Sometimes as a fan of video games, I get beyond stoked for an addition to my favorite franchises, or in general, a game that I can't wait to get my hands on.
The announcement of Fallout 4 being a day that I will never forget, and for me, the game satisfied every expectation I had. Yet, not everything can live up to it, and some releases just end up disappointing their fans.
Here's a list of ten of the most overhyped video games that ended up terrible.
A finale to the Rocksteady trilogy, one would expect nothing less than epic. Yet, is that what we got? With the release date being pushed back months due to the developers not wanting to release "something that we weren't happy with", it's a wonder why there were still so many flaws to the PC-version. Arkham Knight's gorgeous graphics and decent storyline makes the game good, but it doesn't hold a torch to previous entries of the franchise.
Star Wars has been a big name for many since 1977. Excitement flooding the hearts of its fans with each movie release, book release, and of course, video game release. Sure, the FPS graphics were extraordinary and by far some of the best for its kind, but it didn't exactly deliver. With a release prior to the seventh episode, the game falls short and lacks more content than most FPS.
8. Final Fantasy XIV Online
In September of 2010, Final Fantasy XIV Online was originally released, only to receive an overwhelming amount of negative reviews. With little content to keep players hooked, a poorly optimized engine, and a terrible combat system, it's no surprise that fans were peeved at this sad excuse of an MMO.
Due to these issues, Square Enix's president, Yoichi Wada, announced that a new team would take over on development, and recreate the game addressing all previous complaints. Alas, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn came to exist, receiving a far more positive response.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is the tenth game in the Tony Hawk series. With so many games in the franchise, it has created a large fan-base, so when Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 was released, fans were disappointed and quickly responded with negative reviews. Most being that of technical issues, the poor aesthetics, and a horrible online mode. All-in-all, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 definitely did not live up to its name.
Assassin's Creed has become infamous for its yearly release, and as Unity was the first exclusive for next-generation models, it was anticipated to be received highly-well. Unfortunately, this ended up not being the case. Yes, the game has impressive graphics and even multiplayer capabilities, but that doesn't mean gameplay was particularly amazing. In fact, it was the exact same as what we've been accustomed to since 2007.
5. No Man's Sky
Some things are just too good to be true - and that was the case with Hello Games' highly-anticipated hit, No Man's Sky.
With a game that's open-world, and home to over 18 quintillion different planets, what could possibly go wrong? A lot of gamers argued that multi-player severely lacks, and it's almost near impossible to come across another player in-game. An overwhelming number of people were so disappointed, they even requested (and received) refunds for the game!
Duke Nukem Forever had been stuck in development for fifteen years; leaving fans on the edge of their seats, as they awaited the newest addition to the franchise.
When finally appearing on shelves in 2011, fans felt the game they waited so long for was extremely outdated. Graphics that didn't hold well with its time, tacky humor, and simplistic mechanics are all ingredients to this overhyped video game.
Bungie is very well-known for its Xbox exclusive series, Halo; a game loved by many gamers. So, when the announcement came that they were to releasing an MMO, several fans got excited.
Destiny wasn't a total let-down, in fact, it was a pretty decent game that's still being played today. It just faced a few issues that made it not as great as expected, such as a bland story compared to Halo, and very repetitive gameplay.
2. Fable 3
Fable 3 is, at the very least, enjoyable. It's incredibly large & open-world, and nostalgia from the past two games definitely gives back to the player, but this doesn't help its terrible technical aspects.
The game presents very little challenge; the combat is so simplified that there are even complaints that they've beat the game quickly due to how easy it was in battle. It didn't live up to the past two games, and is the weakest link in the franchise.
1. Watch Dogs
With its Grand Theft Auto aesthetic and fascinating concept of hacking and technology, Watch Dogs looked to be a very promising addition to Ubisoft's vast collection of video games. Sadly, the open-world video game fell short, as it received criticism on its overall gameplay, development, and plot.
Hopefully the sequel coming out later this year will be the Watch Dogs game we originally deserve.