7 – Farpoint VR
Farpoint was originally announced during E3 last year, set to be a standout game in the virtual reality market. Sony marketed the game as a ‘must have’ title for the PSVR, and I’d be lying if I said all of the trailers didn’t make it look that way. Farpoint was hyped to be the most innovative first-person shooter the VR market had ever seen, however, this just isn’t the case. On its own, Farpoint is a short and rather unimaginative VR shooter where levels begin to feel repetitive quickly and design limitations stop Farpoint from reaching its full potential. Despite the fact that the Aim controller significantly improves the gameplay, Farpoint should have been made to stand out without the help of an accessory.
6 – Friday The 13th: The Game
Friday The 13th: The Game, the horrific title based on the popular slasher movies, held the attention of many within the gaming community leading up to its release. Sadly, when the game launched it was essentially unplayable, causing a ton of frustration. There were a bunch of server issues and bugs that plagued the game for weeks before a fix finally came out. Despite all of the technical issues of Friday The 13th, this isn’t even the most disappointing part! While many were excited for the opportunity to get in on the bloody action and play as Jason, it became stale very quickly. While it’s fun to play as Jason Vorhees, hacking away at the doomed teenagers, it is a hell of a lot less fun to play as those teenagers. It’s too bad that IllFonic didn’t spend a bit more time ironing out the kinks before releasing Friday The 13th: The Game, it could’ve made all the difference.
5 – 1-2 Switch
Although Nintendo has had an amazing year, there are a few bumps in the road. One of these bumps is one of their launch titles for the Switch, 1-2 Switch. While the game boasts a set of mini-games to get used to the Switch with, it’s nothing like previous launch titles for other systems, such as Wii Sports. At best, 1-2 Switch helps demonstrate what the Joy-Cons are good for. The biggest issue is not that the game offers little to the initiated Switch users, but rather Nintendo’s expectation that people will actually want to spend their hard earned money on this game. $50 USD in fact. While Wii Sports was a ton of fun, it came with the Wii free of charge.
4 – Ghost Recon Wildlands
There’s no denying that Ghost Recon Wildlands is a beautiful game that has done quite well in terms of sales. Despite this, many of the same problems that plagued Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 are present here as well. At launch, Wildlands was marred by technical issues and was overall rough around the edges. Between the distinct lack of variety and the empty open-world, Ghost Recon Wildlands takes the phrase “jack of all trades, master of none” to heart. On top of this, the multiplayer component of the game wasn’t even a part of the game at launch, and players had to wait months before it was added. This certainly wasn’t the exciting title fans of the franchise were looking forward too, after almost five years between games. What should have been an exciting return to the series, ended up feeling like more of the same from Ubisoft.
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