Not even spore can come close to this piece of shit.
Fallout new Vegas.
Never pre ordered since and never will again. Fuck you Obsidishit.
the tears are still fresh, but dammit, i will show this fucker who's boss and beat it. eventually.
Hundreds of hours down the drain, and for WHAT
It could have been so much, and turned out to be so little.
It's not about fallout 3 being any better, because it sure as fuck isn't in any way.
It's about being excited about fallout NV being handled by something other than fucking betheshit, but since it was rushed to fuck and ran on a terrible engine, NV was a horrible mess in the same ways fallout 3 was.
4 was better than Reach, get over it.
"been a while i don't have a console, maybe i should get a 360 to see whats the fuss is all about"
Well, to be fair, the Jrpgs like lost odyssey were kinda ok, and i actually liked banjo N&B.
But holy fuck, the "action" games are a massive pile of steaming shit, and the game on the picture "told" me hard.
Playing it is like playing a good game with an very annoying cousin that will punch you in the guts and steal the controller on all the actually good parts of the game, and will return it to you to play the boring ones.
And this cousin is present on pretty much all the action games on this console.
after all the hype surrounding this game, it was a massive letdown
Ni no Kuni.
I really wanted to like it, I really did. But it sucked so much shit
I was one of those that lost the preorder because of card rejection a week or so before release. I spent about 300 shekels on ebay for the collector's edition.I regret it to this day
There was a time when I thought Other M would actually be good. I ignored the obvious warning signs, I figured "so what if it doesn't look as good as a game 8 years older than it? It's still in progress, and graphics aren't important anyway! Nintendo's never been known for good stories, but I'm sure they have some interesting plot. I can't wait to see what parts of the Metroid universe they shed a new light on! I'm sure Sakamoto knows precisely what he's doing, he made Super Metroid after all!"
I used to think that Nintendo had a certain set of standards, that there was just a certain level of quality they could never fall below, and that illusion was shattered for me.
>the gameplay itself
>Heller being an irredeemable protagonist they could only make "the good guy" by making Mercer completely out of character
Also Bioshock Infinite. I liked Bioshock 2 and am far more forgiving of bad games than most of /v/ but that game shattered my soul.
Yes, and call of Duty and Candy Crush are the principle of gaming
Do I even need to post this?
I did like the editors and I did kinda sorta liked space. Still a disappointment though.
Aliens Colonial Marines
There has been enough stories, including mine, that have been posted to show how death defining that game is.
Fuck you, Randy Pitchford
The worst part is that Bioshock 2 did the exact same plot as infinite did, but better. The theme of Fatherhood which is shoved in Infinite in it's last 20% while in 2 it's a solid, realized theme that follows you throughout the game and culminates in Elanor matching your actions once she's released.
In infinite, it really does feel like it was changed from romantic lead to family tie for no other reason that to shock people who were expecting her to be the romance.
Tales of Radiant Mythology.
Not saying it's a bad game, but just not what I was expecting. I was expecting some sort story like tales games usually had and instead I get a game full of fetch quests and monster killing.
1942, Vietnam were so good. not to mention the mods like Desert Combat, Forgotten Hope and the weird ones like BF Pirates.
BF2 rolls around and its just nasty as fuck. they stripped out all the character 1942/V had and now its just 2 modern brown armies fighting each other in poorly designed brown maps. Desert Combat took the same modern military idea and did it way better, and it was fan made.
I think that's when I stopped playing multiplayer shooters. Looking back it looks like no mods worth a shit ever got finished except for "muh realism" arma wannabee
don't even get me started on the CoDified trash that is BF:BC and BF3/4
Sonic Adventure 2
Sonic Dark Brotherhood
Sonic and the Secret Rings
Maybe art style is a more appropriate term.
Not to mention most of the abilities for Infinite were ripped right out of 2 and Minerva's Den.
Minerva's Den did the twist ending much better than Infinite. MD kind of lead you into it with casual hints whereas Infinite dropped it right on your head all at once. The DLC of Infinite, at least BaS2, would have been good if they hadn't gone out of their way to destroy the lore surrounding Big Daddies from both Bioshock 1 and 2 in the process.
>The theme of Fatherhood which is shoved in Infinite in it's last 20% while in 2 it's a solid, realized theme that follows you throughout the game and culminates in Elanor matching your actions once she's released.
I'm absolutely positive that's because Levine is an egotistical asshole that saw someone else's story in one of "his" games was being praised so he felt the need to copy it and "do it better".
I will never forget the pain. Ruined my whole Halloween last year.
Even if the first and "second" weren't that great they were still fun games to lose a afternoon and somehow this game managed to shit everything and make all the good things wash away
Deus Ex Human Revolution, Xcom enemy unknown, hotline miami, and new vegas
To be honest I just like the games I like, I can't explain why I like them. I just know that I like them.
I knew it would be the worst one, and it still was worst then I could imagine.
It has to DsD for me. Like fuck. I understand the undertones of mythology but come on son. Pawns that have THEE WORST programming parameters in the world, laggy, empty do-nothing quests, no fucking level design....for the whole goddamn world. Shitty crafting system, and to boot a lack of building strategy for most bosses and encounters. Got magic? meteor strike. Warrior? Gourge everything etc etc.
Come the fuck on, how many times can the atrocity that is modern sonic fool anyone nowadays? Enough is enough, absolutely no expectation is the way to approach any new sonic game.
Also, i was surprised at how incredibly good Racing Transformed was.
This shit ruined my fucking week. It wasn't even close to anything that came before it, and broken as fuck.
