So there has been a lot of talk of reviews and games getting talked about too much about their scores they have received. There is also another end to the spectrum when games may receive bad reviews and turn out to be looked at as pretty great games in the long run of things. So for my list this week I decided to talk about when reviews turned out to be quite wrong.
5. Assassin's Creed III
It is hard to follow Ezio that is for sure. Especially a character people liked so much he got his own trilogy. Also when the main character is at the opposite ends of the personality spectrum it tends to not go off ass well. The thing about it is and what people have realized is that ignoring the modern day story the reception of the third game would have been better from the get go if 4 came before 3, because the personality of the heroes was much closer. That being said people realize now that they were much harder on Conor than they should have been.
4. Diablo III
So when a game is expected for years and years it really will find it hard to live up to anything near the standard of what people expect. This game was trashed from the get go because it wasn't Diablo II and for the whole error 37 thing. Looking now 4 years later you can see much of the criticism to the game was unwarranted nostalgia issues.
3. League of Legends
Most of the reason I fill this game got a lot of flack on release because it was the first major game to promote itself as free to play. Many too offense to that type of mentality, but really the game responsible for the rise of the MMO esports scene is now laughing at all those reviews.
2. Legend of the Dragoon
A game that got an initial score in the 60s range because of what many talk about as "the dotted line" yes it was a linear rpg, but that seemed to be something the reviews couldn't get over and nowadays many linear games are praised for being exactly what LoD was. Now this game is looked at as a darling among rpg fans and one of the best games the Playstation ever saw.
1. Mario Kart 64
It really is hard to believe people could be so wrong and the line that is most often quoted with how poor reviews can be is this "Even with all its bells and whistles. Mario Kart 64 is very likely to disappoint you after about a week". 20 years later and this game still is one of the best in many people eyes.
There they are. What do you think? Do you think these games got the initial reviews and reception they deserved? As always let me know in one way or another.