Lately, gamers have been getting hit hard in the media for… well, whatever hot button’s being pressed today. Seems like there’s a new way to shine a negative light at video games every day in the news. Now, AAA game studios are in the hot seat for releasing AAA games that are broken, incomplete, and, in some cases, nearly unplayable.

For example, Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One has had many issues regarding its online matchmaking since the game’s launch on November 11th. The issues keep getting patched, but the problems are seemingly so complicated, the game’s developers, 343 Industries, announced they would be pushing back Halo: Spartan Strike into 2015 to focus on fixing the former game’s issues.

Sadly, the reason behind the increase of development issues is obvious, but overlooked. And we can look at the Assassin’s Creed series for the answer.

Platforming Games and iOS

Apple’s iOS platform has brought us great efforts in gaming and introducing us to new genres along the way (Who knew flinging birds into pigs could be so much fun?). However, browse for good platformer games and what do you get? Not too much. Of the ones you do find, many of them are clunky in design and have poor control. Sadly, you don't discover these issues until after you buy the game. Luckily, they’re cheaper than buying retail games, but the offering and support is just not there. Enter Mystery of the Japanese Werewolf by Daniel Marthis Novais.