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Submitted by Breadcrab 601d ago | opinion piece

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) (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Crysis 2, Culture, Duke Nukem Forever, MapleStory, PC, PS3, Resistance: Fall of Man, Xbox 360)

JKelloggs  +   601d ago
Sluggish and clunky controls, that's what makes a bad game for me.

Everybody has their own opinion.
amaguli  +   601d ago
I will throw in a crappy camera in there in there as well.
Tarvitz  +   601d ago
Plus horrible plotting, terrible voice acting, bad dialogue, forced exposition and generally bad presentation.
3GenGames  +   601d 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_Crawler  +   601d 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.
sonic989  +   601d 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 )
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MysticStrummer  +   601d 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_Sloth  +   601d 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.
kanetheking  +   601d ago
the baby =p
prototypeknuckles  +   601d ago
If nothing is good its a crap game to me, you can have bad gameplay with a good story or vice versa and ill still like it but if you have crap gameplay, crap story , but good graphic I still wont care for the game.

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