What's the worst game you ever bought as a kid?
Pic related, I begged my parents for this game for weeks before they finally caved in and bought it for me, just thinking about it still makes me feel guilty. I only played it for maybe 10 minutes before giving up and never touching it again. Fuck.
I vaguely remember my Dad saying no and knowing that it was probably garbage because he knew better about TV/Movie licensed games, but they still bought it for me anyway. It makes you realize how much your parents really love you, willing to waste money on a game just to make you happy even while knowing you'll probably never play it again. So many bad games are bought with parents money.
I was mostly pretty happy with my game purchases as a kid. It wasn't until I got older and I bought games like
Other Mthat I encountered a "10 minutes and never again" kind of game.
The Game Boys always had a lot of shovelware. I think I had a Looney Tunes game on the GBC that kinda sucked.
Dude, I know. Over the past few years, when I've had less time to play games, I've started slowly accumulating a pile of Christmas and birthday games that I've never even opened. And yet my parents keep buying stuff for me. Bless them. I need to put a moratorium on buying new games until I clean out my backlog...
some of those random relative bought games turn out to be the best though. I got this and glover for christmas once from an uncle who just thought they looked fun, and they were amazing.
It sounded so good in the previews. Too bad everything boiled down to hold block, counter horizontal or vertical strike. It took a shit on everything that was fun about the 1st.
Bought Chef's Luv Shack for PS1. Absolute garbage. Nowadays I can enjoy the humorous dialogue, but back then the questions seemed like nonsense to me.
>can't play against AI, so single player is just pointless mini games with pointless questions
The absolute worst game would be E.T for PS1 (known as "E.T. Interplanetary Mission" in America). Shitty level design, horrible controls that don't fit the horrible isometric view, enemies that move so fast you don't see them before they hit you, and no fucking music. Just moans, groans, and other retarded sound effects.
The final cutscene is the same as the intro cutscene, just reversed. This is something I read online, as I never played it for more than 15 minutes.
I don't really know what I was thinking. I was 10 when I got this.
you should have got this. Its pretty fun.
I've come to the conclusion that I and my two buddies are the only people who actually liked Other M, though most of my enjoyment came from the story. I guess the way I see it is that it's a good game, but a bad Metroid.
Pic related, I wish I could say I didn't have fun playing this, but holy shit it was hilarious. I suppose I wasn't a "kid" when I got it (I was 10), and I got it fully aware that it was going to be terrible, but it was the only really bad game I ever owned.
unrelated but I remember when I was a kid I was fascinated with handhelds, they just seemed so cool to have something portable like that
I kinda feel like that charm is ruined now, like I'm sure that's why nobody buys handheld systems anymore.
I guess that's true. I was gonna buy it when it first came out but then changed my mind. Same thing happened with the ngage so I dodged two bullets. I'm sure there are some good games for each but I can't justify a whole console for one game.
Also handheld aren't dead just anything that isn't nintendo is a crap shoot.
I remember using most of my disposable income on games as a youngant. The first game that comes to my mind is Azure Dreams on Playstation. I remember reading the manual, and the shit on the box. I was like "fuck what a cool ass game". Shit straight sucked. After a few minutes I never played that shit again.
Dude, in 9th grade my friend Randy had this game. I never heard of it. I was like "Mystic Quest"? He's like, yeah man like Final Fantasy. So we swapped games (not for keeps, and I let him borrow Phantasy Star 4) Next day Im like, take this shit back breh.
I never bought any games, I just played whatever my parents and relatives gave to me.
I enjoyed every game I got, except for this. Super Battleship was more fun.
Metroid Other M was such a huge disappointment.
I am a huge Metroid fan(Super Metroid and the Prime series are some of my favorite games of all time, 100% every one of them. Honorable mention goes to Zero Mission) and a huge CUHRAYZEE stylish action game fan. I love Ninja Gaiden(100% every game, beaten all on PotM, sped run, fucking love em)
So you'd think that Other M would have been my dream game right? Nope. God dammit. I have never been more crushed by a game than I was by Other M. Super Smash Bros. Brawl was probably another game that really let me down.
Im 24 now and I've played lots of bad games, but those two were easily the biggest disappointments for me.
To keep it retro though, I wasn't too fond of Pokemon Snap. I remember hating how it didn't fucking work, I ended up taking it back to the store and getting BattleTanx 2 instead. Had a lot of fun with that one.
Voice commands. Either the mic my game came with was busted out of the box, or the game just didn't work right. Either way, I hated the game and got BattleTanx 2 instead. Had a lot more fun.
Sometimes the only way a person can play a hidden gem is a random crazy uncle.
My crazy uncle was studying Arabic (is actually a retired Arabic professor at a college today) during the NES days and gave me Magic of Scherezade for my birthday because it was the only Arabic looking video game out there.
And I still love that fucking game.
> still remember being afraid he'd go to jail after 9/11, because 9/11 paranoia
I PAID £15 FOR THIS PILE OF SHIT!
Now it sits on steam, and everytime I see it . . . .It makes me feel sick!
I was so excited to play Hey You Pikachu as a kid. It seemed like the coolest idea.
I'm pretty sure the mic didn't actually do anything, and Pikachu would just do random things every once in a while.
Apparently it works you just have to speak veeery clearly and enunciate your balls off.
Didn't help I have a deep south accent, I had to Yankee-up to have this yellow fucker to understand me.
These are things adults usually don't have patience for, much less a kid that after the electric piss-rat doesn't understand you after 3 goes you start screaming at.
I don't know man, I really enjoyed South Park Rally, and I still do. There's something about the questionable physics, odd level layouts and dodgy steering that just speaks to me. I know the game is shit. I still think it's fun to play.
