5 Most Disappointing Games of 2014

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To start off the list, let's go with the obvious. 2014 wasn't a good year for gaming, at least in terms of anticipated releases coming through on people's expectations. 

Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Unity should be obvious choice for this category. I mean, just look at the picture! The glitches in this game are mind-boggling and borderline game-breaking. So much could've been way better if it weren't for these face glitches, invisible walls, etc. 

Watch Dogs

Playing Watch Dogs, I actually enjoyed the gameplay. Being the first PS4 video game I've played, I thought the visuals looked alright - aside from some defects here and there. And I also enjoyed the tense multiplayer modes as well. 

Then I searched for some review videos and found the E3 video that made Watch Dogs famous in the first place. There is so much missing in the game in terms of graphics. The E3 reveal had MUCH better textures, MUCH better lighting, MUCH better shadows, ans so on. Overall, the current version of Watch Dogs is just a total downgrade from the E3 reveal. 

It's not that the current version is necessarily a bad game. It's just how Ubisoft promised so much, then under-delivered in so many ways that left a sour taste in many fans. 

Destiny

Over $500 million. That's how much money was put into the massive hype train called Destiny

Destiny was suppose to be one of the best, if not the best, game of 2014. Everyone was getting so hyped up for it and calling it a great game before it even came out. Fans were eager for something new, especially something from Bungie! People were so excited for this game that they bought PS4s and Xbox Ones just to play it.

Which is why it was all the more disappointing when this game turned out to be a flop that even paid reviewers couldn't save: a non-existent story that's just a HUGE  setup for endless DLC, Peter Dinklage's flat dialogue delivery, and the ridiculous random loot had gamers everywhere complaining. Oh, top all that with the fact that you can't even trade with your friends in the game. Come on Bungie, you're better than this and you know it. 

Driveclub

Driveclub was supposed to be one of PS4's flagship titles to attract more consumers into buying a PS4 instead of Xbox One. Obviously there was a lot of promise in this game. So much so that this game was suppose to come out on PS Plus for free at one point, but never did. 

Not only that, but the server issues were also extremely problematic, as many players complained in gaming forums everywhere. That doesn't make Driveclub a bad game though. It's a decent racer with the same type of gameplay that racing fanatics are comfortable with.

However decent this game is, it's still disappointing for not living up to their promises. 

Ground Zeroes

I know that everyone's getting hyped up for Metal Gear Solid V, and obviously Kojima knows that as well. The evidence is in Ground Zeroes, a supposed prologue for players to ease into the MGS V game. There's actually nothing wrong with this game. The graphics are great, missions are intricate and focused very much on stealth, just like any MGS game should. 

All was fine except the fact that the game can be beat in one play session, and not a very long one at that. But, okay, it's supposed to be a prologue to MGS V, so let's say it's only allowed to be 90 minutes long, give or take. Charging $40 for a 90-minute game is not okay though. Definitely not okay. 

Nevertheless people are still hyped up about Metal Gear Solid V, and they should be - it looks like a damn good game. But until then, you can play this 1.5-hour, $40 adventure. 

Well, that's all I got. I know there are a lot more games than this but this list is based on the games that I've played or researched on extensively at the time those games were released.

Those are the most disappointing games of 2014 in my book. What's yours? Write it down in the comments section below!

Published Mar. 14th 2015

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I've been playing games since I was small but only started to really observe and critique a few years back. Been writing reviews for games (albeit, old games because not everyone can have a crazy fast rig). When I'm not writing about games, I generally do some photography as well, so check that out if you've got some time.

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