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#21
Re: The Worst Video Games You've Ever Played
Posted on: 2012/8/27 22:04
Nintendoid!
Joined 2012/3/13
USA
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Winter Games (NES)
Oh dear god the controls and the graphics/music.

Rambo (NES)
Zelda 2 rip off.

Dick Tracy (NES)
See the nerd.

Fester's Quest (NES)
HE'S SO SLOW!!!

Dark Castle (Genesis/Mega Drive)
Awful controls.

The Amazing Spider-Man (GB)
Bad controls, crappy music and sound effects, Spider-Man looks weird too.
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#22
Re: The Worst Video Games You've Ever Played
Posted on: 2012/8/28 2:39
PVB Elite
Joined 2011/3/10
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i wish i had not found this thread. i am going to be that person who complains that everything is just crazy!

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4. E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (Atari 2600)
We know it's legendary awfulness


i love ET. it puts all the important aspects of the movie into an incredibly tiny package. the game is challenging, but yet easy to beat. the only annoying thing are the pitfalls everywhere, which can be avoided once you learn the maps. really, i don't see what the bid deal is.

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5. Peek-A-Boo Poker (NES)
As with "Hot Slots" X rating doesn't mean a damn thing, it's just poker and nothing more exciting than that.


sure it is just poker, but it has nudity! remember this is the NES. it had to be an unlicensed cart to get away with it. its also not a half bad game, if poker is your thing.

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Dragon's Lair Arcade
Unplayable. A guessing game.


you have to remember when it was released that it attempted to do something that had not been done before. its a game of memorization. are you saying memorization isn't a valid gaming tool? not liking the game mechanics doesn't make it unplayable. if it was so unplayable i hardly feel that it would have been ported to so many systems (dos, mac, cd-rom, dvd, 3d0, gbc, ps3, wii, dsi, android, etc).

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Dragon's Lair (NES)
Awfull game and hard as possible, I couldn't get past the first screen.


its a fairly challenging game but its not horribly bad. i wouldn't say its awful by any means. its not cheetahmen II for example.

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Adventure (Atari 2600)
Can't get a more boring of an adventure than this.


what are you comparing it to? adventure is a classic example of a simple adventure game done right. its so extremely basic yet it offers weapons, hidden objects, puzzles, enemies, and even the 1st easter egg.

there is even a great homebrew sequel of it for the 5200.

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Milon's Secret Castle (NES)
Way too difficult and play control needs improvement.


milon's secret castle is full of secrets. the core of the gameplay is taking the time to discover secrets. the rest is understanding where to go next. all-in-all it isn't an extremely long game, perhaps you should give it another play? its like most games of that era, they weren't polished multi-million dollar games made by teams of 200 with credits that scroll for 15 minutes. you have to give them some leeway for their minor flaws.

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Rambo (NES)
Zelda 2 rip off.


ok, so character sprites and movements resemble zelda II. but how can you call it a zelda 2 rip off? it is nothing like zelda 2. its just another side scrolling adventure game. you could list any number of games with similar styles of play and call them zelda 2 ripoffs by those standards. with that said, i rather enjoy rambo. i own it on cart and have beat it countless times over the years. it isn't the best rambo title ever released but its still a great adventure game with plenty of exploration.
Edited by Lester Knight on 2012/8/28 2:52
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#23
Re: The Worst Video Games You've Ever Played
Posted on: 2012/8/28 9:38
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2011/4/8
Great Britain
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Worst recent game I played would be Oblivion. I was less than impressed by Skyrim too.

Worst game ever? I'd have to go with E.T.
So bad, it nearly crashed the industry altogether.
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#24
Re: The Worst Video Games You've Ever Played
Posted on: 2012/8/28 12:51
Nintendoid!
Joined 2010/10/13
Austria
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Batman Returns on Lynx. One of the most stupid and bad programmed games I ever had the fortune of owning...
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#25
Re: The Worst Video Games You've Ever Played
Posted on: 2012/8/29 11:32
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2010/10/22
Sweden
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Lester! I'm going to try to counter your defenses of awful video games. Excuse me if I come across as arrogant or so,
I'm not trying to be as much as just expressing my opinion, and I know my opinion isn't more "true" than yours.

