The most overrated games of 2017

The most overrated games of 2017

After the jump, the ten most overrated games of 2017.

 

 

10. Bomber Crew

A bunch of arcade action missions in which you get all your stuff back if you die, your crew doesn't matter, and you're not even flying a B-17.

 

9. Cuphead

Why would you create something this good and then make it too hard for mere mortals? Cuphead is on the wrong side of the line between challenging and punishing.

 

8. Total War: Warhammer II

Since when are we putting Roman numerals after titles when it's pretty much the same game with a new roster of players? I don't play sports games, so that wasn't a rhetorical question.

 

7. Middle Earth: Shadow of War

In case you were worried the last game left out any animations of ways to kill an orc, here's a thousand more. Also have a bunch of tedious loot to push you into microbuying stuff. Stick around long enough and you can have a pointless base-building boondoggle. 

 

6. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Finally Resident Evil borrows from some new sources! If only it had understood them better. Or at least put them into a better game. From the review - '' ... Instead of a horror game that follows through with the obvious inspiration it draws from Silent Hill, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Blair Witch Project, you get a horror game that taps into you fear of not having enough room to carry the green herb you found.

 

5. Assassin's Creed: Origins

Assassin's Creed: Origins is Ubisoft at its best and at its worst. The ancient Egypt they've built is nothing short of breathtaking for its detail, expanse, aesthetic, and sheer splendor. And it damn well better be, because it's pretty much all there is to this game.

 

4. Xenoblade Chronicles 2

A game about leveling up a bunch of cool characters . . who stand around on the sidelines while you play these other putzes.

 

3. Destiny 2

Look, I know that Bungie knows gunplay. That's been clear ever since i put Halo into the first Xbox 1. They're even doing a fine job situating that gunplay into a never-ending MMO. But the glacial progression system is a wet blanket over the whole thing. Destiny 2 demands that you care about the difference between a light level of 216 and a light level of 217.

 

2. Super Mario Odyssey

Insipid mascot with a creepy porn ' stache who should have been retired ten years ago, formulaic puzzles n' jumps we've seen a thousand times before, pointless sprawl that exists mainly so you can ride a camel or some damn thing, an obligatory moon slice every three minutes, a surfeit of meaningless coins because humans are conditioned to want coins, and desultory levels with no aesthetic consistency and zero surprises. I suppose the T-Rex was pretty awesome while he lasted. Everything since then has been a tedious procession of forced candy-colored jubilance and meaningless bubblegum gameplay.

 

1. Horizon: Zero Dawn

Hunting robot dinosaur is thrilling stuff and beyond reproach. But this writing, characters, and cutscenes are some of the most shamelessly derivative and clumsy pandering i've ever witnessed.

 

Replies 37

KirukatoM

Dunno about assassin's creed but Destiny 2 and Resident Evil 7 definitely

Next time, there will be no next time!

G0tRektZ

I kinda of agree with some of the author's choices but Destiny 2 isn't overhyped, it was worth the hype :P

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Sulimen

Pretty sure this article is designed to instigate inflammatory discussions. 

Why? Well take a look at the Top 10 most disapppointing games of 2017 also written by Tom Chick (writer of this article)

It has Pyre on #10

And NIER AUTOMATA on #2

 

So you kind of have to ask yourself what kind of credibility this quartertothree site has in the first place...


Bolo1512

Bomber Crew is very nice game


cuntrybutter

It really is a fine line between getting the word out and beating us over the head with gaming news.

Vote with your wallet.

yphanh2002

I wouldn't say the are the most overrated game: Horizon dawn is pretty good ( yes it's not the best but it's pretty good), Super Mario Odyssey ( Mario is just Mario, who care at this point), bomber crew ( what the heck is this game? No clue , never heard a news about it),....

I agree on Destiny 2 and , RE7 though


Jeressy

Ignorance is bliss

Never play alone, MMO gives a more complete illusion of real life... xD

Budaramma

Some on the list are spot on, but others left me scratching my head.

Cuphead for its difficulty, seriously?

Take a look at this video before making anymore lists  O,o

Hard or difficult doesn't  equate to a overrated or bad game.

 


nsr125

I'd add Zelda probably...


iubjaved

nsr125 said:

I'd add Zelda probably...

No idea why you think Zelda should be added to this list, i guess you might have a valid reason behind it.


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INFORMATION

Overrated is a loaded term. It looks good in a headline. It’s often used for no purpose other than to goad a reaction. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t useful. When I call a game overrated, I don’t mean it’s bad, that the reviews were wrong, that the people who liked it were dopes, or even that I didn’t like it. It just means I’m surprised more people weren’t more critical, that the conversation wasn’t more often about ways the game could have been better.

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