Discussion: What is the worst game you know?

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  • User_2006
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    My contender chosen are Plumbers don't wear ties.

    What are video games for? interactive entertainment. Uninteractive entertainment is called movies, films, tv shows, cartoons, and anything like that. 

    Even Big Rigs can be interactive, the fact you can reverse at the speed of light and can go through building with a knack and a laugh would mean it is still a video game, just a very primitive one. 

    Every 2d platformer is interactive. Mario, Link/Zelda 2, Even Castlevania, etc. It is just frustrating for some of them. 

    However, Plumbers don't wear ties is marketed as a video game, but it is barely a video game at all. You just choose what the characters do once per 10 minutes of real-life time while different people just go in and out the camera like this is an amateur film instead of a video game. It is way less interactive than it needs to be. It is more of a short film, a very bad one too. 

    Debaters here can add bad games here, and reasoning is encouraged. 
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    Do you know Desert Bus?


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    Well, desert bus is really boring, but it is far from the worst game. The worst game is the one that you can't do anything about. 

    My example is that when you want to do something, the game doesn't allow you to.
    Your example is that when you don't want to do anything it keeps you active.

    It depends on which one is more frustrating and bad. Both games are horrible. 
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    In fact, a timer that turns you left once in a while in Desert bus can make you not do anything in the game. You can brew coffee off your room and hear the distant screeching on your TV, but after all, you beat the game. You can beat the game using a program. A physical TAS. It requires no intelligence whatsoever to play the game and I just beat the game using 2 motors and 1 LEGO robotics kit when I was in 7th grade. Pretty fun but I have to stop once the timer stops because, after 8 hours, the TV is now as hot as a frying pan. 

    Conclusion: Your example can be easily avoided if you build a robot and let the machine do its own thing, but Plumbers Don't Wear Ties is:
    • Irrelevant to the advertisement. There is nothing even close to Mario Bros, or anything to do with plumbers and ties. 
    • Non-interactive. You have to wait in front of the TV for like what? 10 minutes? before you can even do a single thing. There is no menu screen whatsoever because the game is so linear the beginning is the same and everything you do won't keep the inevitable true events from happening. 
    • Visually appealing!! This is listed as a bad thing!! You know you f*cked up when you made something in which the player desperately wanted to do something about anything on the game, but they just, CAN'T!
    • No animation. I don't know if this will end up being one of the Shrek movie cartridges for the Game Boy Advance and the DS, but if you are making something like a TV episode, at least give it animation! It is just a slideshow and any middle school student can do this. 
    • Not only that, but the plot also made 0 sense. Then the narrator is wearing an upside-down chicken mask, then a girl takes over, then the boss discusses the price of whatever is happening for 3 hours without settling. I think any 3rd grader can create a more coherent script. 
    The reason Desert bus is less bad is that it is exposed to fewer fields.  It has no plot whatsoever and it is marketed intentionally to be a joke. You don't say the tree simulator is bad because it is made to be a joke. Desert Bus has the same output as the expectation. I thought I will be playing a 3d shooter underground in the sewers bombing mafia members when I heard the name "Plumbers don't wear ties", but the result is nowhere even remotely close to expectations. Plumbers Don't Wear Ties is a complete lack of care for game design if there is any. You can barely call it a video game, or anything that could be good. As AVGN, a famous game critic said, it is a sh*t load of f*ck, and yes, it is. 
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    probably some of the flash games circling around
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    By Media, Fortnite. By actual quality? that'd be whatever the hell I just listed. As AVGN would say, "Mentioning it would sound like deliberate heresy."
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    I agree
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    I was in 7th grade when I had a debate(probably with you) on DDO where I defend Fortnite. The hell I was brainwashed. Sure, it is far from the worst game, but it is even further from the best game. 
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    This isn't the worst game, the worst part is the ending. Imagine one of the best made adventure games of its era with storyline depth and interesting mechanics between things (having to use one move and tool in combination with one you do elsewhere for massive chain reaction things that unlock a third thing to be possible etc) and to have it all end with

    SPOILER ALERT

    The main character being doomed for eternity imprisoned by the people he tried to break free from.

    SPOILER OVER

    There is apparently a different way to play out a point in the middle-to-end area of the game that is very unusual that allows him to be free at the end but it is extremely counterintuitive and not at all how you're supposed to play that area.

    The game is this:


    It is so brilliant except for the ending.


    Here is the gameplay explained quite well.

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    Your example just suffers from the ending, but mine suffers throughout the entire game!
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    Dude, the worst games are games I don't play, of course I won't know it. This is a silly thing to ask.

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    Super Noah's Arc 3D

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    Super Noah ark 3d is unoriginal and poorly-crafted, but you can play it as Doom and still have fun regardless. You can't top my example. 
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    the  simpsons wrestling
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    Ride to Hell Retribution
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    You can have fun giggling at random gangsters getting hit by thin air.

    The worst game is the one where you have the least fun. 
  • SupaDudz
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    Fair enough lol
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    dead rising 4 
  • User_2006
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    "have the least fun"

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    i'd rather play superman 64 than dr4 

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