Submitted by NonShinyGoose 762d ago | article

2012: Metacritic's worst rated console games

It's the end of the year, so GamesAsylum takes a look at Metacritic's worst rated games of 2012. (3DS, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, ESPN Sports Connection, Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade, Game Party Champions, PS Vita, PS3, Thundercats, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

caseh  +   762d ago
Lol is BLOPS on the Vita really that bad?

Noticed WiiU already has its fair share of poor reviews, in my experience though thats just Nintendo for you. For every 10 items of shovelware produced on the likes of the DS and Wii theres an absolute gem that makes the system worth owning.
Cam977  +   762d ago
I really doubt it is THAT bad. I will be picking it up sub £10, no higher.
Slapshot82  +   762d ago
Yep, Black Ops: Declassified on Vita is indeed a very poor game. The online mode is merely playable/passable and the single player is obviously thrown together in a few months time... tops.

There are much better Vita titles to spend your time/money on: Dokuro, Velocity, Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack and MotorStorm RC are only but a few better ways to spend around $10 on Vita.

As for the developer of Declassified, I'm quite excited to see what they do now that they are no longer Sony's 'ugly duckling' that gets all the under-budgeted and over-hyped titles. I think the team has a lot of talent and I hope they do great things going forward.
ChronoJoe  +   761d ago
Slap, you're mistaken. nStigate (Nhilistic software) only made 2 games for Sony. They were awful; yup. But the games Nhilistic made before that were terrible too.

The best game they've ever made was 'Vampire' which earned a 75 metacritic. I'm not sure what basis you have to believe their studio has talent, but frankly, they've produced little to nothing to show that over the last 10 years.

I'd be truly shocked if they ever produce a good game.
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sdozzo  +   762d ago
It is that bad. You do get used to it, but just horrible. Sadly, I dropped $50 on it.
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Rivitur  +   761d ago

The irony that you said "lol" and not haha. < :O
PATRIOT7ME  +   762d ago
Vita BLOPS ain't good. Nihilistic apparently didn't learn much from the Vita Resistance.
TheGrimOfDeath  +   762d ago
They did make the Multiplayer more fun, I have the game. It's great for 25-30$ not 50$.
Aggesan  +   762d ago
I doubt any developer could make a good shooter with single player and multi player within a few months.
EPIKgamer  +   762d ago
basically all the shovelware that 3rd parties are trying squezze out on wii and DS are on their, meanwhile WiiU and 3DS are having a pretty sexy dance party of success.
memots  +   762d ago
Bad or not, I have no doubt that it sold very well.

When i got my Vita, Best buy was out of the Black Ops: Declassified bundle but they had plenty of Assassin Creed bundle.
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Krimmson  +   761d ago
Apparently it has sold over 300k in retail alone. For a Vita game, that's not bad at all and considering that the game goes for $50, a handheld game making 15 million is pretty decent.

Too bad that the game itself sucked badly and if the game were to ever get a sequel, it'll probably do much worse because of how terrible this one is.
BLOPS is Bad on any platform.

Sony should had let Dice make BFBC2.5 for vita.
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IAmLee  +   761d ago
A reviewer completed it under an hour..
Apollosupreme  +   761d ago
Multiplayer is a whole lot of fun on BLOP. Campaign sucks. I'd give campaign a 1/10 grade but I'd give multiplayer a 8/10 when keeping in mind that this is a handheld and far exceeds any other handheld in multiplayer fun and game play.

Because I don't care about multiplayer I would give the game a 7 to 8 out of ten in terms of fun. I've logged over 30 hours of multiplayer and I still love it.
freezola75  +   762d ago
I'm very sure that there are worse games out there LOL. I have actually heard mixed views on BLOPS: Declassified. Peace
InTheLab  +   762d ago
I've also heard mixed reviews about Blops Declassified but the proof is Nihilistic's previous efforts, the 45 minute campaign, and the fact that the console version of the mp is generally broken, so I'm guessing the handheld version won't be much better...

And no zombies?
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   762d ago
I don't understand why they didn't port BO2 for the vita, I'm not surprised declassified is a bad game
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NonShinyGoose  +   762d ago
The amazing thing about Declassifed is that as soon as the bad reviews appeared, countless people jumped in to defend it. This was even as early on as launch day.

I can only assume a lot of people were duped into buying a Vita because of it, and thus felt as if they had to defend their purchase. Either that or people mistook the bashing it was getting as general "CoD hate" from Battlefield fans and the like.
Krew_92  +   762d ago
Exactly how I feel too.

It only makes sense for someone to defend their purchase, especially if you just forked over the full retail price of $50 for it. If I would have bought it, I most likely would have done the same.

