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Kyosuke
December 27th, 2004, 05:12 AM
In your opionon, what are the most underated/overlooked/overrated games?

For me its:

Underated: - Beyond Good and Evil (excellent game all around)
- Grandia 2 (love this game)
- Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO (its not too underrated, but could be much more)

Overlooked: - Ninja Gaiden (proberly the best game for Xbox right now)
- The Breath of Fire series (its enjoyed by alot of RPG fans)

Overrated: - Halo 2 (without a doubt its definatly Halo 2, but at the same time lives up to its hype)
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Its a great game, but too overrated)

There are plenty others, but I was just naming a few.

Burne Starcofski
December 27th, 2004, 09:34 AM
I'd say for me it'd be...

-Underrated
~~Fable (It's great, and so well thought out.)

-Overrated
~~Halo 2 (I agree)
~~Fable (I don't see what's so bad about it...)

-Overlooked
~~Steel Batallion (Don't be stopped by the price tag!)
~~Amazing Island (Round here it's been rented out for 3 months straight!)
~~Civilization 3 (Haven't heard too much from anyone, but it's a great strategy game.)

Corrupt
December 27th, 2004, 01:31 PM
a overlooked one is True Crime
overrated is definatly Halo 2

Kipkip
December 27th, 2004, 02:12 PM
The most overlooked game ever has got to be Halo 2. I mean come on, it only sold over 2.5 million units and made over $125 million in sales on the first day and was the biggest entertainment event in history for it's first day. Back to reallity, I don't think Halo 2 was overrated. Now, GTA: San Adreas I thought might have been a little too overrated. I never played it, but I think it has the most boringest concept ever. I would think it would get repeative in a few minutes, for me at least.

Carlito-san
December 27th, 2004, 02:24 PM
Fable is the most hyped up,add that as a catagory.I'll post mine later.

ryan
December 27th, 2004, 02:55 PM
I'd say for me it'd be...

-Underrated
~~Fable (It's great, and so well thought out.)

-Overrated
~~Halo 2 (I agree)
~~Fable (I don't see what's so bad about it...)

-Overlooked
~~Steel Batallion (Don't be stopped by the price tag!)
~~Amazing Island (Round here it's been rented out for 3 months straight!)
~~Civilization 3 (Haven't heard too much from anyone, but it's a great strategy game.)
how can fable be underrated and overrated? and if a game's rented out for 3 months it's not really overlooked is it? oh well

i think that the most underrated game is... maybe pokemon? a lot of people think of it as a piece of crap game but haven't even given it a chance.
the most overrated game is wind waker, a lot of people love that game, but i really can't stand it.
and i think viewtiful joe is somewhat overlooked.

PikaPal
December 27th, 2004, 02:58 PM
Overrated: definetly Halo. Its fun, but come on, it gets boring!
Overlooked: gallop racer. I mean, its awesome! you get to raise and race and train your own horses!
Underrated: gallop racer again

Suz
December 27th, 2004, 03:48 PM
Overaited: like PikaPal, Halo/Halo 2, I've never played it, 'cause it's 'T' X3 but I don't really like all this talk about it

Overlooked: I say r/b/y nobody apreseates those games anymore :(

Undrated: Animal Crosing

ryan
December 27th, 2004, 03:53 PM
halo is rated M isn't it?

Kyosuke
December 27th, 2004, 08:22 PM
how can fable be underrated and overrated? and if a game's rented out for 3 months it's not really overlooked is it? oh well

i think that the most underrated game is... maybe pokemon? a lot of people think of it as a piece of crap game but haven't even given it a chance.
the most overrated game is wind waker, a lot of people love that game, but i really can't stand it.
and i think viewtiful joe is somewhat overlooked.

With the rest of the pokemon-hating world, pokemon is definatly underrated in some aspects its a excellent game, but its sometimes gets shunned because for the simple fact that its "pokemon" and its often steriotyped to be kiddie.

And yes Halo/Halo 2 is rated M, just really because of the blood involved and Alien themes I guess.

