There’s a delicate balance between the different
aspects of a video game, all adding up to one final product.
Sure, some could
argue that gameplay is king and should be prioritised at all costs, but in the current
landscape of experimental, artistic and stylistic video games, that isn’t
always the case. Other aspects, such as a great story, captivating writing,
interesting characters, an engaging world
or even the atmosphere, can play just as big a part of any video game as the
Don’t believe me?
Well, this list will look at great video games that were let down by their gameplay. Do bear in mind two
Firstly, we're not necessarily talking about masterpieces. The gameplay in these titles stopped them being something more than great; something perfect.
Secondly, each game
on our list has the potential to be enjoyed by almost everyone, though, there
is one glaring exception we’ll come to later on.
Ultimately, it’s a balancing
act between the active and passive content the game offers, and sometimes, when shooting countless
baddies can get tiresome, the plot points and twist at the end can reel you back