Long, Long, Long Awaited Games

Discussion in 'General Game Help & Discussion' started by Fool's Requiem, Jan 24, 2017.

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Which Long Awaited Game Will Disappoint Us Most

  1. Half Life 3 / Half Life 2: Episode 3

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  2. Beyond Good & Evil 2

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  3. Star Citizen

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  4. Prey 2

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  5. Super Mario Odyssey

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  6. Red Dead Redemption 2

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  7. The Final Fantasy VII remake

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  8. Mass Effect: Andromeda

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  9. Unreal Tournament 4

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  10. Other: Specify

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  1. Fool's Requiem

    Fool's Requiem Is that a pro Genji?! Premium Member

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    Last year saw the disappointing releases of The Last Guardian, Star Fox Zero, Mafia 3, No Man's Sky, Quantum Break, and Mirror's Edge Catalyst. All of the games had longer than expected development times or were just never expected to be released, but all were pretty highly hyped (some more than others). Not to mention, recent past disappointments of Star Wars Battlefront, Halo 5, and Metal Gear Solid V (fuck Konami).
    This year already saw the cancellation of the highly anticipated game from Platinum Games, "Scalebound" (which looked pretty dope, if you ask me), and based on the overwhelming sadness for the game's death from many on the internets, we could possibly end up seeing someone else pick up the game for release at some point.

    I leave this question for you. Which of the following games are likely to disappoint us the most when/if they're released?

    Half Life 3/ Episode 3
    Beyond Good and Evil 2
    Star Citizen
    Prey 2
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Red Dead Redemption 2
    The Final Fantasy VII remake
    Mass Effect: Andromeda
    Unreal Tournament 4

    Of course this assumes people are disappointed by the mentioned games, but we all know that even if the game is good, people are going to bitch about it (Fallout 4...).


    I know it's an easy out, but I'm really thinking that if Half Life 3 were to come out, that even if were any good, that it would get nearly the same level of backlash as Last Guardian got, and that will surpass any disappointment the others would manage to conjure up.. Valve spoiled us with the Half Life 2 games that were nearly perfect (Episode 1 maybe no so much), that there's no way whatever follows can match our expectations. Maybe that's why it has taken Valve so long to make the next one. Maybe they backed themselves into a corner with how Episode 2 ended, and delayed Episode 3 for so long that they are stuck in the place where they either continue like they were going to with no added features (treading on the "same old shit" ground) or they're waiting on the next big thing that they can use to revolutionize the genre again. Either way, we're likely going to be either extremely disappointed, or our minds are going to be blown like they were at the end of Bioshock Infinite.
     
  2. Jawneh

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    I disagree to a degree with HL3. There WILL surely be people who are really upset and disappointed by the game, but I don't think most people are even expecting a superb groundbreaking game anymore. From what I've read and heard most simply want a continuation of the story and if the game is the very least as good of a game gameplay wise as Ep2 was then they're probably going to be content. I know I would be. Hell, having a Half-Life game in Source2 engine sounds great as it is.

    I don't really know what game would disappoint me. I don't really care for most of the games on your list and there isn't really too many games that are coming out that I'm waiting for.
     
  3. Quagmire

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    I think FF7, there is no way to win, if they keep everything the same, new crowd is pissed, if they change everything the old crowd is pissed.

    I don't think FF7 works with realistic graphics, the more lego-ie characters really fit the tone and gameplay

    Dark Pixel has a fantastic podcast episode where they talk about this

     
  4. Fool's Requiem

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    That's all I want. I don't need anything mind blowing gameplay wise. I just hate how they're just letting us sit here and fester after giving us one of gaming's greatest/most shocking cliffhanger endings.
    Not even the Crash Bandicoot trilogy HD remakes?

    I know a lot of people long ago talked about the idea that remaking FF7 would ruin it's legacy and that maybe the reason Square was holding off on a remake was to avoid the backlash that would come to changing such a beloved video game.
     
  5. dimmerwit

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    For me, personally:

    Half Life 3 / Half Life 2: Episode 3

    Agree with Jawneh, I think it's been so long that expectations won't be as high. And Valve showed with Portal 2 that they can still make great single-player content after an extended hiatus.

    Prey 2

    I don't think expectations are too high for this. I did play and enjoy the first but it was very much a solid game released at a very sparse time for Xbox 360 games. Perhaps the success of the DOOM reboot has raised expectations but this is not the same level of franchise.

