Five 3DS Games That'll (Probably) Break Our Hearts
Some disappointing games hurt worse than others.
It's inevitable that sometimes, video games simply fail to meet expectations. Publishers and developers only have a limited amount of resources, while one wrong decision may derail an entire project.
That said, we've kept a close eye on several 3DS games, all of which look cool, but may come up woefully short.
Why do we feel this way? Too much hype, or we had a chance to sit down and play an earlier version of the game, by no means an indication of the final quality of a product, but a decent look at the team's progress.
On that note, the following five 3DS titles may disappoint on some level.
These days, you can't bet on Sonic. Ever. Although Sega made a wise choice in pairing old school and modern day hedgehogs for a nostalgic trip through the mascot's coolest levels, the past several Sonic games have given us reason to believe that somehow, someway, Sonic Generations will flounder. Cross your fingers.
The more we see of this third person adventure, the less we like. The hope was for Sega to rekindle that old Genesis Shinobi magic. Instead, the developers chose a simplistic art style that fails to take full advantage of the 3DS hardware, then crafted a boring combat system further marred by this lame horse riding segment. We'd scrap the entire project and start over.
Pokemon Rumble Blast
Yes, even Nintendo's own Pokemon couldn't escape our crosshairs. Listen, when the company releases a traditional role-playing adventure, we sing its praises. When it strays outside the formula (we're looking at you, Pokemon Ranger and Mystery Dungeon games), things get a little shaky.
Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights
To be fair, the obviously Professor Layton inspired Doctor Lautrec looks brilliant, with gorgeous animated cut scenes, an intriguing narrative set in Paris and some mind bending puzzles. On the flip side, Konami's the publisher, and we've lost a ton of confidence in this company's ability to create and publish a compelling IP in this highly competitive market, especially since it barely has a handle on its current franchises. Prove us wrong, Konami. Please.
Heroes of Ruin
We have some doubts about this game simply because it sounds too good to be true. Four person co-op? Online play? New downloadable quests? It appears to go against everything we've come to expect from Nintendo's hardware.
On that note, we wish n-Space and Square Enix the best of luck. We desperately want Heroes of Ruin to be great.