#1 Posted by RHYMESCHEME23 (64 posts) -

I'll never forget it either, that one game that you thought was so good actually turned out to be a tragedy. It hurt so much that you nearly stopped playing video games altogether.

Or maybe it was because the game quality didn't measure up to the $59.99 price tag. The wallet sure as hell never forgave you for it, and to this day you're still trying to rekindle that friendship.

List the game or games that you regret buying.

For me it was Street Fighter X Tekken. I bought it on launch day too. Took it back after I discovered how awful the online was and the qualms of its DLC content.

#2 Posted by Atary77 (502 posts) -

In my younger and more vulnerable years, I wanted a new game for my N64 and that new Superman game just hit the store shelves... I'll let you connect the dots from there.

#3 Edited by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
L.A. Noire pre-ordered for full price... Biggest waste of money in my gaming years. That game taught me to never spend that much of my hard earned salary on a game unless I know for sure that I will enjoy its gameplay.
  

@RHYMESCHEME23 said:

For me it was Street Fighter X Tekken. I bought it on launch day too. Took it back after I discovered how awful the online was and the qualms of its DLC content.

Why is it so awful? It's just a fighting game, did it lack famous characters or kill moves?
#4 Posted by FraggingRights (82 posts) -

In a moment of extremely poor judgement, I paid full price for Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobos Dungeon for Wii. Awful.

#5 Posted by RHYMESCHEME23 (64 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic: The game itself is fine. I just don't like how Capcom underhanded it's loyal fans in the manner that they did. I do hope they learned their lesson.

#6 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

Hmm, the only two games that come to mind are Prototype and Magicka.

EDIT: Oh, and The Witcher.

#7 Posted by L44 (561 posts) -

Couldn't get into Lost Planet.

#8 Posted by Helimocopter (369 posts) -

DeathSpank

#9 Posted by jakers11 (31 posts) -

Pre ordered Brink in full months before its release. Worst decision ever.

#10 Posted by Irvandus (2879 posts) -

Street Fighter 4, just didn't mesh with me.

#11 Posted by frankfartmouth (1018 posts) -

I'd have to go way back because I almost always rented first, but I really regretted Fester's Quest for the NES. I was really young, and I don't remember why but I couldn't find it except through some mail order service advertised in EGM. I used my birthday money or something and paid way more than it should have cost but I wanted the fucking thing and I got it and it blew nuts. I remember the dungeons were so laborious that I was doing the old thing where you'd map it out a step at a time on paper while you played. It sucked.

#12 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

Prototype and Bioshock 2 , neither were bad one just drag along for too long made the same mistakes the previous game did (Prototype) , the other was just kinda boring (Bioshock 2).

#13 Posted by Totori (559 posts) -

kingdoms of amular and operation raccoon city

#14 Posted by shadows_kill (3165 posts) -

Both Far Drive 2 and Final Fantasy 13 I had reserved full price and regretted 100%. Probably my least favorite games ever played really.

#15 Edited by Kaiserreich (699 posts) -

Two Worlds, my god what an awful game. They tried to sell it as "better than Oblivion," and I fell for it. I played it for about 30 minutes before I realized it was a broken piece of crap.

#16 Posted by S0ndor (2716 posts) -

Magicka and Far Cry 2.

Magicka just wasn't that fun, but Far Cry was balls-out tedious. The respawning of the enemies at the checkpoints was literally the worst thing I have ever seen in a video game, ever. I say this because it was obviously a well produced game made by talented people with ample funding. Which is why it is such an utter embarrassment.

The people who enjoyed Far Cry 2 are the same people who would make for excellent gold farmers in China. Grind, grind, grind and repeat.

Fuck Far Cry 2

#17 Posted by DonChipotle (2760 posts) -

Diablo 3. I can respect that it is a good game for what it is. But it is not my type of game at all.

#18 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4800 posts) -

@S0ndor said:

Magicka and Far Cry 2.

Magicka just wasn't that fun, but Far Cry was balls-out tedious. The respawning of the enemies at the checkpoints was literally the worst thing I have ever seen in a video game, ever. I say this because it was obviously a well produced game made by talented people with ample funding. Which is why it is such an utter embarrassment.

The people who enjoyed Far Cry 2 are the same people who would make for excellent gold farmers in China. Grind, grind, grind and repeat.

Fuck Far Cry 2

the things I like about Far Cry 2 have little to do with the gameplay (although the wide open environments and incredibly diverse play styles were solid). It really comes down to the story it told and its brutal depiction of mercenaries in the unstable regions of Africa, as well as their view of "freedom fighters" in the region. In the end it all boils down to money, and the only person looking out for the people is The Jackal, with some help from the player near the end.

It wasn't the most well told story, but I sure as shit appreciated the game tackling a serious subject.

#19 Posted by Dixego (385 posts) -

Bought Beowulf: The game. Oh god, why.

