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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation The Runners Up Edition

You can stick this right next to that little league trophy everyone got.

See, you’re not a loser, you just suck at winning.

A.K.A. EVERYTHING ELSE I FORGOT TO MENTION

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured blah blah blah bullshit bullshit bullshit you get the damn point. I’m sick of that paragraph. I’ve been copying and pasting it all god damn month. Thankfully today is the last day in January and I can finally move on. But seeing as it still is January I feel bizarrely obligated to make one last post in this series. So today is for all the mild disappointments and modest surprises and a bunch of other crap I couldn’t cram into the last thirty days.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Two Worlds II

Seriously, why the fuck is the series called Two Worlds? We're two games in and I've yet to see more than one world!

A game almost as fun as its title is utterly ridiculous. (Almost)

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 the oddly named Two Worlds II, a major improvement over its unremarkable predecessor and just a fun adventure RPG in general.

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

If Oblivion means dark caves and boring monsters, this game delivered in spades.

I really should have seen this coming. I mean, the title was a dead giveaway…

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 Oblivion, the lackluster follow-up to the mildly entertaining Morrowind and the forgettable predecessor to the vastly overrated Skyrim.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Fallout New Vegas

So much fun you'll want to can-can your ass off!

Hey have you ever heard of Fallout: New Vegas? Because I think I’ve mentioned it a hundred times by 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 surprise is Fallout: New Vegas, Obsidian’s surprisingly entertaining follow-up to the drearily dull Fallout 3.

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

You see that guy's face? In the middle. Well, that was basically the reaction I had playing this nonsense.

Anytime something gets stuck up its own ass too much, I just call that the Mass Effect in action.

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 Mass Effect, the first in Bio-Ware’s supposed epic Sci-Fi trilogy which really did nothing for me except lead me to believe that Knights of the Old Republic may have just been a fluke.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Earth Defense Force 2017

Unlimited ammo and body bag provided free of charge!

Sign up at your nearest alien infested city today!

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 Earth Defense Force 2017, Sandlot’s third installment in the explosion filled fun that is the Earth Defense series and the first I ever played.

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

This is how the world ends. Not with a bang, but by the moaning of a thousand undead as they lull you into a coma.

A zombie’s greatest weapon is patience. Give them enough time and they will bore you to death.

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 Dead Rising, Capcom’s incredibly dull zombie game. Despite a few good ideas Dead Rising ultimately was a chore to play and the ham-fisted social commentary just left a bad taste in my mouth.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: The Walking Dead

Out there be monsters...

Come for the zombies, stay for the drama.

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 The Walking Dead, a little gem by Telltale games that actually managed to get some mainstream acclaim by crafting an engrossing story for players to experience and having the courage to not constantly interrupt that story with traditional gaming staples.

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Free Copy of Fallout: New Vegas Still Up for Grabs

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag and the New California Republic for which it stands, one nation irradiated, with cool dusters and brahmin burgers for all."

Be honest, you totally want that guy’s outfit now, don’t you?

CONTEST ENDED ON DEC. 16 2012. THIS POST LEFT FOR POSTERITY. RESULTS HERE.

Taking a short break from writing my New Vegas mini-guides I figured I’d just remind everyone real quick that I’m running a contest in which I’m giving away a copy of Fallout: New Vegas – Ultimate Edition and the replica platinum poker chip that came with the collector’s edition. The contests ends this Sunday (Dec. 16th) at Midnight, so you’ve got a working week from the time I’m writing this to enter.

You can find all the rules and details here, but basically I’m asking you to invent an anecdote about what you would do if a nuclear war was about to break out. You can be goofy or dramatic or anything you like. Feel free to present it in pretty much any art form that can be seen or heard over the internet. Written story, video, photoshop image, song, whatever you want. Just send your entries to JadedXGamer@gmail.com.

If you’ve never played Fallout: New Vegas you can learn a little more about it in the mini-guides I’ve been posting here. I’d recommend starting with my most recent one, which will give you an idea of the story and characters present in New Vegas. Or you could just enter the contest and maybe win a free copy to try it for yourself. Seeing as I’m a little no name blog, there will be almost no competition!

Pointless Achievements: Party at Your Place


Another achievement with the word party in it?
And it’s also a picture of a balloon? Fuck.

So, another “party” achievement. Wonderful. This one comes to us from Rock Band Blitz, which was basically a watered down version of the traditional Rock Band game because Harmonix has fallen on hard times and can’t really afford to release full retail games unless it’s a part of Microsoft’s portfolio of copy cat nonsense.

Anyways, here’s another annoying aspect of achievements I haven’t really touched on yet, which is using them as a hook to sell more shit. A lot of gamers are fairly compulsive people. If they weren’t, achievements never would have caught on in the first place. So how can companies make money off that? Simple, sell add-ons, then create achievements for playing said add-ons!

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