the worst game you ever played!
for me,a goddamm awful point&clicker called NECRONOMICON-it turned my brain to mush!-whats yours?
VIVA PINIATA SUCKS!!!!
FARCRY IS KIND OF STUPID!!!!
BURGERKINGS SNEAK KING SUCKS NOODLES!!!!
STARCRAFT EATS BALLS!!!
TOO MANY CANT THINK!!!
wow, the way you elaborated so eloquently on the games you listed as slightly disliking has me gasping for air, my brain trying desperately to process all the information you've given us at a rate reasonable enough to give me the ability to comprehend it. Not only that but the way you used the standard text so masterfully I'll be astonished if you don't receive a pulitzer prize in the area of literature for this post alone.
All I can add is that I hope you remain here for an extended period of time, brightening our little community with your excellence in writing. You sir, are like a ray of sunshine on an otherwise gloomy day.
Jeff, are you aware how much a new sarcasm-o-meter(tm) costs? So please, think of the little people next time.
Originally Posted by Jeff
Pulling no punches...
Nibiru: Age of Secrets (the name says it all)
Bad enough to be a cult hit.
How it scored so highly at Gamespot is a total mystery— I think the review must have been some kind of private joke (Black Mirror is about ten times as good (at a push, Black Mirror may possibly even be worth playing)).
If you ever need cheering up, download the Nibiru: Age of Secrets demo (you'll swear that when asked for I.D. he showed the soldier his wang) and then wonder incredulous at the fact that people actually seek to play games that are just this bad.
Last edited by Hatesink; 04-09-2007 at 04:06 AM.
The Getaway on PS2
I thought it was going to be like GTA3 but in London but how wrong was I? Very!
The whole thing (I say that having not bothering to finish it) was bloody awful. The so called "SAT-NaV like detail" of London was nothing like and being from London was always trying to se roads that weren't actually in the game.
The whole concept of London gangsters is crap anyway and I'm glad I didn't buy it and just played my bro's copy instead.
Oh btw FarCry rocks ur mental ilovebioshock :P
How beautifully articulated,the overt manner in which the author expressed his dislike of said software is utterly mesmerising!
Originally Posted by ^ilovebioshock!
You know sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, right? Enough already, the point has been made.
Let's move on and discuss games.
SiN 1: poor level design, entire underwater levels (and by that I mean swimming) , weak AI, rats that came up to you and started eating your toes, and an annoying sidekick (note to developers and directors: if the protagonist(s) find the sidekick irritating, odds are, so does the player/audience).
SiN Episode 1: poor pacing (eg: after beating a boss monster, you're thrown straight into another firefight), vision blur/control drift from a mutagen overload has fatal consequences in a firefight, Elexis's bra carries too much weight (ie: it was like her cleavage was more important in terms of what I spent my money on than the plot, gameplay, and level design).
Starsky & Hutch: a driving game with poor physics and worse collsion detection. Nuff' said.
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Red Faction II.
So bad it's not even worth discussing why, it's just bad. Yeah.
hmm i liked Black Mirror because it has a great atmosphere , but Nibiru was really lame the puzzles were just bad... i liked the setting though.
Originally Posted by Hatesink
i couldn't express it better... don't even dare to touch the game-cd.
Originally Posted by Silent Film
Mary-Kate and Ashley's Sweet 16 game on ps2... (5-ish years ago)my ex-girlfriend bought it thinking that maybe there would be a video game she would like... well.... wrong.
Recently? I'd have to say Gauntlet Seven Sorrows on PS2. While the background on it looked gorgeous, the levels were almost entirely linear.
But worst ever? Probably this PC game called Shattered Light published by Simon & Schuster Interactive so that oughtta tell you something. Infact, I think it may have given me cancer.
To be honest I only played the demos for those two games, but if the demo was an example of how good Nibiru gets, I definitely wouldn't play it.