#20 Posted by S0ndor (2716 posts) -

@Oldirtybearon said:

@S0ndor said:

Magicka and Far Cry 2.

Magicka just wasn't that fun, but Far Cry was balls-out tedious. The respawning of the enemies at the checkpoints was literally the worst thing I have ever seen in a video game, ever. I say this because it was obviously a well produced game made by talented people with ample funding. Which is why it is such an utter embarrassment.

The people who enjoyed Far Cry 2 are the same people who would make for excellent gold farmers in China. Grind, grind, grind and repeat.

Fuck Far Cry 2

the things I like about Far Cry 2 have little to do with the gameplay (although the wide open environments and incredibly diverse play styles were solid). It really comes down to the story it told and its brutal depiction of mercenaries in the unstable regions of Africa, as well as their view of "freedom fighters" in the region. In the end it all boils down to money, and the only person looking out for the people is The Jackal, with some help from the player near the end.

It wasn't the most well told story, but I sure as shit appreciated the game tackling a serious subject.

Totally, the setting was fantastic. Buying weapons with blood diamonds, malaria, sinister warlords, just awesome. But it was all sealed away behind 15 checkpoints of instantly respawning African dudes with AK's. I couldn't do it, man, I just couldn't.

#21 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4800 posts) -

@S0ndor said:

@Oldirtybearon said:

@S0ndor said:

Magicka and Far Cry 2.

Magicka just wasn't that fun, but Far Cry was balls-out tedious. The respawning of the enemies at the checkpoints was literally the worst thing I have ever seen in a video game, ever. I say this because it was obviously a well produced game made by talented people with ample funding. Which is why it is such an utter embarrassment.

The people who enjoyed Far Cry 2 are the same people who would make for excellent gold farmers in China. Grind, grind, grind and repeat.

Fuck Far Cry 2

the things I like about Far Cry 2 have little to do with the gameplay (although the wide open environments and incredibly diverse play styles were solid). It really comes down to the story it told and its brutal depiction of mercenaries in the unstable regions of Africa, as well as their view of "freedom fighters" in the region. In the end it all boils down to money, and the only person looking out for the people is The Jackal, with some help from the player near the end.

It wasn't the most well told story, but I sure as shit appreciated the game tackling a serious subject.

Totally, the setting was fantastic. Buying weapons with blood diamonds, malaria, sinister warlords, just awesome. But it was all sealed away behind 15 checkpoints of instantly respawning African dudes with AK's. I couldn't do it, man, I just couldn't.

those were the worst part of it, definitely. That said, there were ways around checkpoints. As well as just blowing through them in a humvee. Blood spatter on the windshield was pretty memorable.

#22 Posted by JoeyRavn (4973 posts) -
#23 Posted by innacces14 (735 posts) -

Soulcalibur IV.

#24 Posted by david3cm (635 posts) -

Catherine.

#25 Posted by BeachThunder (11932 posts) -

First thing that springs to mind is Beyond Good and Evil, even if it was just a few dollars on GOG. The game felt as if it were unfinished - you gain the ability to fly around the world, yet there's nowhere to actually go; abysmal camera control; incoherent ending; frustrating stealth parts; annoying characters...

#26 Posted by Turambar (6784 posts) -

None.  I manage to stick within the borders of what I already know I like.

#27 Posted by RedRoach (1191 posts) -

Force unleashed 2 and Fable 3 come to mind.

#28 Posted by TheSilentGod (135 posts) -

Final Fantasy XIII, Crysis 2, LA Noire and more recently Max Payne 3.

#29 Posted by Teoball (602 posts) -

Deus Ex : Human Revolution

Resonance of Fate

The Witcher 2 (I've started it twice but never made it past the town in the forest. I just find it horribly boring)

#30 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3484 posts) -
#31 Posted by laserbolts (5322 posts) -

Recently I would say Kingdoms of Amulur and Battlefield 3. Worst purchase ever was Jurassic Park Rampage Edition for the Sega Genesis. Saved up 110 bucks for that piece of shit.

#32 Posted by AdeptFox (3 posts) -

Two Worlds for sure. I initially played it for about 25 minutes, and just put it down. I tried to get back into it months later, to no avail.

#33 Posted by theodacourt (535 posts) -

Two Worlds. Oh dear that was bad, but luckily I stopped playing before any achievements popped. That mattered to me at the time. Also, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic.

#34 Posted by Dixavd (1358 posts) -

Money-wise Super Mario Galaxy 2, one of the few games at the time I bought new for full price around launch and I have only played like 10 levels. For osme reason it lacked a push for me to return to it (even though I liked the original). I will probably return to it some day, but right now it is just sitting there taunting me with the money I spent (I think I picked it over Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver, Bayonetta and Heavy Rain - all three of those I think I would have probably enjoyed more and finished).

As for just regrettable game because it was just so unenjoyable for me... My Sims for the DS *shudder*.

