I know we can't tell the future, but what do you think will be or is the most underrated game of 2008?
2008 Most Underrated Xbox 360 Game?
Eternal Sonata! That game was fucking awesome. One of the best battle systems I've come across in a modern JRPG and it looked gorgeous.
Viva Pinata and The Darkness as well.
EDIT: Sorry, didn't read the thread title close enough, but seriously, everone go play Eternal Sonata. As for 2008, I'd probably agree with Lost Odyssey.
"Crackdown. I love how much you can experiment and the Keys to the City mode took it to the next level. I remember being underwhelmed by the media before release. Then the demo came out and I loved it.All those came out in 2007.... But yeah they were some fun games.
Edit: Okay sorry, didn't see you edit...
Eternal Sonata was a 2007 game, but I agree that the battle system was great in that game. And, it was well designed in how the combat increased in complexity as you leveled up.
Lost Odyssey was underrated, I agree.
Obviously, guessing what future game will be underrated isn't possible.
But, of the games I've played over the last 7+ months, I guess it would have to go to Lost Odyssey.
It got OK reviews, but it seemed like it didn't really strike a cord with the majority of players.
Now, the tough admission, I actually played Kung Fu Panda (I really liked the movie, so I gave the demo a shot), and I liked it quite a bit. I think most 360 gamers would completely dismiss it, and few sites didn’t even reviewed it, so in a sense, I could say Kung Fu Panda was the most underrated game on the 360.
OK, let me have it.
Viva Pinata is the most underrated 360 game. Most so called underrated games are decent games that didn't sell. Viva Pinata on the other hand is a truly excellent game that didn't sell. The problem is that Microsoft marketed it as a kids game. If they had instead marketed as a hardcore garden simulation it would have done way better.
"Viva Pinata because gardening is for grown ups."
Battlefield Bad Company. Despite having great reviews, it should at least be in the top 3 played game on Live. I'm just baffled by the fact that this game is not reaching a lot of people. Yes, it is getting mixed reactions due to people that are used to the fast pace/easy to kill scenario like in Call of Duty 4 but Battlefield is a refreshing concept that is quite addicting if you give it a chance.
Of Games that have come out - I would agree about Turok - that game gets a bad rap for reasons I don't get. It's not Halo or COD4 but it doesn't try to be. Rainbow Six Vegas 2 seems to go under the radar for some reason as well.
Of games that are coming up - Completely agree on Left 4 Dead - it's a Valve shooter - I'm beating it's going to be all kinds of awesome simply for that reason alone. And Far Cry 2 has me quite excited - every little snippet that comes out seems to continually confirm my feelings on it.
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