December 10, 2007
Question of the Week: What was the Worst Game You Played in 2007?
I was starting to put together my list of "best games of 2007" when I thought to myself, "wow, this is pretty damn easy. In fact, the hardest part is trying to decide the order of the list and which games to keep on my list of best games of 2007."
What is much more interesting is what were the worst games of 2007? What games did you immedately regret buying and playing this year?
So this week's question is, "What was the worst game that you played in 2007?"
For me I would have to say it was Brave Story: New Traveler for the PSP. Not that this game was totally horrible and beyond redemption, but it was just so damn boring. You know you're in trouble when you start to fall asleep during the combat segments ... and the movement ... and the inventory system ... and the save screen ... that was one boring game!
So what was the worst game that you played this year? Leave your answer in the comments and next week I'll select one at random and give that person some sweet gaming swag. Hit the jump to see who won last week's Question of the Week.
Last week's winner was "xenomorph" who said that "bionicle" was the worst game he ever finished. Please send me your contact information xenomorph and I'll send you some cool gaming swag!
Posted by Gaming Steve at 3:00 PM
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Tomb Raider: Anniversary, on the Wii, man they took a great game and killed it with terrible controls.
Stick with the ps2 or 360 versions, they're pretty good.
The worst game I played all year... Need for Speed: Prostreet. It was fun but ridiculously repetitive and the crashes were not nearly as cool as they were made out to be.
EA totally Molyneux'd me with the crashes.
Mine was either Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicals (I think I played it this year) or Final Fantasy III on the DS. For some reason I absolutely detest Final Fantasy and I wish I knew what reason it was. Maybe the fact that the fights are repetitive (strange 'cos I love Pokémon) or that the story starts too late.
Hellgate: London was a huge letdown. It definitely didn't live up to the hype and feels sloppy and unfinished. Some of the reviews for it are misleading, which makes me feel ripped off.
It was a tie between the DS game "Chameleon: To Dye For" and the PC game "Rubik's Puzzle Challenge." The Rubik game was not just awful, but it cost more. Take a Rubik's cube. Make sure you can only see one side at a time so that you will get confused. Add a nasty interface where that indicates (to me) the opposite action than actually takes place. Also, get rid of the nice 3-D graphics, too. Now, remove all of the colors and replace with 1-5 other colors. Spin until you match 3. Get said number of matches in required time. Nothing could be less fun.
Chameleon is just a boring strategy game disguised as a puzzle game. I don't hate many games immediately. Now I have 4: Portal Runner, Bubsy 3D, Rubik's Puzzle Challenge, and Chameleon: To Dye For.
ut3.....what a disappointment
story mode is shorter than any other predecessor except 1&2
the game isent freindly with agility anymore mastering the game isent that hard
wepones are soo off balance its not even funny
ware the low grave maps gone only one!?!?!?
all wepons have unfare damage
character selection is pointless looks nice but no differential stats
its a verry nice game but not for old players of the series.
it can go on......
stick with 2004 or championship 1
Yeah, I'll go with Hellgate: London.
I got that game with my bro. I didn't expect much because I didn't know much. All I wanted was something dark and gory to play with him.
And I ended up with this dull, uniquely uninteresting turd that we played one night and set down forever.
We both paid full price, and we both feel completely ripped off.
It's games like these that want me to put it all away for good, to take off my gaming pants, and sit there in my underwear.
I'd have said Two Worlds, but that game is pretty much impossible for me to comment on, as it was in the 360 for all of ten minutes before immediately being returned to the rental store.
the game is just so cutesy and that voice over i very bad
I didn't buy anything I was disappointed in. Go me?
Red Steel was a huge letdown. (I bought my Wii at launch, I didn't know.)
But then there's always Mario Party 8.
Out of all the games I played this year, Final Fantasy XII was the worst, although I'm sure there are plenty of other games I didn't play that were worse.
Worst game played this year:
Wow, hard question. I have a modded Xbox so when I do my extended hotel stays I have plenty of bad (read: ancient arcade/ Atari/ etc) games at my disposal. Porn for Atari was *atrocious*. ;)
Worst game played that was released this year:
Sword of the New World. An MMO that saw some pretty heavy attention at GenCon in Indianapolis, even their buxom pirate models couldn't save this meager setup from the utter doom of the "shift-delete" combo.
"Battlestar Galatica". While its a simple easy to play game, the problem with it is the "angle" that you are at. Its a 3/4 angle and it means that trying to shoot any other ship is nearly impossible.
I agree with the comments on Hellgate London, the Demo of this game wasn't that bad but when you play the full thing it really does show its problems.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance for the Wii.
Me and my cousin rented it, and he's huge into comic books, and me not so much.
At the beggining they have u try certain wiimote moves, well 1-2 of them wouldn't register no matter how many times you did it, and if u did it correct, we were joking that these would probably be vitial moves to learn.
Then when u got to the game, it was extremely boring and repedative.
The first level, inside the ship, they give you no directions on what to do, so we were stuck for an hour before looking up a guide on the internet, just to discover we had to move this generator around(we could move it?).
Then, one of the first few levels is this underwater level, and anyways on our team, we had The Human Torch, who was on fire, and underwater!
The longer we progressed we woundered, What lame villian will we face next? Facing dragons, giant robots, and the X-men's and spiderman's halfway decent villians.
Eventually we got to this circus level, well during a mini-boss 3/4 teammates died and the other one had low hp, and there wasn't a revive point anywhere nearby, my cousin tried and tried and tried to advance but the enemies were to damn hard and killed the 1 guy with 1 hit, well eventually he had to go back to a previous save losing almost an hour of gameplay.
All the characters had extremely lame diologue, and their AI was extremely bad, your guys would walk right into instant death traps.
Then, your allowed many different marvel characters to play, well if you switch characters halfway through the game, the new guys will get killed almost immediately cause they are at such a low level.
After we beat the circus level main boss, we went back to movie gallery and demanded our money back(we got it back), and we almost wrote marvel a nice letter expressing our experience playing the game.
My favorite(*rolls eyes*) part of the game though was when you use this claw machine, and you find Blade(the vampire hunter) in it.
He's like 'Hey guys, Toy man trapped me in that machine, I'll help you now.' Doesn't sound a thing like the Blade in the movies, and he could of easily of escaped it.
Supreme Commander. Way too unfocused and broad to be any fun. Most of the time, you have to zoom out until everything is represented by a freakin triangle. I tried to delete a section of wall using the "Delete" key (same as in EVERY RTS game EVER), but Noooo, you can't delete walls that way... What the hell?! That's my choice and I'm sticking to it. Granted, I didn't really play that many games in '07.
I really wanted to like The Simpsons Game. Mostly because I love the show. But man, it was bad. The only good parts were the cutscenes which were actually up to the show's caliber. Other than that it was all just terrible platforming.
Crysis, it finished half way though the game and i payed 109$ the online unlock didn't work and worst of all it took soo much hype and soo long to make they released it with mass vehicle physics problems. A car flips when shot anywhere at high speed -.- it was ment to be wheels only.
I'd have to say Stranglehold. To me it seemed like a poor mans Max Payne. The engine lacked any real polish, the combat was repetative and the whole thing, well, just seemed childish.
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