It's tough to recommend Forspoken as a brand-new purchase. The game has a lot of good ideas, but the execution is sorely lacking. Wait until it hits PS Plus or is discounted.
Fortunately for Square, TGA doesn’t have an award for that :p
If a game that scores in the 60s on Metacritic is the worst game of 2023, that's a pretty amazing year.
I was just thinking the same thing. Yeah the game ain't that great, yeah the dialogue is pretty cringe, but the game works and plays fine. It's no Ride to Hell or Big Rigs.
Yeah, there will definitely be shovelware worse than this. I guess what they actually meant was more like “biggest flop of the year” since this was hyped, from a well known developer and was expected to be better - no one is expecting those shovelware games to be good. @porkChop Lol, I’d forgotten about Ride to Hell. My god.
Sorry, you folk already forgot about Family aka Fast & Furious Crossroads?
The gaming media really did a good job of tearing this game apart and the demo with no story and bad tutorials didn't help It's too bad because the game is good
Still going to get it after a price drop.
I had no intentions on getting this game after the demo then I heard it's actually good, I bought it and have been playing ever since
Agreed I'll get it at like $10 or on gamepass lol.
I agree. I'm 16 hours in and I'm having a great time. The worst thing to me seems to be the dialog, but it's really not as bad as what people are saying. It's a VIDEO GAME, not a movie. The thing I hate is you see reviews (which are fine of course) but then influencers say DONT BUY THIS GAME!! Unfortunately too many people listen to this kind of stuff. I've always made up my own mind, and I don't remember the last time I bought a game that I thought was flat out horrible. I liked Callisto Protocol, Valkyrie Elysium and Gotham Knights. Sure not everyone has the same tastes or opinions, but I just think too many people are influenced by outside sources. Another thing the past few years is that if a game reviews lower than an 8 people think it's automatically garbage. Ok, enough. Just my opinions. Now.....back to Forspoken and Deadspace.
I agree. When I first see gameplay about any game & it captures my interest..I know I want to play that game & Forspoken is one of those games out of many that did that. I pay the negative comments no mind. I'm 14 hrs in & that's because I'm really enjoying the game. I also bought & played Calisto Protocol,Valkyrie Elysium & Gotham Knights & enjoyed them all right up until the very end of the game.
That's a good lineup of games, I'm buying Gotham Knights next as I believe it didn't deserve the hate either. Callisto Protocol is one of my favorites of 2022
but then influencers say DONT BUY THIS GAME!! Unfortunately too many people listen to this kind of stuff." There's been a war between YT influencers and main stream publications like IGN I for well over 10 years now ever since the boom of YT popularity in 09 2010. Angry Joe has had many run ins with IGN through out the beginning of his YT start up and has had many run ins since. Influencers has such a tremendous impact on the industry to the point they're taking over the jobs of places like IGN. In the past 3 years there's been massive lay offs across all main stream outlets and many going to YT looking for jobs now. YT is winning the war against mainstream by a long shot right now. Anyway to your point. YT influencers have a stronger impact on a game's reception than ever before. All the influencer has to say buy it, or don't buy it. Watch it spread like wild fire. Because then there friends will tell there friends etc. The reason for this is because places like IGN had some questionable reviews and the major controversy in Filip Mucin in plagiarism. in which they got rid of him faster than lightning because people already don't trust main stream media as is. Forspoken is a prime example of a game where the game simply couldn't do anything right in fact it was doomed the moment they showed it off. While places like IGN or mainstream outlets were being fair towards the games early showings YT was already starting the trash campaign. There Legion of followers were ready to hate the game all the way up to its release no matter what. Influencers can do no wrong in the fans eyes so this game was doomed. Read trusted reviews and follow influencers who you are trusted ppl, don't be a blind shill follower on YT and think for yourself. In fact even influencers can get paid off by publishers to say good things about their game. Devs aren't always innocent either. Be care and think for yourself is what I say.
"but then influencers say DONT BUY THIS GAME!! Unfortunately too many people listen to this kind of stuff" Exactly, well said. I can't stand gaming YouTube influencers/celebrity wannabes anymore. I don't bother with them with all there patreon BS. It a game doesn't run at 60fps it gets shite on these days so it's gonna be very interesting what the gaming media say about "starfield" when it only runs at 30fps on console. I bet they give starfield @30fps a free pass ?
The game is not good. Quit trying to defend it. When you have sites like IGN and Gamespot who are known to go easy on certain game reviews can't even defend and say it's not a good game, that's when you know it's really not a good game
IGN and GameSpot, thx for the laugh 🤣😂 It's the dialogue gamers and every review don't like, the games not too bad itself. 🐑 🐑 🐑 🐑
If you don't own the game including spent time playing it then your comment is irrelevant. The game is fun.
