Top 10 Video Games, Movies and Shows That Are Greatly Overrated Due to Their Nostalgia Factors


The Top Ten

1 Titanic (Film)

If you thought that Titanic was a disgrace to the Titanic, wait until you see the animated Titanic trilogy.

This film doesn't relate to the book that much

More overrated than Frozen. More overrated than Avatar if that is even possible. - 445956

No, this movie is a masterpiece. - PeeledBanana

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2 Final Fantasy VII

What, one of the best games - PeeledBanana

Final Fantasy VII is overrated across the board, and a colossal spit in the face to RPG fans. It shed the quintessential elements that made is predecessors great in favor of neurotic melodrama that doesn't work well by any standard, anime tropes, and character types presented as if to appeal to weeaboos and aspies. The overall plot had potential, but basically turned into an emo kid's "emotional struggle." The characters can easily be defined: edgy kid protagonist, black guy replete with stereotypes, pretty boy supervillain to appease the fangirls, and chick we're supposed to care about later because she dies. The sci-fi concepts presented are a joke, and don't hold a candle to that of Chrono Trigger. The battle system is a let down, and the cutscenes make The Joy of Painting seem entertaining. There's also some political crap later on, but it's not
particularly captivating because somebody at Square back in the day forgot to write a script. It's practically West Side Story with an ...more - TruthProphet

3 Pokémon Red

Very little replay value. Also, Charizard isn't that powerful. - TruthProphet

A perfect example of how nostalgia clouds judgement - Frouze

Pokemon red is extremely adorable and great!

Regular Charizard sucks. I can defeat him with Stone Edge in one hit and then Charizard dies bye bye.

Seriously though, this game is boring now. Why would you play this when there are tons of other Pokemon Games.

4 Super Smash Bros. Melee

Brawl is better because of Project M.

I 100% agree. Melee fans will insult SSBB and SSB4 because it was made afer them. The fans are the kind of people who leave ranting bad reviews at the day of release that are basically there to say that Melee is better. Yes, Brawl wouldn't exist without Melee, but that does not automatically mean it is better. Besides, SSBM was secret (hence the 'Project M' a visitor put), so Nintendo didn't know what fans wanted, unlike later SSB titles. Any time I see a crazy Melee fan I just want to leave. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

5 The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

Compared to Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword, as well as other fantasy games like Final Fantasy XII, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Xenoblade Chronicles, this game just doesn't hold up anymore.

I didn't even know this game existed until I started watching video game YouTubers years back. I thought, "Why does this always have the best gameplay, the best graphics, or the best storyline? " I think people are blinded by nostalgia. Kinda like a food/drink you used to love as a kid, but when you try it as a teen it's okay or you maybe even hate it. The people who worship this game do not have that thought process, it is only good because they grew up with it. The first Zelda game isn't even as popular as this one! I have sadly never played a Zelda game, but even I know this is overrated.
Get The Legend Of Zelda: Overrated Of All Time to #1! - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Heck, in retrospect, I would say that Undertale actually kind of deserved to beat Ocarina Of Time in that stupid GameFaqs poll.

Or maybe that stupid poll shouldn't have even existed in the first place because there is really no such thing as THE best game ever, regardless of Undertale being a goddamned phenomenal and beautiful storytelling experience of a game.

I guess what I'm really trying to say here is that it really doesn't take much of a game to beat Ocarina Of Time by today's standards, you know? :/ - xandermartin98

There's tons of much better games than it (Megaman X4, Azure Striker Gunvolt 1 & 2, etc.) in my opinion. - PerfectImpulseX

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6 Mega Man Legends

More overrated than Mega Man 2 and Mega Man X in my opinion. - PerfectImpulseX

7 Star Wars

"Space opera." How do those two words make any sense when you put them side by side? - TruthProphet

The most overrated franchise in existence but I still respect it's special place in history. - PerfectImpulseX

Yes. But I can't say the same for Empire Strikes Back. - BeatlesFan1964

Star Wars? More like ‘Large Bore’. -_-

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8 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable more.

The battles are too drawn out and the plot is contrived. On top of that, it seems like Akira Toriyama needs to give every character a power that will enable them to blow up the universe 50 times. - TruthProphet

9 Street Fighter II
10 Shrek

A really dumb, gross movie about butts, poop, as farts. Older people say ALL T.V. shows have toilet humor, but this is the worst kind. The plot was generic, I guessed who the love interest was the second Fiona was introduced, and the meme is not even funny. AT ALL.
Then they spam this garbage to no end, and they're on their what, FOURTH Shrek?!?!?! This movie series is milked more than Ice Age and Alpha and Omega COMBINED!

How did this get here?

This is stealing, A lot of stealing!

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11 Pokémon Gold/Silver
12 As Told by Ginger As Told by Ginger As Told by Ginger is an American animated television series aimed at teenagers, produced by Klasky-Csupo and aired on Nickelodeon.

What a boring, teen-pandering rip-off of Arthur. - PerfectImpulseX

13 Spongebob Squarepants
14 Voltron
15 Will & Grace Will & Grace Will & Grace is an American sitcom created by Max Mutchnick and David Kohan about the relationship between best friends Will Truman (Eric McCormack), a gay lawyer, and Grace Adler (Debra Messing), a straight interior designer. It was broadcast on NBC from September 21, 1998 to May 18, 2006, for a total more.

If you take your nostalgia goggles off, you'll find out it's pretty unfunny and offensive to gay people. - PerfectImpulseX

16 Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs

What is that - PeeledBanana

17 Monty Python and the Holy Grail
18 Banjo-Kazooie
19 Harry Potter

The first four books were excellent, don't get me wrong, but good luck finding anyone who will admit that the latter half of the series was even one iota less good.

Nope I read them for the first time this year at age 12 and finished at age 13 and still loved them

20 Pokémon (Anime)
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