Games that fooled you

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Soopy:
It's shallow and repetitive with no real motivation to do anything, besides doing things for the sake of it.

You're never really rewarded for your efforts, there's little point scavenging loot as you can make your own items that are 1000% better then anything the game spawns and the combat is lame. It's a 5/10 game at best IMO. I was a fan of TES too...

I can get you not liking the combat and finding it repetitive... but everything else just sounds like any other game in existence. Surely the whole point of levelling up forging and enchanting is so that you can make better weapons? As for motivation to do something... well... I don't really get what you want there. I mean when I do a quest in Skyrim I just do it because it's there and I get to explore the map a bit, so yeah, just "for the sake of it" I guess. I thought that would be enough.

I mean you're entitled to your opinion but I just think there are better reasons to dislike it.

Edit: Oh shit, yeah, the topic.

Well when I was first getting into PC games I heard about Hellgate: London, which sounded badass but turned out just to be bad. I eventually bought it about a year after it came out, but yeah, it WAS shit. Also DNF... I thought no game could be bad enough to make me regret spending 2.50 for it... I WAS WRONG.

I'm surprised I didn't see it somewhere on the first page...

Final Fantasy XIII.

I was a big fan of the series going way back. FFXIII was arguably the most disappointing game I've ever played.

Yeah...

Duke Nukem Forever. Unlike other people, I haven't been waiting 12 years for it, so I have a lesser right to be dissapointed. In fact, I just bought Duke3D about 10 months before DNF was released.
That doesn't change the fact that I was really excited for it, and I was let down. I still love the Duke Nukem games, I just hope that the developers will learn from their mistakes.

RedEyesBlackGamer:
Hyperdimension Neptunia. You looked so fun, dammit. And the idea is solid. Why was the execution so bad?

Same here, and yet I bought the sequel.

(And some bitch threatened to call the Police when I went to trade it in, based on the cover art.)

deathninja:

RedEyesBlackGamer:
Hyperdimension Neptunia. You looked so fun, dammit. And the idea is solid. Why was the execution so bad?

Same here, and yet I bought the sequel.

(And some bitch threatened to call the Police when I went to trade it in, based on the cover art.)

How is it? I've heard it is far better. Is it worth the purchase? And over-reactionary idiots be overreacting.

Terminate421:
Aliens Vs. Predator.

I loved the whole concept and how it would work.....but the Multiplayer turned from greatness into:

It turned into Predators win when they get the Disk weapon. Also, Aliens can go fuck themselves and Marines are hardly given a chance. The worst part was that the Aliens were the most fun to play as in my opinion.

Executions, while cool, either took too long or had this awkward moment where you'd end up with a whole train of people instakilling each other.

I liked playing as the Alien because I wanted to scout out an enemy, destroy the lights and pick them off like a real Alien would have. Instead....I could to it maybe once, but then a predator beats me in a melee fight.

There was this REALLY cool moment in the campaign though, towards the end where you fight Aliens as they come down this bridge. The music is just right, the weapons laid out are right, the amount of Aliens is cool, even that fast moment where you have to turn on the turret if you want so much as a chance.

I loved that game. The campaigns were awesome.

I also slaughtered as the Marine. People got pissy and left because I was topping the leader boards!

I played the demo for too human so I knew not to get it. Eternal Sonata. This isn't entirely the games fault, when I was younger, and more stupid, I loved JRPGs, but I grew out of them and Eternal Sonata made me realize that. Wasn't that game supposed to be based on someone's life? Was magic like super aids back then?

Silent Hill Homecoming, it was ok but it didn't stand up to its precursors.

Davroth:
Black & White. The first and last time I bought into the hype for anything.

I'll second that! We have only ourselves to blame though. I was at maybe the fourth gym when I had a moment of clarity, and realized I'd once again handed Nintendo my hard earned money for the same game they've been making for almost fifteen years. I blame the gold/silver remake and it's focused laser of nostalgia.

deathninja:

RedEyesBlackGamer:
Hyperdimension Neptunia. You looked so fun, dammit. And the idea is solid. Why was the execution so bad?

Same here, and yet I bought the sequel.

(And some bitch threatened to call the Police when I went to trade it in, based on the cover art.)

Are you joking or was SHE joking? What the hell kind of charge could she possibly put on you for trading in a game?

Timeshift.

Chalk up another one for Brink. The finshed product was nothing at all like it was promsied

Brink. The trailers made it look like I'd be involved in complex battles and using the environment and movement to get an advantage on the enemy. Nope, just another failed shooter that did nothing particularly different.

rhizhim:

DigitalAtlas:
Once again, I'm about to win the thread:

Too Human

nope. sorry.

it will never beat this

not even close.

But Dead Island wasn't horrible.... Nor misleading....

Soopy:

Zhukov:

Vault101:
Skyrim...

