Better to be unplayable than uninspired - adventures in terrible gaming.

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saboteur was fabulous, gtfo

Euler, Saturday, 12 October 2013 22:54 (seven years ago) link

No, I know, but it was a horrendous flop. Unfairly! I think it's awesome. But it still fits my criteria.

ACA: not bad, needs more death panels (jjjusten), Sunday, 13 October 2013 06:23 (seven years ago) link

I mean BULLETSTORM is on my list but still got my number one spot that year. Deadly Premonition is also all time great. I do this out of love.

ACA: not bad, needs more death panels (jjjusten), Sunday, 13 October 2013 06:27 (seven years ago) link

Nier is the only game this gen that i've gone back and replayed (twice!), just love running around the world listening to that amazing soundtrack while the companion characters bicker behind me. Drakengard 3 is coming out in the west next year and has the same writer/director and sound team, so hopefully it retains some of the atmosphere (Nier was a spinoff from the Drakengard series after all)

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Sunday, 13 October 2013 12:16 (seven years ago) link

i keep thinking about picking up Nier

Nhex, Sunday, 13 October 2013 17:01 (seven years ago) link

Does 50 Cent: Blood on the Sands fit into this niche? the voiceovers push it into it IMO, the game itself is just totally uninspired.

the Shearer of simulated snowsex etc. (Dwight Yorke), Monday, 14 October 2013 11:30 (seven years ago) link

Charlie Brooker is entertainingly vitriolic about that game

Neil S, Monday, 14 October 2013 13:25 (seven years ago) link

btw, Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death is a self-aware-ish budget title that looks fairly enjoyable if you are so inclined

Andrew Kornfan, Thursday, 17 October 2013 11:45 (seven years ago) link

When it hits a budget price I think I'll bite on Dragon's Crown

Nhex, Thursday, 17 October 2013 16:19 (seven years ago) link

Ha, Ride to Hell dropped to $10 at BestBuy. I'm really tempted to get it from jjjusten's review here but... i've probably got enough legitimately good games in the backlog that it would be unwise

Nhex, Tuesday, 22 October 2013 03:37 (seven years ago) link

Love this review

Nhex, Thursday, 24 October 2013 20:00 (seven years ago) link

god I love Cara Ellison

Andrew Kornfan, Friday, 25 October 2013 09:01 (seven years ago) link


polyphonic, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 00:37 (seven years ago) link

man. he didn't even kill anybody in First Blood!

Nhex, Saturday, 9 November 2013 05:41 (seven years ago) link

Ooooh, Catherine is hitting this sweet spot. Not so much terrible as just super super weird

Wendy Carlos Williams (jjjusten), Saturday, 16 November 2013 06:20 (seven years ago) link

Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad on sale on PSN. Thoughts?

Nhex, Friday, 29 November 2013 20:17 (seven years ago) link

Was on sale on XBL today too, grabbed it. Will report back... eventually.

Nhex, Saturday, 30 November 2013 05:54 (seven years ago) link

Not available on ps3 in America god damn it

On the plus side flash sale on deadpool so uh oh

Wendy Carlos Williams (jjjusten), Saturday, 30 November 2013 06:08 (seven years ago) link

Ha never mind, on sale for less in physical format. Tomorrow you will be mine, terrible terrible game.

Wendy Carlos Williams (jjjusten), Saturday, 30 November 2013 06:11 (seven years ago) link

ride to hell: retribution - $7
defiance - $7
aliens: colonial marines - $9

Aliens - that's the broken one that looks like a PS2 game?

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 10 December 2013 21:58 (seven years ago) link

true of so many games, but yes

a friend picked up the Alone in the Dark reboot mentioned way upthread as a gag and oh my god this is really something

papa smango (fadanuf4erybody), Wednesday, 11 December 2013 01:55 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Aliens: Colonial Marines for PC download, $1.99 just for today. Comes with coupon for $5 off an Amazon download next month, they're usually pretty good with their "Best Of" selection in January.

