Video Games are DeadGamers are Dead

Timed Delays on PCjustFar Cry Primal in 2016. The consoles will get Primal on February 23, 2016 while Windows users will have to wait until March 1. Even the Jack the Rippernever how it worked.

Then there are the Metal Gear Onlines of the world. The competitive online multiplayer component for Metal Gear Solid V

Post-Release Patches

I am willing to be that you forgot about Evolve

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
At one point, I started writing up a big blog entry on everything I disliked about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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Mad Max

Star Wars Battlefront

Lack of Proper Backwards compatibility on PS4

Batman: Arkham Knight for the PC

Back in the day, I used to love the Tony Hawk Pro Skater games. They were the de facto skating game either because they were the only skating games on the market or because they were simply the best and most refined skating experience available at the time. Sure, there were some missteps in the franchise, namely the entirety of the Tony Hawk Ride

Her Story
Think about your favorite mystery style movie. Maybe it's Seven, or Shutter Island, or even The Prestige. Got it? It was pretty great, right? It had an air of mystery around the story that you couldn't quite place your finger on until the very end. Some people probably figured out the twist, but most people never saw it coming. Most viewers were none the wiser while it was playing out before their very eyes and the payoff at the end was amazing because of the very clever deception and writing.

Take all of those good things and then smash them on the ground and stomp on them for a bit. Then maybe set the remains on fire for a minute or two. Then put all of that mangled mess of what could have been a good idea and try to present it as if it were something that really happened. Sprinkle in a bit of terrible, stiff acting to go with Sam Barlow's ham-fisted writing and you have the recipe for one of my most despised games of 2015, Her Story.

You sit through a number of video clip interviews with Viva Seifert's character(s). Her husband died, but did she murder him? Oh no! I guess you'll have to try to find that out on your own! Your "clues" are in the form of a number of video interviews with Seifert's character(s) that show up based on a keyword you type into an in-game computer terminal. That is the extent of this game's interaction. You're playing YouTube The Game here, only the video results are all terrible. So you slog through and you piece things together on your own, if you really want to, and at the end? Well, the end payoff is the ability to say "Yes" or "No" to a question that basically asks if you understand what happened. That's it. There's no further explanation actually offered up.

The game managed to fail as an intriguing, engaging, or even an exciting crime thriller. It could have been amazing. Hell, it could have been a lot of things. What it ultimately ended up being was a poorly written, poorly acted, boring waste of time that I feel deserves nowhere near the amount of praise some in the industry are just slathering all over it.

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Final Thoughtsalready said in 2014 (Part 2Battlefield HardlineGabe Newell Simulator and things like Snow Horse which pander to obvious markets and are prime bait for terrible YouTube videos from people that like to relentlessly scream at everything.

Maybe video games really were a bad idea.