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Submitted by ChaosKnight 219d ago | opinion piece

Seven Games We Wish We Could Forget (and Why We Shouldn't)

Over the course of gaming history, we've seen a number of bad games that we all wish that could be erased from our memories, Eternal Sunshine style. But beneath their bad design choices, questionable history and overall messiness on gaming’s clean tablecloth, there is a silver lining. If anything, gaming is a learning experience and we’ve got to take the good with the bad. So, in an effort to soothe the burns of the past, here’s a new list of seven games that have left a stain on gaming history, but also teach us a number of lessons that the entire industry and culture shouldn’t forget (even if we really want to). (BioShock 2, Duke Nukem Forever, PC, PS3, Retro, SimCity, Xbox 360)

ThatEnglishDude  +   219d ago
Am I the only one that is tired of the Bioshock 2 hate. It wasn't a bad game by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, gameplay wise - it improved quite a lot. It felt better, looked better and just felt more polished. It wasn't very ambitious, story wise (Sophia Lamb was basically Atlas with a pussy) but it was still a good game and better than most that year.
Slider257  +   219d ago
I wouldn't classify Bioshock 2 as a bad game, but a poor story. Lamb was a horribly lame antagonist and the story was held together more by what we thought we remembered from the first game than actual good storytelling. Couple that with the fact that you are supposed to be a Big Daddy, one of the toughest creations under the sea and yet a single splicer could own you and the game just didn't live up to the expectations of the first (yes I'm firmly aware of why "Delta" was a weaker Big Daddy but even this felt only like an attempt for the writers to shoe-horn the idea into the story)

I completely agree about the mechanics of the game being much better, new weapons (see: Rivet Gun) and plasmids were well thought out and fun additions to the world. It was fun to set traps and plan attacks around helping your little sister out. But following a game that (arguably) set the bar for storytelling in a game with a story so full of plot holes Swiss Cheese is envious generally lands said game in a bad light.
OrangePowerz  +   219d ago
If he wouldn't be weak it would be boring as hell.
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TacoTaru  +   219d ago
They changed a masterpiece of mood and suspense into just another shooter. Oh what a surprise lets have another big sister battle.
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LordDhampire  +   219d ago
game was great, I can't stand people who complain when games are constantly the same like assassins creed, then they complain when games are different then the original like bioshock 2, come on people
joab777  +   219d ago
I agree. Other than the story it was actually better in most regards. Love Bioshock 2.
phello  +   219d ago
I was mental about the original and in fairness the sequel was not as good but it was still a great game. Everyone hated it just because Irational was not on board and BTW the best dlc of the year with Minerva's den
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JasonKCK  +   219d ago
I think Bioshock 2 is better than Bioshock Infinite but that's just me.
GrandTheftZamboni  +   218d ago
It's not just you. I had more fun with 2 than with 1 or Infinite.
kreate  +   219d ago
Completely agree.
YOLO_Doge  +   218d ago
The reason Bioshock 2 received so much hate is because after the first game won GOTY peoples expectations for the sequel were far too high, and the sequel ended up being more of the same with a lame story in comparison to the first game and a boring tacked on multiplayer.
Was it a bad game? No.
Was it a good game? No.
Treian  +   219d ago
Don't get why people hate on Bioshock 2 so much.. I enjoyed the game.
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Slider257  +   219d ago
I want so badly for South Park: The Stick of Truth to never make it onto this list, but I have a nagging feeling that given the long amount of time spent in development hell this title may end up here before the end of next year. Man I hope I'm 100% wrong on this prediction.
SpiralTear  +   219d ago
South Park has a pretty evergreen vibe, so I don't expect the game to be anywhere near as big a disaster as Duke Nukem Forever (if at all). The Stick of Truth isn't likely to be delayed to the point of passing up all of these evolutionary phases in its genre; I don't expect it to be in a perpetual state of mechanical catch-up like Duke Nukem Forever was.
OrangePowerz  +   219d ago
What's with the hate for Bioshock 2? It wasn't a bad game.
kratos_TheGoat  +   219d ago
online was frustrating and boring
phello  +   219d ago
Seriously it was great getting control of a big daddy in multi also having the various powers created loads of different approaches.
kratos_TheGoat  +   219d ago
for me a h&s fan i wanna forget all about mg rising

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