Games you wish were good.

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There are a lot of bad games out there, but none of us want a game to be bad.

So when there is a game we really want to be good, but it turns out bad, its a big let down.

So what bad games do you still wish were good.

For me, it would have to be the Saw games. Yes, movie tie in games are usually terrible, but the saw universe interests me, and the mixture of action and puzzles could have gone really well.

Sadly, it wasn't as good as I hoped it would be, and the sequel wasn't good either.

I would have to say Lord of The Rings Conquest. Demo was awesome, then came game....

(Off Topic Completely)

How about movies that should have been awesome? The Eagle, I loved movies about Rome especially Gladiator. And do I need to say how The Eagle turned out?

Dark Void. I love the idea of flying around with a jetpack, dogfighting alien saucers. It's just that almost every other aspect of the game is either boring or outright shitty. Plus, in my experience, there was a great of lag and other technical problems to contend with.

Fallout: New Vegas is also a borderline case. It's not actual "bad," as it is well-written and designed, but I literally have no more patience left to deal with its bugginess. Unless they come out with some magical patch that fixes most of the lag and freezing issues, I don't see myself playing any more of it in the future, which makes me very sad because it's my favourite RPG.

Too Human and Dark Void

Both are awesome games on paper, with a lot of really good ideas. Both utterly fail in their execution, especially Too Human.

Wet. I love the theme, the music is great and some of the characters are rather appealing to me. Unfortunately the game is kinda sucky gameplay wise. And it's very short, too. Not to mention the title makes me feel a bit dirty every time I say it out loud.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Improve the gunplay and take away the terrible boss battles and "Use energy cell to do sneak attack" concept, and you would have a awesome game.

Bioshock, I really wanted to like that game.

Metro 2033. I just wished it was a little more warmly recieved.

But hey, we get a sequel so fuck yeah.

Too Human and Kane & Lynch: Dead men come to mind. Holy fuck, if kane & lynch had better gameplay and graphics it would have been my favourite game of all time, because the story was really good. And the same goes to Too Human it wasn't a bad game in itself, it just had so many "little things" that annoyed the hell outta me, like the big enemies which were hard but not in a challenging way, the annoying "Valhala" sections.

Syndicate.

More depth to the story and evilness of the corporations instead of the predictable plot. More tactical-ness. Less bloom and blandness.

Alpha Protocol.

Bland story, bland dialogue, shit level design, shit combat, shit accommodation for what players choose to specialise in, good concept, impressively malleable plot.

Also, I am loving these "describe with any word(s)" captchas.

Red Faction: Guerrilla

It could have been so much more than it is.

Mass Effect 2 & 3, Dragon Age 2.

All terribly disappointing. Loved ME1 and DA:O, but their sequels were a huge step back.

I really wish i could have enjoyed Arkham City more than i did.

Any comments i could make about it has already been said though: how the sandbox thing let too many villains cram into the game without leaving any focus or proper game time for any of them.
It also made the Riddler things more of a bitch to collect so i just ended up not bothering.

I guess my love for Arkham Asylum made me really want to like City as well, but in the end i just couldn't :/

Brink
The par-core aspect was wonderful....
Everything was just bad all around.

Left 4 Dead 2
Only complaint was changing the multiplayer. If one person can rush and make it to the end, they'll win.

I really wanted to like C.O.R.E. on the original DS (which I expect maybe two or three of you have heard of), but the single-player game was just so goddamn shitty. The multiplayer on it was a funnish, Quake-style experience, though.

I was super pissed at how bad Bodycount turned out to be. All it had to do was be Black but prettier. THAT IS ALL THEY HAD TO DO.

Final Fantasy XIII - Considering the amount of money SquareEnix pours into this franchise, you'd at think it would at least be mediocre...

Dragon Age 2 - Considering the love for Dragon Age 1, you'd think that Bioware would develop a sequel that had a semblance of being similar in design and quality with the first.

I think those are my only ones that come to mind initially, and considering the pedigree, are easily the most disappointing.