Shadow
December 27th, 2004, 08:44 PM
Overrated:
- Halo/Halo2
- Fable
- Grand Theft Auto 3/ViceCity/San Andreas
- Playstation 2 (hey I know its a system, but meh, its overrated because people describe it as perfect when its far from it)

Underrated:
- Pokemon (especially Red and Blue)
- Starcraft/Brood War (people put it done because of its graphics when its practically the national past-time of Korea XD)
- Gamecube (not a kiddy system and not a bad system due to its lack of DVD-playability =/)

Overlooked:
- Pokemon Puzzle League (oh noes another Pokemon game mooching off the franchise)
-Super Mario RPG (those who know me would have been expecting this)
-Dreamcast (OMG A SEGA'S' CONSUL!!!1! ITS MUST BE GOINGS TO FAILS!!!111!!! WTF)

Kyosuke
December 28th, 2004, 01:49 AM
I agree, of all the systems/portables that failed in the past (Neo-geo pocket, Virtual Boy, Sega Saturn etc). I think that Dreamcast was the most overlooked system that Sega just had to drop, it had so much potenial and was still young. Dreamcast would proberly be able to overthrow PS2 if it was still around (but good luck finding one anywhere, because the chances of finding a used one is like winning the lottery XD).

Corrupt
December 28th, 2004, 02:38 AM
no PS2 is not overratted its just great i know i am just proving you point but i love it

Kipkip
December 28th, 2004, 07:17 AM
Overrated:
- Playstation 2 (hey I know its a system, but meh, its overrated because people describe it as perfect when its far from it)

I absoulty agree with that statment. People say the PS2 has better hardware than the XBox and Gamecube. No. Well, maybe Gamecube, not sure, but not the XBox.
- Gamecube (not a kiddy system and not a bad system due to its lack of DVD-playability =/)
That's the old reason why people overlook the Gamecube. Now it's no online play. No online play = Dead console to people.:(I think that Dreamcast was the most overlooked system that Sega just had to drop, it had so much potenial and was still young. Dreamcast would proberly be able to overthrow PS2 if it was still around (but good luck finding one anywhere, because the chances of finding a used one is like winning the lottery XD).
Actually, the reason Sega dropped the Dreamcast was because in Japan, the PS2 ruled over the Dreamcast. The Dreamcast was very popular and not overlooked. When the PS2 came out, it was. The reason, no DVD playback. If Sega would have included that, I think the PS2 wouldn't stand a chance. That's the only reason people switched from Dreamcast to PS2 in Japan.

Castrainer
December 28th, 2004, 07:48 AM
-Underated
~Tales of Symphonia [9,0 is kinda low for it~]
~Kirby AirRide [6,0?! Have they really played it?]
~Pkmn Colosseum [7,5 isnt enough...]

-Overlooked
~Didnt Really Get it~

-Overated
~GTA: San Andreas [Its not THAT good...]
~Halo 2 [Its not 10 too...]

Carlito-san
December 28th, 2004, 08:47 AM
Underrated
Paper Mario 2

Overlooked
Tak 2(great platformer)

Overrrated
PS2(shadow,the gamecube has better graphics that the PS2)



Also,in Japan,there is this"Ique"where its a GC that plays DVDs.NA doesnt get it.

Kenta-kun
December 28th, 2004, 12:42 PM
Halo2 & Halo are both extrememly over-rated games. While they are fun for a while, they don't have much that other FPS games don't have. Half-Life 2 is a better game; heck, I consider Metroid Prime 2 to be better, in the single-player department.
Also, I consider the Xbox to be an overrated console; It's good, but I find its exclusive game selection to be somewhat lacking.

As for overlooked, I'd have to say the PS1 game Thousand Arms. AWESOME rpg. Surpassed only by ToS in my books.

Burne Starcofski
December 28th, 2004, 04:51 PM
how can fable be underrated and overrated? and if a game's rented out for 3 months it's not really overlooked is it? oh well

i think that the most underrated game is... maybe pokemon? a lot of people think of it as a piece of crap game but haven't even given it a chance.
the most overrated game is wind waker, a lot of people love that game, but i really can't stand it.
and i think viewtiful joe is somewhat overlooked.

(Sorry it took me so long to get back.)

