Games that dissapointed you this gen?

#1 Edited by badmanelite (16 posts) -

Lets hear it.

For me it has to be Shadows of the Damned.

*disapointed. ugh -.-

** disappointed - really not my day today :)

#2 Edited by Soapy86 (2706 posts) -

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Dragon Age II

Unreal Tournament III

Fable III

#3 Posted by FreakAche (3035 posts) -

@badmanelite said:

*disapointed. ugh -.-

Actually it's disappointed. Third times the charm :P

On topic though, I guess Fable 3 was pretty disappointing.

#4 Edited by PeasantAbuse (5098 posts) -

Far Cry 2

#5 Posted by ColinWright (754 posts) -

Fable III

#6 Posted by themangalist (1861 posts) -
@Soapy86: @FreakAche: @wh4tshisface
I thought we're all past believing in Peter Molynuex's bullshit. It was as meh as we all expected right? right????
#7 Posted by badmanelite (16 posts) -

Still havn't even given Fable 2 a chance yet, came bundled with the xbox. Just didn't seem to grab me, tried twice to get into it - for around 2/3 hours each time

#8 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12222 posts) -


Yeah, remember Lair? The game that killed Factor 5?


#9 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5905 posts) -

Mass Effect 2 and Assassin's Creed 2.

#10 Edited by MonetaryDread (2542 posts) -

Crysis 2

I still regard the first two thirds of the original as my favorite shooter of all time. Crysis 2 just felt like a major step backwards, and is probably the best example of the consolification of PC games (not that consolification is inherently bad).

#11 Posted by TheSmashing (321 posts) -

Far Cry 2
Mafia II
Final Fantasy XIII 
Dragon Age II

#12 Posted by Mcbrownies (13 posts) -

Big Rigs...oh wait, not this gen

lol, but on a serious note Far Cry 2 was a complete disappointment

respawning camps and constant harassment by Africans is definitely not my definition of "FUN"

in the famous words of Rebecca Black...this game was not so "FUN, FUN, FUN"

#13 Posted by mordukai (8038 posts) -

Dragon Age 2.

#14 Posted by Spoonman671 (5362 posts) -

For me it's mostly sequels to games I liked that either didn't live up to their potential or strayed from the spirit of the original.
Resistance 2 and Dead Space 2 are the two that immediately come to mind.

#15 Edited by captain_clayman (3349 posts) -

oh and duke nukem forever, obviously.

#16 Posted by Truitt (105 posts) -

I can't think of many, but I never really got into Monday Night Combat. It never really played as well as I had hoped. Wasted purchase for me.

#17 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

Dragon Age 2 for sure. After the great story of the first I really wanted more but instead, I got Dragon Age 2...

#18 Posted by CitizenKane (10857 posts) -
#19 Posted by BisonHero (9438 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:


Yeah, remember Lair? The game that killed Factor 5?


Well, I think they should've tried something in a completely different genre. Don't get me wrong, I love the first two Rogue Squadron games. But it seems like they were running low on good game design ideas for an aerial combat game, given that they filled half of the final Rogue Squadron game with pointless on-foot missions that were complete garbage. But oh no, they went ahead and proved me wrong by making Lair, the greatest aerial combat game ever made.

Oh wait, no, Lair got an even more negative response than Rogue Squadron 3: Rebel Strike did.

#20 Posted by buzz_clik (7343 posts) -

Fable III, fer sure. Also, while not really a flat out disappointment, I don't think I enjoyed Dead Space 2 as much as I did its predecessor. In my mind, the first game was a tighter, more visceral experience.

#21 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12222 posts) -

@BisonHero: Yeah, those on foot missions weren't great, and even the regular stuff wasn't as good (despite the technical improvements and more enemies, etc).

My biggest complaint with Lair was how buggy it was. When it was running well it wasn't bad, and it looked great but, man, so many bugs, and the controls, and man. MAN.

Yeah. I dunno. I feel bad for those guys. Wherever they are now.

Also, the thing I disliked most about Rebel Strike was that they didn't get the guy who played Wedge in the movies to voice Wedge like he did in Rogue Leader. Even in the RL co-op levels. They re-recorded the lines.

#22 Posted by Hansolol (612 posts) -

Gears 2 and Modern Warfare 2 both had multiplayer developed and balanced by morons. I'm still bitter.

