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Underrated Games Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 07:28 PM Reply

ITT: We post games we feel were/are underrated.

Vexx. It was pretty damn good game. I'd recommend this game to people who like adventure/platformer games.

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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 07:53 PM Reply

I won't lie, Earthworm Jim 3-D was still a fun game to pass the time by. It's only fault was the camera.

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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 08:14 PM Reply

At 1/17/13 07:28 PM, SmartyPants wrote: ITT: We post games we feel were/are underrated.

Vexx. It was pretty damn good game. I'd recommend this game to people who like adventure/platformer games.

Funny, I used to play Vexx all the time when I had it for my Gamecube. I never even beat it, come to think of it. Still, it was a fun and unique game.

Another game that I absolutely love and think deserves more attention is Freedom Fighters. Made by the same guys who made Hitman 2, this game focused on an alternate history of the Soviet Union being the ones to first drop an atomic bomb (in this case, on Berlin), effectively ending World War II and becoming the dominant world superpower. Skip to present day, almost every country except for the USA is under Russian control, when the Russians finally decide "Screw it!" and invade New York City (and presumably other parts of the country), leading up to your character and his brother, two otherwise everyday plumbers, joining the American Resistance and fighting back the Red Army. The graphics show their age, but the gameplay, controls, and music especially shine. One of the unique things about Freedom Fighters was how you could command your own squad of rebels, gaining more charisma to recruit more followers as you proved yourself to the Resistance.
In a nutshell, think Homefront but with Russians, a third-person camera, and in general a better game in my opinion.

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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 08:20 PM Reply

Rocket: Robot on Wheels for the N64

Made by the company that did Sly Cooper, and you can tell.

It's a 3d platformer in the vein of DK64 or Banjo Kazooie, but with more puzzle elements thrown in, some even physics based. Great game

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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 08:26 PM Reply

Buck Bumble. You're a bee with an arsenal of weapons flying around blowing bases up. Difficult game, but it's a blast to play.


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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 08:37 PM Reply

Vexx was awesome, but getting some of those hearts was a pain.

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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 09:25 PM Reply

Skies of Arcadia. Fantastic game.


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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 09:33 PM Reply

At 1/17/13 08:26 PM, mrpwnzer wrote: Buck Bumble. You're a bee with an arsenal of weapons flying around blowing bases up. Difficult game, but it's a blast to play.

The title song was classic.

Slam Tilt is very underrated, it is a prime example of a perfectly crafted pinball game yet seems to never get mentioned.

I always feel the need to bring up Skies of Arcadia. The game isn't too badly known, many do indeed know of this amazing RPG however it seems the majority of people are still ignorant to it's existence which is a true shame since it is one of the greatest RPGs and has the best example of an Overworld which is sadly virtually none existent these days.

Likewise with Thief and mostly Thief 2. Again they are known but so many still seem to not realise it was one of the games which truly birthed the stealth genre and did it much greater than most of the newer stealth games.


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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 10:51 PM Reply

On modern consoles, El shaddai and Rayman origins.

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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 11:15 PM Reply

At 1/17/13 08:39 PM, RightWingGamer wrote: I swear, more people would like this game if they would just learn how to play it.

Alpha Protocol was great.

I didn't see why everyone hated it so much.


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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 11:33 PM Reply

The Disgaea series... not only do they have a freakishly in depth customization and combat system, it makes the grid-turn-based combat actually a blast to play because of all the ridiculous stuff you can pull off... not to mention... NUMBERS... Anyone who has played the games will know what I mean. Also... doesn't take itself seriously... the games are generally hilarious in a lot of different ways, which is a nice change of pace from all the "OMG have to save the world" melodrama plotlines in a lot of RPGs today.

Trackmania 2: Canyon... Ridiculously awesome arcade racer, physics are spot on and feel smooth and responsive, tracks are custom made by players, as the game gives you all the same tools to create tracks as Nadeo (The developer) used to create the prebundled tracks... not to mention the ability to "blockmix", which allows you to bypass the common restraints in the editor to mix track pieces together... The possibilities for tracks are endless.
It saddens me that it's nowhere near as popular as Trackmania Nations... because nations was free (Stadium environment), and god forbid Canyon costs a whopping $25.

And generally most things localized from Japan... there are a lot of really cool games we never see from Japanese developers because sales are generally poor for localized imports.


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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 18th, 2013 @ 12:45 AM Reply

Roller Coaster Tycoon 3.

