These games exist as a lesson that a name brand isn’t enough to tell you something is quality
A name on the box isn’t always going to lead you in the right direction. Sometimes there’s a really obvious way to spin off a popular element of a game or series into something completely new that’s also natural and really fun. Then there’s other times when it’s clear that the name on the box is a Trojan horse to get some less than thought through schlock onto shelves for a quick buck. We’ve got 15 here that we’re more than a little upset about still. But did we miss a really insulting one? Let us know in the comments.
Metal Gear Survive
Picture this, you’re head of a game company and had a huge falling out with the father of one of your biggest franchises, a legendary series that’s famous for political intrigue, deep stories full of subtext with deep commentary on the future of information warfare or how language can destroy culture, all wrapped within a super spy thriller where a solo operative penetrates terrorist cells and save the world? Now that the creator of this series is gone, what do you do with that name?
If you answered lame co-op zombie survival game, Konami already tried that. Nobody bit.