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AQWBlaZer91's Top 10 Countdown: The Top 10 Worst Games of 2009

As there have been plenty of great games of 2009 there are also games of that year which provided it's share of terrible games and big disappointments. For this list I am going through the games that left players in complete disarray and ones that were complete, complete trash that don't have the right to even be called games. Like always I will try to limit my options to games that only got a PAL version release in Europe.

10: Shellshock 2 Blood Trails

Platform: PlayStation 3/XBox 360/PC

Developer: Rebellion Departments

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Shellshock 2 was a sequel to a not so good Third Person Shooter Shellshock Nam 67 from Guerilla Games who were known for the Resistance series for the PS3. This game however shifted development to Rebellion who had done plenty of fantastic games in the FPS genre and you would think they would know what they were doing with this one. The game's attempts at horror that the original game never did by the way were pathetic, the controls were a mess, the sprinting was vomit inducing, the levels were dark but were atrocious to go through and my word the quick time events were just a nightmare, even more of a nightmare then the infected.

9: Stalin VS Martians

Platform: PC

Developer: Black Wing Fundation/Dreamlore/N-Game

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This game was supposed to be a funny parody Real Time Strategy game but however the jokes were flat and unfunny, stupid AI, horrible missions, terrible film quality that look like they come from a VHS Type or something and gameplay was just simply horrible. This game was so bad that it was later removed from Steam and we can perhaps be thankful for that. If only that could happen with other trash we been getting recently.

8: Bigfoot Collusion Course

Platform: Nintendo Wii/Nintendo DS

Developer: Destination Software

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Unless you are fan of Monster Trucks then you are not going to be impressed with this one. Bigfoor Collusion Course was very light in it's content and the race tracks where uninspired. The Nintendo DS version on the other hand was worse in every way with the game breaking the game's title name Collusion because it is awful and the handling is atrocious making it one terrible racing game you shouldn't bother with.

7: Rogue Warrior

Platform: PlayStation 3/XBox 360/PC

Developer: Rebellion Developments

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After the change in developers and after a long 3 year wait players were left with an unenjoyable piece of garbage and coming from Bethesda it shouldn't be anyone's surprise. It had plenty of bugs, glitches and very terrible AI. The campaign was very short and the main character constantly spews out profanity in every line in the game making this one of Bethesda's biggest messes next to the recent Fallout games like Fallout 76.

6: DragonBall Evolution

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Developer: Dimps

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I would like to wish from the Dragonballs that a live action Dragonball movie never happened but I would like to wish that nobody made a game out of it. Dragonball Evolution was a big flawed mess of a fighting game that had a terrible storyline, live action versions of characters like Goku and Piccolo look horrible and the gameplay is just pure garbage with unbalanced characters and very dumb AI.

5: WarpForce

Platform: PC

Developer: Artix Entertainment

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Free to Play games get hit hard almost all of the time. There are some decent ones out there that are worthwhile and don't force you to pay a great amount of money to make them enjoyable and then there is WarpForce which tries to destroy the enjoyable aspect of Free to Play. WarpForce is an expansion pack for the original AdventureQuest but rather it has the gameplay of AdventureQuest but instead of improving it and perhaps making it better it instead carries all of the bad gameplay from it and putting it all into this mess. The gameplay of this game stinks, the combat is slow, all of the attacks, weapons, spells and other classes have no impact and do very little damage making fights a big chore more then anything and having to visit the stat trainers and fight them just to raise your character's stats is a stupid idea no matter HOW you look at it. This came out in 2009 as a Free to Play game with options of paying for a upgraded account so that you wouldn't have to bother with lines so that you can play it and the original AdventureQuest came out back in 2002 with said issues and there is no excuse for this game to turn out like that. Sure it was updated weekly and might have improved the game but at the same time worsened other parts of the game as well. I have never since played after it launched and deleted my account afterwards.

4: G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra

Platform: PS2/PS3/360/PS3/Wii/DS/PSP

Developer: Double Helix/Backbone Entertainment

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G.I. Joe was there aright, except that they ended up getting one of if not one of the worst movie to game translations of that era. The Rise of Cobra game had dozens of issues ranging from the awful gameplay mechanics which both on foot or in vehicles are broken beyond belief. Missions that were bland, repetitive and very forgettable and worst of all it was very punishing to play even with 2 players. It's a total abomination that had no business to be sold on the shelf even at full price when it came out.

3: Leisure Suit Larry Box Office Bust

Platform: PlayStation 3/XBox 360/PC

Developer: Team 17

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Leisure Suit Larry had a enjoyable amount of fans during his point and click days but with Box Office Bust it ended up living to the word Bust quite literally The humour was disgusting and was unfunny, the presentation was god awful and the gameplay was repetitive and was broken and unenjoyable. It was considered to be by many to be not only one of the worst games of 2009 but one of the worst games period thanks to the offensive content and truly awful gameplay.

2: Tony Hawk's Ride

Platform: PlayStation 3/XBox 360/Nintendo Wii

Developer: Robomodo/Buzz Monkey

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If you guys thought that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 was bad then get a load of this. Tony Hawk's Ride was supposed to be a full fledged Skatebording game where you use the Skatebording controller to control your movements. Problem was however the controls didn't work at all and it was frustrating to get used to. The tricks hardly ever came out and was difficult to try and keep yourself on the board both in game and in real life and it made you look like an idiot playing it. What a way to ruin Tony Hawk's chance to join the Motion Control crowd guys, hope you are proud of it.

Honourable Mentions

Velvet Assassin (XBox 360)

Bionic Commando (PS3/360/PC)

WET (PS3/360)

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii/DS)

1: Final Fantasy IV The After Years

Platform: Wiiware

Developer: Square Enix

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I want to completely express my full honest feelings for this one, Final Fantasy IV The After Years is one of the biggest flops of 2009 for dozens of reasons. Do you remember enjoying Final Fantasy IV and playing through it, well with The After Years it is just a complete carbon copy of Final Fantasy IV with areas, gameplay and bosses and so on completely brought from the original game but with a new character Ceodore who is a complete whiny, wussy little wimp who is just to put up with. The storyline in the game reads like terrible fan fiction and for the most part it doesn't do anything that even fits into the universe of Final Fantasy IV. However the biggest thing that puts the game this high on the list was that the game was released in Episodic format which immediately angered gamers and that everyone had to wait between weeks for more episodes to come out and the price for them on the Wii Ware version were outrageous. The game costed money to even download the game but it only contained one episode and to get the rest of the game and you had to spend more money to get the other character chapters as well as the final chapters. In total the price for all of it almost more then the price of a full retail game. All that for content that is heavily recycled from the original Final Fantasy IV, the length of them were short and the complete fan fiction storyline. 2009 wouldn't just be year Final Fantasy IV get hurt this hard but also it was the year that Japanese gamers would get the high anticipated but hugely disappointing Final Fantasy XIII before we English speaking gamers would eventually suffer with it which not only makes The After Years not only one of the worst games in the Final Fantasy series but also my top pick for worst game of 2009.

Do you agree with this list? What other games of 2009 left you majorly disappointed?

Written By Anthony Hayball (AQWBlaZer91)

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AQWBlaZer91's Top 10 Countdown: The Top 10 Best Games of 2009

2009 was a really fantastic year for video games, new franchises where born, companies took new heights and also plenty of new generation titles that left a long lasting impression. So in honour of celebrating 2009 as it has been 10 years since that time I am here to go through the best games of 2009. Which games were the best of the best?

