Tuesday, February 3, 2015

3 games that might disappoint us in 2015

One of the worst feelings a gamer can experience is being disappointed by a video games he or she was extremely excited about before its launch. And, unfortunately, 2014 offered us a lot of these moments. First there was The Elder Scrolls Online, who was un unworthy successor to Skyrim. Then there was Watch Dogs, with its famous graphics issue. Then Destiny, which was nothing of what we expected.And not to mention Assassin’s Creed Unity, one of the biggest disappointments of the year. But I guess that’s what always happens when expectations for something are huge. For example take a look at Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. It was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2014, but one can’t help wonder what would’ve happened if the level of anticipation was as high as with the other titles.

Anyway, we have a few very interesting titles scheduled for 2015 and while some will definitely impress us, we’re pretty sure others will be big disappointments. And we already have three video games we think will be on our “Most disappointing games of 2015” list by the end of the year, so let’s take a look at them.

No Man’s Sky

The upcoming video game is being developed and published by Hello Games, the British studio known for the successful Joe Danger series. No Man’s Sky will feature an open world where players fly a spacecraft and explore countless planets with all that comes with it, including interacting with the flora and fauna and fighting hostile forces. Of course, this is not something new, but we always get really excited about this kind of games. But the truth is we also have a lot of doubts about No Man’s Sky. First of all, we’re skeptical that a small studio like Hello Games is able to sustain such a huge universe. Then there’s the multiplayer aspect, Sony not being known for how stable and secure are their servers, especially with big launches like this one. Add things we don’t know about the game’s mechanics and gameplay and we have some serious reasons to expect the worst from No Man’s Sky. Of course, we’d be more than happy to be wrong with this one, but I guess we’ll have to wait for its launch, later this year.No Man’s Sky will only be available on PlayStation 4 at launch, but a Windows version will follow later.

The Order: 1886

Another PS4 exclusive, The Order: 1886 has all the ingredients to become a success, but also to become one of the biggest disappointments of 2015. It was first announced at E3 in 2013 and we were all impressed with its steampunk setting and the amazing graphics. It is scheduled to be released on February 20 and it is being developed by Ready at Dawn, a gaming studio composed of former members of Naughty Dog and Blizzard, which we have to admit, makes us excited just by hearing those names. But from what we heard so far, The Order: 1886 might not be that great game we’re all anticipating. First of all, the splendid graphics might be kind of an issue, since choppy frame rates have been reported, plus a pretty limited gameplay. Also, when you buy the game, you only get the single player campaign, which rumors indicate will be extremely short. And if all these are true, then we’re definitely looking at one hell of a disappointment for 2015.

Tom Clancy’s The Division

From what we saw so far, Tom Clancy’s The Division looks absolutely stunning and saying we’re really excited about it would be quite an understatement. But the truth is that we’re also quite skeptical about it, mainly because of its developer, Ubisoft, which is not exactly known for its smooth launches, especially lately. I mean, last year, Ubisoft offered us two of the biggest disappointments, Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed Unity and we have no reason to believe things will be different with The Division. Will the graphics be as smooth and impressive as what we saw in trailers? Will the multiplayer experience live up to the expectations? Will Ubisoft kill the experience with microtransactions? A lot of questions to be answered. But on the other hand, we really hope they learned something from last year and they will start offering gamers a quality experience once again, without all the glitches, graphics controversies and all that.

1 comment:

  1. I swear they havn't even released any media in over a year for no man's sky.