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games that didn't get the recognition they deserve

Started by Samus Aran, November 23, 2018, 12:17:10 AM

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Samus Aran

This thread is inspired by my thoughts on DKCR: Tropical Freeze. The thing is, Returns was a huge hit. It was universally praised, and rightfully so. It was fantastic. But when Tropical Freeze was announced, it didn't get any hype at all. Hell, most people were disappointed that Retro was working on another platformer, let alone a DK one. Instead of, you know, a Metroid game to help us all get over Other M.

But honestly? Tropical Freeze is a better game than Returns, fixing nearly every nitpick I can think of (except that Rambi is still the only animal buddy). Yet nobody really seemed to care much.

I blame the lukewarm public reception on a few things. One is that it's a Wii U game, and simply put, the Wii U was a disaster. Second, it happened to come out at a time when 2D platformer retro revivals was now more common. So the initial appeal of something fresh and new just wasn't there. Third, Metroid fanboys are often pretty terrible, and their backlash against Retro for making this game in the first place instead of a new Metroid definitely helped shape the general video game media into something pretty antagonistic against this game.

It just really sucks that only a certain sect of people really gave a shit about this game. Because it fucking rules.

And you know, likewise, I'm going to mention another Wii U game here. Pikmin 3. Where the fuck was the hype for this? I heard almost nothing about it anywhere. Pikmin and its sequel were a big fucking deal on the Gamecube. But somehow, another entry just didn't really seem to make waves at all. Again, this is probably due to the fact that the Wii U was, well, the Wii U. Granted, this one isn't as offensive to me as DKCRTF's treatment, because Pikmin 3 is genuinely not as good as it could've been, 2 was quite a bit better. But still. A new entry to an important franchise should've generated more hype.

Mando Pandango

Metroid Fusion was a damn good successor to Super but got (understandably) overshadowed by Prime, and then later by Zero Mission, so I feel like nobody ever talks about it. I'm sure plenty of people played it but it feels forgotten to me.
Quote from: Magyarorszag on August 22, 2018, 10:27:46 PMjesus absolute shitdicking christ, nu-boyah

antmaster5000

Earth Defense Force

Somehow monster Hunter is huge and edf remains a niche

C.Mongler

Mad World is one of my favorite platinum games and top 5 wii games yet no remaster y bb madood;

Nyerp

November 23, 2018, 09:34:38 AM #4 Last Edit: November 23, 2018, 09:50:24 AM by Nyerp
Mega Man 11 doesn't deserve rapturous praise or anything, but it kind of feels like most people just ignored it. Capcom's nonexistent marketing didn't help, but I think too many people got fixated on some unimportant shit (the game's 2.5D instead of 8-bit and Mega Man's running animation isn't perfect I guess (??????)) and refused to play a good game.

C.Mongler

megaman 11 is like the most accessible one in the entire franchise, i kind of love it

it can be tough as dick if you want to play it normally, or it has the means to make it way more lenient if you suck ass like i do

Nyerp

Quote from: C.Mongler on November 23, 2018, 09:42:01 AMmegaman 11 is like the most accessible one in the entire franchise, i kind of love it

it can be tough as dick if you want to play it normally, or it has the means to make it way more lenient if you suck ass like i do
yeah okay BUT WHERE'S MY PIXELS?? LMAO IT LOOKS JUST LIKE MIGHTY NO. 9! (it doesn't) WHY DOESN'T MEGA MAN FREEZE WHEN PASSING THROUGH BOSS DOORS WOW IT'S A BLUNDER

TooB


YPrrrr

I still think once the bugs were patched out that Mass Effect Andromeda is the second best entry in the series behind ME2. I had a ton of fun with it

Snowy

Ocarina of Time
Halo 2
Witcher 3
Metal Gear Solid 3
Undertale
Persona 4
Final Fantasy VII
Resident Evil 4

Such amazing hidden gems
Quote from: Samus Aran on November 05, 2009, 12:50:30 PMlast night i bludgeoned a bull moose to death with my cock

C.Mongler



antmaster5000

Quote from: Snowy on November 24, 2018, 08:11:48 AMOcarina of Time
Halo 2
Witcher 3
Metal Gear Solid 3
Undertale
Persona 4
Final Fantasy VII
Resident Evil 4

Such amazing hidden gems
Very funny post

TooB


Mando Pandango

Quote from: antmaster5000 on November 23, 2018, 02:08:29 AMEarth Defense Force

Somehow monster Hunter is huge and edf remains a niche
These games have always intrigued me but they're never cheap enough for be to give them a try.

Quote from: Big Goop on November 24, 2018, 10:46:51 AMSplatterhouse 2010
I've played a bit of this. I remember thinking it was p fun.
Quote from: Magyarorszag on August 22, 2018, 10:27:46 PMjesus absolute shitdicking christ, nu-boyah

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