Worst Anime Video Games Ever - - THE VICE PIT

Topic started by No_name_here on Oct. 24, 2012. Last post by zaldar 1 year, 9 months ago.
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    Post by AlexEL (52 posts) See mini bio Level 8
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    Pretty sure that Fist of the North star game was developed just to make people feel bad.

    Post by sickVisionz (4,241 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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    The only ones I've played are based off of Naruto so my hate will be skewed toward that, but those games are pretty blow. The Ubisoft ones have pretty terrible single player and semi-decent multiplayer, which is just a straight up 2D fighting game. #1 bad thing, you have to unlock characters by playing the horrible singleplayer campaign which is like 8-10 hours long. And it's not like one or two. About 2/3 of the roster in the second one was locked away. Anyways, once you do that... the fighting game is actually almost great but there are like key things that are broken. Some characters have moves that stun the opponent for a split second. Some characters are fast enough to initiate another stun move before you're unstunned from the first, meaning you can have matches where one hit means you're dead. In addition, you can't do wake up attacks and you can't wake up into a block, meaning that if someone wants to be a jerk, they can just throw you or attack you every time you try stand up from being knocked down. On top that ultra moves/combos have infinite range and the only way you block them is to go into these minigames where like 80% of your life bar is at risk on some guess the button nonsense. Outside of that the combat is actually pretty good, but those things break it as almost everyone fights with the broken characters or does those tactics due to the Naruto fanbase being mostly kids in the age where trolling is the funnest thing ever.

    The PS3/360 and pretty terribly fighting games also. I remember playing one and thinking you can't do streetfighter style inputs (they'd behind the back) so it must be like smash brothers where you get attack variety by modifying attacks with the directional buttons. False. I went to the combo menu and facepalmed when I saw my character had like 30 different combos (should be awesome) that were:

    1. X
    2. XX
    3. XXX
    4. XXXX
    5. XXXXX
    6. XXXXXX
    7. XXXXXXX
    8. XXXXXXXX
    9. XXXXXXXXX
    10. XXXXXXXXXX

    I'm not expecting god-level complexity but that's a joke.

    @AlexEL said:

    Pretty sure that Fist of the North star game was developed just to make people feel bad.

    I have a friend who 1000 gamerscored that title (edit: not the one Tom was talking about)... but he also plays Dynasty Warrior games so take from that what you will about his taste in games.

    Post by MarioRedfield (1,728 posts) See mini bio Level 11

    The only anime games I've played are all the Dragon Ball Z fighting games which have gotten really bad in recent years.

    Post by JiCi (31 posts) See mini bio Level 6

    Oh boy, where you begin...

    • Naruto: Dragon Blade was terrible, with bad control and story
    • Naruto: Rise of the Ninja and The Broken Bond were mediocre, X360 exclusive (nice going Ubisoft -_-;), multiplayer was only saving grace
    • One Piece for GBA was bad, only covered up to Loguetown Town, short platformer, dull... forget it

    Games that are good, but have bad features:

    • One Piece Grand Adventure (GC): great control, great roster, great single-player mode, but horrible 4Kids voice work... and no Aokiji or Foxy the Silver Fox, both who were in One Piece Grand Battle 3. The weird thing is that the multiplayer covers up to the Skypiea Arc, but 4Kids never reached that part. They included Ohm and Enel, and even the Davy Back stage... at that point, might as well include Aokiji and Foxy, even if you're not there yet.
    • Jump Super/Ultimate Stars (DS): Great... huh... everything, but no english version ever... damn...
    • One Piece Pirate Warriors (PS3): Great mix of genre, great use of the source material, but gameplay is repetitive, like any other Warriors/Musou game, no FUNimation english voicework, and no stage based on Syrup Village, Loguetown, Skypiea, Davy Back Fight and Thriller Back... which Namco and Koei still haven't wrap their heads around to include via DLC.
    • Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (Wii): Great gameplay, great roster, great idea, but no english voicework, bad online and no character theme.
    Post by DocHaus (927 posts) See mini bio Level 18

    In a weird way I thought Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage fit with the Dynasty Warriors engine considering the source material was mostly about Kenshiro punching various people and how Hokuto Shinken could do literally anything the writer wanted. It could kill people, heal them, doom them to impotence, make blind people see, raise the almost-dead, probably even solve world hunger too but I didn't read that far. I picked up a used copy for $10 and enjoyed it until the novelty wore off and then I moved on.

