Now that you’ve seen my top 5 list of games that I enjoyed the most this year, I’m sure you’re wondering what my top 5 are when it comes to disappointment. Some of these games made the list based on my expectations and their ability to not meet them. Again, this is my list and it will likely not match your own.
Feel free to weigh in on what you think below. And as always, I would love to know which games disappointed you the most this year.
5. NBA 2K13
Once you go beyond the pimping of Jay Z’s name on this game, all you’re really left with is a game that doesn’t do much better than NBA 2K12. Now that might be a good thing to most but when the marketing campaign promises you the best game ever, I tend to hold them accountable. It’s not the best NBA 2K ever .. not by a long shot. It’s a good game but it fell way short of my expectations and 2K Sports’ promises.
4. Need for Speed Most Wanted
Criterion Games are one of favorite developers. When news came around that they were tackling one of my favorite franchises, I was super excited. But then the time came to actually play the game. It is so far from a Most Wanted title that I’m not even sure it should’ve been called Most Wanted. It had police chases sure but not much else. It’s a beautiful game but so misleading in terms of what most of we Most Wanted fans expected.
3. Call of Duty Black Ops 2
I’m prepared for the onslaught of COD fanboys here. Black Ops 2 is what is wrong with the FPS genre. It’s a mindless shooter with some of the most ridiculous action sequences and hit detection ever. It’s over the top and I guess that’s what Call of Duty fans enjoy. As for me … I don’t. This game is all about its multiplayer and I’m not a multiplayer guy. The campaign was bland and predictable at every turn.
2. Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City
I love Resident Evil. I love the games and the movies (except for Retribution, it sucked). When Raccoon City was announced, I was ready to enjoy a new take on the series. However, what I got was a clusterfuck of a game that should have been left on the concept floor. It was a very poor entry into the “stop and pop” genre of games that Capcom was hoping you’d look past because of the Resident Evil name on it. It didn’t quite work out as far as I’m concerned. I’ve played great RE games and this one doesn’t cut it.
Maybe I just don’t get the game but I couldn’t put it down fast enough it seemed. I even tried the iPad version to see if maybe I was missing something but I wasn’t. The game is just one of the single most mind bottling games I’ve ever played. I have no idea how people enjoy this. Kudos to the guy making millions off of it but I just don’t understand why anyone with a proper mind would enjoy it.