#1 Edited by BeachThunder (12286 posts) -

I think most people have probably put their GOTY lists together by now. So, let's take a moment to balance things out and say something negative about the game we liked the most. I'll start:

BioShock Infinite

The Handymen sometimes ended up being relentless hard.

#2 Posted by Yummylee (22280 posts) -

The Last of Us

That entire segment involving the sniper firing at you is utter bullshit. I mean there's not even an actual sniper there! It's just a model of a gun, and if you watch when it fires, the gun is forever facing forward, but the bullets will actually swerve out of the gun towards you... it really broke the immersion for me.

#3 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5998 posts) -

The Last of Us isn't better than Super Metroid or Vagrant Story, but it is better than basically everything since then other than RE4 and Metroid Prime. Blows every other game from this generation out of the water except maybe Dark Souls, Uncharted 2, and The Witcher 2 (which ultimately still fall well short).

#4 Posted by Counterclockwork87 (734 posts) -

I think most people have probably put their GOTY lists together by now. So, let's take a moment to balance things out and say something negative about the game we liked the most. I'll start:

BioShock Infinite

The Handymen sometimes ended up being relentless hard.

Exactly this, loved everything else about the game, even loved the combat. The handymen just weren't fun to fight. Just got Last of Us so we'll see where that sits. My number 2 game of the year is probably Fire Emblem and I actually don't know what flaw I had with that game.

#5 Posted by Pr1mus (3959 posts) -

The Last of Us.

Gunplay feels like utter garbage until you upgrade weapon sway by eating magic pills that grow on plants.

You're telling me a guy who has survived this world for 20 years and probably killed dozens or maybe hundreds of people can't shoot a fucking gun straight?

Bullcrap.

#6 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

GTA V

The matchmaking of GTA Online sucks donkey balls.

#8 Edited by chilibean_3 (1678 posts) -

Bioshock should have learned from Spec Ops: The Line and had the ambient dialogue change tone as the story progressed. Elizabeth following up some of those scenes with "I found some money! :D" was weird.

#9 Posted by JasonR86 (9762 posts) -

Last of Us

The framerate is shit and the combat takes a long time to get used to.

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#10 Posted by LeYcH (216 posts) -

The Last of Us.

I had to use a controller.

#11 Posted by hermes (1586 posts) -

Rayman legends

Invasion stages. fuck those...

#12 Posted by csl316 (9246 posts) -

Tomb Raider

While the optional tombs had some creative puzzles, I missed the ridiculous giant puzzle rooms from the past.

#13 Edited by Fredchuckdave (5998 posts) -

@chilibean_3: Man Bioshock might have been good if ol' Lizzy said "Found some money motherfucker!" instead. "Oh by the way my head is huge, get those fuckers!" "Yo' Booker open this fucking rift" "My lack of a finger is a fucking magical plot device motherfucker, don't ask questions bitch."

#14 Posted by ILikePopCans (768 posts) -

Gunpoint

I wish the shop was not useless. Having a unlock after every level would had been better then that shop thing. I also wish things did not need juice.

#15 Edited by spankingaddict (2727 posts) -

The Last of Us

A few of the combat sections seemed "unpolished" .

#16 Edited by MildMolasses (3228 posts) -

Tomb Raider (360)

The textures and framerate weren't great

#17 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I'm not spoiling my GOTY choice. You're gonna have to wait a week and a day to find out that I chose some random video game as my GOTY.

#18 Edited by me3639 (1837 posts) -

@csl316 said:

Tomb Raider

While the optional tombs had some creative puzzles, I missed the ridiculous giant puzzle rooms from the past.

Couldnt agree more. Funny how a series has been all about tomb raiding and the weakest part of the game are the tombs. The sequel can only imporve on that part, cant wait!

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#19 Edited by Steadying (1414 posts) -

Animal Crossing New Leaf

I think it's bullshit that your villagers can just up and leave if you dare not play for a few days.

#20 Posted by EXTomar (4917 posts) -

Does "The idea of 'Game of the Year' is stupid" count?

#21 Posted by Village_Guy (2657 posts) -

Rayman: Legends.

I guess the only thing I really can fault that game for is the invasion stages which are more frustrating than fun at times.

#22 Posted by forkboy (1174 posts) -

GTA V

Online is meant to be a bit pants. Although I'll grant you that I've not even bothered trying because online is for suckers. And people with friends.

#23 Edited by BBAlpert (1560 posts) -

Animal Crossing New Leaf

I think it's bullshit that your villagers can just up and leave if you dare not play for a few days.

Don't they do that sometimes even if you do play every day?

#24 Posted by Steadying (1414 posts) -

@bbalpert: Yes but you can stop them if you do play and they happen to mention that they're moving to you. On the bright side, if you stop one of them, no one will even think of leaving until you turn on the game again. But still. Kind of annoying.

#25 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5900 posts) -

The Last of Us

The combat becomes fairly tedious about 2/3rds a way into the game. Taking a few days off from the game really helped me finish that last 1/3.

