn based world.

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Lotusflow3r
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 9:02:28 AM

You, my friend, summed it up brilliantly.

DS is the true GOTY and one of the most under appreciated of this gen.

Now, let us not just blame that on the consumer...publishers were hesitant to distribute it outside of Asia...it STILL has no Europe date.

Sickening.

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 2:56:56 PM

for demon's souls, it is the best rpg this gen on ps3. at the beginning, i felt it was hard as hell, but you just have to hang on and keep learning from your death, i beat it the first time using 80+ hours, the second cycle, i spent about 40+ hours, the third cycle, i only spent about 15+ hours, the game became easier and easier once you master your weapon and figure out the exact strategy to kill every single boss and black phantom npcs. i am at soul level 200+ now and most of the fight is a cake walk for me now, and i am just maxing out the single weapon trophies to turn Platinum.

in short, you just have to be patient, and be smart and persistant, regardless, this game is the most addictive rpg i have played this gen, and has the most addictive character development. should definitely win RPG of the year, and InFamous is the action of the year.

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oldmike
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 @ 9:39:17 AM

but see its not FUN and the story is crapy how is that a good RPG?
i think this is part of its cool to like it as that makes you hardcore

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Lotusflow3r
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 @ 10:33:56 AM

I had more fun with Demons Souls than any other RPG this gen so far. I'm a huge RPG nut too, DS was a return to form with new innovative features to boost.
The story was deep and intelligent, similarly told like a Team ICO game, it's a more arthouse tale and that's probably why some just can't understand the story and think it lacks in that area...its just not aimed at you, you probably just prefer spoonfeeding or traditional anime/manga type.

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NoSmokingBandit
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 10:23:23 PM
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inFamous is underrated, but i couldnt help but feel when playing that it was just Sly Cooper with super powers. Which is great and all, but they could have started from scratch instead of borrowing alot from Sly (mainly in how Cole moved, climbed, etc).

I voted KZ2. Its one of the few recent FPSs that moved the genre forward instead of standing still (cough*MW2*cough*), and it pulled it off perfectly.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 11:30:28 PM

Thankfully I stayed away from sly.

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Kowhoho
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 2:54:55 AM

Actually, you're missing out. Sly Cooper is one of my favorite series for having a brilliant storyline, well-paced thieving gameplay and (of course) the lovely Carmelita Fox! You should definetely play them; the first is WAY oldschool at this point but the second and third hold their own even by todays standards.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 1:13:44 PM

Sorry that sounded lame, I just meant it made inFamous fresher for me :)

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Kowhoho
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 8:40:29 PM

No problem; I knew what you meant, but I had to take up the chance I praise sly! ;p

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to_far_apart
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 10:27:11 PM
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It's a same how such a valiant effort put into Infamous gets left out to dry. To me it has been very disappointing that it has not received the recognition it has deserved. It's so original, unique, and like you mentioned Ben, just a ton of fun. I think people should take this game out for a test drive and see how it is, because to me it's one of the best games this year, and one of my favorites as well.

As for the most overrated game of the year, to me it's Call of Duty MW2. I know I'm going to get some heat from some people but i really don't think it is as good as the hype surrounding it. I spent a few weeks playing MW2 at a friends house, the story was a little short for my liking, but it was alright, nothing to write home about. I honestly feel that story leaves you a bit sour because it isn't as engaging as some other games. I really never got emotionally invested into the character and story, i just enjoyed blowing things up and taking out huge amounts of enemies, which of course is really cool, i don't mind the swards at all, bring it on! haha With that said, despite the fun you can get from shooting people left and write, i really never cared to focus on the story. Heck i know some people who really didn't play the story until later on after they got their fixation of online play. What really awarded the game for such high accolades and immense popularity, in my opinion, is the online. Take that single component away from MW2 and there really isn't much, let's be honest. Does it deserve such high accolades because of online play? I feel that it should be awarded such prestige if it sold as an online experience solely. If anything they should promote the game as an online game with an addition of a shot campaign mode, because it really is all about the online. In all honesty, the online is great and deserves recognition for their great online gameplay, but the story was not to strong. Maybe that's the reason for some of the strong reviews? The strong online experience. Don't get me wrong, the campaign is good, it's not bad at all, it's fun, engaging, and provides a lot of thrill, but does it compare to some of the other games I've played? Not to me.