Fable is Underrated in that it isn't given a score worthy of it. I think it's perfect, but others apparently don't. As for being overrated, that's because it's M for Teen content. But I might be wrong, since I still have yet to beat it. As for being Overlooked on A.I., I say that because very, VERY few people within 40 miles of my town even heard of it.

As for the last three, Agree, Agree, Can't pass a Judgement.

SBaby
December 29th, 2004, 10:01 AM
Underrated
Paper Mario 2

Overlooked
Tak 2(great platformer)

Overrrated
PS2(shadow,the gamecube has better graphics that the PS2)



Also,in Japan,there is this"Ique"where its a GC that plays DVDs.NA doesnt get it.

Evidently, you have never played any PS2 games.

PS2 wasn't overrated in the least. In fact, the PS2 graphics were the standard that the other two systems went by when they made their graphics engines.

Actually, it has the best graphics out of the three systems and that is because of the discs. The GCube and XBox both run on discs that allow for some of the best graphics imaginable. The drawback is that their games do allow those graphics, but the games like that are often short, unless you use multiple discs. This is because the most you will ever get out of their discs is 2-4 GB of space.

PS2 DVDs can run up to 8 GB if they're Dual-Layered. Otherwise, they go up to 4 GB, which is currently the max for XBox (which is incompatible with DL technology) and GCube (which uses different discs anyway).

Thusly, while they can have similar graphics, PS2 has much longer games because of the disc space. Look at Xenosaga. It has EIGHT HOURS of movies and cinematics in the game. And there's STILL over 30 hours of gameplay, not including the 10 hours I spent on the card game...

The Ique is an add-on to the GCube that plays DVD Movies. They need DVD games in order to keep up with the PS2's and XBox's capabilities.

That's my rant of the day.


Fable is M rated because you can get married and have... ahem... kids... Then you can kill your wife and repeat the above as many times as you wish. Also you can kill whoever you come across too.


As for me, the most overlooked game I think of is Disgaea. It's so awesome and part of the only series of games in existence that lets you level up into the thousands, without using a Stat System. Plus the story is freaking hilarious! It's a shame it wasn't advertised very much, otherwise they might still sell it here... Lots of Tactics RPG fans missed out on a great game because of that...

Stevo-kun
December 29th, 2004, 01:55 PM
Underrated
Metroid Prime 2 (9.5 is good but I thiought it deserved more cus it is probably the best game I've ever played XD.)
Viewtiful Joe (Just alot of fun to play XD)
Pokemon Colosseum (Well we all now why. 7.5 is just too low)

I have more

Overlooked
Mario Golf TT (People dont play it cus they dont like golf. I dont but Ive played it and its a pretty cool game.)

Overrated
Halo/Halo 2

Pokemon_Veteran

Crimson_Blade
December 29th, 2004, 02:21 PM
Overlooked: Halo/Halo 2 (with ya all the way on that Kip Kip) How are Halo and Halo 2 overated any way there more overlooked that anything.

Kipkip
December 29th, 2004, 02:29 PM
Overlooked: Halo/Halo 2 (with ya all the way on that Kip Kip) How are Halo and Halo 2 overated any way there more overlooked that anything.
I was joking. How is Halo 2 overlooked when it was the biggest entertainment single-day event in history?

Kyosuke
December 29th, 2004, 03:15 PM
Underrated
Metroid Prime 2 (9.5 is good but I thiought it deserved more cus it is probably the best game I've ever played XD.)
Viewtiful Joe (Just alot of fun to play XD)
Pokemon Colosseum (Well we all now why. 7.5 is just too low)

I have more

Overlooked
Mario Golf TT (People dont play it cus they dont like golf. I dont but Ive played it and its a pretty cool game.)

Overrated
Halo/Halo 2

Pokemon_Veteran

In some ways Pokemon Colosseum is underated, but it could have been so much more with all the pokemon fans and people who supported it. So to me it was good, but not great.

Kenta-kun
December 29th, 2004, 04:41 PM
Overlooked: Halo/Halo 2 (with ya all the way on that Kip Kip) How are Halo and Halo 2 overated any way there more overlooked that anything.

