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The Top Five Worst PS3 Exclusives Ever

NowGamer: The PS3 has brought us some unforgettable classics, and some unforgettable stinkers... (Genji: Days of the Blade, Haze, Lair, Last Rebellion, MAG, PS3)

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Hellsvacancy  +   2062d ago
Wouldnt agree with MAG but the others are pooh
ryuzu  +   2062d ago
I've put about 200 hours into MAG....

I guess that goes to show the quality of the PS3 line up when MAG is one of the worst exclusives...

fedex682  +   2062d ago
When one lists MAG as a 'bad' exclusive, imagine how good the PS3 exclusives are!
Dave1351  +   2062d ago
mag was very overhyped and had poor overall quality and gameplay if you compare it to how awesome they made it look at E3. alot of people were disappointed
ryuzu  +   2062d ago

I think it was the other way round. There was a lot of expectation prior to last year's E3 until it got demo'd. After the demo people were a bit underwhelmed by what they saw.

The beta later in the year didn't help much but I stuck with it, and after release I began to understand what was good and bad about MAG.

It's not perfect at all, but it offers something no other platform (including PC) manages, requires skill, teamwork and has for that period been solid and largely lagless.

New DLC today too :)

nycredude  +   2062d ago
I'm another that have over 200 hours in. Loved every bit of it. Met a lot of people playing MAG.
AtatakaiSamurai  +   2061d ago
lol @ people asking
"why did they put that on the list, why they put this on the list"

This is just some article some dude in his under pants by his computer wrote down when they were bored and didn't know what to do to bring more hits to their site so they created a list.

It is not some official list from the gaming gods but it seems everytime there one of these "top 5 whatevers" list there are gamers on here that look to them as gospel as if it was a scientific study and now the results are out becuase it was on N4G.

Don't know why these top 10 blah blah article always get high degrees and hits but they do, odd.
Dee_91  +   2061d ago
Mag the only game i played on that list
It was a fun game
i thought Haze was good from what i saw
Anon1974  +   2061d ago
I don't understand why Haze is on this list.
First off, the inclusion of MAG is just ridiculous. Give your head a shake.

Second, Haze was merely an average game. To include this in a "worst of" list just goes to show the author either never played the game, or doesn't play that many games. The gameplay was fun at times, the split-screen co-op was a blast, the split-screen online play with a guest was something more games should do and the story ambitiously tried to blur the lines between good and bad but unfortunately the attempt at social commentary didn't fit with the game. There were things that bugged me about the game, but it's far from a "worst of" game.

MAG just leaves me puzzled. Did he play a different game? Maybe he confused it with Socom but even that game doesn't deserve to be on a "worst of" list.
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chazjamie  +   2061d ago
no it just shows u have 200 hours to waste on bad game. 200 hours, wow, stay away from world of war craft then.
ThanatosDMC  +   2061d ago
He probably never touched MAG or he's one of those rage quitters that get pwned so fast by vets or has the tendency to catch grenades. Probably just like those guys in pennyarcade.

There's so much hate against MAG. I think, it's because people cant believe the 256 in action with tons of smoke, bullets, explosions, and 256 people moving around without lag.

MAG, almost like Warhawk, has a steep learning curve. The more you die the faster you learn.

Oh yeah, im taking in new clan members who wants to join me in SVER. The clan name is [AMF] "A Midget Fighter". The only requirements is that you have to have a medkit and resuscitation ability and that you kill as many red dots as possible. Just friend or message me on PSN.
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jimmins  +   2061d ago
Lol. NowGamer is hardly dudes in their underpants. Do some research before posting slights at the site.

Anyway... the article 'Top Five Worst Xbox 360 Exclusives Ever" is under construction and going up shortly. Which I'm sure will make you happy.
Morituri  +   2061d ago
How would one go about researching a d-list amateur games website? I think that you are a little bit too impressed with these hacks.
Biggest  +   2061d ago
He IS one of those hacks you speak of. LOL
Apolloeye  +   2061d ago
They have a score of 5/10
adrock2099  +   2061d ago
Except that article is just as garbage. Say what you will about the 360 or the Halo series, but ODST is far from a bad game, let alone one of the worst exclusives for the system. Both of these articles are just flame-bait garbage posted for some quick hits.
sikbeta  +   2061d ago
MAG? Seriously? Pffft, this guy know crap, MAG Delivers, I'd put X-edge in that list...
talltony  +   2061d ago
PS3Freak  +   2061d ago
This list is decent, all the have to do is put Mobile Suit Gundum in First, and shift everything else back one, and its good. That way Mag will not be on there, as it doesn't deserve to be.
pixelsword  +   2061d ago
The author is nuts
MAG is a great game, I have almost 300 hours logged in and I can't think of a game on the PC, 360 or PS3 (I don't own a Wii) that I put that much time into for an online game. The only thing that this game needs is a single player game, even one with a flimsy story like UTIII.