#23 Edited by Elusionar (326 posts) -

Dragon Age 2

Fable 3

EA sports in general

The stupid over hyped shooter where North Korea occupies the US (sorry I can’t remember the name)

2 human

From dust


Bastion (sorry, the narrator is great but I find the game really boring)

And many more…

#24 Posted by ColinWright (754 posts) -

@themangalist: No, because I thoroughly enjoyed Fable II

#25 Posted by Klei (1799 posts) -

Fable 2 and 3. I just loved Fable 1. I don't understand what went wrong afterwards. They're the only games I could think of because they're the only ones that really did disappoint me.
#26 Posted by BisonHero (9438 posts) -

MadWorld. Everything about the game is ridiculous in its excess, except for the actual game part. Once you finish the first zone, you've literally seen everything the game has to offer. The game looks really cool and all, and it stays inventive with the different hazards to kill guys with, but the game still feels really light on things for the player to do. You never get new abilities, so the gameplay gets stale incredibly fast, and it's not very complex to begin with. The enemies have the same attacks in every level, they just get reskinned, so that becomes boring immediately. And there's only like 3 improvised weapons that are just reskinned over and over but have the same function. The minibosses and bosses were cool, I guess. The game had kinda jarring shifts in tone, since the gameplay is absurd, with juvenile commentary at all times, and then the story cutscenes between zones are suddenly an incredibly serious The Running Man rip-off.

Puzzle Quest 2. You have no idea how much I love Puzzle Quest 1. It's where I got all my mad Bejeweled skillz, since I've barely played any actual Bejeweled. But I think every game that Infinite Interactive made between Puzzle Quest 1 and 2 must have been a significant monetary loss or something, because everything in Puzzle Quest 2 felt like it was cutting corners. I've been told the multiplayer is less completely broken than in the first game, but everything else about the sequel is just poor. The art style looks really generic and lame. The battles are barely more visually impressive: they still don't animate, but sometime still images of your weapon or character class will appear on-screen, which is unfortunate because the character art is ugly as sin. Baffling, when the art in PQ1 was totally fucking rad. The game has like 10% as much writing as PQ1, and it's incredibly generic Diablo 1 bullshit instead of the reasonably original setting in PQ1. In PQ1, the quests were varied and you'd fight at most 2-3 battles before finishing a quest. In PQ2, there are way less quests, and they drag on forever, requiring you to clear out the same like 2 fucking enemy types over and over on each floor of the dungeon. The game has like 4 or 5 companions that join you, but only 2 of them ever say a goddamn word once they join you, and neither one is as interesting as any of the companions in PQ1. And PQ2 managed to remove all of the equipment/spell customization, and the interesting monster-capturing mechanic. Just terrible.

Trials 2. Thank god this only cost me $2 on Steam. I wasn't looking forward to it, just got it with a random bundle, but figured now is as good a time as any to mention it. I don't know what people see in this series. I don't find it fun or interesting to make a guy dry hump a dirt bike until he can physics his way over bullshit obstacle courses. Sorry, guys. The 2D dirt bike platformer genre is dead to me.

#27 Posted by plop1920 (487 posts) -

FF13, Mass Effect 2, Resident Evil 5

#28 Posted by Grillbar (2052 posts) -

theres so many fable 3, lair, fracture, blur, army of two 2, star wars force unleased 1 and 2, damnation and so. but theres allso alot of fantastic games out there

#29 Posted by chinakat (52 posts) -

Twilight Princess. Yeah, not a fan. At all. I played about 12 hours of it, and half of the time I enjoyed it, and the other half of the time I was bored out of my skull thinking about how much better the other games in the seires are, and how much more original they were. Twilight Princess was just more; there was nothing new. Quantity over quality if you ask me.
#30 Posted by RockinKemosabe (644 posts) -

Final Fantasy XIII. I'll never get that 60 hours back.

#31 Posted by Gamer_152 (14367 posts) -

I think Dead Space, Fable III, Brutal Legend and Red Faction: Guerilla would be some of my top candidates.

#32 Posted by Shrat (53 posts) -

Resident Evil 5, Fable III, Dragon Age 2 to an extent, Far Cry 2, Killzone 2 and 3.

#33 Posted by imsh_pl (3845 posts) -

Red Dead, LA Noire

#34 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

L.A. Noire

I was intrigued by the game, very excited of what I saw in the quick look. Picked it up, loved it until homicide. That game drives off a fucking cliff during homicide. What a god damn waste.

