Worst Game of the Year

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Worst Game of the Year

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor
The original Steel Batallion on the Xbox was an expensive but unique experience. It cost $200 and came with a mammoth controller with two joysticks, a throttle, a radio dial, switches, and over 30 buttons to more accurately replicate its mech controls. Fans clamored for a follow-up, but the cost-prohibitive controller prevented that. Enter the Kinect — something that could, in theory, give you a similar control experience without the need for an expensive, bulky controller. In theory is the key phrase there because in execution, the 360 controller isn’t used as well as it could be, and the Kinect controls are incredibly unresponsive. Heavy Armor winds up being frustrating not only due to that, but also by a high difficulty curve.
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