Sometimes trailers are nicer than actual games
Advertisements and hypes created around games became a major part of the gaming industry but sometimes this anticipation can end up in disappointment both for companies and gamer community. When everything was looking promising, sometimes launch of the games could ruin the good vibes and reveal undone projects. In this article, we are going to take a look at these games that couldn’t live up to the hype they created and disappointed gamer community with their release. Let's start !
If the hype train has a locomotive that pulls it, it would be Destiny indeed. The game had the publicity and advertisements like no other game had before. And by all means, Bungie’s looter shooter game Destiny was not a bad game at all. But repetitiveness of the game, lack of content and crazy amount of hype created before the release dragged the game down. After ‘’The Taken King’’ DLC, Destiny reached to its potential in some sense, but the launch of Destiny will be remembered as one of the disappointing moments of the gaming history.
Bioware’s best days seems quite far from the current situation and Mass Effect Andromeda just added more problems to the list. The game was full of bugs and looked unfinished. Also, the reviews complaining about how Andromeda couldn’t reach the point of the first three Mass Effect games, were summarizing the current state of Bioware. Actually, Mass Effect Andromeda was a nice game and it got better with patches but clearly it was far from the expectations and labeled as the black sheep of the Mass Effect series.
When No Man’s Sky announced and the project presented in various conferences, expectations reached to the peak point for the game. The first image of the game was delivering a vast and infinite numbers of worlds full of unique creatures and life forms to be explored. Yet, the final product was something completely different from it. The boring farming sessions, purposeless gameplay and absence of a concrete story got bad reactions from gamers and critiques. The developer company Hello Games keep adding additional things with new updates, however nothing changes the fact that No Man’s Sky was one of the biggest game flops of the 21th century.
Bioware’s recession which started with Mass Effect Andromeda, also reflected to its online shooter game Anthem. More than six years of development process and massive hype built for the game could not meet with expectation of gamers. Purposeless content, visual and technical bugs and lack of originality caused Anthem to be one of the Bioware’s biggest failures. Let’s see if the producer company can improve the original game and turn it into a decent one.
The previous games of Fallout series were quite nice journeys for us and put the limit higher for Fallout 76. Yet, Fallout 76 ended up as a colossal failure with its shallow story-line, no human NPC policy, lack of identity and far from being a Fallout game in the first hand. Bethesda, the creator of many successful games like The Elder Scrolls series, Prey and Dishonored, is trying to keep Fallout 76 alive with patches and updates but it seems unlikely that the company can manage it and clean this mess.
Playstation 4 exclusive game The Order: 1886 considered as the first glimpse of next generation with its decent light effects and exceptional graphics for PS4 era. Ready at Dawn and Sony Santa Monica clearly produced a nice-looking game, but there was roughly nothing else valuable and made the game worth to play. Plus, the short length of the game was enabling players to finish it almost in one day. In the end, The Order: 1886 could not live up to high expectations and made it to our list.