We’re Not Mad, We’re Just Disappointed

October 27th has come and gone, and it was everything we hoped it would be and more. Wolfenstein, Assassin’s Creed, and Mario Odyssey were all reviewed highly, and the Game of the Year discussion has become that much more difficult. While everyone is talking about their favorite games this year, we would like to share the games that we found to be the biggest disappointments of the year. Keep in mind that we don’t get the chance to play every game that comes out. We are only basing our decisions on what we have played, and we normally choose to play games that we find interesting or are excited about.



Something about Prey just didn’t click for me. I loved the way it looked and I thought the story was very interesting. I hated everything about the crafting system from what I played and I also had huge ammunition problem. The crafting stations were so far apart and I kept running out of ammo! I also hated the combat. Something about the Typhons constantly teleporting too fast kept me frustrated. I hear the end to that game is amazing, but I only played about 5 hours before I had enough.

Tekken 7

This was hard for me to type. I have been a Tekken fanatic since the Classic PS1 days, and have had every iteration of the game. I would say it is easily my favorite fighter of all time. The reason why I am saying this is a disappointment for the year is the story. For everything that franchise has gone through this was supposed to be the epic ending to the Mishima Saga, and it just fell flat. The game does add a new cool “ultra” move combo (cant remember the actual name), but it does have a flaw. You only unlock it when your character is almost dead, then you can just use that ultra move to win the match. I didn’t find it to be very balanced. I will always love Tekken but I felt they really could have done something special with the ending to this storyline.


Mass Effect: Andromeda

Andromeda had all the hype needed to make it a GoTY contender before it even released. Unfortunately, after a few hours with the game, it’s clear that it wasn’t quite up to par with all the amazing titles we’ve received this year. Large decisions didn’t seem to have as much effect on the game as I hoped, and there was too much fighting scenes for how unpolished the combat felt. I liked building relationships with other characters, but even then, conversations seemed a bit bland at times and Ryder had a tendency to recycle phrases, making it feel like a chore to get a significant other in the game. While I do plan to go back and finish the main story eventually, it’s going to be a while before I make the time to chug through the rest of Andromeda.

Destiny 2

Shoot. Loot. Repeat. I know everyone loves Destiny, but I don’t understand why. The gun-play is some of the best I’ve ever experienced in a FPS, but the rest of the game just doesn’t make sense to me. Shoot constantly, go to a magically dropped loot box, shoot some more. Maybe it’s because I haven’t played with a large group of friends with voice chat, or maybe because it just feels like Call of Duty set in a dystopian future. Honestly, as a gamer that loves story driven experiences, I should’ve known better than to pick up Destiny.

I’m sure we’ve rustled a couple feathers with these opinions, so let us know what you think. Do you have a game that let you down? Let us know at [email protected] and in the comments below.

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