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Submitted by Euphio 838d ago | opinion piece

5 Great Games Flawed By One Stupid Thing

What happens when a great game has a flaw that really disappoints you as a gamer? (3DS, EA, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Mass Effect 3, New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo DS, PC, PS3, Sonic Generations, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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PopRocks359  +   838d ago
Not too sure of what to make of this list after I read it. Some I agree with, some I don't.

EDIT: @Whitefeather

I always did feel it was a gross understatement when people in favor of the new DmC game say that skeptics are only concerned with the hair color. I'm none too thrilled about Ninja Theory since I've despised every game they made so far.

It also doesn't help that they not only changed Dante's looks but his personality as well. He's gone from "not giving a shit" to "not giving a shit while acting like an obnoxious prick."
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Godmars290  +   838d ago
I wouldn't use as strong a word as 'despised' as far as NT games go. Certainly been disappointed by them.

Really annoyed by the grunge/road warrior/post apocalypse dress and environmental style they have to shove everywhere. Only seeing it again in their idea of DmC - just no. No.
HammadTheBeast  +   838d ago
I definitely agree with you. Dante had too much class to just swear on a whim like he does now. They took away the style, and gave me this prick who Ifeel like kicking in the throat. In the old games, you rooted for Dante, in this one, I wouldnt mind if the asshole was butchered by demons.

And I also wouldnt mind as much if they hadn't sh*tted on the fans, old DMC games, old developers, and basically anyone not happy with this one.
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Mike_Tha_Hero  +   838d ago
So you're concerned about his hair AND his personality?

What's your point?
PopRocks359  +   838d ago
And the game generally sucking. I pretty much detest Ninja Theory and have really disliked everything they've made thus far. That and I'd rather spend my money on something I KNOW I'll like as oppose to something I MIGHT like.
Mike_Tha_Hero  +   838d ago
So you're comfortable writing off a game you have yet to play? Gotcha'
doogiebear  +   838d ago
Yeah IKR---who cares about his hair or his attitude? What is that guy trying to date him or something?
HammadTheBeast  +   838d ago
Gameplay is crap as well from what they've shown. It's dumbed down, much slower, 30 fps, and the controls are completely stupid.

Why the f*ck would I need two buttons for the same dodge?

They also took out auto aim which kind of sucks.
PopRocks359  +   837d ago
@Mike_Tha_Hero

Wow, you have a nice way of putting words into my mouth.

I'm skeptical about all aspects of this game. As for writing it off, I simply have no interest to play it and there are more and more games coming out that I actually do want to play and I'd rather spend my time and money on those games.

If I get a chance, I'll probably rent it or borrow it from a friend, but until then it's at the very bottom of my "To play" list, so to speak.
joab777  +   838d ago
There is the experience u have when u play a game and the one u remember having after experiencing it completely. It is the latter that determines it's replay and it's status in ur list. ME3 is a great example. I loved every minute of it and the end didn't really ruin it until I digested it all. Then I read about it everywhere, then I analyzed it, and then thought about it's possibilities. Now, it's really hard to play anymore. While I was playing, I was literally enthralled, and now I am hoping to have another entry just to help justify playing this one again.
Whitefeather  +   838d ago
There was a lot wrong with ME3 in my opinion. Just felt like it was worse than ME2 overall to me. Also people keep saying that the problem fans have with DmC is the hair only, it's not it's the whole game and the changing of the character and gameplay. Only thing in common is the name.
da_2pacalypse  +   838d ago
I agree, ME3's ending was bad, but that's not all that was wrong with it. The entire game was pretty weak and shallow aside from a few cool side missions (i.e. the Geth), and this is why the ending seemed so bad, because you expected every mission you had done at that point to somehow come together... But they don't, as a matter of fact they all felt like random side missions. The story felt way too linear and the game too often gave the player a false sense of choice. And there was rarely any character progression at all.

