Shitty games you still enjoy

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    We all probably love some shitty franchises and games despite their terrible shlocky nature. So share 'em here.

    Please note this isn't a personal soapbox to be edgy and say what is generally deemed a good franchise is bad.

    Anyway for me, the most notable one has to be Dynasty Warriors. It's repetitious, rehashed, poorly voice acted crap. But I enjoy it just because of the large roster of characters and the ability to hack mindlessly through hordes of bad guys.

    While I may contradict my point on "no soapboxing" but I'd add Pokemon to the list. The franchise has received little innovation over its entire history, it's formulaic, and it still kinda has mediocre looking production values, but it's a big ass RPG that still does a lot of things right on a handheld.
     
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  2. Lilith Valentine

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    I am going to +1 on Dynasty Warriors, I only started playing the game recently since my boyfriend is a huge fan and I actually never played the games before I met him. The games have their flaws, but it's really those flaws that add a charm to the games. Same really goes to pretty much all the Koei hack n' slash games.
    Plus it's fun as hell just running through enemies and watching them fly as you slash through them.
     
  3. TwinRetro

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    Final Fantasy VIII. I know it's bad. I knew it was bad when I played it the first time, but for some reason still remains one of my favorite games.
     
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    bulletstorm ! eh story line could have been a little bit better other than that lots of explosion and killing
     
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    Dynasty Warriors and Fossil fighters
     
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    Drakengard 1 and 2.

    I know there's some fans out there.

    I love the games.... but eh... most probably wont.
     
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    Star Fox Assult and Command ( I mean at least Assult was good, just most people SAY it sucks)
     
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    Prince of Persia 3D.
     
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    Oh god that game is so bad it loops back around to amazing.
     
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  11. Foxi4

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    Oh yes, I like a whole lot of games that are considered to be shitty:

    Sonic R was proclaimed one of the worst games in the series - it's incredibly buggy and its poor graphics are an eyesore, but back in the day, I bought an original copy of the game for the PC and I literally infected all my friends with true love for it. We spent countless hours playing it, and I have no idea how many times I managed to complete the game due to restarting it numerous time. To most, it's a complete and utter failure. To me, it's a real gem.

    Shadow the Hedgehog is what most people consider the game that made Shadow unbarable. It's over the top, it features using guns, the controls leave a lot to be desired, the villian is... a tad silly... but somehow, it's another one of those games that I personally bought and loved. Somehow I managed to go past the artificial angst of the protagonist and actually enjoyed it!

    Lord of Arcana got incredibly low scores from most reviewers - it was a game they proclaimed to be Square-Enix's poor attempt at making Monster Hunter. Those people didn't know the origins of the game, I suppose. Sure enough, it features themes one would normally associate with Monster Hunter, but add its own twist to them and personally I love this game to bits. Perhaps it's heavy on grinding and it does have its flaws, but that said, it introduced a few features Monster Hunter could really use. I mean, targeting specific parts of the monsters, for instance. Cutting or breaking parts of monsters is incredibly time-consuming in Monster Hunter, I prefere the way Lord of Arcana solved this issue. All in all, it's a really good game that got a lot of bad press simply because people assumed it's a copycat, wheras in fact it stems from the Lord of Vermilion series and it's older than people think it is.

    Another game that I like which got a lot of bad press and was rejected even by the franchise's fanbase which I adore is... Metroid: Other M. Yeah, I know - objectified Samus, overly dependant on Adam, blah, blah, blah. I don't see it that way. To me, the game had stellar visuals for the Wii, it had great gameplay, featured all that is good in Metroid - exploration, Prime-style FPP, classic side-scrolling and even TPP action - a novelty in the series. Moreover, it showed Samus from a more humane perspective - as someone who didn't use to work on her own, someone who cared for her team. It gave Samus a bit of emotions - something I found her to be lacking in previous games. In Other M, she was a person, not a woman-tank, which was a welcome change in my opinion. Perhaps they overdid it, but I found it entertaining. Fun Fact: Other M could also be read as M Other when you look at the boxart... Baby Metroid, anyone? Samus with maternal feelings towards the metroid who saved her life? :P
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a7sH_jz1bg&feature=related

    It's one of my guilty pleasures.
     
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    i loved shadow the hedgehog and adored metriod other M
     
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    Mass Ef- oh.

    Onechanbara. I enjoyed it. I'm not sure how, i'm pretty sure why. Boobs. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was.

    Baten Kaitos. I never heard anything but bad things about it, but crap I enjoyed it. I didn't care what the voice acting was like, and I was young, so I enjoyed the story quite a bit too.

    Dynasty Warriors. It's just a given, everyone loves it even if they don't want to admit it.

    Can't think of any series or games other than that right now.
     
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    Super Adventure Island 2
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    For people who have played Adventure Island, you know what it is. Great platforming with Master Higgens. Well Adventure Island 2 was more of an action/rpg typish game without the actual RPG elements. You got armor, different swords and everything. I really love the music in the game and just the overall gameplay. There was something about it that just stuck with me. Now, the game isn't bad per se, but it's a bad Adventure Island game. But god damn I love that game.


    Weird, I had more, but as I typed that out, I completely forgot what I was going to say. Oh well.
     
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    I forgot to mention Mount and Blade. It looks like shit and it's almost laughably bad but it's a modern day Sid Meier's Pirates with some entertaining combat.
     
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    Sonic R
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    So far, only these come to mind.
     
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    Mmmm... Guardian's Crusade for the ps1. I don't know, but I love to play that game.
     
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    The Final Fantasy XIII Series
    Blue Dragon and a few other RPG's
    The Soul Calibur Series after III
    Pokemon D/P/Pl
    Fifa series
     
  20. Hells Malice

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    Mount and Blade is definitely not a shitty game. It's pretty damn awesome.
    Except the graphics. That shit is too fun online though. You can't beat 100vs100 medieval wars, you really can't.
     
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