Popularity is a real minefield to traverse, isn’t it? If you’re not popular, well, nobody likes you. If you are popular, certain people will pop up who dislike you simply because you’re popular. These are your ‘haters’ and you’re quite proud of them, in an odd, twisted way.
The issue is, popularity makes things quite intrusive. For instance, when a show, video game or movie becomes super big, it’s suddenly absolutely everywhere. It’s easy to become tired of all the memes, references and constant talk about them. If said media then doesn’t live up to the hype, we consider it overrated through no fault of its own. After all, it's simply impossible to please everybody, and negative opinions can be infectious.
On top of all of this, it can simply be cool to hate something. You don't always need to have watched or played something to get caught up in the negativity.
Here are some video games that clearly fall into that category. Each of them have their legitimate problems, as all games do, but many don’t tend to focus on these while they’re bashing away at their reputations.