I know we still have 5 months of the year to get through, but I've been thinking about the Please Stop award as of late. Anybody have any suggestions as to what could win the Please Stop award this year. It can be something related to gaming news that happened this year or a prediction on what undesirable trends you think will emerge this year. You can even predict a game having lackluster fanfare to determine a please stop nomination based on that game series or company's continued trend of releasing underwhelming titles.
I was gonna say crowdfunded games that pander to a certain nostalgia as a potential candidate. Games like Yooka-Laylee and Strafe were KS darlings when announced and those titles were met with an underwhelming critical reception upon release. However, that's a horrible pick because there have been many quality crowdfunded games over the years that are love letters to retro games, like Shovel Knight and Hyper Light Drifter. Also I'm playing Thimbleweed Park right now and so far, I'm enjoying this throwback point and click adventure that Ron Gilbert and Company have developed. So this year hasn't been all bad for nostalgic, Crowdfunded titles.
Maybe after watching the recent GBE Megadate, perhaps horrible, half-baked horror games on Steam is a good choice.