Hard Reset
A nice FPS with some nice concepts but they had some issues as well.

Lord_Jaroh:

Dragon Age 2 - Considering the love for Dragon Age 1, you'd think that Bioware would develop a sequel that had a semblance of being similar in design and quality with the first.

Yeah. A lot of developers don't seem to understand the idea that making your sequel for the people who didn't like the first game will make the people who did like the first game not really like the second.

Final fantasy XIII and its sequel. :(

There was this RTS called Maelstrom a little while back. It had some awesome ideas such as having the ability to flood the map and some pretty unique factions.

But it failed epicly in its execution.

Ok, didn't mean to make two posts. :/

Jinxzy:
Brink
The par-core aspect was wonderful....
Everything was just bad all around.

Left 4 Dead 2
Only complaint was changing the multiplayer. If one person can rush and make it to the end, they'll win.

Conerning the L4D comment...how is that any different than the first?

I wish Deadly Premonition was better, I personally loved it but a lot of people were put of by the graphics and gameplay. I wish it got more street cred ;~;

EClaris:

Jinxzy:
Brink
The par-core aspect was wonderful....
Everything was just bad all around.

Left 4 Dead 2
Only complaint was changing the multiplayer. If one person can rush and make it to the end, they'll win.

Conerning the L4D comment...how is that any different than the first?

I wish Deadly Premonition was better, I personally loved it but a lot of people were put of by the graphics and gameplay. I wish it got more street cred ;~;

I was speaking in terms of just the multiplayer. In Left 4 Dead you had to work together to survive. If you lost health, or a person your points at the end would be less then then group that made it with all 4 people. You had to be more of a team player to get an awesome score.

While in Left 4 Dead 2 everyone can split up and rush the map. As long as one person makes it far or even to the end of the map they will win verses a team that sticks together and makes it half way. It defeats the purpose of a survival game if all you have to do is rush a map to win.

I love both games, but I will not play L4D 2 multiplayer anymore.

SoranMBane:
Fallout: New Vegas is also a borderline case. It's not actual "bad," as it is well-written and designed, but I literally have no more patience left to deal with its bugginess. Unless they come out with some magical patch that fixes most of the lag and freezing issues, I don't see myself playing any more of it in the future, which makes me very sad because it's my favourite RPG.

Oh, god, yes! This! My god! I swear, just a few things to fix like bugs, and maybe other stuff like get some better voice actors and pretty up the graphics, and you could have a game that twenty times better than Fallout 3!

Fisher321:
I would have to say Lord of The Rings Conquest. Demo was awesome, then came game....

(Off Topic Completely)

How about movies that should have been awesome? The Eagle, I loved movies about Rome especially Gladiator. And do I need to say how The Eagle turned out?

Re: the off topic, see the movie Centurion. It's the same story about the missing standard, but it's goddamn awesome.

On topic, I've always wanted to enjoy an MMO. Just can't do it.

Dark Spore. Boy that coulda been cool. Diablo + Spore? But no... it sucked...

Elder Scrolls games post Daggerfall, granted Daggerfall wasn't amazing but it was outrageously huge. Hey Bethesda you know what RPGs need? Characters or at least a story. It seems obvious that Beth just want to make ZenoClash without the weird.

War Penguin:

SoranMBane:
Fallout: New Vegas is also a borderline case. It's not actual "bad," as it is well-written and designed, but I literally have no more patience left to deal with its bugginess. Unless they come out with some magical patch that fixes most of the lag and freezing issues, I don't see myself playing any more of it in the future, which makes me very sad because it's my favourite RPG.

Oh, god, yes! This! My god! I swear, just a few things to fix like bugs, and maybe other stuff like get some better voice actors and pretty up the graphics, and you could have a game that twenty times better than Fallout 3!

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess you guys play console versions, and thus haven't been able to net patch?
Also 'just' making all the graphics better and fixing all the bugs? That's one big task.

OT: Halo Reach for me. I wanted to like the new Halo, so I could play it and not feel sad about the diminishing playerbase of 3 online. But no, the reticule spread and armour abilities just bothered me too much.

