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The Biggest Gaming Flops Of 2022
Diablo Immortal
"Diablo Immortal" was bombarded with negative reviews not long after its release, making it the worst rated Blizzard game in existence. The main problem with "Diablo Immortal" was the way it monetized some of the core gameplay elements — instead of grinding for hours, players could just spend real money to have increased odds of finding favorable items.
Babylon's Fall
Between its multiplayer capabilities and its development by action expert Platinum Games, “Babylon's Fall” had a lot going for it. When the title was released, though, critics found the gameplay severely lacking and the painting-style graphics completely flat, which made the game dead on arrival.
The “Crossfire” franchise has been extremely successful, so many fans were excited for “CrossfireX.” Unfortunately, the game was panned by both critics and players alike when it was released in February 2022 — so much so, in-fact, that developer Smilegate issued an official apology letter to gamers.
Vampire: Swansong
The “Vampire: The Masquerade” series spans both video and tabletop gaming and has gained a cult following, so when “Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong” was revealed, fans were excited to get a game on contemporary hardware. Gamers were quickly let down as the game, even with its deep lore, was too boring to keep their attention.
Chocobo GP
"Chocobo Racing" for the PS1 was a weird spinoff game favorite of many kids growing up in the ‘90s and early 2000s, and spiritual successor "Chocobo GP" sought to capitalize on the now-adult players who grew up with the game. Instead of a trip down memory lane, players got a subpar racer filled with unnecessary microtransactions.