10: The House of the Dead Overkill

Platform: Nintendo Wii

Developer: Headstrong Games/SEGA

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After ports of Ghost Squad and House of the Dead 2 & 3 and with no way the Nintendo Wii would be able to handle The House of the Dead 4 SEGA enlisted Headstrong Games to release one of the best games in the franchise and also one of the funniest games of 2009. The storyline in the game cannot be taken seriously as it plays out like a parody with references to B-Movie and late night horror movies. The presentation is incredible and the humour while foul, disgusting and over the top but at the same it is hilarious while G's partner Isaac Washington constantly spews profanity. The shooting in the game is incredible and well executed with players able to shoot of various limbs, legs or by blowing off their heads with amazing gory detail. The Wii has been known for how it can capture the Light Gun games well and it has managed to get one of the best with House of the Dead Overkill.

9: Dragon Age Origins

Platform: PlayStation 3/XBox 360/PC

Developer: Bioware

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Bioware made huge success with Mass Effect and they manage to create another masterpiece with Dragon Age Origins. The Storyline is really good as like with Mass Effect with impressive characters which play major roles in the story and gameplay, great dialogue and a well executed setting. The combat in the game is also really good awarding patience and strategy and also the decisions you make in the game effect how everyone feels towards you. If you enjoyed Mass Effect you need to check out Dragon Age Origins.

8: Assassin's Creed II

Platform: PlayStation 3/XBox 360

Developer: Ubisoft

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Assassin's Creed has been getting the yearly treatment much like Call of Duty but however the earliest entries of the series have been quite good and Assassin's Creed II is said to be the fan favourite entry and best game in the series. It improved everything about the first game and made it all better. Sneaking around and hiding was better and the AI was smarter, the combat has expanded a bit and the mission variety was huge. The Storyline was great as well as the characters are based on historical figures like Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolò Machiavelli.

7: Infamous

Platform: PlayStation 3

Developer: Sucker Punch Productions

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2009 was the year the PlayStation 3 gave birth to another new franchise this time from Sucker Punch Production called Infamous. Ever wished you can get to be your own kind of Super Hero where you get electrical super powers then well you get this game and it's execution is well done. Your character's powers and climbing abilities are incredible, the open world gameplay is really impressive and the decisions you make in the game much like Mass Effect and Dragon Age Origins effect how the storyline plays out making you either a good guy or a bad guy. It is compared to Prototype and while both games are great but I honestly like the setting of Infamous much more.

6: Uncharted 2 Among Thieves

Platform: PlayStation 3

Developer: Naughty Dog

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Much like Assassin's Creed II Uncharted 2 Among Thieves is sequel set on improving many, many aspects of the original game in every way. The gameplay both Single Player and Multiplayer is incredible, the game engine was improved from the original game and storytelling and graphics presentation was superb. It was a huge improvement over the original and also it is considered to be one of the PS3's top games.

5: Persona 4

Platform: PlayStation 2

Developer: Atlus

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Please note, this game did come out back in 2008 for Japanese and North American gamers but however European gamers like myself had to wait the following year to finally play it. It was however worth the wait because Persona 4 is a well crafted masterpiece and for being on the ageing PlayStation 2 hardware this is an outstanding achievement. Much like Persona 3 the game takes place in a modern day setting where you and your highschool friends dive into a TV world to fight against shadows and prevent your victim from turning up dead in the real world. It has fantastic turn based battles where your party members Personas have many different strengths and weaknesses. You also have social dating moments with either your party members or other characters in the game which will help make you more effective in combat.

4: Batman Arkham Asylum

Platform: PlayStation 3/XBox 360/PC

Developer: Rocksteady Studios

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After years of having numerous bad Batman games the caped crusader finally got the proper video game treatment he rightfully deserves. Rockstready unleashes Batman Arkham Asylum onto the gaming world and the developers put every ounce of thought, love and care into it. It heavily respects the attention to detail to the setting and the characters and even brings Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill as the Joker. The gameplay is what really makes the game tick everything that is so awesome. The game not only has a fantastic combat but also you can use Detective Mode to see what enemies are around you so that you can make strategic thoughts on how you can handle tough situations thanks also to Batman's vast array of gadgets that he can use alongside using stealth to his advantage. The PS3 was the version to pick also as it also included challenges where you play as the Joker as well.

3: Borderlands

Platform: PlayStation 3/XBox 360/PC

Developer: Gearbox Software

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Borderlands was one unique Action RPG played as a First Person Shooter and one which was so enjoyable either on your own or with friends online. It was a loot shooter with tons of different quests that you can take on, dozens of guns to use which all have unique and impactful purposes and characters you played as had their own unique skills to help out in battles. The artstyle and the setting was fantastic and the characters like Claptrap were charming and heavily memorable. The execution of the game makes any of the new Fallout games fall flat in comparison.

2: Tales of Vesperia

Platform: XBox 360

Developer: Bandai Namco Entertainment

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Okay again like with Persona 4 Tales of Vesperia was originally released back in 2008 but for Japanese and North America gamers and European gamers like myself had to wait until 2009 to finally see it. Why does this game top the others so much? Tales of Vesperia single handily helped the XBox platform finally find it's footing in Japan when the console was not doing so good there and also like Tales of Symphonia largely expand the niche franchise's fanbase worldwide. It's characters including Yuri Lowell will do anything to help others even if it means dirtying his hands, Estelle, Rita and Raven where all incredible and all had plenty of depth to them and the combat system was really challenging awarding players to master it rather then just button mash without consequence. The cel-shading graphics was impressive and it's incredible that after this game's release no Tales of game has ever managed to even capture and look that Tales of Vesperia has accomplished. The same year that the game finally got it's release all over Europe there was an updated version on the PlayStation 3 in Japan which made Flynn fully playable alongside an all new character Patty Fleur and she was amazing to play as and we would get those in this year's Definitive Edition. While the Tales of Series would continue to struggle with English localizations but when they can you know that a Tales of game truly delivers fantastically well and this is a pure example of that.

Honourable Mentions

Halo 3 ODST (XBox 360)

Wolfenstein (XBox 360/PS3/PC)

Demon Souls (PS3)

Left 4 Dead 2 (Xbox 360/PC)

Mirror's Edge (PS3/XBox 360/PC)

Wii Sports Resorts (Nintendo Wii)

Mario & Luigi Bowser's Inside Story (Nintendo DS)

1: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

Platform: PlayStation 3/XBox 360/PC

Developer: Infinity Ward

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Let us all be honest with this choice. Call of Duty has had numerous revisions all over the years but only changing it's setting from either WWII towards the future. One of the best entries in the series came with Modern Warfare and it's sequel Modern Warfare 2 is a vast superior sequel to the amazing Modern Warfare. It continued from where Modern Warfare 1 left off and the storyline on the British side was brilliant and Captain Price delivers one of the greatest speeches in gaming history. The Single Player campaign was the best in the series history and the multiplayer modes including coop missions kept players wanting to come back again and again. The gunplay was superb as ever and the mission variety cannot be topped against later games in the series. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 isn't my pick for the game of 2009 just because it's a well crafted masterpiece that is still experiencing to this day but it is my pick for the game of 2009 because of how the game would eventually set the tome for other modern day FPS games to follow, some of which were good while others not so much. Modern Warfare 2 also didn't just have one of the series polished multiplayer components but also having the best Single Player experiences of the PS3/XBox 360 generation of gaming.

Do you agree with this list? What other games of 2009 did you also enjoy?

Written By Anthony Hayball (AQWBlaZer91)

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HORI ONYX Wireless Bluetooth Controller (PlayStation 4) Review

Controller: HORI ONYX Wireless Bluetooth Controller

Year: 2017

Developer: HORI

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In competing against the XBox One controller there have been a few third party controllers for the PlayStation 4. One of them I have taken a look at about a year or so ago was the Gator Claw which had the concept of wanting to make an XBox like controller which had very mixed results as you had to download update patches onto the controller and it had no Touch Functionality. With the PS4 getting plenty of different pro controller to cash in on the competitive tournament style controller which were insanely expensive costing over £100 for any of the new pro style controllers. HORI comes out with the ONYX Wireless Bluetooth Controller costing nearly the price of a standard PS4 controller carrying the design of the XBox One controller really well.