#26 Edited by LackingSaint (1848 posts) -

The Last of Us

The first few hours are utter tedium both in terms of story and gameplay. It's a good thing it COMPLETELY turns around once you get to the second or third area.

I'm liking the "love" for TLoU in this thread. It signifies it's the Game of the Year for a lot of people in this community, which ain't nothing but a good thing.

#27 Edited by BBAlpert (1560 posts) -

@steadyingmeat: Ah, that makes sense.

Anyways, for me it would probably be: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Eavesdropping and tailing missions are never* fun.

*It's kind of funny the first time the game makes you tail someone with your ship, but even that novelty wears off quickly.

#28 Posted by Animasta (14718 posts) -

Finland and the Ukraine still don't have national ideas

They have still not released a dynamic province name change DLC

The fact that Ironman mode is stuck with historical lucky rulers is bullshit of the highest caliber

#29 Edited by ThunderSlash (1908 posts) -

Card Hunter is a stupid free to play flash game that likes to occasionally lag for no reason. Also, the RNG is frustrating in that it would sometimes give you the worst hands possible (A hand full of movement cards? ARE YOU SERIOUS?!). And yet I love it.

#30 Posted by TheFakePsychic (200 posts) -

Combat in LEGO City Undercover is a bit plain. Serviceable, but plain.

#31 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3964 posts) -

GTA V

There should have been more heists! For sure. But still laid the groundwork for a mechanic that I think will help really improve a lot of open world games like this (character switching). It's really like directing an action movie and lets you always have some choices about what you want to be doing.

#32 Edited by Guesty_01 (382 posts) -

Fire Emblem Awakening

It ended.

#33 Posted by Bleshoo (142 posts) -

Ni no Kuni

The combat got pretty boring quickly.

#34 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5998 posts) -
#35 Posted by BeachThunder (12286 posts) -
#36 Posted by GiantLizardKing (526 posts) -

Fire Emblem Awakening

I wish you could do more in the barracks. Why would I ever want to look around?

#37 Edited by jiggajoe14 (791 posts) -

The Swapper

It ends :(.

#38 Posted by believer258 (12089 posts) -

I spent a lot of time saying that Fire Emblem Awakening was going to be my GOTY, but I recently played some of it and realized that too many of its levels spawn in new enemies halfway through and that's really been getting on my nerves.

Tomb Raider keeps moving up spots in my GOTY.

#39 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Can we ban comments like "it ends" and insist people levy actual criticisms against their GOTYs?

#40 Edited by SirOptimusPrime (2030 posts) -

Gone Home probably should have let the player have a bit more interaction beyond examination. I think the only way that could have been really possible would have been more puzzles, preferably without going full 7th Guest.

#41 Posted by BBAlpert (1560 posts) -

Can we ban comments like "it ends" and insist people levy actual criticisms against their GOTYs?

I'd normally agree, but I can imagine there are some cases where an abrupt or unsatisfactorily early ending with little to no resolution IS a legitimate criticism.

#42 Edited by Brodehouse (10106 posts) -

GTA5.

Controls are pretty squirrelly. The Get Into Cover Button will bug you. So will failure to get into the right cover.

#43 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@bbalpert:

I doubt people mean that in the....what was that game that ended halfway through and got a lot of controversy about that fact?

#44 Posted by Kidavenger (3602 posts) -

I haven't finished it yet,

or possibly

I'd like to punch the main character in the face if I ever met him in really life.

#45 Edited by TheFakePsychic (200 posts) -
#46 Posted by postnothing (65 posts) -

Bioshock Infinite. Save system.

#47 Edited by HistoryInRust (6377 posts) -

Injustice: Gods Among Us

The roster is a little too slanted in Batman's direction. Six characters in the roster hail from Batman lore. Mathematically, it doesn't seem like much of an issue, considering the cast is 30 characters deep, but that large a roster allowed the development team to really capture some of the more interesting corners of the DC Universe. Instead, all those Batman characters came in lieu of some classic DC icons (Darkseid, Swamp Thing, Dr. Fate, Booster Gold, even Martian Manhunter and Lobo--who were eventually added after the fact as DLC).

Likewise, adding Scorpion into the roster when there are so many individuals not represented is a crime unto itself.

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#48 Edited by BBAlpert (1560 posts) -

@bbalpert:

I doubt people mean that in the....what was that game that ended halfway through and got a lot of controversy about that fact?

Asura's Wrath, maybe? That wasn't as much that it didn't have an ending, it was more that it had a lackluster ending to which they added a frustrating "oh by the way, this other part of the story that we glossed over earlier is actually really important but we won't tell you how or why unless you buy the DLC." That being said, the DLC ending is bananas.

#49 Posted by RandyF (155 posts) -

Since everyone has picked BioShock (my number 1) or Last of Us (my number 2), I'll go to my number 3.

Super Mario 3D World:

The early levels are stretched too wide to accommodate four players, making them less interesting to play.

#50 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@bbalpert:

No, it was Dark Matter, like @thefakepsychic said. Anyway, I doubt people are complaining about how their games ended and are instead noting that the game ended.