Lowest Rated Game This Gen That You Enjoyed



  • @naltmank Previous gen, but will agree.
    Also, playing the game with all health bars and damage displays active makes it feel more like a CV. Really enjoyed my time with it.



  • Back, because I finally thought of a real answer to the question of this topic. Super Bomberman R has a much deserved 62 on Metacritic, given it was low-budget yet overpriced hot garbage at launch, but they've since fixed the majority of the issues with the game and done tons of free content updates with lots of fun crossover characters with unique abilities and even added a new world for the campaign, a whole original new mode for multiplayer, and many new maps. I still wouldn't recommend it for $50, but if you can find it on sale for $20-30 or less I'd say bite if you like Bomberman, especially if you want to play Bomberman locally with friends.

    I don't know if it was rushed or just the saddest little budget was given to it before launch, but it was one of the rougher games in recent history I can think of. Was 30 FPS but is now thankfully a solid 60. Had horrible camera angles but now there's multiple good options for that. They were using a free movement system at launch that made navigating the grid levels feel extremely weird and bad and wrong, but they patched that back to directional movement to give back the classic Bomberman feel needed for high level play while only keeping the free movement for the campaign boss arena battles where it makes more sense. The humanoid bosses in the campaign were completely unbalanced at launch and played like masterful expert robots, but they've toned those down so they're not only beatable through exploiting AI loopholes anymore. The currency needed to continue when you died during the campaign and how much it rewarded for beating worlds was completely out of whack and brutal as hell, but now it is much more forgiving and easier to earn in-game currency to buy in-game shop unlocks. Thankfully, there's no microtransactions and never were any for this game.

    The game surely exceeded expectations, honestly in large part to being a Switch launch title, and it seems Konami loosened the strings on the coinpurse for the old Hudson Soft devs they hired to work on it after seeing such success. Game later got ported to everything else, including PC, with exclusive crossover characters for every platform. While it still isn't even close to the best the Bomberman series has ever been, the niche following is just happy to have classic Bomberman back period. Doing any research beforehand you could kind of tell it wasn't going to be the best game, but I'm still glad I bought it Day 1, and I hope this leads to more Bomberman games in the future. It would be great to see them do another adventure style one.

    Clearly Bomberman doesn't carry the explosive clout he had back during the 90s to early 00s anymore these days as he only made it into Super Smash Bros. as an assist trophy, but he's still a gaming icon nonetheless! I still believe there's a place in the industry for the character and the style of games. Super Bomberman R at launch was a stumble, but they caught themselves enough to at least support the fans who bought it, so hopefully all this will lead to another game that they can properly knock out of the park from launch and remind people why all this used to be so popular.



  • Oh shit I didn't read the gen part. My bad.



  • @mbun I love myself some Bomberman and have just been waiting for a good sale on R to pick it up. Glad to hear they fixed all that stuff.

    Also just throwing it out there that Bomberman Hero has the greatest soundtrack of all time.

    Youtube Video



  • Looking at Metacritic, it would appear to be Syberia 3 and Homefront: Revolution. I'm just glad I pay the site no attention to be honest.



  • @sheria I actually bought Homefront Revolution at the recommendation of another forumite, and after seeing the huge amount of fixes they made to the game in Digital Foundry comparisons.
    Haven't had a chance to try it though. Might give it a go soon.



  • @el-shmiablo said in Lowest Rated Game This Gen That You Enjoyed:

    @sheria I actually bought Homefront Revolution at the recommendation of another forumite, and after seeing the huge amount of fixes they made to the game in Digital Foundry comparisons.
    Haven't had a chance to try it though. Might give it a go soon.

    I'm actually surprised by how much I enjoyed it, the shooting is solid and the game paces itself really well for an open world game. There's definitely some repetition there, but I found it addictive none the less; it made me keen to take over all territories anyway. Give it a shot, It might not be award winning, but I think it'll surprise you.



  • I cant think any low rated game i enjoyed this gen. because i dont consider 7/10 a low.

    @sheria said in Lowest Rated Game This Gen That You Enjoyed:

    @el-shmiablo said in Lowest Rated Game This Gen That You Enjoyed:

    @sheria I actually bought Homefront Revolution at the recommendation of another forumite, and after seeing the huge amount of fixes they made to the game in Digital Foundry comparisons.
    Haven't had a chance to try it though. Might give it a go soon.

    I'm actually surprised by how much I enjoyed it, the shooting is solid and the game paces itself really well for an open world game. There's definitely some repetition there, but I found it addictive none the less; it made me keen to take over all territories anyway. Give it a shot, It might not be award winning, but I think it'll surprise you.

    homefront is unfinished and broken. it could have been good if made by some better developer rather than haze developers.

    Youtube Video

    im surpried you like it.



  • @b-cell said in Lowest Rated Game This Gen That You Enjoyed:

    I cant think any low rated game i enjoyed this gen. because i dont consider 7/10 a low.

    @sheria said in Lowest Rated Game This Gen That You Enjoyed:

    @el-shmiablo said in Lowest Rated Game This Gen That You Enjoyed:

    @sheria I actually bought Homefront Revolution at the recommendation of another forumite, and after seeing the huge amount of fixes they made to the game in Digital Foundry comparisons.
    Haven't had a chance to try it though. Might give it a go soon.

    I'm actually surprised by how much I enjoyed it, the shooting is solid and the game paces itself really well for an open world game. There's definitely some repetition there, but I found it addictive none the less; it made me keen to take over all territories anyway. Give it a shot, It might not be award winning, but I think it'll surprise you.

    homefront is unfinished and broken. it could have been good if made by some better developer rather than haze developers.

    Youtube Video

    im surpried you like it.

    I picked it up day one, but played quite a bit later. I didn't receive any big issues at all myself, in fact it all played really smoothly.



  • @iboshow lol my bad. I'm still living in last gen.