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#1 Edited by kartzero (10 posts) -

These 2 games had huge ad campaigns & were system sellers for the PS2.

I haven't heard anyone talk about them in a decade.

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#2 Posted by Justin258 (14491 posts) -

Never heard of them, but they didn't seemso great at Metacritic. Not that bad, mind you, but those are not the scores of games that get remembered.

OK, quick hint: I've seen you post three threads in one day. This one and one other weren't bad threads (the first was of a subject already covered), but they could use a good bit more thought and detail in order to better encourage discussion.

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#3 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

Those aren't popular games. They sound like things I'd blog about.

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#4 Posted by billyhoush (1265 posts) -
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#5 Posted by Bell_End (1234 posts) -

both those game were never popular. and both were shit.

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#6 Posted by Hector (3547 posts) -

Here is one. Well not only this game but the whole franchise.

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee [PS1-GH]
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee [PS1-GH]
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#7 Posted by Tesla (2129 posts) -

Was Maximo popular? It got a sequel...and is one of the best games ever. So I'll say Maximo.

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#8 Edited by BlackLagoon (1965 posts) -

Dynamix's Betrayal at Krondor felt like it was huge entry in the PC RPG genre back in the 90s, now I seem to be one of the few people who remember it. If only Sierra had kept the license, it might have gotten enough sequels to make a real long term impact.

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#9 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1390 posts) -

IMO guitar hero. Those games were coming out so much like 3 games a year at its height and then BOOM...no more. It's weird how the last one was less than 2 years ago and there is no signs at all of that genre or game coming back.

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#10 Posted by Dagbiker (7045 posts) -

Jet Force Gemini

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#11 Posted by beepmachine (631 posts) -

@Dagbiker: Fuck yes, that game was amazing. I'd also like to throw in Ogre Battle 64.

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#12 Posted by mtcantor (986 posts) -

The Legacy of Kain games.

Soul Reaver was huge.

Also, anyone remember the Army Men games? They made about a billion of those.

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#13 Posted by Slag (7351 posts) -

Bouncer and Fantavision were popular? Man I thought both were considered garbage when released.

I thought Bouncer was crushingly easy and very short. High replayability though. Interesting brawler experiment. But nothing special.

I rented fantavision once, it was fun for about 15 minutes.

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#14 Posted by DivineShadow777 (108 posts) -

Crazy Taxi was a big part of my childhood now i just play the PSN release all by myself.

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#15 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3858 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

Jet Force Gemini

I played the shit outta that game. Good times.

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#16 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Those aren't popular games. They sound like things I'd blog about.

I see that as a challenge. You should do it.

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#17 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -
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#18 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@ImmortalSaiyan:

Not now. I've other projects in mind.

Oh dear, an Alf game. I remember that show. Looking forward to that.

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#19 Posted by poople (15 posts) -

id have to say planescape torment and a lot of great old crpgs that did really well and had great a reception but never really went anywhere [disregarding fallout]

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#20 Posted by Phatmac (5931 posts) -

The Lost Vikings is pretty great.

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#21 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (8024 posts) -

King's Quest has a fairly rabid core fanbase that's still alive and kicking somewhere, but you sure as hell don't hear much about the series for the most part. Looking forward to seeing if Telltale will make that their next project after finishing up Walking Dead. Seems like ages ago they announced it, and we haven't had any solid information since.

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#22 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14785 posts) -

@poople said:

id have to say planescape torment and a lot of great old crpgs that did really well and had great a reception but never really went anywhere [disregarding fallout]

Eh, Planescape actually sold poorly when it came out. Wouldn't say it's faded from memory though, as it constantly appears on "best RPG" lists from people who actually care about those kinds of games. Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and their respective sequels all did well, and the only reason there hasn't been any sort of modern D&D game since that NWN 2 expansion is because 4th edition is crap.

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#23 Posted by Terramagi (1167 posts) -

@mtcantor said:

The Legacy of Kain games.

Soul Reaver was huge.

Also, anyone remember the Army Men games? They made about a billion of those.

Legacy of Kain got screwed over hard. Defiance set the series up for one huge ass conclusion that never came. Instead, the team had to make a couple of those really bad Blood Omen games because this was around the time shareholders started going "WHAT WILL SELL REALLY WELL" and, after they bombed hard, the entire series was declared dead. It doesn't help that the main villain of the series was voiced by Tony Jay, who died around the same time.

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#24 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

since when was the bouncer popular?

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#25 Posted by Pezen (2146 posts) -

Bouncer was such a play-an-forget that I actually at some point recently thought it was an early 360 game because I couldn't place it.

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#26 Posted by bacongames (3979 posts) -

I remember The Bouncer being terrible and a launch-game so a lot more people played it than they should have.

Others have given good answers so far. Oddworld, Army Men, and Legacy of Kain/Soul Reaver. To add to that, I would say James Bond games, Armored Core, Freedom Fighters, Virtua Fighter, and Syphon Filter. A lot of stuff between the PS1/N64 and PS2/XBOX era. Not to say sequels don't pop up but none of them have been much in the minds of gamers like they used to.

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#27 Posted by wjb (1914 posts) -

The only reason The Bouncer might have been popular (not really) was because it was one of the first -- if not the first -- Squaresoft game for the PS2.

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#28 Posted by ddensel (421 posts) -

Killer Instinct was big in the arcades and on SNES, but after the N64 game came out, no one but the Rare diehards ever seem to bring it up.

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#29 Posted by A_Talking_Donkey (264 posts) -

The Masters of Orion games were pretty huge back in the day but seem fairly obscure now.

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#30 Posted by poople (15 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater: true i was rethinking this subject and trying to think of a game franchises that have faded but were popular at the time they were released and i think i found a good one viewtiful Joe i remember hearing they did well in reviews also and according to the wikipedia page they sold very well considering how much the game cost to make maybe its due to clover shutting down and becoming platinum games but then again capcom owns the rights to that franchise probably just not enough interest