5 Games to Avoid This Year

"Every year, games are released surrounded by a media blitz designed to get the game in your face and ready for consumption. These teaser trailers and preview events are created with the sole purpose of getting you to buy a specific game because you think it’s going to live up to that hype or its predecessors. Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is that some of these games aren’t worth the $60 you spend on them." - Stealthy Box

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BattleReach1714d ago

Can't agree with this article. Assassins Creed IV will be a fantastic game, and for mothers Wii Fit U will be a great game. And I pre-ordered Dead Island Riptide yet, the original was just fun to play with friends.

DasTier1714d ago

Yep, even with all its issues, Dead Island is one of my favorite Zombie games ever.

blitz06231714d ago

I agree with this. I am avoiding all those games this year

RonRico1714d ago (Edited 1714d ago )

Yup, Dead Island was really fun in co-op with friends.

MaxXAttaxX1714d ago

I agree with the list.
Sue me.

Dark_Overlord1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

I'll be avoiding DIR for a while, after the glitch fest that DI was (I brought it after all the patches) I'll wait for others to confirm the game works before buying it :)

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AliTheSnake11714d ago

Asking Assassin's creed to stop is really stupid. AC3 had the biggest innovation. And AC4 looks like it's gonna be basically red dead redemption pirate themed and assassins. If it was called red dead pirates you would like it. Assassin's creed games should keep coming as long as they are decent games. btw money they get from AC is what makes games like WatchDogs . Skipping Dead island is also stupid, unless you have no friends to play with. The moment we finished dead island we wanted more.

grailly1714d ago

of course we would like red dead pirates, because red dead redemption was actually a good game.

HammadTheBeast1714d ago

Just cause AC3 was "innovative", why should AC4 get away with not being innovative? Basically they're cashing in on peoples' love for the ship sections, and it looks the same as AC3 along with a blend of Revelations.

MaxXAttaxX1714d ago

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag sounds cool, but it's still Assassin's Creed.

And if they started development on this game along side AC3, it means they haven't had the time to learn from their mistakes. Because seriously, AC3 was flawed.

ShinMaster1714d ago

Assassin's Creed games always sound cool. But that's about it.

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DylnCox1714d ago

Assassin's Creed will soon be just as the beloved Call of Duty series... a yearly rehash - and to say it's any different is ignorant.

AliTheSnake11714d ago

You know if they took a year or two break. you still going to get the same game that was planned .
I just don't understand how AC 3 was "milking" Please someone explain, all I see is brainless "dislikes". Again I didn't play AC 3 on launch so I didn't get most of the bugs some of you got.AC3 was innovative big time for me. You know what's funny ? Half of you say AC3 sucked because the assassinations were not like the other AC games. The other half say It sucked because It is the same thing over and over as before.Double Standard

violents1714d ago

Im playing AC3 right now and loving every.minute, cant wait for black flag either, ill admit there are a few drawbacks in AC3 bit overall a very good game.

Donnieboi1714d ago

I will definitely be skipping AC 4. It needs a break.

Conzul1714d ago

I'll be skipping anything that requires an always-on-internet-connexion. I don't care how AAA it is. Hope AC IV doesn't fall into that category.

ThreshStar1714d ago

So, the two franchises that have horrible release builds, non-stop glitches, half-baked concepts and borderline lying with their advertising means one thing:

You believe broken, half-finished products are good. I cannot in good conscience ever take you seriously as a decent, moral gamer.

In the great words of Billy Madison: "May God have mercy on your soul".

Yuck. Gonna need a shower after your comment.

CapsLocke1714d ago

AC will be the same game as every year, Uni is milking franchise bad.

-Superman-1714d ago

Why Avoid or not avoid?
Liberalism - Freedom
People choice what they want to buy and play. Why just block players who are interested in Dead Island or Wii U fit?
People should have freedom to buy what ever they want.

Zhipp1714d ago

Whateva! I'll buy what I want!

Godmars2901713d ago

The issue with AC4 - the whole franchise as it currently stands - is that by aiming for one every year will be low quality of story, and little to any chance of making up for mistakes in a prior game. If there's a bad or ill conceived mechanic and its carried over, its going to continue being bad 2-3 more games.

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DasTier1714d ago

I wouldn't be surprised if Riptide and Black Flag are two of the best games this year.

It definitely won't be hard for them to surpass the level of the previous entries in their respective series.

Conzul1714d ago

Ah....yes, it WILL be hard for them, because they are at best generation-gapping. If they were for 720 or PS4 only, THEN they'd easily surpass prior installments.

BanBrother1714d ago

Haven't played AC3 yet, played all the others. Revelations was a disgrace. Fun game, but the story was so obviously rushed to get it out the door. I didn't even know thengame had ended until I got the trophy.

Ubisoft will release AC4 broken or not. I do not trust them after Revelations. Disappointing to say the least.

matrixman921714d ago

i will be buying riptide and AC4

IcyEyes1714d ago

Wii fit U will help a lot to boost the sale.

ziratul1714d ago

He who wrote this is complete idiot.

AC IV: Black Flag is my most anticipated title this year. I will buy PS3 version.

I don't want to compare ACIV with ACII they will be two completely different games. Why so much hate for AC IV???

PockyKing1714d ago

Because it's "cool" to hate on everything that's popular and sells well. It's so annoying, considering half the people here who complain and bitch will end up buying the game anyways.

DavePSU1714d ago

I skipped AC3 entirely. I'll be skipping ACIV as well. Has nothing to do with a game being popular or not. I'm also a huge AC and AC2 fan as well.

RememberThe3571714d ago

I've played all the AC games on console and I'll be playing AC4 as well. I didn't really like AC3 and I didn't like Conner so I'm glad he's gone, but AC4 looks dope.

Apparently it's become cool to hate on AC, but everything I've seen from AC4 makes me want to play it.

I have to agree with rpd below, he stated my thoughts exactly. This series has kept my attention over the years so it's doing something right that someone else hasn't done better.

ziratul1713d ago

ACIII was different. I got bored with Italian Ezio... ACIII environments, quests were really something different and new. I agree game has problems... oh well... every game has problems.

rpd1231714d ago (Edited 1714d ago )

I don't know. Regardless of yearly release, Assassin's Creed is always enjoyable. Once it stops being fun, then I'll have a problem with it. I have to believe some people just hate it because it's popular to hate it. Black Flag is one of my most anticipated, just as AC games always are for me. If a franchise can bring me back for more every year, then they're doing something right.