5 Games Every Self-Respecting Gamer Should Avoid.

A collection of 5 games that any gamer with their wits about them should avoid like the plague.

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Christopher3465d ago

Lats time I checked, self-respecting gamers are about experiencing the good and the bad. It's what makes them a well-experienced gamer, which leads to being respected.

coolbeans3465d ago

What really infuriates me is the idea that the "self-respecting gamers" can't like these games in his/her eyes. Perhaps the author didn't intend for that, but perception is key.

I've had some great times in Assassin's Creed (1) and MW3 too.

Jasmino9243465d ago

I do apologise, that's not what I intended at all, of course you can enjoy these games if you are a self-respecting gamer - I enjoyed almost all of these games, however would I willingly spend my money on them knowing what I do now? No way! It's more a playful suggestion that you'd be better off playing something else than anything.

And me too, but are either of those fantastic as a whole? Unfortunately not and the games on the list, in my opinion, contained some seriously fatal flaws, hence why they are listed.

ReservoirDog3163465d ago

And k&l2 gets way too much flak for no reason. It's a passable game that had the nerve to make the main characters people who aren't beautiful and perfect and young. Old guys just trying their hardest to survive with the most perfect gritty art direction I've seen in most games.

Is it perfect? No. Is it kinda unpleasant in some ways? Yeah. But it's hard to deny I had a lot of fun with it and it left a mark on me.

hellzsupernova3465d ago

i LOVED assassins creed 1 i dont haave ANY bad memories from that game!

DragonKnight3465d ago

The first Assassin's Creed game is by far my favorite of the series. The setting is, in my opinion, the best in the series. The Third Crusade in the Holy Land is an epic setting. Altair is still my favorite protagonist because he actually seems like an Assassin. Stoic, skilled, ruthless. He just gets the job done. Ezio is too much of a playboy, and seems far too lighthearted to be taken seriously as an Assassin. I liked Constantinople better as a setting than Italy, but it's still nothing compared to the Holy Land.

I platinum'd AC2 and haven't played it since. I haven't bothered to finish Brotherhood because I got bored of it and hate online trophies. I did finish Revelations and was surprised at how short a game it actually is but it is merely a conclusion game so it's not too far fetched.

But AC1 is a game I play over and over. If Ubisoft added trophies for that game (which they won't because they suck) I'd platinum that game in a flash I love it that much. I'd still play it again afterward.

RedDead3465d ago (Edited 3465d ago )

My god what? Assassins creed was a majorly flawed gem in my eye's...once you got counter attack the game was all over. So I think it's not a good game, due to balance issue's and difficulty issues. As I said, extremely flawed gem..imo

JellyJelly3465d ago

I had some great co-op experiences with Kane & Lynch 2. I must really hate myself...

mokopa3465d ago

I enjoyed kane and Lynch 2. Try killing 20 asian men who have infinite ammos in MW3. Do you know that COD is fast paced cause it has few AIs to kill. Now take that to the bank.

SilentNegotiator3465d ago (Edited 3465d ago )

"And k&l2 gets way too much flak for no reason"

No reason? lol.

1) WRETCHED camera
2) UGLY graphics and effects
3) BROKEN cover system
4) POOR pacing
5) LAGGY servers

NO reason? Take that back.

trenso13465d ago

AC1 was so much fun. i loved every minute of it and enjoyed it more than ac2 or brother hood. playing the story was incredible with such a cliff hangar at the end. and for the repetitiveness that is brought up all the time, i never even noticed it cause' i was having so much fun. and isnt that what we are supposed to be doing having fun? not trying to dissect the game to find everything that is wrong with it?

SilentNegotiator3464d ago

"AC1 was so much fun. i loved every minute of it and enjoyed it more than ac2 or brother hood"

Even the mandatory 10,000 minutes of traveling?

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Jasmino9243465d ago

By self-respecting, I meant this - if you are a gamer, you don't want to squander your time on a game that just isn't worth your time or money. 'Respect' yourself, by eschewing those games that waste such precious resources and play some other games instead.

You don't have to play both bad or good games to be experienced, I'm just saying that those with their 'wits about them' shouldn't spend their money on games that aren't fulfilling when there are plenty of others that are.

Blaine3465d ago

I clicked disagree just because you used the word "eschewing". How pretentious and condescending--like your article, hey!

kamanashi3465d ago

Then change your article to one sentence: Avoid games you don't like if you respect yourself.

Don't say someone is not a self-respecting gamer simply because they like games you don't like.

Blaine3465d ago


Only game I can think of that any "self-respecting gamer" (wtf?) shouldn't play is Terminator Salvation. And I platted it! Oh wait... But seriously, it's a bit embarrassing to have on my trophies list.

Christopher3465d ago

*points and performs Nelson laugh*

Animals_as_Leaders3465d ago

Self respect and being respected are two different things.

Also...if people respect you for being so stupid as to buy obviously broken/cookie cutter games...then what an honour it must be to be respected by such a high calibre of pocket money earning pre-teens with no concept of value.

Christopher3465d ago

Games I play != Games I buy at full price

Note the part where he said "avoid like the plague". Nowhere did he say "never buy". And even a gamer with some self-respect would not have much if he just threw out the option of playing a game ever just because someone else tells him it's not worth his time.

I get what the author is trying to do, but it's an opinion piece that really doesn't make too much sense, IMHO.

First, games don't need to be avoided. Perhaps held off until they hit a price or rented, but outright avoided without any chance to personally try it out? Ridiculous.

