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#1 Posted by billmcneal (278 posts) -

What has been your most disappointing game in 2010?
#2 Posted by ThatFrood (3375 posts) -

Honestly? I probably had unreasonably high expectations for Civ V, but, yeah... it was Civ V.
Keep in mind, I don't buy too many games, but considering how great Civ IV was... I expected more. I expected it at least not to regress a tad.

#3 Posted by AlisterCat (5522 posts) -

I try not to be so negative. I've enjoyed all my games.

#4 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -

Fallout: New Vegas
 
Mind you, I wasn't expecting much.

#5 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

Crackdown 2. That game was complete wank.

#6 Posted by Skald (4367 posts) -

The Game Room release of Jungler. Talk about hype.

#7 Edited by TheSeductiveMoose (3617 posts) -
@AlisterCat said:

" I try not to be so negative. I've enjoyed all my games. "

You can be disappointed and still enjoy it.
 
OT: Heavy Rain, by far.
#8 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7614 posts) -
@Scooper said:
"Crackdown 2. That game was complete wank. "

Pretty much have to agree with this.  The first one was a lot of fun to play through with friends, it wasn't the most involving game ever, but just a lot of fun. 
The second seemed to go out of its way to change and ruin everything I liked about the first one.  Evolving characters, transforming vehicles, varied objectives that can be completed however you change.
#9 Posted by AlisterCat (5522 posts) -
@TheSeductiveMoose said:
" @AlisterCat said:
" I try not to be so negative. I've enjoyed all my games. "
You can be disappointed and still enjoy it.  OT: Heavy Rain by far. "
But I haven't. My expectations are always pitched at the exact level of the game that is delivered.
#10 Posted by blalala (122 posts) -

I'd say the amount of good PS3 exclusives disappointed me. after GOW3 there's really been nothing worth playing..

#11 Posted by animathias (1180 posts) -

Final Fantasy XIII. Man I wanted to love it, but I just grew bored and annoyed while playing.

#12 Posted by Bigrhyno (505 posts) -

Probably God of War 3. It's not because it was a bad game, but because I expected it to be better.

#13 Posted by Unchained (1080 posts) -
Elemental: War of Magic 
 
I had high hopes. Turned out to be shit (hopefully they patched it to a non-shitty state, I haven't played it in a while). 
#14 Posted by Yummylee (21477 posts) -

Mafia 2 most definitely.

#15 Edited by SubwayD (486 posts) -

Hur dur! Black Ops, Halo Reach and Red Dead Redemption. Anything popular and well made is lame! 
 
Honestly? While they're not terrible games, I felt that titles like AvP, Alpha Protocol, Dark Void, Mafia 2 and a few others were just inches away from being really neat, only to be let down by all manner of niggles and bugs. 

#16 Posted by gunslingerNZ (1902 posts) -

On a personal level it would be fable 3. Keep in mind I haven't actually played the game but this was the one I really wanted to get into. Hearing about the offensive UI and extremely easy combat was a huge disappointment.

#17 Posted by Hourai (2795 posts) -

Mafia II. It was still good, but...

#18 Posted by Raymayne (1226 posts) -

Fable 3 
 
Gotta throw some shout-outs to New Vegas, God of War 3, FF XIII, Crackdown 2, Alpha Protocol, Medal of Honor, Hydrophobia, Comic Jumper, Dante's Inferno and Nier. It's been a reasonably disappointing year imo.

#19 Posted by Shadow (4979 posts) -

Dark Void by far.

#20 Posted by ShockD (2400 posts) -

All Points Bulletin and Alpha Protocol.

#21 Posted by ThePickle (4160 posts) -

Fallout New Vegas. 

#22 Edited by SomeJerk (3208 posts) -

1) The only thing disappointing about APB was that the management took £100 million and 300 workers five years to come up with something that died in months. So that's my vote.
 
2) Every single multiplatform PS3 port that ended up bad. So many developers have proven to us that PS3 ports can be made equal or better to their 360 equivalents given a little time and effort. Add an often untouched (they all are) SPU into the mix and you'll get free quality anti-aliasing.
 