Originally Posted by jackinthebox
As for Black Mirror, I was being more harsh than I should have been. It was pretty good. I don't really like 3rd person adventures, but Black Mirror is one I probably will end up playing. I just don't understand why it got such a bad rap at gamespot. It's clearly one of the better, if not the best of that crop of Adventure Company titles (although I must admit my experience of their latest releases is a little limited).
Another bad game:
Voodoo Vince. The game itself is good, and setting and music is great, but Vince's character really detracts from the game— he's just got such a lousy personality it's vaguely sickening. Listening to one-liners like "Time for a dirt nap" over and over again is just kind of soul destroying in a very subtle way. At one point I actually searched for an option to turn his voice off.
Edit: I enjoyed Far Cry, but it felt like a broken stealth game tweaked into something new, for necessity's sake. It felt to me like no one would sit down a plan a game that plays quite like Far Cry. It also felt like a lot of it's success came from the fact that it was in some ways a break from the norm.
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probably the worst games i've played are:
Age of empires: the age of kings DS
metroid prime pinball (DS)
and the whole spiro series was kinda lame as well.
generally, i follow reviews of games before i consider buying them, and i usually dont go below the 8/10 mark on any of the review sites. this way, i play decent games. AOE was an exception because it scored highly, but it is a turn-based strategy. I HATE TURN BASED STRATEGY GAMES (the only ones i may play from time to time are the advance wars series, but i dont like them either).
I also hate sports and racing games.
Recently I was forced to return Just Cause - it's a game that just doesn't want to be played. It shrugs you off, casually, like an insect. Every time you attempt to do anything sand-boxy and fun, it just sticks two fingers up and yawns non-commital like.
It's too easy to get into a police chase, yet near-impossible to die or become challenged by one, unless you decide you're bored of said chase and want to try something new. Then it becomes impossible to lose the chase. Ever.
Your character runs at exactly 2mph, and there is no sprint button. So when your car inevetably hits one of the many tree-stumps and minor hills that dot the countryside, and you end up at the bottom of a cliff with a smoking write-off, watching him jog for half an hour before reaching civilisation is almost as boring as... well... nope. Can't think of anything.
You will spend 75% of your time doing the above.
Parachuting from aircraft is fun exactly once. Then it becomes a useless gimick.
As does car-jumping and all the other rediculous stunts.
Buggy physics cause all manor of irritating moments: for instance, why won't my Monster Truck drive over this tiny Mini? Instead it's just sitting, embraced in some twisted car union, rear wheels twitching.
Everybody goes on about how beautifull it looks (and quite often, it does). But some of the things I saw...
On two or three occasions, due to some missing polygons, I could see right through the floor, into The Void.
Police would quite frequently just appear, as if by magic, right before my eyes. In Helecopters.
Ever notice how the surf effect of the waves crashing on the beach, actually crashes some 10ft above the surface of the land? Well after spending countless hours scrabbling around at the bottom of shear cliff faces, I noticed it quite a lot.
I'm sure everybody's also noticed how, when adopting the Stunt Position(tm) on a helecopter, your body safely passes straight through the deadly spinning rotor blades like a ghost, rather than returning to it's component atoms in a savage whirlwind of razor-sharp steel.
There's more, I'm sure.
Wanna do more than just fetch-and-carry or so-simple-it's-boring-assasination quests? Tough titty.
Anyway. It's just a god-damn Frustration Simulator.
I also quit playing Just Cause, mainly because it had a dumbass story with dumbass characters. But the flying part and skydiving I miss even today. You could get up to a few kilometers high and actually see the whole (huge) gameworld while slowly freefalling. Also, seeing the night turn into day while dropping like rock through the sweet 3d clouds was unprecedented. The aircraft were very easy to control and flying close to the ground, doing all kinds of stunts among the skyscrapers was deeelicious.
Now the worst game I've ever played was probably Halo. Might have been worse ones like Shade: Wrath of Angels, but Halo annoys me even more because garbage like that does not deserve to be so popular under any circumstances. If anyone disagrees, I'm not really up for a debate cause it's been years since I played it and I can barely remember any details. Only my disgust remained.
