Yesterday, we mercilessly tore apart your favorite games, explaining in cruel, cold detail why you have always been wrong for loving them. Today, the tables are turned. Today, we open ourselves up to ridicule. The following games are really, honestly bad. If not, they’re hopelessly broken or offensively mediocre. At the very least, they’re extremely embarrassing to play for some unfortunate reason or another.
Originally posted on May 22, 2007 Months before the 2007 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Sony Computer Entertainment of America flew a small army of journalists down to its headquarters in San Diego for its Gamer's Day, a pre-E3 sneak peek at games set to arrive on its PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and PSP platforms. Featuring dozens of games from Sony and third-party publishers, several of which were unveiled and/or made playable for the first time, the event was a staggering look at a swarm
Surfs Up is solidly average, but not bad for it. You build up experience doing tricks, jumping off and grinding along waves and island rails. Theres no Story mode - you could think of it as Tony Hawks Penguin Jam with fewer levels and a less interesting range of moves. All the emphasis is on the racing which, while lacking any depth, is strangely pleasing. You steer with the analog stick and do tricks with the D-pad, following the same formula through every level. Unsurprising but
Apparently when someone got the idea to make a surfing game, they actually meant “racing game,” because thats what Surfs Up is. Theres almost no wave catching or riding. At the start of the race or whenever you slow down too much youll do some paddling, but after that you just cruise down a track. Most of the time, the waves are in the background outside the course boundaries. Even when there are “waves” on the track, they appear to have no noticeable effect on
Pen Gu island is known for two things: its ultra-hazardous surf conditions and its crazy penguins willing to surf them. Surf's Up the game (and the movie) is about the trying to win the island's annual surf competition. It lets you pick a penguin and go up against the best birds surfing has to offer in a series of wave rides that undulate between cresting and forming tunnels - all the fun parts of surfing. You clear areas by surpassing a goal score and then you can go online to try and get the
Pen Gu island is known for two things: its ultra-hazardous surf conditions and its crazy penguins willing to surf them. Surf's Up the game (and the movie) is about the trying to win the island's annual surf competition. It lets you pick a penguin and go up against the best birds surfing has to offer in a series of wave rides on waves that undulate between cresting and forming tunnels - all the fun parts of surfing. You clear areas by surpassing a goal score and then you can go on Xbox Live to
Surfing games have never been done quite right, but Ubisoft Montreal (Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory) will be taking another stab at it this summer with Surfs Up, based on Sony Pictures upcoming CG surfing flick of the same name. The game will hit the PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, GBA and PC on May 22nd. Cmon Ubi, wheres our N-Gage port? As Cody Maverick, an up-and-coming surfer entering his first pro competition, youll compete against a large cast of wacky