>tfw go from horror to Gears of Duty: Halo warfare
>love pokemon RSE
>pray to god that gamefreak doesn't fuck up ORAS
Is this how if feels when your child tells you they're bringing their new boyfriend/girlfriend over for dinner?
Mega-slowbro already looks stupid. Also megas are stupid but at least you can semi-successfully pretend they don't exist
Gamefreak better bring back the battle frontier cause the battle maison really sucks
secret bases and contests/cosplay pikachu sound like the tits though and at least they've finally transitioned to 3D models so it'll look pretty
Mass Effect 2
Super Mario 3D world
Super Smash Bros Brawl
Burnout 4 and Paradise
Paper Mario Sticker Star
Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon
SimCity DRM edition
Resident Evil 5 and all sequels
Ninja Gaiden 3
WOW: WOTLK and sequels after it
Zelda :Skyward Sword
I guess that's all I can think of.
Feel free to call me a faggot if I offend anyone's bitch feelings by calling his favorite piece of shit a piece of shit.
Those games were awful sequels, some were decent games and others were just awful, but they all underdelivered and ruined the franchises previous track records of quality in some way or form and made me want to puke my guts out.
>Resident Evil 5 (so many reused assets and ideas; no atmosphere)
>Bioshock: Infinite (trying too hard and just not as fleshed out as it's predecessors)
>Resistance 2 (just HAD to put a number on it instead of a full title/chapter designation)
>Metroid: Other M (why even play it if it's only going to tarnish my experiences with any other title in the series)
>The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (uninspired and largely empty world; a fucking NGC port)
All of these listed were fun, don't get me wrong, but they were just so damn disappointing and did not live up to their respective series' reputations.
>Did your fedora fall off when typing all that bullshit kiddo?
The sheer amount of autism on this website will never disappoint
Jesus Christ, I lost all respect for EGOSOFT after that fucking disaster. All I wanted was a better looking X3, and instead I get this watered-down, failed console port, piece of shit.
The first two for Neo-Geo Pocket were amazing. I didn't have any hope of there ever being a sequel though. But lo and behold, this stinking turd came out.
It was so, so, so fucking awful. I gave it back after 3 days.
Mass Effect 3 couldn't have come at a worse time for me.
Last time I saw my grandmother alive was launch day.
Extended Cut was released on the day of her funeral.
Nothing got any better. A bunch of other shit (suicide of a friend, closing of a business, etc) all happened around the same time.
But ME3...I will never get over that one.
Leviathan threw me into a rage, actually, since it destroyed the series lore.
Gonna agree with this. I bought Dark Arisen mostly because of /v/s enthusiasm for the game but holy shit it is so fucking boring. The combat is pretty great, but enemy variation is nonexistent until post-game, pawns are fucking retarded and the game world is dull as fuck.
Oh yeah, on a side note, if you anons haven't learned by now, NEVER buy anything that Slant Six has touched.
Literally UNFINISHED games. I don't even enjoy SOCOM, but that Confronation PS3 title was a joke. Felt so bad for long-time fans. The only reason that game sold anything was because it "included" the official PS3 headset.
I was replaying Civ 4 for months prior in order to get hyped. The expansions were alright but they can't patch the combat and AI.
Out of curiosity, what's wrong with it?
Think of going from Diablo 2 to 3 like going from Morrowind to Skyrim, in terms of stuff they removed.
Also, they did 2/3rds of the game and sold the last third as an expansion pac
DBZ Ultimate Tenkaichi was the last straw for DBZ games for me, shit broke my fucking heart. Dimps is deving the newest one so I will watch from a distance and see what happens
Halo 4, I wanted the return of the Chief so bad
DmC, I actually gave it the benefit of doubt but man I got burned bad there
pretty much amyrhing within the past 3 years but those ones will haunt me for the rest of my days
RE5 ruined the series for me.
I just couldn't get over the Volcano fistfight.
Remember in the years leading up to release when a lot of people thought that Chris wasn't Chris because of how unnatural and stupid looking his character model was? I miss those days. Back when people assumed the game would be quality.
Saint's Row 3 and Brink taught me never to get hyped too much for a game, and to leave all expectations at the door.
They were such disappointments.
I was really looking forward to playing it after all the good shit people said about it on /v/.
I really, really, fucking really wanted to enjoy it, but I simply couldn't, it was just way too fucking boring.
The Last of Us
Not because I thought it was a bad game or anything. It was fine. But that's all it was. Fine. The reviews and hype around it insist it's god's gift to vidya when all it is an average zombie story paired with some pretty good gameplay.
Fucking this nigger right here. I don't even know if guy's baiting but fuck GTA IV man every single one of my friends pictured it like the second coming of jesus and when I finally played it it was some dumbed down GTA 3 with cool graphics and driving . Fuck that shit it has less features than fucking goat simulator holy shit how can you go from SA to that
What a grade F piece of shit. Maybe I would have liked the game if it wasn't called "Breath of Fucking Fire" or at least if it was called something like "Breath of Fire: Bullshit Mechanics that Suck so Fucking Bad That It'll Kill the Franchise for 10 Years And The Mechanics Will Never Be Repeated in Any Game Ever Again They Were So Shitty" I'm amazed it has such a hardcore fanbase (of 6 people that are on /v/ at all times in order to attempt to defend this magnitude-10 bumblefuck)
I'm with you anon.
To be honest, you should have seen it coming with how 5 turned out, but I don't exactly blame you either.
I've been trying to think of a point where this feeling would have been fresh for me.
That would be WWE: Smackdown Vs Raw.