A True PS4 with an Xbox Controller Layout and design.
A True PS4 with an Xbox Controller Layout and design.

The ONYX has the basics of the PS4 controller together, it has the face buttons, L1/L2/R1/R2 buttons, Share, Options, PlayStation Menu button, the D-Pad and lastly the Analog Sticks. Now like with the XBox Controllers the ONYX has the D-Pad on where the Left Analog Stick would normally be and vise versa for how the D-Pad was placed on this controller to how it was on a Standard Dual Shock 4. It gives the controller a proper XBox feel and holding the controller thanks to the smooth design makes it comfortable to hold. As for the buttons they feel really good on the hands especially the triggers, the L2/R2 trigger buttons really snappy and have great weight and impact to them which makes using them really good to use. The Analog Sticks are quite nice and while I would prefer the Thumbsticks that the PS3 controller has the Analog Sticks feel nice and responsive.

You do have to set it up on the PS4 console first before you can start playing, thankfully it's simple though. Firstly you need to go to the PS4 Bluetooth Devices in the Devices menu of Settings press the PS button once to activate the remote then press and hold the SHARE button and the PSbutton simultaneously until the red LED begins to flash and then you are ready to go.

As for how it functions on PS4 games it functions pretty well for what I have tried it with. Cause of the XBox One controller layout you would expect it to work really well for the FPS games and the controller truly delivers in that. Button responses are spot on and never experienced any delay or control drops especially online. Playing a First Person Shooter like Doom, Call of Duty or Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) with the ONYX controller works just as well as playing a First Person Shooter on the XBox One. I also tested it with a platform game like Castlevania and playing 2D games like that work well and again noticed no issues with controls. I also tested it with a fighting game like Street Fighter II and while I am not an expert of the game I can say that playing fighting games with the D-Pad works much better compared to the XBox 360's D-Pad as you can pull off special moves it without making you do something else you don't want it to do. The controller also has the Touch Pad and Button which was something that the Gator Claw didn't have and the Touch Pad was required for PS2 games which means that if you were playing PS2 games with the Gator Claw you be screwed without that and also for PS4 games or apps that also use the Touch Pad.

Now it is time to discuss the problems with this device, most of which aren't really big deals or anything. First up is the lack of any motion control functionality that the Dual Shock 4 has. Well considering that it is mostly aimed as a multiplayer competitive controller it's only an issue with games that relay on motion controls or games like Infamous where there will be maybe one part of the game where you have to use the Dual Shock 4 to do the motion control parts. Another small thing which mostly depend on how you interact with others is that the controller has no slot to plug in any headsets which for those who want to use their headsets to communicate to other players will be disappointed that they can't use them on it. Third and maybe major issue is that sometimes every now and then the controller will go out of sync and stop functioning for a brief second, this can throw you off for a moment and can cause you to lose at your game but normally the controller does recover after a split second allowing you to continue playing. I did however have the controller go out of sync completely and wouldn't restore itself at all and the only way to fix that is too use something like a paper clip and jam it into small hole which is on the back of the controller under the HORI Warranty label. I only had this happen at least once or twice and again I don't think it is a big deal or anything it is just something that happens every once in a while.

Those issues aside it does exactly what the controller is designed to do, to give players who enjoy the XBox feeling of the controller to the PlayStation audience and it is an impressively designed controller. It might not work with every single game released on the PS4 considering the lack of motion control functionality and you can't use any kind of headsets on it due to it lacking headphone slot but it mostly functions brilliantly and it is very worthwhile if you are a die hard First Person Shooter gamer who plays with an XBox style controller. It is very reasonably priced for how the controller functions and it is almost cheaper then the standard Dual Shock 4 in most Game Shops and shopping websites brand new and/or preowned so if you want to have pure FPS feeling on the PlayStation 4 this is about as cheap and awesome it is going to get without needing to spend over £100 on those Revolution Pro controllers which more new ones are still coming out for the platform but at least Sony is okay to License those controls like they they Licensed this great controller.

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Console Score: 8.0/10

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The Goods

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XBox Control Layout and the buttons feel nice and comfortable

Has a Touch Pad and Button and they function really well

Really good D-Pad that works well with different games

Really good L2/R2 Trigger buttons

Is pretty easy to setup and play

It is very cheap to buy

The Bads

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Cannot use headsets on it

Lacks no built in speaker and has no motion control functionality

Occasionally goes out of sync for 1 second every now and then

MLG Pro Circuit Controller (PS3/XBox 360) Review

Console Accessory: MLG Pro Circuit Controller

Year: 2012

Developer: Mad Catz

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Mad Catz is a company that makes all kinds of crazy third party controllers for different consoles from Nintendo and PlayStation consoles. If you a gamer that got picked up a capable of spare controllers then chances are that you would have had controllers made by Mad Catz. They were a popular third party company that made plenty of different controllers through the 90s and 2000s. With that experience under their belt they work on a professional MLG style controller for the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 in 2012 called the MLG Pro Circuit.

A controller where you can customize in different ways.
A controller where you can customize in different ways.

The MLG Pro Circuit is a customizable controller which allows you to alter the controller in different ways to suit your own gaming playstyle. When you open up the MLG Pro Circuit box you get the controller itself, a carry bag, 2 sets of Thumbsticks which are both PS3 and XBox 360, 2 different D-pads and 2 face casings. You place in one Thumbstick on right side of the controller while placing the the D-pad plus the other Thumbstick on the left side of the controller. What's cool is that you can set the left Thumbstick and the D-pad wherever you wish. You could have the PS3 looking Thumbsticks in the style like the XBox 360 controller or you can place the XBox 360 style Thumbsticks in a way to resemble a PS3 style controller and you can also have the controller have both the PS3 and XBox 360 style Thumbsticks on it alongside either a PS3 D-pad or XBox 360 D-pad as well. It's a nice way that you give your controller different customizable options and way the design of the controller works well for the way the D-pad and Thumbstick is placed on the left side of the controller.

Both the PS3 and the XBox 360 style Thumbsticks feel really good on the thumbs, the face casings are actually nice and do fit them very well. Changing each Thumbstick and D-pad by removing the casing and then gently twist each Thumbstick and D-pad to the side to remove them and change them is simple and easy to do. How you set up the controller is all up to the player's playstyle.

As for the controller itself it has a different recharging dongle on the controller which recharges the controller which controllers of this console generation never really use. You screw the dongle into the controller and then you can plug the controller in through USB on the game console and you are in. The buttons on the controller feel nice and they are very responsive including the Analog Sticks which have really good deadzones for games. Playing each of my favourite games gives me good results in using the controller, either when it is a J-RPG like Tales of Xillia or Tales of Zestiria or first person shooters like Classic Doom or Call of Duty. The PS3 version of the MLG Pro Circuit has a bonus feature where you swap the functionality of the L1/L2 & R1/R2 buttons. That's right it's true, tired of games like The Last of Us or other games where you use R1 to shoot and it feels unnatural well this controller is the answer to that problem. All you do is press and hold both Start and Select for a few seconds and then the two lights on the controller will light up showing that the controls have swapped over. Playing shooting games where it uses the R1 to shoot like Inversion, Deus Ex Human Revolution and the PS3 version Resident Evil Revelations 1 become more accessible as the trigger swap then makes those controls into R2 to shoot instead which is the way it should be done. It does make the games look like they are played on an XBox 360 but the controls and responsiveness is really good for the games I tested it out with. Tales of Zestiria allows me to unleash different Artes attacks in quick succession and pull off combos and Mystic Artes like I would on a normal controller, playing fighting games like Tekken and Street Fighter have a decent amount responsiveness when you need to do combos and unleash special moves with the different motions and the PS3 style D-pad really works well for those types of games without faults that you punching the air and leaving you open against opponents. Platform games like Crash Bandicoot and Klonoa never drop any movement especially against very tough and tricky platforms that are otherwise small to jump on. It works well and I hadn't experienced any input lag or any kind of issue with the controller in terms of gameplay but I am people would find things about the controller that are different then using a standard Dual Shock 3 controller.

