7 Most Overhyped Games
Assassin's Creed 3
"Assassin's Creed 3" isn't a bad game. However, it doesn't really look like it's part of a series, either. You assassinate people and wear an assassin's garb, but sadly that's about all there is in the game and not much else. Despite the little twist in the storyline, it wasn't much different from its prequels.
Final Fantasy XIII
There's a lot of debate over what went wrong with this "Final Fantasy" installment. Some people don't like the story, while others defend it. But the real problem came from the game's fighting system called "quick time events" or QTE, which limits your control over your character. Also, free roaming monsters were missing and the universe in this installment was pretty vast to just leave empty.
"Fable" developer Peter Molyneux had promised many things regarding his game. This includes a character that ages over time as well as plants and trees that grow in real time. This promise made gamers excited only to be disappointed, because none of Molyneux's promises really came true. Although there are some cool factors, such as making your character fat or thin and the choice between good and evil, they didn't do a lot to redeem the disappointment.
"Halo 4" is a pretty solid game, but many fans hyped it up as being more than what it really is. Just like "Deep Space," it has a storyline so filled with action and tension that you lose your connection with the game. The game has you doing some actions every five minutes or so that, when ignored, could destroy the universe. In short, there's no variety in the general feel of the game.
Medal of Honor
"Medal of Honor" has always drawn some criticisms for its bland World War II story line. The same scenario just doesn't sit anymore, and its competitors often have better to offer in terms of gameplay. After being absent in the market, there was a reboot and now the new game has its story set in Afghanistan. Despite the change in setting, the gameplay hasn't really changed, making it another run-of-the-mill shooter.
I Am Alive
"I Am Alive" has been in production for over 10 years, so it is justifiable to expect that it would be a great game. However, the storyline doesn't explain why the city is in ruins. The clunky gameplay leaves you frustrated with the amount of time it takes your stamina to run out because of slow or unresponsive controls. And the worst of all is the unsatisfying ending after all the suffering you undergo with the gameplay. Those who praised the game leave you doubting whether they have actually seen or played the game at all.
There is no doubt that sports games like this are full of hype, but "FIFA 13" probably tops them all. If you have played the game, it still has the same player lineup as in 2009. The developers use the same game mechanics and the commentators use the same words, and all this for a higher price. The only change you have is a couple of new names, which doesn't justify how much you pay for the game.