Jinxzy:

EClaris:

Jinxzy:
Brink
The par-core aspect was wonderful....
Everything was just bad all around.

Left 4 Dead 2
Only complaint was changing the multiplayer. If one person can rush and make it to the end, they'll win.

Conerning the L4D comment...how is that any different than the first?

I wish Deadly Premonition was better, I personally loved it but a lot of people were put of by the graphics and gameplay. I wish it got more street cred ;~;

I was speaking in terms of just the multiplayer. In Left 4 Dead you had to work together to survive. If you lost health, or a person your points at the end would be less then then group that made it with all 4 people. You had to be more of a team player to get an awesome score.

While in Left 4 Dead 2 everyone can split up and rush the map. As long as one person makes it far or even to the end of the map they will win verses a team that sticks together and makes it half way. It defeats the purpose of a survival game if all you have to do is rush a map to win.

I love both games, but I will not play L4D 2 multiplayer anymore.

Ah, I hadn't noticed the different equation for the new multiplayer.

i really wanted Final Fantasy 12 to be good

Okay, generally the games I find are good because I've weighed the options and the possibility of fun to be had...and really I have a high probability of fun in whatever I buy. There ARE exceptions, but as people who know me and my rants would think...I don't want FF8 to be good. I just wish I never bought it.

No, I have a different game in mind, an older game. A friend of mine introduced me to a game which is FPS around the Quake era involving fighting, quests, character interaction, making choices, and kicking ass. (Yes, fighting and kicking ass need separate mentions.) The game was called Strife and it involved the world being bombarded from space and then taken over by basically armed cultist soldiers who serve...an entity of unknown origins. (Far too late for spoiler alerts, seriously.) Basically, the entity is taking over and spawning, and thus denies humanity the right to breed during its act of conquest.

Here's the thing. This game WASN'T bad. I played it and it's fun. The problem was the very thing you should have picked on in the previous paragraph. The game did poorly because it was released mere months before Quake, overshadowed by the competition. But thenm to be perfectly frank, better before than after, because then maybe the guys behind Strife wouldn't have seen ANY money. So, I guess what I wish is that it was good enough to make its own standing.

neonsword13-ops:
Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Improve the gunplay and take away the terrible boss battles and "Use energy cell to do sneak attack" concept, and you would have a awesome game.

Well with HR i can kind of justify the energy cells for sneak attacks as it seems to be there for balance.

I also thought the gunplay was fine in that game, I just think that they needed to improve the AI and when you knock people out, have them knocked out for a minute at max, not for the rest of the game.

Though you're 100% right on the boss fights, I personally just kind of 'skipped' them in the sense that i turned the difficulty down to minimum and wailed on them till they died.

OT: I'd say Neverdead, that game had such a good concept. Give me 5 minutes in a room with 7 reasonably intelligent monkeys and I could improve that game to being something that is worth money.

Smertnik:
Wet. I love the theme, the music is great and some of the characters are rather appealing to me. Unfortunately the game is kinda sucky gameplay wise. And it's very short, too. Not to mention the title makes me feel a bit dirty every time I say it out loud.

plus Eliza Dushku. Mmmm Dushku.

Yeah I'm gonna go with any of the Tenchu sequels. I loved the dogshit outta the first one!The rest left me with a hollow pit where my testicles should have been.

Pretty much every game based on movies.

Command and Conquer 4

Heroes of Might and Magic 5 and 6

Fallout 3

Dragon Age

gusplaysmagic:

Fisher321:
I would have to say Lord of The Rings Conquest. Demo was awesome, then came game....

(Off Topic Completely)

How about movies that should have been awesome? The Eagle, I loved movies about Rome especially Gladiator. And do I need to say how The Eagle turned out?

Re: the off topic, see the movie Centurion. It's the same story about the missing standard, but it's goddamn awesome.

On topic, I've always wanted to enjoy an MMO. Just can't do it.

Centurion was seriously underrated. I feel ya about the mmo's and I was a wow addict for awhile.

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