Man of war corsair. Thing is total wank, poor graphics, dreadful animations done by a 2 year old, more bugs than an entomologists conference, bland empty world, poorly implemented AC black sail combat rip off. Quite frankly it's a disgrace that GOG still sells it, but quality hasn't exactly gone up in the last few years.
GTA4, drm killed a video game (to paraphrase the song). Brought on release, fails to work. Got it to work for about an hour after several calls to R*, then it just totally crashed. Didn't get to play it until years later on fracked version, really wish I hadn't bothered. Take everything which made the previous ones good, and remove it, then add some saddo dating functions, a ludicrous story and voila. True San Andreas was not that great and showed a downhill, however gta5 was very good, a suprising jump back to form.
Dark souls, hype hype hype. It's shit, the release needed a fan patch to make it work, looks bland, gameplay is repeat over and over again the same dull bits. No variety. Get stuck in geometry or other things.
Far cry 2. The first is a great shooter, although the apes are a bit naff. 2 just lost the plot, became a taxi sim, drive here then there then there, then back again, repeat over and over. Shame as 3, 4, and primal were all very good and 5 isn't too bad.
Wolfenstein 2, the first was ok, good fun shooter. The second though, meh. Wander round a sub for hours on end, interluded by brief predictable shooting scenes and a lot of cut scenes. Blaargh.
Call of duty after 2. Speaks for itself really, a shining beacon in every wrong with gaming. Absolutely nothing good to say about the series from 3 onwards.
Dragon age 2 - same 2 assets we will copy over and over. Can't remember any storyline. Combat is some sort of console action game, with enemy spawns. Control is pretty awful. Cut and paste of previous game characters with a rename.
Dragon age inquisition. It is better than 2 in almost everyway. However that is really not hard to achieve and it feels like an mmo which got moved into a single player game. Same missions over and over. Same areas. Same characters. It works ok, but nothing to shout about.
Shadows of mordor. Whilst intrinsically there is nothing wrong with, it's just gets boring quite quickly. It's good to start with, swing all the new bits, enemies and moves, but by the time you get to the big baddie at the end of area 1 then you have seen it all, time after time. Then you find out there is a whole other area. Yawn. Really can't see why these open world games are so popular (goes for far cry 3 and upwards and AC etc.). Just endlessly finding the next chest/plant/data/ etc. Really hate collectibles.
<inset classic forgotten realms game> Enhanced. Yep, may as well mention it. Nothing whatsoever "enhanced" about any of these, other than the amount of money they make beamdog.
And the number 1 spot goes to: Gwent. In cohoots with galaxy stand as the end of gog as it used to be.
There are of course plenty of others: SW Force Awakens, C&C, Diablo3, Just Cause etc.
Suprised to see RE4 mentioned here, thats a cracker of a game, and thats from someone who loves 1-3 as well. Yes, its different, but I look on that as a different game to the first 3. Same with DA:Origins, thats a great game, don't remember a single bug in three or four goes through (solo for 3, and party once). The add on awakening is not as good.
Post edited June 17, 2018 by nightcraw1er.488