@Elda ~ so the 3.6 users score is not actually people that played the game?
Or like Days Gone, this game has been judged too harshly The game is good
The game is great even. I have lots of fun with it and my only issue is the "standing still while waiting for a tutorial". For me, Story is good, gameplay and combat is amazing, graphics are beautiful and it runs smoothly, way better than I thought after reading the reviews.
I agree with you 100%
14 hrs in so far from playing all night. I'm enjoying the game immensely.
Why you're getting downvoted for enjoying a videogame is ridiculous. I guess I'll be getting downvoted because I'm enjoying the game too.
People legitimately hate that others enjoy this game.
You should see all the down votes on the "Hi-fi rush" articles. That game has outstanding reviews and people just want to hate. If you like it that is all that matters.
Same I just beat the 1st Tanta and got her powers now 😍
same here. been having fun...which is the point of gaming. the dialogue portions I skip.
People that actually play the game are the only ones that have an opportunity to realize what a gem this game is. Perfection? No. But so fun to be an elementalist red mage ninja!
This is the issue with game reviews. It received a score of 53/100 or 5.3/10 which should be considered AVERAGE, instead its considered BAD. And 7/10 is considered average, which is why the whole scale is lopsided. If you're going to claim that something is a contender "for worst game of the year" give it the appropriate score of 3/10 or lower.
In today’s environment, if its not an 8 or higher it’s not worth the money. Thats the common mindset at least.
I've even seen 8s on here classed as wait for the bargain bin. I loved "prison break" on PS3 yet it got 3/10 across the board. The game played identical to "riddick" which is a cult classic 9/10 game. I'm sure the reviewers never played it, and just auto gave it a bad score because it was a TV game. Sadly the UK studio closed down due to poor sales yet it never needed a day1 patch as it ran perfectly day1 too.
That's why most game don't deserver a 10 let a lone 9. In the generation of PS2 if games score above 8 is usually really good.
Because game journos use a 5 point scale mentality on a 10 point scale. They should just use 5 stars.
In my not-US country, passing grades in school are either 6 or 7 (if I remember correctly, 7 in school, 6 in college). So it's not weird for me to consider "bad" anything lower than this. Actually, by searching how grades work in the US, "D - this is still a passing grade, and it's between 59% and 69%" So even in US, a passing grade would be at least in the lower 60. So even though "logically" 5 would be the average, we're all used to considering it a bad score from school systems..
The education board around the globe are clueless also, I wouldn't go using them as an example. Thx for the laugh 😂🤣
I don't agree with the score. I'm having fun playing the game.
If Hogwarts wasn't just around the corner, I would have bought this. Seeing the media pile on, the price will probably drop very quickly.
Good for people who want to get it cheap.
I just hit chapter 11, and by far I don't agree with any of these negative reviews. I honestly, find it baffling the lengths they've gone to to degrade this game. Breath of the Wild can be considered amazing with no story and a completely empty world. This game with a massive landscape, tons of enemies variations in powers and exploration coupled with the fastest quick travel I have experienced in any game to date. and it's bad? Let games like GTA, Bulletstorm and Deathloop have the most vulgar protagonist with campy dialogue and those are near perfect games right? This character actually has a notable reason to be the way she is, and with the revelation the game just gave narratively at chapter 11 makes complete sense and even the Tantas fall into madness make perfect sense. I even see the breadcrumbs they gave in the beginning of the game that loops the story back in a co-hesive way. but that's just bad because she say's the f word to much... I have 34 hours in and have been enjoying this game for its openness, options and combat that keeps switching it up. You can easily run through the story, miss the archives/back story. But, that's bad right? Yet Elden Ring, every Souls game that keeps the story tied to items and vague narrative are brilliant right? The standards that it REALLY seems to be is media is chasing public opinion and trying not to piss off the masses. Pokemon, Halo, Zelda, Fire Emblem and more can all be the same and won't talk about their short comings because you are afraid of the online nostalgia gatekeepers from flooding you. Then they follow popular internet opinions and reinforce them like they did with this game and it's all for the sake of clicks. I still haven't found a single reviewer in gaming space whose opinion I care for because they are trash. I only have one movie reviewer I like Jeremy Jahns but can't name a single gaming reviewer that I can respect in the 30 plus years of gaming I have had.
Still baffled how Breath of the wild & Nier get away with drab or same-y environments and get lauded.