But I'm sure everyone has a different stand on this, I'm just discussing my own personal opinion about the game. To some it may be the greatest game ever created, to others it might just be one fun online game, and to others, like me, it really wasn't what it was hyped up to be.

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to_far_apart
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 10:29:48 PM

Demon Souls is another game that's been under appreciated to a point as well. At least a lot of people have come to realize how unique this game is, and with the addition of a ridiculously online experience. But i still feel that Infamous as been the most under appreciated, I mean didn't Demons Souls win game of the year from some websites as well?

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bigrailer19
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 10:31:27 PM
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and here it comes. i would say if i had to guess right now MW2 gets 60% or more of the vote for most overrated! eh' o-well i enjo it!

on another note, i voted for KZ2 being most underrated but really infamous was an awesome game as well, and lived up to alot more than i think people had thought!

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Jawknee
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 11:44:10 PM

something can still be enjoyable and hugely over rated.

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bigrailer19
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 2:59:47 AM

I do agree with you. but my point is its not really overrated and there is a ton of review scores to prove it including the one at PSXE.

Most of the time when something is overrated it means its not as good as being said, thats a fine line...

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www
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 5:57:32 AM

bigrailer am with you like always when it comes to issues regarding MW2. I DON'T think MW2 is overrated, I voted SFIV and I see most of the votes going to MW2. Oh well I guess if a lotta psxe members think the critics got it wrong, I also feel they got it wrong on SFIV, so in the end its depends on you the individual. Like you bigrailer I play MW2 every other day.

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Hezzron
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 10:46:22 AM

By no means is MW2 overrated. Overrated would imply that it's nowhere near as good as the reviews it's gotten.

If anything due to it popularity, (and the thinking among some gamers that if a game sells too well, then it simply can't be good) it's been put under a microscope and analyzed more than any other game......and it's held up extremely well. It IS what people are playing.

In fact, the jump between MW1 and MW2 is more significant than say, the differences in God Of War 1&2. Sometimes more of the same is what's wanted and what's best, and that is not a bad thing.

Sure MW2 will win "most overrated game" here. But that's only because the majority don't know the difference between "overrated" and "overexposed".

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bigrailer19
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 11:58:50 AM

www and hezzron73-

agree with both of you 100%.

I voted street fighter 4 also. not because it was a horrible game necessarily because i sat down and played it and at times enjoyed it. But If your going to make a fighting game make it fresh and new, please! I mean we are in a genreation where everything is pushing forward, and i got a fighter i experienced 10 years ago! Its definitely an old system that works but honestly it didnt cut it to me! but again at times i did enjoy it!

As far as MW2 goes in my opinion the people got what they asked for, and it shows in sales, and the review scores prove its a worthy game! Appaently when a game sells well that makes it overrated, or if it has a 360 logo stamped on it, or its an FPS in general, except KZ2 of course!

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Jawknee
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 3:26:20 PM

46% of PSX readers respectfully disagree. :)

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Alienange
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 4:04:35 PM

@ Jawknee - Yeah. That would mean 46% here think Arnold's review is wrong. I respectfully disagree and know full well that the game deserved it's ratings.

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to_far_apart
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 7:54:10 PM

Well the way they advertised the game made it seem like you were going to play one hell of a campaign, heck they even included an awesome tune from eminem, and when someone sees these ads on tv, you think you're going to play something that's going to literally "wow" you and leave your jaw dropping. That's how i saw it and it really didn't impress me. Like i said, the online is definitely fun, and in my opinion, is the reason for the huge popularity, which is nothing wrong, MW2 was expected to do that and i really do think it hit the button with what it had to do to get the FPS fans. It's not like the online has drastically changed that much from the first MW, which to me is a superior game. I mean when you're talking about a game you always assume story first right? In that case, i really do think they should just sell that game for the online itself, they'd still sell like hot cakes, but no one is going to miss the campaign.

