What is the first game you remember you regretted purchasing as a kid?
Sonic 3. How it was advertised made it sound incredible and revolutionary, but it was just Sonic 2 with Knuckles. He couldn't even jump up directly to kill enemies overhead. I wasted over $60 on that game.
Final Fantasy VII.
I grew up playing the likes of Ultima, Ultima Underworld, Darklands, then I stopped playing RPGs for a while. I got a PS1 when I was 8 and bought Final Fantasy VII, it was so shit I didn't touch another RPG for 6 years.
The Flintstones Bedstone Racing for PS2. I have no fucking idea what was I thinking. It was Christmas, and I just received a PS2 but had no games, and was about to decide if I should have picked Klonoa, Crash, or this. And I picked this game. It wasn't even an original copy.
I can't remember a single one. Being somewhat poor we couldn't buy games very often so even if the game was bad I would treasure it dearly.
Looking back, I think I may have been happier poor.
I would have enjoyed the game if it wasn't glitchy as fuck. Every time I tried to play with someone in free mode I would glitch a lot and do stuff like moonjumping forever or falling in to the ground endlessly. Fucking hell.
Dr. Mario. I thought it was like any other Mario. The guy at the store told me it was a different kind of game but I was so shy I locked up and just bought it. I was disappointed.
I actually managed to somehow dodge the worst shitpiles as a kid, all games I bought were enjoyable. It wasn't until later when I got MechAssault 2, holy shit that game was ass compared to the first one
I'd saved up my cash and had enough to buy an SMS game, I was deciding between this or Asterix, I was a stupid stupid kid.
Even for a Master System game, it was borderline unplayable, full of glitches and really obtuse objectives. Most of it's difficulty came from pinpoint jumping sections that mar level 2 onwards. This game taught me to be weary of licensed games
I was 17 maybe 16and it was a few years after it initially released. I went back and finished it before infinite came out and it wasnt as bad as I remembered. Still would have saved my 6 dollars though.
12 games my fucking ass.
The worst thing is that i still remember choosing this instead of fucking STRIDER 1+2.
I bought a Star Wars: Behind the Scenes Interactive CD. I tried to make the most of it by making up stories for the little 3D walkthrough tour of the Millennium Falcon, Han Solo was there and Chewie and Jar Jar, and stormtroopers would try to take it over but our blasters were too much for their death stars. it was shit, im glad i lost it.
>Be 7 at a time when the internet access was rare, a time when games were always locked in glass cases, and when I did not read gaming magazines
>Thought that this was going to be a Mario like platformer from the front box art
>Get mom to buy this as the one game I got every 6 months
>Get game and find out it is a Tetris like game
>Cry my self as I smash squids into dino eggs for the next 6 months
>Get Metroid 2 at the end of those 6 months and restore my faith in gaming
Had Harry potter and the sorcerers stone on pc at my dad's house
Asked mom for the playstation version, at the time being a kid I don't realize pc and console versions were so different
I never got over that shock
I haven't really regretted any purchase, except for games that didn't ran good on my PC.
Even if the game was kinda shit I played it anyway because fuck the police
I fucking love Blast Corps. Reminds me of being a kid running through the beach and destroying fucking sandcastles and then running off to fuck up the next one, except without pissed off adults chasing after me.
Give me a break I was 10. I wanted to be wowed by the pretty colours I didn't care about the gameplay or story. I couldn't even follow the fucking story in Red Alert 2.
Ape Escape 2 for PS1. Remember being so excited for it and getting it on my birthday, and everything was disappointing. Bad controls on the same tier as Spyro, uninteresting characters, heck I don't even remember much about the game now.
I don't even think I finished it.
The Smurfs for psx:
and Tiny Toons (thought it would be similar to the amesome Tiny Toons vidya on NES):
Holy crap, me too anon. I would play it on LAN with my dad and I had no idea what the hell was going on. I might download it now and see if it was complicated or if I was just a dumbass.
Looking back I'd say Metroid 2 on the GB, simply because it was too hard when I was 5. I tried my best, though, and got a little bit into it.
I remember buying a 'dogz' game when I was 7 that was absolutely terrible, and some muppet game for the PS1 which was a spyro knockoff. Looking back on that, the Muppets (Monster Madness?) was actually pretty alright, not sure why I hated it.
The sad part was if I didn't like a game, I felt so guilty because the nearest game shop was at least an hour away. We could return games, but my mum/dad would get mad at me.
I don't know why I thought it was a good Idea to invest my hard earning in a fucking pinball game.
None, because I only rented games, I never bought them unless I really really really fucking loved them and kept re-renting them.
Can't believe people actually bought games when you could've just rented first
I was expecting a game like spyro, and it was nothing like spyro.
That was when I was a kid, so I don't remember the details, just the strong feelings of regret and remorse.
Also would like to post my second
rentersremorse . I legit cried.
Fair enough anon, coincidentally I loved Croc as a kid and never had Spyro, so when I finally played it years later I didn't like it too much.
