A game can be disappointing, but still be good. Here are my top 10 most disappointing games of 2016.
5. Total War: Warhammer
Total War: Warhammer isn’t a bad game. I really liked it and even gave it a really good review. So why is it on my top 5 most disappointing games of 2016? It’s not as good as previous Total War games in my opinion. I think the fantasy element hurt the game more than anything. I don’t like the Warhammer universe and this game did nothing to make me a fan. The restrictions in the game aggravated me too. Why can’t I conquer humans as a dwarven empire?
The factions are more robust than they’ve ever been, but the game as a whole isn’t and I found myself going back to previous games in the franchise instead of continuing this one. This is the only Total War I’ve ever played that I don’t think is going to get at least 100 hours from me.
4. Shadow Warrior 2
I really loved the first Shadow Warrior reboot. I thought it was great, but I never bothered to play this game again after I completed it the first time. The gameplay is fantastic, and the graphics are top notch, but it went in a completely different direction than the first game and I just couldn’t get into this game. Shadow Warrior 2 tried to make itself more like Borderlands, but failed. The developers lack experience and it shows. Most of the loot is pointless, the story is complete shit, and Lo Wang is one of the worst gaming protagonist of all time. Go back to the drawing board guys…
Shadow Warrior 2 is a good game, but it really disappointed me in the end.
3. Street Fighter V
I love fighting games. I grew up playing them and I’m really good at them too. Street Fighter V is a fantastic game. The gameplay is phenomenal and I can easily play this game all day long if my wife lets me, but it’s a really shallow game when compared to previous entries. I can’t hide my disappointment with the game and it’s lack of features. I can’t even change the bgm during a fight.
Street Fighter V is missing so many features that I thought I was playing a beta that was released as a full game. It’s gotten more features over time, but that’s still not enough for me. I’m getting tired of games releasing unfinished and adding features in through patches or dlc…
Click here for the review.
2. Black Desert Online
I was so excited for Black Desert Online when it first announced a while back. I followed it very closely while it was a Korea exclusive and when it was finally announced for all of us in the West I was stoked. I even convinced a friend of mine to buy the game so we could play together. Black Desert Online is complete shit and has some of the worst things MMOs could have. I really wanted to love this game, but the more I played it I realized how bad it really is.
It’s a pay to win, grindfest, afk simulating piece of shit and it pains me to say that because I really wanted this MMO to blow me away. Instead I’ve been recommending everyone to play something else because it’s not what was advertised.
Click here for the review.
1. Fire Emblem Fates
Fire Emblem is my favorite handheld series. I love it more than Pokemon. Fire Emblem Awakening is the best game in the series to me and is the best game on the 3DS along with Pokemon Sun/Moon. Fire Emblem Fates took several steps backwards in attempt to sell more copies by splitting the game in three and telling half assed stories in each version. The main protagonist can’t compete with Chrom, and I prefer the world map of Awakening over the stupid castle feature in Fates.
Fire Emblem Fates is still a solid game, but I shouldn’t be calling a Fire Emblem game solid. I should be calling it phenomenal and that’s the problem for me. It’s just okay and it’s honestly one of the worst Fire Emblem games I’ve ever played.
My review of Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright can be found here. I never got around to reviewing Conquest.
Keep in mind that I actually like 4 out of the 5 games on this list. A disappointing game doesn’t mean it’s a bad game.
What are your most disappointing games of 2016?