Now i hope some of you read this carefully, I'm not bashing MW2, I'm not one of those who just hate it to hate it, i love games, and i think MW2 is a great buy, but because of the online, not because of the campaign, which was relatively short and left a sour taste in my mouth. The reason i feel that it is the most overrated is because of all the hype surrounding it, and to me it didn't live up to that hype. If you were to ask me to choose between MW and MW2, I would pick MW. If you're asking me to choose between the online components, then it would be MW2 by a slight margin, because it really isn't that much different, except for a few things which sway me over to MW2 online.

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bigrailer19
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 11:31:58 PM

@jawknee-

i know what your trying to say, i get it. And i seen that 46% of the votes coming a mile away. its obvious most of the readers here either have some sort of grudge against MW2, or FPS in general, with the exception of KZ2. but as alienage said 46% of those votes are against what most reviews said including PSXE. Now i know its more about the consumer but it sold well for a reason, and its being played by millions for a reason, bottom line, its not over rated, everyone who bought it or talked about it knew they would get a solid MP experience regardless anything else and thats exactly what they got.

@ too_far_apart-

I understand what your saying. Thank goodness someone actually explains themselves when saying MW2 is overrated. i respect you for actually giving a reason! You didnt say the ussual "KZ2 is way better", and you didnt just say "MW2 is so overrated". Thats all i ask from epople when they make such bold comments. i know im no one to ask that, but when i disagree and give my thoughts i atleast would like a respectful opinion back, not a one sentence statement that just shows arrogance more so than opinion! I have to say i thoroughly enjoyed the campaign, more so than MW, but thats me. There was way more action, and the story may not have been fantastic but revenge is always sweet. And the MP is superior than MW so thats my opinion. But i will say the campaign was far short and left a bad taste in my mouth, aside from the gameplay which i really enjoy. But luckily i got past that because as you said the game has become loved because of the MP, which is solid! thanks for the great comment, seriously!

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to_far_apart
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 11:53:24 PM

@bigrailer

I know how you feel, you always want to discuss rather than here the simple, bratish comments. I'm the same, i want people to understand my view and say why i feel a certain way. So trust me, i know how you feel.

Yeah i know what you mean, it is a great game, and i do agree, there was more action than MW. To me the story was just a little bit better than in MW2, which is understandable though, they focused a lot of their time online, which is what was expected since online is their main seller, and it is fun as ever, similar to MW but the addition of perks and killstreaks do make it that much better i must say hahah

In the end, no one should be bashing anyone, arguing, or bickering like little babies, but unfortunately there will always be those little nuisances. It's all about the games, and everyone has a different feel for a game and people should respect that. Sure we can disagree but no one needs to start arguing, it's pointless, let's just relax, share some thoughts and that's it.

Thanks again! I appreciate your comment too! Glad to know someone appreciates what i write. Good post also man!

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Charger7302
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 10:36:26 PM
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Hey Ben you got a minor error there "Sucker Punch's awesome inFamous has gone must under-appreciated". Shouldn't it be an o instead of a u on "must"

Besides that all I got to say is bring on Infamous 2.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 12:44:42 AM

Fixed.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 10:39:37 PM
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Infamous should have gotten a Summer release. May, as much as I love that month isn't great for games. A July release would've been the sweet spot.

Gotta say, Infamous is a damn fun/addictive game with a really nice flow in combat and variety

That's one of the things I love 'bout Infamous. The game PROGRESSES and everything you do becomes bigger and more badass.

Demon's Souls is finally getting some love
I almost have to say that after Uncharted 2 and Street Fighter IV, this is the best game I've played this year.

