Big/Popular Games That Disappointed Me

These are games that are generally well received that I ended up not liking.

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  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask might be be the biggest video game disappointment for me. I remember playing The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past quite a bit, though I never finished it, and I beat The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time over 4 times, definitely a top 10 game of all time for me, so I came into the game having extremely high hopes. The constant countdown made the game stressful for my younger self. Also, I remember thinking that the puzzles were more difficult in Majora's Mask than they were in Ocarina of Time, but the countdown could've made the game artificially harder. The final nail in the coffin for me was the constant replaying of parts because the time it was take for me to do some things.

  • While I'm only putting this game on the list, but really this applies for any Resident Evil game that came out before the fourth game in the series. I remember renting this game when I was about 12 years old when it just came out (the GC remake) and I really liked the intro. Then, I actually had to play the game. I remember having such a distaste for the controls. It took me over 20 minutes to really kind of move around and talk to people. Once I met up with a zombie, the controls and aim put me off so much that I turned off the game and never touched it again. I tried playing Code Veronica as well, but the controls were pretty much the same, so I didn't make it past meeting up with Steve Burnside. It is a shame that these games used tank controls as I found that I had much more fun watching people play them.

  • Paper Mario, has so many things that should have made it great for me. I loved Mario at the time it came out, I loved RPGs, and I really enjoyed the hell out of Super Mario RPG, so I knew the mixture of the two could produce something great. The gameplay ended up being spiritually similar, which was nice. The story and support characters didn't do anything for me, which is why I never finished the game.

  • I don't know what to say other than the fact that I hated the race tracks, the addition of statistics to the carts, having multiple people on a kart, and snaking. Most of the changes were annoying, but snaking really killed the game and series for me.

  • Another Final Fantasy game makes the list. This might be the worst RPG I have ever bought. The story develops real slow, too slow for me, and was rather boring. The characters for the most part were uninteresting, which is odd because I found the character design to be quite awesome. I really would've like and expected a more traditional turn based RPG game play, so the fact that I only controlled one person while giving certain orders for the rest of the party was an unpleasant surprise. I still can't believe that I tortured myself by playing 3/4ths of this game.

  • I used to love turn based RPGs, but my interest in them has quickly declined. I believe I was about 10 when Final Fantasy Anthology came out and I was stoked. I was so excited to finally play the game that many Final Fantasy fans claim to be amongst the best. It started off kind of boring to me, but I stuck with it. I believe I made it to around the point of Shadow doing something in a camp, I think. Then, I played a bit of Chrono Trigger, which ended up totally outclassing Final Fantasy VI in my opinion. Maybe I didn't give Final Fantasy VI the chance it deserved, because I expected to love it from the beginning and playing another game that I had lower expectations for, but ended up loving and is a top 5 RPG of all time for me.