It is very clear that the fans of important Ips were very excited with the arrival of several games, however, some of them did not meet the expectations around these proposals.
That’s why Unocero started to remember all those games that were expected a lot, but that eventually we owed too much in relation to the final result we obtained.
Babylon’s Fall resounding failure for Square Enix in 2022
Babylon’s Fall was developed by PlatinumGames and in theory what its producer, Junichi Ehara, wanted to do was elevate the combat system of Nier: Automata by mixing it with a multiplayer mode.
Its visual style was like painting on canvas, this added to a massively multiplayer online mode very similar (if not the same) to Final Fantasy XIV.
Everything promised to be a great experience, but the result was a repetitive game that used the same elements in each level, only slightly modified.
To this we must add how confusing its gameplay was to understand the fusions of the characters in the game.
Come on, Babylon’s Fall did so badly in 2022 that it had a maximum of 1166 simultaneous players so that later in May there was only one user in the game.
Despite this setback for Square Enix, 2022 had great releases, one of which was undoubtedly Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, which reached current generation consoles including the Nintendo Switch.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is perfect to get rid of the bad taste in your mouth for Babylon’s Fall and if you’re a Cloud fan you can’t miss it. You can buy it here.
Saints Raw just wasn’t what it promised
At the time, the reboot of the Saints Row franchise was announced by Volition and Deep Silver, many of its fans were excited to everything it gives.
In the early 2000s, Saints Raw had a large following thanks to its irreverence and black humor, taking the sandbox genre to the extreme to such an extent that it became an absurd, but fun experience.
This new installment was a complete reboot of the franchise with the intention of putting it back in the arena of the interest of the gaming community, giving it a very different tone from previous installments.
Unfortunately it suffered from a large number of bugs and glitches on the day of its release that ended up being fixed with a day one patch, but which overshadowed the game’s debut.
A very important point is that the current audience felt little identified with what this new version of Saints Raw offered, that is, its new style did not end up connecting with the gamer community.
The sandbox genre is one of the most popular among gamers, open worlds and secondary missions of this type of proposal are in high demand among fans.
A good and entertaining example of these proposals is Gotham Knights, a game that caused people to talk in 2022 and that if you are a fan of open worlds and DC Comics you can’t miss it, you can buy it here, give it a try, it’s worth a lot grief.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the kings of bugs in 2022
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are a resounding success in sales worldwide, Nintendo together with Game Freak scored another milestone with one more installment of the iconic franchise.
When the starter Pokemons that are Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly were revealed, everyone was excited by their design and style.
In addition, the opportunity to get to know Paldea, the new region inspired by the Iberian Peninsula, within the Pokémon universe put everything on the table for total success.
In a certain way it happened, the game continues to sell a lot, but we find it incredible that a game of this size has so many bugs.
To such an extent that possibly Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will be remembered in 2022 more for the content created in mockery and bugs, instead of how much it added to the world of pocket monsters.
For those who simply wanted more Pikachu and company after playing Sacarlet and Violet, we recommend what for our taste was the best Pokémon game this year, we are talking about Legends: Arceus.
This game exceeded the expectations of what was expected, do not hesitate to play it if you want to know more about the history behind the pokemon trainers. Ideal for Christmas here you can buy it.
NBA 2K23, the example of this year’s microtransactions
NB2K23 is the king of basketball games, logical if we think that it has no competition in the world of video games.
The last edition was dedicated to Michael Jordan and as always it was very well received by critics as well as fans.
There were some complaints centered on the gameplay because it had now been changed a bit compared to its version from last year.
In some other way Visual Concepts opted to demand more from the player, some liked the changes, but others didn’t.
The main complaint in the 2022 installment of NBA2k was the excessive use of microtransactions.
Players claimed that it cost a lot of money just to create a player, many also noted that it was almost pay to win in its design.
2k despite being badly off with his NBA game he did very well with WWE 2K22.
The WWE based game was one of the big surprises of 2022 considering how disappointing the previous edition of the IP was.
WWE 2K22 improved a lot in its gameplay system along with its visual aspect. One of the most outstanding points is that the 2K Showcase mode stars Rey Mysterio, one of the most beloved fighters in Mexico.
Every lover of the fighting pancrasio must play it, Christmas an ideal pretext to buy it in this league.We have the analysis of the most outstanding games of 2022 on our YouTube channel Unocero Gaming subscribe