Worst Things That Can Ruin Upcoming Video Games
There are a ton of games to be excited about this year, but if any of them are giving you a bit of an off vibe, there’s probably a reason for that.
Too Similar To The Original – Splatoon 2
Splatoon 2 is hitting the Nintendo Switch later this year, and as fun as it looks, it’s hard to escape the feeling that it will end up being too similar to the 2015 Wii U original. Will this result in less-than-stellar reviews and players who just don’t respond to it?
How Likely Is It?: It’s possible, but it works heavily in the game’s favour that the Wii U sold so horribly, and so millions of Nintendo fans never actually got the chance to play the original game for themselves.
This allows Nintendo to release an extremely similar follow-up for the Switch and get away with it, and though there are sure to be those Wii U owners who take exception to such a tactic, for the majority of Switch owners, it won’t be a problem at all. Critics will probably be a little more measured in their praise, but it’ll do fine. 5/10
Not Enough Content – Gran Turismo Sport
Gran Turismo Sport is the acclaimed racing series’ first outing on the PS4, but considering that it’s not Gran Turismo 7, fans are naturally skeptical that the game will actually tout enough content to be worth the cost, considering that it’s currently retailing for a full AAA price tag.
How Likely Is It?: This is almost certain to be one of the game’s criticisms, as there’s reportedly going to be a fairly piecemeal Campaign mode compared to “proper” entries into the series, as the focus is instead placed largely on the online multiplayer.
Though Polyphony Digital has stated that it will have more content than a Prologue game, given how disappointing the series has been since GT5, it’s probably best to wait for a sale unless you’re a superfan who needs to have it day one. 9/10
Cloud-Based Destruction – CrackDown 3
Crackdown 3’s big selling point is that online play will be supported by cloud-driven technology, allowing the game’s huge, sprawling city to be destroyed with an unprecedented level of detail.
However, the lack of new information regarding the game has compounded fears that the cloud tech could be slowing the game’s development as problems inevitably arise, and Reagent Games perhaps comes to realise the system is more trouble than it’s worth.
How Likely Is It?: Very. The game was first announced at E3 2014, so it’s long overdue a release, and even if Crackdown 3 actually hits stores this year, would it really surprise anyone at all if issues with servers and the cloud tech completely derailed it on day one?
With Microsoft having such a poor handle on the Xbox One’s exclusives recently, it seems quite probable there are big problems here. 8/10
Awful Camera & Controls (Again) – Shenmue III
As fantastically iconic as the Shenmue games are, they’re a bit of a chore to play these days due to the infuriatingly bad camera and controls systems.
Fans are a little apprehensive that, in an attempt to stay true to the originals, the highly anticipated Shenmue III may leave those issues untouched rather than improve upon them.
How Likely Is It?: It would be an extremely dumb move from Yu Suzuki, because a bad camera and wonky controls will immediately kill any chance of the game having a wider appeal.
Given Shenmue III’s lower-budget release compared to its predecessors, it’s likely there will be issues, but it’ll surely feel much tighter than the originals. Right? 5/10
Source – Whatculture
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