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2012 is coming to end, and no one will disagree if i say it hasn't been a great year for gaming industry in general. Lots of excellent games came out in 2012, but the ones listed below did not fall in this category. These games raised our excitement and expectations feeling to the highest level (because of all the stunning pre-release demo, marketing campaigns and more), but things didn't turned up as expected by all of us, as the final product were flawed or just mediocre. Here's a look at Most Disappointing Games of 2012.
1: Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
The popularity and reliability of Call of Duty series in gaming industry is know to each and everyone of us. On console the franchise has provided gamers an excellent campaign and arguably the best online multiplayer experience to date, but things went completely haywire with Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified on PS VITA, and no one expected this. The game included woefully short campaign (it was so short that GameInformer completed in just 42 minutes), small and ridiculous multiplayer maps and brain dead A.I.
Fans of the series were disappointed with Black Ops Declassified on PS VITA and went on to say that Black Ops Declassified was just a chance to cash in on the Call of Duty brand.
2: Mass Effect 3
Mass Effect 3 ending was one of the most trending topic in 2012 on internet. Fans of the series didn't like Mass Effect 3 ending and there was a massive outrage over this (because the ending of Mass Effect 3 was the conclusion to an entire series, and fans didn't wanted it to end this way). Fans were disappointed with the large extent so much so that one of them went on to file a FTC complaints against EA and Bioware for "FALSE ADVERTISING". But things ended happily as Bioware agreed to the demands of fans and gave them the ending they wanted via Extended Cut DLC.
3: Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil series was the one that put survival horror genre on gaming world, but Capcom decided to tweak it to some extent with Resident Evil 6 (going for a completely new direction) and this didn't go well with fans. Capcom added four different campaigns into Resident Evil 6, all of them lack in focus and most important survival horror element.
4: Medal of Honor: Warfighter
When Medal of Honor: Warfighter was announced by EA and Danger Close, it was touted as a Call of Duty destroyer but this new attempt of EA to reboot once proud Medal of Honor franchise was flawed and the game falls well short of its goal. Medal of Honor: Warfighter gameplay was shallow and uninspired. The emotional element in the game was also not well received by fans.
5: Ninja Gaiden 3
Ninja Gaiden series is known for its steep challenge and tight action among its fans. However the latest installment in the franchise "Ninja Gaiden III" didn't live upto the expectation due to its repetitive gameplay. It failed to challenge and rewards gamers who completed it, and rather went on to become just a button-mashing bore.
These are our Most Disappointing Games of 2012. Let us know your choices to us in the comment section below.
Bioware and EA has confirmed that Mass Effect 3 Omega and Leviathan DLC will not be coming to Wii U version of the game. A statement on the official Mass Effect 3 Twitter reads. "Unfortunately it will not be available for Wii U,".
When quizzed whether any DLC would be available for Mass Effect 3 Wii U version apart from what the game had on-disc?, EA replied, "Never say never :)"
Mass Effect 3 Wii U version is schedule to launch on November 30. Here is the list of on-disc DLCs:
From Ashes extra character
Extended Cut ending
First three multiplayer expansions (Resurgence, Rebellion and Earth).
It does not include single-player expansion Leviathan, the most recent multiplayer expansion Retaliation or either of the game's weapon packs.
Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of Mass Effect franchise want fans feedback on What would they want to see in an upcoming completely new Mass Effect 3 game.
Hudson has revealed that this new Mass Effect 3 game is currently in early stages of designing. On Twitter, Hudson said, "We're in early stages of designing a completely new Mass Effect game. What would you want to see in it?".
So all you Mass Effect series fans out there, here is a golden opportunity don't miss it. Let us also know in the comment section below, what exactly would you like to see in brand new Mass Effect game.
A total of six brand new Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC screenshots has been leaked on internet which details new character abilities and name of playable female Turian.
As per details in the screenshots, we can confirmed that the name of new female Turian is "Nyreen Kandros". Furthermore, screenshots revealed that Aria's abilities will include "Reave, Carnage and Lash."
In addition to these three abilities, Aria will have two brand new one called as "Biotic Strap and Rocket". Biotic Strap will put puts enemies down with a small amount of damage.
Nyreen Kandros abilities will include "Incinerate, Overload, Lift Grenade, Biotic Protection, Turian Huntress (a passive ability)".
Bioware has just released changelog of Mass Effect 3 upcoming patch (patch 4) which is scheduled to release on October 4 (i.e this thursday).
According to the details revealed by developer, Mass Effect 3 patch 4 carries fixes for various issues. It also re-designs Singularity power, fixes an exploit that allowed players to be invincible and invisible to enemies and many more.
Check out the complete changelog below.
Fixed tutorial tip that didn’t properly display an unbound command
Fixed an issue in multiplayer where if a character has DLC weapons equipped, and the DLC associated to the weapons is deleted, the weapon loadout screen displayed no weapons
Sabotage power evolution 6 increased tech damage bonus no longer stacks
Fixed a rare crash in the final mission level involving the firing of the Cain at the Hades Cannon.
