Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Polyonymous

What is an underrated video game?

Recommended Posts

What do you think is a video game that was really good, but didn't received enough praise and was looked over by the majority of gamers?  

 

I've always thought [Prototype] was a good game. It just didn't get the due praise it deserved. I've been hoping for a [Prototype] 3....but it's probably not going to happen after Activision abandoned the series.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well to one comes in mind for me. Project Altered Beast.

 

PS2_Altered_Beast_Cover.jpg

 

This was a sudo-sequel to the old saga game Altered Beast and is interestingly one of the few games we got in the UK but the US didn't.

 

In the game you play as Luke Custer a man who has awakened inside a metal box in the middle of monster infested town with no idea who he is. When he is attack by mutated, zombie like creatures this happens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKulex5AQ08&nohtml5=False

 

Luke it turns out is a Geno-Cyborg. With the help of speacial Genome Chips he can transform into a variety of different monsters for a period of time. During the game Luke will explore the town recovering Chips and regaining his memory but with all manner of mutated horrors lurking on every street, behind every tree and in the sky and water its not going to he easy. Worse yet he's is not the only Geno-Cyborg in the town.

 

On the whole I love this game. Its not perfect but I find it really fun. Its play style is "beat em up" and with all the monster forms you can unlock you'll have a bawl tearing your way through hordes foes who will grow stronger has you progress and the boss fights are both fun and challenging. You will also have lots to unlock from data files on every creature you encounter, secret Genome Chips, Boss time attacks and the Elevator of Doom.

 

However as I said its not perfect. While the graphics aren't that bad (at least to me anyway) some people have complained about them. The camera can be a pain and as with all beat em up their is a level of repetitiveness. Also the game dose lack a little of the polish others of this kind did at the time (Devil May Cry).  That being said its clear to me that the creators of the game did put a lot of heart into the game.

 

Also another big plus if your a Guyver fan is that this is the closest I've even gotten to a game that lets you play as a zoanoid.

 

On a side note this is one of my top 10 games and has one of the hardest boss fights had (for me any way).

Edited by Prometheus Guyver
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Galerians! 

 

Gameplay description from Wikipedia: "Galerians is a survival horror game in the vein of early games in the Resident Evil series. Galerians employs the so-called "tank controls" scheme, in which pressing up causes the character to walk forward, while down causes the character to backpedal slowly. Graphics are made up polygonal characters on pre-rendered backgrounds. The player progresses through the game by finding items and clues which, when used in the appropriate locations, allow access to new areas. The key difference to Resident Evil is that Galerians does not employ gun-based combat, but instead features the use of psychic powers, which make it difficult to fight more than one enemy at a time.

Rion has several types of psychic powers at his disposal. His offensive powers are enabled via drugs (which are known in the English version as PPECs [Psychic Power Enhancement Chemicals]). Because the number of vials of these drugs present in the game is finite, conservation is important. Rion's offensive powers have a 1-2 second charge time, making it important to find a safe interval before launching an attack. Enemies do not leave items and Rion does not gain experience for fighting them, encouraging the player to avoid combat where possible.

There are three gauges that regulate Rion's status - a health meter that depletes as Rion takes damage, the AP meter which counts up when Rion takes damage, uses abilities, or is under stress, similar to a limit break mechanic and a drug meter that depletes as Rion uses his powers. When the AP meter is full, Rion loses control of his powers, releasing a continuous psychic assault that will kill non-boss enemies in a single blow. This condition, known as shorting, is fatal to Rion if allowed to go on too long."

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hybrid Heaven for the Nintendo 64

 

 

"Hybrid Heaven (ãƒã‚¤ãƒ–リッドヘヴン Haiburiddo Hevun?) is a video game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Osaka and released for the Nintendo 64 in 1999. This game is most notable for its peculiar mix of genres: it has aspects of both role-playing video games and action-adventure games. The designers had hoped to create a "new style RPG battle system".[1] It is also one of the few Nintendo 64 titles to support a widescreen mode." (From wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_Heaven)

 

Definitely an underrated hidden gem in my opinion. Basically starts with a conspiracy to kidnap the President and goes deeper from there. Has the best graphics I've seen on the system(obviously needs the expansion pack), and interesting 'active-time' based fighting system. In short, you and your opponent manuever around each other and when your battle gauge if full you access your move set to begin attacking, countering, grappling, etc.

 

Has a third person perspective when moving about the map (think Skies of Arcadia), and you have a laser pistol for annoying overworld map robots and traps.

 

I recommend playing it at least once..

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...