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Which of these controversial or underwhelming games from big Japenese franchises during the 7th gen is your favorite?

Which is your favorite?

  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Votes: 332 32.0%
  • Final Fantasy XIII

    Votes: 132 12.7%
  • Metroid: Other M

    Votes: 37 3.6%
  • DmC: Devil May Cry

    Votes: 131 12.6%
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

    Votes: 357 34.4%
  • Resident Evil 6

    Votes: 48 4.6%

  • Total voters
    1,037

Bane

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
1,992
MGS4 is my favorite but most of those are good to great games. Other M and RE6 are the only two I'd consider mediocre to bad.
 

Metalgus

Member
Oct 27, 2017
736
Skyward Sword is one of my favorite Zelda games. I'd even argue the gameplay is more fun than Breath of the Wild's (which is also among my favorite Zeldas ovbviously).

I always wish for a remaster whenever there's a Direct...
 

In Amber Clad

Member
Aug 26, 2018
1,418
London
Skyward Sword is such a mixed bag. At times it's utterly magical, but then it's twice as long as it needs to be and swimming for tadtones might be the worst thing I've ever done in a game.
 

masizzai

Member
Nov 28, 2017
265
DmC is a great game gameplay wise. Especially level design. I get why people didn’t like edgelord Dante but the way the game played was fantastic.
 

Billfisto

Member
Oct 30, 2017
4,320
Canada
DmC by a mile for me.

That said, I had no real fondness/nostalgia for the originals at the time, so I went in with no preconceptions.
 

Damn Silly

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,157
In order (I haven't played Other M, so I won't add it) from most favourite to least favourite

DmC > FFXIII > RE6 > Skyward Sword > MGS4

Which, funnily enough, is the inverse of the affection I had for their various series at the times I played them.
 

PSOreo

Member
Oct 27, 2017
643
MGS4 by a country mile; I loved every minute of that game. Skyward Sword deserved the hate. The same damn three places over and over and over again.
 
Oct 25, 2017
11,992
MGS4 is a great experience the first time you play it. It’s just constant highs and nostalgia out the ass.
It’s only later that you find all the flaws. But even then I’d still say it’s a great game.
 

JamFlan

Member
May 16, 2018
822
I still don't understand why everyone hated Skyward Sword so much.
Linearity, repetitive"You got *insert random item here*", and I could never get the controller to register a stab for me. I dunno if it was because I'm left handed or what, but stabs just barely worked.

That being said I still thought it was a 9/10 game. IDK where the idea that it is a bad game comes from.
 
Oct 29, 2017
2,139
Final Fantasy XIII is a misunderstood masterpiece.

I also loved Resident Evil 6, but that's because I love dumb action games and don't like survival horror.
 

mogwai00

Member
Mar 24, 2018
253
DmC Is great.
MGS4 bored me to death, but it made me cry.
Resident Evil 6 deserves no salvation.
 

Camwi

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
3,865
I've only played FF13 and RE6 from that list, and they're both trash (RE6 is the worst, though).
 

BlueScorpion

Member
Aug 8, 2019
774
Linearity, repetitive"You got *insert random item here*", and I could never get the controller to register a stab for me. I dunno if it was because I'm left handed or what, but stabs just barely worked.

That being said I still thought it was a 9/10 game. IDK where the idea that it is a bad game comes from.
Probably the clickbait Egoraptor video and the "linear=terrible game" trend which has come up recently

(That being said I have issues with the game, and do think the world could be more open feeling, because Zelda games specifically do better with a more open world)
 

JamFlan

Member
May 16, 2018
822
Probably the clickbait Egoraptor video and the "linear=terrible game" trend which has come up recently

(That being said I have issues with the game, and do think the world could be more open feeling, because Zelda games specifically do better with a more open world)
Yeah, I hate the trend of open world games nowadays, but Skyward Sword felt like a game that really would have benefitted from it. The flying was an awesome feeling that gave you a sense of freedom and adventure, only for you to feel so limited once you hit the ground.

As I said previously, I still think it's an amazing game, but I can see where many people don't like it as much as others in the series. However I really don't see how anyone could think it's a bad game.