Nhex, Thursday, 26 December 2013 02:14 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

dudes i want to talk about Anarchy Reigns

Wendy Carlos Williams (jjjusten), Monday, 13 January 2014 18:34 (seven years ago) link

so its a sequel (kind of?) to madworld, closed world beat-em-up that is also apparently a 20ish character fighting game as well - im hot garbage with regards to fighters, so i am not a good judge. dumb as a brick in many ways, weird "why is this here" vehicle timed lap racing sections, no attempt at even vague coherency, interspersed with completely out of character and hamfisted "touching" dead kid storyline. its a glorious god damn mess so far, not as broken as ride to hell (which well jesus i dont know if anything in recent memory is that broken) but so bafflingly out of step with videogames of the modern day that it is quite refreshing. its no bulletstorm, but its cheap as dirt and solidly in the spirit of this thread.

Wendy Carlos Williams (jjjusten), Monday, 13 January 2014 18:43 (seven years ago) link

sounds fun, will wait for $5

Nhex, Monday, 13 January 2014 20:57 (seven years ago) link

just learned about this stinker recently

hang son doong (am0n), Monday, 13 January 2014 22:56 (seven years ago) link

lol the voice acting

hang son doong (am0n), Monday, 13 January 2014 22:58 (seven years ago) link

jesus that music

this harmless group of nerds and the women that love them (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 14 January 2014 06:14 (seven years ago) link

Ride to Hell won GB's worst game award last year

Who is DANKEY KANG? (kingfish), Tuesday, 14 January 2014 08:39 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

ORION: Dino Horde is free this weekend (and if you really like it permanent ownership is on sale for $1 )

u know u want to

Mordy , Friday, 21 February 2014 23:14 (seven years ago) link

supposedly really really awful

Nhex, Saturday, 22 February 2014 00:49 (seven years ago) link

The first good argument for me to own a gaming PC. Which I don't, so infinite sadface.

Corpsepaint Counterpaint (jjjusten), Saturday, 22 February 2014 03:05 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

daikatana only $1.5 right now on steam:

Mordy , Saturday, 5 April 2014 23:28 (seven years ago) link


Nhex, Sunday, 6 April 2014 01:18 (seven years ago) link

jjjjusten if you like bad games and you don't have even a mid-level PC that can run garbage from 2006ish then you're missin out.

Andrew Kornfan, Saturday, 12 April 2014 04:05 (seven years ago) link

I know! Curse of Mac owner. And it's a shitty "old" mac, but that still means nothing came out for it ever.

Corpsepaint Counterpaint (jjjusten), Saturday, 12 April 2014 04:34 (seven years ago) link

eleven months pass...

Ohhhhh yeah, grabbed Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard for 90 cents on that recent flash sale, let's get stupid

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Wednesday, 25 March 2015 06:25 (six years ago) link

two years pass...

I kept seeing these two Skylight games (for Vita) pop up in PSN sales and became curious enough to look into them. And, well...holy jesus:

You dishonor your ancestors with your emoji abstention (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 February 2018 16:07 (three years ago) link

Just to be clear, these are pretty much brand new games and not something someone made for their high school computer class in 1996.

You dishonor your ancestors with your emoji abstention (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 February 2018 16:08 (three years ago) link

eleven months pass...

Ah ha ha ha. Just saw that this is currently on clearance sale in the PSN store and came here to post a gameplay vid, totally forgetting that I'd already ragged on this irredeemable POS. Thanks for saving me some work, Younger Lunch.

Why have more than 1,000 of my bucks disappearded? (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 00:36 (two years ago) link

jeeze louise

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 00:38 (two years ago) link

Ah heck, why not another, it's pretty funny to hear the reviewer get pissy about trying to 'play' the godforsaken thing

Why have more than 1,000 of my bucks disappearded? (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 00:42 (two years ago) link

To be clear, someone is responsible for making three entire games that look/play like this.

Why have more than 1,000 of my bucks disappearded? (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 00:44 (two years ago) link

i'm definitely planning to do a adventure into this world on the switch but waiting another year or so for the library to 'mature'

ciderpress, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 01:05 (two years ago) link

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