Around the point were the wrestling games I loved so much just turned into THQ cashgrabs.
No real additions, all sorts of cuts from other games, customizability took a hit, and the career mode was awful.
This fucking game. THIS FUCKING GAME.
I don't know WHAT the fuck Namco was thinking, and I don't know what the fuck I was thinking, getting so hyped for it. You bitches better tl;dr this post.
I loved Tales of Symphonia so god damn much, and when I read about a sequel coming out I damn near shat myself. I was so excited to see all my favorite characters again, to explore the lands I'd left long ago, and to get caught up in the mysteries that a post-reunited world could offer.
INSTEAD I GOT SHAT ON. WE ALL DID
>Emil, the world's worst protagonist
>monsters instead of people in your party
>previous cast returns! oh oops they're voiced by different people and they all suck now
>Lloyd is evil (I'm not even going to talk about the retarded twist to this)
>the ambiguous, "they might not have done the best thing, but they did the right thing" ending of Symphonia is totally destroyed
I can't even think about this game without getting riled up
But Space was the most boring and ultimately repetitive.
>Oh, look, you left a star system for 5 seconds, and even though you posted 8 autoturrets on every planet, some faggot just came by and took over all your planets!
fucking Hitman: Absolution.
>"hey guys you can do anything you want in this awesome sandbox game"
>get a huge point penalty every time I kill someone or am not 100% stealthy
>almost every mission is go there, do that, exit through that door
>when I load a checkpoint every guy I killed has respawned
I have never been so disappointed over anything in my life, didn't even finish it. honestly I have more hours plaid in the sniper challenge (yes I pre-ordered it like the guillable faggot I am)
this was the last time I'll ever pre order a game
Same, except I managed not to buy into any hype. The sad thing is, it is probably one of the best games to come out in a while, let alone in the horror genre.
RE series is literally dead as dog shit.
>ITT: game ruined by high expectations
That's why it's so great to just discover new games for yourself once in a while with no hype, no reviews, no nothing.
But to get on topic, the Aliens vs Predator 2010 was so disappointing that I even forced myself to play 20 hours of multiplayer, convincing myself that it was all just an improvement of the previous AvP2 and AvP1/gold.
I couldn't play games for week after realizing how much unfun the whole process was...
Silent Hill Homecoming. It broke my teenage heart so much I haven't been the same since.
And i had just watched Banjo die that year too. It was the moment i lost my vidya innocence
Nuts 'n' bolts would have been fun as dicks if it hadn't had the B-K license attached. Build and race your own custom-made silly vehicles? Modify them to complete a wide variety of challenges? As a Wacky Races game, it would have been praised greatly. But we'd been promised Banjo-Threeie, and that's not what we fucking got.
I don't remember exactly why but I hated how shitty the battle with Wesker was.
If they were going to go all climactic and shit they should have made Wesker turn into some kind of towering Contra type demon, but the shit felt like Radditz era DBZ.
I didnt mean to buy it /v/ but my brother coaxed me into it. there is nothing I regret more. never bought a game after that (bought shadowrun returns because i'm a fan of the series and liked the campaign)
I will never ever ever buy another blizzard game again
What they did wrong is they created Mass Effect 1.
Also they secretly were in the process of becoming "The LGBT gaming company" even then.
The last good game they made, was, Baldurs Gate 2.
Not a game, but a console. The Nintendo 3DS. I got it in March 2012, too goddamn early for starters but I didn't care because I bought up into the hype. I ended up just playing DS games on it for a majority of time because the few games I played on there didn't impress me at all, and there was so little.
It also hurt a lot to hear about the 3DS XL getting released 3 months after I bought it, having things like a decent fucking battery life, a screen that isn't so goddamn tiny, and that is actually designed for bigger hands.
Well he fucked up bad. I was much more attatched to Elanor than I was to Elizabeth, despite Elanor's character just sort of begining and ending at "Magical Ghost Girl Damsel", because despite that it's very clear what she is and what her point is in the story. "This is your Daughterfu, she is in trouble, you are a big lad with a drill for a hand. Figure it out."
A simple story is not necessarily a bad one, Ken "I love plots I don't understand" Levine.
I still can't believe they were real.
I typically like Pokemon but it was by far the most disappointing one and the frame drops irritated me to no end. Let's not forget the stupid exp share shit that made the game piss easy
no I won't gimp my game by turning it off
>flat out broken on release
>not even close to 30 heists
>no safehouse customization despite being mentioned ingame
>didn't even have cloakers
>most blatant asset reusal possible
>calling very slightly modified versions of the same mission different heists
>only 1 or 2 good heists that weren't dlc
>extreme grinding simulator: now with xp scaling that makes high level missions give worse xp than 30 second grinds
>watch GDC presentation
>just what's there would make an incredible game
>4 years of development later
>it doesn't even have half the shit it did before
it's like they started with a finished product and spent the game's entire development cycle just deleting shit and adding googly eyes
Yeah that game ruined Wesker. Half the reason he was such a good villain was because he was always behind the scenes and manipulated everything. He's supposed to be pretty smart, yeah?
It's the expose rule.
Things explained lose their luster. Wesker being in the background worked because you could never get a read on him.
Then 5 came around and you were like "oh, he's just... Neo, but with viruses?"
>play the ever living fuck out of Jak and Daxter: Precursor Legacy with my cousin
>cousin buys Jak 2 on release date
>suddenly he becomes an asshole and won't let me play
>I didn't buy a PS2 until highschool
>cousin sold his copy just so I couldn't play it
>eventually I find it while Gamestop was throwing out PS2 games
>4 generic guns with no manual aim
>too many vehicular missions, a lot of vehicles you only use for one or two missions in the entire game
>I'M GONNA KILL PRAXIS
He doesn't kill Praxis
I'm sure I would have loved it if I played it near release date. But I've played too many better games to like it now.