COD MW2 is way overrated

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geovanwitdakick
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 10:45:49 PM
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a July release date for Infamous would've gave Prototype a headstart in sales, & we all know those two were competing. Prototype released in June I think

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Scarecrow
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 10:51:57 PM

Well then that leads me to believe that ps3 owners suck....

At least half of them

How can you not buy an exclusive as beautiful as this one?

Guess FPS is the only way out these days?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 11:35:03 PM

A shame they were compared at all, I have Prototype and lets just say I never bothered to finish it.

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Superman915
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 11:14:56 PM
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Infamous is great. I just got my copy now and I cant believe I didn't get it first day. graphics could use some work but it doesn't take away from the fun.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 11:29:21 PM
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inFamous deserved massive sales (was my second fave next to Uncharted 2) and had to defeat some tough competition in that poll, but lol, in THIS poll? You are just asking us to vote for MW2 aren't you?

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___________
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 11:38:45 PM
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well talking sales wise i guess its true also, but im always referring in critique and recognition wise.
look around the net, at the hundreds of GOTY nominations and only 1 or 2 sites have infamous up for nomination.
same for ratchet and clank future a crack in time.
loved that game, second best in the series, best being up your arsenal.
just the storyline was really engaging, finding out who ratchet and clank are, their past, how they met, what happened to the lombaxes.
both infamous and ratchet and clank future a crack in time are 2009s least appreciated games.
when it comes to most overrated game of 2009, id be a tossup between killzone 2 and resident evil 5.
kz2 promised so much and delivered so little,
just a glorified killzone with HD graphics.
and resident evil 5 was just a glorified action game with HD graphics.
wish it was a glorified RE4, that way i could of enjoyed it at least.

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Snaaaake
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 12:59:04 AM

I don't see anything disappointing in Killzone 2 but that's your opinion.

But Mr NoName, just because a game is hyped doesn't mean you have to expect something that's innovative, revolutionary and special, that's my advice for ya because you said hyped games suck(if I remember correctly).

UC2 was hyped but there's nothing wrong in it, the only problem I have is the Roll and Cover share the same button.

KZ2 was overhyped no doubt but it delivered a lot, well in my opinion, maybe it's because I don't play a lot of FPS. I also don't know why KZ2 should be rated as overrated because it didn't sell that well.

But if a game was overhyped and delivered majority of the same stuff from the previous game(looking at MW2 now), then that kind of game is overrated.

But do tell me one thing, is there a possibility of you getting disappointed in GOW3?

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___________
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 7:21:47 AM

well MW2 was over hyped, but by the fanboys, not the media as much.
KZ2 was the same old, same old, i was expecting something new, something i have not seen in a shooter before especially since it took them 4 freaking years.
and no i did not say hyped games suck, i said 99.9% of times games that are hyped end up disappointing me.
that does not mean there bad games, just that there not as good as i was expecting.
O and GOW3?
no.
no chance at all.
i was already crapping my pants during the demo, showed a few friends and my cuz today and everyone was picking their jaws off the ground at the end.
and apparently, graphical wise its got allot better than that, and moving levels.
come on how can you not like that?
thats what im talking about with KZ2, what did it bring that no FPS has done before?
GOW has brought many, every series its bringing something new, GOW3 alone is bringing zipper technology how the skin stretches when kratos rips helios head off was amazing!
than they have the massive levels, so big to put shadow of the colossus, stigs words not mine.
in a interview stig said the leviathan in resistance 2 is so small, the titans in GOW3 could eat it for a snack.
so no, GOW 3 disappointing me is a impossibility.

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Banky A
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 2:00:02 PM

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Jawknee
Sunday, December 27, 2009 @ 11:40:44 PM
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Yea this game was the biggest surprise. I played the demo and watched the trailers. Wasnt sold on it but decided to get it anyway. Loved it. Most fun ive had with a single player game since MGS4. I have an itch to go back and play it again. Those last two damned trophies are bugging me. Platinum is calling my name. This game is the perfect example as to why sales shouldn't mean jack when determining the value or award worthiness of a game.

