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Postby TehDonutKing » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:26 pm

We have one for anime, so why not video games?

Soul series: Soul Calibur V has an absurd and nonsensical plot with unlikeable characters and broken gameplay. Also, everyone i care about is dead. This series needs the MK9 treatment.

God of War: God of War II derailed Kratos's character from a tragic villain to an irredeemable douchebag. He has no redeeming characteristics post-God of War I.

Bloody Roar: Bloody Roar IV is as bad as Soul Calibur V.

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Postby A.T. Fish » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:05 pm

Ecco the Dolphin.

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Postby Agentomega » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:52 pm

Mass Effect: the last five minutes of 3. Rest of the games are plenty good, but they took an action-y sci-fi FPS with a do-or-die hero and did a 90 degree turn for an artistic end. Not to mention the end doesn't rely at all on the choices you made in the other games. Sure, your combat readiness score might take a hit, but with 100% effectiveness and a full play through of 3, you can get all the "best" ends even with a Renegade character (and the associated discord). Not to mention that showing the combat readiness score changes the dynamic of the game quite a bit. It's hard to be surprised about a bad end if you can see a stat which tells you that you'll fail. It just didn't feel satisfying at all.
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Postby Sachi » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:29 am

Kingdom Hearts. They told us over seven years ago that a trilogy was in the works and they've instead given us nothing but a bunch of spin-off games; where the fuck is KH3?
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Postby riffraff11235 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:18 pm

View Original PostSachi wrote:Kingdom Hearts. They told us over seven years ago that a trilogy was in the works and they've instead given us nothing but a bunch of spin-off games; where the fuck is KH3?

My thoughts exactly. At this rate it will be on the Playstation 5.
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Postby Redtophat » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:03 pm

View Original Postriffraff11235 wrote:My thoughts exactly. At this rate it will be on the Playstation 5.
LOL, they said they're not even gonna start development on KH3 until Versus 13 is done with and released.

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Postby A.T. Fish » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:45 pm

riffraff11235 wrote:My thoughts exactly. At this rate it will be on the Playstation 5.


The good news is Darth vader will probably be in it.

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Postby Justacrazyguy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:50 pm

View Original PostA.T. Fish wrote:The good news is Darth vader will probably be in it.


Jar Jar Binks, remember him?
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Postby Agentomega » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:00 pm

View Original PostSachi wrote:Kingdom Hearts. They told us over seven years ago that a trilogy was in the works and they've instead given us nothing but a bunch of spin-off games; where the fuck is KH3?


Oh, and for this reason, Half Life 2: Episode 3.

And Star Wars Battlefront 3. I want my land-space battles guys!
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Postby CJD » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:09 pm

View Original PostAgentomega wrote:Mass Effect: the last five minutes of 3.


Was my first thought after reading the title.

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Postby TehDonutKing » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:26 pm

The fact that you still want them suggests a lack of shark jumping....

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Postby CJD » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:52 pm

View Original PostTehDonutKing wrote:The fact that you still want them suggests a lack of shark jumping....


Not necessarily. I still want more Happy Days.

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Postby Agentomega » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:00 pm

Ah. In that case, Halo Wars and Starcraft 64 because RTS should not be a thing on console. It's just too awkward.
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Postby BrikHaus » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:26 pm

Final Fantasy.

The last good game was IX for the PS 1. Ever since then, each game has gotten progressively worse. The series is fucked and needs a hard reboot.
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Postby Agentomega » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:21 pm

Every Sonic game between Heroes and Generations (excluding those two and the original platformer types). I mean, seriously, Sonic Riders, Secret Rings, 2006 (etc.) were just so out there. 2006 was kind of OK plot-wise, but I found that the controls felt kind of odd and some of the missions are very exacting. But the rest were seriously a no-go IMO.
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Postby Bomby von Bombsville » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:37 pm

I remember Banjo-Kazooie jumping the shark several times in the beach and ship levels.
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Postby Tankred » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:45 pm

View Original PostBomby von Bombsville wrote:I remember Banjo-Kazooie jumping the shark several times in the beach and ship levels.


Aww shit 10/10, I was just thinking that.

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Postby TehDonutKing » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:54 pm

View Original PostAgentomega wrote:Every Sonic game between Heroes and Generations (excluding those two and the original platformer types). I mean, seriously, Sonic Riders, Secret Rings, 2006 (etc.) were just so out there. 2006 was kind of OK plot-wise, but I found that the controls felt kind of odd and some of the missions are very exacting. But the rest were seriously a no-go IMO.

I enjoyed Shadow, Black Knight, and Colors, but i hated the rest.

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Postby riffraff11235 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:16 pm

View Original PostBomby von Bombsville wrote:I remember Banjo-Kazooie jumping the shark several times in the beach and ship levels.

The N64 games were some of the best platformers I've ever played. As far as I'm concerned, Nuts & Bolts never happened.
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Postby Stryker » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:46 pm

View Original PostAgentomega wrote:And Star Wars Battlefront 3. I want my land-space battles guys!


please please please

Ontopic: the DMC series kinda went down after DMC3.
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