Now for the things I don't like about the controller. First up there is no support for sixaxis controls which means games that require the Dual Shock 3 for the sixaxis parts like in Killzone or games that relay solely on the sixaxis will make the controller unusable for them. It's a good idea to check what games use the sixaxis so you know what the controller can't work with. Another thing is the lack of any force feedback vibration which means that anything that happens in game will offer up no feedback of vibration which is a bit disappointing especially when are racing, firing guns or experiencing epic events. These little issues make the controller on par with most of the available third party controllers but this is still a very well rounded controller.

It is a well designed controller with plenty of ways that you can change your controller around plus the PS3 version being able to swap the trigger and bumper buttons around is extremely forward thinking. For those serious in their multiplayer FPS games on the PS3 should really get their hands on this controller and it works really well for other kinds of games as well. Sure it may lack controller vibration and sixaxis controls but everything about this controller does everything you would want from a standard PS3 controller and trigger swapping is brilliant for games that don't use the correct shooting controls. Price of the controller might be a bit high for most gamers but however professional gamers with plenty of money will have no problems recommending it. For those heavily strong competitive gamers wanting to really get their game on it is worth about £75.00 on Amazon while cheaper or more expensive on other areas like Ebay. Getting repairs on it might not be easy either as parts for the controller might not apply to repair services in comparison to easily getting repairs to a PS3 controller. When I was changing the Thumbsticks the screws inside the controller that utilize the D-pad or Analog Sticks broke off and fell down somewhere and I can't find it plus the other screw in another Thumbstick hole is a little twisted and can sometimes cause actions that I don't want to do so buying it New and unused is best even for price and getting repairs in case anything happens might not be possible unless you are lucky to find a controller repair service that can fix it up. Those things aside this is a well competitive controller that takes all of the best multiplayer competitive games online to the next level and also the trigger swapping mechanic makes all shooting games more accessible with the controls you want them to be.

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Console Score: 8.0/10

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The Goods

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Able to place Analog Sticks and D-Pads like you were using a PS3 or XBox 360 style controller

Trigger swapping with L1/L2 & R1/R2 buttons makes playing other kinds of shooting games much more accessible

Very comfortable to hold and use during play

The Bads

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Does not support controller vibration or sixaxis controls

AQWBlaZer91's Top 10 Countdown: The Top 10 Worst Games of 1999

As there were plenty of outstanding games that came out in 1999 there were a ton of a truly abysmal and big disappointments that somehow managed to get approved and released. Some of which thank god European gamers like myself never got. Plenty of games of 1999 either had poor design choices, bad gameplay and awful graphics and sounds that ruin the overall quality. Here I will be taking a look at the worst of the worst of 1999 and also the games that provided the most disappointment.

Rules:

* Only games that got a PAL version release in Europe will be counted. No Japanese or US exclusive games will be on here.

10: Tomorrow Never Dies

Platform: PlayStation

Developer: Black Ops Entertainment

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After Nintendo and Rare made a huge success with the James Bond license with Goldeneye on the Nintendo 64 EA however bought the rights to the James Bond license and got Black Ops Entertainment to work on the next game in the series for the PlayStation based on the next Bond movie that followed. Tomorrow Never Dies abandoned the First Person for Third Person with very bad controls and weak gunplay, levels that feel very loosely from the films material, lack luster sections and plus it is very short and can be beaten rather quickly if you have the Bond skill and the patience to sit through it. Needless to say but it was the start of many bad things for Bond in the world of gaming.

9: Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace

Platform: PlayStation

Developer: Lucasarts/Big Ape Productions

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Whatever or not people like or hate any of the Star Wars Prequel films is depending on how hardcore the fanbase is, that does however not apply to the video games which some turn out well while others not so much. Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace on the PlayStation is one menace of a game and it is one of the many disgraceful entries in the franchise. For starters it does a terrible job of recapturing the moments from the movie and also has terrible gameplay controls and mechanics with weapons that are either useless or super hard to use. It has braindead AI where enemies can get stuck on walls or can shoot through walls which adds to the games already unfair difficulty. To top it all of you have to escort possibly the most unlikeable Star Wars character in the franchise Jar Jar Binks multiple times through out the game and yes he is annoying in the game as he was in the movie. Clearly the force was not strong with this game just like some of the franchise's recent blunders, I'm looking at you Star Wars Battlefront II (2017).

8: Prince of Persia 3D

Platform: PC

Developer: Red Orb Entertainment

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Many old franchises has had struggles transitioning from 2D to the 3D gameplay landscape where the gameplay that made the 2D instalments enjoyable was lost when going 3D. This is what happened with Prince of Persia 3D when it was released on PCs. It tried to be the next Tomb Raider with challenging fights and platforming but however fell flat. It suffered from bad controls, awful camera, poor gameplay and tons of bugs. Prince of Persia 3D was a disappointing mess that made for a bad gaming experience.

7: Virus It is Aware

Platform: PlayStation

Developer: Cryo Interactive

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It is Aware alright, Aware that you are in for a truly horrifying gaming experience for how atrocious it is. Based on the movie which is also based on the comic book, the gameplay is unfairly difficult as enemies never leave you alone inwhich entering a new room makes enemies spawn and literally attack you instantly out of nowhere. The controls are sluggish and can make the game more frustrating then scary. The game itself is extremely short and can be beaten quickly if you can somehow manage to endure this nightmarish experience and the it's only long due to the fact that there are no checkpoints and it is made as a punishing experience.

6: Final Fantasy VIII

Platform: PlayStation

Developer: Square Enix

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Look I can understand that Final Fantasy VIII's graphics are way better then Final Fantasy VII but as we all know superb graphics and a really cool intro doesn't always spark amazing games. The battle system was slow and dull and most of them boil down to spamming Guardian Forces and Limit Breaks and also had levelling scaling in which enemies would be the same level as the highest level party member which makes certain fights unfair. The storyline is convoluted and it becomes very confusing and difficult to follow plus the protagonist Squall despite having a rather unique weapon style called a Gunblade is honestly unlikeable and his attitude along with hiding his true thoughts in his head make him just annoying to put up with. Easily the most offensive thing about this game is the Drawing and Junctioning mechanics. Yes, Junctioning allows you to customize a character to have various effects such as resistances to certain status effects or magic elements or give your characters Lightning or Fire attacks but you had to spend minutes in a battle drawing magic out of enemies and it gets boring rather quickly. On top of that unless you are using some of your weaker spells to make stronger ones there is no option to discard the spells you don't need making the process more annoying and difficult. Thankfully Square took all of the bad elements of the game out for the release of Final Fantasy IX and put the series back on track till X-2 and upwards.

5: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six (PlayStation)

Platform: PlayStation

Developer: Rebellion

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I got plenty to say about this one, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six is one of the biggest gaming classics on the PC and while the console ports have decent reception the same cannot be said for the PlayStation version. Rainbow Six was a tactical first person shooter where the player had to use various gadgets, tactics and also relayed on giving other team members orders to accomplish your objectives. You can also plan out various missions by placing way markers tell where your teams where they should go to complete objectives. This PlayStation version takes every single tactical aspect out and also removes the planning aspect of the game and instead only gives you three soldiers and also turns the game into just a simplistic, lackluster shooter that removes the gameplay elements that the Tom Clancy games were about. The graphics are unbelievably ugly and horrible to even look at and the animations are horrendous, levels that are poorly designed within the PlayStation hardware, no coop or multiplayer modes and this game is full of bugs and glitches. Everything about this game was so poorly designed and unoptimized for the PlayStation that it is just baffling to see people treat the PSOne version as a classic and I also find it astounding that it made it's way to the PlayStation Classic over other PSOne gems like Parasite Eve or Crash Bandicoot.

