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People who added this item 219 Average listal rating (135 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0


SONIC ADVENTURE 2 IS A BAD SONIC GAME

Considered to be the last good Sonic game by many people, Sonic Adventure 2 is a game that suffers from nostalgia blindness. Just a bit of disclaimer, I absolutely adore this game for the amount of overall entertainment it gave me but I can admit that it sucks if you look at it broadly. With the exception of the Sonic and Shadow stages and the surprisingly complex Chao Garden, the other gameplay aspects of SA2 utterly fails in execution. The Knuckles and Rouge stage are the worst where finding those 3 chaos emerald pieces is a boring, frustrating chore - with the gems changing positions if you want to do it again for a higher ranking or you died because of how shit the camera and how highly sensitive the controls are. Robotnick's and Tail's stages are not as bad but still pretty fucking boring where the entire gameplay just involves holding the b buttion, wait for their mechs to target everything, then release it. Love this game but no, it's not the last good Sonic game.
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People who added this item 676 Average listal rating (478 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0


I HATE METAL GEAR SOLID 2

My love-hate relationship with the entire Metal Gear franchise stems solely on how I do not like Metal Gear Solid 2. This is because I went straight into it after completing the original MGS, which is still in my opinion, the best one I've played in the entire series. I loved its tongue-and-cheek approach to its otherwise serious story, I adored the characters and their melodramatic antics, and its gameplay execution is one of the most inventive I've ever seen in any game. Going into MGS2, I was expecting more of the same, with better controls and visuals. What I got instead is an overblown piece of pretentious, up-its-own-arse crap with an incredibly stuffy political message. Yes, the gameplay and visuals are better but the way it was executed overall killed my enjoyment of it. Tiring level design with tedious amounts of backtracking, un-involving plot and characters, and lacked the tongue-and-cheek approach that I loved in the original. I was utterly bored throughout my playthrough. I understand that people who enjoy this game got what Kojima was trying to do - a post-modern video game that defies conventions to sum up its overarching story - but for me, I just saw it as a practice in pushing my patience. Subsequent games after it was like a mixture of MGS1 and MGS2, hence my love-hate relationship with the series.
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 9.7 IMDB Rating 0


FUCK PAYING TO PLAY ONLINE MULTIPLAYER

One of the biggest reasons why I have switched to PC for online multiplayer is because current consoles charge you to play online with friends. While it is a minor inconvenience for many, I call it extortion. I bought my console, I bought my game, I pay my internet bills every month, why charge me again just to play with my friends online? This is why in the 7th Gen, the PS3 was my go-to console for online multiplayer instead of the Xbox 360. Why would I pay for something that I can experience on another console for free? Yeah its not secured but it was the exact same thing. Of course, money talks and Sony finally implemented PSPlus as a necessity to play multiplayer online on the PS4, and with Nintendo finally following suit with the Nintendo Switch. If you don't give Sony, Nintendo or Microsoft money, you won't be able to have matches on COD and Splatoon 2 or get help/invade other worlds in Dark Souls/Bloodbourne. It's absolute bullshit on every single level.
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People who added this item 846 Average listal rating (649 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0


SUBSEQUENT SMASH BROS. GAMES ARE FAR BETTER THAN MELEE

The overall consensus for the Smash Bros. series is that Melee is the best one, no questions asked. I do love Melee and all the fun memories it gave me but in my opinion, the newer Smash Bros. games are just better. It is understandable in terms of competitive play because of its speed and exploitable mechanical glitches but to me, Brawl and the 4th Smash are just more fun overall in terms of refinement and the content offered. Yeah, Melee's quick but its incredibly sensitive and fidgety controls seriously brought it down for me, and in a fighting game, control is of utmost importance. This is a series that gets better and better as a new one comes out so calling Melee the best one just goes over my head.
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People who added this item 935 Average listal rating (818 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0


OCARINA OF TIME IS HIGHLY OVERRATED AND I WILL ALWAYS DEFEND SKYWARD SWORD

I picked these two particular Zelda games because in general consensus, they are polar opposites. One is considered the pinnacle of the series, highly praised as an absolute landmark in action-adventure. The other is a series black sheep generally disliked by fans for straying too far from the formula and its unconventional control scheme. Look, Ocarina of Time is a good Zelda game to this day, probably great at the time it came out but holy shit it did not age well. Clunky controls, slow as fuck frame-rate, and hideous visuals, with its story and dungeon designs being the only timeless aspect of it. Yes, you could say just play the 3DS version as it improves on my complaints but many people still stick to the N64 version, which boggles my mind as the 3DS version is objectively the definitive version in every way. Digressing, subsequent Zelda games after Ocarina of Time are in my opinion, better in numerous ways, and I will defend Skyward Sword until the day I die and will argue that its better than Ocarina of Time in many aspects, even if I agree with the popular faults that people point out. I'm probably one of the few people that got the motion controls working on it - and it's satisfying to see how every motion required complements the combat and dungeon solving. It's pastel painted visuals still holds up today and will hold up longer than Ocarina of Time will, which is why I don't think Skyward Sword would need a remake. The story, while a bit too long, has more interesting characters and scenarios in my opinion, and is paced accordingly to its plot.
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People who added this item 30 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Nintendo Wii U - Game Hardware


THE WII U IS THE BEST CONSOLE NINTENDO HAS EVER MADE SINCE THE SUPER NINTENDO

Many people in the gaming industry generally have this mindset that if a console failed commercially, then its a shit console, which is debatable since shitty systems usually fail commercially but there have been good ones that died too early because of low sales. Without considering the Nintendo Switch as it's way too early in its lifespan, I think the Wii U is the best console Nintendo's made since their legendary Super Nintendo. If the big N marketed it properly, it could have been as highly revered. The gamepad is an awesome, innovative controller, it's backwards compatible with almost every Wii game in existence, it's the only 8th Gen console that has free multiplayer, and as of now, it has the best lineup of exclusives in the 8th Generation of Gaming, all high-quality gaming experiences. It's commercial failure is one that will be remembered with shame and regret as a console with a lot of potential that came out at the wrong place and time.
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People who added this item 981 Average listal rating (590 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
Final Fantasy X-2 - PlayStation 2


