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The Most Over-rated Video Game You've Played

Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:11 am

I thought I'd share my experience with what to me has to be the most over-rated video game I have played to date.

I was given I copy of Everquest that came with a free 30 day trial subscription. So I load the game and go through a rather odd sign up process and create my avitar and jump into the world of Everquest. After getting the bascs of movement etc down and figure out how get out and about what do I find???... My first meeting with another user was a what looked like a midget with a club who kept on trying to run in circles around me while hitting me with a club (quite a welcome wagon I must say). After eluding the mad midget I wandered around and found a small group of players standing around a flying rat that they were trying to kill and cast very spells on while cheering each other on with very verbose comments.

The thrill of watching the attempted murder of the flying rat was soon surpassed by the approach of a giant Wasp that seemed to like to buzz around me and try to stay in front of me. I soon managed to escape the wrath of the wasp and was soon approached by what looked like one those green chicks from the old Star Trek series who proceded to insult me for only being a newbee level 1 player while he (yes she tured out to be a he) was a powerful level 3 and proceded to try to kill me. So after runningfrom the green dude I found my way to a Tavern located in the sky where I made camp behind the bar and had my mango to sleep.

I have not found a game to be so elitist and over-rated, the graphics were only so-so, I might try it again if anyone else out there is a Everquest played and can help me beat the crap out of that maniac midget.

Oh well it's off to the Cardiologist for me, so if anyone else has a game that they think is over-rated please add yours here or if you like or dislike EverQuest please post here as well

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RE: The Most Over-rated Video Game You've Played

Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:11 am

sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeit, this one's a toughy  Wow!.

Oh Gawd, going back into my early days, let me think: Mario I, wasn't too fond of. Wait, that was kinda neat once you got near the end. Mario II, that was cool. Zelda I, loved them until I beat them. Zelda II, have yet to beat. Umm, Street Fighter II, that was alright. Mortal Kombat, alright for what it was worth. Waaaaaaaaaaaait, just figured it out, "Zelda, Majora's mask". Why did they make it so you absolutely needed a strategy guide to progress through it or spend 60 years trying???  Pissed  Pissed  Pissed

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RE: The Most Over-rated Video Game You've Played

Tue Apr 29, 2003 9:55 am

I was the same way with Asherons Call 2. I had no idea what was going on in the game. I started out figured out the little learning cave and was put into the world. Luckily I was in a non person to person attacking area. But somebody immediatly came up to me and began telling me how I was a newbie and so on. That basically went on for 15 minutes till I quit the game. I tried it a few other times but couldn't figure out what was going on so I cancelled my membership while I was still in the free time limit.

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RE: The Most Over-rated Video Game You've Played

Tue Apr 29, 2003 10:21 am

I'd have to say Battlefield 1942. EA was touting it as a realistic WWII combat game but it is nothing short of a horrible version of Quake. Except for the name of some of the weapons and locations, it has nothing to do with WWII.

-A hand grenade can flip a 70-ton Tiger tank while a Sherman can go 1-on-1 with a Tiger head to head and win.

-The Japanese use German weapons and the Stg. 44 (which didn't exist until 1944) is carried by both German & Japanese even in 1941 and 1942. Both sides also use rocket launchers they didn't exist until late 1942.

-Everything is based on hit points so I can kill a tank with a Colt .45 or P-38.

-A guy who is carrying 4 mines, 5 satchel charges, a rifle, a pistol, ammo, and a knife is able to get into an aircraft, fly to a control point, bail out, and capture it.

-You fly aircraft with the KEYBOARD using W, S, D, A

-The best way to kill a tank is ram it with a jeep. You might even live to tell the tale.

-Rammning a tree with a tank can make the tank go BOOM

-You can board aircraft just by having them fly close to the ground and pass over you. Push the "mount vehicle key" and you'll be riding along.

-Aircraft have a reverse gear which works in the air

-All types of aircraft carry more bombs than a B-52. (In reality, all types of aircraft carry 30+ bombs)

-Bunny hopping machine gunners

-The worst problem though are the players. If a guy on your side sees you going to a vehicle he wants, he'll just kill you or blow up the vehicle. If you do too good, you're accused of cheating and voted out of the game.
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RE: The Most Over-rated Video Game You've Played

Tue Apr 29, 2003 10:30 am

I was thinking Pinball for NES, it was so damn anti-climactic
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RE: The Most Over-rated Video Game You've Played

Tue Apr 29, 2003 10:51 am

Personally, I HATE Everquest. The reason being is I've lost my wife to the damn game. She has two level 65 characters (and, obvioulsy, no life at all outside of EQ).

Anyway, that being said, she wanted to tell you that you apparently stumbled onto a "PVP Server" (Player-vs-Player). She says you need to get to another server that is not PVP and you might find the game more enjoyable (no, I personally do NOT play EQ).

If you're interested, drop me an e-mail...

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RE: The Most Over-rated Video Game You've Played

Tue Apr 29, 2003 11:07 am

probably Max Payne..they're getting too complicated! or i'm getting old.
 
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RE: The Most Over-rated Video Game You've Played

Tue Apr 29, 2003 11:55 pm

Also, some WCW game for Genesis I think it was. No matter who I chose, I was always put up against Kevin Nash, and Nash just kept repeatedly powerbombing my @$$ from beginning to end. Did the announcer get annoyed? NO, he just kept exclaiming, "It's the Power Bomb!!!" like a broken record. Quite stupid in my opinion.

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RE: The Most Over-rated Video Game You've Played

Wed Apr 30, 2003 1:06 am

On FIFA 2003, the graphics and the detail are excellent. However, it's annoying as EA Sports have stupidly decided to get rid of the Creation Centre.

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