So, yes, the ending was bad... and the fact that there was only 3 choices (which didn't mean anything) was a horrible way to end such a great trilogy. But unfortunately the game wasn't bad just because of the ending, there were numerous problems that led to the ending turning out to be such a bad experience. It felt like an unfinished product to me (kind of like DA2)... Guess we know who to blame for that :/
Kin23g  +   838d ago
I think you're exaggerating .. ME3 wasn't half as bad as DA2 (that one was a real mess!).

Mass Effect 3 was awesome, maybe not as good as ME2 but still a great game for sure. I enjoyed the story and the writing a lot, the gameplay too. The Illusive Man still had that aura around him. The first 39 hours was great, then came that stupid ending. That's why everyone's so pissed .. the game is great but the ending is pure shit. It made no sense whatsoever, and the Illusive Man turned into a complete 12 yrs old emo boy, in a few minutes that awesome aura was gone and he started questioning everything his believed in. And The star-child thing's the stupidest idea ever since the beginning of time. /end rant
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NeoTribe  +   838d ago
Kin23, if me3 wasn't as good as me2 than it must really be plain jane. I'm a huge sci fi and rpg fan and I couldn't even bring myself to finishing me2. The only interesting part were the conversations id have with some of the ai. Gameplay was horrid, charachter progression was as weak as it gets for an rpg. I really don't consider it a rpg in the slightest. Missions were lame, collecting resources was lame, and the damn charachter animations were horrible. They looked and talked like like robotic manicans. Couldn't take the game very seriously.
chrispen9  +   838d ago
It's good to see that someone agrees with me when it comes to New Super Mario Bros.
victoryscreeeeeech  +   838d ago
I still want mass effect 4 with Shepard
Godmars290  +   838d ago
And I'd like to see a sci-fi game which was a mix of ground and space combat as well as exploration and alien interaction. Not just something that became COD or gears re-skinned.
victoryscreeeeeech  +   838d ago
If me4 was like wat you wanted, would you get it?
Godmars290  +   838d ago
Honestly, ME2 wasn't what I wanted, which was the main reason I didn't get ME3.

Not saying that I didn't like the game, but I've already said what I wanted and expected out of a sci-fi themed RPG and ME2 didn't deliver that.

ME4 is very likely on the way but, no matter how many millions it sells, will be nothing but a bargain bin - a collected edition at that - buy for me personally because its very unlikely that it'll be all that rewarding for me personally.

Though if EA follows SOP they'll make actual effort in the first game, then cut corners in the latter parts of a new trilogy.
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rpd123  +   838d ago
Why in the hell would you send cupcakes to protest the ending of ME3? Cupcakes are awesome and I'd see that as a sign of thanks for such a great game. But yeah, the fan reaction and outrage (keep in mind that it's a vocal minority, too) will be a black mark on ME3, even though it was a fantastic game.
toxic-inferno  +   838d ago
I agree about the cupcakes being more of a reward. The point was that the cupcakes were all the same, despite having different coloured icing, much like (or so they believed) the possible endings to Mass Effect 3.

I definitely agree that the worst thing about Mass Effect 3 was the fan response though.
rpd123  +   838d ago
Yeah I know, but I mean...they're cupcakes. I would think of a more clever thing to send them if I were outraged.
born2live  +   838d ago
... like a poisoned cupcake?
MYSTERIO360  +   838d ago
Its a shame that the mass effect trilogy will be forever smeared by the last 15 minutes of ME3. Bioware should of never of partnered with EA the game was blatantly rushed.

As for the mario argument its true cant disagree with that. But i might now give enslaved a go
TekoIie  +   838d ago
"Its a shame that the mass effect trilogy will be forever smeared by the last 15 minutes of ME3"

...... for you :3
FCOLitsjustagame  +   838d ago
Enslaved was just too short for $60 otherwise it was fine/pretty fun.

