What's The Most Overrated Game Of The Generation So Far?
Not every game deserves the lofty acclaim it receives, right?
If we really stop to think about it, we can all come up with a few titles that we think got some super high scores it just didn't quite deserve. What were a few for you so far this generation?
And bear in mind that I'm asking about "overrated" as opposed to "under-appreciated." In my eyes, the latter term is more about sales while the former is about critical acclaim. There's a definite difference, of course. Personally, I'm not sure which game would sit atop my "most overrated" list right now, though I do think some critics go a little too crazy with the Dark Souls games. Sometimes I think they're so desparate to have a true "hardcore" game that they're willing to overlook every conceivable flaw. I've also never really understood the constant fawning over any new Mario game. For crying out loud, they're not that good, especially not when compared to, you know, modern productions.
What games might be on your list? I know many thought Dragon Age: Inquisition didn't really deserve the extremely high scores it got from a lot of sources, and there are those who say too many critics once again willfully overlooked the flaws in Grand Theft Auto V (reviewers heard similar accusations with GTAIV). Then there are those who don't believe last year's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was worthy of the scores it got, saying the game was simply too much of a departure from what made the franchise great in the first place.
What do you think?
3/23/2016 9:44:25 PM Ben Dutka