While not all the games on the list are bad, none of them sold well. Combine that with the amount of hype each game had before their respective release's, and you have the ten biggest flopsof this generation.
Star Ocean was awesome!!! Blasphemy I SAY!!!!
Star Ocean: The Last Hope was pure garbage.
Desagree, sry but it was one of the game that made me go with my xbox, and I liked it, fck that site. This is the list... 10. The Darkness (PS3, 360) 2K 9. Infinite Undiscovery (360) Square Enix 8. The Conduit (Wii) Nintendo 7. Mad World (Wii) Sega 6. Silent Hill: Homecoming (PS3,360) Konami 5. The Last Remnant (360, pc) 4. Star Ocean: The Last Hope (X360) Square Enix 3. Lair (PS3) Sony Computer Entertainmet 1. Too Human (360) Microsoft All the these games flopped but the RPG, loved infinite undiscovery and so the Last remnant.
FanboyPunisher So we agree to disagree.
You agree if you agree, disagree if you agree even more
how has the PS3 failed this gen ? cuz it stumbled out the blocks and had a slow start ? it has the best game library this gen best hardware has great 3rd party support 3rd fastest selling console in history... yup such a failure
Fanboypunisher.... how exactly is the PS3 a fail this gen when there is only 1 PS3 exclusive game on that list, and 3 on 360 (four if you could The last Remnant)?
exactly, i would actually put SO at the number 1 spot for the worst game of all time, it is just so annoying. I actually like infinite undiscovery: the story aren't too bad, there are some interesting characters like the samurai guy or the so call "Twin Brother", and a single game play that felt more like muli-player which is also interesting. SO has better combat system, but that where its ends. But overall, i kinda agree with the article. AW is actually a really good game (i wish the DLC explain the ending a little bit more because it is quite confusing) despite poor sale. @krazybone If x360 only buy FPS, then how do you explain Fable, ME, Fall Out, and other non FPS games that sold quite well on x360? If people really buy PS3 because of EXCLUSIVE and VARIETY, then why there are so much FPS games (KZ2, MAG, Socom, Haze, Resistant) on it compare to x360 (halo3) Why the highest sold game on PS3 to date is a multi-platform FPS game(MW2)? Sometime, you really need consider both sides before making a statement. @ico92 i don't know, maybe because FF13 is actually a good game but the the fanboy just really hate it because it went multi-platform. Seriously, how can you guys like FF10, but not FF13 (they are practically the same game with different story and setting).
Also since the ps3 is on a huge decline I'm not shocked to see only 1. Exclusive on the list since we know the ps3 has a tiny collection compared to xbox. Hopefull the ps3 mods don't delete a post that's my opinion, this isn't Nazi Germany.
Alan Wake had to be disappointing for MS, even though it`s a great game.
It's Microsoft's fault that it sold purely. They didn't advertise it very much and they released it around the same time as Red Dead Redemption. In contrast, Sony made sure to release Heavy Rain during a relatively quiet time, and they advertised well and publicized it with review sites. My theory is that Remedy wants to make Alan Wake 2 multiplatform or wants to release the PC version of the game, and MS is spiting them.
Hopefully Remedy will port Alan Wake to PC where it belongs. I still remember that PC tech demo. Miles ahead of anything the 360 could ever do. But I doubt it. Maybe Alan wake 2.
Alan Wake was a failure because... 1. Microsoft made them kill the open world PC version for a linear Xbox 360 version. and 2. It got released on a console that is only good for FPS specifically HALO or Call Of Duty.
haze, halo odst, heavnly sword, lair, too human.
Heavenly Sword is a great game.
It depends on how you define "flop". Are we talking about sales, quality or both? Some games are really great, yet considered "flops" due to the low amount of sales. While there are some games out there that undeservingly have lots of sales, but aren't really the best out there. These may also be considred flops, though this case is more uncommon. Then there's the ultimate flops. Bad games with low sales. In the end, it all comes to preference and personal opinion.
odst and lair. Shame they got marred for issues that could have been easily fixed before release. On topic...i would classify a flop as being something that did not exceed the development cost via sales figures. It is funny how there are many games that are flops and yet extremely fun to play. Just as there are many considered hits and yet may not be as entertaining. Kind of like a bad movie. It may be bad and you know it but it can drum up some type of cult following.
Yeah that was a huge flop. It only sold 5.3 million copies so far. How terrible, especially for what PS3 fanboys were calling a glorified add-on. Sony wishes they had more flops like MS and ODST.
It only sold more than 5.3 million copies. Sony wishes they had flops like ODST.
Nice double post, douchebag.