Lair is another great game that got shot down for no good reason, Gametrailers assassinated that game acting like a feature that Factor 5 put in so people could see what the dragon picks up and thrown was a huge bug in the game. The game isn't perfect, but it still stands as probably the most technically advanced game out on consoles until someone can lay down another game and go feature by feature and show me otherwise. As a matter of fact, if anyone can do that I'd appreciate it if they'd tried... they'd lose, but I'd appreciate it.

Haze is butt, but some liked it. I played it and my brother and me were laughing at how bad it was. The multiplayer was ok though; but it won't win any awards.

I didn't play the other ones.
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ThanatosDMC  +   2061d ago
Liar was epic. A lot of graphical glitches though in the night mission. It took me forever to figure out how to kill the big serpent thing in the ocean. I love the epic battle in the sky with the floating rocks and those damn giant dragons on steroids. They made my dragon look like a kitten next to them.
ico92  +   2061d ago
Mag was a decent FPS i recommend it for hardcore shooter fans but one of the worst ps3 exclusives lol no way
MaximusPrime  +   2062d ago
disagree with MAG and Lair. Both are good
jerethdagryphon  +   2061d ago
lair is lovely grat sound great battles controll took getting used to breat for a first gen game mag is mag yes it took a graphics hit but they focusedo n the netcode so decent graphics for a decent multiplayer game...sorry not on that list
Luzce  +   2061d ago
Trying to decrypt what you wrote...

Lair is good, MAG has crappy graphics but shouldn't have been on the list?

jerethdagryphon  +   2061d ago
not crappy graphic but it took a hit to freeup more cpu time for network stuff
Meryl  +   2062d ago
how on earth did MAG get on that list?? they must be a COD noob 0_0
I am glad WKC did not feature on that list, I love that RPG lots:):)
cleanhealthy12  +   2061d ago
cod noob? are you good at cod? probably not. you = cod noob.
Commodore  +   2061d ago
Anyone can be good at CoD because it takes no skill.

My sister, who's 14 doesn't do that bad.

MAG actually takes skill
Newtype  +   2061d ago
COD is run and gun and powerups. And if you say hardcore mode, noobs use the heartbeat sensor and ninja crap and camp like little wusses.
PopEmUp  +   2061d ago
If you can't aim
you a noob simple. Aiming is a basic step of shooting, but many people fail to do that
ThanatosDMC  +   2061d ago
BWUAHAHAHA! He thinks he has skillZ in COD?! COD requirs skillzzz? That's news to me.
cleanhealthy12  +   2061d ago
i bet you im better than all of you at CoD. MAG is the worst shooter ive played after haze this gen.

What are your CoD K/d's or win ratios & streaks if its so easy? i bet mine makes yours look embarrassing.

in fact, i bet im better than you at mag too. have any of you kids who spend all day on this site even won money on a game? have you been on gb? no? then stop talking as if you were good GG
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Chris399  +   2062d ago
Genji was pretty good for a launch title.
We haven't had nice samurai (not ninja) action like that since Onimusha. It got hammered in the reviews because of the infamous "giant enemy crab".

I've played the game twice and it ties in nicely with the 1st one and has some pretty epic moments. Not bad, considering I bought the thing for $20.
STK026  +   2062d ago
I respectfully disagree, as one who bought Genji 2 full price at launch, even when compared to the somewhat lackluster launch titles of the PS3, Genji was subpar, the graphics left me completely unimpressed, the combat did not entertain me at all. The only reason this game sold some copies is because there wasn't much else to play on the PS3 at the time, with the exception of Resistance.

And while it did get hammer by gamers for the Giant enemy crab thing, critics hammered it because it was a poorly made game.

It might have been worth 20$, but it definitely was not worth 60$.

MAG is a great game, but Lair, not so much, at least when played using the SIXAXIS. I know they released a patch to use "regular" controls, but the fact remain that when it was released, the game was barely playable and was utterly unresponsive. The worst part about it has to be the fact that Factor 5 said they were using the sixaxis because the game would be unplayable using normal controls... yet they released a patch a few months later to allow it...
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jerethdagryphon  +   2061d ago
uising the unresponsive controll to me felt like i was controlling a large angry fire breathing critter, its not a f16 it handles like it hass mass whats the problem with that?

lair was fine i enjoyied it greatly loved the story

reason it got marked down it people expected something it wasnt same with mag
andron666  +   2061d ago
I disagree too...
Genji was disappointing to me and a bad game. It could have been good, but they made too many weird faults.

