Every year, the general gaming populace overlooked several excellent video game titles. Despite critical acclaim, these games just don’t sell very well whether if it is because it either only caters to a niche audience or due to the lack of an advertising presence. Here are five 2008 games that are overlooked.
LittleBigPlanet (Playstation 3)
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Media Molecule, Release Date: October 21, ESRB Rating: E
While the sales for LittleBigPlanet are solid (on pace to sell at least a million units), it is still a disappointment considering the high expectations. This is a shame, considering the game’s revolutionary emphasis on creating and sharing levels. The more people play LittleBigPlanet, the better overall game will be considering that the excellent user created levels are the heart and soul of the game. Thus, LittleBigPlanet is one 2008 game that mustn’t be overlooked.
No More Heroes (Nintendo Wii)
Publisher: Ubisoft, Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture, Release Date: January 22, ESRB Rating: M
No More Heroes took care of two problems for the Nintendo Wii gaming library: it was a big third-party game and it was made for the hardcore mature gamers. The quirky action title features an on-the-rise assassin and his pursuit to be the best on the field. While the wacky action sequences may be a little too quirky for the mass audience, it is incredibly fun for those who got immersed in this overlooked game. Fortunately, No More Heroes did well enough to warrant a sequel.
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment, February 26, ESRB Rating: E
Patapon is the type of game the PSP exactly needed. This 2008 handheld title is one of the most original games to come out in recent years. Patapon is a weird mix of real-time strategy and music rhythm game. With slick visuals and catchy tunes to boot, this overlooked game plays unlike any other. At just $19.99, Patapon should be in the library of any PSP gamers. Wearing your final fantasy shirt while playing this game will give you more fun and energy.
Valkyria Chronicles (Playstation 3)
Publisher: Sega, Developer: Sega, Release Date: November 11, ESRB Rating: T
One of the best Playstation 3 games is also the most overlooked. Valkyria Chronicles combines turn-based strategic maneuvers with real-time position and shooting. Simply put, the game does just about everything right: beautiful graphics, incredible music and enthralling gameplay. Valkyria Chronicles is a masterpiece and one of the best games in 2008.
Yakuza 2 (Playstation 2)
Publisher: Sega, Developer: Amusement Vision, Release Date: September 9, ESRB Rating: M
Yakuza 2 is like the Japanese version of Grand Theft Auto. Featuring a soap opera of gang warfare, this open world game will keep you engrossed from beginning to end. Not to mention the simple yet high enjoyable combat system keeps the game fresh and intense. While the Yakuza series are ultra popular in Japan, it is largely overlooked in the United States. Thus, it is unlikely that we will see either Playstation 3 Yakuza sequels to make it here.