SA Gamer Awards 2017: Most Disappointing

Every year, we have a bunch of games that live up to or even exceed our expectations. But as always, there are also games that don’t quite pack the punch that the developers had in mind, or what the fans had hoped for. These aren’t necessarily bad games, a lot of the time they are quite decent, but due to an unfortunate turn of events, the game ended up being just not quite what was expected.

2017 was a stellar year for video games in general, but it also had its fair share of disappointments, but what game ended up leaving us truly empty inside? Well the answer is none other than:

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda is not a bad game, hell, if it didn’t come packaged with that name attached to it, it might have been more loved. But due to that incredible success of the series and a very vocal fanbase, it couldn’t ever live up to the original Mass Effect trilogy that came before it. Andromeda also had some trouble during its development cycle with several key staff members leaving at some stage. Yet it was still rushed out the door, and it shows. It was a buggy mess at launch and we will not likely forget the horrible voice acting, wooden faces and dead eyes. It was later patched and improved, but the damage was done, and the Mass Effect fans were left with broken hearts.

Runner-Up: For Honor
Dishonourable Mention: Star Wars: Battlefront II, Yooka-Laylee

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Can’t really vote on this one personally, I haven’t played that many 2017 releases, and I wasn’t disappointed with any of the ones I did play.

  • kaapie

    given money spent: Destiny 2 has my vote. Flash in the pan gaming at best, and a miserable fail at addressing it’s banality in DLC.
    Andromeda I am still playing, and as it was an EA Access download, I got the patched version, so it gets a 7/10 from me.

    • “Flash in the pan gaming”

      Best description I have heard so far.

  • AndriyP

    I agree here 100% was so disappointed with what it ended up being…oh what it could have been…

  • TechniKyle

    Totally agree with this one. Usually Good are games are a slam-dunk, so they really f-ed it up with Andromeda. I would like to see a continuation of the story, but I won’t be surprised if it’s on a permanent hiatus.

  • Treezle

    No COD:WW2? That was Activision’s last chance to breath some fresh life into the series and they failed miserably. My biggest regret purchase ever. Pile of steaming crap

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