See, it's because they're not bad games, but they're not insanely revoluntionary, or groundbreakingly good. Yeah, it's a fun game. For a while. But everyone goes on, saying how they're the best games ever, blablabla, while they're not. Like I said above: Even Metroid Prime 2 had better single player, and Half-Life 2 had better multiplayer. So I';d hafta say yeah, both Halo & Halo 2 are extremely over rated

Carlito-san
December 29th, 2004, 06:29 PM
Evidently, you have never played any PS2 games.

PS2 wasn't overrated in the least. In fact, the PS2 graphics were the standard that the other two systems went by when they made their graphics engines.

Actually, it has the best graphics out of the three systems and that is because of the discs. The GCube and XBox both run on discs that allow for some of the best graphics imaginable. The drawback is that their games do allow those graphics, but the games like that are often short, unless you use multiple discs. This is because the most you will ever get out of their discs is 2-4 GB of space.

PS2 DVDs can run up to 8 GB if they're Dual-Layered. Otherwise, they go up to 4 GB, which is currently the max for XBox (which is incompatible with DL technology) and GCube (which uses different discs anyway).

Thusly, while they can have similar graphics, PS2 has much longer games because of the disc space. Look at Xenosaga. It has EIGHT HOURS of movies and cinematics in the game. And there's STILL over 30 hours of gameplay, not including the 10 hours I spent on the card game...

The Ique is an add-on to the GCube that plays DVD Movies. They need DVD games in order to keep up with the PS2's and XBox's capabilities.

That's my rant of the day.


Fable is M rated because you can get married and have... ahem... kids... Then you can kill your wife and repeat the above as many times as you wish. Also you can kill whoever you come across too.


As for me, the most overlooked game I think of is Disgaea. It's so awesome and part of the only series of games in existence that lets you level up into the thousands, without using a Stat System. Plus the story is freaking hilarious! It's a shame it wasn't advertised very much, otherwise they might still sell it here... Lots of Tactics RPG fans missed out on a great game because of that...

Sure right.Look at A game on GC,then on PS2.What is better?GC.

Scyther5
December 29th, 2004, 06:45 PM
Overlooked- Beyond Good and Evil, It got good ratings but its over looked.
Overated- Halo/Halo 2, to much hype goes out to this game..its fun but not amazing.

Pounce
December 29th, 2004, 09:09 PM
Overlooked: -KATAMARI DAMACY!! ^__^ such a great game. Roll, roll, roll <3 I love it so much, but because it's so hard to find, not many people know about it. oh man. more people definitely need to find out about this game. sooo great, and it's only $20.

Overrated: -yeah, I agree- Halo/Halo 2. I thought they were horrible... I don't understand how something with such an excessive amount of violence is so popular.

Underrated: dynasty warriors. it's awesome, even if a little repetitive.

JoWood
December 29th, 2004, 09:14 PM
Underated

-X-Men Legends
-Nintendo DS
-Racket and Clank: Up Your Arsenal
-Star Ocean
-Trime Crime: Streets of L.A.
-Medal of Honor(both games)

Overlooked

-Paper Mario 2
-Mario Parties
-Raymon Games
-Sonic Games
-Urbz Sims In the City(It was way better than what some game mags said)

Overated

-Baten Katos (Because of the game, card based battling is simply boring and then they made it turn-based lol. The graphics was the only thing that made N.P. tease and RPGamers drool.)
-Halo 2 (Same thing, just graphics that peoeple drooled over. This game only offers a good time on multiplayer or X-Box Live. Campaign is way too easy.)
-The Sims: Makin' Magic (The fact that this game sucked. I think ruined Maxis' vision to bring REAL life to the Sims.)
-PS2 (X-Box technically has better graphics and the same capabilites as the PS2 and most of the game are on there except for GTA: Andreas.)

Brittany
December 29th, 2004, 09:39 PM
Underrated-
Half-Life 2(in comparison to Halo 2, this is practically trashed. I think it's far better)
Xbox- I still think the system is crappy, but not to the extent some(most) people take it.

Overlooked-
XenoSaga- Too many people don't know about it xD
Half-Life 2- Really... too many people don't know about it! XD

Overrated-
Halo1/2- Oh come on! It's great, but not that great. This game has gotten people to completely trash/forget/overlook other FPSs. Not cool.

