to access exclusive content, comment on articles, win prizes and post on our forums. Not a member yet? Join now!

Hall of infamy: Xbox 360's most embarrassing guilty pleasure

Your comments on our articles.

Would you like some ham with your cheese?

It's a depressing truth of modern games development that strikingly good, original games often sell very badly. Partly that's a question of mean-minded publicity - I had to catch a bus to Neptune to lay eyes on an advert for Sega's sorely under-appreciated Binary Domain, for instance. Timing can be a factor, too, as the excellent DmC: Devil May Cry's probably going to discover next week.... read more

Hall of infamy: Xbox 360's most embarrassing guilty pleasure

Postby Clanger67 » 11 Jan 2013, 18:19

Must say i really quite enjoyed Dead Island and am quite looking forward to Riptide.Must say i didn't go into it with massive expectations.And while the story isn't really that mind bending think it looks pretty good despite quite a few bugs.Otherwise quite good for a bit of mindless zombie bashing and quite tactical with weapon degradation and how it gets harder.Quite a lot put me in the mind of Dead Rising except you have a lot more freedom about where you can go and no time limit.Also when you get the vehicles is quite good fun.

Will admit though i haven't tried any of the others except Doom 3 on the pc when it first came out and the demo for Sniper Elite.Was going to get Doom 3 at some point when i first heard word of it but after the review and wondering if it would stand the test of time being a typical id corriodor shooter,have changed my mind unless i can get it mega cheap.
Cry havoc ! and let slip the dogs of war.
Clanger67 60
 
Posts: 3013
Joined: 05 Dec 2011, 22:44
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Hall of infamy: Xbox 360's most embarrassing guilty plea

Postby GossipHound » 11 Jan 2013, 19:14

Dead Island for me as well - great fun in co-op. Put a lot of time in it so was devastated when my save file got corrupted and I lost my level 48 character and plague samurai sword. Haven't been back since :cry:
Peace through superior firepower.
User avatar
GossipHound 30
 
Posts: 51
Joined: 09 Jan 2013, 20:47

Re: Hall of infamy: Xbox 360's most embarrassing guilty plea

Postby OXM ETboy » 11 Jan 2013, 19:23

If only I'd played the Way of the Samurai games on Xbox 360, I'd probably "recommend" one of those here too. The PS2 originals were terrifying timesinks, given a taste for samurai B-movies.
User avatar
OXM ETboy
OXM Staff
 
Posts: 3161
Joined: 09 Mar 2011, 18:07

Re: Hall of infamy: Xbox 360's most embarrassing guilty plea

Postby Baryonyx » 11 Jan 2013, 20:02

Dead Island and Dante's Inferno were great games. Not perfect, but refreshingly characterful in an increasingly grey gaming landscape. Hunted was also worth playing too.
Excalipoor
User avatar
Baryonyx 36
 
Posts: 819
Joined: 04 Dec 2009, 18:24

Re: Hall of infamy: Xbox 360's most embarrassing guilty plea

Postby RickyBlaze » 11 Jan 2013, 20:59

I think I would have loved Dead Island. I was about half way through adn really enjoying it when the infamous save file corrupt kicked in.
I have never forgiven the makers of this game for taking months to fix it, by which point I had given up and sold it on...
Actually, did that save corruption ever get fixed?
RickyBlaze 4
 
Posts: 23
Joined: 09 Mar 2009, 04:19
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Hall of infamy: Xbox 360's most embarrassing guilty plea

Postby Metalrodent » 11 Jan 2013, 21:07

I quite liked Fracture, its pretty old now and wasn't amazing when it came out. But there was some great fun to be had by crushing a man with the ceiling and various other dirt warping based shenanigans
Image
Hey you, yes you! Feel free to check out my blog
User avatar
Metalrodent 67
 
Posts: 4194
Joined: 20 Nov 2012, 15:22

Re: Hall of infamy: Xbox 360's most embarrassing guilty plea

Postby Grummy » 12 Jan 2013, 00:22

OXM ETboy wrote:If only I'd played the Way of the Samurai games on Xbox 360, I'd probably "recommend" one of those here too. The PS2 originals were terrifying timesinks, given a taste for samurai B-movies.


Really is one to add to this list.

It's about as badly made a game as you'll find, no particular glitches, but it would barely pass as decent by last gen standards of visuals and sound. Also, the length of the game is wholly dependent on how long you play it. It thrives on its replayability and multiple choice storylines, which really only amount to the same 4 or 5 stories slightly different. I think I remember reading that the Bioware staff were all playing it shortly before making ME3. Despite that though, for some reason, it's just really really nice to play. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
One. Warrior. Nation.
User avatar
Grummy 64
OXM Moderator
 
Posts: 8433
Joined: 06 Jun 2007, 19:36
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Hall of infamy: Xbox 360's most embarrassing guilty plea

Postby delmariachi » 12 Jan 2013, 01:06

Dead Island and Dantes Inferno were pretty good,,

Dead Island took a while but rewarded in the end, albeit after a lot of fetch and carry quests.. Dantes Inferno was actually quite enjoyable, although the end boss was a bit of a let down down and the trials were a pain, my missus thought I was possessed by a drunken sailor, the amount of cussing I was aiming at it.. Still all in all, if ya find them cheap, give em a go.. :)
delmariachi 46
 
Posts: 59
Joined: 16 May 2010, 22:09
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Hall of infamy: Xbox 360's most embarrassing guilty plea

Postby Bonescrubs » 12 Jan 2013, 09:11

Have Dead Island, played a bit of it and really enjoyed it despite it's slightly rough appearance. Definitely going back to it. Tried the COJ: Bound by Blood demo. Thought it was OK, though I will probably wait for Gunslinger now. As an FPS fan Doom 3 is a no-brainer, just haven't got round to buying it yet.

