Number 4 – sea of thieves Just before sea of thieves was released there was a bunch of other half-baked pirate games and sea of thieves was supposed to fix that. It was supposed to be the pirate game to end all pirate games. When the game came out it simply didn’t have enough content. To add onto this issue the content in this game was too repetitive. They were all just simple fetch quests. Go here get these chests and come back. Or they were a kill quest, a simple go here kill this guy come back with his skull. I was very disappointed when I couldn’t upgrade my ship or guns, just get new skins. If the game had upgrades it would have been a huge bonus to the game. I understand that the developer wanted the game to be fair and stop new players from being griefed but not allowing any upgrades just seems like lazy game design to me. They could have made a match making system where only people in the same level tier would get matched with each other. Alternatively they could have assigned every upgrade an infamy point value and if you enter areas of the map you’d get attacked by an imperial ship if you have too many infamy points. This would allow beginner areas of the map as well as areas were high level players can get into battles.
Number 3 – no man’s sky It all started Two weeks before the official release, a Reddit user was able to purchase a leaked copy of the game for the PlayStation 4 from eBay for roughly $1,250, and started posting various videos of their experiences in the game. Other users also claimed to have leaked copies, and began sharing their own gameplay videos. Some of these reports included negative elements about the game, including frequent crashes and a much-shorter time to "complete" the game by reaching the centre of the virtual galaxy than Hello Games had claimed, leading many fans to express concern and frustration that the game might not be as good as they anticipated. In response, Murray asked fans waiting for the game to avoid these spoilers, stating "We've spent years filling No Man's Sky with surprises. You've spent years waiting. Please don't spoil it for yourself." Of course all the concerns that people had about the game were correct. There are spreadsheets full of missing features for no man’s sky. There are hour long videos talking about everything that was missing from the game.
Number 2 – star wars battlefront 2 EA released the first battlefront in 2015 and the core gameplay mechanics were solid. The multiplayer was really fun but could have used a little bit more customization. It also had no story mode. EA’s star wars battlefront 2 was supposed to fix all these issues and add onto the original gameplay. When battlefront 2 came out the story mode was fun and a good story, credit where its due. The multiplayer on the other hand was unplayable unless you wanted to pay to win. EA had loot boxes that not only added cosmetics to the game but also would give players perk upgrades and better guns.
Number 1 – fallout 76 Fallout 76 I honestly don’t even know where to start with this game. I was mega hyped for this game. I would get to explore the fallout wasteland and do it with my friends. Not only was there a lot of missing content but, the game was completely unplayable due to a countless number of glitches. In addition to this todd howard the studio head was hyping the game from the moment they announced it a few months prior. If you look at the four episodes of the archives podcast after E3 that year, we talked about it on every episode because they just kept hyping the game up. This game has to be the biggest disappointments I have ever seen. When things seem too good to be true then it probably is.