Runner up is LittleBigPlanet Karting. It was just ModNation Racers with Sackboy's face on it, but the developers said Sackboy could get out of his Kart and walk around so I thought it could be useful for making 3D platformers. They didn't even try to cover up that lie. Karting is an unstable laggy mess. Moreso than the regular game. It's like the devs wanted to make it as shitty as possible so that players would buy Modnation instead.
For you failing to realize that ME was a shitty series.
It's a karmic punishment. Being able to detect a good game to invest a time into is a skill, and you should hone it.
I saw that ME is shit even while I haven't played ME1.
Good games give you good taste and teach you to watch out for certain telltale signs of shit.
Good games like PS:T or BG series. Or Fallout 1 & 2.
Completely fucking terrible followup to 999. I'm glade game 3 of the trilogy got cancelled.
The trailers had amazing musical scores and bits of footage that made the game seem so good. Even the intro started out kick ass. The actual product was a mess of stealth sections with guards that can one kill you (thus being more powerful than satan, you never actually fight one without a stealth section) and garbage levels/enemies.
This is definitely one of the big ones. They built up so much hype and released an unfinished product that was a step back from their previous releases.
came here to post this
fuck that game. i refuse to even call it a goddamn breath of fire game
Yeap, which applies to most of the games mentioned here, but when you've devoted a good year to AvP2 multiplayer with it's incredible class variety, fun modes and well made custom maps, it's pretty hard to acknowledge AvP2010 as a good AvP game.
My brother was pretty disappointed by Call Of Duty Ghost
He was hyped when the Multiplayer trailer showed that Battle rifles get their own class, only to end up being major dogshit and nerfed to all hell.
Thankfully, 3 brought that part of me back to life.
I still love the game itself but Brawl definitely put a damper on my expectations for the next title.
>directly stated from the dev team that it was casualized to appeal to a larger audience; this was an obvious symptom of the Wii and Nintendo's new marketing strategy
Everything except the fuckawful engine it runs on which is the most important part of the game. Also the single player modes were pretty underwhelming and lots of features were either unnecessary (masterpieces) or anemic (stage builder). Brawl is basically a game defined by quantity over quality.
Sticker Star wasn't an RPG
It was a puzzle game with RPG elements
The sooner you realize that, the less bitchy you can be, it wasn't a bad game, just a different direction
Your an idiot if you actually hated SPM just because it's a different genre when it still has elements if what made PM good.
Fallout New Vegas IS a better game than 3, 3 just has the advantage of being "THE FIRST EXPERIENCE"
resident evil 6
never payed 60 bucks for a game since
For real though, the 3D effect is extremely fucking overrated. They should have made the streetpass stuff the main gimmick instead and focused on other augmented reality features like the face raiders game does or the denpamen where you catch more denpamen.
Seriously, I started so late on the whole guitar hero thing, after playing through 3 and 4, i just wanted more, and 5 was so bleh. At least the guitar was nice, much better than that shitty Les Paul. Too bad the game wasn't nearly as nice.
What else comes to mind:
Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly
Ass creed 3 (this too was after binging through the series)
MW3 (Literally copy / pasted game)
Animal Crossing CF
Crash Nitro Kart
No, not really.
When you take away all the classes (of which each race had 4 and 8 for humans since Corps and Marines), add some ridiculous multilayered maps (making the radar even less reliable than ever), remove every mode except TDM, hunt and survival , remove server customizability and add a "lock-on" rock, paper, scissors melee combat system, it kind of takes away too much from the game.
I started this game a little while ago, at the part right after the runaway train part into the mines, does the game get any better or does it get worse? I love the music, but the actual LoS combat seems few and far between
I don't know. I enjoyed the more sullen aesthetic of GTAIV. It was a lot more detailed of a world in general. By comparison SA was a lot more varied but sort of sparse. Sure things were missing from SA in the trasition but I thought the improved physics made up for much of this. Also San Andreas' mini-games were fucking tedious. The dancing? The weightlifting? The lowriders? I find that shit annoying and tiresome rather then fun.
Crash Nitro Kart would've been god tier if the sense of speed wasn't so awful. You should giv it a try again soon Anon, everything else about it is pretty awesome. It was also the last game to be worked on by the original Crash artists (Who they hired back after they were MIA for WoC), and seeing PS2 versions of the first three games environment art is amazing.
No, because they made it shittier, ruined lore with retcons and banal writing, removed runewords (YES RUNEWORDS FUCK !), made graphics shit for the time it released, made all characters same by virtue of making infinite respecs free at all times while not in combat (no character investment whatsoever, you can just remake your character into the flavor of the day / moment).
Removed character stats.
Need I go on ?
OH YES, THEY KILLED CAIN WITH A TOOTH FAIRY
I realized not to buy another GH game after Legends of Rock.
There was an entire mandatory update for the game that literally ONLY CHANGED THE MAIN MENU BACKGROUND SO IT INCLUDED A FIVE GUM™ PACK LAYING ON THE TABLE.
Heart of the Swarm.
Wings of Liberty at least had some entertaining missions. They didn't even try with HotS. A complete abomination across the board.
>Unnecessary anime-tier fight scenes
>MOBA chapters where you only control one unit
>Complete and utter destruction of any logic or established lore
>Shitty half-assed unnecessary romance forced down your throat within the first 5 minutes
>God awful voice acting and support cast
Can I count a game I had no investment in? I pirated Watch_Dogs because I had no faith in quality but wanted to see.
