What Actually Lived up to the Hype It Received? People Shared Their Thoughts.

We’re constantly bombarded with advertisements about all kinds of products, movies, music, and all types of other things.

But sometimes, believe it or not, things actually DO live up to the hype…

Or at least they do according to these AskReddit users.

Read on and see if you agree with them.

1. What would we do without it?

“The Internet.

In the early days when it stopped being solely for universities and government, people, media, etc. was unsure what to make of it and how useful it would be.”

2. Big time.

“Smartphones. Literally the majority of people have them.

Oh god, I remember thinking how ridiculous it was to have your phone, mp3 player, and camera all in one. If you lose your mp3 player, at least you can do the other stuff.”

3. Good shows.

“The miniseries Chernobyl.

Just watched it again last night for the umpteenth time.

Chernobyl and Band of Brothers are near perfect.”

4. Sci-Fi.

“The original Dune book series, was all my older brother talk about in high school and can say that while incredibly dense they really probed deep into questions on humanity and how we organize our society.

Highly recommend for all.”

5. Superstar.

“Lionel Messi.

Every time when an Argentine young player comes up he is hyped to be next Maradona. But many faded from half way in their career. Messi was hyped way too much in that regard from the age of 17.

Now almost at the end of his career, most of the football lovers and pundits consider him on par or above Maradona on footballing ability.”

6. Surprised by it.

“Iron Man (2008).

“Alright, a movie made by Marvel, how bad could it be?””

7. For the gamers.

“The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64.

The first 3D entries for legendary games? I’d say they lived up to the hype.”

8. Turns out…

“Windows 95.

I remember all the advertising and training classes at work.

Turns out it had a lot of good features, including the “start” button.”

9. Radical!

“Heelies. I saw a kid roll in with them the other day.

I’m 23 and all I could think about was how much cooler this 11 year old was than me.”

10. All kinds of music.

“Spotify Premium.

For my money, it’s the single best app that exists currently. I’m sure for someone else it’s different… but I probably use Spotify ~6 hrs every day.

Some days it’s on from the time I wake up until I go to bed. The access to virtually everything is amazing.”

11. Legend.

“Lebron James.

“The chosen one” as a 17 year old high school student, man did he deliver. The only argument around is the MJ or Lebron one.

To even be in the discussion for GOAT is living up to the hype.”

12. Have you played it?


I still remember all the great trailers set to Bobby Darin’s “Beyond the Sea” and how cool the plasmids looked and the flooded art deco aesthetic.

Then the game turned out to be even better than expected.”

13. Very true.


At the beginning it was seen as a nice gimmicky feature, but unusable.

Like AR glasses right now.”

What do you think lived up to the hype?

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