Bad games you've finished

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  1. Master_Craig

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    What's a game that you didn't enjoy, but ended up finishing anyway?

    Why did you finish it, and what was wrong with the game?

    Post some bad games you stuck out, for some weird reason.
     
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  2. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 Hey kiddo!

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    So many of the Assasin’s Creed games. I feel like it was a real game changer on getting away from precise controls and hit boxes and really dressing up action sequences to have cinematic quality, but that stuff got watered down hard. And there ended up being a ton of other titles that did what they started, and did it with less glitches...and coherent stories that actually resolved.
     
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    Assassin's Creed... there's a franchise that I've pretty much given up on.

    One game that stands out to me, being bad but I managed to complete anyway, is Dex. To a degree, I forgive Dex because it was an indie-title, but it still had so many issues.

    A 2D, side scrolling RPG set in a futuristic cyberpunk setting, Dex sounded so cool to me, I watched the initial trailer and immediately bought it on the PSN for my PS4. Unfortunately, it was a game with consistent bugs, such as invisible enemies, or enemies becoming invulnerable/untouchable (and the only way to solve said bug was to reload my latest save), to having an unbalanced combat/skill system, as well as a poorly told story, with bad writing and below average voice acting.

    I finished the game because I was hoping it was going to get better but... no, it didn't.
     
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    Styx: Shards of Darkness.

    A promising game that garnered my interest. You play as a goblin known as Styx, in the "Of Orcs and Men" universe. It's a stealth game, where Styx has magical, stealth-related abilities that can be leveled up, and each mission is of open structure similar to Hitman/Splinter Cell games, e.g. there isn't just one path, but many potential paths that can lead to your objectives.

    As a fan of the stealth genre, I loved the idea, but the deeper I got into the game, the worse it got. Let me dot point why this game was crap (yet I still finished it):

    - Average graphics and frame rate (played on PS4),
    - Can't drag dead bodies, once they're dead, they stay there, unless you use a skill/ability to somehow get rid of the corpse,
    - No non-lethal take down options,
    - Can't close doors (you can open them, but the remain open permanently),
    - Awful, lazy writing,
    - Average voice acting,
    - Lame story,
    - Little to no replay value,
    - Enemy A.I. is tremendously dumb and can be abused,
    - Buggy / crashy (two examples, the game crashed on me numerous times, I also occasionally fell through the floor, reached the level limit below and died),
    - Terrible finale.

    The game has a pretty good soundtrack at least.
     
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    I regularly check reviews of games to see if they're amazingly bad before I get them. But other things get in the way, like free games etc where I just pick them up!

    One such game was Murdered: Soul Suspect.

    That game got real old, real fast. Sneaking around ghosts to find out who the "Bell Killer" was. When the story wasn't intriging enough to care.
    BUT, I sadly have an ailment within me called "trophy hunter". Some trophies had already popped and I had to get them all now!
    I powered through the game, making sure I wasn't missing anything. And low and behold - I did! So had to play the whole game again for one trophy!

    Got there in the end though - wooo!
     
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    Both of these games are painful memories. Luckily I never finished either.
     
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    You make me more and more happy with my decision not to purchase Murdered: Soul Suspect when I've seen it heavily discounted on the PS Store.
     
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    I'm also glad I never checked out Murdered: Soul Suspect. I heard it was so awful. The worst.

    Another recent game I can think of that's bad yet for some reason, I still took the time to finish it, was the PS4 Secret of Mana remake.

    Buggy, crashing, graphics from an iOS engine (despite being a PS4 game), a super easy adventure that suddenly spikes in difficulty, average voice acting and a terribly remixed soundtrack... I think I only finished this game purely out of misguided nostalgia.
     
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    for my part it's the game state of decay 2 which disappointed me most for its:
    -Repetitive animations
    -characters not endearing and no heroes
    -Final deaths
    -Lack of great wars human enemy communities to spice up the game, clan style of The Walkind Dead


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    Murdered: Soul Suspect was pretty painful to finish. Felt like a chore. Garshasp: The Monster Slayer was an awful God of War like PC game that shouldn't exist. Various Gameloft IOS games back in the day like 9MM, Modern Combat 1 and 2, NOVA, and a few others were just plain awful. Modern Warfare 3, Black Ops 2 and 3, A Mortician's Tale, Medal of Honor: Airborne, Medal of Honor (reboot) and Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Clive Barker's Jericho.

    There are many more I have subjected myself to over the years. I don't know what compels me to try a poorly review game anyway. I always regret it in the end and never learn.
     
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