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What kind of flaws does it take to make a bad game?

"I’m sure we’ve all seen the following scenario at least once; you hear/read/see somebody’s opinion on a game, whether it be a review or otherwise, and eventually you become flabbergasted that the person condemns the game for what seems like the most trivial and insignificant reasons. After continuously seeing this happen, and witnessing the reactions of those involved, I’ve started to realize something; none of us view flaws the same way." (Michael Urban, OnlySP)

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JKelloggs1405d ago

Sluggish and clunky controls, that's what makes a bad game for me.

Everybody has their own opinion.

amaguli1405d ago

I will throw in a crappy camera in there in there as well.

Tarvitz1405d ago

Plus horrible plotting, terrible voice acting, bad dialogue, forced exposition and generally bad presentation.

3GenGames1405d ago

You hit the nail on a head. Controls are the most important part of the game...if they're bad If they're good you can really rate the game it's self. But if the controls are bad, no matter how good the actual game is, it won't be good at all.

Knight_Crawler1405d ago

Every thing that is in Haze and Too Human.

In gaming development school they should show those 2 games as examples of how not to make a game.

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sonic9891405d ago (Edited 1405d ago )

to make a bad game
generally it depends on the series and the expectations for that series you cant move away from the series traditions or make something nonsense at all
the gameplay and the design are important too but the game must stay true to its name and not pretend to be something else
example the expectations for uncharted isnt the same as lets say sly cooper but both games must feel like home for fans to be considered as a good game its hard to make that balance
the fans expectations and evolving the series
in uncharted we are expecting a bang and bang and bang while in sly ( the name says it )
that's why the new IPs make such a huge impact because they are new ( nothing to worry about yet )

MysticStrummer1405d ago

Depends on the gamer. I've seen a couple of my favorite games this generation declared complete trash on here. Sometimes that's trolling and sometimes (maybe) it's an honest opinion. Also, a game that has one or more bad aspects can be saved by having some redeeming quality, unless the gamer demands perfection, in which case they won't like any game in existence.

Lord_Sloth1405d ago

Something so glitch ridden I can't play it for extended periods of time due to freezes, falling through floors, bloating save files, etc. You know who you are.

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