This game was hated on from the start with the female lead, reviewers had already made up there mind before even playing. Reviewers and yt influencers should do "judgemental" and "subconscious bias" training.
Preach!! Forspoken is not to be slept on. The story is not that bad at all, the gameplay is fun & the graphics are nice. Folks need to stop following others when it comes to reviews & think for themselves. I can understand if one saw the game trailers & they didn't find it interesting but if one is curious try it out & judge for yourself.
To many 🐑🐑🐑 these days, also reviewers, yt influencers and 🐑 gamers need to judgemental and subconscious bias training.
I think it's more with the forced swearing, I've seen her call people asshole 10 times in the span of less than an hour And she only has 3, fuck, shit, and asshole It wouldn't be so bad if she mixed it up a bit even And Frey just seems unpleasant Like a whiny ungrateful ass
She is ungrateful, she isn’t whiney, she’s an abandoned orphan hurled into a world she never new existed and forced to be a savior/murderer for others. That is her perspective! And by the end of the game she has revelations that help her grow as a person who has supreme trust issues. The character makes you feel uncomfortable because the character IS uncomfortable themselves.
Although I agree with you about the swearing, isn't movies the same though? Overly swearing for sake of swearing ? Don't hear any hate on movies
That's not the whole game at all
$30 bin it is. Walmart will have this priced low in a couple of months.
Ok, how is it the worst game of year if the game is playable?
That shouldn't be your bar to clear, a terrible game can still be playable.
That's a very confusing comment
I just hate how peoples defence to a poor game which has huge promise is “it’s not AS bad” So basically it’s still meh but you can put up with it because you’ve been lead to believe is that it would be so much worse Guess what, it means it’s still average
They're the ones who spent $70-80+ on a mediocre/bad game, they're stuck in a sunk cost fallacy
If you haven't played the game and not the demo you may not know where that sentiment is coming from. After you get past the beginning hrs "rails" and hand-holding, the game lets loose the reins and opens up
We aren’t saying it’s not “as bad”. We are saying it’s good. I’m fine with spending $70 and actually bought the DLC pass to get that when it drops. I recommend you trying it and completely understand waiting for a discount. That’s a legit concern. Paying less is always better. Check it out and you might be surprised. Just need to get by what people describe as a slow start with a lot of hand holding. Fair, but I wasn’t too bothered by it as I was enjoying the story and truly think Frey is a good character
If 53% out of a hundred gets a game worst game of the year. Then 2023 is going to be the best hear ever for games.
What a load of nonsense.
How is it a load of nonsense when it's a 66 on metacritics? So somehow a large majority of those reviewers got together and decided to trash the game on purpose? I understand user scores are suspect, so we're not even going to mention that. Gamespot gave it a 50, IGN 60, GameRadar 50... that's surprising, because they usually don't hand out such low scores
Because in what world is a 66 the worst game of the year? I'm playing it and having a lot of fun. It's getting a hell of a lot of unnecessary hate. Mostly from people that don't even own it.
The game is definitely an 8.
There's nothing here that's overwhelmingly broken so I don't think it will be the worst game of the year. Historically the last few years have given us so many broken game launches from gta trilogy, cyberpunk, Pokemon, calisto protocol it's seemingly rarer to get a fully functioning highly anticipated game that isn't broken on launch than a game like forspoken which is fine but that's all it is. Also most people just a game on most disappointing game and a title like forspoken won't really enter the conversation as nobody was really anticipating it. But if you were to take a game like cyberpunk that's a disappointing game on launch at least but forspoken it's just meh
Sorry but you are way off to recommend it as Worst Game of the Year. I am a third of the game in and really enjoying it. All I can say is for everyone to give it a go (whether now or later) and decide for themselves. I never take what the Gaming Media says any more, especially after they gave 'Days Gone' a poor rating.
If a 53 is one of the worst This could still be a pretty promising year
I'll never play this even if it hits PS Plus or is discounted, playing the demo and watching proceeding reviews, this will never touch my ps5
Worst game of 2023 and we're only one month into it? Game "journalists" are a joke. Aside from poor optimization on the PC the game is fantastic if unintentionally campy. Luminous needs to get on patching this game stat.
It’s crazy sites give SpongeBob better scores 7/8/9 . This game is clearly better than that , black female really annoyed people but the same crappy dialogue not a black female would have got 8/9/10
Fortunately for Square, TGA doesn’t have an award for that :p
The gaming media really did a good job of tearing this game apart and the demo with no story and bad tutorials didn't help
It's too bad because the game is good
14 hrs in so far from playing all night. I'm enjoying the game immensely.