gsk can they really be considered bad?
Well, note that the requirement was not for the series to become good but interesting, so from that perspective, I would agree Pachipara 12 fits the bill quite well.
I was coming here to suggest FIFA17, the twenty-something-est episode in the series, trying yo get away from a straight soccer simulation by adding a super weird story mode starring Alex Hunter. Wasn’t good by any means, but an interesting idea.
Behind the scenes, this new mode was also tied to an extremely controversial top-down decided and politically motivated move to the Frostbite engine, which not only penalized FIFA for a few years but also had huge implications later down the road for EA’s development roadmap (incl. being partly responsible for the mishaps of Anthem).
So FIFA17 is way more interesting than the average FIFA game.
esper Spencer’s Gifts asks: What is the best non-interactive work of video game media? (41:54)
Space Invaders vandalism.
esper Is there a video game you think would have been more successful if it was released later? (47:43)
This is where Brandon should have snuck in that Taito X-55 reference.