#35 Posted by BisonHero (9438 posts) -

@chinakat said:

Twilight Princess. Yeah, not a fan. At all. I played about 12 hours of it, and half of the time I enjoyed it, and the other half of the time I was bored out of my skull thinking about how much better the other games in the seires are, and how much more original they were. Twilight Princess was just more; there was nothing new. Quantity over quality if you ask me.

Agreed. Sorry Twilight Princess, but Majora's Mask handled transformation way better than you, and it had 3 alternate forms instead of just 1. And your light world/dark world was paper-thin compared to Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time.

#36 Posted by RE_Player1 (7981 posts) -


#37 Posted by Romination (2829 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:


Yeah, remember Lair? The game that killed Factor 5?


It has to be this for me. I didn't have a Playstation 3, but before Lair came out, I wanted it JUST for that game. Factor 5?! Dragons!? Gorgeous game and bitchin' aerial combat? I'd sell my soul for that! Hype was THROUGH THE ROOF for that one, and I was right there with them- then the game came out, tanked at reviews, and left me in a state of shock. Then, of course, the studio shuttered and I went back to playing Rogue Squadron 2, which is totally amazing.

I'd also throw in Dark Void. I was extremely into the whole idea from the get-go, and all their pitches and the pedigree of the studio really had me excited. Combining Crimson Skies with The Rocketeer seemed like the ravings of a mad genius, and initial previews were GLOWING about the game. Even here on Giant Bomb they had nothing but nice things to say when they talked about it. And Capcom was actually putting out quality games at the time, so when the game came out and was a hitchy, buggy mess that was just kind of OK, I kept rushing back to my computer to see if new reviews came in because surely- SURELY- these ones were wrong, but it just stayed the same, or got worse. Dark Void REALLY burned me.

#38 Posted by Lukeweizer (3246 posts) -

Gears of War 3: The Search for Fuel.

#39 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

Fable 3 as many have said, that game plain bummed me out.

#40 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2646 posts) -

After just beating RE4 again on the psn and it reminding me of what a masterpiece it was, I gotta o with RE5. Not just a dissappointment, but one of the worst games I've ever played.

#41 Posted by WileyS (119 posts) -

Dragon Age II

Assassins Creed

Final Fantasy XIII

Metriod: Other M

#42 Posted by cmckinla (19 posts) -

Brink, definitely.. What a letdown

#43 Edited by sungahymn (1091 posts) -
Dragon Age II
Yeah...I don't need to explain this.

L.A. Noire
I think my expectations got too high. It was pretty good. But after the Vice desk I just stopped playing.
#44 Posted by firewrkninja (242 posts) -

crackdown 2


#45 Posted by NTM (8791 posts) -

A bunch of games, but I got over it and I looked at them for the quality they are. The biggest disappointments at first though were Crysis 2 (which when compared to the first, it still kind of is), and Killzone 3. I didn't play Dragon Age 2 unfortunately (or fortunately?) So I can't be disappointed by that game.

#46 Posted by Subjugation (4876 posts) -

FFXIV. I mean, I never expected it to be good, but man, I didn't expect it to be quite that bad either. I learned that masochism is not for me.

#47 Posted by Nottle (1933 posts) -

Dragon Age 2. Madworld (luckily I only played $9 for it) Epic Mickey, Rayman Raving Rabbids.

This maybe weird but in a small way MGS4. I love the game, but some things they did with the characters seem like retcons or cop-outs.

#48 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8882 posts) -

Oblivion, Far Cry 2, and L.A. Noire are probably my top 3 biggest disappointments. Oh, actually, the Wii itself probably counts as a bigger disappointment than all of those combined.

#49 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1391 posts) -

Resident Evil 5 comes to mind, I played it to then end and I enjoyed it, but it was no RE4

#50 Posted by SSValis (1197 posts) -

@xaLieNxGrEyx said:

After just beating RE4 again on the psn and it reminding me of what a masterpiece it was, I gotta o with RE5. Not just a dissappointment, but one of the worst games I've ever played.

I'm with you on this. They made one of the greatest games of all time and then everything leading up to RE5 made it look so bad ass. I played it and within the first 5 minutes, I just wasn't feeling it. Has to be one of the most half assed made games of all time, considering the amount it cost to make.

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