Number 5: Super Mario Sunshine
Super Mario Sunshine had an unfair experience. Hell, any game following Super Mario 64 was sure to be a disappointment. But it’s like Nintendo didn’t even try. Let’s give Mario a water pistol and make him clean up messes. Plumber indeed. The overall game was not what we had hoped or expected it to be, although it wasn’t bad for what the game was trying to be, it did that pretty well. It was a stunningly beautiful game that should have been a platforming marvel, not the mess it was. Although the times where you were stripped of F.L.U.D.D and given radical platforming challenges almost saved it. Almost.
Number 4: Final Fantasy X-2
Now I know what you’re thinking. How can a game that involves super hot chicks and a lesbian be a disappointment? I’ll tell you how, because it’s rubbish. They continued a story that should have been left alone. Anyone who saw the ending to FF X knows that it should have ended there. Being the first direct sequel in the Final Fantasy series it was completely and utterly crap. The battle system was the worst part though, it could of been saved by a decent battle system. This game is pitiful in many aspects, and is extremely disappointing. Perhaps SE will think twice before they make another half-hearted attempt at a sequel.
Number 3: Driv3r
Considering the titanic amount of hype for this game, it was a huge disappointment. It’s not a bad game by any sense, but after games like the GTA series set the bar so high, other adequate games look pretty mediocre by comparison. The original Driver was superb, and Driver 2 was alright. But while the great parts in Driv3r sparkle, you can’t even glimpse them beneath the Niagara Falls of crap the overwhelms it. The Driver games should have stayed in the car, Driver 2 introduced getting out of the car, and Driv3r took it to whole new levels of low.
Number 2: Devil May Cry 2
The original Devil May Cry exceeds it’s sequel so much that if you’ve played the first one, you wont be able to play DMC2 for very long. Its disappointing in the fact that its the opposite of its predecessor. It’s shallow where the first was deep, bland where sthe first was colourful, boring where the first was exciting and simple where the first was complex. The game was short and easy, and nowhere near as fun as DMC. This game should have been so much more, with Dante being a badass they could of just had him slaughtering thousands of enemies for 10 hours and it would of been a better game. Capcom, being the king of sequels (Street Fighter), should have know better. But they didn’t, for shame. Luckily DMC3 made up for this. Trust me when I say there’s a reason DMC fans deny the existence of Devil May Cry 2.
Number 1: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty
Metal Gear, the tactical espionage action game that everyone loves. But Metal Gear Solid 2 surprised us a little bit. After MGS1 we all wet ourselves when they announced the sequel. But what’s this? You get to play as Solid Snake for little over an hour, while the rest of the game you control Raiden, a whiny pre-pubescent boy. At least he was back then, now he’s a badass ninja, but that’s beside the point. However the unfortunate thing is this game was so anticipated, so hyped, that you just can’t pass it up. Regardless of how bad some parts are (Raiden), you play the game for the joys of sniping, planting C4 and firing stinger missiles about. It’s also worth for the fact that you get to blow away Metal Gear Ray at the end. Oh, and the plot is convoluted beyond what it needed to be; MGS1 did so much more with less dialogue.
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