The Worst Game of the Year 2020
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    It is that time again - time to dunk on the stuff that just didn't do it for you. Remember this isn't the most disappointing game of the year (hello 3D All Stars) but the worst.

    Rules are the same as as always -

    Top 3 games, ranked. If you don't rank, I will take them as 1-3 from top to bottom. Points allocated thusly

    1 = 5pts
    2 = 2 pts
    3 = 1 pt

    You only get one chance, no edits or revisions, so time your choices.

    And let's a go.


    Shitlist

    Bleeding Edge - 10
    Final Fantasy 7 Remake - 6
    Deliver Us The Moon - 5
    Doctor Who: The Edge of Time - 5
    DOOM Eternal - 5
    Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos - 5
    Ghosts of Tsushima - 5
    Hades - 5
    Mount And Blade Warlord - 5
    Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Olympics - 5
    Resident Evil 3 Remake - 5
    Streets of Rage 4 - 5
    Carrion - 2
    Daymare - 2
    Drone Swarm - 2
    Hotshot Racing - 2
    The Last Of Us 2 - 2
    Animal Crossing - 1
    Gears Tactics - 1
    Super Punch Patrol - 1


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  • Gets popcorn. Not sure I've played any stinkers this year. Need to think.
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    I can only think of two. I haven't played a lot and the stuff I played I played extensively.
  • I mean I could have a think but then I could also pick three random GamePass efforts that lasted minutes on my hard drive after playing for the first and only time.
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    Everything is valid as long as you can reconcile in your head that you 'played' it.
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    Can it be older games that I played for the first time this year?
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    No. It is the worst game of 2020. None of that muddiness of the other thread. I will accept you playing a game that released on a new system in 2020.
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    Glitchy, repetitive, convention breaking mess of a PCVR game, stripped to the bones and ported for the Quest. Never clicked refund faster.
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    That's you Hair, no others BTW. But at least it is in the lead so far!
  • Sonic at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on ios and android. I haven't actually played it but the sheer stupidity of putting it out is amaze balls.
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  • Mount and Blade : Warband.
    I played it for a Game Pass achievement quest and it was utter utter garbage
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    RedDave2 wrote:
    Sonic at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on ios and android. I haven't actually played it but the sheer stupidity of putting it out is amaze balls.

    Games not played don't get on it
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    Mount and Blade : Warband.
    I played it for a Game Pass achievement quest and it was utter utter garbage

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  • I have played one genuine stinker this year (22%!), and a certain big licence GaaS travesty.

    But hey, there's still time for more, right? Who knows what the next couple of months could bring?
  • There are games I have been disappointed with but I couldn't really say are bad, likewise some GP games just haven't been to my taste but would be wrong to label them as the worst.

    I'm going to go with Bleeding Edge.
    It is such a nothing game band wagon jumping on a sub genre but with nothing much to say for itself. Still not really the worst game ever, it functions fine and has some gameplay to it. My dislike primarily comes from the fact dev time on this could have been spent on something considerably more interesting, Ninja Theory have the chops.
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    Mount and Blade : Warband.
    I played it for a Game Pass achievement quest and it was utter utter garbage

    Yup. Thought that would be up my street but it's genuinely awful, even giving it a bit of leniency for being "free" to try on game pass. Feels like something from 20 years ago.
  • The only two games I have reviewed this year were buggy messes, with tedious mechanics and a real sense that the devs just didn’t know how to balance the combat sequences to make them interesting or enjoyable. Playing some amateur games that really suffer from bugs and fundamental design flaws makes you realise how competent even the most banal of AAA games are.

    Those two games were The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos, and Drone Swarm.

    Both failed their fundamental concepts due to bugs and poor design. I hear that the former has been parches to not be so buggy, and especially to not have a game breaking bug 30 hours in, whereas the latter just misunderstands the appeal of its central concept.

    The third game on the list would be FF7R. It’s a pretty good game but it works against itself in so many ways: the tight pacing of the original is now gone, replaced with tedious filler quests and long segments of traversal and button pushing to make it lengthy enough to justify its price tag. Combat should be amazing, but is frequently kneecapped by bizarre choices such as enemy aoe attacks you have no time to dodge that then stun your characters for an amount of time that feels punitive, and flying enemies that love to hover tantalisingly out of reach. The less said about the last hour or so the better. It’s definitely more of a 7/10 than a true stinker, but for me it just failed a bunch of fundamental stuff.
  • Mount and Blade : Warband.
    I played it for a Game Pass achievement quest and it was utter utter garbage

    Yup. Thought that would be up my street but it's genuinely awful, even giving it a bit of leniency for being "free" to try on game pass. Feels like something from 20 years ago.

    It was borderline unplayable. As soon as I got the achievement I deleted the game

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    RedDave2 wrote:
    Sonic at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on ios and android. I haven't actually played it but the sheer stupidity of putting it out is amaze balls.
    Games not played don't get on it

    Yeah, fair enough.

    I havent played much that fits both new and poor but I think I would toss both Hotshot Racing and Gears Tactics into this. 

    Hotshot racing should be an ideal fit for me and fill that Outrun 2/ Burnout 2 void on console for me but it suffers on the levels being mostly flat and just the worst rubber banding. It wasnt terrible but I was very disappointed.

    Gears Tactics follows a similar feel. I cant say its awful but I'm a sucker for Gears and I've enjoyed many a squad tactic Game in my time (X-com: Enemy Within got multi-playthroughs on both my ps3 and on my pc) but Gears just felt joyless and clunky. I didnt give it enough time but it should have been grabbing me straight away. 

    Id' feel bad calling either of these 2 games terrible, but in terms of new games they are my worst of the year I think.
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    FFVII and Gears Tactics on this list absolute insane scenes already you crazy people.
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    Hades, The Last of Us 2 and Animal Crossing for me please.
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    Welp.
  • For most devisive... Could put Doom Eternal on there. Only played a couple of levels so far but hasn't grabbed me anywhere near as well as the first
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    So thats on my list.
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    Also that's you done.
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    regmcfly wrote:
    Welp.

    That was a joke BTW. I'm not insane.
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    I'm afraid the die has been cast as per rules
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    I didn't even read the rules. Please remove my suggestions or you'll be hearing from my Lawyer.
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    Your lawyer is Ozno. I am afraid you are out of luck.
  • Bleeding Edge is a good shout. There was something there, but it just didn't hang together at all and was very poor to play in the end. Felt like a half-baked prototype.
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    Resi 3.

    Utter fucking shit.
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