The timing of an unpopular hot take can be a dangerous game. Wanted to scorn The Last Of Us back when it released? Immediate ejection. Tried to insult Pokemon at the inception of its insane popularity? Now you’re just being silly.
The ever-evolving power of hindsight however allows unpopular hot takes to gain power and sustenance - with absurd thoughts morphing into something, dare we say, worth listening to?
So when we asked the GINX community about their unpopular gaming opinions, there were some which carried weight - like questioning whether 2D Sonic was ever worth our nostalgia in the first place, or why DmC: Devil May Cry isn’t considered among the best in the series.
There were, of course, some arrest-worthy discrepancies. 3D Mario games overrated? Pokemon is garbage? There’s a glitch in the system sir, the people are wrong.
Was Sonic The Hedgehog even that good? (Picture: SEGA)
There was also some love for overlooked titles, with WA VE on Facebook, writing: “Assassin’s Creed Unity is the best in the series.”
Misel Banko also claimed Crysis is the best video game series ever, while Ade Chandra Hasibuan wanted to dampen the hype around the Final Fantasy series, stating it’s overrated.
Adam Thomas was hot on his heels with Final Fantasy takes, writing: “Final Fantasy VIII was incredible, and Final Fantasy IX was confusing and ultimately unsatisfying.”
You can check out a range of hot opinions below.
-brawl > melee (both competitively and casually).— Sam (@novetto_) May 12, 2020
-fps’s are infinitely more interesting and enjoyable as singleplayer experiences then multiplayer.
-mobile games have amoung the highest potential for innovaton of any platform.
-pokemon is GARBAGE. https://t.co/93m6FyMvgb
Mario Kart 64>Mariokart 7— Y3SHUA (@Yeshiiiee) May 12, 2020
-All Pokémon games are good in own way expect black/white where the designs were just ehh— Whiffy (@WhiffyOdin) May 12, 2020
- Mario games are meh
- Halo as a whole is boring
- GTA franchise is trash
-most Nintendo games are only bought cause there Nintendo and not cause there good
-smite is better than lol
-DmC is miles better than DMC4— RustSka (@RustSka) May 12, 2020
-Mario Galaxy is boring and awkward
-Animal Crossing is the stupidest game concept in the mainstream and survives solely off of consumerism
-2D Sonic was never good
-Flareon is the coolest eeveelution https://t.co/W8GzLH3Uth
- There's never been a truly great Sonic game— Omar (Meez) 🇨🇦 (@The_Meezus) May 12, 2020
- Tales of > Final Fantasy (except 6 & 7)
- Halo Reach > Halo 2 https://t.co/vKAF9PnTlE
-Tokyo Mirage is the best RPG on switch right now— Varsity (@Varsity_SSB) May 12, 2020
-Melee will fade out of relevance in a few years time
-ORAS was the last good Pokémon game
-All Mario games are overrated to some extent https://t.co/M9vtYg3row
I thought Fallout 76 was a good game even before the wastelanders DLC #HotTakes— Amy (@Northerner24) May 12, 2020
I’m not playing anything on a higher difficulty than “normal” UNLESS a achievement or trophy 🏆 is attached. 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/CMaim8S6dd— Dapper Tux (@Dapper_Tux) May 11, 2020
If you want to get involved, you can add your flammable hot takes to the comments below or keep an eye on GINX’s Twitter for the next discussion topic.