Nintendo DS- Ooooooooooooooooooh! Two screens! Big Deal. Even Nintendo fan peoples have got to admit that NDS's attention is in the wrong area. The two screen thing is cool and all, but apart from that, the average consumer couldn't point out any other differences between it and the GBA, but will still buy it because it has two effing screens.

Kyosuke
December 29th, 2004, 11:23 PM
Overrated-
Halo1/2- Oh come on! It's great, but not that great. This game has gotten people to completely trash/forget/overlook other FPSs. Not cool.

Nintendo DS- Ooooooooooooooooooh! Two screens! Big Deal. Even Nintendo fan peoples have got to admit that NDS's attention is in the wrong area. The two screen thing is cool and all, but apart from that, the average consumer couldn't point out any other differences between it and the GBA, but will still buy it because it has two effing screens.

I don't really think the DS is overrated anymore, because ever since the PSP was released in Japan, and it was imported, people are now starting to see past the dual screens and into what each has to offer.

But right now PSP seems to be overlooked and underrated greatly around here.

Kenta-kun
December 30th, 2004, 08:35 AM
That could be due to the fact that it has yet to be released out here. I've seen a few screenshots of games, & I think it looks good. I wanna get the Bleach game for it...

Sapphire
December 30th, 2004, 11:55 AM
Well, I think that the most underrated-overlooked whatever game is the Boktai games I mean, has anyone heard of it? most people dont like it cause its gimmicky with the solar sensor, but its really good.

DarkMage31
December 30th, 2004, 04:53 PM
Underrated:
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent. It aint perfect, but it's NOT a 6.3. About 8.5
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. It scored lower than the MP1, and was not a worse game.

John Denver
December 30th, 2004, 07:08 PM
Overlooked:

Hearts of Darkness (PS1 game, I loved it, but no one played it!)
Banjo Kazooie (where did it go?)
Donkey Kong 64 (another perfect n64 platformer, where's the sequel??)
Zelda: Wind Waker (Everyone saw the graphics and instantly ignored the game without giving it a shot, shame on you!)
FINAL FANTASY 8!! (IMO, the greatest RPG ever made, but everyone was enthralled by 7 :()

Overrated:

Halo 2 (Aside from Duel Wielding weapons and a sword, it's basically Halo Online with a crappy 1 player mode)

Tony Hawk anything (geez, just kill the series already, it once thps 3 was made)

Shadow
December 30th, 2004, 07:20 PM
Overlooked:

Banjo Kazooie (where did it go?)
It went to the cursed X-Box not too long after Star Fox Adventures was made. And they've yet to make a sequel for it on there, but last I heard they were going to make one. And of course, Grunty did mention a Threeie in Tooie and when has she been wrong about a sequel? =p

Kairi
December 31st, 2004, 03:33 AM
Try the day SFA was released, their website did that massive overhaul. They were having an affair with Xbox Dev Kits for some time, I’m sure. Like they are now with the GBA. Meh.
Overrated:

Halo 2 (Aside from Duel Wielding weapons and a sword, it's basically Halo Online with a crappy 1 player mode)

And that’s all it needs to draw in the fanboys/girls for playing. Don’t you know anything? XP

Overlooked: Diagaea, Phantom Brave. And I certainly understand why. They appeal to a very specific taste, a very geeky one. The kind smothered in lifelessness and the enjoyment of raising your stats because you can. Bless NIS for continuing to give us geeks these gifts.

Star6
December 31st, 2004, 03:56 PM
I don't know about the other catergoires but the most over rated gameis Grand Theft Auto : San Adreas. It is likke all the other games in the sereis the mission are just reguratated missions from the other games in the series. The grpahics are still the same as the two before it. The co,ouring is horrible to on it. I als just hate this series of the games.

Emperor ServingSpoon
December 31st, 2004, 11:45 PM
There is a Banjo Kazooie game on GBA. That could be the third that you're all wondering about... It came out sometime this year...

WolfWood
December 31st, 2004, 11:57 PM
Underrated
Beyond Good & Evil
Viewtiful Joe

Overlooked
Star Wars Jedi Acdamey

Overrated
Halo 2