Have recent games really been so disappointing?

Littlelongy

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Is it really just me that actually enjoyed Battlefield 3's multiplayer without having to complain about connection issues? Or who is still really looking forward to Skyrim despite people saying it's just Oblivion/Fallout 3 but shiny?

Let me set one thing straight: I don't for a moment buy into the amount of 80%+ reviews that are being churned out for high-profile games at the moment. It's getting to the point where big titles are pretty much guaranteed a 7/10 or better, and something just isn't right when you look at user reviews and they're completely different to the critics' thoughts.

But seriously, is it all really that bad?

I like Battlefield 3, from the limited time I've had to play it since I bought it. I bought it for the multiplayer, granted, but it does that pretty damn well. I've had minor game issues at best, it seems pretty balanced considering the depth of gameplay options you can choose from it, and I've yet to find a poorly-designed map or useless specialisation. It addresses a fair few of the problems with earlier games (it's less sniper-heavy, for example). I don't regret buying it, for sure. So why do people give it 2/10 for the little things?

Sure, no games out there are perfect. I personally won't be buying MW3 purely on the fact I didn't like MW2. But when I hear so many niggles and picky flaws, it seems a bit petty. None of these games are 'broken', as games BF3 is and Skyrim will (hopefully) be better than their predecessors by a fair margin, so why all the hate, better is still good, right?

Trolls excluded, because they're trolls, is it really right to say that a game is 'not better enough'?
 

bbad89

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I love BF3, ACR will probably be great, and MW3 is fun. In addition to that, I have gotten addicted to some chemicals, specifically that of Spacechem.
 

rockingnic

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I love Battlefield 3, Arkham City, Forza 4, Rage, Gears 3 (I actually thought I wouldn't because I think the series was mediocre), etc. I've only been disappointed when the info they tell you makes you think it's a different game than it really is.

I actually think Battlefield 3's multiplayer is almost flawless although I admit some maps seem to fit conquest more than rush and visa versa. It seems at first that every class seems overpowered by standards to other games but it's that that makes it more balanced than those classes. It's just a more complicated version of rock, paper, scissors.
 

OpticalJunction

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I generally don't pay attention to reviews of games, because often they don't match my own experience. And sometimes a game will suck the first time you play it, but after a year or two you pick it up again and suddenly it's brilliant. It's a timing thing. Just like books, movies, or any other form of media, you've gotta be in a certain mind frame to enjoy it.
 

DeadMix

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Ever since Call of Duty 4 came out, games have seriously shifted focus to multiplayer, especially FPS's. All of my favorite single player games used to be FPS, but that's changed very recently.

I find that very disappointing. For me, multiplayer is a flip of the coin at best, an absolute shit deluge at worst.
 

Littlelongy

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rockingnic said:
I love Battlefield 3, Arkham City, Forza 4, Rage, Gears 3 (I actually thought I wouldn't because I think the series was mediocre), etc. I've only been disappointed when the info they tell you makes you think it's a different game than it really is.
OT: Forza 4 is a great game, I say that as a lifelong Gran Turismo player.

But you've hit a point, which is the hype. I'm gullible when it comes to game hype, I accept this, but I'm pretty sure average games have always tried to pass themselves off as good ones, or good ones as the best ones. My questions is maybe more: why so much hate now? I mean, all the opinions I hear on MW3 are either "It's the best game EVAAAAAAR!" or the more common "It's an abomination/rip-off/dead series". Yet I'd stick money on it still being the most successful game of all time. How does that even work?
 

dessertmonkeyjk

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Graphics have advanced so much to the point that I don't care anymore. I'm still waiting for advancements in AI, dynamic music, generated sound, generated animations, water, hair, wind physics, and integrated dynamic dialogue in gameplay.

Where did it all go? It's sitting right there!
 

rockingnic

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Littlelongy said:
rockingnic said:
I love Battlefield 3, Arkham City, Forza 4, Rage, Gears 3 (I actually thought I wouldn't because I think the series was mediocre), etc. I've only been disappointed when the info they tell you makes you think it's a different game than it really is.
OT: Forza 4 is a great game, I say that as a lifelong Gran Turismo player.

But you've hit a point, which is the hype. I'm gullible when it comes to game hype, I accept this, but I'm pretty sure average games have always tried to pass themselves off as good ones, or good ones as the best ones. My questions is maybe more: why so much hate now? I mean, all the opinions I hear on MW3 are either "It's the best game EVAAAAAAR!" or the more common "It's an abomination/rip-off/dead series". Yet I'd stick money on it still being the most successful game of all time. How does that even work?
It's probably because the majority of the population that buy COD probably never played any games others than the super hyped game, especially COD. I know kids that have had their parents by their systems for them and their first and probably only games game is either COD or Halo. My mom even came up to me and asked "what do you know about this 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3? They say it's the best game this year." And I reply "It's shit" just because I'm tired over people hyping a game that's closer to being average than being the best game ever.