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#1 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

I know there's already this thread, but it's rather different. 
Simple question: what do you wish you hadn't bought this year? 
For me, there are three games: Pokémon Black, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and L.A. Noire. Pokémon Black is so boring and repetitive that I don't want to continue playing, and it's not as though the story is a motivation. L.A. Noire was fun, but too short, flawed and I had bought it with the R* Pass; I just should have rented it. Finally, I had enjoyed MvC3 when I had bought it day 1 earlier this year, but I can't get into UMvC3. Everybody's using the same characters online and I don't even feel like taking the time to get better with it.

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#2 Posted by gearhead (2377 posts) -

Deus Ex. I'm on the second boss fight and I'm just not having fun with the game anymore. It was fun, but not great. Only bought it for forty bucks though so I'm not lamenting over it.

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#3 Posted by Atlas (2575 posts) -

I don't live my life with any regret. What happens happens, and the best you can do is just keep looking forward, not backwards.

That said, Stronghold 3, because fuck.

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#4 Posted by AnimalFather (1012 posts) -

battlefield 3

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#5 Posted by RavioliSumo (2188 posts) -


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#6 Edited by CptBedlam (4513 posts) -

Rage. Fuck me this game was boring, man....

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#7 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1262 posts) -

Dragon Age 2

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#8 Edited by CptBedlam (4513 posts) -

@Gearhead: Wanna trade for Rage? :P

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#9 Posted by RE_Player1 (8010 posts) -

L.A. Noire

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#10 Posted by TheNightWatch (38 posts) -

Yakuza 3. I thought it looked cool and that I'd enjoy the setting and combat, but the beginning is so slow and rife with boring mini-games and dialogue that I can't find the will to play it. I've now lost complete interest in the game and don't think I'll ever play it again.

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#12 Posted by AlexW00d (7478 posts) -

@Icicle7x3 said:

Dragon Age 2

@msavo said:

L.A. Noire

And Crysis 2.

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#13 Posted by matthias2437 (992 posts) -

Crysis 2, Dragon age 2.

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#14 Posted by Ares42 (3554 posts) -

While there's been quite a few that I didn't feel I got my money's worth, I'd say the one I regret I bought was BF3. Just because I should've known why I wouldn't like the game without actually buying it.

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#15 Posted by gearhead (2377 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:


I read this and felt bad for you...

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#16 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5919 posts) -


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#17 Posted by CooVee (153 posts) -

Assassin's Creed Revelations. I'm still a little early in the game so my opinion could change but I am just not getting in to it. Its pretty much just Brotherhood all over again with a few new additions, most of them being pointless.

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#18 Posted by AndrewBeardsley (387 posts) -

LA Noire...

that game was so god damn boring

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#19 Edited by ProfessorEss (7957 posts) -
@Gearhead said:

Deus Ex. I'm on the second boss fight and I'm just not having fun with the game anymore. It was fun, but not great. Only bought it for forty bucks though so I'm not lamenting over it.

Mine's Deus Ex as well except unlike you I don't recall having a moment of fun with it at all.  
@CptBedlam: I'd trade with you in a heartbeat if you lived in Nova Scotia. 
I almost regretted L.A. Noire but I dished my pre-order off to a friend who was going to buy it at the last moment.
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#20 Edited by Zacagawea (1678 posts) -

Dead Island, Crysis 2, Bulletstorm, L.A. Noire, Brink, and Dragon Age 2

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#21 Posted by deactivated-587815b1c9354 (371 posts) -

@Icicle7x3 said:

Dragon Age 2

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#22 Posted by Largo6661 (355 posts) -

rage, deus ex, la noir

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#23 Posted by Dagbiker (7041 posts) -

Hydrophobia, which i just bought on steam for like 3 bucks, its a pretty bad game.

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#24 Posted by sarahsdad (1320 posts) -

I was going to say none, but then I saw LA Noir listed, and I remembered that I actually bought that brand new. It wasn't horrible, but I could have easily and happily spent the sixty dollars on something else.

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#25 Posted by ABritishNerd (331 posts) -
May I ask why? I loved that game.
I regret buying nothing really, I've picked rather well this year.
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#26 Posted by Tryptophan (172 posts) -


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#27 Posted by fox01313 (5203 posts) -

Bought a lot more games this year than previous ones, so far the only one that I should have waited on getting through gamefly than buying new is X-Men Destiny. Had a few interesting things going on in that game but definitely a rental.

