I’ve decided to do a third part of this article to list more games. I feel like I should of done one big article including all of the games I’ve disliked from this generation but I feel like that would take forever. So, here’s 5 more from the current gen that I haven’t exactly enjoyed. This will probably be the last list. Again, these are games that I have played, so there will probably be some steamy piles of crap not on here simply because I haven’t played them.
Orion Dino Beatdown, now rebranded as Orion Dino Horde. When Beatdown first launched it was a horribly, broken mess. The game had numerous crashing issues, the dinosaur AI was horrible, the difficulty wasn’t balanced and would ramp up out of nowhere and made this game nearly impossible to play. A lot of the concepts seemed like they’d be really cool, and work really well but the end product just fell really flat, and this game just wasn’t fun at all.
One of my first games I owned on Xbox 360, yes I got my 360 a little late and this was one of the games I bought with it. I was a fan of the original Area 51 game and figured this game would be essentially the same thing, and bring me the same amount of joy I had with Area 51. That didn’t happen. The game was labeled as a “science-horror” game but to me I didn’t feel any moments of horror at all romping through Blacksite. Nothing really captured me, and I left extremely underwhelmed and thoroughly unimpressed by this game.The characters were also severely unlikable, and the gunplay didn’t feel too good. Multiplayer was also quite the snore when I could find a match. This game is probably cheap as hell now if you’re curious, otherwise I’d say look the other way. It feels like a poorly done Resistance, and you’d just be better off playing Resistance on the PS3.
Operation Raccoon City, the third-person, tactical Resident Evil game that I don’t think anybody really enjoyed, but if you did I’d love to know why. It’s a shame that 2012 graced us with two titles that crapped on the Resident Evil franchise but Operation is by far the worst offender of the two. As you can probably guess the game is set during the events of Raccoon City and we’re fighting zombies, and various Umbrella experiments again which is my main reason for checking the game out, plus I thought it looked neat. The story didn’t make much sense, this new crop of characters were incredibly bland, and unlikable and frankly this game isn’t fun. The campaign isn’t interesting, or exciting to play through and there’s various moments that are just plain frustrating. The multiplayer doesn’t even need to be mentioned because it’s just forgettable at best.
Dark Void is an interesting game to look at, but when actually playing the game its true colors shine. What we get is a game that feels weird to play mixing third-person shooter combat with an odd platforming element using a jetpack that just feels off. It doesn’t feel good to jump from cover, to cover using the jetpack (usually done when scaling a cliffside) and I’d often miss my mark and get shot to pieces, or fall to my death. The combat also feels extremely lazy with not much thought put into it, and the enemies take a TON of damage which then reduces the enjoyment of the game to pretty much nothing. I was craving to finish the mission I was on so I’d be one step closer to the end.
An Xbox 360 Arcade title this game was by far the worst game I have ever downloaded onto my console. The game feels like it should be one of those generic hunting games you can find anywhere, and win out of a cereal box. It controls extremely poorly, and there’s little hunting to the actual core game. Instead, it’s more of a tracking game and once you finish the tracking minigame you have a few seconds to shoot the prey before it runs off for good. I prefer my hunting games to have me actually explore my environments, and hunt using my skills, and actually require me to think. Not play some extremely linear experience that has 0% fun value, and isn’t worth the money spent to try this game out. However, there’s easy achievements if you’re one of those people. Seriously though. It might not even be worth the time you waste.