I am legitimately angry they were allowed to sell that as a "completed" product at full price and that retards actually bought it.
I remember how excited I was for it
Sometimes my excitement made it hard to sleep
I stayed up until 3 in the morning when I have to wake up at 6 just to get the beta code
At the time I had been pretty depressed, so it seemed to me as if some kind of awesome shit waiting on the horizon
Where did it all go so wrong
>tfw wanna go to bed forever cause of the new thief
>Dark Souls 2
>Red Alert 3
>Final Fantasy XII
>Dead Space 3
>Grand Theft Auto IV
>DmC: Devil May Cry
>Resident Evil 5
>Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories(On GBA)
Captcha: Adiops purchaser
I was told it was so good it rivaled Superstar Saga.
>There was an entire mandatory update for the game that literally ONLY CHANGED THE MAIN MENU BACKGROUND SO IT INCLUDED A FIVE GUM™ PACK LAYING ON THE TABLE.
That's incredible. Can't believe I never heard about this.
it was repetitive, enemy level scaling made killing them into a chore and made me just not want to kill anything, it was buggy as fuck, there were some cool ideas that just fell apart, and co-op managed to suck just as much. i got dragged into playing it with a friend at launch and i don't think i've ever regretted a purchase as much
it still baffles me that they made it into a franchise and got a fucking moba out of it. i don't think i've ever met anybody who liked the first one
I actually enjoyed H4's multiplayer a TAD more than Reach. Both were pretty subpar if not downright atrocious compared to the original trilogy.
>HUR I BETTUR THROW MO GRENADES!1!
>I DON WANA DIE YET, ARMO LOK!!!1
Just ruined the entire pace of gameplay. not to mention the awful half-assed forge maps making up half of the playlists
The campaign was spectacular, though. So was the Forge. But it customs weren't the same after CoD sucked away 2/3rds of the population.
>P-please g-guys, we're still Halo! I swear... ;_;
>Everyone just ends up using the most exploitable setup, just like any loadout based CoD esque game
>Sprint-based gameplay basically makes every game feel like Rumble Pit, getting killed out of nowhere, and generally tarnishing the strategic element of H1-3
The maps were pretty good, IMO. I like the BR.
The campaign was garbage, obviously.
I fucking preordered the CE. I've been looking forward to the 14th for several weeks, and I stayed up for the beta until 3am. Then It got delayed. The next time I had to get up at 6 to play, and when I got in my hype wasn't containable anymore. After it was over I spend the rest of that day trying to figure out how to play it without connecting to the server. I even found some streams a few days before the initial release, but I resisted them.
Only to be dissapointed. as soon as I started the game I already felt that something was off. It just didn't have that tight and smooth feeling anymore. I pretty much forced myself through 3/4 of the game because it was so bad. I don't have a single good memory of gaming since the day I started DS 2.
I hate life.
what, really? I bought the game too and it was so much better than 5. Lots more love for the playlist there. It's been a while, though, and no more hype to try again.
At least jewtivision has good taste in gum.
>mfw they would shatter every ominous atmosphere they could by having some loud noise play or have a room shake
>mfw i was a good hour or so in before there was a monster and it was just a dirty looking pig cop from duke nukem
>mfw you could outrun the monsters with ease
>mfw the game would basically tell you to put out your lantern when a monster was close
>mfw the story was so fucking stupid i almost found it funny
by the time i knew it was by the chinese room, it was too late. i don't pre-order ever, but i did for that for some reason
>the beta was a better game than the entirety of the finished game
Why did from do what they did
The magic system was perfectly split with int being magic/fire and faith being lightning/dark
Now I just look at Bloodborn and feel nothing at all
this fucking game man... I don't know why I got so suckered by it
I think the idea of an RPG with actually good combat got to me. I fucking preordered this game, posted threads about it on /v/, posted on the developer forums, the whole 9 yards.
Fuck curt schilling
>Tfw forced to pay 400$ to play a single game
>For all we know it could still be shit
I don't want to take the risk. ;_;
the Fantastic Four movie. I know it's not vidya, but what the hell was that
Yeah, because that's the only fun mode they kept.
Hunt is ok, but not as great.
I mean, the Evac mode was the shit, where actual alternate map versions were made specifically for that mode with multiple routes to the extraction point.
The Overrun mode, which was basically an arena type mode made the games so tense and competitive it was fucking esports level.
And lifecycle as well as queen morphs was the best thing ever, especially in a Survival mode.
Speaking of survival, all the maps had a place where the survivors (typically marines) could hole up and sit there, where every player was an important part of the defense. And the attackers (typically aliens) actually had to come up with a strategy to breach their defenses with amazing timing and teamwork with class and role variations.
Ok rant over, I got myself even more depressed makes me want to cry. Or maybe it's these really stingy nostalgia googles.
I just watched the video.
I want my life back, this was probably one of the stupidest things I have ever seen. Its like Bioware wanted the Tangled audience.
Also what they fuck was with the line, FTL just jumped me into puberty?
I really dislike how every capeshit flick since then has to be about saving the world against impossible odds and a billion faceless enemies. Give me some actual exposition any day.
the combat was actually the best part of the game. there were a lot of different types of weapons and stuff.
the problem was that EVERYTHING ELSE WAS SHIT. If you don't know the story of 38 studios, basically it was a startup funded by Cut Schilling the baseball player. Curt played WoW and he had the bright idea to make his own MMO. He vastly underestimated the cost of making an MMO and so he eventually decided to ship this single player game as a way to recoup some money but it sold poorly and 38 studios folded.