Good thing I didn't fall for it twice. I learned my lesson with Resistance: Burning Skies...
admiralvic  +   762d ago
I think it had to do with reviews coming in from 1 side and the fans coming from a different side and the 2 sides just so happen to conflict. Like you can't really review the online past a mechanical standpoint, which was less than inspiring. Not a ton of choices, maps are super small, 4v4, didn't work that well to start, where as fans view it as "true" to the series they love and automatically give it more benefit of doubt than reviews did. The online fans also write off the single player, so a number of people simply bought a $50 dollar Multiplayer shooter on the go, which admittedly Declassified does alright with. (not amazing, but enough to be playable when bored) This is completely untrue for reviewers, which have to look at the full package and single player is virtually nonexistentant. Best of all if you play the game on hard, you can clearly see how half assed the AI is. Even the side modes like enemy rush get boring, since almost every map has a choke point and if you don't use that, then you'll probably die the second the AI gets to hard difficulty.

This is where the conflict mostly comes from. People only looking at the good and in turn defending it and reviewers taking single player into account. Not saying there aren't people who did what you're saying, but I am saying it has more to do with what / how people viewed the game.
memots  +   761d ago
Wow .. stop making sense. You almost made me forget that i was reading a post on N4G.

What you said is 100% fact. Fan loved it, Reviewer could not be bothered.

Bubble up for you, Need more post like this.
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Dmd  +   762d ago
Lovely thumbnail!
Ulf  +   762d ago
It's true, Vita BLOPS stinks. Resistance also isn't too hot. Unit 13 is still the best shooter on the Vita.
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Swiggins  +   761d ago
Hopefully the Vita Killzone game will be able to redeem the platform as far as first person shooters are concerned.
Ulf  +   761d ago
Oh I'm sure the Vita is capable of having a good FPS -- Unit 13 is a good TPS, and with some more effort (like a solid SP campaign, and online MP), I'm certain a good FPS could be made for the Vita.

BLOPS just isn't it. The shooting mechanics are fantastic on Unit 13 -- it really only lacked in that it was missing a riveting SP storyline and competitive MP. I feel that U13 is proof that a good FPS is possible on the Vita -- if some publisher would just spend the money to make a good one, it would happen.

Crossing my fingers for Vita KZ to be great.
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Rivitur  +   761d ago
I don't think that's anything to hang your hat on Unit 13 was average. Also they have created a first person shooter on LBPV so based on reviews it's the best shooter on the vita. : P
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Ulf  +   761d ago
My point was that U13 was a better shooter than BLOPS (and resistance, etc.) because it has good mechanics and gameplay, as well as good design. If it had a story, like a real CoD does, or competitive MP, like a real SOCOM, it would be an amazing game.

It doesn't have those things, so I guess I sorta agree with you... except that its still fun to play, after many months on my Vita, so... I guess that kinda speaks to it being better than "average", really.
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MysticStrummer  +   761d ago
Is Vita considered a console? O.o
NonShinyGoose  +   761d ago
Well, it's not a PC or mobile phone.
RioKing  +   761d ago
So then it HAS to be a console! /s
Run_bare  +   761d ago
I bought AMY on PSN cause the lack of horror games on console, the first mistake I make in 2012.

I wish I can get my money back.
kupomogli  +   761d ago
Black Ops Declassified isn't as bad as it's been rated. All the fan hate the game received after knowing who the developer was. Review sites probably noticed this and decided to give it poor ratings since it starts controversy and controversy sells.

Most of the reviews even mention it's from the same developer and it's a better game, but Resistance Burning Skies scored much higher on the same magazines/sites. Hmm.

I haven't played it, however, people who have played the game and don't have an agenda usually say it's a pretty good game. From what I've heard, the game plays just like a Call of Duty, so the gameplay isn't bad. It takes an hour to play through singe player because it's score based. There are a lot of games with this play style that are highly rated. The online also plays like a Call of Duty with four people instead of six.

Now I wouldn't bash the developer based on not being up to par on normal Call of Duty titles. When it was announced, Activision attempted to develop the game and port the Call of Duty engine over the way it currently is despite Sony telling them it wouldn't work. They wasted a year before they told Sony that they were right about it. Sony brought Nihilistic Software in to do the game since they have already created one FPS on the system, and Nihilistic software created as good of a game with the limited time they've had. This is why we didn't see any previews for the game for such a long time, there was no game.

Then Activision prices it at $50 like a bunch of douchebags, and this is where most of the hate comes from.
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RioKing  +   761d ago
"Most of the reviews even mention it's from the same developer and it's a better game, but Resistance Burning Skies scored much higher on the same magazines/sites. Hmm."

Hmm indeed, I can only imagine why that is....
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