Heya there! Today I'm presenting you my "Top 10 Worst Games I've Played".
Now, just to clarify, those are NOT the worst games of all time, those are just some video games that I thought were really bad gameplay-wise and that I had high expectations but then turned into mush. Either games I once bought or rented by accident expecting some good out of them. I’ll most likey recommend to avoid those games at all cost, because they DO NOT deserve to be bought or played even if you’re somewhat interested.
Don't take this list too seriously, just enjoy my rambling, and hope I can convince you to stay away from those terrible games.
#10 Yoshi's Island DS
I know what you're thinking "This game isn't so bad, is it?"... to me, it is! I grew up with the original Yoshi's Island on the SNES and loved the heck of it; with its cute art style and intuitive gameplay. Yoshi's Island DS is somewhat of a prequel, but I digress.. I just didn't like how it played, the controls felt wonky compared to the original. The double screen stage scrolling makes it really confusing by paying less attention to Yoshi and unwillingly getting hit while looking where I'm going... not cool Nintendo. I guess the babies are a nice addition, but overall, it just doesn't feel like a true sequel to the SNES classic... I can only imagine how worst "Yoshi's New Island" might be.
#9 Worms: A Space Oddity (Wii)
I love me some Worms... especially the 3D ones! I don't know, I never really liked the 2D Worms games, I prefer some "dimensions" if you know what I mean. Anyway, since I never truly played a classical Worms game, I'd expect 'A Space Oddity' to be fun... right? Well, once I played it for a bit (even trying it with a friend) I judged it like it was just another shovel-ware on the Wii. A big disappointment from Team 17, which I'm sure they do make good games, but this one, not so much. The space theme doesn't change anything, since there's already space variant map in the other games... so yeah. I'll stick to Worms 3D, thank you very much.
#8 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (GCN)
Now keep in mind that I am not a big fan of Final Fantasy nor JRPGs... this game is the pinnacle of why I find JRPGs borig and non-appealing to my eyes. Naturally, when I picked up this game in the renting store, I had no knowledge of Final Fantasy (I've only heard just a little bit) and didn't know what I was getting into. When I started playing it felt looooooooooong and boooooooring... just for some expedition on the story and so-called 'adventure'. It felt confusing to me, since I have never played a Final Fantasy game in my life (I did play Chrono Trigger and Super Mario RPG when I was younger, but that's another story). To be honest, looking back at it, I won't play it ever again, because like I said, it's not appealing to me. Nothing will convince me to play ANY other FF games, because when I look at them, all I see is FFCC... how sad hm?
#7 Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue (N64)
Remember when Power Rangers was all the rage back in the day? Well, this game doesn't prove how awesome they are... oh no, it's just a butcher-friendly game that serves the apetite of failure. Seems simple enough; 3D environments, kicking bad guys, lots of action... well this game doesn't offer half of what it's worth. Yes, the environment and the Rangers are in 3D, but what they did with it is attrocious. It's a top-down, slow jogging, star shooting, fireman's trick driving, First-person mech fighting madness! If you want a good Power Rangers game, look for the older games on the SNES/Genesis... so much better than this excuse of a Mighty Mishandled Rangers.
#6 Bugs Bunny Rabbit Rampage (SNES)
I remember this game when I was younger, I kind of enjoyed it for some reason. Then when I played it again in recent years, I utterly despise it, mainly the controls, confusing level designs and unforgiving difficulty. The hit detection is probably the most unfair in this game; every projectiles are going so fast that you don't have time to react nor does the button delay help. Sure, it has this quirky Looney Tunes style throughout, but that doesn't help it from being a bad or mediocre game at best. It's still playable, but it's the gameplay that mostly throws me off in a rabbit hole. Think of this game as a delicious carrot that rotted over the years... not so good now is it? Basically, it didn't age as well as I thought it would.
#5 Sonic and the Secret Rings (Wii)
A Sonic game on Wii?! What could possibly go wrong? Well... everything actually. You thought Sonic 06 was bad? Sonic and the Secret Rings brings the Wii motion controls to a whole new level of fail. First things first, the controls are some of the worst imaginable for a Sonic, because you have to tilt the Wii mote front to move forward and backward to move in the rear. It’s like trying to hold a bucket whilst walking on a plank of wood. Some level designs were pretty nice looking... if only the controls didn’t ruin the experience of enjoying the little details in the background. The story is pretty much bland; Sonic ends up in this alternate universe where his friends are Arabian versions of them and Sonic has to save a princess from this ‘evil-baddy-bad-guy’... great! I feel the game shouldn’t exist as a whole, it was just a waste time and a waste for a potentially good Sonic game.
