"Bad" Games that You Love


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    Deadly Premonition. Anyone who says it's bad isn't wrong, but god there's so much other goodness in there that they aren't quite right either

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  • Everyone has seemingly hated the "Musou" series for as long as I can remember, and I've been buying every single game, every remake, every Empires/Extreme/etc edition and literally anything "Musou".

    And I'll probably never stop, it's my one guilty pleasure in the gaming world.



  • I actually quite like Silent Hill Homecoming. Is it the best in the series no? Does it lose it's way sometimes? Yes. But it does have a good sense of general horror and tried to build on the history of the town. Plus, the boss designs are great.

    It's not an amazing game, but I think it gets bashed a lot more than it deserves.



  • Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is an incredible game. I go back and play it just about every year. Yeah, I guess you could let the history of the game's release offend you and affect your opinion of it, but it's a fun trip, and does exactly what it was created to do.



  • @Inflorescence I never understood the hatred of that one! :D



  • @ZyloWolfBane I've only recently found out everyone seems to hate the musou games. They're not masterpieces but they are tons of fun. Warriors Orochi is still my fave.



  • @Inustar said in "Bad" Games that You Love:

    @ZyloWolfBane I've only recently found out everyone seems to hate the musou games. They're not masterpieces but they are tons of fun. Warriors Orochi is still my fave.

    Funny enough I played Dynasty Warriors 2 at a demo stand in a CompUSA when the PS2 was still recently released, and this is from a guy who grew up with ROTK games, so this genre blew my mind, wanted a PS2 so bad just for that.

    And it's been an addiction ever since lol.



  • NieR.

    The game is complete shit, the story is trite, the gameplay is undeveloped and repetitive, environments are dull, but the soundtrack cemented its position as one of my favourite games of all-time.

    I've honestly never seen a game redeemed so much by its soundtrack.



  • @ZombieProof said in "Bad" Games that You Love:

    With the way the internet's been acting, Mighty No. 9 dripped out of kthulu's @$$hole, riddled with maggots and bubbling in puss.

    I haven't played it, but that description alone deserves an upvote.



  • The first Witcher game.

    I love that game and I had the shittiest time trying to play it, the city textures didn't load in for me, so it'd be a bunch of floating people and Geralt running around in mid air and I memorized how to get around without being able to see where everything was while in the first area you get into in the city (the like slum distract) and where all the doors were and used the map to guess if there were stairs. The inside of buildings and every other environment worked fine but not the slum area of the city.

    And I still love that game. It's stupidly irrational love of something I had such a hard and bad time playing but maybe my love comes from the stubbornness that game inspired in me, I refused to not play my bugged out as hell copy and learnt to love it.



  • Tharsis got some pretty lackluster reviews, but I enjoy it quite a bit. Yes, it's punishingly difficult. Yes, it's largely based on luck (it's a dice game, after all). But with careful play and a good understanding of the rules, it's totally winnable. You just have to make good decisions and have a streak of moderately good luck. If it was any easier, it wouldn't be fun.



  • @Sazime Hey the series is getting a new game with that classic style! Great choice that is filled with gooey gooey FMV cheese.



  • @BogusMeatFactory I think it was think like Megarace that predicated me getting into some of the cheesier sci-fi things out there like Lexx.



  • I love Dragon Age 2 and a lot of people hate in it.

    I also love the Sonic/Shadow levels in Sonic Adventure 2 which gets a lot of criticism (though mostly for the other parts of the game it has to be said).

    Lastly, I really liked Phantasy Star III.



  • Ah I got one that isn't kusoge, many people seem to hate Deus Ex: Invisible War, I think it's great.



  • I think it's all to easy to label something "bad". I've been thinking about an answer for a few minutes, but couldn't think of anything. I've played some true shockers in my time, ones truly worthy of being called bad, I don't like any of them though. While they have a reputation, the likes of Nier, Alpha Protocol. Deadly Premonition etc aren't even close to bad.

    I know what you're asking for, and as easy as it would be for me to just say something like...oh I don't know, Lair? (which yes, I enjoyed), I just don't want to reinforce a reputation that I already feel is inaccurate.



  • My love of skateboarding has led me to endure a great share of terrible skateboarding games. I've always found a way to enjoy a skateboarding game no matter how terrible it was. I managed to pick up all of its intricacies and loved each game for their own reasons.

    This includes MTV Skateboarding for game boy color/PSX/dreamcast, evolution skateboarding, espn skateboarding, street sk8r, etc.



  • @WiedThin said in "Bad" Games that You Love:

    I don't think it can be controversial just to like something y'know. If you want to argue that a game is good then you might start something. Arguing about "mechanics" and "quality" just makes people all hot and heavy but I'm all about people liking the things that they like. I loved StarWars Battlefront 2016 even if it "lacked content" (which is a weird complaint haha).

    I like Overwatch but imo that game doesn't have even the amount of content Battlefront does. I don't understand why Overwatch is supposedly so much better.

    I very much like Battlefront and I wouldn't consider that a bad game at all.



  • I think soul caliber 4 is the best soul caliber.
    It has better character creation then 3.
    Its the most balanced IMO.
    It has a deeper move pool then 5.

    I also think soul caliber 3 is the best soul caliber.
    It has the most characters by far.
    Armor does not break off of custom character like in 4.
    it has a deeper move pool then 5.
    Has a single player rts style campaign.

    2 is over rated, attacks are stiffed and move pool is small, small roster. It was fun at the time but the future iterations are just better.
    5 replaced half the cast. And its online stopped working for me after the first week no matter what I did.



  • @matt said in "Bad" Games that You Love:

    My love of skateboarding has led me to endure a great share of terrible skateboarding games. I've always found a way to enjoy a skateboarding game no matter how terrible it was. I managed to pick up all of its intricacies and loved each game for their own reasons.

    This includes MTV Skateboarding for game boy color/PSX/dreamcast, evolution skateboarding, espn skateboarding, street sk8r, etc.

    Oh man this so much:
    Disney's Skateboarding
    Tony Hawk Proving Ground (actually better than most other open world ones because this one was so buggy sometimes that was good enough for a fun time)
    Skate 1 (imo the worst one because the controls didn't even work HALF the time which is like the bare minimum functionality a game needs)