I PREFER FINAL FANTASY X-2 OVER FINAL FANTASY X

I'm not saying that X-2 is better than X, I'm just saying that I had more fun with the former than the latter, for many different reasons. First, I don't have to deal with Tidus, who was an annoying punk in X and instead have 3 surprisingly likeable female leads. Second, it has a job system, which I always look for in a Final Fantasy game. Add that to what I think is the best turned-based gameplay systems in the entire series, its a masterclass in JRPG combat. Third, I love its non-linear approach to its gameplay, where the amount of side-quests you do determines the ending of the game. Yeah, it's hella fan-service-y and the story is shit in a campy way but I found way more enjoyment with it than its predecessor.


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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Hyrule Warriors - Nintendo Wii U



I DON'T LIKE THE MAIN LINE DYNASTY WARRIORS SERIES BUT I LOVE ITS SPIN-OFFS

Dynastay Warriors is a series that a lot of people love and a lot of people hate, with me being on the latter part of the spectrum. Every single DW game I played were dull, repetitive chores that have little redeeming qualities. Conversely, I absolutely adore the series' cross-over spin-offs, particularly Hyrule Warriors, the One Piece Pirate Warriors series, and the Dragon Quest Heroes series. They still play like a DW game, with the same monotonous combat and go-here-go-there objective style. Yet I've always found a lot of enjoyment from them. An easy answer is because I am a big fan of the series it crosses with but there is more to it than that. What differentiates the spin-off titles from mainline DW is that it adds a lot of new, interesting things that stems from its themed series but still retain the atmosphere and feeling of a DW game, and it always feels like developer Omega Force puts way more effort in these spin-offs than their mainline games. From Hyrule Warrior's expensive Adventure Mode to Dragon Quest Heroes' magic system, it just add freshness to a series that is inherently repetitive and boring.
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People who added this item 919 Average listal rating (549 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0


SUPER MARIO SUNSHINE IS A GREAT MARIO GAME

Mario is a series that defines the meaning of tradition. From the very beginning, it was all about tackling a stage going from point A to Point B by running and jumping, with the 2D titles reaching that flag and the 3D titles reaching that Star, and a lot of people prefer it that way. What they don't like is when the series takes that formula and completely flips it on its head, which Super Mario Sunshine did. While it still involved getting the Star (called Shines in this game) to finish a level, the platforming takes a slight backseat and instead goes for a task-based approach in achieving the goal. Gone are the majority of Mario's acrobatic moves and you instead use a tool called Fludd to tackle the levels. From using it to spray paint away to a temporary water jetpack, the levels are designed around it. Speaking of levels, all are thematically connected to the island hub world instead of the usual grass, fire, desert, ice theme the other games do. To me, all of these changes were a massive breath of fresh air to a series that rarely go beyond its tradition. The way all the levels are thematically connected gives the hub world a lively and vibrant atmosphere, each of them having many memorable landmarks and activities to see and do, and the quests that are undertaken to complete a stage are always fun and interesting. In my opinion, while it isn't as good as Galaxy, it is a hell lot better than 64.
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People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
Final Fantasy IX - PlayStation


FINAL FANTASY IX IS THE BEST IN THE PS1 FF TRILOGY. ALSO, FINAL FANTASY VIII IS NOT AS BAD AS PEOPLE SAY IT IS

The holy Final Fantasy Trilogy on the original PlayStation are one of the most definitive games on the system that are responsible for making it so iconic in the first place. One of the most heatedly debated topics that I've seen in gaming is which of the three is better? For me, Final Fantasy IX does it for me. Better graphics, has the most emotionally engaging story, and has the most endearing characters, with Final Fantasy VII following second and VIII in third. I think FFVII is a bit too overpraised, much like on the same level as Ocarina of Time and much like that game, it hasn't aged well, even if its still an amazing traditional JRPG. And the hate for VIII, I never really understood since I thought it was solid overall. Not as good as VII or IX in terms of story execution and characters but the visuals were a huge improvement over VII and the combat is as good, sometimes better.
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General consensus in any form of media is a very powerful thing. It can lead to one being a huge success or a colossal failure, depending on what the general public thinks of it. In gaming, there are loads of seemingly undisputed opinions that have become norm to the industry, from Ocarina of Time being called the best game ever to PC being objectively superior to consoles.

Well, I'm here to tell you MY opinion that is contrary to the general consensus in gaming. Whether its preference or lack of understanding, here are my 10 Unpopular Gaming Opinions. What are your unpopular gaming opinions?

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Posted: 3 weeks, 4 days ago at Oct 23 12:34
Nice work! I agree with your statement regarding Final Fantasy X-2. FF games are never really ever lauded for their battle systems, and the only time it was, the game's unceremoniously shunned by fans. Funny how that works. It also had a bit of the Chrono Trigger vibe in it with its multiple endings. I mean, one of its area themes was made in honour of that game I believe?

As good as Final Fantasy IX was intended to be, it's a shame it was created on a console riddled with long ass load times. I think this is where a lot of the complaints about VIII stemmed from which was where it was at its most salient, not to mention level-scaling and the counter-intuitive junction system. At the same time though, it had the heart-throb Squall, gunblades, Balamb Garden and another cool soundtrack by Uematsu to even things up and ensure there was a cult following. It's a marmite game, you either love it or you hate it.

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