UGO: Oh, man, we saw some utter crap hit our consoles this year. Here are the eleven games that made me want to give up gaming forever.
LAMO- Heavy Rain on #1, UGO should seriously just ditch the (Games) section from their site. Heavy Rain was one unique experience that i really enjoyed. 3 times.
fishing for hits "Heavy Rain is a bad game and David Cage is a fruitbag. There, I said it. For all the praise that this clumsy, weird, incompetently plotted adventure game got in 2010, you'd think video games just got their Citizen Kane. Instead, we got an (admittedly well-designed) interface upgrade for quick time events (there they are again) grafted onto a story that would make CSI: Miami's showrunner blush. But the real problem with Heavy Rain is this: it's not a game. It's a bunch of cutscenes that you stumble through without any agency. Take the game's (rightly) mocked opening, where your son Jason gets hit by a car. What's the point of controlling Ethan in this scene? You can't stop the accident. Nothing you do has any effect on the rest of the game. It's bad design that fooled credulous jerks."
Call Of Duty does that too when you can't control your characters to do anything
He's right to SOME degree, but only about the lack of real choices in the game. Nothing you do up until the last few scenes changes how the game plays out. Yes you can kill off the odd character, but it doesn't send you down a different path after doing so, all actions early on lead you to the same conclusion. He isn't, however, right to have put it on this list. Fishing for hits, as you say.
@lord meant to agree Heavy Rain isn't a game but it's very good and hooks you in when I first bought that game was playing for a whole week nonstop to see everything it was quite addicting for me. I called it a game because it is one but doesn't feel like one it's something special I'm not going to call this guy a douche but I disagree with him about it being bad no way. About Ethan's son dying losing a family member can't be controlled that part is genious and so true.
This fool-ass troll comes along and upsets the balance once more.
I dont care if its labeled a game, movie, or what have you, I just know that my experience with Heavy Rain was quite unique something that I had never done before with any other type of medium and for that I wouldnt put it in any bad list.... well except the script since it did have plot holes
@thereapersson: Just laugh and move on. Author says it's a bad game but the way he justifies it says he just didn't like it. And another "Bravo" for gaming "journalism".
lol HR, pathetic
The shopping mall scene in heavy rain wasn't so that we could save the child, it would be foolish to ask that from the game. What it does, instead, was to put you in the shoes of a desperate father trying to find his son in such a setting. It was up to you to call Jason as many times as you can. A friend played the game and his ending was totally different from mine.
@ the people disagreeing with my earlier comment and dashing in to the night.. What exactly is incorrect about what I said? Try it out for yourself, nothing you do in that game sends you down a different path.
This pisses me off cause Heavy Rain is my personal GOTY. I thought it was amazing.
"What's the point of controlling Ethan in this scene? You can't stop the accident. Nothing you do has any effect on the rest of the game." That's the point. Not everything you do in life will affect the outcome. We all do things everyday that will forever be forgotten thirty seconds later. We have no way of knowing what things will affect, though, and that is the thing that Heavy Rain is getting across. ...forget it. At this point, the people who don't "get" Heavy Rain never will, so it's pointless to argue with them.
I think that is exactly what Heavy Rain did so well because life after all is a series of quick time events. Think of it this way. Everyday we make decisions and many are unimportant but some can have a serious effect on our day, week, year, or even life. I think Heavy Rain put us into the shoes of several characters very well. It was very easy to get into the game with the mood that was presented.
Qui-Gon Jim, that's because there's nothing to get. It's not a bad game by any stretch, but it's not what was promised. Which was a game that changed course depending on the decisions you make throughout it.
Wow... flame bait much? Heavy Rain was the best game I played this year and the most emotional connection I've felt to a digital character (or characters as the case may be) since the ending to MGS4.
MGS4 was deeep. And was a tough act to follow and I think Heavy Rain did awrite.
Wow. Heavy Rain? Castlevania? Sonic 4? Black Ops? Those are all games that received truckloads of praise from the critics. No, not everyone liked them all but to put that many big games in this list and trash them to no end does raise an eyebrow. I'm not saying he's fishing for hits... maybe he just has bad taste.
Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow? Heavy Rain? GTFO! I agree on AvP though. The worst game I've played this year. Thank God I bought it while it was 5 bucks on Steam.
play that and yakuza 4 i hope we see something else from heavy rain devs sony needs to just buy em like they did MM
Heavy Rain was an interesting idea filled with silly, nonsensical shit. There's one scene where two cops ask a psychologist about one of his clients who is a murder suspect. The psychologist has every reason to suspect this guy is the culprit, but he doesn't help the cops because he says it wouldn't be ethical to talk about his patients... You don't need to know anything about doctor-patient confidentiality to know how stupid that is.
Do you think people are going to talk openly to a psychologist if they know he goes around telling people everything he hears? There are some VERY famous cases where this was in-fact the case..but you...real life is bullshit too
If you're going to point out plot inconsistencies, that was not the right one to choose lol. That's not even a problem. Yes, I understand that Heavy Rain would have flopped on its face as a film, because there is so much more quality out there in terms of scriptwriting and acting in films. But compare it to games, and you have something on another level. It is a game after all.
I think most people would talk openly to a psychologist who helps the police catch killers. If your client tells you he frequently blacks out for hours and leaves you an origami figure, then the next day the cops come knocking on your door asking about an origami killer...it's not really ethical to stay quiet.
Sometimes what's right isn't always clear or agreed upon.
fuck this list. UGO just trolled us all for no good reason.
I agree. I said that around the time when they bought 1up. I guess the guy who submitted the story actually worked for UGO and he obviously took issue with my comment. He tried to tell me about all that they were doing to make the site better and all this other crap. That obviously was not the case because this site sucks just as bad as it always has. UGO is a garbage site and K. Thor Jensen is a fruitbag. There, I said it.
