Offender: Night Trap
Console: Sega CD
It really is amazing to think the huge controversy that this game cause just before and after it was released in 1992 with many people saying it encourages violence. Truth is there are morning soap operas that are more violent than this. Night Trap is somewhat the cult classic of the Sega CD, the game that many people think of when they think of the Sega CD.
Nigh Trap is typical of many Sega CD game’s in that it is a FMV game, where you barely have any control over the events that are taking place. It is like a awful made for TV movie that had a budget of about fifty bucks. Funny thing is I know everything about this game is terrible, the acting, the actual “game play” the terrible load time, but you know what I could not stop playing this. It turns something on in your brain that will not allow you to turn the game off.
Offender: Time Killers
Console: Sega Genesis
Now I remember seeing this in arcades when it was first released, and as a kid I was blown away at how much blood there was. Not only was there blood, but you could literally dismember your opponent. As a kid this was the coolest thing I ever saw, and playing it in arcades in short bursts was fun.
Years later it was released for the Sega Genesis, and let me just say as a fighting game it is god awful. Keep in mind this was released at a time when we had Super Street Fighter 2, Mortal Kombat 2, heck even Eternal Champions. This game was squeezed out towards the end of the life of the Genesis, and it sure shows. It is horrible to play doing special moves requires one of two things. Either a degree in physics, or just mashing the buttons until something happens. Despite it being no fun to play you just keep on playing because there is just something funny about cutting of your opponents limbs, and watching them still try to fight.
Offender: Nightmare on Elm Street
I was so excited to get this game as a kid, I got it for Christmas in 1990 and could not have been more excited. I remember seeing the ads for it in various video game magazines, and I was just drooling over these ads. How could a game like Nightmare on Elms Street possible be bad you ask.
Well for starters the game just is no fun to play. It is a horrible cheap game that feels like it has been made just to screw people over and make them die over and over again. It gets so frustrating and infuriating you better have home insurance so you can get the wall fixed after you put the controller through it. Yet it kept calling me back, I do not know if it was because as a kid I loved Freddy or the fact that your character could punch snakes in the face. Say that out loud YOU CAN PUNCH SNAKES IN THE FACE. This was just really cool, and despite me knowing that this was a really bad game I kept on playing and playing.
So what about you guys have you played a game that you knew was bad, but you just kept on playing it anyway?