Normally in the Gamers' Thumb, we try to discuss things that are currently on our minds or upcoming games that we think will be fun or innovative. But this week, we decided to take a look at the other side of video gaming, the side that not many people want to discuss: the bad games.
"Being a video game reviewer for a living, you come across your fair share of bad games; in other words, you have to play through a lot of them. Now, you have the normally bad games (which are okay and sometimes playable) and then you have the games that shouldn't be touched. The latter
"The worst games ever. If one game seems to define the category 'Worst Game Ever' it would have to be SUPERMAN 64. A game that probably doomed Titus' company image, SUPERMAN 64 had absolutely awful gameplay. The levels fell apart around you, there were tons of glitches, but most importantly, the game wasn't even close to being fun. It's a damn shame, since SUPERMAN is such a great license. Another old-school (pre-Nintendo) game was IMPOSSIBLE MISSION on the Atari 7800. What was the problem with it? It was impossible. It wasAnother set of games that are generally pretty bad are Sony's Disney games for the PlayStation. They are weak platformers that don't really do much more than amuse the younger ones in the family. RTX RED ROCK was also a recent stinker, as it tried to combine too many elements into one package, and P.N. 03 just reeked. For every really good game, there's at least a one really bad one, and those are the ones that come to mind. " -
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