Personal most disappointing game of the year.
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@FutureCorpse yeah, I may have just answered this already other places and be remembering that. No biggie.
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@FutureCorpse said in Personal most disappointing game of the year.:
@ZyloWolfBane Prey's on my to play list. I love my immerse sims. What didn't you like about it out of interest?I've heard different options about it.
I wasn't into the story or scenery very much, the whole game had a very Bioshock vibe but wasn't nearly as interesting to explore, the powers/crafting was more of a hassle than it was worth most of the time, could've used a more simplistic approach, like Bioshock.
Otherwise my main gripes were on the technical side, it's had nothing but issues since day one, some patches made it worse, some introduced problems that didn't exist previously, it just never got much better. Like for me in particular aside from frequent crashes there was a pretty severe input delay which for a FPS isn't really fun to deal with.
I guess if I had waited till it was on sale maybe it wouldn't have bothered me as much as it did. (It's pretty cheap now far as I know now), my wife on the other hand who's also a Bioshock fan actually enjoyed it, but she didn't run into as many of the issues that I did.
@ZyloWolfBane Unfortunately a lot of new games are like that now. Buying them for half price a couple of months later is the best way to play them. I still like to support the devs but that's a bit foolish.
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Tried Undertale this year and honestly after hearing people praise it for what 2 years now, I figured I'd give it a shot once the PS4 version came out. Honestly I'm not seeing it, I've put maybe 4-5 hours into it before giving up. Maybe it's because the characters have been memed and Matt Patted to death but it's just not clicking with me.
Mass Effect Andromeda, picked up for $12 brand new, figured between all the patches it was finally at least stabilized. Maybe put 12ish hours in before giving up, however unlike Undertale where it felt like something wasn't clicking, this was more of a feeling like there was no soul or heart or anything put into, it was just a husk of a game with a brand attached to it.
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From most disappointing :
1- AC origins: i was expecting and amazing game i got an amazing world with a boring story and characters.
2- Shadow of war : alot of reused stuff from the first game plus the game needed another 3 months of qa.
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Unequivocally for me it's Mass Effect: Andromeda. I've gone on and on in the April Community Comments video as to why but the TLDR version: Bugs, glitches, online connectivity and general technical design are massive headaches.
Then there's Star Wars Battlefront II. A game where I went from excited to concerned to alarmed to absolutely not. Still haven't played it, and don't think I ever will. And that's a disappointment if there ever was one.
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I dunno if I'd call it disappointing but I just could not get into ARMS.
Also I guess Sonic Forces but when you go into it with low expectations to begin with does it really count as "disappointing?"
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For me it was Tekken 7. Story mode sucked, favourite character not in the game, online didn't work. I returned the game.
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Breath of the Wild wasn't a Zelda game and also wasn't the new style of open world game it seemed to be trying to be. The Zelda team left it in the same sort of blah middle ground that almost all open world games fall into where it's a bunch of content no more valid than a normal game spread out over way more playspace than they could actually make interesting.
So obviously the game that prolongued the absence of my favorite genre because Nintendo wanted that Skyrim money.
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As awesome this year was, i'd only one big disappointment, and that was Mass Effect Andromeda. As someone who loves the franchise, I was hyped for it.
It was easy to compare everything with the trilogy, I ended up nitpicking on every single thing. The story wasn't engaging enough, the Ryder twins were bland compared to Shepard and the support cast was just boring in general.
I didn't care much about facial animations, but the game was unfinished, such as annoying bugs, like getting stuck numerous times, floating enemies and framerate drops.
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Due to the name, I'm fairly convinced it is some sort of symptom of a much greater disease. Music is great, it looks beautiful but... I just wasn't thrown into a world of nostalgia like everyone else. The remix idea is neat in concept but it just made me wish I was playing the games the stages were originally from, not some strange mash-up. I realize I'm in the minority with this one but it just didn't do anything for me.
Mass effect: Andromeda comes first to mind. I didn't expect a lot,and it has very few moments of greatness, but overall it presents nothing interesting. Both story and characters are detentions of bland and even solitary nice views on the otherwise monotone world and fun combat can't save it.
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I think my most disappointing was Mass Effect Andromeda. I was looking forward to that game for so long, and now, I've never even played it. :( I even won a t-shirt on Twitter, and I've never purchased it.
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I don't think I've played anything I would say is bad, but Cuphead is likely the most disappointing game, although saying that it was disappointing for me is not right, as I honestly didn't expect much out of it outside of presentation, which is obviously great, but aside from that it was just ok.
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For me it was Arms. I love the game's style, and had fun with the test punch demo, but when I bought it, it just kind if fell flat for me in the end.
What I played:
Horizon Zero Dawn
I liked it at 1st but shortly after arriving in Meridian everything about it started to annoy me to the point of me selling the game.
What I havn't played:
Mass Effect Andromeda
As someone who adores the original trilogy (they were each my GotY of their release year) I still havn't bought it, I don't think I need to say more.
Minamik last edited by
I didn't play anything I hated this year, but most disappointing I'd say would be Life is Strange for it's....inconsequentiality...if that's a word, lol.
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Horizon zero Dawn literally did nothing but annoy me for the 10 hours I had with it. Felt like it tried to do 15 different things at once and none of them well.
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Zelda Breath of the Wild.
don't get me wrong it was a great game and really fun to explore the open world. But the story was so half arsed, the shrines themeing were all exactly the same as each other which got old fast and once you'd found each tower to completely fill out the map, done all of the divine beasts and found the Master Sword, the game just became extremely boring and i couldn't bring my self to bother finding enough shrines to be at a good number of Hearts to deafeat Ganon so i never actually bothered to finish the game.
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Yooka-Laylee, and I hate that people think it's even close to what Banjo Kazooie was and everyone's love for those games was just nostalgia afterall. No, those games hold up. Bosman even streamed the first not long ago and loved it. Yooka-Laylee was it's own special failure, mainly due to very pisspoor, unimaginative level design, partly to blame from the Kickstarter structure the game was funded on, but also very much simply a failure of the development team at Playtonic. Centralized thematic level design simply works better than big stretches of bland.
I'm not sure if it was the limitations of the N64 focusing their efforts before or the studio back then helping them make the great games they did, hell maybe they're just washed up and out of ideas today, but Yooka-Laylee completely lacks the charm of those old games. And yes you can still make a charming 3D Platformer today. Just look at A Hat in Time. Now those devs NAILED IT with probably a fraction of the budget, and I would even say they went as far as moving the entire genre forward with fresh interpretations of what a 3D Platforming level can be.
Speaking of budget, if you're making a tribute platformer to the N64 days, you don't need super crisp high definition assets. I've seen people make fun of indie games before for having an overall bland aesthetic to them after going for realistic looking assets, and I think Yooka-Laylee is one of the worst offenders in this sense. The Casino level in particular looks ridiculous.
But I mean I could go off listing a long list of every problem I have with the game and feeling of misdirection of the development behind it, but instead I'll just reiterate that Yooka-Laylee was absolutely, easily my biggest disappointment of 2017. And Grant Kirkhope, I love you man and know you were forced into this without being consulted on it first, but the new rap you made for Yooka-Laylee was just awful and not in the good way. The D64 one is infamous, not just for how silly it is, but for how original it was at the time and how well it fit the setting. This new rap, much like this game in general just sticks way too close to the original. It's better to take a chance and make something crazy and creative than try to piggyback off the past thing that worked.