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  • adam-helfrich - January 12, 2014 5:10 p.m.

    You forgot Call of Duty. In response to Unlimited Saga and why Jrpgs died out in the west, it is a result of changed gaming culture in the US. To be honest, Americans only play basic games with as little thought involved as possible such as sports and shooting. It's also a very xenophobic culture that can't accept anything Asian even if it's better than most western games. That's why western rpgs sell and eastern ones do not. To sum it up, Americans need to drop their guns and add some thought, culture, and diversity in their lives. This is from a well traveled American.
  • jarheadjohn0311 - March 11, 2014 10:07 a.m.

    That's quite possibly the stupidest thing I have ever read. Sure I play battlefield but I also play final fantasy, chrono trigger, skyrim, legend of zelda, demons souls, dark souls, diablo, world of warcraft and so on. So piss off with your Americans only play call of duty and basic games. You should put down your elitist attitude and get a clue
  • Earthbound_X - May 28, 2014 8:39 p.m.

    I have to assume you are trolling, because that was all bull.
  • mothbanquet - June 28, 2014 2 a.m.

    Far more people have played Final Fantasy in the west than have played Mass Effect in the east . This is from a well-travelled Englishman.
  • ri3mannzeta - December 29, 2014 10:11 p.m.

    this is a dumbass response, the backlash against JRPGs in general is precisely BECAUSE they're thoughtless - JRPGs are incredibly linear, whereas American RPGs are limitlessly branched and nonlinear; JRPGs revolve around level-grinding while western RPGs focus more on gaining levels and other things through free exploration and experimentation. JRPGs have gotten even MORE linear over the years, with FFXIII being maybe the most linear title in the Final Fantasy series and one of the most linear RPGs ever. 'Linear' does not necessarily mean bad, but it definitely requires a lot less 'thought' with regard to overarching game design and strategy than a non-linear free-roam game. Western sandbox games like GTA probably require more 'thought' than JRPGs in that category ffs. I enjoy lots of shootman games because they're quick, easy fun. I also enjoy fighting games, which require a ton of time investment and honing of skill; and a lot of western RPGs and open-world western-developed MMOs, all of which require hundreds of hours of planning, learning, and playing to succeed in. there are plenty of 'thought' put in to the creation and the enjoyment of those games. Complexity of 'thought' of a game does not dictate its quality nor its 'culture', whatever that means (if I want 'culture' video games are frankly the last place I'm going to look.)
  • thepinkcupcake - January 12, 2014 4:05 a.m.

    That "Ethnic Cleansing" game released by some Neo-Nazi hate group belongs on this list. Not only is the premise (obviously) completely disgusting and hateful, the graphics are shoddy and clearly the dev team weren't making a serious attempt at making a game. Of course I haven't played it because I'm against everything those rednecks believe, but according to one site, the black enemies make ape noises when killed. I think I'm about to puke.
  • KieferSkunk - January 8, 2014 7:46 p.m.

    Just out of curiosity, did you guys consider "Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly" (PS2)? It got only a 2.8 out of 10 over at Gamespot, and I like their review statement that it was an "unplayable train wreck of a game". Was surprised to see it not on this list.
  • poderx - December 30, 2013 1:33 p.m.

    "We all knew a live-action Dragonball would never work,... "...and yet, you asked for it, for nearly 20 years... in forums, boards, irc channels,....
  • Whistler - October 27, 2013 8:08 p.m.

    The hell is Steel Battalion doing on this list? It was a good game and there's a reason why people go out of their way to hunt down the controller set up for it.
  • SHADOSTRYKR - November 18, 2013 10:18 p.m.

    its the Kinect steel battalion they're referring too not the Xbox version with the huge controller
  • Guybrush - October 20, 2013 10:39 p.m.

    ET wasn't even the worst game on the 2600, let alone of all time. I don't know why it became popular to say it is but that's really the only reason it's number one on this list. It isn't even that bad of a game if you know how to play it.
  • Germaximus - August 15, 2013 9:25 a.m.

    I have not played most of those. Sonic The Hedgehog though? Are you out of your f***ing minds?
  • Orbanaught - September 7, 2013 11:16 p.m.

    There were many camera bugs and heaps of glitches that were impossible to miss. I would like to see you not get pissed off of that game because of that. The game's storyline just makes it even worse. Apparently there was even a voice/sound file that they screwed up in during recording, but it was still published into the game.
  • SuperSATA - June 25, 2014 9:05 p.m.

    No dude. Sonic the Hedgehog from 2006. Not the original one. The two games share the same title.
  • agentkuo - August 15, 2013 8:13 a.m.

    Hang on now, Mario is Missing was a good game for what it was. It just wasn't what people expected it to be.
  • tehtimeisnow - July 16, 2013 1:35 p.m.

    y isnt zedla ocarinna of time on this?thats the most worst gane i ever playd
  • cameron-ray-cooper - July 27, 2013 12:38 p.m.

    Who let your dumbass on a computer? Better yet, are you even old old enough to be on here? Get the hell out of here, with your call of duty dick riding ass.
  • agentkuo - August 15, 2013 8:15 a.m.

    I didn't like it either, but it was a good game.
  • Earthbound_X - September 13, 2013 1:58 a.m.

    You're here too? LMAO! So you troll more then IGN huh?

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