Screen Critics Shaun runs down the top 15 video games that proved disappointing through 2017.
That's easy. Throw up any random 15 VR games and you got your list.
It's hard to be disappointed when the expectations were already rock bottom for VR.
You could add Dirt 4 to that list too
Without aim controller far point would not have been as good as it was. The aim is what makes the game great imo
i haven't played any of those so I'm not disappointed.
I think they were quite easy to evade :D
Avoid EA, Ubisoft and Activision games and you're usually safe.
I disagree about Wildlands. Yes, the story contains many missions that can feel tedious or repeatable, but when you actually play this game with other people you know(not solo with cpu controlled teammates) and talk out your missions and help each other out, the game becomes quite fun.
The stealth, which was the primary focus of the game, was bunk. Everyone instantly knew who and where you were as soon as you got spotted by any random mook and you could never re-hide. Compare it to a good stealth game like MGS or Splinter Cell, where you are actually able to re-establish stealth even when spotted by the entire area. Lets not forget the absurdly overpowered faction that spawned hundreds of over-equipped guys or could simply one-shot you with a helicopter and spotted you from a mile away inside of a vehicle or crouching in brush. Vehicles controlled like a bucket of bolts. All players in the game had to collect each and every minor collectable instead of being shared once being collected by a single player. The map was pointlessly huge with large areas of nothing, making air travel the only viable option. Graphics were ugly and grainy. The game was straight up not fun, even with friends. I was really looking forward to it, hoping it would be a co-op MGS5, but it turned out to be one of the most disappointing games of the year.
The stealth could have used a little work but I thought that made it more realistic. In stealth games I'm always amazed how the NPCs don't see me and it actually breaks immersion for me. As long as I'm over 25 feet away, somewhat close to a bush, or in a shadow (even in broad daylight sometimes) I'm invisible. Stealth was difficult to re-establish but in real life it would be next to impossible. Graphics looked good on my TV. HDR really adds something. I'm sorry it wasn't too your liking but I wouldn't at all put it in a top 15 list.
I agree with you. I loved Wildlands. So much so that I platinumed it. Lots of exploring to do and I love being able to tackle things however I want. Moving from place to place, scouting the locale, and eliminating the baddies at my discretion. Playing co-op with friends was great too.
I live in Seattle and my brother lives in St. Paul and as recent as last night we played Wildlands, lol. His friend from Florida jumped in with us. Usually we can get four of us. The three of us still play to this day even though the game is old now. I still get fun from it, but because I enjoy playing with like minded people. We make the game fun despite its hindrances. I think most people who don't like it don't get to play with three other people regularly who they actually know. You can still play with strangers, but it's better to form a recognition over time so that you become used to how each other play.
*Deep breath* ... I didn't hate Andromeda.
Me neither. I recognized it had a TON of flaws, but I still had a lot of fun in combat chaining abilities and a few characters like Vetra and Jaal were great. Definitely worth a rent and definitely worth the $10 or whatever it was going for a few weeks ago.
I am currently playing the multiplayer and its pretty much the same thing as mass effect 3's multiplayer. The player base for it though is tanking and it takes forever to find games sometimes. I only played the single player till you get the tempest and it wasn't that bad. Bought the deluxe version off of amazon for 14.00 around a month ago.
Liked it a lot personally.
Well, the headline reads "disappointing", not "worst". Expectations were mile-high, reality was pedestrian. That gap is why it belongs on this list.
I remember game journalists telling us 2017 was going to be the greatest year ever. They said the same about 2016. I don't think 2017 was a bad year, it wasn't anything special though, not at all, at least not for PC gamers.
Well I don't know about PC-only gamers, but 2017 pushed out a sizeable catalog of great games. The amount of quality alone was something crazy this year.
Plenty of wealth to go around the diverse platforms this year.
Mass Effect, AC Origins and Project Cars 2
I wasn't disappointed with Ghost Recon: Wildlands at all. I had a lot of fun with it..
I hate saying it since I was looking forward to it but Gravity Rush 2 was my biggest 2017 let down. Only saying for games I personally played this year.
Sonic Forces while an alright game proved to be disappointing as it didn’t surpass Sonic Generations
"Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: Mega Battle"? I am not disappointed that I never even heard of this game until now. "When the trailer for this four-player co-op landed, there was huge excitement for the title. " lol.....what?
Add Xbox as an entire console to that list. One of the worst years I've had owning an Xbox.
"Ubisoft are good at many things but creating open worlds is almost certainly not one of them" What!? Watch Dogs 2 has one of the most believable open worlds. Otherwise the list is solid. Especially MEA at number 1. I didn't even care about the whole facial animation. Loved Mass Effect was just looking for the same old solid story and interesting characters, and gameplay in space, but this game had a boring story, very bland and very very bland characters. Don't know what happened this gen but after this and Fallout 4s incredibly boring characters and dialogue, someone needs to go back and hire the writers from 2010.
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