COGconnected’s Best of 2017 Awards – Worst Game of the Year
Like any good hero, there can only be something truly great if it has an opposite in the truly bad. Despite the best efforts of studios and their creative teams, we did unfortunately encounter games this year which left us bewildered, confused, and even annoyed as we sat droning through bad dialogue, stale gameplay, or really just another attempt at emptying our wallets without working for it. This isn’t the category for worst game in a technical aspect, but rather the title that left us asking why it made it to shelves in the first place.
We would like to note that by no means should these nominations reflect poorly on those who made the game, as working in the video game industry is an incredibly tough job with the higher demands of the fan base expecting each and every game to be an AAA contender. The staff who made these games did their jobs and did them well, but at some point, we as fans and gamers need to ask at what point did someone think these particular games were ready to ship to stores in their seemingly unfinished, unpolished, and unenjoyable states.
Games like 1-2 Switch promised us an enjoyable tech-demo much like the Wii Sports and Nintendoland games, however we were asked to spend full price for a collection of mini-games which were sadly underwhelming. Bubsy was a game no one expected because nobody wanted it, Vroom in the Night Sky was… well, you might count yourself lucky if you haven’t heard of it. Of course our list is bigger than just these games, so why not check out the video below to see who COGconnected crowned as the Worst Game of 2017?
There you have it, our top three list for Worst Game of 2017. Do you agree with our choices? Would you have picked something different? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or the Comments section below, and keep an eye out for other upcoming categories such as Members Only, Thrillerseeker, and Adventure Time in COGconnected’s Best of 2017 Awards.