A Tough Question to Answer (Spore)

Honestly, its difficult to say what the worst game i played this year, and the reason being is simple: I found more than one game to be the worst i've played this year, So in turn, i shall compose a top 3 worse games (sorry for bending the rules!!!)

3. Mercenaries 2: now, i'd rather phrase this as most disappointing game, but since i can't, it goes at number 3. The premise is fine, blow shit up, who doesnt like that? but with the amount of rough edges, bugs, and janky game design, this one left a horrible mark, it made me wonder what the hell pandemic were doing.

2. Soul Calibur IV: Seriously, the desperation was enough, although truth be told, i didn't mind playing as Darth Vader on the PS3, i thought it was awesome, but the game just rubbed me the wrong way with the entire character customization and weapon system, to the point where i'd rather play SC III any day, hands down, i would go as far to saying i utterly hated this game. It would take the top spot if it wasn't for...


1. Spore


Yup, Spore. Proving to me that i do not like Maxis...at all.

Now don't get me wrong, i think Will Wright is just awesome, i find him to be mesmerizing at times, so this isn't against him.

It's about what Spore once was, or rather, was going to be. Originally it was going to be this deep semi-mature game, it ended up being a dumbed down family game, to put it extremely bluntly. Now the reason behind this is obvious and understandable, to have it appeal to a larger audience, and to the audience that played The Sims exstensively, again i dont fault them for doing that, at least  in terms of sales...but dude...what the hell!? us die-hard spore fans got played!

I still enjoyed spore, but only just, the game shipped with many many bugs and with now 3 patches in, its clear Maxis don't even know how, or even understand, how to make a patch work.

That said, what they made was good, the whole procedural content and the creation tools alone were impressive, but even they had their problems. Problems problems problems...

Calling it the worst game of 08 seems unfair, considering there were many shitty games...but...i dont tend to buy those shitty games, so out of the games i played this year, this was probably the worst.
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Posted by Death_Burnout

Honestly, its difficult to say what the worst game i played this year, and the reason being is simple: I found more than one game to be the worst i've played this year, So in turn, i shall compose a top 3 worse games (sorry for bending the rules!!!)

3. Mercenaries 2: now, i'd rather phrase this as most disappointing game, but since i can't, it goes at number 3. The premise is fine, blow shit up, who doesnt like that? but with the amount of rough edges, bugs, and janky game design, this one left a horrible mark, it made me wonder what the hell pandemic were doing.

2. Soul Calibur IV: Seriously, the desperation was enough, although truth be told, i didn't mind playing as Darth Vader on the PS3, i thought it was awesome, but the game just rubbed me the wrong way with the entire character customization and weapon system, to the point where i'd rather play SC III any day, hands down, i would go as far to saying i utterly hated this game. It would take the top spot if it wasn't for...


1. Spore


Yup, Spore. Proving to me that i do not like Maxis...at all.

Now don't get me wrong, i think Will Wright is just awesome, i find him to be mesmerizing at times, so this isn't against him.

It's about what Spore once was, or rather, was going to be. Originally it was going to be this deep semi-mature game, it ended up being a dumbed down family game, to put it extremely bluntly. Now the reason behind this is obvious and understandable, to have it appeal to a larger audience, and to the audience that played The Sims exstensively, again i dont fault them for doing that, at least  in terms of sales...but dude...what the hell!? us die-hard spore fans got played!

I still enjoyed spore, but only just, the game shipped with many many bugs and with now 3 patches in, its clear Maxis don't even know how, or even understand, how to make a patch work.

That said, what they made was good, the whole procedural content and the creation tools alone were impressive, but even they had their problems. Problems problems problems...

Calling it the worst game of 08 seems unfair, considering there were many shitty games...but...i dont tend to buy those shitty games, so out of the games i played this year, this was probably the worst.
Posted by Rowr

Spore easily tops my list for worst games aswell.

Mercenaries is not far behind, as you said just for being such a dissapointment.

Posted by Death_Burnout

Ahh glad to see someone feels the same way!