4: A Bug's Life

Platform: PlayStation/Nintendo 64

Developer: Traveller's Tale

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You know what is going to happen with these movie to game translations, a big movie comes out and then a game comes out and then it gets heavily panned and that goes for this game. The gameplay controls are horrible as Flik controls like he is on Ice, the graphics are really horrible, Flik never shuts his mouth up ever making the game more annoying to play and lastly the bosses are just so easy to beat.

3: South Park

Platform: Nintendo 64/PlayStation

Developer: Iguana Entertainment/Appaloosa Interactive

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South Park's adult content and humour was a hit on TV whatever or not people can actually stand it. It knows what it is and what it was meant to do but to point fingers and makes disgusting jokes to entertain it's audience. Cause of the shows popularity we ended up getting a game out of it and it ended up being a first person shooter that sucked really bad. While some people might get a few laughs at the rude and inappropriate jokes the gameplay and the performance side of it gives nothing to laugh over. The game has terrible graphics and the draw distance was extremely notorious even with the Nintendo 64 Expansion Pak, terrible music, the voice acting from the actors of the show sound awful and the game is very, very boring and repetitive. Even the jokes for the game were intentional the weapons in the game are outright stupid and the enemy variety is uninspired and unfunny. The game is a lot worse on the PlayStation as the graphics were slightly worse in looks and performance even the draw distance was worth and the FMV cutscenes were worse on it as well. You have to take some of the time to collect the other characters even though you can play as any of the four of the main South Park characters.

2: Carmageddon 64

Platform: Nintendo 64

Developer: Titus Software

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Carmageddon was one enjoyable and yet controversial racing game on the PC so getting the carnage onto consoles especially for European players. The violence of the game had to be toned down by changing the citizens to zombies but at least the gameplay of it was still enjoyable at least on the PC and PSOne but however not when Titus Software infamous for the masterpiece which we will get too soon. On top of changing the humans to zombies they also put in Dinosaurs which is ridiculously out of place the gameplay in the Nintendo 64 port is broken and also unfairly cheap. The driving and car physics were terrible, the controls were horrible and the bad camera angles made driving a chore to handle. It was declared the most sloppy port of the game and one that you should stay away from and it is one lists as one of if not the worst game on the Nintendo 64 next to...

Dishonourable Mentions

Shadow Man (PlayStation)

Earthworm Jim 3D (Nintendo 64)

Lego Rock Riders (PlayStation)

1: Superman 64

Platform: Nintendo 64

Developer: Titus Software

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Here it is and everyone who has played plenty of bad games would know that this game would be here and at number one for every possible reason. This was a game that was released in an unfinished state due to time and development changes and it was rushed to meet the hype of the Superman The New Adventures cartoon. The gameplay was horrific as you spend the game flying though rings with some of the worst flight control accuracy and the level design was abysmal. The objectives were god awful and I swear the escort portions where every bit as bad as the rings. The presentation was awful and the soundtrack was atrocious. The game physics were so bad and at times made no sense, the way Superman attacks was ridiculous, the bosses were underwhelming and lastly the glitches are everywhere. It is the example of unpolished game design and how it shows that developers had no idea what they were doing and even the man of steel himself couldn't prevent this game from being made. It is still on records as being one of the worst games ever made and why I picked this as my number one on my list.

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AQWBlaZer91's Top 10 Countdown: The Top 10 Best Games of 1999

1999 is one of the most special years for video games specially if you enjoying multiplayer games online or locally with your best friends or family. Not only did that year have some of the best online multiplayer games but also we had fantastic console game releases which ended up as gaming all time classics. I am here to pick out the most favourable games of 1999 that still remain as some of the best alongside some new innovate gaming experiences that we ever got. So which of the ten best of the best games released in 1999 made the list? It is no easy task to list them but here they are.

Rules:

* Games that got European releases in 1999 will be counted

10: Medal of Honor

Platform: PlayStation

Developer: Electronic Arts

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We all know one thing, PCs rule the First Person Shooter genre but the Nintendo 64 had a fair of solid titles like the hugely successful Goldeneye to Turok. But what about the PlayStation, sure it had a superb port of Doom and Exhumed/Powerslave but none of them stood tall against Goldeneye's gameplay until the infamous company that is EA released Medal of Honor. Containing the objective based gameplay that Goldeneye had Medal of Honor took players into World War II which at the time was refreshing for the genre, had an atmospheric soundtrack, unique AI that can react to Grenades being thrown at them, challenging level design and also had the best controls for the genre before Halo even existed and changed the way FPS controlled on consoles, using dual analog sticks for movement, aiming, and looking and using the R2 button for firing. Sure EA eventually continued the series onward and eventually turned it into a modern mess that destroyed it but we shall remember it's glory days back from when it started in World War II.

9: Super Smash Bros

Platform: Nintendo 64

Developer: Hal Laboratory

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Super Smash Bros was a smashing good time with friends as each of the various Nintendo characters all get to duke it out in competitive 4 player matches. With characters like Mario, Link, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Kirby, Pikachu, Fox and so on it was an enjoyable fighting game like no other and eventually with each new Nintendo console and new franchises from Nintendo that would come out each would release a new Smash Bros game that would no doubt be better then the last one. What a way to start an excellent fighting series off.

8: Silent Hill

Platform: PlayStation

Developer: Konami

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Resident Evil sure was a horrifying experience but however Konami's Silent Hill was more terrifying, low light and very dark hallways, very limited ammunition, monsters creeping around at every corner and broken glass freakout moments set in a completely deserted and foggy town. It is how you create survival horror game much like how Capcom made Resident Evil and how you completely give horror fans a frightful experience making it one of the scariest games for this list.

7: Crash Team Racing

Platform: PlayStation

Developer: Naughty Dog

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Nintendo and Sony had been competing well between the battle of the PlayStation and the Nintendo 64 and they have been competing rather well. Crash Team Racing was a racing to jump in competition with Nintendo's Mario Kart franchise and for the original PlayStation it was a fantastic alternative. It has various power ups that are very similar to the power ups from Mario Kart but also keeps the Crash theme very well plus it has enjoyable races thanks to great track design and can be enjoyed with friends as well.

6: Tony Hawk's Skatebording

Platform: PlayStation

Developer: Neversoft

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Necersoft started off the Tony Hawk franchise with the Skatebording game which the second game was hailed as one of the best Skatebording games of all time. The original game in the series has really good Skatebording gameplay where you can perform tricks and collecting objects found around each of the game's locations. The game featured numerous modes including a Career mode which allowed you to tackle different missions and improve your character's various abiltites. The game would go on to spawn many sequels including the amazing second Skatebording game until the contract deal between Activision and Tony Hawk expired and Robomodo released an unfinished buggy mess of a game that really killed the series off. Regardless though everyone who grew up with franchise will know the glory days of the series on the original PlayStation.

5: Pokemon Red & Blue

Platform: Gameboy

Developer: Gamefreak

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Okay I know that in 1998 was the release of the game that started the Gotta Catch Em All craze but however 1999 was when European gamers like myself would finally get to start the first Pokemon journey. You as a Pokemon Trainer got to Catch different Pokemon in the wild and then train them up and then take on other Pokemon Trainers and then beat the Gym Leader and then fight the Elite Four and become a Pokemon Master. You can also trade Pokemon to friends with the link cable so that you can build your collection to fill up the Pokedex. Pokemon was one of the most innovative experiences on the Gameboy and one that would help to go on and sell millions world wide. Pikachu would become one of the biggest famous names in the industry next to Mario and would also later get to travel with the player in Pokemon Yellow.