3) Microsoft's continued douchebaggery and aholery buying exclusive rights ruining the console playfield

#23 Posted by Asurastrike (2165 posts) -

Mass Effect 2
 
I was expecting a continuation of the amazing  story from the original Mass Effect, instead I got a side story of how Shepard built his team in preperation to continue the story of the original Mass Effect. It just felt so "gamey" and formulaic. Recruit member, talk to member until they give you a loyalty mission, complete loyalty mission, rinse and repeat. Also don't forget to scan planets for resources while listening to your MP3 player trying not to die of boredom. Oh, and the final boss fight was one of the worst I've ever seen.

#24 Posted by Icemael (6314 posts) -

God of War III.

I expected one of the best 3D beat 'em ups ever made, and got the mashiest fucking mashfest since No More Heroes, with poor camerawork, mediocre-ass boss battles, and a story that's horrible even by video game standards.

#25 Posted by Mrskidders (1330 posts) -

Halo Reach, simply for the fact im not playing it now and thats the fastest I have ever stopped playing a Halo game.  Its not a bad game, its just turned out not to be for me this time.

#26 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

Quantum Theory or Rogue Warrior.

#27 Edited by EdIsCool (1122 posts) -

Gran Turismo 5? :) Trolly troll is trolly...

#28 Posted by Entus (253 posts) -
@Gap said:
" Starcraft 2 "
That and Vegas.
#29 Posted by Winternet (8012 posts) -

Nba Elite 11. 
 
Seriously now, Medal of Honor and Mafia II. 

#30 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7614 posts) -
@Raymayne said:
"Fable 3  Gotta throw some shout-outs to New Vegas, God of War 3, FF XIII, Crackdown 2, Alpha Protocol, Medal of Honor, Hydrophobia, Comic Jumper, Dante's Inferno and Nier. It's been a reasonably disappointing year imo. "

People always seem to call Fable disappointing.  I definitely that the first game was, but we knew what to expect with the second and it wasn't ridiculously overhyped.  This is even more true for Fable 3, it was just a refined version of 2.  Was anyone expecting anything more?  Perhaps still not the amazing series it could be, but still just a lot of fun to play. 
 
Comic Jumper I'd agree wtih though, Twisted Pixel have made some amazing games so far and Comic Jumper was hilarious..  But the gameplay just didn't hold up.
#31 Posted by Meltac (2001 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption, way too boring. 

#32 Edited by haggis (1677 posts) -

I would have to say Red Dead Redemption. Everything on paper said I should have loved it, and I know most people did, but there was something about the combat that just didn't click with me. Therefore, disappointment. It's well made, gorgeous, etc. And I really wanted to love it, but I ended up a bit bored, frustrated, and eventually put it down not long after arriving in Mexico.
 
@WinterSnowblind said:

I definitely that the first game was, but we knew what to expect with the second and it wasn't ridiculously overhyped...
I thought Fable 2 was pretty overhyped. I mean, we were promised to see pure, unconditional love in our dog. Nope. He digs holes, that's about it. We were going to marry and have kids. Well, yeah, after I wooed my wife with fart jokes in about two minutes I wasn't all that into her. So, yeah, overhyped. Fable 3, though, not so much. I think people should have learned their lesson, but I don't think many did. I had very low expectations for Fable 2 given the lackluster Black and White. I was still disappointed. I haven't played Fable 3, but if anyone were expecting more than it delivered, they probably deserved to be disappointed.
#33 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

White album for the ps3. It wasnt what i was expecting.

#34 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -
@Icemael said:
"God of War III.I expected one of the best 3D beat 'em ups ever made, and got the mashiest fucking mashfest since No More Heroes, with poor camerawork, mediocre-ass boss battles, and a story that's horrible even by video game standards. "

 
I think your problem was is you expected it to be a beat em up. 
The rest is just wrong.
#35 Posted by bartok (2462 posts) -

Alan Wake for me.  The hype behind this game was incredible they made it seem like this was going revolutionize video game industry.  It wasn't a bad game by any means as I did enjoy the story and the atmosphere but the gameplay was just so repetitive and dull. 

#36 Posted by 9cupsoftea (653 posts) -
@Asurastrike said:
" Mass Effect 2  I was expecting a continuation of the amazing  story from the original Mass Effect, instead I got a side story of how Shepard built his team in preperation to continue the story of the original Mass Effect. It just felt so "gamey" and formulaic. Recruit member, talk to member until they give you a loyalty mission, complete loyalty mission, rinse and repeat. Also don't forget to scan planets for resources while listening to your MP3 player trying not to die of boredom. Oh, and the final boss fight was one of the worst I've ever seen. "
I agree. That would be my choice too.
#37 Posted by RoboRobb (1051 posts) -

Dark Void was hugely disappointing as it had great potential at first glance. 

