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#1 Posted by GhostHamburger (158 posts) -

Buying a game and discovering you hate it, did it happen to you this year?

Personally, I bought Demigod when it was on sale on Steam, and really regretted it. I am a seasoned LoL player, and there is just no reason for me to play this steaming log of poo. I also bought Arma 2 and had a lot of trouble, mostly with bugs, and general unpleasantness with the control and AI. That's my experience anyway.

So, what's the WORST game you bought this year?

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#2 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2748 posts) -

Rogue Galaxy is not great so far.

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#3 Posted by Gizmo (5467 posts) -

Aliens VS Predator was just awful, really disappointing. Rebellion Games should be ashamed of themselves.

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#4 Posted by DonChipotle (3387 posts) -

Call of Juarez: The Cartel

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#5 Posted by mandude (2827 posts) -

Dragon Age 2. Goddamnit. I hate how that keeps coming up for me.

Ignoring that, From Dust, even though I actually enjoy it.

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#6 Posted by RavioliSumo (2188 posts) -

Catherine

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#7 Posted by MezZa (2676 posts) -

Brink, without a doubt

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#8 Edited by Jeust (11739 posts) -

El Shaddai: The Ascension of the Metratron

It is great visually but very repetitive and monotonous.

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#9 Posted by drag (1212 posts) -

I wouldn't say I hated it, but LA Noire was probably the worst game I bought this year.

I didn't buy that many games this year.

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#10 Posted by Aronman789 (2737 posts) -

Alpha Protocol's checkpoint system felt like it was rubbing its dick on my face every time I died.

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#11 Posted by Akeldama (4359 posts) -

Duke.

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#12 Posted by Chemin (656 posts) -

Man, I don't know. Dead Space 2 perhaps. It's not bad, really, just way worse than the first.

I haven't played that many games this year at all, which is shocking to me.

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#13 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2536 posts) -

Painkiller Redemption during a steam sale. Just awful.

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#14 Posted by GhostHamburger (158 posts) -

@Akeldama said:

Duke.

OH yeah, I forgot. Yeah, definitely THIS.

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#15 Posted by Hector (3547 posts) -

Don't ask why this end up on my hands but... Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

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#16 Posted by PokeIkzai (427 posts) -

I was lucky, I guess but Dragon Age 2 is the worst one I bought. I only say I'm lucky because while, IMO, Dragon Age 2 is not very good, this year has saw some real terrible to the table. I feel bad for anyone who bought Duke Nukem Forever.

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#17 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2928 posts) -
@Jeust: Just played that and I agree, it's like the Final Fantasy XIII of 3d beat em ups with all its incredibly narrow paths. Some of the least fun platforming I've ever experienced in a game and I also found the combat controls severely lacking.
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#18 Posted by Klei (1798 posts) -

El Shaddai and MW3. 
 
El Shaddai was supposed to have a gorgeous art style, and I found it ugly, like a crack-addict's non-sensical dream. In the bad way. 
 
MW3 just reeks of wrong. It has a laundry list of stupid decisions and problems that makes it the weakest of them all. I've played it around 10 hours, 4 of them were the SP. Never touched it again.
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#19 Posted by themangalist (1869 posts) -

Assassin's Creed Revelations. I played 30 minutes of it and found out I'm fucking sick of AC already.

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#20 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (2357 posts) -

Brink, for sure. Man, what a massive disappointment that was. That game had just about every problem required to fuck up that specific type of multiplayer shooter.

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#21 Posted by plaintomato (616 posts) -

FFXIII

As a a big fan of the series...up until then anyway...I was totally shocked at the lame ass gameplay.

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#22 Posted by matoya (582 posts) -

Skyrim on the PS3. It's unplayable

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#23 Posted by Patman99 (1650 posts) -

@OneKillWonder said:

Brink, for sure. Man, what a massive disappointment that was. That game had just about every problem required to fuck up that specific type of multiplayer shooter.

This. I had such high hopes for that game.

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#24 Posted by Draugen (901 posts) -

X-Men: Destiny, hands down. It was my own fault though. It's not like I didn't know what to expect.

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#25 Posted by Enns (401 posts) -

@drag said:

I wouldn't say I hated it, but LA Noire was probably the worst game I bought this year.

Pretty much the same thing for me.. although I did really hate any on foot chase sequence because every single person is a marathon running parkour master.

