I recently did my GOTY awards. This time around, we get to look at the trash and disappointments of 2012. I try to sway away from games I know will just be bad, but then you have the letdowns. I present to you my list of the most garbage games of 2012.
5. NASCAR 2012: Inside Line - You really haven't seen driving A.I. this abysmal. Sure the driving mechanics and graphics are well done, but I've never seen A.I. be such a game killer. Actually, wait a minute, yes I have, in last year's game. Then there's the worst online aspect I've seen in any video game. Imagine coming out from a caution and you're just on the track by yourself.
4. Madden 13 Vita - Take last year's game, throw some touchpad innovations on it, and sell it for $40. This was the case with Madden on Vita (Wii U as well). No Infinity Engine, the game is Madden 12.5 at about 10-15 fps. Yes it's Madden on the go, but there's no integration with the big brother version either. The title is completely stand alone.
3. Little Big Planet Karting - A good idea on paper, but the developers for Mod Nation Racers should have went with a sequel, expansion pack, or just focused on their Vita version which lacks online multiplayer (what?). The driving mechanics are strange and a lot of the levels aren't necessarily racing.
2. Resident Evil 6 - If it wasn't for Leon's early campaign, I wouldn't recommend this game at all. I was going to review this game, but after playing through Leon's campaign, and just knowing that the portion i was looking forward to wasn't that great, and couldn't fathom the idea of inputting more time into the others. Mercenaries did not feel or play right for me. If Capcom wanted their action Call of Duty clone with zombies, hell they couldn't even get that one right either. The nostalgia through the early part of Leon's campaign is good but not worth $60. Time for a reboot Capcom.
1. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City - Let's just keep tarnishing the name and legacy of Resident Evil. Sure, this one can be blamed on Slant Six, and you would think Capcom would care about that legacy. However, it's all about the Benjamins for Capcom as they sold the licensing rights for a bad SoCom clone that had horrid A.I., major bugs, and flat out was just boring. I never return games, and I got my refund back from Amazon on this.