February 29th, 2012
I've been thinking this week about the most overrated PC game. And by overrated I mean overhyped, overstated, whatever. Basically, any game that's the recipient of undue praise or attention.
Most people would argue the top nominations are often good to very good games. They're just not as great, revolutionary, or masterpiece-worthy as fans and critics often say they are.
After thinking about the issue for — oh, maybe 15 minutes — here are two games that come to my mind.
- Bioshock — Before you ready the tar and feathers, hear me out. Bioshock is certainly one of the more original games this generation. The setting, power ups, and moral dilemma of rescuing "little sisters" or harvesting them is enough to solidify this as a very good game; certainly worthy of four out of five stars. But I'm confident in 5-10 years it'll be remembered as, "That was a really good game," instead of "That game is a masterpiece; it changed my life."
- The Sims — Get this: At 150 million copies sold, The Sims is the fourth best-selling video game franchise in the world and the best-selling PC game ever. Following that logic, that makes The Sims "better" than both Tetris and Grand Theft Auto, and that's just wrong. A highly accessible and fun game this definitely is. But most deserving of PC sales title? I'm not so sure.
But that's just me. When thinking of overrated PC games, what comes to your mind? Don't forget to state your reasons.
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