The year 2016 is almost at its end and we are slowing moving toward 2017! This year the video game industry has seen its ups and downs and the following article will discuss some of the lowest points.
Today, we will take a look back at the biggest gaming disasters of 2016.
Top 10 Gaming Disasters of 2016
Star Fox Zero
Well, what can we say about Star Fox Zero HD that hasn’t been said by the critics already? The game was nothing short of a disaster for Nintendo fans. The title released on Wii U to underwhelming reviews and turned out to be a commercial failure for Nintendo. Fans called it a re-painted version of previous games and it lacked the freshness required to be considered a Star Fox game.
Critics were least impressive by the tiresome controls of the game which made it annoying to sit through it.
Dragon Ball: Fusions
Your blood pumps when you hear the name Dragon Ball. However, Dragon Ball Fusions was a major disappointment. It was an interesting entry into the series as it tried to innovate but many of its aspects just didn’t work.
There was a time when Ubisoft had credibility and every title it released was something really special. Ubisoft’s logo on the game cover was considered the mark of quality but those days are gone. Now, most games it releases are underwhelming, over-hyped, and require a ton of post-release updates based on community feedback.
Admittedly, the game is in a very decent condition now but at release, it was lacking content and there were many bugs affecting gameplay. Balancing issues made it hard for the Dark Zone players to enjoy and PC gamers experience crashes occasionally.
Mafia 3 was something were all looking forward to after the amazing Mafia 1 and 2. However, Mafia 3 was another overhyped project that failed to deliver. Mafia 3 had its fair share of great moments but overall, it is something that takes persistence to complete due to a number of different issues.
Street Fighter V
Capcom did the best it could to ruin this classic franchise with Street Fighter V but somehow it still survived. Capcom released a game that was lacking in content and never felt like a full game.
Gameplay options were limited the main story.. well, it sucked! Servers were deserted and Capcom had to release a few major updates to bring fix and complete the game. Still, not many are interested in playing Street Fighter V.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
The original game was a big success and it there was always going to be a sequel. However, Catalyst came and went by us without leaving a mark. It failed to live-up to expectations and Catalyst dented the reputation created by the original game. It would be interesting to see of we would ever see another Mirror’s Edge.
Homefront: The Revolution
The development had troubled developed that was passed from one studio to another. It was an inevitable disaster, bound to happen so it doesn’t come as a surprise. The first game was a decent experience but the franchise overall had a negligible fanbase. It had a cult following and those fans were left with a bad taste in the mouth after Homefront The Revolution.
APB: All Points Bulletin Reloaded
How many of you know what APB: All Points Bulletin is? Well, I can bet not many of you have ever heard of this GTA Online clone. APB is a massively multiplayer online game that wanted to be GTA Online. It was created by lead designer David Jones who was also involved with GTA. Expectations were high but APB failed miserably.
Developers made high claims but the title fell flat on its face. To make matter worse, we were not allowed to publish reviews until after a week of the game’s release. The game originally released in 2010 but saw a re-release on Xbox One this year.
Released for the Wii U this year, the game has one of the worst ratings ever on Metacritic. The story, gameplay, pacing, character development, everything single aspect of the Twisted Fusion was a disaster. Well, at least it was a complete game, a completly crappy experience.
The game was so bad that hardly any notable critic even bothered to review the game.
No Man’s Sky
Surprised to see NMS at the top of the list? Well, even you are you shouldn’t be. No Man’s Sky is the biggest disaster of the year in the gaming industry. It is one thing to deal with a buggy game but totally other to have a game that sold with false promises. The foundation update made needed changes but at release it was just embarrassing for Hello Games.
To make matters worse, the studio went dark for two months after fans demanded an explanation.