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I_defenestrate
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 12:44:08 AM
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MW2 is overrated but I enjoy it.

GH5 is overrated and I didn't enjoy it at all.
(Viva la Rock Band)

Vote: Guitar Hero 5

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bigrailer19
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 12:01:23 PM

since you do enjoy it, i ask you how is it overrated! i understand you can like something but it not live to the hype. so i ask you how did MW2 not live up to ur standards of it being a good game?

I'm just curious of your answer, im not trying to be pushy or a D*** or anything, just curious!

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I_defenestrate
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 @ 5:10:15 AM

I don't $60 enjoy it, but it is fun to play every now and then.

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Snaaaake
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 12:49:51 AM
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Underrated goes to inFamous?

Bahh...I voted for Killzone 2.

This is PSXE and just about every poll is predictable. MW2 will win the next poll hands down.

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Zemus101
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 1:08:15 AM
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Just got InFamous recently and I'm loving it more than I thought I would. I knew I would enjoy it and that it was an exclusive that I'd want to collect (especially with a sequal comin, so it was something I had to try) but damn! It's the best 3rd person action game I've ever played. Totally reminds me of Spiderman 2 for the ps2. Or I should say ...it's the most fun I've had with a 3rd person action game. (Obviously the quality of a game like Uncharted and U2 is much higher, but I never did finish either of them) I'm onto the third island right now and can't wait to see what happens next. I've died quite a few times on this damned mission I'm on now where I have to diffuse stupid bombs grrr... never get there in time, or I die if I hurry ><

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Juanalf
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 1:13:40 AM
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Infamous was a blast especially doing it the evil route;I hope some outlet gives it a GOTY award.As for the new poll, I will vote for either Demon's Souls or Dragon Age(even though I haven't tried neither).

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Mista
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 1:21:10 AM
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I too voted KZ 2. Came out too early in the year for it's own good and just fell off most ppls radar by years end. Infamous was awesome and anyone who played it definitely knows how awesome it really was. Every game on the new poll is a excellent game but most overrated will be MW 2 by a landslide even though it is definitely GH 5. RB 2 FTW!!!

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Ultimate_Balla
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 1:27:52 AM
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Gosh, you guys and your essays. Always got something to say

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Alienange
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 4:12:33 PM

Hahaha! Agreed! Someone's always on here trying to paragraph us to death.

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Hezzron
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 4:58:01 PM

HA! It's true. Some peoples "comments" are longer than the articles they are supposedly based on.

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Jawknee
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 6:04:49 PM

Reading is hard.

;)

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R3ZR
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 2:03:26 AM
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COD MW2 - OVERRATED!!!

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just2skillf00l
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 3:06:06 AM
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I don't know if overrated is the right word to describe COD MW2. I think it is hyped up to the MAX but not overrated. It is a solid FPS with an amazingly addictive multiplayer mode (the sales start here). Probably the best FPS I've ever played (haven't played Killzone BTW). I just think an awesome modern online multiplayer shooter appeals to the masses. Along with ranking up and unlocking perks, more guns, and now even killstreak rewards; these additions contribute even more to the appeal of the game. It is overhyped IMO but not quite overrated as many declare.

As my vote for the poll, all the games are very solid titles within their respective genres. In my biased opinion I'd probably say Guitar Hero 5. If you want to get the most satisfying experience while playing the guitar you should just learn to play it yourself. Not meant to offend the die-hards. LOL

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www
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 6:06:28 AM
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inFamous didn't get attention cause the demo didn't even do it for most.

To me SFIV is overrated. I had the game, played the heck outta it but just couldn't get the hype. Limited number of moves, about 6 players have similar moves from Ryu to Ken to Sakura to Dan to Guoken. I still think the game its cool but I just don't get that 93 overall critic score. Whereas an enjoyable game like Tekken 6 with each and every character having completely different commands with variety is like 80.

