Game of the Year 2014 – Worst Game

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For the worst game I played all of last year it’d be too easy to give it to a game which I utterly hated playing. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II is the perfect example of this. I didn’t enjoy that game at all, but anybody who knows me already knows I have rarely if ever enjoyed my time with a Sonic the Hedgehog game.

Two other contenders for worst game are Crime Fighters and Assassin’s Creed III. The former is an old Konami arcade beat-’em-up. It definitely isn’t their best brawler by a long shot. Their two sequels, Vendetta and Violent Storm, are much better. The latter game is the typical Ubisoft glitchfest that we’re very used to seeing these days. It’s not a big shock it isn’t good.

The winner is Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. I played this last January and I wasn’t impressed by the simplistic storytelling or the idea that I’m supposed to care for these characters more than I actually do. The attempt to have a heart-warming story was laughable at best. Also the fact this game was developed by Starbreeze Studios is surprising because they’ve worked on better games already. Go back to those titles and leave this pretentious work in the forgotten past.

5 responses to “Game of the Year 2014 – Worst Game

  1. I support this selection solely because it utterly fails to deliver exactly the thing everyone claims it succeeds. Those people clearly don’t know anything about character development at all because this game doesn’t have any.

  2. The winner I had selected for worst game was Star Wars: the Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels on the Wii. It was up against the Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie’s Revenge on PS2, and MadWorld on the Wii. The commonality between these contenders was the bad controls.

    • There was an issue I had at the very end of the game with the controls of Brothers. I mention it in my review linked above. I guess I wouldn’t have had as much of a problem with it if they’d bothered to explain anything in the game.

  3. For me, I don’t think of it as being “worse” but at the same time I don’t think it was amazing either. My time with the game (when it was available for free on PS Plus) was under-whelming at most given the non-dialogue narrative didn’t meet the expectations I was hoping it would suggest. The gameplay, ironically, was more interesting in a ways.

    Anyway, I’m recently playing Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and even though I’m debating whether it’s a good comparison (regardless of how the narrative is structured), I’m finding the character development between the two protagonists more “connected” than that dis-connected cast from the game mentioned on your post.

    Even Ico does a good job (if not, better) at this sort of concept than Brothers!

    • You had expectations? I didn’t. I only played it to compare my thoughts to those reviews that gave it an average of an 87% favorability. I will give you that the gameplay was coincidentally more interesting.

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