#151 Posted by Kapowned (3 posts) -

Star Craft 2

Was my first RTS to buy from blizzard, I bought it with only knowing that all previous blizzard RTS's had amazing mods, and expecting a game like Empire earth. Instead I got only a couple good mods, and a RTS that was nothing like I expected.

#152 Edited by Chop (1994 posts) -

Batman: AC

Liked Asylum enough to buy City on release day but for reasons I can't explain, AC rubbed me in all the wrong ways. The game does nothing but give me an immense sense of boredom.

Oh and just for funsies, The Sum of all Fears on the Gamecube. I bought that one way back when because I was a fucking idiot who loved Ghost Recon.

#153 Posted by Gringus (64 posts) -

The first Assassins Creed. I watched a friend play it at their house and thought it looked awesome but when I bought it I could only stand playing it for an hour and I haven't touched it since.

#154 Posted by AlexW00d (6182 posts) -

L.A Noire.

#155 Posted by mellkat86 (3 posts) -

DC Universe was a bummer for me. Should have been a lot better. The subscription ruined it completely for me, but I was expecting more from the gameplay, graphics and online quests.

#156 Posted by GinjaAssassin (158 posts) -

@Chop said:

Oh and just for funsies, The Sum of all Fears on the Gamecube. I bought that one way back when because I was a fucking idiot who loved Ghost Recon.

Bahahaha! I rented Sum of All Fears for PC (for free) when I was working at GameStop (then Babbages) and I felt like I had been robbed.

#157 Posted by Rowr (5477 posts) -

Spore and Halo Reach are the most recent that come to mind.

#158 Posted by thechronodarkness (294 posts) -

I've bought plenty of bad games, and somehow enjoyed them over time. For awhile, I was a bad about going to big lots, and buying lots of b-tier pc games and playing them. Never really dissapointed me...

But what did disappoint the absolute living hell out of me- The Legend of Zelda- skyward sword. I did just play through twilight princess for the 2nd time, this past summer. Its an AMAZING game. Took right at 30 hours, even flying through the game. But skyward sword, it takes 3 hours before the game REALLY turns you loose, and even then.... Its not fun. The enemies, have very little variety in this one. And it honestly feels, like a childrens game. Everything feels like something ripped from something on nick jr. Whereas wind waker may be all cell shaded and cutsey, the enemies are badasses. Not difficult bad, but their not trying to be cute about everything. The music was just AWEFUL! Especially for a zelda game... 16 hours, and I just sold the game back on amazon, and got most of my money back. Best decision in the world.

#159 Posted by weegieanawrench (1935 posts) -

Said it many times, Comic Jumper and Ms. Splosion Man. Star was the only thing that got me to finish that game. I didn't even complete the first world in Ms. Splosion Man.

#160 Posted by umdesch4 (772 posts) -

I'm old. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600. As a 10-year-old kid, I was bummed when I didn't get it for Christmas, so pooled my xmas money and allowance to buy it. On the plus side, I learned a lot of valuable life lessons from that experience.

#161 Posted by Helgi (79 posts) -

Pariah and Too Human.

#162 Posted by HellBrendy (992 posts) -

GTA IV.

#163 Posted by Hosstile17 (763 posts) -

Enter the Matrix.

#164 Posted by pochepiller (25 posts) -

Hearts of Iron 3

I fact I bought the beta not knowing they selled paid patch afterward

#165 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4884 posts) -

Timeshift. I loved the shit out of the demo and thought it was the best thing ever, but I hated that game.

#166 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

L.A Noire, duh that game turned into poop in the second half

#167 Edited by AnimalFather (800 posts) -

BF3

Brutal Legend

RE5

Spore

#168 Posted by Protonguy (305 posts) -

Dragon Age 2 for sure. Playing Dragon Age Origins right now and what a fucking fantastic game that was/is.

#169 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1783 posts) -

Kana: Little SIster. I thought I'd try out my first japanese dating sim game. It turned out it was a porn game in which I was trying to bang my terminally ill sister for most of the game.... yeah... It was also the last dating sim I bought.

#170 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

Resistance Fall of Man

Far Cry 2

Final Fantasy XIII (the only game I played to completion on this list, though)

Just Cause 2

#171 Posted by chrissedoff (2075 posts) -

The first Xenosaga game. I was really looking forward to it because I had loved Xenogears. But I think the blame for my disappointment is half mine and half the developer's. On the one hand, the game's story is totally nuts, the combat is average by the fairly low standards of JRPG combat, the cutscenes are insanely long and the game ends pretty much as soon as the story starts going somewhere. On the other hand, half the reason I didn't like the game was really because in the intervening years between Xenogears and Xenosaga, I had grown up a little, and I'd become just smart enough that I could see through the kind of pseudo-philosophical bullshit and childlike understanding of human relationships that the "Xeno" games (and most other JRPGs) are rife with.

