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#1 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

There are games in my collection that I just look at an go, how on earth did this game come to be in my collection, why did I buy this? I presume it's not just me, so what games are in your collection that you just don't understand why you bought it.

I have a copy of Just Dance, still sealed..

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#2 Edited by iDarktread (1263 posts) -

I remember asking my grandmother for Lost in Blue like 6 years ago. That was a very bad game, and I'm not sure why I had high hopes going into it.
 
More recently, though I bought Motorstorm for $5. It was the first PlayStation 3 game I had ever demoed, but man, I knew I shouldn't have purchased it, before purchasing it. 
 
Also, I bought Rock Band: Unplugged on PSP for $10. That was kind of a dumb game, and I regretted the purchase before I had even left the store.

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#3 Posted by MeierTheRed (5570 posts) -

I bought Matt Hazard cause i wanted some pain in my life, and i got just that.

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#4 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

Oh god...I honestly don't have a good answer for this. I guess mechassult 2, it was fun but not as great as the first one.

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#5 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2646 posts) -

I don't have all the money in the world so I tend not to buy games I don't really want. That's not to say I haven't had games I regret buying, but I'd have to think about it.
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#6 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

That's the thought I had almost instantly upon buying a PSP back when they first came out.

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#7 Posted by animathias (1272 posts) -

Left 4 Dead 2 comes instantly to mind. Seems like a great game, I just don't like playing with random people and I don't like shooters on the PC. Plus I get startled easily. It's not a scary game, per say, but things like to jump on you.

So yeah... that was a really stupid purchase for me. At least if I got it on the 360, I'd enjoy the controls and have people to play with.

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#8 Edited by sparky_buzzsaw (8256 posts) -

Of all time? Grand Theft Auto London on the Playstation. I regretted other purchases more, but at least I understand my reasoning behind them. Not so much with that game.

EDIT: And Hybrid Heaven. Holy shit, was that a weird purchase.

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#9 Posted by DystopiaX (5711 posts) -

Almost everything on my steam account, witha few exceptions.

BloPs, Penny arcade games, Kane and lynch 2, NBA 2k11, Warhammer 40k, company of heroes, Jamestown, Hitman collection etc.

Alot of those games are good, I just have played them for 2 hours or less, have no desire to go back, and so are a waste of money.

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#10 Posted by Cupids_Hitman (172 posts) -
@animathias: It still baffles me how anyone could like the controls of a console shooter over the controls of a PC shooter. Console shooters aren't awful, but PC shooters feel so much better. I just can't wrap my head around the thought!
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#11 Posted by RaikohBlade (603 posts) -

I got the Onimusha trilogy a long time ago. I played some of the first one...and then I dropped the whole series altogether. Waste of my $30. I also got the Hitman collection that had 3 games in it. I beat the first game in it, then dropped the series. So I somewhat wasted another $30.

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#12 Posted by animathias (1272 posts) -
@Cupids_Hitman
I grew up on consoles. My first "FPS" was Goldeneye, and the first one I ever played competitively was a bit of Halo and mostly Halo 2. The mouse part of it is fine, if not a bit squirrelly sometimes, but the keyboard is an abysmal control device in my opinion. WASD simply doesn't feel as natural to me as a analog stick, and having all your controls wrapped around those 4 keys has never clicked with me like having the buttons on a controller being instantly available or within thumbs' reach.
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#13 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

@McGhee_the_Insomniac said:

That's the thought I had almost instantly upon buying a PSP back when they first came out.

I have a similar feeling towards my 3DS.

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#14 Posted by FightMeNerd (672 posts) -

@Sparky_Buzzsaw:

Hybrid heaven was amazing as I recall. Still it was an accidental rental for me and I remember loving it but getting stuck before the end and never beating it because i needed a key and I couldn't find it....

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#15 Posted by Turtlebird95 (3618 posts) -

The Darkness, Mercenaries 2, Medal of Honor Airborne, and Quake 4. There are definitely more but I can't quite think of them right now.
 
All of those games I listed I was extremely disappointed in. But hell, how could I resist their bargain prices.

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#16 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

Homefront after playing an hour of it.

