With us putting together our Top 10 games of 2016 last week, we decided to put together our Top 10 biggest disappointments of the year. Now we had a pretty solid year of video games, however we did have a year of let downs to go along with that. Lets take a look at what 2016 had to offer or wish it had not!
10. The Division
The Division had such promise and was actually a very fun game, however after a month of the games release the game began to show its cracks and left many gamers finding other games to play other than that one. Cheaters began to find exploits in the Dark Zone. Some loot and gear has begun to become over bearing to achieve, and made no sense on how they balanced them.
9. Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst
When I heard they were reviving this franchise I was very excited, because the first game had so much promise. However this game had many similar issues, with little focus to the core gameplay mechanics that worked. Combat was still a pain and camera angles were a bit to much to overcome.
8. The Last Guardian
This was a game that I had to see on the store shelves before I believed that game had actually been released. It was, and there were such big expectation, however the game really didn’t do much to live up to the unbelievable hype. The game had a really solid story to go with it, however some of the mechanics and the horrendous camera made this a disappointment for the year.
7. Homefront: The Revolution
As opposed to the original game, Homefront: The Revolution is an open-world type game with many districts to explore. The player can scavenge for supplies to modify weapons and equipment. The KPA’s weapons are all fingerprint-locked and as such they have a sizeable advantage over the resistance. There are side missions where the player will be called off to carry out tasks like assassinating a high-ranking KPA general or steal a KPA drone. Another new feature introduced is the enhanced ability to modify weapons such as adding a fore-grip or a sight in the middle of a firefight or to convert a rifle to a Light Machine Gun and vice versa. Philadelphia is split into three districts. The Green Zone is the affluent area where at the center of the city the KPA is at its strongest, they are also where the invaders are at their most comfortable: they have running water, a stable power supply, and their fortifications make green zones one of the safest places in the city.
6. Street Fighter V
Street Fighter was a surprise, not only because of the exclusivity to the PS4, but largely in part due to the lackluster roster and modes. It graphically looked good, but it just didn’t have the longevity that past installments have had. Now I am sure that over the course of the next couple of years, we will see new iterations of the game with Super Street Fighter V, and Ultra, Super, Extreme Street Fighter V.
Recore was one of those promising Xbox One Exclusive titles that never really seem to connect. I do not know if it was the obscure story line, or the redundant gameplay but this was just a RPGish type of game that had a solid first hour or two and a very lackluster remainder.
4. PlayStation Pro
I do not know what kind of console upgrade this was supposed to be, but I think what was talked and hyped about never really came to light. Not to mention the fact that the console has NOT ONE NOTABLE upgrade unless you have a 4K television. Even then it is minimal. Its not like going from one generation to the other, however my Original, Launch Day PS4, has many of the same features that the PS4 possesses. I have VR, I have HD, and guess what! MY GAMES STILL LOOK AWESOME! Scorpio better have much more than the One S currently has!
3. Mighty No. 9
This was just laughable. I am a Mega Man fan and have been for some time, however the hype on this game I believe killed it. We were led to believe that this was the return of the little man himself, and start a whole new adventure with many of the games core mechanics, but not deliver on one promise.
2. Pokemon Go!
This should be in the surprise section of 2016 but it was the lackluster support from Niantic that killed this games momentum. Sure cheaters bots, and tracking hacks made the game a bit less fun especially if you knew where to go to get the big guns, but it was the TERRIBLE tracking system that the game has that makes this game almost unplayable now. The tracking has been one of the games biggest complaints and still has not been addressed.
1. No Man’s Sky
What can I say about this game! From lawsuits of false advertising, and gamers angry that this game was nothing that was promised this has to top the list of most disappointing games of the year. This was a perfect example of what will happen if what you deliver to gamers hands and what you talk about for months never come to the forefront.