I really liked the PS2 Genji game, but the PS3 one was misguided.

The camera was too close to the character, and you couldn't see all enemies around you. When the combat system (which is actually quite good) depends on countering and avoiding enemies that's no good.

Also the fixed camera made the platforming parts an annoying chore of misguided jumps and deaths.

It could also be hard to find out exactly where you were supposed to go and how to get there. It got so bad and annoying that I didn't even finish the game, it just wasn't fun...
enkeixpress  +   2062d ago
They aren't that bad.. Alot of fun to play, Excellent graphics too
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ninpo14  +   2062d ago
i totally agree with this list none of them in my collection
Deathracer  +   2062d ago
All those games suck a big one, but MAG is pretty good, just takes some getting use to.
waltyftm  +   2062d ago
MAG is awsome, The rest are a bit MEH.
Apolloeye  +   2062d ago
I can think of a lot worse games, how about

1) Go! Sports Skydiving
2) Afrika
3) Conan
4) G1 Jockey 4 2008
5) Wagan Midnight

Pretty sure their all 'exclusive'.
jmmurillo86  +   2062d ago
Good bad list, but I think they don't include lovely PSN downloadable junk. Just retail titles, please.
Deathracer  +   2062d ago
I don't think Conan was PS3 exclusive, I'm pretty sure I played the demo on 360. Also I would use retail titles not PSN titles, there's to many crappy ones to make a list, same goes for Xbox Live Arcade.
nycredude  +   2062d ago
Afrika's idea was actually great but the budget and execution was terrible. I actually bought it thinking it was going to be like teh old Encarda stuff with tons of videos and info but it was really lacking.

Conan is fun for what it is, and it has boobs so not that bad! LOL
NecrumSlavery  +   2061d ago
Afrika isn't bad. It's a slow camera based game. Not for everyone, but that's how it is. My wife plays this game. It is a very beautiful game, like Wii's Edless Ocean. I would give it a 7.0, which by no means is bad.
kingme71  +   2061d ago
Conan was pretty fun (multiconsole though). You just have to adjust your expectations, but the gameplay was fun. Boss battles were a bit annoying in some cases.
jerethdagryphon  +   2061d ago
sorry afrika is fine for what it is and a companys first ps3 game replace afrika with lesure suit larry
Luzce  +   2061d ago
Conan wasn't awful, it was just 100% derivative.
BubblesDAVERAGE  +   2062d ago
IS a great game ...whoever wrote this lost all credibility when they put MAg up there..
NeloAnjelo  +   2061d ago
Well said... Agreed!
CadDad  +   2061d ago
I think MAG is very divisive amongst gamers. I played it 30 hours and couldn't stand it, but I wouldn't say it's a bad game, just not for me. My brother on the other hand played the hell out of it.

Just one of those games that's either a love//hate thing. Lair would be in the same boat for me, I actually liked that game, even with the wonky controls.

jmmurillo86  +   2062d ago
MAG is great
I think Last Rebellion deserves to be on the top. Vampire Rain: Altered Species is second for me. SOCOM:Confrontation should be around there too.
Newtype  +   2061d ago
Last Rebellion
OMG, that game sucks so bad. Wasted 40 dollars on that sucker. The story is so stupid and the gameplay is a big WTF.
ShinnokDrako  +   2062d ago
Why MAG is there?!? Just to know O_o
BeaArthur  +   2062d ago
Only played Haze and I would definitely agree with the decision. Although the multiplayer was all that bad.
BeaArthur  +   2061d ago
Meant wasn't all that bad.
Corrwin  +   2062d ago
Also, if the controls are a problem with LAIR, try using the analogue stocks. Or are games never allowed to improve, and must always be remembered for how bad (the gaming journalists at the time thought) they were?

Crappy, uninspired article because the journalist had nothing better to do. We get it: ever platform has bad exclusives, we don't need 10 articles (in the loosest definition of the word) telling us about them over and over again.
BigRedBall  +   2062d ago
Goes to how that even the worst PS3 exclusives are worth looking at.
Which is more than I can say for ninjabread man.
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ger101  +   2062d ago
I'll never forget Lair. It was the first game I bought for my PS3 and it was so damn bad, imo! The analogue stick update didn't help it either.
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Corrwin  +   2061d ago
Lol - I had a friend who bought a PS3 after trying Lair around my house!

