2013: A Year Of Greats, But What's Your Biggest Disappointment?
This year has given us some of the finest games ever seen.
Grand Theft Auto V, The Last Of Us, Bioshock Infinite, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Tomb Raider; the list is chock full of fantastic games that were just oodles of fun to play.
But amid all the great titles, what is the one game that really disappointed? What's the one that you were convinced you'd love to pieces, but it came up well short? For me, I'd have to say it's probably the PS4 launch game, Killzone: Shadow Fall. Despite being a perfectly competent and entertaining shooter, my expectations were a lot higher. It shouldn't have suffered from some of the technical bugs I found, and the overall game design left something to be desired. The story was pretty lame, too.
And believe it or not, I will also mention Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, which was undoubtedly a beautiful game, and I know a great many adored it. And being a confirmed old-school JRPG aficionado, by all rights, I should've adored it, too. But I didn't; in fact, I found I couldn't really play it very long, as the characters and enemies were just too cutesy for me (yeah, sorry), the combat was too hectic for me (I will always prefer turn-based), and the story wasn't anywhere near as good as some people claimed. Amateur-ish is the only way to describe it.
Lastly, I will toss in Beyond: Two Souls because after the wonder that was Heavy Rain, my expectations were through the freakin' roof. It was still a great game and I loved parts of it, but I think Quantic Dream overstepped and overshot. Oh, and Killer is Dead was a huge disappointment as well, especially after the sheer over-the-top fun Grasshopper delivered with Lollipop Chainsaw and Shadows of the Damned.
12/19/2013 11:24:52 PM Ben Dutka