Rant of the Day: Episode 2: Games We Hate

Some games mean the world to us while we relish the thought of even picking up some of the other titles . Why is this? Maybe your a graphic whore and you like to most updated graphics, and only such. Maybe you like Indie titles, or simulators. It may even be possible that you are a die hard sonic fan and can’t get enough. The truth of it all comes down to opinion. Obviously we all have different tastes and preferences. But I want to hear yours, what is your reasoning for disliking a certain game? Which game do you dislike so? Please feel free to share yours.

My hate game is Mabinogi. Yes, I dislike Mabinogi very much. If you’re not sure what Mabinogi is, it’s a F2P MMORPG. The game is set in a fantasy world which is cumulative of a numerous number of skills. You can lead any life you choose in the game. You can plant gardens, cultivate crops, run through dungeons, make friends, join guilds and have pets by your side. It is certainly not all that bad by what it sounds.

First off the game has been bogged down with severe server lag since the release of the title. Over the course of the past couple years this server lag has been slowly reduced. However, what troubles me is the amount issues players have had since it’s release. Bugs, lag, and dungeons that are near impossible with these issues. Compensation to players is lacking over the course of these issues. Nexon is like a dead horse, maggots chewing on the innards. The cash shop leeches money off of it’s players and offers them very little solid content. It offers you the opportunity to spend money for items that you have a chance of receiving. Instead of giving players exactly what they want it is simply held out in front of them like a carrot on a stick. Some players are happy because they were lucky enough to get what they wanted. Other players fork out 100’s of dollars to recieve their choice items. This is greed, not player opportunity. In my opinion this is simlar to taking candy from a baby. Mix the Mabinogi cash shop with the redicolous amount of lag and you will find that the game is distastful.

Second, if you were looking for a seriously driven title this is not the game for you. You will find that players are not as helpful as they seem and do not take you through the motions correctly to teach you the game. End game content is lacking. You will begin to feel like you are simply going through the same motions by yourself. Plus, the game puts certain limitations on you unless you purchase those cash shop items. This is a must have for avid and core players. They will do anything to be great, and to fully utilize the content. Nexon makes a fortune off of this.

Here is my big aggravation. If you make so much money through cash shop items, why are you always having lag and server issues? That is a big issues, I see it as a big greedy parasite that eats away at it’s players. Mabinogi in my opinion follows suite with many other F2P MMO RPG’s, and doesn’t provide any lasting content. It will always appeal to it’s demongraphic, but if you enjoy playing games like, WoW, TERA, Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars 2, etc. Please avoid at all costs, this is not your game. With a weak community and seemingly selfish company I could never recommend this game.

My analysis may seem a bit crueld towards a game I only spent 200 hours playing, but it ruined me, did some damage and I found that I could never come back to playing it. If you have a hate story or game that you can’t even fathom thinking about please feel free to express yourself.


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