4: Soul Calibur

Platform: Dreamcast

Developer: Namco

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Namco has been firing up arcades with their fighting games Tekken and Soul Edge and eventually they released Soul Calibur for Arcades and eventually released for the short lived Dreamcast consoles. A weapons based fighting game where each of the different characters had their own weapon and combat style and the 8 way movement that required skill to master and the Dreamcast version had everything that the Arcade version had and also had improved graphics and new game modes to play with. It is still a fighting game that still has so many places in gamers hearts and is still often hailed as one of the best Dreamcast games of all time.

3: Quake III Arena

Platform: PC

Developer: ID Software

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1999 has the best online FPS games clashing like titans and the second best of these is Quake III Arena following the awakening of the online Deathmatches that have been popular on PCs. Quake III Arena takes the series into the competitive arena shooter and it was quite an explosive gem. All of the various arenas are very detailed and the soundtrack was rocking good time. The weapons were excellent, impactful and the power ups can blow your enemies into piles of blood and guts. Even if you never want to the game online the offline bot matches where really challenging and also has gameplay elements that really put campers in their place forcing you to keep moving, strafing or use many different skills that can turn the tide against other players. It's still a strong contender for top FPS game that you can play online with other players or with bots but however in my opinion doesn't give you the same insanity and other ways to play in comparison to the next game which is...

2: Unreal Tournament

Platform: PC

Developer: Epic Games/Digital Extremes

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Holy cow this is major gaming bless. After giving many PC gamers an impressive reel of the Unreal Engine with the original Unreal the developers popularized arena based FPS games with the masterpiece that is Unreal Tournament and where as Quake III Arena was a strong contender with plenty of depth to it Unreal Tournament has many different game modes like Capture the Flag, Domination, Assault and Classic Deathmatch. The weapons all had secondary fire and all of them like Flak Cannons, Rocket Launchers, Shock Rifles and Chain Guns and the way you use them makes a difference on how you use them. This is coming from a time where skill in an FPS game online or offline actually had meaning to them instead of the modern shooters where it amounts to who shot first, who has the most upgrades or what level a character was. It is still one of the most enjoyable competitive FPS games of all time and anyone can just easily jump right into a match online or off and also play around with mutators which change up the many aspects of the game as well as a map editor which allowed to make your own maps and play them with strangers or friends. This is what I term the name online multiplayer FPS unlike the ones we got today and it should be enjoyed by anyone especially all those modern gamers who spend 10 hours a day on their Call of Duty and Fortnites that can't hold a candle to the original Unreal Tournament's dominance.

Honourable Mentions

System Shock 2 (PC)

Resident Evil 3 Nemesis (PlayStation)

Age of Empires II (PC)

Gran Turismo 2 (PlayStation)

Rayman 2 The Great Escape (PlayStation)

Donkey Kong 64 (Nintendo 64)

Jet Force Gemini (Nintendo 64)

Ape Escape (PlayStation)

Worms Armageddon (PlayStation/PC/Dreamcast)

1: Metal Gear Solid

Platform: PlayStation

Developer: Konami

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I am going to point out something, yes I know that this game came out in 1998 but Japanese and American gamers and we in the UK didn't get the game till 1999 and it was worth the wait. I don't think I need to say why this game is number one on this list, It was heavily praised for the outstanding storyline and cutscenes which still hold up today, brilliant stealth gameplay with different weapons you can use whenever you do end up getting spotted, various challenging obstacles and bosses and some of the best secrets that you can find if you explore hard enough. When it first came out it was named one of the best games on the PlayStation and also one of the best games of all time and it still holds up well and has always stood the test of time which is why it takes the spot for the best game of this list. I know you guys in Japan and US got it first but again 1999 was when we in Europe would finally get to play it and that time there would be a VR Special Missions release with many different challenges to take on and also you get to play as a Cyborg Ninja as well, what's not to love?

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AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 19/06/2019 – Winner and Loser of E3

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So now that this year's E3 has ended and I worked on my best and worst announcements but now it is time to talk about the winner of E3 as well as the loser. There were plenty of good showings from the panels but it was not to say that we didn't have quite a number of bad showings as well. It is time to go through the loser and then finally the winner of the E3 2019 showings.

The Loser of this year's E3 is EA

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Of all of the conferences that were boring and lazily unprofessional it was tied between EA and Bethesda and in the end EA ended up taking the loser of this year's E3. Everything about the EA conference was completely boring from game demos to the actual announcements. Most of the conference was just new content announcements for existing games and it stretched out too far. Sure they showed off a demo of Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order but even they discussed a little too much of it and then the rest of it got super boring. It was so boring that I actually fell asleep during parts of it which made EA the losers of this year's E3.

The Winner of this year's E3 is Microsoft

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This wasn't an easy pick for this year's winner. Nintendo had a very solid and promising conference with extra characters for Smash Bros and a teased Zelda Breath of the Wild Sequel. However it was Microsoft who has managed to take the spot for this Winner's E3 conference. Microsoft talked a bit about their new upcoming Scarlett console, showed plenty of excellent game announcements, Keanu Reeves made his appearance for the Cyberpunk 2077 announcement, Tales of Arise shows that the Tales of Series can evolve, GEARS 5, Halo Infinite and so on really made the conference really enjoyable to sit through. Some will argue that Nintendo really stood out this year with solid announcements but I give more points to Microsoft for the talk about their new console and many of my favourite game announcements where shown there making this the winner of this year's E3.

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AQWBlaZer91's Top 10 Countdown: The Top 10 Worst E3 Games Announcements

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There were plenty of good E3 reveal trailers that were really incredible to watch but then we had plenty of terrible, boring and downright awful announcements we wish should not have been shown at E3. Here I will be listening the worst of the worst and the biggest disappointments that this years E3 has slapped us so hard on.

10: Shenmue III

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We begin this list with talk about Shenmue III, don't get me wrong I am looking forward to it as much as anyone else that is if you are not talking about the PC version release. Turns out the PC port was going to be an Epic Games Store exclusive despite numerous kickstarters backing and opting to be put onto Steam. PC players become overly outraged by this and wanted refunds from pre-orders only for them to be refused. The developer is looking into refunds while stating that the Epic Games Store Exclusivity deal is lasting for one year. If that isn't enough the Steam store page still has the game announced but however with a Coming Soon slapped on it. Talk about rough business.

9: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine

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Okay Ubisoft really showed off a lot of Tom Clancy announcements including new content for The Division 2, Ghost Recon Break Point and also this one. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine is a different game in the series of games but however it is really difficult to tell what they are hyping this game up for. It is a survival game for sure but what really happened in the trailer was confusing and had no idea about whey they were up against. Infected mutants, zombies or whatever it is a bizarre take on the franchise and I can't see this one doing well.

8: Kingdom Hearts III Re:Mind DLC

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Square Enix recent announcement for Kingdom Hearts III's DLC was something that wasn't even presented well. All it had was just the video and music playing but however with no voices or sound effects at all. It felt like a rushed announcement at most and everything else felt very confusing and very awkward. It is something that would only pass for a social media post. This is E3 Square Enix and you should know better then this.

7: Battletoads

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Last year Microsoft announced at last year's E3 an all new Battletoads game and this year we got to see some new gameplay of it and oh boy were fans p***ed of about it. Look I am the person played any of the Battletoads games but fans were not happy with the change in the artstyle. It looks like a cheaply made cartoon made on a small budget with the Toads and the Dark Queen look absolutely nothing like how they should have been constantly wanting the artstyle to be changed. Seeing how it is developed so far I don't think that is going to happen.

