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No, no, Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing takes the cake in this one. There is nothing else that can come remotely close.

 

BROTRR is a $19.99 computer game made by Stellar Stone and published by Activision. There are a few problems, starting at the meager and working

 

*First, the name just doesn't make sense. You can't race over the road unless you're flying - which you don't do in this game.

*Second, the game itself is not very ambitious - you pick from one of four trucks, and then race the other three in one of four different (but very similar) race courses (except one of them crashes upon loading). That's it. How can this be worth $19.99 you ask, when it has the depth of a flash game you can find online? Good question.

*Third, it just looks ridiculous - the rearview lights are misdrawn and hang three feet in back of the truck - perhaps this is what they mean by "Over the Road"

 

Taking these things into account, this game is clearly horrible and a rip-off. However, there are some other mistakes that pull this game from a mediocre bore to a truly comical, deplorable game (one that has changed the review system of no less than three websites to be able to give it a 0.0 - it's that bad).

 

First, there is no artificial intelligence. The other trucks you race never start - this means that it is impossible to lose, because there are no obstacles in this game. At this point, the games description of "[racing] trucks across the country trying to deliver illegal cargo, with cops chasing [them]." becomes a lie - there's no cops, no race, and no other players - meaning that it this point, it functionally fails to become a game, lacking one of the three necessary components for a game (players/opposition).

 

Second, there are no laws of physics. There is no other way to phrase it. There are technically no obstacles for the player to negotiate in Big Rigs, as the truck may freely be driven on and off roads without any loss of traction. Here are some examples: You can drive it up or down 90° slopes with no loss or gain of speed; literally through trees, buildings, and other trucks; over gaps in terrain where there should be a cliff and downfall; paradoxically, you can fall through a bridge; just and even out of the boundaries of the map into an endless grey void.

 

Third, for some more fun with physics, when the player's vehicle is put into reverse, its speed increases infinitely (it can go beyond the speed of light, actually), but the truck will halt instantly when the reverse key is released. The speed does not increase infinitely when going forward, but it will stop instantly if the acceleration key is released. There are no breaks.

 

The best and most ludicrous part of this game is the ending. Upon competion of the "race", a linear track to the finish line, a giant trophy appears with the text "YOU'RE WINNER". Searches through the games code find no equivalent for losing - it seems the creators (correctly) never imagined that scenario.

 

This game is so bad is has spawned a religion. There is nothing that can possibly compete with this travesty.

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ET had to be the worst. You ran around (losing energy with each step) to keep falling in holes looking for something while running away from the detective. Add in the fact that this single epic flop crashed the market (although it did open up the door for Nintendo...) ET had to be the worst.

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big rigs...

 

 

That's nice and all, up to the point that some of that seems enjoyable. I would love to travel in a never-ending increasing speed across the landscape, that sounds somewhat fun.

 

On the other hand, the levitation out of "wells" that makes up the entire game of ET, also happens to be the eternal punishment in the circle of hell reserved for the makers of terrible video games, and just like in the game, you will never reach the top.

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Thinking about it, one of the best games on the 360, Crackdown, has a glitch with a vehicle speed that will continuously increase without limit.

 

shows it.

 

By exploiting the leveling system, the Supercar speed ceiling can be broken and will continue acceleration until it encounters a wall, other car, etc.

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you are all much, much better people than me to be able to stomach the sheer amount of fail found in these "video" "games".

 

Also...did no one realize the impossibility of a porno game for the Atari during the board meeting for Custers Revenge? How does that get produced with no one saying "this is fucking stupid"? Oh Atari...how you amuse me so...

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I have Big Rigs.

 

The weirdest part about the game is that there's no real objective. Even if the obstacles worked and you could potentially lose any of the races, winning them still accomplishes nothing. There's a high score list, but there's nothing in the game that allows you to enter your high score. There's no prize for beating all the levels - the game doesn't even keep track.

 

It's like you're just supposed to play it for fun or something.

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Also, Superman 64. Definitely in competition for the worst spot, it's just stupidly difficult.

 

Amen.

 

I think this wins -->click here

 

'The story, which is taken from the Moonwalker film, follows Michael, using various music and dance related abilities, on a quest to save kidnapped children from the hands of the evil "Mr. Big".' Is Mr. Big Jackson's penis?

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First, there is no artificial intelligence. The other trucks you race never start - this means that it is impossible to lose, because there are no obstacles in this game.

That's slightly misleading. For one, occasionally, the game will end the second the race starts and display the YOU'RE WINNER! screen because it occasionally trips it's own sensor for winning when you start the race. Also, there is a patch you can download for the game that causes the opponent player to actually move in a predefined line around the track, however he will still never finish the race. He will simply sit in front of the finish line, waiting.

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I have Big Rigs.

 

The weirdest part about the game is that there's no real objective. Even if the obstacles worked and you could potentially lose any of the races, winning them still accomplishes nothing. There's a high score list, but there's nothing in the game that allows you to enter your high score. There's no prize for beating all the levels - the game doesn't even keep track.

 

It's like you're just supposed to play it for fun or something.

 

lol, those old farts that used to play video games for fun....

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Personal least favorite is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for the NES. I would recommend trying it once, you'll see what I mean.

 

This. Previously, I thought that ET was the worst game I had ever played, until I just recently loaded up this piece of shit. Oh God...

 

Like, Big Rigs is really sort of funny how bad it is. There's nothing funny about this abomination.

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Exactly. At least with shit like Big Rigs its comedic how bad it is. But with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, its just terrible.

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