I've seen a fair share of bad games and it's hard to pick the one that was worst. So I'l pick the one which was bad but I still invested money and lot of time in it.
This game is... Strange, since I both love it and hate it.
It was a PS2 game, and those game could afford pretty good graphics. This one, had medium quality graphics at best. Animations tended to be stiff, and localisation team changed main heroines' name, so even when you heard Japanese dubbing calling her Alicia, you got subs naming her Allura.
Dialogues often seemed forced, plot points sometimes were an asspull, and characters action often begged the question WHY?
And yet there were still points that held me to this game. Interesting gameplay, that allowed you to feel like one of those supernatural killers from slasher movies, that butcher whole groups of unsespecting victims that stumbled on his grounds...
And still heroine is not a bad person. She is a a princess framed for her fathers murder, and there is a price for her head. And someone would like to silence her outside of the trial...
She is scared and desperate enough to accept a pact with the devil, that offers her... "defensive means" in exchange for the souls of those, who die by this power. Most of those who comes after her are bounty hunters, and mercenaries who really deserve the axe. But there is a lot of innocent and good natured people who die in this game. Mostly by your hand. Law enforcers, who just want to do what they belive is right, starved peasants who need the bounty money to get by, or lost travelers who are as panicated as your main character, but who she can't afford to let escape and blabber about her whereabouts.
Most painfull thing? You learn about those things usually only after you kill them. In-game encyclopedia is nice enough to give you short backstory and motives of the people you just murdered. This game can make you feel guilty for your fight for survival.
You can't even tell who is really evil and who is just desperate. Nearly aeveryone have some valid justification for being a cruel asshole.
Also the game have at least four endings (maybe more, I don't remember), three official and one premature, where you can end game without going to final stages.
And you would think that at least one of those would be a good ending. Nope. All are bad ends. You can merely choose what kind of pain you prefer.
The premature ending for example, allows you to escape the country, but in order to do so... you must kill your friend, who don't want you to abandon your country. And after you finaly flee, and are able to live peacefully in another country, you are learning that the demon you made contract with, destroyed your homeland.
This game had so great potential, but there are too many elements that are badly executed. I can't with clean conscience say it's the worst game, but it's the worst of those I've seen completly and inside out.
Another jaded man.
Wciąż stoję nieruchomo, w nieżywym już szeregu. Umieram na stojąco, niech inni giną w biegu.