Kinect Star Wars? Bought it for the kids, they played it for like half an hour, got bored and went back to their Lego games. I traded it in a few days later, and they've never asked to play it again, let alone noticed it's gone. That was seven months ago...
Bonescrubs 12
 
Posts: 30
Joined: 14 Sep 2012, 12:46

Re: Hall of infamy: Xbox 360's most embarrassing guilty plea

Postby comabob » 12 Jan 2013, 13:18

I really dont get the hate for Bound In Blood - it was awesome.

As far as my guilty pleasures go - Conan, Splatterhouse, Saboteur and BOTH Kane N Lynch games are some of mine.

Have to agree on Dantes Inferno and Dead Island - both really good games.
"The boy said he's from hell. Maybe that's where we're going..."
Image
comabob 52
 
Posts: 6821
Joined: 13 Jul 2007, 13:24
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Hall of infamy: Xbox 360's most embarrassing guilty plea

Postby FishyGinger » 14 Jan 2013, 10:17

I've not played any of these (played doom 3 on pc though). Is that a good or bad thing?
I have given pleasure to the world because I have such a beautiful ass.
User avatar
FishyGinger 66
 
Posts: 3730
Joined: 08 Aug 2012, 13:42

Re: Hall of infamy: Xbox 360's most embarrassing guilty plea

Postby SidTheSloth » 14 Jan 2013, 18:41

>Sniff< :cry:

I lament the exclusion of Dynasty Warriors... :cry: And Samurai Warriors... :cry: And Warriors Orochi... :cry: (And Warriors: Legends Of Troy)...* :cry:

>sniff<

Do Viva Pinata/Alpha Protocol count? :? We're quite Pinata friendly around here but i've had more than one friend in the real world raise an eyebrow at its colourful existence on the shelf.

I've heard great things about Rise of the Argonauts & Viking too...?


*The games i single handedly hold responsible for the sheer number of controllers i've gone through this gen!
Sid is waving. Waving goodbye. It means he's leaving now. He's going. His final message to you, dear reader, is to always wash your hands after making a big pooh, and to remember that Hyrule Warriors is a thing…!
User avatar
SidTheSloth 53
 
Posts: 4138
Joined: 14 Sep 2011, 00:59

Re: Hall of infamy: Xbox 360's most embarrassing guilty plea

Postby comabob » 14 Jan 2013, 19:02

SidTheSloth wrote:>Sniff< :cry:

I lament the exclusion of Dynasty Warriors... :cry: And Samurai Warriors... :cry: And Warriors Orochi... :cry: (And Warriors: Legends Of Troy)...* :cry:

>sniff<

Do Viva Pinata/Alpha Protocol count? :? We're quite Pinata friendly around here but i've had more than one friend in the real world raise an eyebrow at its colourful existence on the shelf.

I've heard great things about Rise of the Argonauts & Viking too...?


*The games i single handedly hold responsible for the sheer number of controllers i've gone through this gen!


Viking was brilliant, ROTA is good but has its issues - Alpha Protocol was highly under appreciated - good shouts sid!
"The boy said he's from hell. Maybe that's where we're going..."
Image
comabob 52
 
Posts: 6821
Joined: 13 Jul 2007, 13:24
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Hall of infamy: Xbox 360's most embarrassing guilty plea

Postby Kloudrunner » 21 Jan 2013, 14:05

Once while under a heavy case of the Flu i put on a copy of Two Worlds and hated it while laughing at the horrible voice acting. By 8 hours in i found myself enjoying it. As soon as this notion dawned on me i quit the game, traded it in and tried scrubbing myself clean. To this day theres still a spot i cant quite get out.
Kloudrunner 4
 
Posts: 22
Joined: 28 Apr 2010, 07:22
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Hall of infamy: Xbox 360's most embarrassing guilty plea

Postby SilentDark » 21 Jan 2013, 14:31

Well for me it's not even that much of an embarrassment but Duke Nukem Forever.

The game isn't entirely terrible but admitting to liking it is akin to blasphemy. This game was never going to be awesome after ten billion years in development. The fact that it got out the door is a story of persistence that approaches legendary.
"You're an interesting fellow as always. I will once again become your hope."
SilentDark 62
 
Posts: 2103
Joined: 10 Jan 2013, 15:40
Location: United Kingdom

Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bamozzy, battfink83, Metalrodent and 4 guests

The forum teamDelete all forum cookiesAll times are UTC [ DST ]