Second, what measure of self-worth is there in refusing to play a game and snubbing it as opposed to actually giving it a chance? Again, no one says you have to buy the game at full price or even buy it, but somehow it's more self-respectful to snub a game as opposed to trying it yourself? Yeah, not getting that at all.

Animals_as_Leaders3465d ago (Edited 3465d ago )

"what measure of self-worth is there in refusing to play a game and snubbing it as opposed to actually giving it a chance?"

You realise a game is a product...and not a person with feelings? I have no problem with 'snubbing' ( not wasting money on ) blatantly poor games.

All consumers should research a product before buying it. If you think it looks good in your research and it turns out to not be, then that is simply a mistake. But buying a game for the sake of 'not snubbing it' is just stupid consumerism.

If you have more money than brains, that's fine, but 90% of games released aren't worth buying, it's brand loyalty and blind consumerism that has kept the industries trend of releasing mediocre games flowing.

I only buy games that look exceptional. Nothing wrong with that. You can't trust games based on a series name or history. How many times do series have to turn to $#!+ before people stop throwing down money on a cash in?

As for self respect, I have self respect because I value the time I put into earning my money. So not wasting my money is respecting my time, which is self respect. Simples.


You think renting a blatantly poor game in the name of 'giving it a go' is somehow less foolish? If a game looks bad enough for you to question it's value as a purchase, then it's safe to say you are settling for mediocre games.

Christopher3465d ago

***But buying a game for the sake of 'not snubbing it' is just stupid consumerism. ***

Again, you're erroneously thinking that playing requires buying. Get that out of your head and then think about the concept.

Christopher3465d ago (Edited 3465d ago )

***You think renting a blatantly poor game in the name of 'giving it a go' is somehow less foolish?***


*** If a game looks bad enough for you to question it's value as a purchase, then it's safe to say you are settling for mediocre games.***

And that is completely opinion based in that regard. I question the value of almost all of my purchases, all of them. Does that make it safe to say I'm always settling or mediocre games?

Even then, I questioned Alpha Protocol as a game (and am EXTREMELY surprised it doesn't make this sort of list), but even through it's faults I loved it. I didn't pay full price, but having skipped it and never played it...

ChocolateGiddyUp3465d ago

"90% of games released aren't worth buying"

Jesus Christ, man...

Ravenor3464d ago


Lots of NES or SNES/Genesis games were horrendously awful/broken. 90% would probably be pretty steep percentage of bad games every generation but I would say it's probably been in that neighborhood with each generation.

I should clarify when I say "Bad" I mean games that don't appear to fit within our high brow N4G box of what a good game is and isn't. NFL Blitz, or Crazy Taxi aren't "good" games in the same way that Uncharted or Skyrim are, doesn't mean that Blitz or Crazy taxi aren't any fun though.

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Axecution3465d ago

What is this?

Kane and Lynch 2 was so good. I don't even care, that game was great minus the BS ending. I just pretend that it never ended.

Actually, so was Modern Warfare 3. The single player for MW3 was insanely and surprisingly fun, especially compared to a lot of other FPS shooters. It was insane and unrealistic, but really fun.

And so is Assasins Creed...

What is this article? lmao. This is terrible.

Haven't played Brink or Civ. Though i have heard bad things about Brink

Daver3465d ago

A self-respecting gamer can make his decisions by himself

calibann3465d ago

1 Article Every Self-Respecting Gamer Should Avoid.

MWH3465d ago

wisely and very well said cgoodno.

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Ionvein3465d ago

The key thing to remember this is an "opinion" piece, and although I 100% disagree with it and think that personally as a "self-respecting gamer" I own these games and do enjoy playing them. This article made me laugh (no offence) and I consider it flamebait to even put it on here as you listed a few successful and great games that I'm sure everyone will agree aren't a waste of time to play or own.

Jasmino9243465d ago

I suppose a good game is in the eye of my beholder, as is how you respect yourself, as it were.

These games all have good aspects to them of course, they aren't completely shoddy, though having owned them and played them and yes even enjoyed them for a time, I can see that actually based on what common factors make gamers dislike games (e.g repetition of gameplay, lack of strong single player etc.) these games would fall short in many gamers' eyes and therefore they'd probably want to avoid them.

Ionvein3465d ago

I'm not saying these games I still play or that they are the best games ever made, but the common factor of gamers hating repetition I still don't understand as gaming for me in the late 80s and early 90s was all about repetition, not every game is going to be nonstop excitement and something new around every corner.
I'll give you this though Kane and Lynch 2 was crap.

HarvesterOSarow3465d ago

I agree with you on Assassins Creed actually. If the pre-playthrough me met end-game me, I most likely would have told myself not to bother. It was a fun game, and there were some good achievements and what not to strive for, but afterward I felt let down. Like the only way to kill targets was with my blade after going through the same initiation of pick-pocketing? I really wondered where my creativity as a gamer could have went if I was given more options and less routine. I hear the second one is great, but I haven't played it yet.

Knightofelemia3465d ago (Edited 3465d ago )

I actually had fun playing Civilization Revolution both on PS3 and 360 and i loved the first Assassins Creed. MW3 isn't bad after you mute the annoying 12 yr olds.

MoreRPG3465d ago

love assassins creed and yeah it can be repetitive but it still a great game

Fatty3465d ago

I disagree with him completely on Civilization Revolution. It's not nearly as in-depth as the main Civ games, but it's still a really fun game and just about as easy to waste an entire evening on as the regular ones.

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