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4. E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (Atari 2600)
We know it's legendary awfulness

i love ET. it puts all the important aspects of the movie into an incredibly tiny package. the game is challenging, but yet easy to beat. the only annoying thing are the pitfalls everywhere, which can be avoided once you learn the maps. really, i don't see what the bid deal is.


The important aspects of running away from the authorities and getting to the spaceship are the only similarities to the movie, the rest you are imagining. I don't think ET never assembled a telephone in the movie, and he didn't fall into any pits and extended his neck to fly out. (I can be wrong on this, I haven't seen the movie in years) How you can call an annoying game challenging is interesting to me...

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Dragon's Lair Arcade
Unplayable. A guessing game.

you have to remember when it was released that it attempted to do something that had not been done before. its a game of memorization. are you saying memorization isn't a valid gaming tool? not liking the game mechanics doesn't make it unplayable. if it was so unplayable i hardly feel that it would have been ported to so many systems (dos, mac, cd-rom, dvd, 3d0, gbc, ps3, wii, dsi, android, etc).


I don't think the excuse of "they were trying something new
and bold" excuses a bad game. I'd say memorization is not
in fact a valid gaming tool except for like the card minigame in Super Mario 3. Dragon's Lair is unplayable for me too, except for the first screen there's no clues as to what to do, unlike the sequel. It feels very very random.
Now trial and error is a valid gaming tool, but did they really have to make it this annoying? :P
And it's been ported to so many systems because it's part of gaming history, and the cartoon graphics still enthrall people. Gameplay is not
at the forefront at least.

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Dragon's Lair (NES)
Awfull game and hard as possible, I couldn't get past the first screen.
its a fairly challenging game but its not horribly bad. i wouldn't say its awful by any means. its not cheetahmen II for example.

Now this game IS horrible. I think Cheetahmen II is a lot better, I mean Cheetahmen doesn't have one hit kills, Cheetahmen doesn't have as slow controls...
Dragon's Lair on NES could have been decent if the controls
weren't so bad. And again, challenging is not quite the word I would choose.

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Adventure (Atari 2600)
Can't get a more boring of an adventure than this.

what are you comparing it to? adventure is a classic example of a simple adventure game done right. its so extremely basic yet it offers weapons, hidden objects, puzzles, enemies, and even the 1st easter egg.
there is even a great homebrew sequel of it for the 5200.


Here I agree with you Lester, this was made in 1980 and
they did what they could. You have to use your imagination
a fair bit. And it's certainly not as broken/annoying as ET
or Dragon's Lair. I suppose it's a bit boring, but to each
is own, or something.

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Milon's Secret Castle (NES)
Way too difficult and play control needs improvement.

milon's secret castle is full of secrets. the core of the gameplay is taking the time to discover secrets. the rest is understanding where to go next. all-in-all it isn't an extremely long game, perhaps you should give it another play? its like most games of that era, they weren't polished multi-million dollar games made by teams of 200 with credits that scroll for 15 minutes. you have to give them some leeway for their minor flaws.


Here I also kind of agree. If you play Milon with just you
and the controller, it's a bad game. But if you play with a strategy guide, it's a good game. Now they shouldn't force
you to use one like they did with basing everything around
secrets, but if you do have one it's a good game.

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Rambo (NES)
Zelda 2 rip off.

ok, so character sprites and movements resemble zelda II. but how can you call it a zelda 2 rip off? it is nothing like zelda 2. its just another side scrolling adventure game. you could list any number of games with similar styles of play and call them zelda 2 ripoffs by those standards. with that said, i rather enjoy rambo. i own it on cart and have beat it countless times over the years. it isn't the best rambo title ever released but its still a great adventure game with plenty of exploration.


Except the fact that Rambo doesn't have an overworld, I do think it qualifyes as a Zelda II ripoff, like Sony All-stars qualifies as a Smash Bros ripoff, even though they do some thing different. The experience system, the dark areas needing a lantern, the numbers when you kill enemies(exp system at work) And no it's not just another sidesrolling adventure game. It's not like Contra, not like Rush n Attack, not like Astyanax, not like Megaman, etc.

Now, I'd like to add one game for you to defend:
Superman 64. It would be interesting! Also, what games don't you like? Or was that in this thread already..?
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#26
Re: The Worst Video Games You've Ever Played
Posted on: 2012/8/29 15:09
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Protoman85 wrote:
Lester! I'm going to try to counter your defenses of awful video games...