6: CrossFire X

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During this game's announcement Phil Spencer went on about how this is one of the most popular games on the PC and that it would be for the first time it was coming to XBox One. First of all no body knows what CrossFire really was to begin with and yet he went up on stage stating that it was a renowned franchise in the west. So CrossFire to anyone who doesn't know what it is it was a Counter Strike clone that was Free to Play and it was mainly popular in China. The trailer showcased for it didn't really show what the game was supposed to be even about and everything about the showcased was a complete mess of miscommunication.

5: Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

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Oh great, it's one thing that Square Enix does a ton of ports and re-releases of so many past Final Fantasy games but then we get not only the long awaited Final Fantasy VII Remake that many fans have been awaiting for and then this appeared. Well this may not be as disappointing of an announcement as say the PS4 Final Fantasy VII port which showed the PC port of the game but come on a port of one of the controversial and disappointing instalments of the franchise. That's right they finally touch Final Fantasy VIII and do a port of the game for next generation players cause they had at one stage right? There really is nothing to be amazed about this remastered as all it is is just the game running at 1080p resolution with updated graphics and nothing else. Drawing Magic from Enemies was a chore and the level scaling makes certain fights just rather unfair and the story just becomes convoluted to follow. Plus Squall is an unlikeable protagonist anyway.

4: Commander Keen Mobile

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How could anyone allow this to happen? If you saw the logo you wouldn't think it was a franchise reboot but it is. Commander Keen one of ID Softwares first ever games they ever created before creating the FPS genre with Wolfenstein 3D and Doom and it was a action platformer game where you played as Keen who was a boy genius who fought against the aliens. It is just unforgivable to see the beloved platforming hero get turned into a mobile game where the artstyle looks nothing like Commander Keen and the gameplay is just well just see for yourself. It is properly going to be filled with micro-transactions just like what they have done with The Elder Scrolls Blades and it was bad enough that EA did this with Command & Conquer last year. Why does this keep happening with some dead franchises returning as mobile games? I just want this to stop before any more franchises fall under this wagon!

3: Fallout 76 New Content

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Okay Bethesda screwed up real badly with the release of Fallout 76 last year. It was a complete buggy and unpolished multiplayer experience that was even more bugged up then Fallout 4 and New Vegas combined. Also it lacked NPC's and a proper reason to even exist any more. Well Bethesda sure wanted to try and fix up that mess by adding in NPCs each with a story and consequences which is something they should have done in the beginning and also a Battle Royale mode possibly only for the 76 people that are somehow for whatever reason still playing this steaming pile of garbage. The biggest disgusting thing about the announcement is not only where the creators of the game laying about how the game ended up being such a popular game but also people applauded for the added content like how would they like such a lying excuse of a conference just for some content that should have been in the game from the start. If you are lacking in game content or was broken at launch how would anyone be interested to come back to it after how broken it was?

2: Too Many Mobile Game Announcements

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Dear god there were loads of Mobile Game Announcements that really assaulted the E3 Conferences. Bethesda not only ruined the show with the Commander Keen Mobile game but they showed two more mobile games coming soon like Elder Scrolls Legends, Square Enix showed Final Fantasy Brave Exvius War of the Visions, Ubisoft gave Tom Clancy fans Tom Clancy Elite Squad and Microsoft had a GEARS game that was styled around the Funko Pop toys. These announcements were not share holders they were made as nothing more then to act as Free to Play garbage with plenty of pay walls which is where I swear the developers get all their hard earned money from. Nobody goes to E3 to see countless mobile games and to waste their time and money on Free to Play games that are just going to pay walls on top of it. Seriously this is the kind of thing that really, really hurts the gaming world so much.

Dishonourable Mentions

Mythic Quest TV Show

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers

1: EA as in the Whole Conference

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Dear goodness, EA sure left us with another disappoint E3 Conference this year. Most of the announcements they had up where just extra content for existing games and nothing else. Sure they showed a demo for the upcoming Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order but that doesn't excuse the boring conference they showed. This is E3 EA and you properly should have had something else big for your conference panel. It was so boring that I actually fell asleep during it and perhaps missed something important. Oh year a proper announcement which was something that EA didn't have, making this my pick for the worst announcement panel at E3.

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AQWBlaZer91's Top 10 Countdown: The Top 10 Personal Favourite Game Trailers from E3 2019

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This year's E3 has come to a close and we can take a moment to reflect on the amazing announcements that we saw. There were some amazing new titles announced that got many of us hyped alongside new sequels to existing franchises. For this list I will be counting down my personal favourite trailers that came from the whole entire E3 coverage from all of the shows I have seen. Just to let you know I am going for my personal favourites game trailers here which means some others won't make the list here and will be different from everyone else.

10: Watch Dogs Legion

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Ubisoft's Watch Dogs was a decent clone of the GTA series even though it wasn't entirely a polished experience but Watch Dogs 2 was actually more better and a bit more refined. Ubisoft is looking to take things further by going to London for Watch Dogs Legion. London has become under control by all kinds of tight security, robots, tons of guards, checkpoints and dozens of people living in fear. Out comes the resistance who are willing to take back London, you get to recruit anybody out in the open who can be of use in the resistance and each with their own personalities and abilities. From tough punk guys to elderly ladies anyone is a weapon in the resistance including your trusty hacking device.

9: Midnight Ghosthunt

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Ready those proton packs for a ghost-busting blast in Midnight Ghosthunt where players who are while ghosts hunt players by controlling kind of object while ghost hunting players track down the ghosts and show them how they do things down town. Taking inspiration from the game Prop Hunt it looks to be rather entertaining multiplayer experience and we hope this can do well.

8: Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

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EA has really caused plenty of damage with the Star Wars Battlefront games and thankfully with Respawn Entertainment on the scene and with the solid gameplay shown we can truly looking forward to a really good Star Wars Experience.

7: No More Heroes III

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Travis Touchdown didn't get his graceful return with Travis Strikes Back but it seems with the announcement of a No More Heroes III and how it showed what appeared to be some gameplay of it is complete redemption enough. Travis gets to take on a powerful alien race and my goodness he transformed in a Gundam as well. Incredibly sick stuff.

6: CrisTales

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If I wanted to see a true RPG in my gaming it should be a full fledged turn based RPG like this one. CrisTales looks to be a true homage to classic J-RPGs of the past. It will allow to experience the events unfolded in the Past, Present and Future. The artstyle looks really incredible and the battle system is really impressive.

5: Zelda Breath of the Wild Sequel

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We got a look at a planned Breath of the Wild Sequel and seeing how amazing Breath of the Wild was we expect the Sequel to be either better or live to the same hype as Breath of the Wild.

4: New XBox Console Scarlett

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Microsoft got to finally talk about their new hyped console called Project Scarlett and the specs they are going to use for it are incredible. They look like they are ready to take gaming to new heights with the Scarlett and they even announce the next Halo game for it too. There is also word that it will be backwards compatible with all XBox platforms including the original XBox and XBox 360 consoles. It might work with every single XBox related disc if we are lucky.

3: Doom Eternal

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Seeing Doom Eternal some more has gotten me more hyped to play it more. We got to see deeper in to depths of hell and I am ready to give the demons an extra round of smashing, exploding, crushing glory kills.

2: Cyberpunk 2077 with Keanu Reeves

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Finally we have a release date with Cyberpunk 2077 and I seriously couldn't believe John Wick himself Keanu Reeves appeared on stage and that he is going to be in the game as well. The gameplay is going to be amazing and the storyline and presentation will be outstanding especially with Keanu Reeves involved in this game.

1: Tales of Arise

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My hyped J-RPG is not going to be the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake, no with things I am not looking to seeing or hearing with the Final Fantasy VII Remake instead I am going to get more hype from the next Tales of game announced. That's right the next Tales of game that got announced at E3. This new game in the series has a new graphics engine leaving the PS3 tech behind at long last and moving to the PS4 and XBox One, the graphics shown looked incredible and it looks even better then the previous games in the series and the combat system shown looks like they are taking the formula to more open world. Let me tell you guys, Tales of is learning. Final Fantasy, you need to learn your place and go back to being turn based if you ever wish to restore your honour again.