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#17 Posted by craigbo180 (1763 posts) -

I brought Forza 2 and Viva Piñata because they were cheap, I have played 2 races on Forza and that's about it. 

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#18 Posted by Giantstalker (2380 posts) -

I still own a brand-new, unopened, sealed copy of Halo Reach that I look at every day.

If we start including Steam, then damn.

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#19 Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan (1555 posts) -
@DystopiaX said:

Almost everything on my steam account, witha few exceptions.

BloPs, Penny arcade games, Kane and lynch 2, NBA 2k11, Warhammer 40k, company of heroes, Jamestown, Hitman collection etc.

Alot of those games are good, I just have played them for 2 hours or less, have no desire to go back, and so are a waste of money.

How does 2K11 play on the PC? Also does it get roster updates as infrequently as the console versions did?
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#20 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

Blood Omen 2. It only cost me around £3, but non the less that is £3 that could of contributed to something larger that I would of actually enjoyed! I already knew this game was balls deep in shit after playing a lil bit years before.. but I wanted to give it another go. I predictably gave it even less time of the day than when I first played it. Think it's best I just let Blood Omen 2.... Rest In Peace! *Snigger*  
 
Seriously, though, that game is awful and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone even if it was free. 

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#21 Posted by DystopiaX (5711 posts) -

@OwnlyUzinWonHan said:

@DystopiaX said:

Almost everything on my steam account, witha few exceptions.

BloPs, Penny arcade games, Kane and lynch 2, NBA 2k11, Warhammer 40k, company of heroes, Jamestown, Hitman collection etc.

Alot of those games are good, I just have played them for 2 hours or less, have no desire to go back, and so are a waste of money.

How does 2K11 play on the PC? Also does it get roster updates as infrequently as the console versions did?

No idea about roster updates, if you want to play it on PC you better have a gamepad/360 controller connected cause there's no mouse support for some retarded reason. Been using arrow keys/wasd and it works fine but is far from ideal. Definitely terrible port, if you have a console version then don't bother.

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#22 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -

I have 3 copies of Street Fighter 4. Why? I don't know...

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#23 Posted by Ragdrazi (2258 posts) -
@Hizang said:

There are games in my collection that I just look at an go, how on earth did this game come to be in my collection, why did I buy this? I presume it's not just me, so what games are in your collection that you just don't understand why you bought it.

I have a copy of Just Dance, still sealed.. 

You have too much money.
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#24 Posted by jetsetwillie (882 posts) -

Liar. people warned me. they said it was shit. i didn't listen. oh it will be ok, these critics don't know what the fuck they are talking about i thought. 
 
guess what 
 
they were right   
 
Lair IS SHITE!!!!!

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#25 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2763 posts) -

I own several hundred games I have never played and constantly ask myself what the hell is wrong with me.

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#26 Posted by nintendoeats (6222 posts) -

When you have as many games as I do, it's guaranteed that you'll get some bad ones. The Burger King games for example.

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#27 Posted by wealllikepie (819 posts) -

among the other poor decisions i made, i got bourne conspiracy, which was really fucking boring

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#28 Edited by Three0neFive (2407 posts) -

Any fighting game ever.
 
Every time a new high-profile game like Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat comes out I swear I'll finally break into the genre - even went so far as to buy a fightstick for SSF4 - and every time I get frustrated with the commitment needed and go back to familiar ol' shooters and sandbox games. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that none of my IRL friends will even consider playing anything that isn't Casual of Duty. I dunno. :/

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#29 Posted by BaneFireLord (3343 posts) -

I have a STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl shortcut on my desktop and I have no idea why it's there.

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#30 Posted by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -

Left 4 Dead 2 and Modern Warfare 2... No clue why I bought them

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#31 Posted by Getz (3764 posts) -

I have a copy of Far Cry Instincts: Predator somewhere around here....

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#32 Posted by Cloudenvy (5895 posts) -

Tropico 3.. I have played about 4 minutes of that game.