EDIT: laughable grammar mistakes
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i was at the games convention in Germany and i listened to some guy from Eidos playing Just Cause in a live presentation... he did that helicopter stunt and everybody was like: "what the...?!"
Originally Posted by LowEnergyCycle
but he just smiled and said: "i do not recommend doing that at home."
And that's a good enough excuse for shoddy game design?! That's just plain lazy, in my book at least. I know they were going after a more Arcade-style of play and everything, but it just seems like they totally botched where, how and with what pen to draw the line with.
Originally Posted by jackinthebox
Well I recomend his exact advice for anybody thinking about playing Just Cause
What is the worst game you ever purchased?
Key word here is purchased. When have you spent your hard earned money on a load of crap?
For me, its exceedingly rare for me to buy a game and not like it, mainly because I always do a ton of research before buying and I'm quite particular about what I play.
Worst game I ever purchased:
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident
The gameplay was actually pretty good, as were the reviews, but the game was full of bugs and crashed about every 30 min. In fact there were so many bugs that it was impossible to progress through the game at certain difficulty levels. Bad game, bad game!
does $6 count as a lot of money cause i bought the Sneak King game from burger king and it was a total turdy lump of crapppp
need i say why it sucked
*hides* Shrek... the original for the Xbox...
I bought Red Steel and then sent it back a month later even though I only played it for one day, that is not the worst game I owned the worst games I ever owned was Spyro: Orange (but I didn't buy it I got it as a gift and it was bundled with Metroid Zero Mission, I sold it a few weeks ago to put money down on the limited Edition of Bioshock)
Yeah, everyone thought that game would be so cool and it totally blew.
Originally Posted by Poison17
"Touch the Dead" for the DS. Don't even touch this game, (no pun intended ). Biggest waste of money in a long time for me.
yea i thought the sword slashes could go anywhere but it turns out they were like diagnol up down and left right
Originally Posted by Mr.Bubblez
Probably Deus Ex: Invisible War.
Interviewer: "Why didn't you release it with a Quick Save feature."
Harvey Smith: "Um... We forgot."
More likely, they forgot that they were making a game for PC as well as console.
let's see...need for speed 2 for the DS. It was awful.
The worst, for me hands-down, was Predator: Concrete Jungle for the PS2. I thought this was going to be a gem, but low and behold, IT BLEW.
I don't know why I did not do research for this one.
It's not like it's a crap, but it's the only game I have bought that I don't play and haven't finished.
probably speed thief an insignificant race made by a nobody developer, played it once for 5 minutes and never touched it again.
that said has anyone here purchased big rigs? you know just to say you own it?
hah i remember the gamespot review. if everyone had played that game this thread would be boring
Originally Posted by LordLeckie
too true but still, you have to think what the hell were the developers thinking??? but then i read the wikipedia article on the company Stellar stone LLC which apparently has a habit of hiring crappy russian devs.
check it out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_Stone_LLC
age of empires: the age of kings for DS
Necronomicon-like attempting to pull your own teeth out!
Master of Orion 3... Total, total trash. Unlike previous versions you've no real sense of control, the AI does most of the work for you. Worst of all if you want to micro manage anything (like say a border outpost to get it off the ground quicker) you end up being punished for it.
Running a close second are the UFO games... not a patch on Xcom, buggy as hell on release and malware copyright protection thrown in for kicks.
Really I could rant all day on either of the above.
SiN (the original). I bought it with SiN Episode 1 (which wasn't much better) as I thought the bundle was a good deal. I knew it had lost the HL1 in the Great FPS War of '96, but I had no idea of how badly it had been beaten.
Sigh.... Ultima Underworld for PocketPC. A very kludgy port, very much unsuitable for PPC interface. I loved the original on the PC, and thought I'd get a version I can play on the go, but it turned out pretty much unplayable.
Fate of Atlantis and Ultima 9.