Yep, All Lair needed was the addition of analog control on launch and all ODST needed was to be priced as originally planned, $40.
So what xboxdefender?, sales doesn't make the quality of a game, do you know why dragon ball is so famous, so death note in the anime world? cus of its fans, they would buy the stuff they like and can the same be said for halo, now, let me tell you this, I may be a xbox user only but don't tend to troll crap on others like you ignorant kind tend to. I prefer alan wake over halo 3 so odst, and it didn't sell that much but still is one of the best horror games around, hate shooters, so no need to state, cus sale will never be meaning of quality. Milkjdo, it is the list from the article...do you even know how to read?
I thought silent hill and mad world were good games and the article said Haze was 1st party when it wasn't,it was developed by free radical who went out of business because of the poor reception it got. And TRI-ACE developed Infinite Undiscovery with square-enix as publisher.
lair has a free download for zero six-axis (analog) controls now. Not that it matters.
How is FF13 not on the list
Contrary to many posters on video game blogs. FFXIII was amazing to some (Me being one of them). Especially people who were NOT fond of Final Fantasy XII and wanted the Final Fantasy X feeling back.
I have to say i agree with InfamousHero on this one. The game sold well over 5 million copies. No matter how much you may have disliked it, it most certainly wasnt a flop.
The Darkness was NOT a flop, in fact it has to be one of the most underrated games this generation.
I love this game to death. It cracked 80 on metacritic. It almost broke the one million mark, something 80% of games never accomplish. And Haze. Haze's biggest fault was that it was average yet still almost broke the one million mark. Man, someone really needs to do a list of actual flops sometime - and not trot out the same tired crap every single time. Or better yet, they should actually play the games they claim are terrible rather then parroting what some other website claimed.
Pfft, Haze's biggest flaw was that the control was mediocre and the dialogue is among some of the worst ever. Cheeeeeeeezzzzzzyyyyyyy. The dialogue killed the game in the first 15 minutes. Haze was just awful. There's no way to get around it.
cant lie too human was really over hype thou i cant lie i did play the heck out of it.. trying to get all the sets of armours and doing runs with friends.. and somewhat addictive due to the rpg elements.. in some twisted way i want to see the second too human and i am hoping MS gets that studio to do it right.. coz the title could be a good iP if handled well.
Haze was a pretty decent game , its not as bad as they say. Lair I actually like and with the Control Patch its worth a rental and or a buy if you can find it.. MadWorld is one of my Fave Wii games The Darkness is a GREAT GAME...
Too human has been hyped since it was announced for the PS1 by Silicon Knights. You cant just blame Ms for all that hype. BTW I thought the darkness was an awesome game. Was it really a flop cuz i thought they were coming out with a sequel?
It only sold 700k combined between 360 and PS3. I love The Darkness. Next to Bioshock and Uncharted 2 I'd say its my favorite game this gen. I hope they release a sequel for. It's been like two years since they announced it and no word since then.
Haze should be #1
Haze wasn't planned as a trilogy. Microsoft had HUGE ambitions for Too Human.
Microsoft didn't have any ambition for a trilogy, the hype was mostly if not all Silicon Knights and Dyack. Poor research on the part of the author,
Even when it's not on them, it's always easier to blame MS.
lair and too human should battle it our for first. While both games had some good elements the most important thing in a video games is good controls. If the game is unplayable or just not fun due to controls then to me its a instant flop. I still to this day dont understand why silicon knights bothered rushing out too human when they could have put it on hold to further polish the game. Same with Lair. They could have been so much better.
The Darkness was and still is an amazing game! Please go buy it!!!
It was one of the best games I played this generation. So original in many ways. I wish I kept it but I traded it in some time ago after 100% everything. Such a memorable experience now that I look back at it.
What he said ^^
@ Elven6 - You need to do some research man "As part of a planned game trilogy, the story is a science-fictional futuristic retelling of Norse Mythology that portrays the Æsir (Norse Gods) as cybernetic-enhanced humans, tasked with protecting mankind from the onslaught of Loki’s army of machines." http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
WHAT...THE ..FU*K and 65 meta score..NICEEEEEE seriously was that the blurb to that game?lmfao. if you picked up a movie in the video shop and it described it like that..you'd be like 'f**k that'.and your girlfriend would dump you if you rented it. id be interested to know if them square enix games flopped in japan aswell.they sound like japanese winners.
And your idea of research is wikipedia?
And the part where it says Microsoft had "HUGE ambitions" for the franchise is, where? Trilogy does not always mean "HUGE ambitions", Dyack and Silicon Knights had very high ambitions for the game given how much they were hyping it.
dude, stop. you lost. you asked him to prove that it was a planned trilogy and he did. when a new IP is scheduled to be trilogy I'd say that's huge ambitions for a title.
