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Kusoge (クソゲー) is a Japanese word for "shitty game".

The term is used to refer to video games with abysmal graphics, gameplay, sound, games that feature an abnormally high amount of bugs that lead to numerous in-game glitches, broken controls. However, a kusoge doesn't need to be a bug-infested, broken game. It may also be a well-programmed game that features, on the other hand, incredibly frustrating gameplay or artificial difficulty level oscillations (e.g. Takeshi no Chousenjou for the Famicom (Japanese NES) ).

A good example of a Western kusoge is "Cheetahmen II" made by Active Enterprises, which features good music, but everything else is so miserably broken and glitchy, making the game virtually unplayable.

On the other side of the world, we have a kusoge called "Hoshi wo Miru Hito" (星をみるひと - the man who sees the stars) which is a JRPG created by Japanese company HOT-B. The gameplay and look is similar to Dragon Quest, but it is utterly broken and frustrating.
There are so many freakin' bugs! What's this kusoge!?
by Amagami March 31, 2016
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