game news 9 video games that can break your console or delete your save files…
There are bad games and there are those that need to be handled with care. Console Switches and other backup drafts are numerous in the video game landscape. So beware of these 9 games that sometimes bring the worst to you!
Age of Empires is a very well known franchise. Rather identified as PC, it even managed to conquer console gamers and, in particular, those from Nintendo. In fact, there were many who welcomed the arrival of the license on Nintendo DS in 2006. This port of the first work, age of empires: the age of kings, it’s pretty well received by gamers and critics alike, but one devastating mistake will ruin everything. Corrupted saves, frame rate drops, to freeze…What makes you want to just restart the game, right? Well, by doing this, he could say goodbye to his cartridge, which had become hopelessly unusable. A situation all the more exasperating that this error could be avoided. It was enough to name his empire with a name that contained more than four letters, very simply.
You may be tempted to believe that modern consoles are too powerful to be swept away by a single game. A very recent example proved otherwise: Alien game. Don’t be fooled by its name, this FPS has nothing to do with the movies of the same name. And it wouldn’t be wise to try anyway. Apart from the fact that the game is not really good, it is capable of ruining your new PS5. overheating and to freeze forcing you to restart your console can cause a lot of irreversible damage. YouTuber Conkerax has also made a video about the game, describing how “the biggest scam”. Just take a look at the latter and the various comments to understand that Aliens is a game that you should absolutely avoid for the sake of your PS5.
Anthem isn’t exactly a game with a good reputation. It greatly tarnished BioWare’s reputation and will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the biggest flops in the world of video games. Some gamers will even have a particularly bad memory of him, as this game broke their PS4. Many have complained about this on the official EA support forums. After being forced to restart their PS4, players found themselves with a particularly slow console and going through all the files one by one before booting (as it normally does after a critical error). Some even claimed that their console had simply stopped working or that their hard drive had fried. If the issue wasn’t widespread (even raising some questions), it was significant enough that Sony decided to compensate some of the affected players.
Remember Diddy Kong, this star primate (with his fiancée Dixie Kong) from the game? Donkey Kong Country 2: The Search for Diddy’s Kong ? A very nice being, right (for an equally nice game, by the way)? Well, if you have ever come across this error, you will probably disagree with this statement. The disaster took place in the Castle Crush level. A failure relative to the first cannon of the latter could purely and simply destroy your game cartridge. the failure is as follows: Smash a barrel into a wall but while making the game believe you still have it in your hands. If you were lucky, this inconsistency “just” crashed your game before deleting all your saves. On the other hand, if the latter turned out to be too corrupt, it became impossible to start the game…
Do you know the passwords? Ancestors of our backups, they notably allowed direct access to certain levels of our favorite games. metroid used these famous passwords at the time. In addition to this backup side, some allowed you to increase your skills or discover the game a little differently (password fans JUSTIN BAILEY, we see you). If some, like the one just mentioned, have become particularly famous, it’s not always for the right reasons. HIRE RIDLEY MOTHER’S SON, by activating improbable data, it would just crash your game. A funny swear word from the developers? Well, that depends on your console. On Nintendo 3DS, entering this password could damage the system, forcing you to hard reset it and lose all your data in the process.
Mighty No. 9 was a title expected by fans of Mega Man and other games in the genre. The latter had even massively financed the title, eager for it to see the light of day. But the unofficial revival of the Mega Man series was particularly disappointing upon its release. As you can imagine, we would have preferred it to be his only fault. Unfortunately, the Wii U version was a real nightmare for many gamers. In addition to frame rate drops and other technical issues, Mighty No. 9 had two failure Easily attainable (relating to basic game mechanics) and capable of totally corrupting your Wii U system, with all the loss and despair that this entails…
Before working on Halo and Destiny, Bungie secured a now-almost-forgotten license: Myth. At the time, however, its heroic fantasy universe, its 3D aesthetics, and its tactical side pleased gamers, even justifying the development of a second opus. Yeah, but here it is, this last one came with one of the biggest bugs. In fact, it could erase not just your backups, but your entire hard drive. And to launch this terrible curse, it was enough to uninstall the game from the main root folder of your hard drive, which is still quite common. Fortunately, Bungie managed to save the furniture. Realizing the mistake just before the title’s release, the studio withdrew the discs and swapped them in extremis with a corrected version. A pretty crazy story that we told you a few months ago.
In its early days, Ubisoft dabbled in all kinds of games, for better or worse. In 2001, it was unfortunately rather for the worse that the French publisher headed with its role-playing game in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor. At the time, the game had received a timid 13 out of 20 in our columns, but that’s not the most embarrassing thing. In fact, the save system was wasting its time corrupting yours as soon as you closed the game. uninstalling the game would cause you to lose all your other installed titles and even the rest of your hard drive. Finally, the bugs we often point out today in certain Ubisoft games aren’t that worrisome by comparison.
Demos of games on disc… An era that has already passed and that, however, made many players happy. Without a doubt, the mere mention of him will awaken pleasant memories in some of you. But perhaps others will remember much less pleasant times. In 2004, one demo disc for the PlayStation 2 in particular caused havoc: the Viewtiful Joe 2. A fan of the first game, you may have taken the opportunity at the time to discover the beginning of the new adventures of the eponymous hero. And maybe you have suffered from the terrible technical problem of it. Running the demo turned absolutely everything on the memory cards connected to your console into corrupted and unusable save games. There was no choice, you had to format your memory cards and permanently lose all your backups. A real pleasure…