to give a list of my unpopular gaming opinions... I think I actually kinda inspired this meme, because folks, you'd better believe I have a lot of 'em. So... Uh... without further ado, let's get people p***ed with me.
Unpopular Gaming Opinions Rules:
1. You ain't gotta defend a damn thing. They're not wrong gaming opinions, just unpopular ones. 2. Tag some people when you're done so it will spread around.
Final Fantasy 8 was the best in the series by a longshot, and Squall Leonhart is one of the most interesting characters in the series. He's NOT emo, despite popular belief, and he's a f**kton more interesting than many of the OTHER protagonists... not to mention the fact that he is the single most powerful player character in FF History with his Lionheart attack. If you didn't like FF8, you're lying to join the crowd, or you didn't play it.
Final Fantasy 9 was an incredible eyesore and nigh unplayable because of its artstyle.
Final Fantasy 7 while a game-changer, the first 3D RPG, and a SPECTACULAR, historic game.... was entirely, unbelievably overrated, and Cloud is one of the worst protagonists (in terms of personality) in the entire series.
Final Fantasy X was one of the better ones in the series, and the focus on the romance between Tidus and Yuna was touching and well done. It was also one of the only games I've seen religion touched on with any sort of sensitivity.
Final Fantasy Dissidia for the PSP was a misunderstood masterpiece and one of the best games ever made.
Military First Person Shooters suck. End of story. Never have been fun, never WILL be fun. Call of Battlefield of Honor clone #3029 will also NOT be an improvement on the previous game because they're MILITARY SHOOTERS. THEY'RE ALL THE SAME.
World War II shooters need to stop being made. Believe it or not, but I think we've killed all the Nazis that we can. There's nothing left to do with the subject.
Halo is a rip-off of a novel by Larry Niven, and despite popular belief, the gameplay is NOT innovative or world-changing... In fact, it was a complete rip-off of Tribes 2.
Western RPGs are generic wastes of time, WITH THE EXCEPTIONS of Elder Scrolls and Mass Effect. All of them have you play as Generic McGenericson, a generic warrior/mage/thief with generic clothing and equipment fighting through generic dungeons with little to no plot.
Continuing on Western RPGS: D&D-style stats belong in pen-and-paper games, not in video games.
Grand Theft Auto 4 and Saints Row 3 were both MASSIVE disappointments because they were smaller, had less crap to do, and GTA actually controlled WORSE than the previous generation.
Multiplayer should be phased out of gaming completely. Gaming is an anti-social activity and always has been. You don't game to be around other people, you do it to get away from them. Also, adding multiplayer to games makes the quality suffer, makes them shorter, makes them less complex, and essentially cuts a game in half by forcing a large part of disc capacity, time, and effort to be spent on it.
For an example of this: Look at Soul Calibur 4 and 5 compared to 2 and 3. 2 and 3 had AMAZING single-player modes which you could spend dozens of hours having fun with, playing like an RPG. 4 and 5 had rudimentary single player and an online mode.... That's it. Whoopdiedoo. Also, the PSP Soul Calibur didn't even HAVE a single player mode.
MMOs are ALL wastes of money that people delude themselves into thinking are fun for a while. The only exceptions to the rule are Phantasy Star Online and its sequels since it can be played Single Player... and Phantasy Star Universe actually has a plot. Also: .//Hack and its sequels because it's an MMO simulation... All the fun without the other people ruining it.
Sonic hasn't had a good console game since Sonic Adventure 2, and a good handheld since Sonic Chronicles for the DS. The games are too focused on speed, rendering the character completely uncontrollable now. In order to save the franchise, they need to ditch what little continuity that the series has and make it into a Jak-and-Daxter-esque adventure series with the SatAM/Archie continuity. Also: Rouge the Bat is NOT that hot, especially when compared to Amy or Cream.
Resident Evil hasn't been good since they stopped using the T-Virus and the G-Virus in favor of parasites. Also, in games in general: SLOW ZOMBIES ARE SCARIER!!! What's scarier: a dozen fast zombies you can mow down in a few shots... or a slow, creeping army of zombies who can take heavy damage who will slowly drag away what little space you can put between them and you?
Gimmicky controllers in gaming need to stop. No one likes motion control. No one likes touchscreens. Give us controllers with buttons, and THAT'S IT.
Gimmicky GAMES in gaming need to stop. Team-based gaming (Zelda: Four Swords), Equipment/Power-based gaming (Mario Sunshine, Mario Galaxy, Sonic Colors, Sonic Unleashed)... They AREN'T COOL. Gamers don't want games based around a gimmick. We want games based around the core gameplay of games that were GOOD to begin with with a few tweaks. You know what they changed from Sonic 1, CD, 2, and 3? Improved graphics, the Sonic Spin, a few new characters, and new shields. THAT'S ABOUT IT. I'll be interested in Mario and Sonic again when they make Sonic Adventure 3 or Mario 64 2.
Microsoft's X-Box systems are the worst game systems ever made. Any one who bought one DESERVED to waste their money. Microsoft should stick to making OSes for computers. ...Then again, considering how bad Windows 8 is... >_>;;;
Nintendo is a shadow of its former self, with no quality control on the games it puts out, no idea how to launch a system, and a pattern of constantly making boneheaded moves.
The Playstation Vita is significantly better than the 3DS. The PSP was significantly better than the DS.
The Wii had a grand total of THREE good games in its entire run: Smash Bros Brawl, Zelda Twilight Princess, and Zelda: Skyward Sword. Twilight Princess was better on the Gamecube.
...Speaking of Zelda: Best game in the series by FAR is Twilight Princess. Ocarina of Time is fourth at best.
Casual gamers aren't gamers and should stop deluding themselves and get real lives. Stop pretending that Angry Birds and Cut the Rope and all that BS is fun. If it comes in an "app," it's not a GAME. If it can be played on a cellphone, IT'S NOT A GAME.
Defiance looks good, but won't last more than a year because it's related to something done by the "Syfy" Channel, and also reliant on a TV show to draw people. The show gets cancelled, the game fails, end of story.
Believe it or not: NOT EVERY F***ING ACTION OR THIRD-PERSON-SHOOTER GAME NEEDS A STEALTH SECTION!!! SOME PEOPLE DON'T LIKE STEALTH GAMES!!!! ...Except Batman: Arkham. Those were awesome.
The Sega Genesis was better than the SNES.
The Dreamcast was an amazing system with great games and a built in Game-boy for the memory card. WHY did people not like this?! Gamer snobbery is the only thing I can figure.
Difficulty in games should be as easy as possible. I don't get aroused by seeing someone navigate UBERHARDZOMGDIE mode. I think they spent way too much time on a game to be able to do that.
Achievements and Trophies suck. They discourage gamemakers from putting fun and interesting cheats and secrets into games, they slow things down, and they're only there for bragging rights... as if ANYONE would think that getting 100% of the trophies in a game is something to brag about.
And finally, this is the one that makes me furious: STORY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN A GAME!!! GAMEPLAY AND GRAPHICS COME SECOND AND THIRD!!! I'll play ANYTHING as long as the story is compelling and amazing. ________________________________________________________________ ....Well... There we go. I think I've just about p***ed off EVERYONE. Y'know, to be honest, I've learned to TRY to keep controversial opinions to myself... but I fail horribly a lot of the time, because people goad them out of me. T_T;;;
Not looking to the flame war this is gonna cause...