The Most Pointless Video Game Made In 2016
Reflecting on the worst games of 2016 has been a little bit of a challenge. For the most part, I managed to avoid any truly bad games. Disappointing games? Sure, there’s a fair few of them, but what about pointless games?
Homefront: The Revolution was the result of what happens when a game changes developer numerous times. Switching from studio to studio all while a whole new generation of system came out, was never going to be a good thing. The sheer amount of time and money poured into the game with no end product, something had to give.
The original Homefront was met with mixed reception, but sold well. Its mid March release date played a major part. There was little to no form of major competition at that time. Crysis 2 was the major shooter released in the same window.
Given the relatively quiet nature of March 2011, and some heavy marketing, Homefront appealed to many. Fast forward to May 19th 2016. Homefront: The Revolution finds itself released directly after Uncharted 4 and Doom.
Originally set for a release in ’2015′, delays plagued the game. For a time, little was heard with some even starting to assume its cancellation. The reasons for the delay were simple, at least that’s how it was framed.
In a statement that accompanied the news of yet another delay, CEO of Deep Silver Dr. Klemens Kundratiz said –
”We are giving the team every opportunity to turn Homefront: The Revolution into a best-selling title, and have set a 2016 release date to provide them the time they need to achieve this. You can expect to hear more about the game later this year.”
The statement may have sounded fair back then, but now it’s a little questionable. How does releasing a game in between three of 2016′s biggest games help Homefront: The Revolution turn into a best selling title? Why did they skimp on the marketing? Dated in nearly every aspect, Homefront: The Revolution felt like it was released purely for the sake of it. Some sort of token to show what all that time and money had went into. Devoid of character, charm or even any memorable moments, it’s easily one of the most pointless game releases of 2016, and in the last decade.
Source – GameRaven
#The Most Pointless Video Game Made In 2016