Pic related is my earliest memory, I was less than 10 at least. I think I got it because it had heaps of my favourite characters on the cover so I thought it'd be awesome, but I got bored with it fast. When I got older I played it again and really enjoyed going for high scores.
I never actually beat it (I was shit when I was younger and never eat ay of my games, MGS1 I didnt get past Revolver).
I remember spending a lot of time doing shitty platforming jumping to some air powerup before giving up. Combat was shit too.
KotOR 2. I spent literally all of my money on that game because a friend of mine peer pressured me into it. I hate turn based games so the first week I was tremendously sad having spent 50 Dutch guilders(a fortune for me) on it.
Shortly after that I got hooked and realized my money was more than well spent. 11/10 would spend all my cash on it again.
Technically parents bought it but still shit was boring as fuck.
Nah I'm 21 I just can't remember a bigger mistake. I can tell you my favorite game ever and the game I got the most joy out of, was cs for my original Xbox. First real online game I ever played.
Black and White. My first contact with getting swindled by the blatant lies of Molyneux. It was supposed to be a god game where you could do anything. Turned out to be a shallow tamagochi with boring pseudo-RTS missions. Fucking dropped. By the way can anyone tell me if Black and White 2 was any better? Ive had the images on my HDD for ages but havent bothered to get into it
Why? I mean, there were the movie based games I had when I was a kid, but I didn't know better. Now today, someone would have to pry some of those games out of my cold dead hands, especially Xenoblade and all the Dragon Quest game I own.
top gun 2 for NES
AVGN wasn't exaggerating, this game is shit
Bought Battlecruiser Millennium when it came out and it still haunts me to this day.
I played it for half a day and half of that was getting it to work and not crash, the other half was just... not understanding the obscure game mechanics.
what about best impulse purchase you've ever made?
For me, it'd have to be Timesplitters 2. I was shopping with my mom and there was a bargain bin of games around 2003 or so. She randomly picks this game out for dirt cheap and buys it for me.
Now, I'm used to the games my parents randomly buy being shit, but I tried this game out and I was blown away. I must have hundreds of hours sunken into this game
>tfw getting shaq-fu as a kid
Still not as bad as renting superman 64 but christ.
I've bought 5 games since 2008.
Infinite Undiscovery, Star Ocean 4, FF13, Golden Sun 3 and Dragon Age 2.
If you'll notice, these games each came out months apart from each other so it was just a cycle of "hey that looks cool and I've got money to spend" to "god dammit that sucked" back to "hey, I've got 60 bucks to spend". Haven't bought a single game since 2011.
I will admit they were all my fault as well.
It was the only Yu-Gi-Oh! game out at the time and I thought it would be great.
>Deck limit system which forces you to use horrible cards until you earn more points.
>Every card has an elemental type, with a strength/weakness system going on that ignores attack stats. This means a Blue-Eyes White Dragon can get destroyed by a Kuriboh.
>Only one space for magic/trap cards, if they don't get used up in the turn they're placed, they are destroyed.
>No graveyard, cards are just gone forever.
II never really bought games as a kid and even when I asked for them for Bdays and whatnot I only went with trusted series. It was only later on that I'd get games I'd regret wasting time on and even then those were downloaded. I guess technically there was this
>Be 17 at mall with friends
>Really limited on cash and a lot set aside for bus ride home
>Go into game stop for looks and giggles and there are the terrible games for $1.00
>Get wiifit and say "Hey guys I got us a Frisbee!"
>Everyone laughing at my killer joke. Shit was so cash
>Move onto food court and only have enough for food but no drink because I'm a dollar short
Oh... Oh god... I'm sorry. Although, look on the bright side, you could have made the mistake of buying these games digitally or buying something far worse thinking it was good.
Fuck all I could think about while playing it was how shitty I was going back to a Halo, especially after reading fall of reach, the lack of any of that e3 demo scene, and the fucking boss fights.
Yes I like boss fights but god damn it was refreshing not having them for a change. I just wanted to fight to save Earth but nope, had to keep going back to halos.
This piece of shit was hyped like mad back in the day, and it was god damned terrible. I can play and enjoy bad games, but Quest 64 was just too much.
And yet, I bought it's Gameboy sequels
Pic related. Damn box art lured me in.
I was too young to appreciate JRPGs I guess.
Hated Baiten Kaitos and payed 60€ for it. Wasn't really a kid anymore, but it disappointed me a lot. Especially after spending 20 on Skies of Arcadia Legends and loving it.
This happened to me too. All I wanted was a mario world type game on the game boy and I buy some shitty puzzle game instead.
It did teach me to actually look at the back of the box instead of assuming what genre game was I suppose
i wasnt expecting much but i expected atleast something playable
I loved every Army Men game on the PS1 and was disgustingly disappointed when I got an on-rails shooter that was also hard as fuck.
I don't think I played this more than an hour.
this piece of shit
this is when I realized not everything was awesome
Forgot pic, I'm retarded.