NowGamer’s Unforgivable Pile Of Shame
Over time, even the most well-meaning gamer will occasionally find that they pick up a game fully intending to play it, only to end up not doing so for one reason or another. Here at NowGamer, we’re definitely guilty of doing just that and while we collectively experienced the best that 2015 had to offer, as individuals we let a few games slip through the cracks. So here, in all its glory, is our collective unforgivable pile of shame.
This retro-styled RPG in which talking to monsters was as important as fighting them was one of 2015’s surprise hits, generating a very passionate and creative set of fans. However, Luke Albigés has found himself with other RPG commitments. “I picked it up in a kind of ‘let’s see what all the fuss is about’ way,” he explains, “but I haven’t even started it as Final Fantasy XIV won’t let me.”
Rainbow Six: Siege
“One of my most anticipated games of 2015, I picked up Rainbow Six: Siege with the intention of letting it swallow all of my time and leaving me a broken, sleepless husk of a man,” says NowGamer’s resident party animal Josh West. “Sadly, my shitty Internet will buckle trying to do something as simple as buffer a YouPor… erm, a YouTube video (that’s obviously what I meant, bloody autocorrect) let alone let me tear a house apart with a sub-machine gun,” he laments. “The menu sure looks pretty though.”
When Nick Thorpe tells you “I spent a lot of time navigating a post-apocalyptic RPG late last year,” you’d expect that his pile of shame wouldn’t include Bethesda’s monster hit. But given his retro leanings, you’d be wrong. “Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut came out for PS4 shortly beforehand and that’s the game I ended up playing,” he explains. “I can’t help it, it’s got a proper live action FMV intro. Like Night Trap.”