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Weekend Hot Topic, Part 1: Really Good Dislike Games

Prince of Persia: Inner Warrior-isn’t it as bad as people say? (Photo: Ubisoft)

From Doom 3, readers name games that they don’t deserve a bad reputation. Star Wars Battlefront 2.

The subject of this week’s hot topic was suggested by reader Dolly. It included games that seemed terrible but liked, games that were considered mediocre, or games that were considered good but seemed even better.

There were various suggestions for each category, but the most common answers were No Man’s Sky and games as service titles such as Fallout 76 and Sea Of Thieves.

Worth warrior
Prince of Persia: I think Warrior With Inn has an unfair reputation as a dark, moody, and generally worthless sequel to the Sand of Time.

I think I was able to take advantage of the prince’s agility to pull away the amazing acrobatic movements of non-super Spider-Man and keep the fun of The Sands Of Time tied together. At the same time, it fixed the only issue in my mind, The Sands Of Time. It was a substandard repetitive battle. There are many exploration elements, you can choose the order to work on the mechanical tower and the garden tower, and a wonderful tracking / escape scene has been added.

Perhaps the prince’s personality and the game world didn’t have to be so dark. From memory, the most important visual tone of the game was mostly gray compared to the original gold dust and azure blue. However, I started to enjoy gymnastics and acrobatics instead of coming to the scenery and the prince’s gorgeous accent. I was definitely not disappointed here.

And Ubisoft, at least because no one liked the prince in this game, and the last challenge to make Dark Prince part of the prince’s split personality and finally overcome, made him the first game. A trilogy game that admitted to having a completely different personality.
Julian

All materials
Great hot topic this weekend. I’ve spent years thinking about every game I’ve played, but one stands out to me as unreasonably malicious. I’m always shocked by how poor the idea of ​​The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword is. For me, it was the best Zelda experience I have had since Ocarina of Time. I missed it on the Wii and was just used to playing it on the Wii U, so I missed many negative thoughts about it and was able to play without prejudice.

For me, it contains a real element of Zelda’s experience: nothing wanders around so much that great dungeons, funny characters, and Breath of the Wild are so clearly satisfied with themselves.

The more I think about Breath of the Wild, the more I think I’ve had the opposite experience. It’s overly hyped and full of meaninglessness. In fact, as I got older, I realized how grateful I was for linear games, so I think I’m at least grateful.
Chris

Most improved
There are many games as service titles that can be applied here. So even if you don’t really play such games very often, you’re pretty positive about general ideas. Rainbow Six: Siege has been incredibly successful since its original unobtrusive launch, and is probably the most improved game other than No Man’s Sky.

Vote for Sea Of Thieves and wouldn’t have played without the Game Pass, but no one in the know who has never played thinks it’s boring, but over and over again I’m back. There is nothing to do. And every time I come back, it changes or adds something new that I’ve been doing for days. The fighting is still terrible (I know it’s not the point, I don’t know why it’s not the point), but there’s a lot to do now and there’s a lot of variety.

Navigating ships around the ocean with a packed crew and defeating rival ships is really great and unlike any other video game. Like Star Trek, I want a sci-fi version where everyone has their own station. So who hates space pirates?
hobby

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Complete the trilogy
I’m not sure if Star Wars Battlefront 2 is considered a good game by the majority of people, but I think it’s true, especially when compared to the start. In fact, it’s a terrible start, but it may be the ultimate example of a game that recognizes its failure and turns things around through DLC.

We couldn’t get a bad start in every controversy over the loot box, but in honor of EA, they are soldiers, they don’t add microtransactions, they add to all modes, including campaigns. I continued to do it. I agree that shootouts may be tighter, but beyond that I think it spots things pretty much and the graphics are still great.

I’m looking for something else, probably for a long time or probably no sequel, because of the controversy and criticism of EA for wasting licenses. After all, if it’s not a trilogy, it’s not a good Star Wars thing!
dance

Opinion of fate
FINAL FANTASY 13? No, haha! Everyone hates it and there is a good reason. I’m curious about how the release of the remaster will change the reputation of Mass Effect 3. I think this is about as good as the second until the end, so I don’t think it can be saved at this time.

My submission will be Doom 3. Someone at Bethesda should like it. Because it’s been re-released and keeps improving, everyone I know thinks it’s a boring remake of the first game. true (remake bit, that is, not boring at all).

I found it a scary and good shooter. That’s exactly what you should have from the Doom sequel. Doom Reboot and Eternal are good games, but I’m not afraid and I’m not even trying to do so. I think it’s a shame. Keep up with the monster closet as long as you like. But when I’m playing Doom 3, I always have an edge and I’ve beaten it many times. Great game.
Bento

Black sheep
Being included in Super Mario 3D All-Stars seemed to open the door to hatred for it, but I’ve always liked games. It’s one of the first Mario games I’ve played, and maybe because it’s the first game I owned a console, not my brother, but I have a lot of fun with it.

I thought the consistent theme and World Hub were working very well, not what the series actually did before. In addition, the void level is great. The game has a surprisingly large speedrun community because it’s so hard for me to guess, but otherwise it’s often ignored or insulted. I always like it.
Baker

Modest and memorable
I don’t think this is the most likely example, but I feel compelled to defend Shenmue and its sequels as a better game than the reputation suggests. Even in 2000, it was a marmite game that was considered a masterpiece or complete trash (obviously I fall into the former category). From a modern lens perspective, I think there were a lot of fairly unfair criticisms of the game. It’s understandable that some people think the game is terribly out of date, but to me, strangely enough, the game feels great out of date. The graphics are still pretty holding up, the music is still beautiful, and to this day there is still an impressive sense of world building.

Shenmue’s world isn’t the biggest, but like the yakuza, its size betrays its depth, and 20 years later, I feel that few games match. I’ve been tired of the huge open world for a long time and want something more modest and memorable.

It is a pioneer of the open world genre and has a legacy as an important game in the history of the game, but it does not make sense to those who are playing games with modern eyes, such as Shenmue being boring or too late. I think there are some people. I’m grateful that the second and third games offer the option to skip time, but I rarely feel I need to use this option.

Of great interest, last week Sega uploaded a video on five tips to fully understand Shenmue’s charms and quirks. It’s interesting because the Shenmue I & II remaster was released over two years ago, so I’m not sure why I did this now, but if that means more people give the game a chance. , I’m all about it. This series is life-changing for me and many others and deserves more respect. # Letsgetshenmue4
bcdcdude

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