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Disappointments in Gaming

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At the risk of creating a rant thread... What games have you purchased which you heard good things about but when you played the game it turns out to be a disappointment;

or else you bought one game instead of another, but when you played the one you picked you wished you had made the other choice?

And why?

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  • Three words.

    Sonic. The. Hedgehog.


    (Do I really need to specify that I mean the 2006 version? Or why?)

  • @Chyron8472 said: At the risk of creating a rant thread... What games have you purchased which you heard good things about but when you played the game it turns out to be a disappointment



    "Grim Fandango". Sorry.

  • @Chyron8472 said: At the risk of creating a rant thread... What games have you purchased which you heard good things about but when you played the game it turns out to be a disappointment;


    Portal 2.
    /me goes into hiding

    I gave my reasons in the rate the last game.... thread.

    And as soon as I finish it "Quantum Conundrum" will have disappointed me too.

    Oh and StarCraft 2.

  • @Chyron8472 said: And why?


    ^

    Little Big Planet is on several "Top 10 PS3 games" lists... but it's really kinda boring. Dying has no real consequence, you have no power-ups to kill monsters with, there are very few monsters (as opposed to animated obstacles) to threaten you, and there is little to no story. Seriously--"defeat Bowser and save the princess" is more story than LBP has.

    Maybe I need to play it in multiplayer to feel better about it.

  • Diablo III

    I never even bought it. Just played the demo and I was disappointed. No synergy, no fiddling with your stats, no choosing skills... they took all the fun parts out and replaced them with more complicated ways of not making the equipment you'd like.

  • @Alcoremortis said: Diablo III

    Yes. Most disappointing game this year BUT I knew that before I even bought it so it didn't hit me as hard as Portal 2 did.

  • Mass Effect.

    For someone who likes western RPGs and space/science fiction stuff as well as enjoying playing other BioWare titles I just can't get into Mass Effect. I've tried many times, I play for a bit then I get bored and just stop until I try again a few months or a year later or so. Now I've pretty much given up on the idea of finishing it, yet I won't uninstall it just in case I want to try it again.

  • @corruptbiggins said: Mass Effect.

    For someone who likes western RPGs and space/science fiction stuff as well as enjoying playing other BioWare titles I just can't get into Mass Effect. I've tried many times, I play for a bit then I get bored and just stop until I try again a few months or a year later or so. Now I've pretty much given up on the idea of finishing it, yet I won't uninstall it just in case I want to try it again.

    Have you considered watching a Let's Play?

    I got Super Mario Sunshine a while back, and was getting irritated that Mario didn't control at all like in Super Mario 64 so I returned it. But then I watched NintendoCapriSun's Let's play of Super Mario Sunshine and it really did seem like it could be fun, so I might consider getting it again.

  • @Chyron8472 said: Dying has no real consequence

    Blatant lies. In most LBP levels, you have a maximum of four times dying (on some checkpoints eight) before reaching the next checkpoint, otherwise you would need to start over again.

    For me, it was Conquest of the New World. Both when I bought it back during the CD-ROM days (which I bought because I thought the demo was quite cool), and when I bought it on GOG (after which I found out why I stopped playing the game). It really was boring, you technically could just play the demo of the game and you have seen mostly everything.

    Borderlands, although it might help that I just can't stand FPS games or games in first person, due to the fact that I get disoriented fast.

  • @GaryCXJk said: I just can't stand FPS games or games in first person

    Quote of the year.

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