Let’s admit it, even without killing all the famous people we liked and electing Donald Trump, 2016 was still pretty shitty. So let’s take a look back at the year, and hand out some steaming shit awards to some of this year’s worst offerings. Much like our best of the year awards, these are based on things we watched/played, and not limited to stuff that appeared on the site. As well, awards for “worst” something more relate to something that was supposed to be good. Your little brother’s youtube movie isn’t going to win “Worst Movie”. So lets get to it.
Winner: Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice
Fuck this movie. Batman V Superman took what should’ve been a fairly simple concept and twisted it into some of the worst shit I’ve seen in years. From the gray on black on gray aesthetic to the plot so lazy and predictable a 9-year old could have written it, nothing was good or right about this movie. Worse than just sucking, it killed any interest I had in seeing a DC Cinematic Universe.
Runner Up: Warcraft
Worst TV Show
Winner: Monday Night Raw
This is a cheap one, but yeah Raw has been pretty fucking terrible for the better part of the last year and a half. There’s a reason I stopped doing Raw Roundup in March, because honestly I just started to hate the show. Go watch Smackdown, it’s absurdly better.
Runner Up: Luke Cage
Worst Wrestling PPV
Winner: WrestleMania 32
Hoo boy, there aren’t a lot of words to sum up how disappointed I was by WrestleMania 32. Apparently the biggest Mania ever, it dragged on for about 7 fucking hours, and only had a couple decent matches. Most of what we got was boring filler, an excruciating Rock appearance, and perhaps the worst Mania main event ever. What makes this even worse, is that the show could’ve been amazing if Vince listened to the fans.
Runner Up: Fastlane
“Lying To Your Customers” Award
Winner: No Man’s Sky
I’m going to rename this the Sean Murray Memorial Award next year. Has there ever been a bigger case of just fucking lying to your fans than No Man’s Sky? Peter Molyneux comes close, but Sean Murray is in a league of his own. After hyping up No Man’s Sky for years, the finished game released with less than half of the features promised and shown in E3 demos and press releases. Cheers.
Runner Up: Mighty No. 9
“Wasn’t Worth The Wait” Award
Winner: The Last Guardian
Do I even need to say it? Gamers waited 8 years for The Last Guardian, a game that looks pretty, but runs like shit and plays like a drunk raccoon. Better luck next time Team Ico
Runner Up: Duke Nukem Forever (It will always be Duke Nukem Forever)
Worst Gaming Podcast
Winner: Skip To The Show
“Why Did You Even Bother?” Award
Winner: Suicide Squad
Bleh. Suicide Squad was a mess of a film cobbled together with hack cliches and misplaced nuance. With the interest in the DC Cinematic Universe firmly squashed, why bother with this movie about a bunch of B-List villains? Other than money.
Runner Up: Star Fox Zero
Anti-Game of the Year
This didn’t get a review on the site, mostly because none of us wanted to touch this garbage heap. It controls like shit, looks ugly, and is so repetitive I’d rather hit my head against a wall for a few hours than play it. For a game that has such rich source material to pull from, it’s astounding that Ghostbusters is so completely devoid of substance. Fuck this game in it’s stupid face.
Runner Up: Mighty No. 9
So that’s how we saw this year’s bullshit? What were some of 2016’s worst according to you? Leave them in the comments.