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    Hype is like a double-edged sword; while it gets the company the sales they want, there's always that chance it gets overhyped and fails to live up to expectations, and better games could get overshadowed in the process.

    I'm quite tired of it; they build up the hype so much, it's impossible for anything to live up to these people's expectations, which once word gets out that the game is a letdown, they start to lose money. Plus, there is a risk of people not buying any more games by that company based on the letdown the hyped up game was.

    The last time I was hyped over a game was Diddy Kong Racing DS; the total shit-bomb of a remake of my favorite N64 game. It wasn't even half as good as Mickey's Speedway USA, let alone the original N64 version of DKR. I learned my lesson after that, which is why I'm probably one of only a handful of people who enjoyed Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PentiumMMX View Post
    I'm probably one of only a handful of people who enjoyed Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
    Really?

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    I find it funny that games like Too Human and Madden get the rave previews, yet you see games like Eternal Sonata get slammed. "Oh, I'm sorry, you don't have a redeemerlaunchernukegrenadepropulsionflamethrower? You fail... "

    It's happening again with Infinite Undiscovery. Here you have what looks to be the most promising RPG in a long time, and they are slamming it for being exactly that. I'm sorry, but I LIKE the fact that it is a true japanese RPG. That's why I WANT THE DAMN GAME!!!

    As for the retro-craze, the only thing really irritating to me are all the uncoordinated balls of ghey that collect the things, not even knowing what they are!

    "Check it out, I have a 1 in 3 video game cart of Blah"

    "Sweet, where's the Atari(orwhatever), we'll throw it in"

    "Whats an atari?!"

    *smacks hand to forehead*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nophix View Post
    As for the retro-craze, the only thing really irritating to me are all the uncoordinated balls of ghey that collect the things, not even knowing what they are!

    "Check it out, I have a 1 in 3 video game cart of Blah"

    "Sweet, where's the Atari(orwhatever), we'll throw it in"

    "Whats an atari?!"

    *smacks hand to forehead*
    Do you actually know people who collect video games without knowing how to use them?

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    Unfortunately, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nophix View Post
    It's happening again with Infinite Undiscovery. Here you have what looks to be the most promising RPG in a long time, and they are slamming it for being exactly that. I'm sorry, but I LIKE the fact that it is a true japanese RPG. That's why I WANT THE DAMN GAME!!!
    That's what happens with any smaller market title. I did used to enjoy magazines way back when you'd have the different reviewers who'd focus on different titles within a niche.

    I enjoyed the hell out of Eternal Sonata. Picking up Tales of Vesperia today.

    I won't wait in line for a game, will pre-order once in awhile just so that I remember that something is coming out - the "your game is here" phone call is nice.

    The fact that I have 24 hours to pick up something I've paid for or they'll give it away.... that not so much.

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    I haven't believed in hype since I was at least 12. I remember waiting for Halo 2, and while I enjoyed it for a while, I was pretty dissapointed by it because it got hyped up the ass.

    I also remember back in 2006 when they had trailers for Metal Gear Solid 4 and Resident Evil 5. I am a huge fan of both series, but they both didn't get released until 2008 and 2009 and in my opinion it was stupid to show trailers for games years before its released and get the fans all hyped up. Seriously, most movie trailers feature movies that are to be released in the next year or so, but I guess with games its different.
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