#4 Earthworm Jim 3D (N64)
What can I say... who doesn't love Earthworm Jim? (You oughta be crazy to like him!) Naturally, Earthworm Jim 1 & 2 are two of my favorite 2D platformers of all time. How can you top such great platformers with a goofy sense of humour... you can't! Earthworm Jim 3D proves that the worm isn't made for 3D. Clunky gameplay, boring level designs, visuals, music, everything. None of the appeal of the old games are there, every crany of this game is not for those who were expecting a can of worms. I stopped playing it after a few minutes, just because I was very disappointed in what they did to this beloved retro mascot. Not groovy Interplay... not groovy.
#3 Starshot: Space Circus Fever (N64)
Starshot is a 3D Platformer on the Nintendo 64 and is probably one that fell under the radar for most people. Once you start the game, it has this uninteresting story going on about a circus spaceship or something and you’re this spaceboy who has to go inside the spaceship and do stuff... Blah blah blah. After a confusing hub menu, you start on this beach and have to walk your way to the spaceship and avoid enemies. A first look at the graphics and they’re ugly as heck; they’re not as polished as other great games on the console. Confusing controls and mechanics... it’s just not amusing to look and to play. The only means to attack are misely projectiles that barely do any damage. The only positive thing I have to say about this game are the cop ladies and bikini women walking on the beach have big *ahem* bazongas. Starshot was definitely not the next Banjo-Kazooie or Super Mario 64... it was just a failed experiment that tried too hard to be it’s own thing.
#2 Shrek the Third (Wii)
Why did I had to play this abomination of a licensed game? Shrek as a Beat ‘Em Up might sound cool... but it’s actually not. You pretty much play as Shrek and all of his friends and you fight your way through levels based off the plot of the third movie. In actuality, most of the game doesn’t even follow the plot of the movie; it’s trying so hard to add some story elements and environments that wouldn’t even fit in any Shrek-related plot. What about the gameplay then? Well, it’s a bland Beat ‘Em Up of course. You go from point A to point B, and a lot of times you feel like you can get stuck in front of invisible walls where there’s no need to. The voice acting is bad (the audio doesn’t sync sometimes) and the graphics and animations are unappealing to look at (it looks more like 6th gen graphics). The Wii motion controls makes it worst fighting hoards of enemies. After playing for a few hours, it gets bland and boring. Solving puzzles can be confusing as heck sometimes... there’s just so much to say, but I’m going to stop here before i get an ogre headache. All in all, it should’ve been called “Shrek the Turd”, because it was an attrocious experience and I NEVER want to go through that again.
#1 Transformers: The Game (Wii)
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Where do I even begin with this one? They just HAD to make a Transformers game based off the shitty Michael Bay’s interpretation. First of all, the controls REALLY suck; you have this crosshair on the screen and that’s your aim for everything, but it’s also your movement at the same time. So if the aim points at the wrong direction, you’ll move like an idiot and get stuck in a wall. Throwing and aiming is gotta be the worst part of the controls; there is not fluidity to it, so whenever you want to throw a car, post-sign or even a tree, prepare for the worst time of your gaming life. The elements were there, like how it could’ve been a game similar to War of the Monsters, but instead it’s a cash-in for a stupid movie franchise that shouldn’t be praise. The levels are Sandbox-like and you can get lost sometimes without any proper directions, the level design is very bland indeed. Some missions are downright difficult, requiring you to be precise and vigilant. One of the worst missions I’ve had to deal with was fighting Starscream (Fighter Jet) and Brawler (Tank) AT THE SAME TIME! So imagine controlling Jazz and having to deal with these two fuckers, both on the ground and in the air. Nobody is helping you, so that makes the whole situation even worst. There is only ONE strategy to defeat them each, but by the time you figure out how to defeat them, you WILL die multiple times and that’s frustrating as hell. There is of course the option to play as Decepticons, but I didn’t even bother since I though the Autobots missions were extremely sluggish. So why bother playing the game again with different type of robots? Ughhhh... I’m done rambling. This was truly one of the worst game I’ve played in my life. I like the idea of controlling a Transfomer, but not in a way that makes my cogs plunge.
