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Postby Trowa_Ayanami » Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:43 pm

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Just how bad is Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing? It's as bad as your mind will allow you to comprehend.

Bad games are released all the time, and some are worse than others. This is nothing new. However, it really takes a special kind of awful to be considered one of the worst games ever made. So when this special kind of awful makes an appearance, it's truly something to behold. Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing is one of those rare pieces of work. Not only is it almost completely broken and blatantly unfinished in nearly every way, but even if it weren't, there's so little of an actual game to be found here that it would still be terrible. Big Rigs is a game so astoundingly bad that it manages to transcend nearly every boundary put forth by some of gaming's absolute worst of the worst and easily makes it into that dubiously extraordinary category of being one of the most atrocious games ever published.

Big Rigs' first and most grievous issue lies in its gameplay. Specifically, there isn't any.

In theory, Big Rigs is supposed to be a racing game based on big trucks that speed through various US trucking routes in some kind of effort to deliver cargo before the competition gets there first--or else the truck gets busted by the law. At least, this is what the back of the game's box would have you believe. Let us make it very clear that these statements are all horrible, horrible lies. There is no coherent goal in Big Rigs. There is no cargo to be delivered. There are no police chases. In fact, there really isn't anything much in the game.

The basic idea in the actual game is that you pick one from four vaguely different trucks and then one from five vaguely different levels. You then compete against another truck in a simple checkpoint race. That's it. However, Big Rigs can't even get this basic concept right. The supposedly computer-controlled truck you're supposed to be racing against in the game never actually moves. It's right there next to you at the beginning of a race, but it has no purpose in the game. This is to say, actually, that none of the game's races have a purpose because there's no competition and no time limit. You win every single time. So unless you especially like seeing a winning-screen over and over again that reads "You're Winner!", there is absolutely no point in playing Big Rigs.

But let's assume for a moment that the AI trucks actually worked, and you could get a race going. Even if this were the case, the game still wouldn't be worth playing in the slightest. Big Rigs' controls essentially involve hitting the arrow keys of the keyboard in the desired direction and nothing more. The game provides no support for peripheral controllers of any kind, and there isn't even an option to edit the default keyboard controls in any manner. Your truck also handles pretty horribly. There are no physics here. You accelerate much too quickly to even be minutely realistic (especially when going in reverse, which lets you go from around 0 to 60mph in about five seconds, continue accelerating infinitely faster, and stop on a dime the second you let up on the keyboard), you can travel over the most rugged of terrain without any problems (including nearly vertical mountains), and you can turn in ways that cause you to jerk around in some pretty ridiculous manners.

Of course, the controls would only matter if you actually had to worry about running into things or crashing your truck, which, actually, is a nonissue. You see, you can clip your truck right through every object on a race course in Big Rigs, from the biggest of houses and walls, right down to the smallest of lampposts. Furthermore, bridges evidently don't actually exist, despite the fact that you can see them--driving over any of them results in you sinking right through them. It is also quite possible to simply drive right off of the literal end of a level when playing. Considering the fact that you can drive over these tall, seemingly insurmountable mountains (at least, insurmountable for an actual diesel-powered truck), and there are no level boundaries, eventually you can just drive off into literal nothingness and can hang out there as long as you please.

The graphical problems don't stop there, either. Big Rigs is easily one of the worst-looking PC games released in years. The truck models are amazingly terrible, with incredibly archaic-looking designs and brake lights that actually float off of the truck models. The four different environments all look bad, too, what with their incredibly nasty-looking textures, their ugly and meaningless set pieces, and their aforementioned clipping problems. Also, the reason we state that there are only four environments in the game, instead of the five we previously cited, is because we could only get four of them to actually work. When trying to load the fifth environment, the game simply quit and returned us to the desktop on all of the computers that we tried. As for the game's sound design, there isn't any. There are literally no sound effects in Big Rigs. The only sounds that present themselves at all are a few unpleasant, looping techno tracks, and on a midrange PC, we couldn't even get them to play.

Just how bad is Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing? It's as bad as your mind will allow you to comprehend. It is so disturbingly bad that even its budget price tag seems like a slap in the face. It really makes you wonder if the company that put out this dreck even took so much as a half minute to glance at the game that it was releasing. The game's readme file does assert that the game was thoroughly tested on various PCs, but the end result seems to suggest otherwise. The fact is, even if you tried, you couldn't play Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing the way it was seemingly intended to be played, and even if you could, you wouldn't want to.