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#26 Posted by skadave (284 posts) -

Deus Ex. . . couldn't play it for more than an hour (even after i put it on the easiest difficulty).

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#27 Posted by smokeyd123 (361 posts) -

Probably Monster Hunter Tri. It's not that it's terrible, I just haven't really been interested in playing it, because it involves me plugging in my Wii.

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#28 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

Dunegon Siege III, what a pile of crap that is!

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#29 Posted by AlexW00d (7479 posts) -

L.A. Noire easily.

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#30 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

L.A Noire

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#31 Posted by Ferros (245 posts) -

It's a toss up between Deadly Premonition and Rage. Deadly Premonition is super weird, the music and atmosphere are hilarious but the gameplay itself is absolutely 100% terrible. Rage wasn't terrible, it was just so disappointing, they had a great base to build off and did absolutely nothing interesting with it. I finished Rage in maybe two or three days and haven't played it since.

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#32 Posted by Demoskinos (17325 posts) -

Ya know I really have to roll my eyes at al the Dragon Age II mentions. If that's the worst game you played all year then you did pretty good because DAII was a pretty fun game.

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#33 Posted by Ramone (3080 posts) -

Worst that I played through all the way is Bionic Commando, worst that I gave up on is DA2

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#34 Posted by ShaggE (8394 posts) -

I've been lucky this year, where even the worst games I've played (Duke) have given me some enjoyment. Nothing truly, irreparably awful to the point where I couldn't even bring myself to go on.

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#35 Posted by JasonR86 (10178 posts) -

For some dumb-ass reason I decided to buy sonic adventure 2 for the Gamecube. I guess I was feeling nostalgic (and it was $5). And you know what? The game sucks.

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#36 Posted by Andorski (5481 posts) -

Perfect Dark XBLA. I thought the nostalgia high would last longer than a few levels.

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#37 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14686 posts) -

I paid money for Deus Ex Invisible War this year.

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#38 Posted by Ubersmake (771 posts) -

Catherine. I bought it on sale, and it's a very mediocre game. That said, it was a very memorable game, and one I actually enjoyed. But there's no disguising the fact that the actual game part of Catherine was something to burn through to get to the more interesting, less frequent story stuff.

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#39 Posted by Aetheldod (3914 posts) -

LA Noir ... what a load of crap that was

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#40 Posted by Volgin13 (208 posts) -

Dead Island

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#41 Posted by JoeyRavn (5218 posts) -

As much as I want to say that the worst game I've bought this year is E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy, that unplayable mess that made me lose faith in indie devs, I have to admit I didn't enjoy anything from Bastion. Such an overhyped game that falls flat in everything, if you ask me. The combat is boring and repetitive, the RPG "elements" are almost non-existent and the narration was particularly painful. I can't believe it's probably going to be Giant Bom's GOTY, or at least the GOTY of several of the Bomb Squad...

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#42 Posted by Sauson (583 posts) -

Duke Nukem Forever.

I don't hate it but it's by no means a good game. I'm still glad I own though.

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#43 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1201 posts) -

dead island

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#44 Posted by ConfusedOwl (1161 posts) -

Dungeon Siege 3 was really disappointing. I really wish I had to skipped out on that one. I'd also say Dragon Age 2. I can't say I hate it but it's pretty much inferior in every way compared to Origins.

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#45 Posted by Daveyo520 (7747 posts) -

I did not buy many games this year so I guess it defaults to Dragon Age II.

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#46 Posted by Slaker117 (4873 posts) -

LA Noire. It's not terrible, but it was a huge disappointment. I like so much of what that game wants to be, it's a shame it never accomplishes any of it.

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#47 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

@Ubersmake said:

Catherine. I bought it on sale, and it's a very mediocre game. That said, it was a very memorable game, and one I actually enjoyed. But there's no disguising the fact that the actual game part of Catherine was something to burn through to get to the more interesting, less frequent story stuff.

I enjoyed the gameplay, probably more than the story even

as for me... I bought records of agarest war for some reason and did not care for it

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#48 Posted by Vexxan (4633 posts) -

This year I actually managed to not buy a game that disappointed me.

Yay?

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#49 Posted by clumsyninja1 (851 posts) -

Too human, nothing else to say

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#50 Posted by VisariLoyalist (3130 posts) -

hands down I'd have to say resistance 3. I trusted that the reviews that said it was an above average game would mean that I would enjoy it even though I have never played a past resistance game this assumption was incorrect.