With the slew of great titles being released, I found myself enthralled in some of 2008’s best, but as I look back, I notice that some games just didn’t really sink in. In no way were these games completely awful, but they seemed to get lost in the mix. Please note that this list is of my own, I don’t particularly know how others may or may not feel about those listed, or what they play.
Far Cry 2
Honestly, I truly enjoyed this game for as long as I could; it was incredibly immersive and set a new height on realism. But, to say the least, it was too much realism for me. Travel was irritating, missions gradually became repetitive, and gun jams seemed to occur at the most inopportune moments. Though, what hurt this game the most in my opinion was the fact that there were other, more enjoyable alternatives at my disposal.
When I first experienced this game, I went ape; it was innovative, immersive, and stylish! However, since then, I find it hard to see how I could ever come across a reason to play it again. To its credit, Mirror’s Edge boasted a marvel single player, unfortunately, it was exceedingly short and its replay value was bare to none. I was let down, and if you’re intent on playing this game, then you might as well wait for it to hit the bargain bin.
Ninja Gaiden 2
Now, I myself am quite mixed on this one, of course, what made this game stand out was the intensity of the gore. And of course, I for one am a complete fan of any title that allows you to disunite any limbs that care to get in the way of your blade. But, I’m certainly not a fan of loose camera angles, and rough controls. So, in the long run, this game really only services to those die hard fans.
I could go on forever with this list, but I wanted to keep it short and sweet; besides, I have a LittleBigPlanet level I must tend to. Also, in a foolish attempt to get the community involved, I would love to hear your lists, of games that you may have adored initially, but you just couldn’t stand another minute.
Other Honorable Mentions:
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
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