    Super Mario Odyssey

    Can't say I've ever been disappointed in a mainline Mario game. I trust Nintendo not to fuck it up.

    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Also never been disappointed in a Rockstar open-world game (I'd exclude LA Noire but I did like that game flaws and all). Frankly, even if it was just RDR1 with shinier graphics then I'd lap it up.

    Mass Effect: Andromeda

    The trailer looked very OK to me. I don't think it will rock the boat like ME2 did but I do like the universe and will probably enjoy it even if it does fall short. Which I hope it doesn't.

    Unreal Tournament
    Already exists for download in pre-alpha. Impressions are apparently good although I've not played it myself. Still, it's free which lessens any potential disappointment.


    The others I'm not really interested in.

    For gamers in general? I have a feeling Zelda might disappoint. But it's really hard to tell on most games until you see extended footage. As we discussed in the other thread, Horizon: Zero Dawn might be a disappointment but it might also be great. It's so hard to tell since studios are better than ever at selectively showing off their best content. See Star Wars Battlefront, a decent game with some amazing marketing.
     
  6. Sigs Minock

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    I'm patiently waiting for Beyond Good & Evil 2, i'm patient because i don't have any of the consoles it'll be released on. :p there is literally no hype for this game, because the original was overlooked.

    biggest disappointment? FFVII remake. it's an overrated game getting an No-Man's-Sky level hype on the "remake" Fan-nerds will be up in arms more so than the Trump protesters if it gets anything less than a perfect score from IGN or Kotaku.
     
  7. Jon

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    Honestly, it's a game they need to say, "We're not trying to get new fans to the series" with. If they do, you'll see FF15 all over again and that was an unmitigated disaster in regards to what they wanted to do with it. If they target this game with the full intent to appease the original fans, it will sell millions and be a success (only if the gameplay is efficient). From the few short views we've had of it, it's FF15 with FF7 characters and story, and that will NOT fly, with old or new. I'm unsure why SE is content with trying the method they have since FF12, which is alienating the old player base, which would still be their bread and butter. This remake is critical for them. If they fail with it, the franchise is all but over, in my opinion. There's no coming back if they ruin this game. New fans won't give it a chance after 15. And old fans will stop giving them the benefit of the doubt.

    That's true in theory, but remember FF7 actually had very dark undertones. The blocky characters mainly served as comic relief. Look at Advent Children. They were able to get those undertones in with it, and it worked. Well. This is no different. As long as they don't try to make it for new players and with an E rating, they have everything set. Even the Midgar movie scenes we've seen are great looking. Then the gameplay kills it when you saw it was FF15. If I see that the remake is just FF15 with 7 characters, I won't play it.

    ME2 will never be reached in terms of that pinnacle again. 12 character crews with unique and interesting backstories and massive amounts of content? I don't think they'll hit that. I don't expect them to. I love games where you find tons of crew mates, but that's more personal.

    Honestly, I just hope the game is ME3 with better graphics and a believable story. I want explanations about how the travel and everything worked. Give me details on the new races, the fates of the other races that weren't brought (like why they weren't brought), and good character story. As of now, it looks like they are taking the best of all three games, and improving them, while changing things that didn't work. The Mako from ME1 is returning as the Nomad and is more than a linear car (reviewed by folks on the Need for Speed team). Loyalty missions from ME2 make a return and add more depth to player backstory. Multiplayer from ME3 returns and doesn't affect the single-player campaign. Then, powers no longer share a single global cooldown, and are all individual. Armor has more customization options and aesthetic looks. New races, weapons, enemies and locations. The ships look amazing.

    I'm not expecting Andromeda to be the best in the series, but I'm excited that I think it will do the series proud.
     
  8. The Eye in the Sky!

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    Yeah, FF7 is going to be bad. I can feel it. It's like Square Enix has great plans and can never flesh them out to what they need to be and you're left with a husk of a game.

    Sea of Thieves is another that comes to mind. It looks like an amazing pirate life game that could be incredibly engrossing and fun... or it could be absolutely terrible. It's being made by RARE which gives it some legitimacy, but I just don't know who to trust anymore outside of a few developers.
     
  9. Jawneh

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    I honestly don't have anything against remakes of games over 10 years ago. Not everyone keeps their old games or consoles around after new ones come around, so having a remake on a newer platform makes sense. Any updates on them is just a plus.

    Nope. As long as they don't run like complete crap I'm all game to beat them all again. Fun games.
     
  10. Fool's Requiem

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    No. Keep your spam out of here.