Cyberpunk’d From PlayStation Store, Worst Games Of 2020

Today: Geno makes another rare appearance in Super Smash Bros — We know the best games of 2020, but which ones are the worst? — Get chased around by dinosaurs in VR with Jurassic World Aftermath

PlayStation Store delists Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 was removed from the PlayStation Store earlier today, prompting speculation that Sony had pulled the game following complaints and refund requests. Turns out it was actually CD Projekt themselves who pulled the trigger.

Sony has a dedicated section for Cyberpunk 2077 refunds

The eagerly anticipated and much hyped action RPG suffers from bugs and performance problems, particularly on the base PlayStation 4 and Xbox One models, leading to speculation that Sony had delisted Cyberpunk 2077 because it no longer qualified for a platform certification waiver.

Certification waivers are not unusual, and are granted with the understanding that any problems that would cause a game to fail certification will be fixed with a day one patch.

Temporary: “Following our discussion with PlayStation, a decision was made to temporarily suspend digital distribution of Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation Store,” according to CD Projekt. You can still buy physical copies of the game from retailers, since there has not been a general product recall.

PSN refunds: “All purchased digital and physical copies of the game will continue to receive support and updates as we continue to improve your experience.” If you still want a refund, you can request one on the dedicated Cyberpunk 2077 refund section on the PlayStation website.

Which game did Geno appear in after Super Mario RPG?

a) Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
b) Super Mario Sunshine
c) Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
d) Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

D3 doesn’t want to attack and devour God

Bandai Namco’s action RPG God Eater Burst is called Gods Eater Burst in North America for some reason, after D3 Publisher decided to pluralise the first term in the name. Perhaps it is somehow less profane to eat multiple gods until you burst?

No plural no sale in North America

They also cut a scene where Shio grabs Alisa’s breasts, although the audio can still be found in the game files. North American releases tend to get rid of nudity or sexually suggestive content, but violence is of course totally acceptable.

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Super Smash Bros. gets a Geno costume

The latest new addition to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has met with a somewhat mixed response, since it is a fan favourite but perhaps not in the form everyone expected.

Geno is with fans in spirit, and as some cosplay

Geno is literally a shell of his former self, being a Mii Fighter costume rather than a proper character. Super Smash Bros. for WiiU & 3DS also featured Geno costumes, and this while this updated outfit is better than nothing, fans were expecting more.

Here in spirit: Geno was a warrior from Star Road and one of Mario's companions in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars for Super Nintendo. He also appeared as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Adventure Mode in 2018.

Early Fantasy: The biggest recent addition to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Final Fantasy VII villain Sephiroth. You can unlock him early if you beat him in the special Sephiroth Challenge, which also opens up his Northern Cave stage.

Metacritic reveal top “worst video games”

Metacritic has compiled a list of the “10 Worst Video Games of 2020”, finding the biggest stinkers of 2020 according to professional critics.

Some games leave all the wrong impressions

Any game released between January 1st and December 15th are eligible for the dubious honour, and a title must have at least seven registered professional reviews to qualify as a total stinker. Only the lowest-scoring version of a game is represented if it royally stunk up multiple platforms.

Top 10 “worst” for 2020

  1. Tiny Racer (Switch) (Score 29/100) – ”Miniature cars race through kitchens and forests in IceTorch Interactive's $10 Switch racer. Critics were universally frustrated by the title's poor gameplay.”
  2. XIII Remake (Xbox One) (Score 32/100) – ”A remake of Ubisoft's 2003 first-person shooter (itself an adaptation of the Belgian graphic novel series), this buggy Microids release made numerous (often drastic) changes to the original's gameplay and look, and fans weren't happy, forcing the developer to issue a formal apology.”
  3. Dawn of Fear (PS4) (Score 33/100) – ”Modeled after 1990s-era Resident Evil games, Brok3nsite's survival horror game was plagued by technical issues and a generic design.”
  4. Fast & Furious Crossroads (PC) (Score 34/100) – ”Originally meant to be released alongside the ninth Fast & Furious movie (which was instead postponed to 2021), this arcade-style racing game from Codemasters' Slightly Mad Studios received unanimously negative reviews thanks to poor controls and a lack of depth and polish.”
  5. Arc of Alchemist (Switch) (Score 36/100) – ”Idea Factory's action-RPG left critics unimpressed by its dated-looking graphics and uninspired story.”
  6. Remothered: Broken Porcelain (PC) (Score 39/100) – ”"Broken" is the key word in the title of Stormind Games' survival horror title, which was plagued by game-breaking bugs (as well as less-fixable problems like an "incomprehensible" story) at its launch in October.”
  7. Tamarin (PS4) (Score 40/100) – ”Hailing from Chameleon Games—home to a number of former Rare developers—this cutesy (at first glance) platform adventure failed to recapture the magic of the latter studio. Oh, and it's not as cute as it looks: The titular monkey spends the game destroying enemy bugs with heavy weaponry (among other acts of unexpectedly bloody violence)—so it's not exactly for kids.”
  8. Street Power Soccer (PS4) (Score 41/100) – ”Priced like a FIFA Street title but lacking the accompanying polish and depth, this street soccer title published by Maximum Games certainly won't change your mind if you find soccer boring.”
  9. Gleamlight (Switch) (Score 42/100) – ”This Switch sidescroller may look decent on the surface. But it only really gets the "hollow" part of the Hollow Knight formula down: There's very little content, and what's there isn't exactly fun or coherent.”
  10. The Elder Scrolls: Blades (Switch) (Score 42/100) – ”Sometimes games don't translate well to handheld devices, even when designed from scratch for smaller screens. That was the case for Bethesda's latest entry in its 26-year-old fantasy action-RPG franchise, Blades, which was deemed boring and tedious by reviewers.”

Jurassic World Aftermath is out now

Jurassic World Aftermath for Oculus Quest sees you stranded on Isla Nublar, surrounded by equally hungry and angry dinosaurs. Outsmart and outrun the dinosaurs and make it off the island before you become extinct.

Major fixes for Above and Beyond

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond had a bit of a rough start, but the latest patch can hopefully improve matters a bit by fixing bugs, making the AI a tad brighter and tuning the performance a bit.

As we head into the end of the year, we're going to be giving away a PlayStation 5 to one lucky reader. The winner will be revealed in the Christmas eve issue of DailyBits.

Here’s the Giveaway Code for Week 51, which will allow you to gain more points: 5362

Which game did Geno appear in after Super Mario RPG?

ANSWER: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga!

You really deserve more, Geno, you really do

Geno is one of the biggest cult favorites in the Mario fandom even though his only major appearance was in Super Mario RPG, and fans are constantly clamoring for him to return. Nintendo is clearly listening, since he had a cameo appearance in Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga, but they haven’t exactly given him the red carpet treatment.

In Superstar Saga, he shows up to explain the rules of the Star ‘Stache Smash minigame, but he was cut out of the 3DS remake. That could be because Square Enix has the rights to the character and not Nintendo, which might also explain why he’s not making more appearances. Perhaps frustrated Geno fans should turn their attention to Square Enix instead?

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey.