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Submitted by Pozzle 553d ago | opinion piece

4 Ludicrously Ambitious Games (That Didn’t Deliver Their Promises)

Ramp writes: You can play Black Ops II – a game as widely scorned as it is played – and have a great time while being unmoved. It looks beautiful, it plays smoothly and the multiplayer servers are a dream to use. The zombie mode is brilliant and the single-player, though linear as elevator shaft and twice as short, is a whole lot of fun to play, yet you’ll find most of the game-playing world unimpressed despite selling around 15 million copies of the Call of Duty series per year.

The problem is we’ve seen it all before. War shooters have been done. Easy drop-in, drop-out multiplayer has been done. Zombies? You tell me if they’ve been done. Games like Black Ops II, Halo 4, Lost Planet, FIFA 13, Crysis 3, Battlefield 4, Mario Kart Whatever. We’ve seen everything these games have to offer. Franchises have peaked, their formulae perfected, and they’re not getting any better. When perfection achieves boredom, it’s time to start anew. So we turn our heads to the pretentious games of ou... (Black and White, Hitman: Codename 47, PC, PS2, Xbox)

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