ITT: childhood disappointment stories
>ask grandma to buy me the new Final Fantasy for Christmas
>open my present on christmas
>it's Final Fantasy Tactics
> Spent all summer in my cave, playing gothic2
> Holy shit an Addon is announced!
> get it for christmas
> rush up the stairs to install it
> doesn't work with the ghetto ass multi CD cracked version if vanilla my big bro installed for me.
THERE IS THAT WORD AGAIN, ANON
>its wind waker
>we dont have a gamecube
>next gift is gamecube
>sequel to M&L Superstar Saga, still one of my favorite games ever, announced just after my 13th birthday
>PiT comes out later that year
>it's fucking garbage
But still not as bad as
>Lego Island favorite game to play between ages of 5 and 8 or so
>Lego Island 2 comes out and is nothing like the original, has trillion year loading times and one playable character and is mostly a shitty minigame collection with shiny graphics
>be not autistic
>by Drakengard on release day
Oh, my parents did that to me too, they got me SM64DS for Christmas because I'd been saving up for a DS, then pulled a DS out from behind the piano after all the presents were done.
>Never had a PS1 when I was a kid
>Only had a PS2
>Get Ape Escape 2
>Played the shit out of it
>Never knew what the 2 meant in the title
>Was confused who Spike was and why characters acted like they already knew Specter
>Didn't know there was a first game until I beat the third game
Fucked me up as a kid.
Biggest dissapointments in my memory (not exactly childhood, but rather early adolescence, when I started being more critical of things):
After Morrowind, it was a massive letdown and generally made me think for the first time more systematically what makes a difference between good and bad game.
Despite playing Homeworld back in 2000, I only got to HW2 around 2008 or so. It was a letdown on every level.
Looking back at it, I feel stupid believing after Oblivion that Fallout 3 is going to be good. But at the time, I still thought less about companies and more about individual games and franchises.
>Modern Warfare 2
I genuinely enjoyed MW1. It was not a great game, it was not nearly as good as, say, Vietcong was, but it was a pleasant surprise and genuinely enjoyable piece of pop-culture. I expected MW2 to be more of the same. It was not.
That is pretty much that. Before that, I don't remember any fundamental dissapointments, and after that, I learned to temper my hype.
I was like 14.
I expected sick ass dragon shit and instead got Taro Yoko's wild ride.
>Get Command and Conquer Zero Hour from my mom and dad
>It's an expansion pack to a game I don't own
>Later that day playing Half Life 2 online
>"Anon why aren't you playing your game."
>"It's an expansion pack, I need the actual game to play it."
I got banned from my computer for two months.
Fuck you EA.
You're scum and it disgusts me that I live on the same planet as you, you massive faggot.
>Played the NoX multiplayer demo. Blown away by it.
>Get NoX when I was 11ish birthday.
>Try to install
>Forget about it until 2015
>Download it and it works properly
tfw I missed out on all that glorious multiplayer
Is the punchline the fact that fallout 3 (and now 4) exists? Im still triggered.