0verhyped

Less than amusing ramblings from a jaded former gamer.

My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Big Disappointment: Bit.Trip Runner

The horror... The horror...

I’d make a joke about running off a cliff. But he already does that, like, a lot… A lot a lot…

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s disappointment is Bit.Trip Runner, the fourth game in the Bit.Trip series, and the only one I didn’t enjoy.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Excite Truck

Beep beep'm beep beep yeah!

Crank the Molly Hatchet and go to town!

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s surprise is Excite Truck, a racing game that was a launch title for the Wii and one my personal favorite games of this generation.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Big Disappointment: Assassin’s Creed

Oh, how I envy the dead...

Spoiler: The world will end in 2012!
Other Spoiler: It’s 2013 now…

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s disappointment is Assassin’s Creed, the convoluted science-fiction/medieval/fantasy/futuristic something that sucks so hard that they had to put the word “ASS” in its title, twice.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Boom Blox

"Go head. Make my day."

Forearms at the ready!

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s surprise is Boom Blox, the simple yet surprisingly entertaining puzzle game that has Steven Spielberg’s name on the case.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Big Disappointment: Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts

...kill me.

Why? Just why…

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s disappointment is Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, most likely the very last Rare game I’ll ever play.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Batman Arkham Asylum

"Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?"

Na Na Nana, Na Na Nana, THIS GUY!

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s surprise is Batman: Arkham Asylum, arguably the only truly great superhero game we’ve had this generation. (Other than maybe its sequel.)

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Big Disappointment: inFAMOUS

inPROPER CAPitaliZatIoN iS So CoOl!

I’d make a pun about this game being infamous, but that’s actually giving it way too much credit…

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s disappointment is inFAMOUS, the oddly capitalized superhero/villain wide open sandbox game from Sucker Punch, which, appropriately, felt like a total sucker punch to me.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Saints Row 2

Number one in the hood G!

Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s surprise is Saints Row 2, the horribly unappreciated wide open sandbox game that provided me with tons of fun.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Big Disappointment: Grand Theft Auto IV

Zzzzzzzzz......

Zzzzzzzzz……

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s disappointment is Grand Theft Auto IV, the supposed game of the century that was closer to letdown of the generation for me.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Endless Ocean

Technically speaking it's not endless, but hey, it's a cool title.

Dive in.
(I apologize for the above pun.)

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s surprise is Endless Ocean, a Wii series made by Arika and published Nintendo that is all about exploring the majesty that is the ocean.

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