Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 (PS3, 360, PC)
Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 from City Interactive experienced its hefty share of delays. The primary delay being the one that pushed the title from a holiday release in October 2012 to March 2013. Unfortunately the developers of this title couldn’t take advantage of the time given to them to help out with the game. The title fails to feel like a true successor from the original title of the franchise and does more of the same. While not the worst game on the list it still provided fans a sense of false hope to deliver a great sniping experience.
The Walking Dead: Survival Instincts (PS3, 360, PC, Wii U)
Wait a minute, this game was never delayed. That my friends is exactly why this piece of garbage is on the list. Why wasn’t this delayed? Oh that’s right so it could come out when AMC aired the episode where Merle Dixon dies. This is the perfect example of a game that NEEDS more time to develop. Instead, fans of the series and gamers a like get bitten by glitches, a generic FPS and a bland story. Sadly a great franchise churns a forgettable game, good thing we have Tell Tale Games piece of art from last year.
Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3, 360, PC)
Sega buys the rights to the Aliens franchise in 2006 and announces Gearbox will develop the title. In 2008, the first delay is reported thanks to layoffs at Gearbox. In 2012 the game is said to come out in the spring… then delayed to the fall… and delayed again until 2013.. the rest is history. Trust me it isn’t the worst game on the market in the last 6 months, go play the War Z or Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade if you feel like torturing yourself.
Anticipation for this game was at an all-time high, fans of the Aliens saga were finally going to get their Arkham Asylum, their Modern Warfare, their… buggy mess WTF! After 5 excruciating years and we get this? To be fair if I were to develop a title and put my heart and soul into it I might end up with a title like this and be satisfied. Keep in mind though, these are industry professionals and veterans from Gearbox, Time Gate Studios and Sega. Who all had key roles in the 5 YEAR development cycle of this project. They also allowed gamers were to purchase trash, rather than a finished product.
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