All gamers know that no one game can be perfect but what really makes us angry is when a perfectly alright game is let down by one very silly mistake. There is no shortage of such games out there that never could live up to their maximum potential because they had a few key flaws that really let them down.
Sometimes these flaws can greatly affect the future sales of the game or its long term popularity amongst gamers. The following are 5 great games that always had something or the other wrong with them.
Firstly we have Enslaved: Odyssey To the West that definitely suffered from a fatal flaw. It was a stellar storyline, had awesome graphics and gameplay and had some genuinely good writing in there somewhere but it still was not good enough. The game had as its major voice talent a man called Andy Serkis who won much fame after giving the voice of Gollum in the insanely popular Lord Of The Rings Trilogy.
Trip and Monkey the two main characters in the game had really sensible interaction and are a joy to play with. Why then you ask that the game had something wrong with it? The answer is that the creators never gave a second glance to the marketing team of the game. Most people have probably never even come across it even if they are dedicated gamers who would try most games at least one.
The game was definitely not marketed properly and ended up selling only 460,000 copies. Many other good games were launched at the same time as Enslaved and it just could not compete properly.
Secondly there is Mass Effect 3 which has its own fair share of quirks; good and bad. The game itself was science fiction and all the fascination that accompanies it. The storyline was riveting and the game made players want to keep going and form an attachment with the main character who was Commander Shepard.
What let this game down was the bad ending that most fans and gamers did not like and protested that it should be changed. The creators Bioware were in quite a fix because of their bad decision and released a new version with a changed ending to make it better.
Thirdly there is the New Super Mario Bros. These characters have been around for roughly 25 years and are very well known indeed. The only problem seems to be that the games have not essentially changed in the last 6 years or so and gamers are sick of the same old storyline and gameplay.
We also have Sonic Generations that has been around for a long time and is now in 3-D and looking as good as it did before. The flaw is that the new game still incorporates crisis city, a level that has been despised by every gamer to date.
Last but not least we have Kid Icarus: Uprising that is a brilliant game that gets the gamer involved in the storyline and it is multiplayer. The one fatal flaw of the game is its bad controls and the difficulty anyone would face playing the game for more than a very short period of time.