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The worst game I have ever played in over 25 years,
This review is from: Doctor Who Return to Earth (Wii) (Video Game)
I have been playing video games since 1984. I have played more games that I could care to count on everything from ZX Spectrums, to SNES, to Playstations and Xbox's. I have played some truly great games as well as some utter rubbish, but this game, is without any shadow of a doubt, the worst, most abhorrent, hateful piece of software it has ever been my misfortune to encounter.
I could write pages about the problems, but I will skip the woeful animation, poor graphics, inane dialogue, poor story, lack of atmosphere and excitement and I will stick to the biggest problem with the game, namely the gameplay. The gameplay consists entirely of collecting different coloured crystals and shooting them and floating target of the same colour, in order to open doors or shut off robots etc. THAT IS ALL YOU DO.
Over and over level after level you just just collect coloured crystals and shoot them at targets. What this has to do with Dr Who, escapes me.
Having watched Dr Who since the days of Tom Bakers and I have never seen any of the Doctors use his screwdriver to shoot coloured crystals at coloured targets. Possibly this would not be so bad if it were not for the control system. You spend more time actually trying to see the targets as you do trying to hit them. At first, when you are dealing with only one target it is not so bad, but on later level you can be required to hit three targets to open a door.
So bad is the control system that the amount of time it takes to hit all three targets means that by the time you have hit the third and final target, time has run out and the first target has reset itself.
You can literally spend 15 to 20 minutes just trying to hit all three targets fast enough to open a door.
If the game did not have Dr Who written on the box then you would have absolutely no idea this was supposed to be a Dr Who game. Words do not exist to fully convey to you my hatred of this game, playing it is torture, not fun. Everyone responsible for this games existence should be thoroughly ASHAMED and I sincerely hope that none of them have ever been allowed to contribute to anything to any other game ever.
This is the worst, most hateful, abhorrent, putrid abomination of a game that it has ever been my misfortune to play.
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Initial post: 14 May 2014 00:27:07 BDT
Mr. R. Binns says:
Couldn't agree more with you.
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