#35 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19339 posts) -

I thought Skullgirls looked bad long before it released and then I bought it anyways for some stupid reason. I have not touched it since the week of its release.

Other than that, the only game I can think of that I regret buying is L.A. Noire because I bought it on release day with the Rockstar Pass coming off of a Red Dead Redemption high. Didn't last me nearly long enough to justify the price, but I had fun with it.

#36 Posted by Aetheldod (3579 posts) -

LA Noir by far .... I wont speak of it any further

#37 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

I don't regret these in that I got them cheap to see what all the love was about and was so bored so quickly, a full price purchase would have killed me:

Halo 3, Unchartered, Gears of War, Assassin's Creed, Tom Clancy's GRAW

That isn't to say they are bad games, I am being subjective, I really didn't like them at all.

#38 Posted by Asrahn (552 posts) -

Dawn of War: Soulstorm. Officially the worst expansion I have ever played to an otherwise stellar franchise. You were my brother DoW. I loved you!

#39 Edited by superpow (227 posts) -

probably Love plus+. it's that weird dating sim game on the DS. I payed full price for it too. I bought it cuz I thought it was funny.

EDIT: Alright it's still kinda funny. I regret nothing. Also, why all the hate for LA Noire?

#40 Posted by Jrad (622 posts) -

@S0ndor said:

Magicka and Far Cry 2.

Magicka just wasn't that fun, but Far Cry was balls-out tedious. The respawning of the enemies at the checkpoints was literally the worst thing I have ever seen in a video game, ever. I say this because it was obviously a well produced game made by talented people with ample funding. Which is why it is such an utter embarrassment.

The people who enjoyed Far Cry 2 are the same people who would make for excellent gold farmers in China. Grind, grind, grind and repeat.

Fuck Far Cry 2

I couldn't play Far Cry 2 for the same reason. Worse, there's literally no way to remove the enemy-respawning: even on the PC version, mods can't do anything. It sapped all of the fun out of that game, and I'm sure if those goddamned checkpoints wouldn't refill every five minutes, I'd have loved it.

#41 Edited by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -

Comic Jumper.

I honestly feel as though burning that money would have made much better use of it. Such a terrible, terrible game. Eff the people who made it and thought in-game jokes about how bad it is somehow made up for that.

You guys just suck at developing games.

#42 Posted by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (432 posts) -

I've had a few over the years that I've completely regretted. :(

Homeworld 2: As a stand-alone RTS? Homeworld 2 is functional... As the sequel to one of my favorite RTSes of all time? I loathed it. Inferior in pretty much every way to the original (except graphics -_- )- Homeworld 2 was the first and dead last game I ever pre-ordered.

Empire: Total War: It had all the makings of a brilliant Total War entry... But the AI... Oh god the AI... The AI single-handedly turned the single player into complete trash. And a Total War game isn't worth much when its single player is rubbish.

#43 Posted by RHYMESCHEME23 (64 posts) -

@Turambar: There's gotta be one game that you bought that you were slightly dissapointed with. Let's not play God mode here. :P

#44 Posted by camp7203 (121 posts) -

State of Emergency

NARC

25 to Life (WHAT WAS I THINKING!!)

#45 Posted by fr0stb1te (71 posts) -

Right now? TERA is frustrating me quite a bit due to connectivity issues.

D3 and others work flawlessly (to a point) but TERA drops me every few minutes.

A few others come to mind. Magna Carta came with free game breaking DLC. Warhawk also made me sad.

#46 Posted by drGiggless (222 posts) -

Madden 2010

Fuuuuu

Never again.

#47 Posted by 49th (2756 posts) -

Bleach: Shattered Blade for Wii. £30? No problem... except that it is the definition of waggle. I actually had a sore wrist from playing it for a few hours, which is strange because my wrist can usually endure a lot.

Overlord: Dark Legend on Wii? Play it once, it's kind of boring.

Also, Super Street Fighter 4. I can't play fighting games, I dunno maybe I should buy a fighting game? Nope, I'm shit. Can't be arsed to get good, it's not fun for me.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for PS3? Yeah, that looks fun. Receive the PC version from a friend for free a week later.

My biggest regret though? Yoshi: Touch and Go. Fuck Yoshi: Touch and Go. I thought it was the cool looking game where you tilt the console to do stuff to the environment, but no. It's 3 minigames about carrying Baby Mario. Piss off, really.

#48 Posted by Revenant86 (156 posts) -

Soul Calibur V

I expected so much more

also diablo 3, beat it in 3 hours, realized it was pay to win, and never touched it again

#49 Posted by SexualBubblegumX (542 posts) -

For me it was super street fighter 4, I still have a sour taste in my mouth from it and have a very hard time trusting capcom.

#50 Posted by fisher81 (535 posts) -

Dragon Age II.

Hey You Pikachu on the N64, but I was 6 and didn't know any better.