This is an award you don’t want to get. There were quite a few disappointing games this year and not all of them were due to launch bugs and issues. Some were just plain bad from the drawing board. It takes real talent to make a bad game and not see it coming as you make it, but some of these turds really shined this year.
Yuji Naka isn’t a very talented developer. He got lucky with Sonic and hasn’t made a single good game since. In the 30 years he’s developed games he’s released turd after turd and just doesn’t learn his lesson. Balan Wonderworld didn’t have launch bugs or glitches, didn’t have broken servers, but a broken game. Being the most simplistic and insulting gameplay ever imaginable as playing the entire game with a single button feels like it’s designed for toddlers. There’s no challenge, it isn’t fun, and the entire game from the core is just a big fat turd. How did this even happen?
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