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Why Do Ubisoft's Handheld Games Suck?

GamingUnion.net: It's not news that the handheld scene sees a plethora and over-saturation of games that hit the market. Most of them aren't that great and the good ones are really quite far and few between. Ubisoft is easily one of the more notable publishers that constantly fart out really shoddy handheld titles, most of which are usually movie tie-ins or mere after-thoughts of the big boys on PS3 and Xbox 360.

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mephman2407d ago

There are some good titles, but they are far and few between. It's a shame, really.

Hardedge2407d ago

Tenchu, despite its low Metacritic score, was a really decent game. Much better than Ubi's recent stuff.

Cheeseknight282407d ago

There really is next to no good games made by Ubisoft on a portable. I checked every GBA, DS, and PSP game they've published - the best I could find were LostMagic and Tenchu. LostMagic was mediocre, but unique at least.

In fact, Ubisoft's console games are pretty bad too. Without Assassin's Creed, they basically have nothing. Last generation they had Prince of Persia and Rayman which were excellent series but now they are not quite the same. I love the Rabbids, but I'd like to see a good new Rayman game.

tweex2407d ago

Even as much as I love the AC series, the handhelds just never did it for me :(.

Hardedge2407d ago

Yeah, same here, it felt like little to no care was given.

Hardedge2407d ago

Bloodlines was really bad. It had the potential but I think Ubi dropped the ball with it.

rabidpancakeburglar2407d ago

It's because generally handheld games are spinoffs of console games, and spinoffs often suck the big one

Hardedge2407d ago

I agree wholeheartedly, the spinoffs/ports are just really bad. The games that were specifically designed for handhelds, however, are usually pretty good.

mephman2407d ago

It's just disappointing that they can take their premium franchises, like Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell, and butcher them so much.

Trroy2407d ago (Edited 2407d ago )

The PoP games on the PSP are actually really good. The sound issues that were reported on the reviewed UMD versions aren't present on the digital versions at all.

TheEatingChampagne2407d ago

POP games on the PSP were the same as the console ones...

Trroy2406d ago

Plus some large amount of extra content, yes. And they, like the console ones, were very good.

What's your point?

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