Top 5 Worst Games Of The Generation
Is it possible to have a "top" list when it comes to the worst? Isn't that a contradiction?
Well, whatever. In our estimation, here are the five worst games of the generation so far, backed up by our entertaining reviews. Prepare to be appalled.
5. Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire
It was one of the first games for the PlayStation 3, and it made us think we were playing a PS2 game. It looked like crap but worse than that, the gameplay was just ridiculously clunky and irritating; it was one of those titles that made you hope for a bad dentist's visit. Crossfire really was a technical nightmare, what with the terrible frame rate, awful control, and barren, boring landscapes. Honestly, I think this game made me hate mechs.
4. Quantum Theory
There was quite the saga surrounding this one. It was first supposed to be a PS3 exclusive (when it called only "Quantum") and then it got delayed to go multiplatform. When it finally did arrive, it was a disappointing mess. The concept was okay - essentially, it was a Gears of War ripoff - but the execution failed at just about every step. The minute you started having fun, you noticed another crippling, glaring flaw that made your teeth grind. It could've been so much better.
The most recent game on the list, it might be our biggest disappointment of the generation because our expectations were so damn high. Nothing is right here. The controls and camera are lousy, the level design is from 1998, and worst of all, it just isn't remotely frightening. The atmosphere does nothing. On top of which, the partner tandem idea could've been fantastic had the developers put any effort into making it innovative and compelling. But tragically, nothing good came of this and we were left shaking our heads.
2. Rogue Warrior
It's probably dangerous to say this game was horrifying trash because Dick Marcinko will probably show up at night and kill us, but we gotta say it. It was just ridiculously bad. Rogue Warrior felt like it had a $35 budget and a writer who perceived all Navy SEALs as being Type-A personality animals who can't say a single sentence without swearing. Toss in one of the worst first-person gameplay mechanics we've ever seen, and you've got a completely unbearable adventure.
1. Hannah Montana: The Movie
I'll be honest. I didn't even know what this was supposed to be. I guess I failed in my attempt to squeeze into the skin of a 9-year-old girl, or something. All I know was that this game failed in just about every way possible, and that isn't easy to do. Hey, I didn't have anything against Hannah Montana at the time (despite the fact that it was obviously another pre-packaged teen idol with little talent for teeny boppers). I can appreciate games that aren't made for me, provided they're decent. This...this was just a nightmare. I can still hear the sugary lyrics in the back of my brain...
Okay, I'm done with this slimy trip down memory lane. :)
2/6/2012 9:08:32 PM Ben Dutka