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#1 Edited by bartok (2430 posts) -

  What video games do you believe not only met your expectations but in some cases exceeded them ?
 
1. Batman: Arkham Asylum - I think it lived up to the expectations of best Batman game ever but to be honest all it had to do was be slightly better then The Adventure of Batman and Robin for the SNES. I will go so far to say that it is in my top 10 favorite games of this console generation.
2. Super Mario Bros. 3 - You want to talk about hype how many of us sat through The Wizard just to see a glimpse of this game ? 
3. Resident Evil 4 - I followed every scrap of info I could get on this game and I even went so far as to buy a Gamecube just to shoot some Spanish peasants. I feel that the game was so good that it tainted RE5 for me.

#2 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3617 posts) -

 

Games that livede up to they hype

 HNNNG!
 
OT: Batman: AA
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#4 Posted by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic:  Took the words right out of my mouth.
#5 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

Assassin's Creed 2 
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare  
Dragon Age: Origins 
Dead Space 
StarCraft 2 (debatable)

#6 Posted by Yummylee (21294 posts) -

Uncharted 2 always comes to mind with such a question. <3

#7 Posted by Obsidian (346 posts) -

This is probably an infamously horrible answer but I was really hyped up for the original Fable and I ended up loving it.  The original Mass Effect and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion also come to mind.  For some reason I tend to only be really interested in RPG's pre-launch.

#8 Posted by natetodamax (19177 posts) -

Fallout 3 fo' sho.

#9 Posted by bartok (2430 posts) -

Mother fucker I can't believe I did a typo in the thread title. Is there anyway to fix thate?

#10 Posted by Extreme_Popcorn (842 posts) -

Mass Effect 2

#11 Edited by DoctorOptimist (502 posts) -

No game truly lives up to their hype or ridiculously high expectations. 

#12 Posted by Ineedaname (4319 posts) -

I was underwhelmed by RDR to be honest. 
 
I don't really get hyped for games, I just play them as they come by.
=(
I did hype A crack in time though, and deliver it did.

#13 Posted by jkz (4003 posts) -

You can't live up to exaggerated expectations.

#14 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption. Then again that game had no hype when I played it.
 
The opposite example would be GTA4. The hype made that game much better in my imagination than in my hands.
 
STALKER Call of Pripyat surpassed any hype I had for it too. S2ALKER, however, will not.

#15 Edited by Fjordson (2448 posts) -
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Absolutely agree. Post of the forever.
 
Also, I can't quite remember how much hype there was for BioShock, but I built that game up a shit ton with with my own hype, and it surpassed it all.
 
Also, also, Starcraft II.
#16 Posted by moredonkey (10 posts) -

Mass Effect 2, Fallout 3, Left 4 Dead, Starcraft 2, Dragon Age (pc), Borderlands

#17 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Oh, the hype for Mount and Blade: Warband was/is waaaay too low for the game. I will definitely hype the next one.

#18 Edited by dangerousdave (136 posts) -

Of all time?  Seems like kind of a silly question.  Each year so many games are anticipated and turn out to be amazing.  Just off the top of my head:  Half Life 2,  Heavy Rain, Fallout 3, F.E.A.R. was pretty great,  Star Fox Adventures on GameCube..I remember being so excited about that game, and I'm sure lots of people would disagree, but I loved that game.  There was soooo much hype before WarCraft 3 came out, and that game delivered.  Pretty much anything from Blizzard actually.  Resident Evil 4 as well.  So many games... 
 
EDIT:  Can't forget Battlefield 2.

#19 Posted by LiquidPrince (15851 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" Uncharted 2 always comes to mind with such a question. <3 "
#20 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -

I'm going to be a total douchebag and say Halo 3.

#21 Posted by AlisterCat (5487 posts) -

Every game I've ever played.

#22 Posted by Akeldama (4238 posts) -

Uncharted 2 for sure.

#23 Posted by Belonpopo (1823 posts) -

Red Dead, Street fighter 4, and Starcraft II.

#24 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1145 posts) -

Read Dead Revolver 
Shadow of the Colossus 
Ico

#25 Edited by WhiteBrightKnight (166 posts) -

Starcraft 2, Uncharted 2, Batman AA, Mario Galaxy, and going back a little OoT
#26 Posted by TheSilentTruth (1106 posts) -

Bayonetta?
 
Shit. I thought it was awesome based on what little hype that I've seen around it.

#27 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

The original Fable. Holy shit. I'll also say Halo 3, even though it died down for me it was IMMENSE the first year. Also, World of Warcraft and Street Figther IV.