Fixed the Encumbrance Bar from not updating correctly for the Earth DLC weapon mods
Fixed weapons with natural piercing from having their damage reduced with piercing mods equipped
Incinerate power evolution 5 now gives a damage bonus to frozen and chilled enemies
Krogan Vanguard Rage bonuses now work properly
Fixed Shepard’s shadow from not appearing after entering and exiting an Atlas
Fixed quitting/disconnecting while holding Retrieve Object that could cause the Retrieve Object to disappear
Fixed users logging off or disconnecting during gameplay from not being able to return online until rebooting the game
Players can no longer grab Geth Pyros over cover
Fixed issue in which enemies surviving a detonated Stasis blast became invulnerable
Attempting to equip similar weapon mods will now present a ‘Slot Occupied’ message
Asari Justicar passive power evolution 3 power damage and force bonus now works properly
Disruptor Rounds consumable (all ranks) damage multiplier against shields and barriers increased from 100% to 400%
Particle Rifle no longer replenishes ammo from ammo boxes and supply pylons
Fixed an issue when using Biotic Charge before death that caused the match to be unplayable afterwards
Fixed pathing for Banshees so they don’t get stuck in a teleport routine
Fixed Asari Justicar from not being able to activate Biotic Sphere within range of large enemies
Fixed dropping Retrieve Objects that could potentially fall under the level
All Batarian and Krogan kits will now stagger less than other kits
Ops Survival Packs now grant a one second damage immunity when consumed
Singularity power re-designed:
Singularity no longer has a maximum number of charges and will only be destroyed when the time runs out
Performing a biotic combo on someone floating in the singularity no longer ends the singularity
Base cooldown changed to 8 seconds
Base duration of the singularity changed to 8 seconds
Base power now does 100 points of damage per second to all targets that are in range, even if not floating in the singularity
Base power sets up biotic combos on everyone that comes into range (only 1 combo added per enemy per cast of singularity)
Rank 3 changed to a damage over time bonus (used to be a radius and duration bonus)
Evolve 1 changed to singularity duration bonus (used to be a hold duration bonus and number of charges increase)
Evolve 5 changed to damage over time bonus (used to be a radius increase mechanic)
Evolve 6 now detonates biotic combos when the singularity explodes
Fixed an issue with the Banshee being able to sync-kill players farther than she should be able to
Fixed an issue with Firebase Jade giving partial extractions when all players are already inside the extraction zone
Fixed SMG Ultralight Materials Mod not having impact on power recharge speed
Fixed Armor Piercing Ammo not applying penetration bonus to secondary weapon
Fixed player death camera beginning before a sync kill is complete
Fixed an issue with talent points remaining after a character promotion
Melee creatures will now completely ignore pets (drones, decoys, etc.) rather than just having a chance to ignore them
Fixed an issue with Private Lobbies not staying private after the match has begun
Krysae no longer ignores enemy shield gates
Fixed various weapon sound-replications for clients
Concussive Shot changes:
Evolution 3 damage and force bonus now applies to frozen and chilled targets
Evolution 5 changed to increase damage by 50% and radius by 1 meter (used to take on the properties of your ammo power, but this did not work)
Evolution 6 damage bonus to organics increased from 100% to 200% over 10 seconds
Fixed issue where enemies in Stasis surviving a biotic detonation would become un-synchronized for clients
Fixed Leviathan DLC Weapon Mods not carrying over to New Game +
Marksman will instantly reload weapon ammunition when activated
N7 Shadow Sword Mastery power evolution 5 and 6 now apply to Shadow Strike damage
Fixed Atlas rocket applying damage over time on N7 Paladins using the Omni-Shield
Fixed automatic revive at a specific spot in Firebase White
Fixed an issue with ammo boxes causing players to be unable to fire weapons after attempting to refill grenades
Fixed an issue with the Krysae Sniper rifle not functioning properly on squad members (Firefight pack)
Fixed the health bar position of Tactical Scan on Swarmers
Fixed an issue with enemies approaching a downed player to execute, but showing mercy and leaving
Fixed seeking projectile powers occasionally failing to impact targets even though it appeared to impact
Successfully extracting from a match gives 10% bonus credits. This reward does not depend on your squad members – you must extra personally to get the reward.
Fixed an issue that caused the Retrieve Objective wave to not recognize the recovery of the object when it enters the retrieve zone
Fixed bleedout effect that was disappearing when another player used an Ops Survival Pack
Fixed Decoy that was blocking the use of ladders to NPCs and squadmates
Fixed Flamer power of Vorcha from being activated simultaneously with the Reegar Carbine
Fixed icons of powers disappearing from the Character Screen
Fixed an issue with Ken/Gabby and Tali/Garrus ambient dialogues not triggering in Normandy engineering
Fixed an issue in which purchasing multiplayer card pack purchases would not complete
Fixed an exploit that allowed players to be invincible and invisible to enemies
Fixed an exploit where players were able to use rockets from other weapons
Fixed an issue on PS3 where after accepting an invite, a player could get stuck in a multiplayer screen by entering the store from the promo screen and then exiting without purchase
Fixed a crash when pressing PS button during the game’s boot sequence
Fixed the hint popup to update mouse left click and right click bindings
Fixed an issue that made Origin users display their game as joinable when their game is full
Fixed a crash on Firebase Rio caused by heavy melee
Fixed a rare crash (black screen) on Xbox 360: Upon booting up the game and attempting to reach the title screen, players will now be able to get to title screen to recover their save games