By Alex Navarro, GameSpot


Here is the live video review in which Alex Navarro is at a loss for words so he decides to show you what it's like to play Big Rigs.

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Postby jcmoorehead » Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:49 pm

I've seen this so many times, each time it gets funnier. I love the videos of it.

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Postby AuthenticM » Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:51 pm

Damn, I was going to post that.
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Postby BobBQ » Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:52 pm

Anyone who calls Trespasser bad has obviously never played this mess.

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Postby System Shocker » Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:59 pm

I'm sorry to say that review made me buy Big Rigs. Only 10 dollars. I have a friend who is really into watching movies because they are bad, and this game is so fun for him. Discovering everything bad about big rigs and doing the stuff is just so fun. Reminds me of the latest anime Ghost Stories.

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Postby Kaysow » Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:13 pm

My favorite is Devil May Cry 2. In 20 years of gaming, I have never been that infuriated.

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Postby Xxx_Generic Name_Xxx » Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:08 am

Mine's Xenosaga 2. I've never been so disappointed and angry in my life.
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Postby Kaminoyouni » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:34 pm

I'm gonna just leave this here

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Postby Chuckman » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:33 pm

I know that there's like a cult following around it because of its difficulty and brokenness being an insane challenge of reflexes and skills, but honestly Battletoads is a terrible, tedious game and it's pretty obvious that it's a piece of shit that is only remembered because it's a meme. I mean, its' literally impossible to finish the game in single player. The game is fundamentally broken.

I'd also throw up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the NES up there. It can be completed and I wasted hours of my miserable life on it, but it really truly isn't fun, it's just a series of frustrations one after another after another.

I would be inclined to say that Duke Nukem Forever is just mediocre, even clever in places (the shrunken kitchen exploration level was fun) but to get there you have to get past a game that mocks you for liking what defined the previous games. It's just mean spirited, especially what happens to the schoolgirl twin singer characters.
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Postby Reichu » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:21 pm

Battletoads is a real tragedy. Great graphics, great sound, cool concept, first two levels are tons of fun (some messed-up hit detection notwithstanding). Level three, all of a sudden you're in hell. Difficulty curve, what's that? Plus, they really fucked up the two player mode.

"Worst video game ever" cannot possibly have a top contender, because there is SO much awfulness out there, and there are so many potential nadirs to measure. I suppose the absolute worst one would be the video game that doesn't work at ALL but was inexplicably released anyway.
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Postby IronEvangelion » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:42 pm

Final Fantasy II. It has a story that's mostly a blatant Star Wars ripoff set in a fantasy world and doesn't even try to hide it, the music makes me want to claw my ears off, the leveling system is completely broken, and it's overall a boring game. It's a shame too, the game had some great character designs for a NES-era FF game.
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Postby Xxx_Generic Name_Xxx » Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:47 am

View Original PostXxx_Generic Name_Xxx wrote:Mine's Xenosaga 2. I've never been so disappointed and angry in my life.

It has a awful story,shitty gameplay,cliché OST and horrible characters.
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Postby Bagheera » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:22 am

View Original PostTrowa_Ayanami wrote:Here is the live video review in which Alex Navarro is at a loss for words so he decides to show you what it's like to play Big Rigs.


I'm a little puzzled as to why a game would be released in such a state.
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Postby Ray » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:28 pm

Yahtzee has this covered.

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personally I dislike the phrase "worst game ever". Did it cause the crash of the entire western gaming industry? No? Then ET for the Atari is the worst game ever.
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Postby Tankred » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:19 pm

I think I'd thank the next game to crash the western games industry at this point :hahaha:

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Postby robersora » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:10 pm

The worst game I've ever played is the N64 Evangelion game. Buttons just didn't seem to work how they were supposed to.
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Postby Xxx_Generic Name_Xxx » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:10 am

View Original Postrobersora wrote:The worst game I've ever played is the N64 Evangelion game. Buttons just didn't seem to work how they were supposed to.

Don't remind me of that piece of shit.The controls are fucking atrocious,slow and clunky, is like I control a real life EVA.
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Postby jcmoorehead » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:56 am

View Original PostTankred wrote:I think I'd thank the next game to crash the western games industry at this point :hahaha:


I certainly wouldn't considering I work in the industry. :/


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