#38 Posted by Meltac (2001 posts) -
@haggis said:
" I would have to say Red Dead Redemption. Everything on paper said I should have loved it, and I know most people did, but there was something about the combat that just didn't click with me. Therefore, disappointment. It's well made, gorgeous, etc. And I really wanted to love it, but I ended up a bit bored, frustrated, and eventually put it down not long after arriving in Mexico.
Exactly the same way I felt, and I pretty much also stopped playing it after arriving to Mexico ^^
#39 Posted by Icemael (6314 posts) -
@Bloodgraiv3 said:
" @Icemael said:
"God of War III.I expected one of the best 3D beat 'em ups ever made, and got the mashiest fucking mashfest since No More Heroes, with poor camerawork, mediocre-ass boss battles, and a story that's horrible even by video game standards. "
 I think your problem was is you expected it to be a beat em up. The rest is just wrong. "
It is a beat 'em up. An incredibly mashy beat 'em up with poor camerawork, mediocre-ass boss battles, and a story that's horrible even by video game standards.
#40 Posted by TMThomsen (2071 posts) -

Medal of Honor

#41 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -
@Icemael said:
" @Bloodgraiv3 said:
" @Icemael said:
"God of War III.I expected one of the best 3D beat 'em ups ever made, and got the mashiest fucking mashfest since No More Heroes, with poor camerawork, mediocre-ass boss battles, and a story that's horrible even by video game standards. "
 I think your problem was is you expected it to be a beat em up. The rest is just wrong. "
It is a beat 'em up. An incredibly mashy beat 'em up with poor camerawork, mediocre-ass boss battles, and a story that's horrible even by video game standards. "

 
Noooo, it is a hack N slash, get your genres right. 
#42 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

Surprised more people haven't said Dante's Inferno, I was looking forward to that game in concept, but the execution was just so average.

#43 Posted by fearthephins (148 posts) -

Probably Final Fantasy XIII.....

#44 Edited by Icemael (6314 posts) -
@Bloodgraiv3 said:

" @Icemael said:

" @Bloodgraiv3 said:
" @Icemael said:
"God of War III.I expected one of the best 3D beat 'em ups ever made, and got the mashiest fucking mashfest since No More Heroes, with poor camerawork, mediocre-ass boss battles, and a story that's horrible even by video game standards. "
 I think your problem was is you expected it to be a beat em up. The rest is just wrong. "
It is a beat 'em up. An incredibly mashy beat 'em up with poor camerawork, mediocre-ass boss battles, and a story that's horrible even by video game standards. "
Noooo, it is a hack N slash, get your genres right.  "
Video games are classified by their mechanics, not their aesthetics. Whether you fight with fists, baseball bats or swords is irrelevant -- single-player gamer with focus on melee combat are beat 'em ups. You can call a beat 'em up featuring bladed weapons a "hack 'n slash", but it is not a separate genre (or even a genre at all).
#45 Posted by Marcsman (3177 posts) -

Medal of Honor
#46 Posted by cornwalliz (214 posts) -

Alpha Protocol, I was expecting ALOT more, but I kind of like the game
#47 Posted by Volgin13 (191 posts) -

Final Fantasy 13. Had waited the longest time to play that pile of shit.

#48 Posted by Joker369 (872 posts) -

medal of honor

#49 Edited by Ghostiet (5243 posts) -

Heavy Rain. Quantic Dream has officially proven that they can't write for SHIT.


@Icemael said:

" Video games are classified by their mechanics, not their aesthetics. Whether you fight with fists, baseball bats or swords is irrelevant -- single-player gamer with focus on melee combat are beat 'em ups. You can call a beat 'em up featuring bladed weapons a "hack 'n slash", but it is not a separate genre (or even a genre at all). "

Also, hack'n'slash for a long time was the term for games like Diablo, before some fuckwad invented the dumb term "action-RPG".
#50 Posted by Burns098356GX (1366 posts) -

Transformers WFC. Im surprised they've announced a sequel.