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#1 Posted by Hardgamer (762 posts) -

What was the most disappointing game you have ever played?

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#2 Posted by bartok (3074 posts) -

Probably Brutal Legend. 

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#3 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

Empire: Total War maybe?

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#4 Edited by phrosnite (3519 posts) -

1. Devil May Cry 4
2. The Witcher
3. Assassin's Creed
4. Diablo 2  
5. Half Life 2 - Episode 1
 
Edit: LOL! I forgot about Assassin's Creed! LOL!

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#5 Edited by PhatSeeJay (3331 posts) -
@bartok said:

" Probably Brutal Legend.  "

Hmm.. I would probably place Force Unleashed 2 or Deus Ex 2 here over Brutal Legend.
 
However! I would definitely say Brutal Legend had the most Brutal turn in which I went from "this game is amazing" to "What the fuck is this shit?".
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#6 Posted by Surkov (1019 posts) -

Gran Turismo 5

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#7 Posted by DeckardLee (28 posts) -
@phrosnite said:
 Diablo  
LOL
 
Final Fantasy 10-13 for me
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#8 Posted by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -
@DeckardLee said:
" @phrosnite said:
 Diablo  
LOL  Final Fantasy 10-13 for me "
Hahahaha, he said Diablo, hahaha that's funny! 
I'm lying, I didn't even get the joke you were laughing at :( 
 
But I'm on board with the Brutal Legend thing. 
It went from "This is pretty good" to "Aw bummer" in a couple of hours 
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#9 Posted by ssj4raditz (1156 posts) -

Bullet Witch. The story was kinda interesting, but pretty much everything else about it was blah.

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#10 Posted by breadfan (6803 posts) -
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#11 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8881 posts) -

Far Cry 2 certainly ranks up there.

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#12 Posted by BeachThunder (14576 posts) -

Possibly Beyond Good and Evil...
 
At the moment I'm currently disappointed with the brokenness of Dead Space 2. I'm loving the game so far, but the infinite load times and disappearing weapons just make me want to quit ;_;
 
@phrosnite: Yup, episode 1 was pretty disappointing, the only really memorable part was the Zombine quip from Alyx =/

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#13 Posted by hedfone (1747 posts) -

mercs 2 is up there

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#14 Posted by BrianMcBride (63 posts) -

Final Fantasy VIII
 
*shutter*
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#15 Posted by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -
@BeachThunder said:
" Possibly Beyond Good and Evil...
 
At the moment I'm currently disappointed with the brokenness of Dead Space 2. I'm loving the game so far, but the infinite load times and disappearing weapons just make me want to quit ;_;
 
@phrosnite:Yup, episode 1 was pretty disappointing, the only really memorable part was the Zombine quip from Alyx =/ "
I remember actually laughing out loud because of that. 
Just a loud "Hah!" really but still considered a laugh and then the followed by the thought "something needs to happen soon though" 
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#16 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -
@phrosnite said:
" Assassin's Creed "
are you for real ? a game that is graphically stunning, has one of the greatest  original IP historical stories of this generation and some kickass action, but is flawed by repetitive gameplay (personally i dont think its repetitive one bit) and a few gameplay hitches (walking up walls and the occasional bug) and you list it as the most disappointing game? 
thats unreal .. 
 
 
for me its always been Damnation
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#17 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2748 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic: Assassin's Creed is ridiculously repetitive, and it is a problem. Glad it got fixed in the second one.
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#18 Posted by Mufn (9 posts) -

Halo: Combat Evolved 
Portal 
Bioshock 
Half-Life 
Mario Galaxy 2 
Super Meat Boy 
Red Dead Redemption 
all terrible...

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#19 Posted by phrosnite (3519 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @phrosnite said:
" Assassin's Creed "
are you for real ? a game that is graphically stunning, has one of the greatest  original IP historical stories of this generation and some kickass action, but is flawed by repetitive gameplay (personally i dont think its repetitive one bit) and a few gameplay hitches (walking up walls and the occasional bug) and you list it as the most disappointing game? 
thats unreal .. 
 

As a HUGE Prince of Persia fan I expected AC to the spiritual successor of PoP. Boy, was I disappointed. Lazy-ass controls made for idiots, atrocious combat system and the repetitive missions f-ing killed this game for me. 
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#20 Edited by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

Kingdom Hearts re:coded is pretty disappointing, but I'll give the award to the most predictable answer ever: Devil Survivor.