Heavy rain was good, but not good enough.
The websites of 2010 that I wish I never clicked on 10. ugo.com 9. ugo.com 8. ugo.com 7. ugo.com 6. ugo.com 5. ugo.com 4. ugo.com 3. ugo.com 2. ugo.com 1. ugo.com
agreed with every single word he said about heavy rain, took the words out of my mouth. seriously, i wonder what heavy rain fans are smoking, i want a bag.
Another hate article. Remember: If you don't like it, you don't need complain publicly about it.
Wait just a few moments ago it was actually Black Ops as the picture and now it was switched to Heavy Rain? -Edit wording-
The articles of 2010 that we wished we never read. #1 - THIS ONE!
N4G is used to gain hits. By placing Heavy Rain in your image and thus notifying me that you think it was one of the worst games of 2010 without even reading the article, I'm not gonna bother to click it. Nice one.
Epic fail. The author just needs to give up gaming. He fails at both gaming and writing articles.
Castlevania Lords of the Shadows? Then Heavy Rain at number one?! Please lets black list this site. K. Thor Jensen the author of this turd article really should stop playing video games. He should also stop working as a journalist. I agree with Black ops though.
its official, K. Thor Jensen knows nothing about games. this idiot shoudnt own a console or pc or anything games can be played on. im sure this dickhead thinks that snake on a nokia 6230 is just the sh!t!! @above - u beat me to it :P
Why is he writing "we" when he is the also one on the planet with that weird opinion? Also, the site reloads its ads for every entry in the list, it's obviously an adclick-fishing article.
i agree with the articles choices. All those games blow
Look at some of the authors comments on that page. "I actually have a human wife. I am sorry you have to beat off to polygons."-K Thor Jensen. This guy is acting like a child. Go look at his comments and lol. How is this guy able to keep his job? No wonder he made such a disgusting list that makes zero sense.
He's right about HEavy Rain. The only reason people here are hating is because they bought it for 65 bucks LOL. Its not a game. Its a movie with minor interaction with buttons
Give up the game, because you're really, really bad at it.
well it's sad then that a Movie - game is better than 80% of the games out there.
lolol you really haven't played it, have you? It fits into the broad category of "adventure game". You control a character and move around the environment and interact with stuff. Yes the plot is not as bendable as some hoped, but this is really because of development limitations.
I payed 65$ for FFXIII and didn't enjoy it.
Wish I got paid to be a troll like this guy
If Heavy Rain is number 1, its a joke. Dont click the link and give them hits.
heavy rain is memoriable experience. an important game. clearly understand why it's on this list. they were looking for a traditional game. heavy rain was an interactive screenplay not interactive competition.
Im not trolling here but Heavy Rain IMO is terrible. I couldnt get past helping my wife with groceries. I would rather play the impossible Mario levels and deal with frustration. The game isnt for everyone. I can see it making a list like this simply bc of that fact. That site is as bad as the translated sites and its in english. I had 2 video ads run with audio at the same time. They wont be getting a hit from me again.
Wow. I knew this was gonna be a trash list when I saw the HR pic. I clicked on it anyway. As soon as I saw Castlevania pic load, my suspicions were solidified
Note to self.....do not click on anymore best/worst of lists. These jokers are just fishing for hits with controversy. Sad.
I hope he does quit gaming... in fact i hope he does it soon...the sooner the better!
STFU heavy rain got more women that this article's writer ever will
You put Black Ops further down than Naughty Bear? What the f*** is wrong with you? Naughty Bear was one of the worst games of 2010! Deadly Premonition was the worst.
which would be fine if the writing wasn't of such a piss-poor stature. It appears that any kid who knows his way around a keyboard can get an article submitted these days; no matter how idiotic his reasoning is.
I think you're being generous in even referring to it as reasoning.
The Articles of 2010 That We Wish We Never Read...
I don't think he's wrong about any of those really. Heavy Rain was overrated, and Black Ops was just massively disappointing. He's right. Treyarch just aren't good at making COD games.
There's a HUGE difference between overrated, disappointing, and HORRIBLE. It seems like he just added some "popular" titles in the mix of some truly and universally panned games for the sake of controversy. I respect a man's opinion and have no issues with his right to choose whatever game he thinks was bad. However his reasoning, in most cases, fell short of convincing anybody that some of these games were truly as bad as he claimed.
Overated, only for those xfanboyz who did"nt play it. obviously, most of the mature gamers find it way better than reviews.
Castlevania? HAHAH you made me laugh.. One of the best games I've played this year. I stopped reading after I saw this game btw, hope you all did the same.
I read this prattle. Why did this guy bother posting this? Why does this guy bother playing games? Why does this guy have such bad taste? Maybe he will answer all these in his next article, I cannot wait!! Why am I being sarcastic?
This crappy article most be crowned the stupiest article of 2010. Congrats on the awards. Heavy Rain is on my list foe goty
The articles of 2010 I wished I never read.
You gotta be kidding me, they wish they hadn't played Castlevania, Heavy Rain, or Black Ops? I can see how they'd say so against Black Ops in a way to pander to those who hate the CoD series, but there's no way you can say you didn't enjoy playing it over a ton of other games. And the other two just don't make sense. IMHO, those three games make them look less like gamers and more like gossip journalists.
Go beat off to a polygon wife?? Wow..thats so mature...nice going thor jenson or whatever his name is...
The are three kind of writes in this world - good, bad and David Cage. Heavy Rain is a disaster, and a bag of lies that Cage sold to naive gamers. For me existence of Heavy Rain is an insult to all gamers across the globe. Text adventures games are more "game-like" than this. Anyway, good list. I give it my Seal of Gold Quality.