Sometimes when video game developers get a hit game on their hands, they completely lose their minds and decide to make video game spin-offs and following are the five worst abominations made in the name of gaming spin-offs.
When I dropped by my local game store and, to my amazement, noticed a new Soulcalibur game with Siegfried and Ivy gracing the cover, I went against my usual ritual of watching game reviews before buying games and bought Soulcalibur Legends. I didn’t really know what to expect from this game but when I popped the game into my system and got to playing it, my mouth hit the floor in awe by how much of an abomination Soulcalibur Legends was to the Soulcalibur franchise. SC Legends is by far the worst game in the Soul series and has been strongly criticized in the gaming community.
I’m a devout Halo fan and I own all Halo games in existence except for Halo Wars. Halo Wars branches out from the regular first-person shooter genre of other games in the series in favor for a real-time strategy approach that really doesn’t work out for the Halo series. Halo Wars created a bad taste in Halo fans across the world – a bad taste that wasn’t washed away until the release of Halo: Reach.
Mega Man Soccer
Mega Man is popular for being an action/platform/side-scroll shooter, but all while Mega Man was busy blasting robots and taking their special skills – in a Highlander-ish way – fans had no idea that he was a devout soccer fan. Mega Man taking up soccer is similar to when Michael Jordan took up baseball; if you’re the best at something, why switch it up? Mega Man soccer was a ridiculous idea and is the premiere example of when video game spin-offs go bad.
“Gotta catch’ em all” is the slogan of the cult-classic Pokemon series, but while some prefer to catch Pokemon, the developers of the popular series felt that some fans might want to “snap em’ all”. Pokemon is a rail “camera” shooter game where you basically wait for Pokemon to appear in your view as you try to “paparazzi” them – a very boring and horrible idea for a game.
All of the Pac-Man Spinoffs
Pac-Man is the most iconic figure in the gaming world [even besting Mario] and he’s to be seen in two-dimensions chasing or getting chased while binge eating pellets; not in first person, or in full 3D with legs, or talking with eyeballs.
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