CHIMING IN! is sporadic feature here at Cheap Boss Attack, in which I link to a video, podcast, or written discussion and provide my own thoughts on the matter. Sure, it’s a bit like letting someone else do the work for me, but I’m doing it because I’m inspired by their content — I’m not looking to thrive off of it.
Today’s post is inspired by the 105th episode (more specifically part 4) of the Kinda Funny Gamescast, which uploaded to their official YouTube channel on February 2nd. During the episode, Tim, Colin, and Greg discuss their unpopular game opinions, from Greg’s stance on Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater being overrated to Colin’s belief that Mario Sunshine is superior to Mario 64.
Unpopular game opinions are commonplace on Twitter, but rather than confining myself to 140 characters, I wanted to share my laundry list here and see what your controversial opinions are down in the comments.
–Final Fantasy VIII is my favorite numbered entry in the long-running RPG series.
-I hated The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword…
-…but I thought the Wii was awesome. Tons of great games on that thing.
-I also had a lot of fun with the Ouya micro-console.
–Super Mario Bros. 2 is my favorite of the original NES holy trilogy.
-Likewise, Simon’s Quest is my favorite NES Castlevania.
–Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link, while not my favorite, is an underappreciated game in the series that deserves quite a bit more attention.
-I picked Bulbasaur as my gen-one Pokemon starter, because battle lettuce.
-I play Call of Duty every year. For the campaign.
-I enjoy “walking simulators.”
-I enjoyed the Batmobile segments in Batman: Arkham Knight.
–Dragon’s Dogma was my favorite open-world RPG of the last console generation, not Skyrim.
-I love the Assassin’s Creed series, even the highly criticized Unity. Unity’s Dead Kings DLC was also fucking awesome.
–Mass Effect 3’s original ending was fine.
-I love Destiny. It’s one of the best co-op gaming experiences I’ve had in a long time.
–Metroid Prime is better than Super Metroid.
-I don’t like Minecraft.
-I enjoyed what I played of Final Fantasy XIII. The linearity was fine, the characters weren’t awful, and the turn-based combat is the best it’s ever been in the series.
-Speaking of Final Fantasy, Type-0 is criminally underrated. Particularly the soundtrack.
–Grand Theft Auto is boring. GTA4 had its moments, but I’ve never been in to the series as a whole.
–Fable 2 is the only enjoyable game in the series. The original was just okay, and the third game was pretty awful.
–Animal Crossing has never been appealing to me.
-I hate Tetris. Actually, I just hate puzzle games. Puzzle platformers? Fine. Puzzles inside of more interesting games? Also fine.
I’m sure there’s more clanking around up in the ol’ noggin, but this is what I could come up with over the last few days.
What about you folks? Have an unpopular gaming opinion?