I didn't ask him to prove it was a trilogy nor did I deny there was one and anyone would realize Dyack and Silicon Knights had the ambitions or are we all forgetting the Neogaf and 1UP incidents?
worst site to ever find but heres the ORIGINAL announcement at E3 2005 http://xbox360.ign.com/arti... some more sites talking about the trilogy http://www.mcvuk.com/news/3... http://www.joystiq.com/2007... then an 08 E3 interview with the dude himself http://g4tv.com/e32008/blog...
Alan Wake and Splinter Cell are not horrible, but they are certainly disappointing given the hype they have.
I think Too Human would have faired better if they just stuck to buttons instead of the stick, like GoW or Ninja Gaiden. I couldn't bring myself to play the full game after playing the demo.
Too Human was fun if you didn't let the reviews get in your head. I know a lot of people liked it.
SquareEnix got 3 games in that list, probably should have been more if you ask me. SquareEnix suck ! period !! sack Wada ffs !!
The Darkness was a great game, something new. I loved it, and when a certain event happens in the game, you really feel for Jackie. Sitting on the couch watching TV with Jenny was awesome. Too bad it got overshadowed like that.
I just replayed it the other week. Great goddamn game. Estacado!!!!!!!!!!!
I still want to pick up HAZE,I'm just waiting for the price to come down a bit more!
dont even pick it up its a waste of time last boss is a push over 20 bullets and hes down 3 rockets and hes dead
I pick up lair from the bargain bin, i really enjoyed it of course the patchs helped the controls it had good graphics and really liked the story.
Seriously! You can't really get it new any more, but you can pick it up for less than $10 used. It's totally worth it with the control patch.
to those saying ODST, how was ODST a flop? sales? nope, sold more than every single PS3 exclusive in existence. reviews? nope, i didnt see a review less than 8/10, and saw many 9+/10. gameplay? nope, was even better than Halo 3s as it felt more like Halo:CE because of the changes made. look, we get it - you dont like halo cause you cant play it on your PS3. but saying ODST flopped is like saying that the Star Wars trilogy was a flop. youve got absolutely no evidence to support your claim. Too Human was a HUGE flop, but that was not microsofts fault. they did not make the game, or have any hand in making the game. Silicon Knights made it, not Microsoft. overall, the list looks pretty decent to me.
Here... http://www.metacritic.com/g... There you can find quite a few reviews under 80... Hell even under 6... Oh and maybe one under 5. ;) Also... Get used to 360 exclusives NOT made by Microsoft as their commitment to make first party exclusives went out the window a while ago.
look at where all the major reputable publications rated it - 80/100 and higher: IGN, GameSpot, Edge, Gametrailers, Game Informer, 1UP, Play, CVG, Eurogamer, GamePro, Play.tm, GameSpy, Destructoid, GameDaily. look at the ones that gave it <80/100: BigPond GameArena, Absolute Games, The Onion, Level, Gamer's Hell, Teletext GameCentral, WonderWallWeb, etc etc. theyre the sites that noone cares about, and noone takes seriously. and i dont care who makes games, as long as the games are good. i get to play any game on 360, any on PS3, and any on the Wii, since i own all the consoles. i dont care if microsoft make it, sony make it, EA, Activision, Naughty Dog, SCEE, Rare, Epic, etc make it - i win cause i get to play them all if i want to. who makes what means absolutely nothing - and the only people that care about that are the ones who only own one console and 'support' that console manufacturer. the rest of us just care about the games.
There are some reputable sites that reviewed the game under 80 and some of them are even Xbox 360 affiliated. It's ok if you're going to dismiss mediocre reviews for the sake of your argument, but then saying that those who rated it under 80 are crap when someone calls you out, only makes you look worse. ;) Also... You were screaming that Too Human was bad because the game wasn't made by MS, so I just wanted to let you know that most games you will be playing on your beloved 360 are games NOT made by MS... That's all my green friend.
You should really hates yourself,eh? :P
lair works now.. with the new patch its possible to use the analogs now. Its actually fun now, but a little too late.
xcept that haze sold more than alot of games not mentioned here...
im sorry but the worst game of this generation has got to be rouge warrior that was just so bad. worst graphics of this generation, worst controlls, worst voice acting, worst story and its the lowest rated game of this gen on meta critic
Na, try Last Rebellion for PS3. Absolute GARBAGE game, it looked WORSE than a PS2 game, and it was a PS3 exclusive. Sad.
Really? I thought the lowest rated retail game this gen was Box Office Bust
btw at the disagree, I was right http://www.metacritic.com/g...