Basically it was like playing an MMO except you were the only player. The level design was also horrendous because it was designed for an MMO, every level was a big empty hallway.
I should have been better. The idea was brilliant, the execution was extremely poor.
Girlfriend of 2.5 years dumped my ass out of the blue March 3rd. Had CE pre-ordered. Cancelled due to knowing rent just doubled. Got digital version on release day anyway after a year of anticipation. Just... fuck. I mean, it's not bad but I just got about half way and couldn't give a fuck. It's a chore to play due to the fucking level design and lack of creativity in anything beyond more enemies=challenge.
The girlfriend thing has ended up being one of the best things to ever happen to me (muh freedoms) but Dark Souls 2 was just a time soak. Dark Souls is still in my top three favorite games of all time but I honestly don't see myself playing 2 ever again. It was a shitty fucking March, man.
SA had great endgame replayability
in the entire lifespan of GTA IV online, there was never one lobby where at least half of the players weren't in the airport because THAT WAS THE ONLY FUCKING THING TO DO
You have no fucking idea, anon.
You have no fucking idea.
Assassin's Creed 3
>OH FUCK I'M COOL AND SUAVE
>LOOK AT THIS FOOKIN OPERA
>AND THE SHIP NOICE
>AND DEESE CHARACTERS
>GONNA PORK DAT NATIVE BITCH
>wait... I don't get to play as this guy?
>what the fuck?
>this kid fucking sucks
>holy shit I hope this gets better eventually
Much better and more refined.
Spyro 2 shaked the gameplay up a bit with enemies dropping soul things instead of gems to power a level specific gizmo which I didn't really like but is otherwise a solid game.
Spyro 3 has them dropping gems again and is by far the greatest spyro game ever when it comes to variety, length and re-playability.
Dynamic difficulty adjustment keeps it challenging at all times.
All the games are filled with amazing technology and great music too. The entire world geometry is an LOD mesh. Watch it in wireframe with an emulator it's crazy what they programmed.
I remember reading everyone bashing this game
Im pretty good in not following the internet hive mind and try it out
I also didn't believe the 5-6 hour training
After 3 hours and I'm still in the training period
I eventually completed the game and it's one of the few times where I'm 100% behind the general opinion of a game
Full-on walking simulator, barely even attempts to be scary, and just for good measure they made the lantern oil infinite so you don't have to worry about resource management at all
No actual puzzles, not scary, can't pick up fucking anything, completely linear.
Everything I loved about Amnesia they took out of A Machine For Pigs, and replaced it with TheChineseRoom's masturbatory "I paid twenty bucks for this thesaurus and by god I will fucking use it" writing style.
I've expected it to be a movie making simulation. It turned out to be a Simcity reskin.
I can't believe this game. It was all around offensive.
I expected a squad RPG when it was announced but when more info came out I knew a month before it was an action game through and through, with that in mind I was actually pleased with what I got.
Can't really be disappointed if you know what you're in for.
Spore delivered a fatal blow to my inner child, Scribblenauts helped finish it off.
That's because it's the impression TheChineseRoom gives is that of someone who thinks that more big words equals better writing.
Anyone got that screencap of the guy who pulled something out of his ass to cite an example of Dear Esther's shit writing, and when people defend it he calls them on their shit? That was hilarious.
dark souls 2
I used up all my vacation time when it was released. I took almost two weeks off work to play it. I ended up playing it for three days and then just moped around my apartment the rest of my vacation.
I was pretty let down by the visuals for sure, but I still had hope for the gameplay aaaaaaaaaand it ended up playing like ass too.
Far Cry 3 and even some of the newer Asscreeds were better.
I don't get the disappointment for DS2
They promised the exact same game with slighlty prettier graphics, and they just offered the same game, with a new broken mechanic.
I mean, what the fuck were you expecting?
I agree with you, it was a piece of shit compared to its prequel.
You hyped for SOMA? Luckily, TheChineseRoom is staying the fuck away from it.
I got so hyped that it I thought it would be like being given a ticket to heaven. What I got was a fucking empty grindfest with absolutely no heists. Can't even have Heat tier gun battles because of Professor X informing all the police to your exact coordinates, beaming down entire swat teams from the police mothership, then that fucking ridiculous amount of aim bot bullshit.
>So much post-processing
>Launch maps were shit
>SP campaign could be won in 2 hours
>None of the sense of humor that made Bad Company 1/2's SP campaign worth the trip
>Map destruction practically nonexistent after the magic that was BF:BC2
>No mercenary gold to steal
It hurts to live, /v/
It just irks me to see people claim that it had good writing. If you point out the inconsistent (and practically nonexistent) characterization and how it's about as subtle as a sledgehammer they just claim it's 2deep4u.
Hey, I just assumed he had some serious buyer's remorse. I don't know how you can play a game about stomping space orks into a fine paste and be disappointed in it. It's dumb fun and that's all anyone should expect it to be.
>All I wanted was a better looking X3, and instead I get this watered-down, failed console port, piece of shit.
>Not a single game in series hit consoles
>Sounds to me more like shitty Slav devs
X and Y were shit almost purely because of the fact it was obviously rushed and that Mega Evolutions are a shitty gimmick
if they don't drop the Mega Evo gimmick in the next generation I'm boycotting pokemon
Beyond Good and Evil 2, because it will never be released, and the best Zelda clone of all time will never have the sequel it deserves.
>I saw that ME is shit even while I haven't played ME1.