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4. E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (Atari 2600)
We know it's legendary awfulness

i love ET. it puts all the important aspects of the movie into an incredibly tiny package. the game is challenging, but yet easy to beat. the only annoying thing are the pitfalls everywhere, which can be avoided once you learn the maps. really, i don't see what the bid deal is.


The important aspects of running away from the authorities and getting to the spaceship are the only similarities to the movie, the rest you are imagining. I don't think ET never assembled a telephone in the movie, and he didn't fall into any pits and extended his neck to fly out. (I can be wrong on this, I haven't seen the movie in years)...


I can verify that you are not wrong on that, Protoman85. ET never assembled a telephone in the movie, at least not in the way that he does so in the game. Also, ET never fell into pits and extended his neck to fly out. Ahhh... just thinking of that aspect of the game makes me smile and brings back the memories. Every time I stepped onto a new screen, I was already falling into a pit that I never had a chance to see and was extending the neck to get out. Then, I was out... free at last, right? Nope. For some reason, I'd try to move and there I was, falling back into the same pit again for some unknown reason. The controls and setup certainly left a lot to be desired in my opinion.

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Dragon's Lair Arcade
Unplayable. A guessing game.

you have to remember when it was released that it attempted to do something that had not been done before. its a game of memorization. are you saying memorization isn't a valid gaming tool? not liking the game mechanics doesn't make it unplayable. if it was so unplayable i hardly feel that it would have been ported to so many systems (dos, mac, cd-rom, dvd, 3d0, gbc, ps3, wii, dsi, android, etc).


I don't think the excuse of "they were trying something new
and bold" excuses a bad game. I'd say memorization is not
in fact a valid gaming tool except for like the card minigame in Super Mario 3. Dragon's Lair is unplayable for me too, except for the first screen there's no clues as to what to do, unlike the sequel. It feels very very random.
Now trial and error is a valid gaming tool, but did they really have to make it this annoying? :P
And it's been ported to so many systems because it's part of gaming history, and the cartoon graphics still enthrall people. Gameplay is not
at the forefront at least.


I have to admit that it was, indeed, only the very neat cartoon graphics that drew me to this game. The motion on the control pad that was necessary to progress in the game didn't make sense to me so many times. The countless deaths that were necessary to figure out the game were pretty frustrating. I ended up writing down all of the moves that were necessary for each screen after I figured them out upon many deaths and did, in fact, memorize them for the whole game. Only then was it fun to watch the whole game through like a movie and try not to die a single death. Dragon's Lair 2, however, was much harder to figure out the moves and the timing in my opinion. I never made it past the first few screens because I got so frustrated with it, but maybe I'll try it out again as this subject has brought back good memories of the series, despite its flaws.
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#27
Re: The Worst Video Games You've Ever Played
Posted on: 2012/8/30 9:28
Nintendoid!
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Having played and eventually....beat E.T. I have to agree that it is the worst all around game I have ever played (keep in mind my field of play is quite narrow as a gamer)

A close second for my is Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Heroes of the Lance. Generally a game can be figured out without a manual. HotL cannot. You can't even get by the first screen without a full manual description. You just die. None of the controls work like you'd expect, the graphics were weak for the time, and the title made you expect so much more out of the gameplay.
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#28
Re: The Worst Video Games You've Ever Played
Posted on: 2012/9/6 18:41
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It just came to my mind that I really really hate "Lost Planet". It is the only game that I ever sold at GameStop. I can even tell why but just thinking about it makes me feel sick.
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#29
Re: The Worst Video Games You've Ever Played
Posted on: 2012/10/1 9:09
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The worst game I can think of would probably be Super Monkey Daibouken. Such a boring game...
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#30
Re: The Worst Video Games You've Ever Played
Posted on: 2012/10/2 5:33
Nintendoid!
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I've been playing around with "Touch My Katamari" for PSVita for a few days. I'm pretty sure it loosely translates to "Touch My Balls."

The further I play through the game, the more the dialogue becomes sexually ambiguous. The Prince and the King have something secret going on, but I don't think I'm willing to play through the game to watch that storyline develop.

It's much the same as the other Katamari titles, which I have only seen friends play. However, this franchise just isn't my cup of tea. Dare I say, this is quite possibly the worst game I've ever owned.
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