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#21 Posted by management (623 posts) -

GTA:IV

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#22 Posted by Commisar123 (1949 posts) -

The newest avp game I was really hoping it would be good
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#23 Posted by Akeldama (4359 posts) -
@Mufn said:
" Halo: Combat Evolved Portal Bioshock Half-Life Mario Galaxy 2 Super Meat Boy Red Dead Redemption all terrible... "
Care to explain why, troll?
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#24 Posted by DancingJesus (80 posts) -
@Mufn: I see what you did there.
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#25 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12540 posts) -

Lair. 

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#26 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -
@phrosnite said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @phrosnite said:
" Assassin's Creed "
are you for real ? a game that is graphically stunning, has one of the greatest  original IP historical stories of this generation and some kickass action, but is flawed by repetitive gameplay (personally i dont think its repetitive one bit) and a few gameplay hitches (walking up walls and the occasional bug) and you list it as the most disappointing game? 
thats unreal .. 
 

As a HUGE Prince of Persia fan I expected AC to the spiritual successor of PoP. Boy, was I disappointed. Lazy-ass controls made for idiots, atrocious combat system and the repetitive missions f-ing killed this game for me.  "
.. the controls system in AC, where you have four buttons tied to four actions that could all turn into 'hostile' actions by holding RMB , and the mildly complex climbing mechanics for different types of ledges etc.. and how tapping Space makes you jump the other way and all those little moves that tied together create a beautiful chain of climbing tricks, REALLY own PoP's wall-running-based moves, which are anything but diverse.. if you jump onto a pole, you switch between four directions like a robot and then jump. and there's a flag for you to stick your sword into and slide down at the end of almost every climbing sequence. not to mention how the wall-running places are always marked for you to step onto 
 
also the fighting in AC, being as simple as it is, is much more diverse and complex and fun than that in PoP.. in pop all you do is slash/power slash, in addition to kicking the enemies and watching cool kill cams. in AC there's a stealth approach and an assault approach, and a hint of strategic combat when you pick whom to kill next based on their power and position. you can also climb places and trick them and drop them down, etc.. 
 
if anything, AC improved and expanded anything typical-PoP offers.  
 
I'd also like to add a personal opinion : i beat AC twice during 2007-2008 and i never thought for once that the missions were repetitive. i only got that point of view when i read people's complaints on the internet.. for an original IP thats offering you so much, its only natural for the missions to not be as long and diverse as the sequel would be. also it made perfect sense, story-wise, that you need to kill 9 different top men. all located in different places and requiring different approaches and levels of caution
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#27 Posted by GreggD (4595 posts) -
 Mafia II. Such a disappointing game, after the first one was so good. Also:
 
@Ahmad_Metallic: " i beat AC twice during 2007-2008 and i never thought for once that the missions were repetitive"  You're obviously delusional.
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#28 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

Wow, I guess I don't have one... yet. I suppose I've not really had expectations for many games and the ones I actually anticipated turned out great. 
 
Actually, scratch that. I was really disappointed about Super Paper Mario since they turned it into some type of platformer instead of an RPG. 

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#29 Posted by chinakat (52 posts) -

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. 
 
Too much filler. "Oh hey, we have to go to this dungeon. Oh no! There's a rock in our way! Let's spend 4 hours going out of our way to get bombs to blow this rock up so that we can proceed. We have to do boring side quests to get the bombs? That doesn't matter, cause it'll make the game longer! Yay!" 
 
It was fun at times, but mostly I was just incredibly bored due to all of the filler.
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#30 Posted by James_ex_machina (980 posts) -

game ever....  I've played quite a few disappointments but most disappointing ever is tough

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#31 Posted by phrosnite (3519 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:

i beat AC twice during 2007-2008 and i never thought for once that the missions were repetitive.
You should have started with that so I didn't have to read your funny post....
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#32 Posted by Slaker117 (4873 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" I'd also like to add a personal opinion : i beat AC twice during 2007-2008 and i never thought for once that the missions were repetitive. i only got that point of view when i read people's complaints on the internet.. for an original IP thats offering you so much, its only natural for the missions to not be as long and diverse as the sequel would be. also it made perfect sense, story-wise, that you need to kill 9 different top men. all located in different places and requiring different approaches and levels of caution "
It's fine if you didn't think the game got boring, but there is no way it's not repetitive. That's an objective fact, you literally repeat the same handful of mission types with very little variation throughout the entire game.
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#33 Posted by razorzxz (218 posts) -

To be honest, I would say Spore. 
Simply because it had such good expectations, but when i played it I was like "WTF!"

