4 Console Hype Games That Ended Up Ruining Your Engagement

There's not a gamer among us who hasn't been swept up in the hype of a much-anticipated video game. Hype can come in many forms of course, fostered by an intense marketing campaign, a devoted fanbase, or most often an unhealthy dose of both. While it's always tremendously satisfying when a game lives up to astronomical levels of hype - say, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Elden Ring - it's sadly far more common for games to fall short of the pre-release buzz. And sometimes this hype bubble can become aggressive, even toxic enough that it basically ends up ruining the experience. To be clear, we're not talking about hyped-up games that wound up terrible - like Daikatana or Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 - but games that still delivered a solid, fun time, but whose legacy has been immortalised as a deflating disappointment. Once a generation a game might manage to crawl out of the pit and rewrite its future - No Man's Sky being a frankly incredible example - but 99% of the time it's near-impossible to shift player perception once it's been set... (WhatCulture). Continue reading.

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