The nine most overrated games of 2009

Named & shamed: the nine most overrated video games of 2009

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<h2>8. Braid (PS3)</h2><br><br>Some of you might think we’re being needlessly harsh by including Braid on this list. After all, it’s just a cheap little PSN download by a tiny independent developer &#8212; surely it deserves a (love) bone or two?<br><br>While we appreciate the Herculean effort it took to get Braid made (developer Jonathan Blow reportedly sunk his lifesavings into the project), we feel that some critics went a little overboard in their gushing praise. We think the universal acclaim Braid received says more about games journalists than the actual game itself: namely, that they mostly comprise of pompous Gen-X nerds who never got over 16-bit consoles. With the exception of Mario, 2D platformers are dead guys. Let it go.

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