All I got from SFIV was arcade mode and survival mode and Tekken 6 has all those modes in SFIV plus the deep scenario campaign mode and you're telling me the former sits with a 93 and the latter 80? Wow!

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Paolo Kutaragi
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 6:18:49 AM
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Here's my opinion in a few points, and that's a quick one!

1) InFAMOUS is a great game. Hands down! I couldn't stop playing it before getting its Platinum trophy. The best superhero game to date. As simple as it's.

2) Killzone 2 is the best first person shooter in 2009, and it comes from me; a gamer who was addicted to COD. When I returned to play COD:WAW to get the map packs trophies - that was nearly two months ago - I did realise how Guerrilla Games succeeded to create an awesome first person simulator. KZ2 is definitely one of the best FPS ever.

3) Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is the game of the year, I've always said it. But still I see that it's so under-appreciated. Yet when I compare how it's been received to the likes of InFAMOUS and Killzone 2, then I can no longer say that Uncharted 2 is under-appreciated!

4) The most overrated game in 2009 is without a doubt Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. And after its skyrocketed sales, I've come to conclusion that it's one of the most overrated games in the history of the industry. I perceive that sales has nothing to do with the critics' score (Or this how things should be!), but since millions of gamers have bought it then they already do highly rate it.

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Paolo Kutaragi
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 6:30:57 AM

Regarding Demon's Souls, I've heard and read many positive reviews and opinions about it, but unfortunately I didn't play it. I'm not a fan of RPGs. I hope I won't get under people's skin with such a weird announcement! lol

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www
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 6:25:01 AM
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Pardon my off topic but just checked Gamespot and the #1 or Most Popular game is Resident Evil 5 currently. I'm thinking like Ben most people got it as gifts or bought it cause the price is low now. I'm happy more and more are jumping on the RE5 boat.

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Zorigo
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 7:14:52 AM

the controls killed it for me. i played the demo and got stuck because i ran out of ammo, and this huge thing came at me. i had to choose, move out of the way or shoot. how the hell was i ever going to defeat him if i was consistenly running before i could even reload?

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___________
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 7:25:16 AM

run get a good distance away than reload.
thats the point, its a survival horror game its suppose to be tight and tense.
you dont need to kill either the chainsaw or executioner, just survive for long enough.
O and in the demo, behind the house you start in, is a wooden box, break it open and you get a dual pair of UZIs.
thats the 1 thing they did well, you cant stand your ground and blow enemies away like your a million times more powerful than them.
the main thing i hate about L4D, theres no strategy, you can stand your ground and fill them with lead.

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Zorigo
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 7:13:23 AM
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asfor the new poll, street fighter by far. everyone braggd on about it, rented it, it was pretty crap.

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JackC8
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 7:59:03 AM
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I played the demo for Infamous and got bored after 5 minutes. I dunno, maybe it's a great game, but I'm not spending $60 on something because other people say it's great when my own experience with it tells me otherwise. Maybe when it hits the bargain bin.

As far as overrated, Modern Warfare 2. 4-5 hour single player campaign with a stupid story and frustrating gameplay, extremely glitchy online, and anyone not thoroughly familiar with the previous game is just gonna get killed a zillion times.

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Lotusflow3r
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 8:54:07 AM
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This game that although enjoyable, doesn't offer much new over a gaming gem in the rough, innovative masterpiece that challenges what we already know about our games and does it RIGHT - Demon's Souls.....is one funny notion.

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geovanwitdakick
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 9:28:21 AM
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JackC8, I am not that familiar with Modern Warfare 1, & two weeks into Modern Warfare 2, my Kill\Death ratio was .84. Now it sits at 1.33, after getting the hang of it. In a sence ur right, but it's an easy game to learn.

I agree completely with Just2SkillFool, Modern Warfare 2 is hyped so much, since it has a short, albeit tense & exciting story-mode, people don't like it. & since their expectations were really really high, of course they don't like the game. I can't blame people for that, but I can say I've spent more time on Modern Warfare 2 than Killzone 2, & I do think that Killzone 2 is the better overall game.

