The 10 Most Disappointing Games of 2021 So Far
2021 has been a heck of a ride so far when it comes to video game releases. Following the release of the latest PlayStation and Xbox consoles, there has been a relative lack of “next-gen” only titles, save for a handful. Besides that, we have had some wonderful multi-platform and exclusive titles release. Unfortunately, we have also had a handful of disappointing titles thus far… Let us take a closer look.
Edge of Eternity
A JRPG, years in the making, Edge of Eternity carried the hopes of backers and believers and ultimately fell short of lofty expectations from those without tempered expectations. The game isn’t all bad, however, as its worldbuilding, characters, and narrative ultimately were among the best parts of the game. However, most other aspects hold the experience down. In our review, we conclude that “the graphics, gameplay, and especially the camera angles drag it down.”
Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf
Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 games have always been around, though perhaps with a bit more frequency as of late. Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf enters 2021 with a past that spans an original mobile release, a PC release, a Nintendo Switch release, and now an Xbox One release. Despite a strong IP backing, Space Wolf ultimately disappoints as a third-person tactical shooter with poor visuals, controls, and story. In our review, we noted that “With so little effort put into making Space Wolf feel like it actually belongs anywhere near the new systems, it’s hard not to be anything but disappointed and cynical about this release.”
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance
When Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance was first announced, there was definitely a lot of fanfare and not enough skepticism. This four-player cooperative game set in the Forgotten Realms had a lot to live up to but ultimately fell short. Specifically, poor design choices, a broken single-player experience, braindead AI, and a plethora of bugs hurt the game.