So, in a way, my disappointment with the game was kind of a recognition of innocence lost, where really stupid stuff that most people would find insulting to their intelligence no longer elicits a sense of wonderment out of me.

#172 Posted by Flabbergastrate (274 posts) -

I bought Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows day one after finishing Dark Legacy. Fuck Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows.

#173 Posted by amir90 (2154 posts) -

Games that felt like a big FU for me.
Final fantasy 13, dragon age 2 (it had its cool moments thou), crysis 2 (loved the first one), alpha protocol, oblivion and skyrim (so much hype and praise, yet so meh..),

GTA 4 , far et

#174 Posted by Astras (973 posts) -

@Drazat: Operation wolf, it's almost like you read my mind :P loved the arcade game but on the spectrum I also remember almost crying with WTF

#175 Posted by RecSpec (3762 posts) -

Final Fantasy XII. Ever since that game I've never looked at Final Fantasy the same.

#176 Posted by DrDarkStryfe (1086 posts) -

Dragon Age II this generation. It was such a far fall in quality and enjoyment from Origins.

#177 Edited by Chemin (632 posts) -

Hmm, I've bought quite a few games I've been dissatisfied with in my days, but Oblivion takes the cake, hands down. My expectations for that game stood through the roof, mostly because Morrowind is my favorite game of all time, and I pre-ordered the collector's edition all naively happy - Man, was I disappointed.

#178 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

Dragon Age II. I'm not sure how many times I've mentioned that so far, but....Dragon Age II.
 
:(

#179 Posted by Yummylee (21242 posts) -

Tied between Dragon Age 2 and Resident Evil 5.

#180 Posted by CrazyOldGoat (3 posts) -

Probably Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. I had such high expectations and was such a fan of the series but after playing it, it felt old and repetitive and kinda boring. I never really understood why it received so much praise other than the fact that it was a Zerlda game.

#181 Posted by GorillaMoPena (1921 posts) -

Everything I bought on the 32X

#182 Posted by SlashDance (1804 posts) -

I see a lot of Dragon Age 2s, Resident Evil 5s, Crysis 2s and other pretty decent games, if a bit disappointing. Did you guys really never buy anything worse than that in your life ? I wish I could say the same. I bought my share of awful, awful stuff. Brute Force comes to mind, Turok Evolution, Jurassic Park on the Psone, Fester Quest on the NES.

Dragon Age 2 ? That sounds like the best game ever made compared to some games I've bought over the years.

#183 Posted by bunji (41 posts) -

Dragon Age 2. Being a HUGE fan of the first one, the second one just felt so terrible.

#184 Posted by Captain_Insano (1527 posts) -

@SlashDance said:

I see a lot of Dragon Age 2s, Resident Evil 5s, Crysis 2s and other pretty decent games, if a bit disappointing. Did you guys really never buy anything worse than that in your life ? I wish I could say the same. I bought my share of awful, awful stuff. Brute Force comes to mind, Turok Evolution, Jurassic Park on the Psone, Fester Quest on the NES.

Dragon Age 2 ? That sounds like the best game ever made compared to some games I've bought over the years.

Yea there are worse games but it is all about expectation management vs the final product.

I will join the mob in saying Dragon Age 2 (which I haven't and likely won't finish). It is still an ok game but following on from Origins was a big let down. My biggest problem is that even if I hear somewhat negative things about games in a franchise I like, I convince myself that the criticisms are probably unfounded (I had a similar experience with Assassin's Creed: Revelations. I didn't think I'd get AC fatigue but I have).

Fable 3 is on my disappointing list too but mostly due to the way that game fails to really unfold.

I really liked Brutal Legend. The world was still awesome and the RTS elements were not that bad. Probably would have preferred it to stick to a third person action, but whatever.

Perfect Dark Zero was the biggest disappointment though, Goddamn I love Perfect Dark but PDZ is so sloooow moving and aiming and all kinds of retarded.

#185 Edited by 1st2die (11 posts) -

(Ultimate)Marvel vs Capcom 3...nuff said.

Both versions lacked content. They didnt compare ANYTHING to Mortal Kombat, as far as getting your money's worth.

#186 Posted by Grillbar (1796 posts) -

danmation and pain

#187 Posted by p00rdevil (158 posts) -

@SlashDance: @SlashDance said:

I see a lot of Dragon Age 2s, Resident Evil 5s, Crysis 2s and other pretty decent games, if a bit disappointing. Did you guys really never buy anything worse than that in your life ? I wish I could say the same. I bought my share of awful, awful stuff. Brute Force comes to mind, Turok Evolution, Jurassic Park on the Psone, Fester Quest on the NES.

