By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Gaming Discussion - Predictions: Which game of Q4 2018 will disappoint the most?

Tagged games:

Pokemon Let's Go for sure. That game is a disgrace for hardcore fans like me.

And Fallout 76 too. I say this as someone who loves Fallout 4.

I'm talking about in terms of critical reception, not sales.



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

Around the Network

If we're talking in terms of critical reception Assassins Creed is off the table now.

https://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/assassins-creed-odyssey
https://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-one/assassins-creed-odyssey

86/88 meta, a good step up from Origins. The thing reviewers agree on is that this is actually a pretty good wrpg.



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

I have to wonder if I can use the word "disappointing" to describe Battlefield V? Most people already considered it a travesty for a while now ... it will more so be meeting people's expectations rather than missing them, if anything. Confirmation bias. That being said ... I think you could still call it disappointing, from the perspective of "this could have been so great!"

Because so many (really ... most) of these games have the possibility to disappoint it's audience and critics, I'm going to segment them into different levels of disappointment. 

Very disappointing: 

Battlefield V: even though you could argue a technicality that this isn't really "disappointing", I think overall this kind of marks a point where all the good will towards Battlefield has finally more or less withered away. It doesn't disappoint me personally, because I've always found significant flaws with Battlefield, but I must admit I was hoping to give it a try this year ... now I have little interest.

Pretty disappointing:

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Will Odyssey ruin all the good will built by it's predecessor? Maybe not completely, but for the most part, absolutely. Whereas I had a mild interest in Origins, I have none for Odyssey. I think people will still recognize the good in the major switching up of gameplay that Origins brought to the franchise, but that won't stop them from feeling tired. It's odd (heh) because I have not really seen resentment against Ubisoft for not learning their lesson ... more so sheer apathy. That's probably worse, honestly. 

SoulCaliber VI: Fighting fans have put up with so much shit this generation that I almost want to put this in a lower category of disappointment just because it seems like (keep in mind I'm not 100% up to date with this game) the bare essentials of what makes SoulCalibur good are there. However, with so much anti-consumer practices relating to it's DLC, I expect a lot of bad press, lackluster interest from casuals, and middling reviews from fans and critics. People saw this announcement as the return of an era, which seems to be true for the reveal of any fighting game nowadays ... expectations were very high. Even if this doesn't disappoint critically, it will most likely sales wise, if not for it's negative press than for it's crowded release schedule. 

Fairly disappointing:

Pokemon Let's Go: One of the strange cases where a fanbase which has every capability of being rabid and cynical has .... actually accepted what a game is going to be, and that it may not be for them? Still, I think that a lot of people will be disappointed in the mere existence of it, and the quality will definitely be lower than that of past Pokemon titles. If this "core" spin-off continues as it's own series, I actually think people will become more disappointed over time.

Mildly disappointing:

Fallout 76: Even more so than Pokemon Let's Go, I'm honestly surprised at how mature most of the community is being about the departure from the main game. Whereas that game will probably get very little acclaim though and won't appeal to hardcore gamers, I expect 76 to do well in both attracting a new audience and gaining support from big name sites. Honestly though ... I don't even really know what this game is besides being a multiplayer Fallout. Seems to me like the concept wasn't explained very well. This is the game that I'm the most likely to be wrong about.

Hitman 2: Even if this ends up having the best mission design in the Hitman series, the glitches, bugs, and online DRM (which will most likely affect certain parts of the game but not all of them) are setting it up for some beatings. It will almost certainly have mediocre sales. 

Super Mario Party: Will pretty much be the new Mario Tennis Aces, a game which people were hoping was excellent only to find out that it was just a good return to form. Although this game does have lower hype than Aces, which if anything will help it in the long run. 

Just Cause 4: Stagnation. But it knows what it is. 

 

As for games that will have almost no disappointment whatsoever ... Forza Horizon 4, Mega Man 11, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (surprisingly), Red Dead Redemption 2, and Smash Bros. Ultimate. That's not to say no one will be disappointed, but that their target audience and critics will most likely have their expectations met. Sales will also be what the publishers were probably anticipating. I almost put Mega Man 11 into the mildly disappointing category, because a lot of casuals probably won't get it, and some fans have crazy expectations. But that's not really fair ... that's just Mega Man. 



BFV followed by CoD.



Out of listed? its a no brainer. Hitman 2 is going to tank badly



NND: 0047-7271-7918 | XBL: Nights illusion | PSN: GameNChick

Around the Network

Alright I added Starlink to the OP and also made two lists.
The first one is containing every person with their votes.
The second is the current ranking of the games.



Just Cause 4: Stagnation. But it knows what it is. 

 

I saw it on the big screen at EGX and if they hadn't said its JC4 could have easily mistaken it for JC3, performance issues, bad pop-in and literally just played (what they showed) like the previous entry. Character models were also very uninspired. Of course they could be hiding the new features, but when you see its steal stuff, get a drop cargo crate, wing suit etc... just the same... doesn't really give you much hope. Problem for the game is that its primarily an air game where you sometimes go on land, and because of that it limits the game. Unlike say GTA which is primarily a land game where you can also go into the air.

I dont think people are going to be that excited by the time it comes out.



Making an indie game : Dead of Day!

Pokémon Let's Go will be a flop in terms of critical reception and a lot of fans will hate it but it will sell a lot (10+ million) by the virtue of being a pokémon game. Not sure if it will really attract the Go audience tho, as there's a big price barrier for casuals to play the game. I wonder what are Nintendo's expectations for the game...



I'm gonna go with Black Ops 4 and Battlefield V.



N

Keybladewielder said:

Pokémon Let's Go will be a flop in terms of critical reception and a lot of fans will hate it but it will sell a lot (10+ million) by the virtue of being a pokémon game. Not sure if it will really attract the Go audience tho, as there's a big price barrier for casuals to play the game. I wonder what are Nintendo's expectations for the game...

I find it hard for Let’s Go to be a game in the 50s-60s on Meta/Opencritic based on the previews I heard, especially from Joe from Serebii, and he’s a long time Pokemon fan who made the site years ago.

Though if you’re predicting the game to be in the 70s, I can understand that.

The Go userbase has improved throughout the summer and if Let’s Go could even get 1-5% of that particular user base to convert to the mainline games, then I think it’ll do its job. Of course, we don’t necessarily know Nintendo/Game Freak’s expectations.