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#34 Edited by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -
@GreggD:  @phrosnite:  @Slaker117:  aight i guess the fanboy in me took control there for a second 
 
let me rephrase : i did think the missions had the exact same formula, its just that they felt different enough for me to see them as a logical part of the story (assassinating 9 top men) and enjoy it nonetheless. 
i mean i never went "what? you want me to go some place and kill someone 9 times?" i rather went "there are 9 bad leaders spread across the holy land for me to hunt after and kill. gather information and work my way to each one's unique assassination location and circumstances"
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#35 Posted by The_Dark_Guardian (47 posts) -

Probably Fallout: New Vegas. I really liked fallout 3 but New Vegas just lacked what fallout 3 had. Thats not to say New vegas was that bad though it was still fun

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#36 Posted by MadMagyar92 (71 posts) -

For me: MAG. God, it had no variety to it and prided itself on a 256 player gimmick. Alright, sure, it was "massive" but that doesn't excuse Zipper from having terrible animations and gray-brown colored textures. On top of that, it was far too rigid in its faction design: only being allowed one character slot made that game unappealing for anyone with friends who played on opposing teams. That was not worth the original $60 pricetag. 
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#37 Posted by d_breeze (235 posts) -

Arc the Lad: End of Darkness made me sad...

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#38 Posted by GreggD (4595 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic: That's a valid point. I would say it's akin to the original Crackdown in that way. It was good enough in the beginning, but the sequel absolutely needed to improve upon it or change things up heavily. That's why people loved Assassin's Creed II, and said meh to Crackdown 2.
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#39 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

Spore, Assassins Creed, Gran Turismo 5 and Crackdown 2. 
 
Assassins Creed was massively hyped before release and was mediocre at best.  The second game was a huge improvement and I'll at least give the first game some credit for establishing the series.. but it's hard to defend beyond that.

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#40 Posted by Vinny_Says (5914 posts) -

Alpha protocol

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#41 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5919 posts) -
@BulletproofMonk said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic: Assassin's Creed is ridiculously repetitive, and it is a problem. Glad it got fixed in the second one. "
I thought AC2 was just as repetitive as 1, which is why it's one of my choices for most dissapointing.
 
But my #1 choice would have to be the original Fable.
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#42 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -
@FancySoapsMan said:
" @BulletproofMonk said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic: Assassin's Creed is ridiculously repetitive, and it is a problem. Glad it got fixed in the second one. "
I thought AC2 was just as repetitive as 1, which is why it's one of my choices for most dissapointing.  "
.. just what is a game based on an assassin who lived centuries ago supposed to be about or to feature in order not to be repetitive ? 
 
by your logic, Hitman is so repetitive its sick !
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#43 Posted by President_Barackbar (3610 posts) -
@MadMagyar92 said:
" For me: MAG. God, it had no variety to it and prided itself on a 256 player gimmick. Alright, sure, it was "massive" but that doesn't excuse Zipper from having terrible animations and gray-brown colored textures. On top of that, it was far too rigid in its faction design: only being allowed one character slot made that game unappealing for anyone with friends who played on opposing teams. That was not worth the original $60 pricetag.  "
Totally agree with you man, MAG could have been so much more but it ended up being a waste of a lot of good ideas within a fairly mediocre shooter.
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#44 Edited by DonPixel (2833 posts) -

Kane and Lynch 2  - yee i know I shouldn´t be expecting much about a K&L anyway but here are my reasons: 
 
-3rd person by far my favorite genre, even more than first person ones 
-I like john woo movies 
-I like criminal "lyfestyle" movies and tv shows 
-I dig the handycam artstyle for K&L 2 
-I like china.. wish i were living in Shangai right now 
 
yet the game screw all that together by sucking soooo much it´s unvelievable. 

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#45 Posted by FreakAche (3050 posts) -

Skate 2. It's really unfortunate that a ridiculous percentage of the missions in that game revolve around the broken mechanic of movable objects.

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#46 Posted by MysteriousBob (6262 posts) -
@BrianMcBride said:
" Final Fantasy VIII *shutter* "
Thats the only good game in the series.
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#47 Posted by Hardgamer (762 posts) -
@MysteriousBob said:
" @BrianMcBride said:
" Final Fantasy VIII *shutter* "
Thats the only good game in the series. "
Never heard of that game.
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#48 Posted by Dalai (7868 posts) -

It's a toss-up between Spore and Metroid: Other M.

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#49 Posted by BeachThunder (14576 posts) -
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"3rd person by far my favorite gender "
Mine's probably female.
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#50 Edited by skelington_ (294 posts) -

Killzone 2 was the moment i realised i was sick of FPS games. Took it back on the day i bought it! I went from massively hyperactive to completely irritated within the space of half an hour.