>Got up to the Plains the first time I played it and then got bored
>Recently decided to play it again with a view to finishing it
>Get up to the plains again and get bored
Fuck, I just cannot make it past that 20 hour line.
>extremely small Pokedex
>boring as fuck, linear region
>runs like shit, framedrops fucking everywhere
>not to mention it looks like shit
>megas are possibly the worst thing to happen to the game, even more so when shit like Scizor and Garchomp get it
>literally no postgame
>extremely small Pokedex
See, I never understand why retards say this.
They literally converted every Pokemon to 3D, it's not like they just decided randomly to not make more new Pokemon, it's the start of a new gen in more ways than one and it needed to lay ground work. Any other complaint about it, sure, fair game, but seriously this is fucking stupid.
Not him, if that wasn't clear.
this was so disappointing. the hype was uncalled for
>TFW even when half your family died in the span of a year and you got hyper depressed and let yourself fall horribly out of shape into a 200 pound monstrosity, you still had a well-defined jawline
Ion Storm making another Deus Ex?!
It felt like a poorly made mod.
No, I'm asking how you can't have fun with a cheesy action game about over-the-top crazy bullshit with chainsaw swords and giant space machine guns mowing down ridiculous cartoonish enemies. Seriously, I have fond memories of smashing shit with my feet when I had a jump-pack strapped on.
I'm not saying it's a fantastic game or anything. If anything I'd put it around the same level as Dark Sector. Stupid and shallow and flawed but fun as hell.
Started lining the series, ended positng in this thread. It's just so obvious how the publisher had a hand on this. And they aren't even finished.
>No, I'm asking how you can't have fun with a cheesy action game about over-the-top crazy bullshit with chainsaw swords and giant space machine guns mowing down ridiculous cartoonish enemies. Seriously, I have fond memories of smashing shit with my feet when I had a jump-pack strapped on.
Because setpieces do not make boring gameplay fun.
You know what, for all the bullshit bad things about DX2, I did enjoy the writing quite a bit. JC deciding that the best path for humanity is NANOMACHINES, NANOMACHINES FOR ERRYONE sorta rings true.
Also had better endings than DXHR.
My top three, with #1 being the most disappointing
2: Left 4 Dead 2
1: Star Wars: The Old Republic (the shitposting about it was fun but nowhere near makes up for it)
Everyone knows the story for Spore, not much to tell. It was a disappointment.
I probably dropped some 700 hours into L4D1 in the first year alone, hell, I probably dropped like 20 hours into the demo in the brief two weeks it was out (I soloed an expert tank in the demo in a multiplayer game, that alone was so fucking cool that I wanted to buy it). I was actually really fucking good at it, it was probably the only multiplayer game I can ever say I was actually e-sports material in (professional team invited me to play with them, but it was my first year in uni and I was worried I would be too busy). Fuck, I loved that game so much, and Valve promised they were going to add tons of new content to it.
Instead, they released L4D2 for the price of a full game and added all the content they said they were going to add to that instead. I didn't care too much about that, I was willing to drop money on it even if I thought it was a shitty move because I loved L4D1 so much. The real problem was that they completely changed all the fucking game mechanics. It didn't even feel similar; it was completely different in pretty much every way. Add to that the fact that it took 90% of the L4D1 community to it, effectively killing off one of my favorite games of all time, and it's one of the only things Valve has ever done that I've been legitimately pissed off about (and I still am even today). All the Jewing over hats and microtransactions and shit, I can just ignore that. But L4D2 killed the only multiplayer game I ever had a real passion for, and I don't think I'll ever forgive them for that completely.
But even that doesn't measure up to fucking SWTOR. Cont.
payday 2 was the funnest shit id ever played online until it got out of beta and they repeatedly released fucked up updates
meanwhile they didnt get anywhere near the number of heists they promised and released pay2win to the max dlc
probably the worst betrayal to a player base ive ever seen
i was also hyped for planetside 2 and it was a steaming pile of shit when it finally came out
Dark Souls 2, I won't ever fund anything Fromsoft does again, especially not fucking Bloodborne, seriously, fuck them.
I honestly, genuinely thought Skyrim would be a return to form for Bethesda. That when that drunken asshole Kirkbride said that the lore was in good hands that it was something to believe in. That there'd be depth and complexity to the world, that it would address the nature of the gods and the turning of the Kalpa, that Alduin would be some otherworldly force that had to be defeated through extraordinary means.
I was so wrong. Why did I believe all those stupid things? Why did I let myself hope?
>beat Bioshock 1
>excited for Bioshock 2
>soon after, announcement for Bioshock Infinite
>SO MUCH FUCKING HYPE
>delays start to set in
>start to get a little worried
>hype starts to come back because everyone makes it seem like the biggest game ever
>buy it first week in extreme anticipation
>contemplated to give up video games out of severe disappointment
I just don't get why Levine let it happen. He cared so much about the first game to make sure it was virtually perfect - why did he let Infinite happen?
Fucking SWTOR. KotOR 2 is my single favorite game of all time. I think even if you dislike it and completely disagree with all the stuff in it, you have to at least admit that it explores an important topic in an interesting way.
But morality's always been my thing, and not many games really explore it seriously. KotOR 2 did that and more (and KotOR 1 was just a fun Star Wars romp). Not many games actually make me take a serious look at what I believe, and KotOR 2 actually managed to do that. In the end, I still don't fully agree with everything Chris was trying to say, but I get a lot of it, where it's coming from, and I agree with some of it. So I was really looking forward to what might be done with KotOR 3.
