What is a POSITIVE controversial game opinion you hold?

Oct 27, 2017
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Games are better without trophies because it requires you to play the game for fun and not get bogged down by chores.
I can't speak for everyone but as a former trophy whore, I haven't really cared about them in recent years. Last game I really felt inclined to get all the trophies in was Bloodborne but that's also because it acted as a nice checklist for things to discover that were less emphasized by the main game (like the arcane and hunter tools for example). Plus trophies/achievements can be awesome when they create unique challenges like the legendary Annual from Halo 3 where you had to complete the last mission in 4 player co-op using separate vehicles and a harder checkpoint system. Nobody has ever liked online trophies and those have faded away for the most part. And although many times it feels like a chore list in open world games, it can act as a convenient way to organize the possible side missions and features that may be harder for players to discover by themselves.

All the Halo games are really well made
I haven't played the Wars games or Spartan Ops but I really do feel that there is something phenomenal about each game

CE: Missions 2 through 5 are pretty much unmatched by any game other than parts of Halo 3. Blood Gulch, Beaver Creek, and Sidewinder are the foundations of some of the greatest sequences of maps ever

2: Best set of maps of all time in any game

3: Levels 6 and 7 plus the end of 9 are some of the best sequences I've ever played. Multiplayer is incredible with so many different game modes and Forge is an excellent addition.

ODST: Amazing atmosphere and open world. The best pure single player one since CE plus it's a lot more consistent as a whole.

Reach: The most consistently good campaign in the series. Forge World offers near limitless possibilities. Unbelievably content packed and the daily/weekly challenges gave it even more replayability

4: Campaign has a phenomenal presentation and I really did like the greater emphasis on story even if it isn't easy to understand

5: Combat mechanics are the best in the series and among the best in any shooter I've ever played. Arena is amazing
 
Nov 11, 2017
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Bonus: Halo: Reach is the best Halo game and has the best OST of any game ever released.
Important to clarify: Best single player or best multiplayer? Cause I'd be included to agree that Reach had the best single player campaign in the franchise, but the multiplayer was a bit too unbalanced for my tastes. Halo 5 is the opposite, worst campaign, probably best multiplayer.
 
Oct 26, 2017
264
Quoting myself from another thread
Unpopular opinion: I think that the story and scenario writing of the KH-series is good (besides all this time travel, light vs dark, hearts and bodies talk) , because of the the following reasons:
  • It's one of the few piece of media where someone can talk stuff about "friends are my power", "being consumed by darkness", "light defeats darkness" and gets me emotional
  • It achieves that I care for every single character of this huge ensemble.
  • The devs are skilled enough to use imaginaries and symbolic in impactful ways
  • Details are not being ignored and are getting referenced even after nearly 2 decades
  • The devs know exactly how to effectively use music to increase the emotional impact of scenes
  • They devs are good in using mystery and foreeshadowing things and are able to engage a whole fandom in discussions and theories between titles.
  • And more
Because all of that, yes I consider myself that the writing is good.
 
Oct 28, 2017
426
Michigan
Dark Souls 2 is an amazing game, and just as good as the others. Scholar of the First Sin makes it even better.

Final Fantasy X-2s combat/job system needs to return to a mainline game.

The Secret of Mana remake on PS4 is really good (The OST is a mixed bag still)

Grandia XTreme should've been called Grandia 4.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,383
Indies are easily head and shoulders above AAA publishers and developers this gen.
Valkyrie Profile is the best modern jRPG.
LSD is something everyone should try at least once.
 
Feb 9, 2019
18
-Playstation All-Stars, after Smash, Rivals, and Slap City is one of the better platform fighters out there.
-There definitely should be more edutainment games. For example, I really want Oregon Trail, but open-world and with multiplayer.-
-I would like to see a first-person platformer, or a first-person fighting game.
-2017 and 2018 have been some of the best years in gaming so far.
-Even if the only reason you like a game is because of nostalgia, it still can be great.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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I think gaming is in a great place, I've never had more fun playing games than i have this generation, and there are more quality games coming out than I'll ever be able to play.

I just can't get on board with all the doom and gloom, gaming has never been better.
 
Oct 25, 2017
326
I sat down and played some Goldeneye earlier after being shown some of Giant Bomb's video content, and honestly, I think it still holds up pretty well. Is it as good as its PC contemporaries or predecessors (Doom, Quake, Half-Life)? No, definitely not - but it's still a pretty solid shooter that controls better than people give it credit for (not to compare the game's quality to RE4's, but you can draw comparisons in how the enemies' behavior and limitations are clearly balanced around the particular ways the control scheme limits you).
 
Oct 25, 2017
650
Rare Replay is extremely fun, has one of the best looking presentations for a collection of its type, and is overall one of the Best Xbox One Exclusives besides the Forza Horizon games. Also Rewind made Battletoads playable.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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I think Keiji Inafune's Comcept had a hand in creating a couple of this gen's best games in ReCore: Definitive Edition and Soul Sacrifice Delta. I consider both stand-out titles in their respective genre and bold and unique games in this world where few dare to take risks. Maybe I would have had a different tone had I backed Mighty No. 9 with $500 but I was sad to see the company get absorbed/disappear.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Im starting to come around on EA.... give me anything Dead Space related and I'd go back to seeing them in a positive light.

I'm putting my helmet on and bracing for impact.
 
Jan 8, 2019
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Dark Souls 2 is amazing, Skyward Sword is the perfect pre-BotW 3D Zelda, Shadow of the Colossus remake faithfully captured the aesthetic of the original and greatly improved on it, The Last Guardian was worth the wait and it's the one of the most unique first party games ever.

EDIT: Also I think I've already posted in this thread before, saying pretty much the exact same thing. Whoops lol
 
Nov 4, 2017
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Final Fantasy XIII-2 's a great game who's only major flaw is that it's the sequel to Final Fantasy XIII.

edit: Jumping on the Skyward Sword train; I love that it tried to incorporate the puzzle-solving aspect of dungeons into it's overworld and it's one of the reasons BotW didn't click with me as the Dungeon to Overworld relationship was entirely divorced from one another.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Dark Souls 2 is amazing, Skyward Sword is the perfect pre-BotW 3D Zelda, Shadow of the Colossus remake faithfully captured the aesthetic of the original and greatly improved on it, The Last Guardian was worth the wait and it's the one of the most unique first party games ever.
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On the note about Skyward Sword, I hope another Zelda can use it's control scheme.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts was innovative as fuck with its vehicle creation system, and got maligned because it wasn't a traditional Banjo platformer like people wanted. Had it been a new IP, it would've been well received.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Bonus: Halo: Reach is the best Halo game and has the best OST of any game ever released.
Agreed 100% - We are few.

- MGSV going open world made the game very fun and unique.

- Gyro based capture mechanics in PKMN Let’s go are superior to fighting Pokémon to catch them. There’s plenty of fights in the game and online.