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#33 Posted by Juicebox (494 posts) -

Read dead redemption, It's a GTA MOD  -_-

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#34 Posted by ShaggE (8650 posts) -

The Creatures trilogy, for one. I don't regret buying it, but I've barely touched it, and I knew upon purchase that this would be the case. I simply don't have the dedication necessary to spend an obscene amount of time training and breeding virtual pets, no matter how fascinating the underlying tech is. S'why my Tamagotchi always died. But nostalgia being what it is, I bought the whole set.  
 
To be fair, though, I had only played Creatures 1 before, and it was worth it to try out the much less janky (but still crazy janky) sequels. I actually got my Norns to procreate for the first time ever. Victory! 
 
The Oddboxx. I usually wait on PC ports, because I've been boned before by awful port jobs. But dammit, I LOVE Oddworld, and I never played Munch or Stranger, so I nabbed it the second it was released (incidentally, that makes 3 copies of Oddysee that I own, and 2 of Exoddus). BIG mistake. Nearly unplayable ports that still haven't been truly fixed. Plus, I hate most 3D platformers, so why the hell was I excited to play Munch? Could've watched the game on Youtube and gotten more out of it.  
 
There's more, but meh. I could go on for far longer than anybody's willing to read.

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#35 Posted by JoeyRavn (5260 posts) -

"Because it was on sale on Steam" seems to be my answer to most of the games I bought and never played.

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#36 Posted by buft (3409 posts) -

chromehounds for $60 on release day, i got about 15mins out of it

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#37 Posted by YetiAntics (1520 posts) -

Dead Space & Assassin's Creed.

I knew i was never gonna play em, but i still bought them used time and time again. Hopefully i learned my lesson.

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#38 Posted by Cheesebob (1312 posts) -

The first L4D. I played it for exactly 2 hours and never played it again.

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#39 Edited by jkuc316 (1002 posts) -

CoD: Black Ops, I know my friends like CoD but I was never really into FPSes...

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#40 Posted by deactivated-57beb9d651361 (4541 posts) -

I paid full-price for Bayonetta on release and maybe played an hour of it.  
 
It might be crazy, but it's also not for me. Give me a story and/or a world to explore. Japanese things randomly happening on screen doesn't interest me in the slightest. 
 
Bought Darksiders on the same day and played it to death.
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#41 Posted by imsh_pl (4208 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption and LA Noire.
 
Call me crazy but these games are just so boring. They are so slow paced that I can't stand playing them for longer than one hour. I still wish I'll be able to find some time and force myself to finish LA Noire this summer, but I'm pretty sure I won't be coming back to Red Dead Redemption.

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#42 Edited by notha (249 posts) -

an xbla game that came out in 2006 and i'm pretty sure no one played, Novadrome. i figured it might be alright since it was from the the creators of carmageddon, but i was dead wrong

@Rolyatkcinmai: you're a hoarder. mystery solved

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#43 Posted by AuthenticM (4333 posts) -

I regret buying some games. Shining Force comes to mind.

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#44 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2763 posts) -

@notha said:

@Rolyatkcinmai: you're a hoarder. mystery solved

Eh, more than half of the 400 or so games I own but have never played are on Steam, so digital hoarder maybe.

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#45 Posted by SixtyXCelph (286 posts) -
@Rolyatkcinmai said:

I own several hundred games I have never played and constantly ask myself what the hell is wrong with me.

@nintendoeats said:

When you have as many games as I do, it's guaranteed that you'll get some bad ones. The Burger King games for example.

w3rd.
 
The first one that comes to mind is Wik & the Fable of Souls for XBLA.  I'm still not sure why I thought that game was cool.
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#46 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1283 posts) -

NHL 9 or 10 - had a blast playing it at a friend's house, picked up a copy so we could play online and we never touched it again. 
Halo: Reach - I don't like straight up FPSs, this was a bad move.

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#47 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (8256 posts) -

@BadNews:

It's funny you say that. I'll bet we ran into the exact same problem, though it's been the better part of ten years since I've played that game.

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#48 Posted by Twiggy199 (622 posts) -
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#49 Posted by Tebbit (4592 posts) -

ModNation Racers. It just didn't gel for me, at all. I played it for a couple of hours, put it back in the case and there it lies.

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#50 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

Not really.