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geovanwitdakick
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 9:29:06 AM
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JackC8, I am not that familiar with Modern Warfare 1, & two weeks into Modern Warfare 2, my Kill\Death ratio was .84. Now it sits at 1.33, after getting the hang of it. In a sence ur right, but it's an easy game to learn.

I agree completely with Just2SkillFool, Modern Warfare 2 is hyped so much, since it has a short, albeit tense & exciting story-mode, people don't like it. & since their expectations were really really high, of course they don't like the game. I can't blame people for that, but I can say I've spent more time on Modern Warfare 2 than Killzone 2, & I do think that Killzone 2 is the better overall game.

Modern Warfare 2 = overhyped, yes, overrated, no.

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maxpontiac
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 5:15:43 PM

Agreed. Killzone 2 is better FPS as a whole. But MW2 is far more addicting to me.

The game is way overhyped, but once you find a game type like, and gameplay style you are good at, you might not be able to step away from the multiplayer feature!

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geovanwitdakick
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 9:31:16 AM
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argg, sorry bout dat, I had that 1 last thought.

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maxpontiac
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 1:47:28 PM
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inFamous is way under appreciated. One of the best games I played in 2009. It's a shame that the game didn't get the attention it deserved.

Unfortunately, unless a game sells like MW2, it gets ignored.

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Banky A
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 2:00:50 PM
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
or Guitar Hero 5

*English accent*

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Banky A
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 2:01:20 PM

"Coz' being a fanboy is totally fun" - Banky A

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XJGunz
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 2:58:46 PM
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Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time is the most underrated game this year on the PS3 that it wasn't even nominated for the most underrated game poll. That's sad.

Killzone 2 definitely does not deserve to be in the most underrated as it was probably the most hyped game on the PS3 and people still talk about how great it is today. Ratchet and Clank:ACiT, however, is usually never talked about as one of the best games on the PS3 in 2009 which is unjustifiable. Just throwing in my 2 cents.

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frostface
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 3:35:32 PM
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Haven't played Demons Souls yet but since clearing Dragons Age, for the 3rd time, I'm finding myself needing more RPG action. The only problem is, here in Europe Demons Souls has noone putting it out here. From the sounds of how good this game is meant to be, for it to have no backing here makes it one of the most unappreciated games imo. I did find a website that imports games from the US to Europe so I've ordered it, hopefully I'll have it in a few days, as long as the site is reliable as I've never ordered from them before.
Btw the site is called AxelMusic.com should anyone else from Europe want to take a chance getting Demons Souls from there. I'll let yis know how reliable the site is in a few days if my game arrives (or not). It was selling cheaper than Ebay and Amazon just didn't stock the game at all for Europe.

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Alienange
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 4:22:10 PM
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Among the PSXE readers, MW2 is the most under-appreciated game.

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Hezzron
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 4:55:55 PM

LOL! Ditto.

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www
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 5:42:04 PM

On point.

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Jawknee
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 6:06:30 PM

And well deserved.

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tazbrat
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 4:58:40 PM
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I found infamaous boring, sorry guys but it seemed like it wasen't finished or nobody fine tuned it after it was done. I loved Demon's Souls and would say it deserves the title of most under appreciated of the year, at least it was chalenging...

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Luiscosmo2
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 6:58:19 PM
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Infamous was an ok game.. It really never got hyped....I'm suprised nobody named a (insert here) killer....But the boss was annoyin and the missions got repetive close to the end.....GTA IV was also repetive..but it never got that to me...I wonder...Oh yea sorry for off topic..

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carl0975
Monday, December 28, 2009 @ 9:25:19 PM
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The only problem I have with MW2 is that the multiplayer is designed in a way that total noobs can own you with no effort at all, there's a ridiculously small amount of skill involved. The addition of commando and tactical knives were what really killed it for me though, just a couple days ago I saw a guy get 57 kills and 10 deaths using just the tactical knife and commando.

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