Mass Effect will be remembered for the epic fail of its ending, not necessarily the fans reaction to the really bad ending or the "improved" endings which maintain many of the primary flaws of the original.
Soldierone  +   838d ago
It was a good idea (Enslaved) that never developed. They didn't know how to use the unreal engine properly so you ran into frustrating glitches at every friggin turn. It had a fascinating story, but the gameplay was glitchy and like you said, it was really short.
MacDonagh  +   838d ago
Bioware were at fault for changing their own original "Dark Matter" ending when it got leaked and I believe the fans' (who've supported Bioware by buying the games, merchandise, comic books, novels) were well within their rights to tear apart that replacement ending since it broke it's own internal rules. At least Bioware tried to fix those damned endings.

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robinburks  +   838d ago
I just really did not have a problem with the Mass Effect 3 ending. But I did play it after everyone else and had read all these awful things about how horrible it was, so maybe my expectations were already low. I though the new endings were far worse.

I absolutely loved Enslaved - it was just so different, but a little too short.
prototypeknuckles  +   838d ago
ID have to disagree on sonic generations crisis city it was actually tolerable, but to me the games flaw was that it was short, i wish there were more levels to it because that was a good sonic game.
Conzul  +   838d ago
No mention of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

It's one of the most immersive shooters I've ever played, but it had a huge flaw: the energy-bar system. To recharge your energy for those awesome attacks, you literally had to stop and eat candybars. I mean seriously.

So of course one of the first upgrades I unlocked was supposed to recharge these bars. Get this - it only recharges the *FIRST* bar (out of the 7 or so possible energy cells you can upgrade to). This was nearly a gamebreaker in what was otherwise an awesome experience.

:-(
HammadTheBeast  +   838d ago
whats wrong with Candybars?
FinaLXiii  +   838d ago
Well actually for me is the health regeneration that kinda takes out some fun out the game.

Cant do takedowns!? use a stun gun lol.

Every game as it flaws no matter how good is it.
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   838d ago
Whats bad about Sonic Generations is its final boss and the final boss music. Crisis city I have no problems with in Generations
FinaLXiii  +   838d ago
yeah that final boss is a mess! controling 2 sonics in the same level when both have diferent perspectives.
Stallion  +   838d ago
Uhhhh... Mass Effect 3 had a LOT of problems.
born2live  +   838d ago
Is it just me or the guy just never understood that you have tu use the c-pad to dodge in Kid Icarus? not the stylus, buddy.
ajax17  +   838d ago
I still think the original Mass Effect 3 ending was great.
vikingland1  +   838d ago
Kid Icarus is playable with the circle pad pro. Great game.
djslapdash  +   838d ago
The only thing that kept me interested in MASS EFFECT 3 was the characters and their relationships.

I felt like the first 2/4 of the game was just wasting time, i.e. help others to help you. I just didn't agree with that storyline.

This part of the game would have been better if the story involved the reapers conquering a star system one at a time. With some systems having important missions. Which meant sheppard had to fight cerberus as well as reapers when they invaded. The fleets would engage the reapers at certain points during the game, and so the more technology you salvage and invent the better outcome. i.e. at the start everyone suffers huge casualties but resist at the end but planets still get conquered.

The battle on earth was a highlight and loved the interations with your squad mates.

The endings choice just came out of nowhere and didn't reflect the story i made from ME1-3.
Ingenium  +   838d ago
This list is retarded.
3 games in six years is less than some game series' I could mention.
Kid Icarus is anything but unplayable. I loved it. The controls took a bit of getting used to, but I still loved it.

Mass Effect 3, I don't really have an opinion on, but I mostly agree with the writer,

Nobody was expecting sonic generations to be particularly good,
And I've never heard of Enslaved.
BringingTheThunder  +   837d ago
shouldve dipped back into the gaming catalog a little more
kesvalk  +   837d ago
"The New Super Mario Bros. series has so many installments in the past 6 years that Mario has actually become generic"

ok, NSMB had more games in the series that most ppl wanted, sure... but does this guys even that is right now is only 3 games? with just one more to release on wii-u?

i don't this is "So many installments...

and what is the problem with crysis city in Sonic Generations? the problem with sonic 2006 was the very bugged controls, generations fixed that and the stage is actually very easy...

also, kid icarus has the same controls of metroid:hunters, never had ANY problens with any of the games...

*TF2's Heavy voice*: This article is BABY!

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