That concludes my top ten, folks! Hope you enjoyed and... mannn... I need a fresh drink. Reminding me of those terrible games hurts my brain cells.
Like I said at the beginning, AVOID those games at ALL COST! I’ve warned you... they’re really baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad (in my opinion, that is).
Yoshi's Island DS is not somewhat of a prequel tbh.
The controls are not that wonky tbh.
The double screen stage scrolling is not all that bad, you just have to get use to it. Also, it was Artoon who made this game not Nintendo.
I think Yoshi's Island DS feels like a true sequel to the SNES classic ok?
If you don't like the game, that's fine.
Maybe I was exaggerating on this entry. I remember I did get pretty far in the game, but suddenly gave up, then going back to it a few years later, but just didn't get the grip of the controls or something.
Perhaps I can give it another try, but on an emulator instead, because I sold the game a long time ago.
I don't blame you for giving up on Tensuns. This game is verrrrrrrrry bad.
This seems like the type of spin-off Final Fantasy game that Square Enix didn't know what to do with it, so it became what it is. While Square Enix was working on the Kingdom Hearts series on the PS2 and such, it feels like an out of place Action RPG on the GameCube.
Like I said, I wish I played other Final Fantasy games before that one, but Crystal Chronicles left a pretty bad taste in my mouth that I can't shake off.
What they should've done was to wait for the next generation of consoles, design better levels, better graphics (of course) and for goodness sake... better music!! (the best part of the series IMO)
It is also sad that This was The last real game in the Series (not Counting The Remakes of the First game that came out after 3d) I would like to See a New 2D Earthworm Jim game that's not a Remake of The First.two, cause I do want to See something new with The Series.
I guess Earthworm Jim will have to wait another day before opening a new can. (lolz why am i still saying that?? XDD)
Besides moogles anyway.
Ohhh...And Sonic and the Secret Rings? *shots fired* I actually liked that Sonic game! I was young when I first played it, though, so it might not have stood the test of time for me.
As for the rest of your list, I'm pretty much in agreement. In retrospect, Bugs Bunny Rabbit Rampage was incredibly confusing and Yoshi's Island DS really didn't hold up to it's predecessor.
What?! I am generally confused when people say they 'liked' Sonic and the Secret Rings. Yes, maybe it had some elements to be a good Sonic game, but it indeed did NOT stood the test of time.
Glad you agree! I know there are worst games out there, but those are just some games I stumbled upon and had some sort of expectations. I guess you can call this list "Most Disappointing Games I've Played", but hey, that's up for you to judge.
I don't play many games so I couldn't really put in much. I've only beaten like, 3 or 4 games in my entire life.
Hehe trust me, I have beaten a bunch of games (I can't tell you how many, because there's just too much to count)... I clearly have nothing better to do with my life. xD
Well, playing video games is definitely a hobby that people can take seriously. As long as you're having fun playing though, that's all that matters.
I jsut can't get into games. Very few grab my interest. Infinite Undiscovery (I love that game, but it's not very popular), Dragon Quest 9, rune Factory 4(I played that game so freaking much it's not even funny), those are the ones I"ve beaten. I've gotten SO close to beating Dragon Quest 5 and Nostalgia but then either I accidentally delete my file or I get stuck so hard.
I envy those who can get into games, it's jsut not my thing.
But hey, it's okay if video games are not your thing. It's just something you grow up with and I luckily started playing when I was at a very young age, during the Super Nintendo days that is. I can respect younger people that are not in the same scope of games as I am.
My brother tried getting me into games when I was little but I sucked so bad at them, it's sad really, how bad I was. He still tries, but it just won't happen.
By the way, here's a better Asobi. Once I figure out her colors I"ll finish it up, but so far this is it.
Ahhh very nice! I can't wait to see your final result of Asobi. :3
Me eitehr! It'll be a bit difficult figuring out how I wanna go about this. I might do two versions actually.
Sonic Boom is even worse than sonic 06 (And Odd enough i thought sonic06 was decent, trust me BOOM made it clear that 06 could of been MUCH WORSE)