    Also, on a related note, this is hilarious:

    Post by sickVisionz (4,241 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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    @DocHaus said:

    ... and how Hokuto Shinken could do literally anything the writer wanted. It could kill people, heal them, doom them to impotence...

    Post by Elfenlied1012 (557 posts) See mini bio Level 15

    There is a official third person Shooter madoka magica game for the android. With that I'm out!

    Post by Marshal Victory (1,955 posts) See mini bio Level 13

    Holy hell EGM is back?! Will look at what their offering now.Back in the day tho when SNES was king an the internets were no where to be seen,I had won one of their letter art contests .Had Mario back to back with a Predator an Aliens all around..Hmm acording to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Alien_and_Predator_games that was around 1993ish.

    Any way good luck EGM on the comeback.Never got to play http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_in_the_Shell_(video_game)

    Friends at time who did not know the anime hated it tho.Returned it even :/

    Post by Sonata (35,219 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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    @MarioRedfield said:

    The only anime games I've played are all the Dragon Ball Z fighting games which have gotten really bad in recent years.

    The worst DBZ game of all-time is still Ultimate Battle 22.
    Post by Petiew (244 posts) See mini bio Level 14
    @Sonata: UGH. The PS1 had so many terrible DragonBall games. Final Bout was awful too. Kid Goku was so overpowered since he was too small to be hit with 75% of your attacks!
     
    A majority of the Yugioh games were so linear and hard to win. The later GBA games were quite good. But lots of the PS1 and 2 games seemed almost impossible at the time.
    Post by MarioRedfield (1,728 posts) See mini bio Level 11

    @Sonata: Worse than the Tenkaichi series? Woah.

    Actually, this is first year I'm not buying the new Dragon Ball Z game. I might rent it though if I can calibrate my Kinect though.

    Post by Sonata (35,219 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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    @Petiew: Final Bout had one redeeming quality though. The build up mode was awesome I am mad that the new DBZ games never tried to do something like that.  
     
    @MarioRedfield
    The tenkaichi series looks like award winning material compared to Ultimate Battle 22 
     
      
    Post by The_Desert_Tiger (1,243 posts) See mini bio Level 13

    I haven't really played a whole lot of really bad anime games, but the closest ones that come to mind are DBZ Sagas and DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi. From what I remember of DBGT Final Bout, it was pretty bad too.

    Post by YotaruVegeta (542 posts) See mini bio Level 12

    Woo-hoo! My website brother! (I write for ESH, one of the sites in EGM's partner program)

    I am not well versed in bad anime video games, because all I've played are numerous DBZ games (most of which are basically the same) and a couple Naruto games. The rest that I could've been interested in playing were given a critical thumbs down beforehand, so I skipped them.

    Post by YotaruVegeta (542 posts) See mini bio Level 12

    @Marshal Victory: They've been back a little while now. Maybe they need to do more self-promotion, though...

    Post by Marshal Victory (1,955 posts) See mini bio Level 13

    @YotaruVegeta: Would not hurt.Also wouldnt hurt to have their site not tied so hard to facebook. Facebook... /shudder.Least the articles looks decent from what i seen. Looking at yalls site next :)

    Post by YotaruVegeta (542 posts) See mini bio Level 12

    @Marshal Victory: Arigato!

    Post by zaldar (1,237 posts) See mini bio Level 15

    Oh lord you should do an entire episode devoted to how bad dating games are...and how some are rather disturbing as you are dating some rather young looking females...

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