Do you get the feeling that your voice isn't being heard? It isn't. Video game developers, your games give off a foul odor that pervades to the heavens above, and you know it. It's not atypical of developers, or publishers to put out low budget games. It's a move that I detest. My scenario, like others starts off with a game. I've slithered upon this game, believing that this will be an ample experience.
Yet nine times out of ten, I walk away disappointed, and the discontent I feel is heavy. With wonky controls, plots that bore me to tears, and gameplay that feels uninspired, at this point, I'm not too ecstatic. Critiquing a game's graphics -- taking alone, is crudely nonobjective with all of the myriad styles out there; it is to sing a diddy -- one that sounds forced: arguments that fall upon deaf ears. Unfortunately, bad games plague every sector of the video game industry; nothing you can do about it. Or is there? Stop supporting them. Simple as that. You give developers the okay to develop these little monstrosities. Understand, they're not listening to you, but to the ringing sound of cash registers. Here's a list I've compiled of the top 5 recent video games we think are rubbish, so you or a loved one can avoid them:
MLB 2K13 -- ah, 2K conducts miracles with the basketball genre with NBA 2K. We applaud their efforts at a baseball game, but these peanuts are salty. MLB 2K13 swings in with a 48/100 Metacritic score.
Ride to Hell: Retribution has a 22/100 Metacritic score. It's 1969. The biker movement is in full swing; hippies are evoking cultural statements; and you're an ex-biker named Jake. As a reformed biker, you settle down with your uncle and brother till you are called back to the bike. After the murder of your brother. The game is developed by Eutechnyx, and published by Deep Silver. It's an action-adventure game, although, the biggest biker adventure game might not be worth the ride after all.
AMY is a survival horror, and stealth based video game developed by VectorCell, and published by Lexis Numérique. As Lana, you are volleyed into the game with the sole mission of escorting AMY, a young girl. AMY is a peculiar title, akin to ICO. Only the game is executed horribly wrong. Along the way, you and AMY encounter monsters and the military, in an attempt to escape your disease-ridden home. 25/100 Metacritic score.
In Fast & Furious: Showdown, "BECOME A PART OF THE CREW! Strap in and get ready for an intense ride as you team up to take down a dangerous international gang that can only be stopped by you and the rest of the Fast & Furious crew." With a description like that, you're in for a ride. The question, however, is if it is a ride to hell and back...or just a ride in the cockpit of a vehicle, in a bad game, described as an awesome game? You decide. 23/100 Metacritic score.
When you latch some walkers onto an FPS game, it can mean only one thing: Activision's recently released Walking Dead Survival edition. It's a flesh-eating adventure with stealth elements, whom's plot deviates from the Walking Dead main series, and is a prequel. The game revolves around two characters Daryl and Merle Dixon, and their plight to find some fuel. For $59.99, I want more substance here. Developed by Terminal Reality, Walking Dead Survival Instinct has a low 32/100 on Metacritic.
Now that you've come to terms with the harsh realuty. Bear with me; and never let your gut instinct steer you wrong, If it looks like a bad video game, walks like a bad video game, it must be a bad video game. We can point the blame squarely at the publishers, as there are many video games to choose from out there. So it pays to play it safe in regards to how your money's spent. Take into account the entertainment value you hope to attain with your purchase. There are no signs up that yell out: steer clear of this bad video game! There is no justification in supporting sloppy efforts either. Be a champ, not a chump. It only takes an ounce of discernment. If you're tired of bad video games clogging up your decision making, share this article.