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AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 16/06/2019 – Nintendo E3 Conference 2019

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Lastly we onto the Nintendo Conference of E3 2019. Nintendo is just one of those companies that knows what they are doing and their announcements of games have always been really solid. This E3 their announcements came with plenty of surprises and I have written down what was showcased at their E3 panel.

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Dragon Quest's Hero comes to Super Smash Bros Ultimate

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Nintendo has been announcing new DLC fighters for Super Smash Bros Ultimate and their E3 Panel starts out immediately with the announcement of Dragon Quest's Hero appearing in the game. The announcement showed the Hero from Dragon Quest III, IV, VIII and XI being playable and the video trailer showing each of them was incredible. So now we have Joker from Persona 5 and Dragon Quest Hero in the Brawl who is the next DLC fighter? We shall soon see. It also came part as the announcement for Dragon Quest XI Definitive Edition which was already covered in the Square Enix panel.

Luigi's Mansion 3

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Next up was more information about Luigi's Mansion 3 which was previously announced last year. It will feature new gameplay mechanics with new ways of defeating the ghosts and also Gooigi. It will also feature online play as well. It is still planned for a 2019 release but no proper release date was given.

Jim Henson's Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Tactics

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Jim Henson is working on a new television series with Netflix called Dark Crystal Age of Resistance which will be a prequel to the Dark Crystal film from 1982. There will be a game which will be based on the upcoming series. It looks to be a Final Fantasy Tactics style game and it doesn't look all that bad.

The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening Remake

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Next up was more word on the upcoming remake of Zelda Link's Awakening. It will feature the ability to create your own dungeons as well as playing them in Time Attack for small bonuses. All of the gameplay shown was really good and we have a release date for it. It is now confirmed for a release on 20th September 2019.

Trials of Mana and Collection of Mana

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Okay let me express something about this announcement. Last years Secret of Mana Remake was really disappointing and it turned out so bad that I have little faith in the remake of the Japan Exclusive Seiken Densatsu game Trials of Mana. That's right we are getting a remake of one of the Mana games that we never got and let's hope Square Enix does not give us a terrible update of that like how last year's Secret of Mana turned out. Also Square Enix is planning to release Collection of Mana which will contain Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana and Trials of Mana in their original retro forms so if you wish to play Trials of Mana the way it was originally before playing the remake you can. The remake is planned for a 2020 release while Collection of Mana is available for the Switch now.

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

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Next announcement is The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is coming out for the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2019 with all of the DLC content. It is an incredible game with tons of quests, fantastic combat system and so much else to do. Nintendo Switch owners can finally get in on The Witcher 3 soon.

Fire Emblem Three Houses

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Next announcement was Fire Emblem Three the next upcoming Fire Emblem game that was previously announced in other Nintendo Direct videos. The game looks really good and the turn based combat is pretty challenging to grasp. It is planned for a 26th July 2019 release.

Resident Evil 5 and 6

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Capcom has been keeping up with releasing Resident Evil games to the Switch, first there was Resident Evil 1, 0 and 4. Now we have announcements that Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in the Fall of 2019 which will possibly feature all of the DLC content.

No More Heroes 3

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Next up was a real surprise, after the disappointment that was Travis Strikes Back Travis gets a real treatment with the announcement of No More Heroes 3. Let me tell you the trailer showcased for it was sick. Can't wait to see how this turns out.

Contra Rogue Corps and Contra Anniversary Collection

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Okay then, we are on to the next announcement which is Contra Rogue Corps and it is going to be follow up from the third Contra game. It is a run an gun shooter played from a top down view and so far the gameplay trailer looked pretty good. It also showcased the Contra Anniversary Collection which will feature past Contra games. Contra Rogue Corps will be released on 24th September 2019.

Daemon X Machina

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Daemon X Machina was the next to be showcased and it was one of the games that was previously announced on previous Nintendo Direct videos. The gameplay shown was pretty good and it is confirmed for a release on the Switch on 13th September 2019.

Panzer Dragoon

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Next up is a Sega Saturn fan favourite and it is Panzer Dragoon. It is an on-rails shooter where you shoot down various enemies on a dragon. The gameplay on it looked amazing and it is planned for release this winter.

Pokemon Sword & Shield

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Next announcement shown is Pokemon Sword & Shield which was previously discussed on the previous Nintendo Direct. The game is going to feature dynamaxing which makes the Pokemon grow in size. For what the game showcased so far it is a pretty good looking game and the game is set to launch on 15th November 2019.

Astral Chain

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Astral Chain was another game announced which was also shown on a previous Nintendo Direct. The gameplay and the graphics are outstanding and the storyline looks really cool. The trailer did show a release date which is 30th August 2019.

Empire of Sin

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Next up is a strategy game set in the criminal underworld and that game is Empire of Sin which is set to come out in Spring 2020. Gameplay shown for this on is pretty good so far.

Marvel Avengers Ultimate Alliance 3 Black Order

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Next up is Marvel Avengers Ultimate Alliance 3 Black Order which is another game in the Marvel Avengers universe. It will feature all of the fan favourite Marvel Heroes facing off against numerous villains. It is coming out on 19th July 2019.

Cadence of Hyrule Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda

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Next up is a crossover indie game called Cadence of Hyrule Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda. The game is said to be a rhythm rogue-like game with some Zelda gameplay elements. It is a decent one I guess and it is now available for the Nintendo Switch now.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

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Great another Mario & Sonic Olympic games coming out like we need any more Mario & Sonic Olympic Games out. They are terrible with minigames that have atrocious gimmicks that make them a pain to play. It is going to have all of the old events plus some new ones to play. It is planned for a Switch release in 2019 with an arcade version coming soon in 2020.

Animal Crossing New Horizons

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Next to be announced is another game in the Animal Corssing series called New Horizons. The game is going to be set on a deserted island and it will bring a crafting system from Pocket Camp. All the new stuff they showed for the game are pretty good so far and the release date is on 20th March 2020.

Upcoming Releases

Next up was a short clip that showed quick announcements for games coming out in 2019 and 2020. I won't talk about the proper dates so I'll just quickly list them all in order. Spyro Ignited Trilogy, Hollow Knight Silk Song, Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch, Minecraft Dungeons, The Elder Scrolls Blades, My Friend Pedro, Doom Eternal, The Sinking City, Wolfenstein Youngblood, Dead by Daylight, Alien Isolation, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition, Dragon Quest Builders 2, Just Dance 2020, CATAN, New Super Lucky's Tale, Dauntless and Super Mario Maker 2.

Banjo Kazooie DLC Character for Super Smash Bros Ultimate

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Alongside the Dragon Quest Hero announcement we get an announcement for another fighter coming soon to Super Smash Bros Ultimate. That announcement is for the bear and bird duo that is Banjo Kazooie. That's right they are back and are ready to rumble in the next update of Smash.

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Sequel

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Lastly to end the conference off we get a teaser for a sequel for Breath of the Wild. I have no idea from what I saw but knowing that there is a sequel will really delight fans.

What I thought of the Nintendo E3 Conference?

It was a really good conference, plenty of fantastic announcements, new content for existing games and the new characters for Smash Bros Ultimate were amazing.

What did I like about the Nintendo E3 Conference?

My favorite announcements where Dragon Quest Hero making his way to Smash and alongside Banjo Kazooie.

What I did not like about the Nintendo E3 Conference?

No news about Metroid Prime 4, like they did talk about it at one maybe a year or so ago but here they said nothing and give any updates regarding it.

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Written by Anthony Hayball (AQWBlaZer91)

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