Trying out Chef's Luv Shack a couple years ago, I had a decently good time with it, but I can imagine playing it as a kid would be a painful experience.
It also helps if you're not a youngin' to pitch-up your voice, since the game/VRU was made with kids voices in mind
As far as retro games are concerned, my parents never bought me a bad one. I was one discriminating kid, so I knew what I liked, and my parents respected my wishes.
Now a game I bought on my own volition that was bad, this sucker:
And to think I could've gotten a better launch title. I felt like a sucker.
I was still in high school when i bought this shit. does that count?
At what point did I say that im better than anyone for 100%ing a game? Why are you upset? Im just saying i genuinely loved these games so much that I played them over and over, eventually 100%d them
The fact that you got butthurt over what i do with my video games is pathetic anon. Relax.
What does age have to do with it? Brawl was a huge let down for me personally. Melee was the sequel I expected from 64. Brawl was sich a step back from even the 64 version for me.
Notice how i havent declared my opinion as fact? Go defend Brawl elsewhere you faggot.
As a kid I was perceptive enough to recognize a poor-looking game when I saw one.
A friend of my mother once offered me to pick any gb games from a shelf and I went with Hamtaro Ham Ham's Unite. One other birthday, though, she set a price bar that was so low this was actually the only affordable game.
I reached the end before we got home.
I had this as a kid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAbJB0P6pHM , always thought it was too hard and not really fun. And when you get into the basement levels it's just constant arrows and potatoes falling from the roof. Only fun thing was getting stronger as you fight people, but it really didn't matter because bosses we're so ridiculously hard anyway.
Another disappointment I remember is Worms on PS1. I had tried Worms 2 on friends PC and lovet it, then my parents told me I'm getting PlayStation for christmas and I can choose one game for it. So, naturally I thought that the Worms on PS1 is the same I played earlier. I still remember how it felt to play that game first time and realizing it looks way worse and doesn't even have any special weapons.
>reading vidya magazine
>see review about Space Dude
>teeny tiny screenshots, but they look awesome
>motherfucking 3D GRAPHICS?!!
>get the game
>it's one of the most surreal and bizarre experiences that feel like a dream when I think about playing it
Just look at this shit:
And the voice acting oh god. I never made too far in this game, but it was always fun to see the different death animations. Even back then I thought this game was creepy as fuck, and pretty shitty.
It definitely is. There is no novelty to the PS1 game. No "so-bad-it's-good" factor at all. Just boring and frustrating.
I was so hyped for that piece of shit as well. For some reason I really liked E.T. as a kid, and I desperately wanted some kind of adventure game based on it. Sadly my spidey sense didn't warn me about licensed PS1 games released in 2003. I got royally fucked by Ubisoft.
>not getting it
>implying you can only buy games the year it was released
I'm not even that poster, but you guys are not properly medicated. He was obviously just pointing out that 10 year olds are generally considered to be "kids" by most people, and that only a young teenager would say otherwise. Think before you post.
You didn't buy that though. Here's something I actually bought. If it's worst games period then it'd be something like MIB: Crashdown, 007 Racing or 007 the World is Not Enough.
PS1 had so much shovelware it's unbelievable.
Worst game I bought was Jurassic Park on SNES. I could see it being fun if they removed the choppy indoor wolfenstein segments and added a save feature, but otherwise it's just replaying the same first 10 minutes of the game over and over until you get bored and go do something else. It's like the developers never gave any thought to what it would be like playing the game outside of the debugging mode.
This game is good.
>see game at E3 1997
>it's portrayed as an extremely violent murder simulator
>finally get my hands on it
>turns out to be a sluggish isometric shooter with abysmal controls
the loading screens still gave me nightmares
Look back at what you wrote, read it and tell me you aren't the biggest shit head to every place your hands upon a controller and I promise I won't laugh to much and you trying to defend that statement.
went to kmart to try and pick out an m rated game. looked for half an hour as my mother shopped. decided ill get shadow man, kick ass. the time came where the worker opened the glass door along side my mom. I chickened out while i was pointing and picked this right next to it. head hanging in shame. all the cool games they had and i choked on this turd.
I don't see the problem faggot. Go cry elsewhere. You are a huge manbaby for getting upset over someone else talking about what they've done with a video game. I can't believe how pathetic you're being, but then again, this board has turned into /v/ 2.0 and sometimes I forget.
>only an idiot thinks that melee is the best one
You don't know what you're talking about, anon. Melee is not a glitchy mess(and the bugs that do occur, like Kirby's Grabs fucking up are quite funny). Melee does not force input buffers upon the player. Melee is the best Smash game period. Melee does not have stupid floaty physics that force gameplay to be simple 1 or 2 hit exchanges nor does it have a boring focus on defensive play.
You want to talk about bullshit in Smash? Let's talk about how Snake's ftilt hitbox was so huge that it didn't come anywhere close to matching his leg and how easily abused this was. All because they forgot about it during development. Snake was resized over the course of development for Brawl, and they forgot to change a hitbox. How? I could go on and on with Brawl's problems, and in the end its still a "fun" game, but to say that people that think Melee is the best are "idiots" shows you just don't know the series as well as you think you do. It's subjective in the end, so get over it. I never accused anyone of anything, but YOU did.
I gave my personal feelings on the matter. That is all. Get over it. Melee is my favorite.
hopefully it won't just end up being a re-skinned Hatred.
I'm glad melee is your fave that's nice and all but it's still a glitchy mess that the spergs think is the best. And that's fine let's the spergs stay over there playing it ill play what ever one suits my fancy.