Dragon Age 2 ? That sounds like the best game ever made compared to some games I've bought over the years.

Oh Turok Evolution! I forgot about Turok. Turok Dinosaur Hunter on N64 was my first ever video game. I was totally taken in by the experience of playing that game. The huge environments to explore, the primitive theme complete with mysterious ruins, the climbing, jumping, swimming, deep diving, hunting animals for health. Wow, what an adventure that game was! And it was a polished and finished product; great music, details like cobwebs blowing in the drafty dungeon halls, air bubbles and fish under water.

After that Evolution was such a let down! Now that I think about it I was more disappointed about Turok Evolution than Rune. Evolution was a mess, unfinished and really still in beta when pushed out the door. Such a shame because Turok had that native American primitive theme about it that made it stand apart from the host of other FPS titles. Really unique, and after Evolution the whole concept was shelved, watered down and replaced by a generic shooter.

Some liked the other Turok's, like Turok 2 on N64, but I never thought any other Turok game captured the essence of the original. Evolution tried but was released by Acclaim too early, with loads of problems. Finally there was one more Turok offered up a few years back that I never bothered to play. Turok as he was introduced in Dinosaur Hunter is gone for good.

#188 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (735 posts) -

Devil May Cry 2 and Final Fantasy X-2 are the two most disappointing games I've purchased.

#189 Posted by jamian9210 (19 posts) -

I would have to say Master of Orion 3. Deus Ex: Invisible War was a unworthy sequel to its revolutionary predecessor, but on its own it's a decent game. But Master of Orion 3 is not only a sequel that doesn't live up to its predecessors, but it's an atrocious game in general. It's quite arguably the worst video game sequel of all time, for not only being a disappointment, but a poor game.

#190 Posted by SleepyDoughnut (1197 posts) -

Gears of War 2

#191 Posted by PerfidiousSinn (729 posts) -

Bioshock. I bought into the hype around it and was immensely bored throughout the entire thing.

#192 Posted by Bulby33 (546 posts) -

L.A. Noire, easily.

#193 Posted by Thegore (10 posts) -

Final Fantasy VIII

#194 Posted by RE_Player1 (7549 posts) -

Shank.

#195 Posted by Slag (3995 posts) -

Boy and his Blob for the NES

man was that an education. Before that game I never played a game I didn't like. I wanted it so bad for my birthday since the premise looked cool to me as a kid. Being that was well before the interwebs and I didn't have Nintendo Power or any of that, I basically wanted to own it based off the cover of the game and name.

I played it for about 20 minutes and didn't touch it again for about ten years. I felt so bad about it I apologized to my parents for asking for the game.

#196 Posted by slyspider (1150 posts) -

Well, Rage or Final Fantasy 13. Rage is garbage on pc. Final Fantasy 13 was my first and everyone said how amazing and ground breaking all the past games were, when i got 13 i sold it back after 14 hours. Never touching another FF game again

okay maybe someday

#197 Posted by stryker1121 (1340 posts) -

In recent years, it's gotta be Too Human. Pre-ordered, had been waiting on it for months and paid full boat. All for a game w/ sloppy and weird twin-stick combat that never quite clicked, shitty level scaling that made looting moot, boring dungeons and an equally antiseptic overworld. The biggest mistake Silicon Knights made was expecting people to play thru all the classes, hence a 10-hr campaign where some of the best loot would be blocked off until your next playthrough, when you could level up enough to get it.

I foolishly went New Game+ despite my reservations, and was crushed a second time by how much of a pointless grind the game really was. Pulled the ripcord and traded it in for Oblivion, the only good to come out of the whole shootin match.

#198 Posted by stryker1121 (1340 posts) -

@GuyIncognito: More of a Bonestorm guy, eh?

#199 Posted by NegativeCero (2976 posts) -

Dragon Age 2

#200 Posted by uniform (1832 posts) -

When I purchase a game, it's often with heavy research, or at least a history with a particular franchise. This results in almost always feeling happy with my purchase. That said, Grand Theft Auto IV would have to be the most disappointed I've been with a purchase, especially with the anticipation I had for it prior to release. Don't get it twisted, I'm not trying to be anti-mainstream or whatever label you might apply to me, I just do not enjoy my time with this game. I purchased it based on my history with the GTA series, going back to the original Playstation, and it just fell flat for me. I've tried to get into this game three times since the original release, and it never works. I dislike most of the characters, especially the protagonist, so that may be a strong contributing factor. I didn't get tired with the Rockstar sandbox format, as I love RDR very much. I also love New York/Liberty City. GTA IV had the potential to be one of my favorite games, but it always ends after I put a handful of hours into it and come to the conclusion that I'm just not having fun with this game.