I can’t remember a year where there were so many disappointments, not just bad games. So many developers had promised such great products only to reveal a pile a garbage. Might No. 9 is pretty far up there as being a Kickstarter that saw many delays only to become the worst Mega Man game ever made. Star Fox Zero was the first console Star Fox game since the GameCube and turned into a heap of crap. Homefront: The Revolution took the gritty and gripping atmospheric story of the first game and stream rolled it. The Division was supposed to be a unique online multiplayer shooter but became a mediocre and repetitive Destiny clone. Lastly, No Man’s Sky takes the whole pie.
No Man’s Sky
While I pesonally despise the survival genre, No Man’s Sky showed some promise to bring meaning and a thoughtful experience to the genre. What we were promised was an unlimited universe with procedurally generated planets that were expansive and massive. We’re talking about an actual digital universe, but what we got was the complete opposite. We’re talking about hundreds of alien species and vast rivers and oceans. What we got was a big fat nothing and the biggest issue was that it was shown in trailers. Yes, trailers seen by millions of people and then when the game drops all that content is nowhere to be seen. It’s nearly criminal.
Homefront: The Revolution