#28 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
" Fallout 3 fo' sho. "
That's debatable.
#29 Posted by Katsumoto (17 posts) -

I guess World of Warcraft has to be there. Once you played it for a few hours, you knew why people hyped up this game like they did.

#30 Posted by illmatic19 (964 posts) -

StarCraft II.

#31 Posted by nickux (1383 posts) -

There's no way this won't receive a lot of crap but, FOR ME, it was Metal Gear Solid 4 I just had such an amazing time playing through that game for the first time. 
 I bought it with the PS3 bundle at midnight, played Act I until 3am, fell asleep, woke up a few hours later and kept playing.

#32 Posted by supermike6 (3540 posts) -

Assassin's Creed 2. And Borderlands.

#33 Posted by KamikazeCaterpillar (1179 posts) -
#34 Posted by Blueman (753 posts) -

Uncharted 2 
GTA IV 
Batman Arkham Asylum 
Red Dead Redemption 
Modern Warfare 2 
 
And i really, really hope GT5 does aswell.

#35 Posted by dangerousdave (136 posts) -
@Jack268 said:
" The original Fable."
It's hard to say any Peter Molyneux game lived up to the hype.  I love lots of his games, but they never live up to the mountain that is Peter Molyneux's hype.
#36 Posted by SugarRay (79 posts) -

Hmmm, interesting question when based on the your own expectations vs how the game delivered. Adding in extra specifics like marketing hype, general mass expectations and the like, I think its rather interesting. Especially if you can look back years later and sorta be unbiased. 
 
Anyways, I think #1 is easy and it has been said already. 
 
- Half Life 2
 
Expectations were very high and not just from a marketing stand point but in a expectation of it had to be better than just a great game. To me it was that, It was a great game when it came out and I still think it's a great game many years later.

#37 Posted by The_Dude (798 posts) -

The Legend of Zelda: OoT

#38 Posted by Sh4ft3d (134 posts) -

ME2.

#39 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4888 posts) -

I disagree with UC2, RDR and a few others. I loved both, but neither lived up to the 96+ or whatever on metacritic. 
  
Also, no matter how much I love SC2 MP, the SP is kind of... not so great.

#40 Posted by habster3 (3595 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
"Uncharted 2 always comes to mind with such a question. <3 "

@Ahmad_Metallic said:
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These. 
 
Don't forget Big Rigs, though!
#41 Posted by BeachThunder (11716 posts) -
@habster3 said:
Don't forget Big Rigs, though! "
Definitely this. We weren't just talking about good games right?
#42 Posted by bartok (2430 posts) -
@Blueman said:
" Uncharted 2 GTA IV Batman Arkham Asylum Red Dead Redemption Modern Warfare 2  And i really, really hope GT5 does aswell. "
I liked GTA IV but that game is the definition of not living up to the hype. I loved the story but there just wasn't much to do in Liberty City and in some ways the game felt more of a step back from San Andreas.   Saints Row 2, while not as pretty and with a painfully bad story, is what I expected from GTA IV.  It just wasn't fun to fuck around in Liberty City as it was in Still Water.  
#43 Posted by CookieMonster (2416 posts) -

Jesus Christ thats some bad spelling! 
 
GTA 4. Never has a game had so much hype and then delivered in so many ways.

#44 Posted by Gellrock (381 posts) -
@MrKlorox:  agree! Warband is amazing!
#45 Posted by Sarkhan (1196 posts) -

for me its Uncharted 2. I thought it would be happy fun gunning like the first. But the emotions,action, experience...... Just brought me home. 
 
 
And if i can? Phantasy Star 2. Back in the day i feel in love with PS1, sooo good story, dungeons, combat and just feeling. PS2 changed the lot. And i loved it:)
#46 Posted by Brendan (7696 posts) -

COD 4 and ME 2 for moi.
#47 Posted by habster3 (3595 posts) -
@BeachThunder said:
" @habster3 said:
Don't forget Big Rigs, though! "
Definitely this. We weren't just talking about good games right? "
But it IS a good game! And, it got me 25 wiki points; yay!!!
#48 Posted by AjayRaz (12418 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" Uncharted 2 always comes to mind with such a question. <3 "
truth 
#49 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

SPORE!
 
 
Seriously though I would have to go with Borderlands. Loved that game all the way through.

#50 Posted by luce (4045 posts) -

Demon's Souls. I didn't even have hype for that game and it blew me away
 
Also, Final Fantasy XIII to some extent. I knew that game was going to have a shitty story (most FF games do IMO) but the visuals and gameplay were the best in the series.