It improved everything about the first two, but no one like it. :/


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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 18th, 2013 @ 01:09 AM Reply

Every Wario game.


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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 18th, 2013 @ 01:11 AM Reply

both the jade cocoon games, the splatterhouse series entirely, Dr. Lautrec & the forgotten knights, and ,not gonna lie, the mighty morphin power rangers game and the fighting edition version. Oh man I love all these games

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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 18th, 2013 @ 01:19 AM Reply

At 1/18/13 01:11 AM, omega88x wrote: both the jade cocoon games

I played a demo for the first one and I thought it was very promising. And the characters reminded me of Princess Mononoke.


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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 18th, 2013 @ 02:43 AM Reply

Simple, satisfying, creative, appealing to look at, a little bit funny, just the right amount of the best kind of challenge, just the right amount of tools and features; you feel like a brilliant engineer, you feel like a genius entrepreneur, and you can put water at the exit and have everybody run right into it and drown. The perfect simulation game.

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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 18th, 2013 @ 02:45 AM Reply

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/66/Normalit y_Cover.jpg/250px-Normality_Cover.jpg

Normality for the PC. Very Underrated back in the days.

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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 18th, 2013 @ 04:54 AM Reply

At 1/18/13 02:43 AM, UltraHammer wrote: The perfect simulation game.

I remember playing the shit out of that game when I was younger.

I think Sonic Adventure DX isn't as bad people say it is. Maybe it's just nostalgia making me think so; I haven't played the game in a long time.

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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 18th, 2013 @ 05:53 AM Reply

The Movies was an awesome, unique simulation game that you could lose countless hours to without even realizing it. I'm surprised it never really took off.

At 1/18/13 12:45 AM, HighWay wrote: Roller Coaster Tycoon 3.
It improved everything about the first two, but no one like it. :/

Almost everything. It took away the best part of the first game: murder.


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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 18th, 2013 @ 06:56 AM Reply

At 1/18/13 01:11 AM, omega88x wrote: both the jade cocoon games, the splatterhouse series entirely, Dr. Lautrec & the forgotten knights, and ,not gonna lie, the mighty morphin power rangers game and the fighting edition version. Oh man I love all these games

The first Jade Cocoon for sure. But the sequel was shit. It might have been good on its own, I dunno, but as a sequel to Jade Cocoon, I thought it was shit.
Jade Cocoon 1 is still one of the best fucking games ever. I want them to make a new one with more places and monsters and shit.

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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 18th, 2013 @ 08:18 AM Reply

At 1/17/13 08:39 PM, RightWingGamer wrote: I swear, more people would like this game if they would just learn how to play it.

I didn't like the game myself at first. I finished the starting mission and one more mission and quit. A year later I replayed the whole thing and really liked it.


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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 18th, 2013 @ 09:31 AM Reply

At 1/18/13 04:54 AM, Sword-of-Kings wrote:
At 1/18/13 02:43 AM, UltraHammer wrote: The perfect simulation game.
I remember playing the shit out of that game when I was younger.

Yes it may still rank up as the most played game of my life. Although it may have very recently been defeated by the Bloons Tower Defense Games.

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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 18th, 2013 @ 04:42 PM Reply

1. Space Station Silicon Valley
2. Blast Corps
3. Jersey Devil
4. Blasto
5. Vectorman


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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 18th, 2013 @ 05:34 PM Reply

Dishonored should have gotten more attention than it did, that shit was amazing.

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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 18th, 2013 @ 07:22 PM Reply

The first super mario kart. People turn their nose up at it because it looks like shit compared to today's standards, but i feel it's one of the better mario karts because of it's hard difficulty and more traditional kart like courses which are small and twisty, unlike the vast tracks of the newer games.


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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 18th, 2013 @ 09:01 PM Reply

Pathologic. The problem is that the English version is crummy and the graphics are a bit outdated.


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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 18th, 2013 @ 10:08 PM Reply

At 1/18/13 05:53 AM, Dr-Worm wrote: The Movies was an awesome, unique simulation game that you could lose countless hours to without even realizing it. I'm surprised it never really took off.

shit i remember loving that game. I know like 3 other people in the world that even know of the game, let alone play it.


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Response to Underrated Games Jan. 19th, 2013 @ 12:12 AM Reply

I feel like I'm the only person who loved Bloodforge.

The game is amazing!


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