Different strokes I guess.
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Tommykrem  +   2061d ago
Some of these are actually quite good. Lair is excellent after all the patching. Haze is mediocre, and so is Genji. MAG is good/very good. Either this list is an homage to the quality of PS3 exclusive titles, or he simply forgot that Vampire Rain: Altered Species and Untold Legends exist.
thief  +   2061d ago
In my book, MAG > CoD.
What we have is a game that didn’t sell 10% as much as Halo/CoD, which has a rather small online player community, but boy is it a blast to play. Thankfully, the CoD noobs have mostly left MAG now. What you have instead is an intense tussle between squads that are equally matched and good at working together.
I was lucky to be in a match yesterday between two strong clans and some of the flanking moves were breathtaking.
Newtype  +   2061d ago
Man, I rape in MAG. I use to get extended knife and butcher the whole lot of Valor. Was part of Sver and Raven. Almost finished all 3, but I got no more internet for my PS3. (Stealing internet from my neighbors till I move..LOL)
remanutd55  +   2061d ago
MAG? seems to me that somebody dont have skills lol , shooter isnt my thing but MAG isnt a bad game but opinions are opinions , they have theirs i have mines , i love MAG , i have reach level 60 with VALOR , im at level 57 with SVER , oh and i mostly play Domination

EDIT: i like Lair too , i hope theres a LAIR 2
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diablo103  +   2061d ago
Lair really should not be on that list. I dont understand how everyone is so bad at adapting to a new control scheme. While i will admit thet there were some gameplay issues such as the lock on system the motion controls worked perfectly fine. Maybe for those of you who hated it should have done the tutorials first. the gameplay wasn't bad enough to give the game such low marks from the reviewers when it had a lot going for it such as graphics and the most epic soundtrack i have ever heard in a video game. Sony should ask John Debony to compose some more for them. Back to gamplay, developers are not always going to please everyone. For instance i feel bad for developers who choose to make FPSs that arent COD as all everyone dose is b***h about how the controls are different than COD seriously everyone needs to grow up. Finally the games epic fail is completely Sony's fault.
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Lombax  +   2061d ago
crazyclown  +   2061d ago
mag hit the list - wtf nowgamer

MAG is so fun and addicting, MAG > COD
lodossrage  +   2061d ago
I can agree with most of that list
EXCEPT Lair and MAG. First of all, Lair's big "issue" wasn't even an issue. People just cried and whined about the controls because they lack dexterity. If people would have stopped jerking the controller all over the place and just moved fluidly you'd see the controls were just fine.

MAG is probably one of the more realistic FPS games out there. This is a good game no matter how many of the MW2 tries to tell you otherwise. But if you're one of those people that don't know the meaning of teamwork (many of the mw2 crowd) then yeah, you won't enjoy the game. Since the basis of the game IS teamwork in all
-Gespenst-  +   2061d ago
Ah here, Genji's the closest thing we got to an Onimusha on the ps3, we should be thankful. It's not a bad game; who could forget the giant enemy crab? The graphics and the design / production values are pretty awesome too. It got some award for design didn't it?
Alongside Resistance, it was a pretty good launch title.

And even though I haven't played it, I really don't think MAG should be on there either.
Anon7349  +   2061d ago
MAG is a very good FPS/RTS

Haze is mediocre/average and by no means bad. The only reason why it got hammed by reviews because it was AAA.

Last Rebellion = Awful JRPG

Lair controls are pretty awful at least until they patched them. It's a decent/average game.

Genji = Awfully Awful.

All in all, that's a pretty bad "Worst Exclusives list."
peeps  +   2061d ago
Just for interest, the metacritic scores:

MAG - 76
Haze - 55
Last Rebellion - 44
Lair - 53
Genji - 55

Surprised to see MAG there tbh. Its certainly not the best but it's deffo not in the 5 worst ps3 games, especially when you compare the metascores lol
Lombax  +   2061d ago
I liked Lair...
The sixaxis controls were great. I really don't understand why people bash 'em and frankly I'm a little tired of all the hate for this game.

And MAG?? Ó_õ The fuck?

spektical  +   2061d ago
MAG is pretty good, this guy just sucks at it probably.

also LAIR isnt bad with the patch, but it was a little too late for reviewers. I recommend getting LAIR now as its cheap and playable now.
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Lombax  +   2061d ago
The sixaxis controls are great! FFS!!! >_<"
spektical  +   2061d ago
@ above they released a patch so you can play with analog....

xabmol  +   2061d ago
Uhh... facepalm, wut?
You say - It's ok after the patch

I say - The controls were fine before the patch

Then you say - They released a patch

So, uhh, facepalm, wut? õ_Ò
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dredgewalker  +   2061d ago
I don't have any of those games in my library but i think Mag does not belong there.
PantherDST  +   2061d ago
Author is Insane
And why is MAG listed with this group? It's a poor reason if it is because the developers stated repeatedly that the game can handle 256 players, when in fact it can. The thing about Marketing a product is to highlight the unique thing about your product. In this case MAG can handle 256 players while no other shooter even comes close. MAG is a Great game... don't listen to the author.
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