And then SWTOR came out. I knew early on it wasn't going to be a proper sequel to 2, but I was at least hoping that it would kind of continue from where it left off and go more for the kind of KotOR 1 kind of story, but in an MMO setting. Instead, they retconned like 90% of the stuff that happened in KotOR 2 and shit all over the people who loved that game and turned it into yet another patented Bioware Waifu Simulator in space, now with microtransactions. It wasn't even a proper sequel to KotOR 1; it was just a shitty WoW clone with a Star Wars skin and some plot that kind of related to what was set up in the KotOR series.
Every time Bioware or EA releases a new game that I think looks kind of cool, I'll look back on SWTOR and remember what could have been, but wasn't, purely because of corporate greed.
I'll definitely never forgive EA or Bioware for that fucking mess. I might buy their games if they really work on fixing their past mistakes, but I'm not going to forgive this one until a real KotOR 3 is out.
Also, here's an article on what could have been. I wanted to cry after reading this. At least Obsidian's finally doing well.
All RPG's are the same, friend especially the elder scrolls series
Mass Effect 3. My hype for this game was absolutely stratospheric. The game was so halfassed and poorly executed, it made me hate the entire series retroactively. Never again, Bioware. Never again.
Basically this, I was extremely hyped for Machine for pigs despite it being made by TCR, got me the torrent on release day, waited for night, put my headphones on and turn off the lights. A few hours later when I reached the burning city setpiece, I knew that the devs stopped caring by then...
LoS2 was hyped as fuck to play as dracula and all the trailer footage was so well edited, have to give props to the marketing because they sure fooled me... the game still had godlike art direction in the past segments... it's a shame the art director left and the game's visuals turned to shit for the 2nd half of the game, but that's not the least of the game's problems
It was Oblivion for me (with Civ V killing whatever was left of my hope for the future.) I really believed all the radiant AI bullshit. I brought the special edition and the guide day off. Fuck it, fuck it all. What an awful game in every way. I still haven't played the game all the way through in the way it was supposedly meant to be (getting up to level 20 instead of just never sleeping, etc) and I never will.
The games aren't bad but I would have to go with Spyro 2 and 3. Why? I had to wait over 8 fucking years before I got the games.
>I am 5 years old, first console I played was the playstation
>we have a demo disc that includes several games
>Spyro the dragon is one of them
>I play the shit out of the demo, I could have put in a good 20 hours
>My parents realized I liked the game so one day they came home holding a bag
>Inside was Spyro the dragon
>I play the shit out of that game
>Seriously I must have put in over a hundred hours
>Didn't beat it until I was 7, I wasn't very good at video games
>Loved it, but dissapointed there wasn't more
>A year later
>Go to blockbuster
>while my dad is looking for a movie to rent, I spy the playstation games
>See Spyros 2 and 3 on the shelves.
>My 8 year old brain goes "Hold the phone, you mean there are MORE?"
>I beg my dad to rent them
>He says no
>Dissapointed as fuck
>My parents didn't buy me any more ps1 games
>Eventually Ps1 games are removed from shelves for the ps2 games
>Never got a ps2
>My Interest for playstation games has stagnated
>ps3 is already out
>Don't have that either
>Friend who is also into video games tells me hes selling his ps2 for $50
>Spyro 2 and 3 are included
>Buy that fucking console as fast as possible
>plug it in with 8 years of anticipation fueling every movement
>pop in Ripto's Rage
>Doesn't entertain me like the first one did.
I know they are great games, but you have no idea how dissapointed I was when I got them. I guess I just expected too much from the poor things.
L4D2 was just too easy and not as "grimdark" as the first one.
Melee weapons are too powerful and clear too many enemies/hit. Weapons are VERY numerous and their upgraded counterparts are encountered extremely quickly...
It stopped being a horror game and quickly became a sarcastically light-hearted zombie game.
I missed the free copy during the holiday so fuck them for not just making it free permanently
>expected it to be like a classic FPS
>loved ROTC, Wolfenstein was pretty cool but regenerating health hindered it
>premise sounded promising as fuck
>turns out it's just another fucking interactive action movie
>typical EVUL NAZI HOLOCAUST SUPERVILLAIN shit
>tries way too fucking hard to make BJ a serious character
>literally feels just like Black Ops 1
>Black Ops 1 was the pile of shit that made me completely drop CoD
>about an hour into TNO
I liked Oblivion, but that's probably because it was my first TES game.
Anyway, you should check out the mods listed here if you didn't like the combat and level scaling.
>Mass Effect 2
It certainly was a foreboding vision of what was to come, but it's not nearly as bad as people make it out to be.
Well, can't fight you here
>Super Mario 3D world
I can see how this could disappoint due to how easy it was, but speed running it is a blast and the levels have do a great job of encouraging you to explore for the green stars.
Don't break my heart like that. It was too short, my biggest complaint was that there wasn't enough of it.
>Super Smash Bros Brawl
Can't fight you there
>Burnout 4 and Paradise
>Paper Mario Sticker Star
>Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon
There you go again with the heart break
Can't fight you there
>SimCity DRM edition
Can't fight you there
If you like other Pokemon games you can get past whatever minor complaints you have with XY. You're clearly being a drama queen here
>Resident Evil 5 and all sequels
Can't fight you there
>Ninja Gaiden 3
Can't fight you there
Can't fight you there
>WOW: WOTLK and sequels after it
Can't fight you there
>Zelda :Skyward Sword
Very enthusiastic about holding your hand but like every new Zelda people grossly exaggerate its faults.
Conclusion: Your tastes are not as shit as the other anons made it out to be.