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#28 Posted by Sackmanjones (5508 posts) -

I guess Rage. I liked it but I guess if I had to pick one I shouldn't have bought its that one

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#29 Posted by BaneFireLord (3216 posts) -

Dark Souls. Not that it's bad or anything, but I simply haven't played enough of it to warrant the $60.

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#30 Posted by onimonkii (2566 posts) -

my 3rd purchase of tekken 6

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#31 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

Marvel vs Capcom 3.

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#32 Edited by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -

Rage, what a disgusting piece of shit that was

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#33 Posted by Psycho_Rich (74 posts) -

Dead Island. It was that bloody amazing trailers fault!

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#34 Posted by prestonhedges (1961 posts) -

Fable 3.

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#35 Posted by triple07 (1259 posts) -

None for me that came out this year so far but I bought Wolfenstein from 2009 for like 10 bucks from a going out of business Blockbuster and the damn game keeps crashing so much its pretty much unplayable. Not a big loss but still.

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#36 Posted by Enigma777 (6285 posts) -

Bulletstorm and Alice

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#37 Posted by Mystyr_E (1456 posts) -

DC Universe Online (PS3): it's not bad but it takes up 20 gigs, I only have a 40 (which is near filled even without it) and now it's F2P

Marvel vs Capcom 3 / Mortal Kombat: fighting games in general really. I like watching them but I don't have the patience to get better at them

Brink: this was just....I don't know what the hell this was but it sucked

Far Cry (Steam): thank god it was like 4 bucks or something cause wtf? Game has aged terribly

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#38 Posted by KamikazeCaterpillar (1160 posts) -

Rage. Fuck me this game was boring, man....

Pretty much. That's the only 2011 game I have bought and not enjoyed.
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#39 Posted by zDarkHerald (54 posts) -

LA Noire, Crysis 2, Bulletstorm and to a lesser extent Deus Ex 

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#40 Posted by damswedon (3241 posts) -
  • Killzone 3
  • Portal 2 (I hate that second act).
  • LA Noire (Other than Rusty, Homicide was terrible).
  • Deus Ex Human Revolution (I really dislike the game after you go to see the news lady).
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#41 Posted by SamFo (1658 posts) -

Terraria and minecraft. just totally not my thing.

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#42 Posted by RobotHamster (4250 posts) -

Mortal Kombat and LA Noire.

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#43 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

LA Noire cause that was easily rentable, Uncharted 3 for it's host of issues and probably Assassin's Creed Revelations because of how bland and tired it feels.

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#44 Posted by Solidfox (63 posts) -

Magicka with all the DLC during the summer sale on Steam.

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#45 Posted by DefaultProphet (826 posts) -

I regret more getting the season pass for LA Noire cause.....I never finished the game to begin with. Thus never did the DLC.

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#46 Posted by stinky (1564 posts) -


fuck, would you just end!!! i don't have that amount of time for you, we gotta break up.

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#47 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -
@msavo said:
L.A. Noire
@AndrewBeardsley said:

LA Noire...

that game was so god damn boring

@Largo6661 said: 

la noir

@damswedon said: 
  • LA Noire 
@zDarkHerald said: 
LA Noire
@RobotHamster said: 

LA Noire.

@DefaultProphet said: 

LA Noire

@XII_Sniper said: 

LA Noire

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#48 Posted by Deranged (2020 posts) -

Battlefield 3 and Rage.

Luckily when I bought MW3, I didn't open it so I returned it within an hour and received a full refund.

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#49 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1430 posts) -

Gears 3, hey it was fun for a week, multiplayer is awesome, but fuck there is no chance in hell I will touch that game again.

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#50 Edited by phish09 (1115 posts) -

Not many...I can't believe you guys didn't like LA Noire or Crysis 2...I thought both were completely amazing in their own ways. For me, the games that I've bought this year, but didn't enjoy were: Ocarina of Time 3D (I can't believe how poorly that aged), Little Big Planet 2 (I was hoping for something totally new, instead of more of the same), Shadows of the Damned (cool story, but absolutely dreadful gameplay), Outland, Dragon Age 2, Child of Eden (maybe for $15, but it felt like just half a game), Fight Night Champion, Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary and maybe Modern Warfare 3 (we'll see).