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Top 10 Video Games in 2019 That Might Suck

VO: Riccardo Tucci WRITTEN BY: Johnny Reynolds
Let’s just say we’re... cautiously optimistic. Today, we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 games of 2019 that we’re worried might suck. For this list, we’re looking at the games coming next year that have us the most worried. We’d love to be pleasantly surprised by any of these titles, and we’re hoping the developers do address our concerns before release. To have your ideas turned into a WatchMojo or MojoPlays video, head over to http://WatchMojo.comsuggest and get to it!

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Top 10 Video Games in 2019 That Might Suck

Let’s just say we’re … cautiously optimistic. Welcome to WatchMojo and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Games of 2019 … we’re worried might suck.
For this list, we’re looking at the games coming next year that have us the most worried. We’d love to be pleasantly surprised by any of these titles, and we’re hoping the developers do address our concerns before release. Because its best to be worried and address the concern before release, rather than ignore and regret it afterwards.

#10: “Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order” (2019)

Not much is known about Respawn Entertainment’s “Star Wars” game, other than it’s a story driven game set after Episode III, but just the fact that EA is involved causes some concern. None of us want to relive the problems that came with “Battlefront II,” and the fact that they shut down Visceral Games because their single player “Star Wars” game was reportedly “not as monetizable as Fifa” doesn’t fill us with hope. With Respawn Entertainment of “Titanfall” fame at the helm, fans can no doubt expect some addicting gameplay. But “Ttitanfall” isn’t exactly known for its strong story elements. Here’s hoping we get a look at it soon to better wrap our heads around it.

#9: “Bubsy: Paws On Fire!” (2019)

If you’re familiar with Bubsy the Bobcat, you probably already know why his latest entry may end up sucking. Ever since his debut in 1993, Bubsy has grown in notoriety for featuring slippery controls, incredibly annoying voice-over work, and an all-around bland art style. After a 20-year hiatus following a disastrous leap into 3D, Bubsy returned in an entirely forgettable 2017 platformer. And his latest entry now looks like it’s now an auto-running platformer. Though that could be because Choice Provisions, the talent behind the “Bit. Trip” series is developing this one. While they’re games a great, we’re not sure if Bubsy can really be saved.

#8: “Shenmue III” (2019)

A game getting delayed is certainly not a guarantee that it will be disappointing, but this long-awaited third entry has some other worrisome things stacked against it. The first two games debuted on the Sega Dreamcast and have amassed a cult following over the years. And while series director Yu Suzuki had always envisioned more story than he was able to tell, the lack of real gameplay footage so far is a legitimate concern. The game reportedly has a way smaller budged than the original games too, which is certainly an uphill battle for the team. The gaming industry has come a long way in the past two decades, so this will need to be more than a story continuation.

#7: “Days Gone” (2019)

The idea of another zombie survival game didn’t exactly break ground when it was unveiled at E3 2016. Despite the PS4’s positive track record as of late, and the fact that the gameplay will probably be fun enough as players mow down waves of zombies; At this point, it doesn’t seem to be adding anything we haven’t seen before. We’ll control a generic rebellious male who lives by his own code, fights the undead, and rides around on a customizable motorcycle. Yippee. It also doesn’t bode well that Sony has notably reduced the amount of marketing this game is getting as of late. Especially seeing that it was scarcely shown at E3 2018.

#6: “Control” (2019)

If you found “Quantum Break” to be one of the more disappointing games of 2016, then you probably aren’t too excited by Remedy Entertainment’s next release. “Control” will follow Jesse Faden as she navigates through a dangerous government facility, taking out foes with psychic powers and a shape-shifting handgun. The visuals will no doubt impress, but so did those in “Quantum Break,” which some felt to be a bit generic otherwise. Everything from the graphics to the gameplay of “Control” looks like it was lifted from their previous title, which doesn’t instill the highest of hopes. Here’s hoping it will offer something a little more fresh!

#5: “Team Sonic Racing” (2019)

While Sonic has starred in his fair share of racing games prior, they weren’t exactly up to the “Mario Kart” standards. The newest entry will have the appeal of co-operative play, as players race in teams rather than solo. But other than that, there doesn’t seem to be much offered to bring fans in. A demo at E3 2018 left some underwhelmed, from lackluster power-ups to a bland racer line-up. And now with Crash Bandicoot bringing back his kart racing series, it’s likely that Sonic will be the one left in the dust.

#4: “Crackdown 3” (2019)

The most troublesome development cycle a game has had in recent years belongs to that of “Crackdown 3.” Announced all the way back at Microsoft’s 2014 E3 conference, the game has experienced a multitude of setbacks. Promises of fully destructible environments through use of Cloud technology reportedly took a toll on the development team as well as caused the multiple delays. This feature was meant to allow 20 times the amount of processing power but has ended up being incredibly challenging for Microsoft. It may or may not be good. But whether players will care at all at this point, especially given that it’s releasing alongside four other major games ON THE SAME DAY, is a worry.

#3: “Trials Rising” (2019)

The “Trials” series, while not the most complex, does offer fun and challenging physics-based gameplay as you try to get your dirt bike rider through various obstacles. It’s simplicity is where it shines. A new game would be entirely welcome if it weren’t for all the problems already surrounding it. During a closed beta for the game, some players took issue with long load times and cosmetic, yet completely unnecessary, loot boxes. Also, the graphics were a bit more realistic, moving away from the zaniness of watching your rag-doll-like racer fall off his bike. All in all, it seems Ubisoft is trying to do too much with something that should be simple.

#2: “Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes” (2019)

It’s not as if fans were clamoring for another entry in the “No More Heroes” franchise, but we’d still like to believe that Travis Touchdown deserves something deeper than this. The newest entry see’s Travis sucked into a video game console, where he must play his way through six various games. While it will offer co-op and a new top-down perspective, the simple swing-your-sword-wildly gameplay is repetitively uninspired to say the least. … I mean, just look at this … It already seems like it’s a shoe-in for our “Worst of 2019” list.

#1: “Anthem” (2019)

From the troubled BioWare and the controversial EA, the companies behind “Anthem” are some of the biggest reasons to worry. Bioware’s reputation has taken a hit over recent years, and the fact that a lot of major employees have left the company since the development began, could be a sign for the worse. Then there’s EA’s plan to support the game for 10 years through frequent content updates, though “Destiny” should be enough proof that this can backfire. For a lot more reasons why we’re worried, we’d recommend you go check out “How did EA Ruin Bioware?” over on MojoPlays. As there are so many more reasons why we’re not ready to jump into a Javelin suit just yet.

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