I should have known

Why, what happened?

...

OT: I played the demo of Kingdom's of Amular and thought it would be fun.

Oh, how wrong I was.

It's shallow and repetitive with no real motivation to do anything, besides doing things for the sake of it.

You're never really rewarded for your efforts, there's little point scavenging loot as you can make your own items that are 1000% better then anything the game spawns and the combat is lame. It's a 5/10 game at best IMO. I was a fan of TES too...

Agreed. Just google the words Skyrim boring.

The Conduit for the Wii

I was all set for this to be an amazing sci-fi shooter to rival the likes of Halo, it's trailers, hype and general interest from the media made me preorder, but the day it came was a bit of a disappointment. It's gameplay was uncomfortable with the Wii controls, it's plot was pretty sub standard and it's online capabilities (which was one of the main reasons I was first interested in the game itself) were extremely limited and dull.

Such a shame, it could have been so much more..

Karutomaru:
Are you joking or was SHE joking? What the hell kind of charge could she possibly put on you for trading in a game?

Something to do with me being a sick white fuck with one of those "Jap kid porn games", tbh there was so much screaming involved I didn't get all of it.

I could have called her out on being in there buying her son (still in school uniform so ~ 12 yo) MW3 and BF3, but figured that would be a bad idea.

RedEyesBlackGamer:

How is it? I've heard it is far better. Is it worth the purchase? And over-reactionary idiots be overreacting.

Better all-round, but the grinding got to me pretty quickly, plus I didn't get on with the influence mechanic.

I can't believe no one has mentioned this yet, but
GTA IV.

I expected a better looking GTA 3: San Andreas/Vice City.

- Less "fun", i.e. purple dildos, Samuel L. Jackson etc.
- All vehicles handled like shit, i.e more realistic (because fun is lame)
- Fuck that mobile phone, I wish I could smash it!
And that doesn't even sum up half of the things Rockstar did wrong with that game.

But knowing me, I'll probably buy GTA V on release and become disappointed yet again.

deathninja:

Karutomaru:
Are you joking or was SHE joking? What the hell kind of charge could she possibly put on you for trading in a game?

Something to do with me being a sick white fuck with one of those "Jap kid porn games", tbh there was so much screaming involved I didn't get all of it.

I could have called her out on being in there buying her son (still in school uniform so ~ 12 yo) MW3 and BF3, but figured that would be a bad idea.

RedEyesBlackGamer:

How is it? I've heard it is far better. Is it worth the purchase? And over-reactionary idiots be overreacting.

Better all-round, but the grinding got to me pretty quickly, plus I didn't get on with the influence mechanic.

Didn't the employees tell her to stop harassing customers and get out?

Mass Effect 2. Although many consider me a heathen of the video gaming world for disliking it I had heard great opinion on it, from virtually everyone. To be fair I accept that I haven't really given it a chance, but the hype has definitely given me a bad introduction to the series

It's been mentioned before, but I gotta say Brink. Goddamn did it look awesome. Finished product was definitely not up to snuff.

Spore.

Whenever I think of spectacular failure to take advantage of a cool concept, I think Spore.


I thought it was going to be as dramatic as the trailer. But it wasn't a bad game though.

BathorysGraveland:
Spartan: Total Warrior.

I remember when I was younger, and played the demo, which included the first level I think. I thought the whole game was going to consist of massive siege and field battles, with you controlling one soldier instead of the CA usual RTS stuff. Turns out only the first couple of levels and a very few select ones after are like that.

Oh, come on, that was fucking awesome! Even if only a few levels have gigantic siege fights and enourmous 100vs100 fights, they can't be all that there is. If you only eat pistachio all your life, you will grow sick of it. For me, the scarcity of gigantic siege battles (5 in total) is what made the game great, because I enjoyed every single second of them. And almost every part of the game has an allied army of some sort.

DigitalAtlas:
Once again, I'm about to win the thread:

Too Human

i can top that
Phalanx (played it last night is why I'm thinking of it)

there are no old people with banjos anywhere in the game, though i did find a Japaneses school girl that turned into what i THINK is a cat in a bonus section in the final stage

yes it was very odd o.o

Shanicus:

OP: Final Fantasy XIII. Oh god, Final Fantasy XIII... was coming straight off Final Fantasy XII and had heard only good things for FFXIII, but when it came around... that was the single most disappointing thing I've ever played in my entire life. The promising battle system ended up dealing with shitty enemies loaded with HP, the characters were all awful and the levels were mostly corridors and slightly large rooms filled with game-breaking treasure.
FFXIII-2 apparently fixes all of FFXIII's problems, but I'm not gonna touch it - I don't wanna be fooled again.

This. I pretty much gave up on Final Fantasy after playing XIII. XII was refreshing for me even if the characters and story were particularily bland. It had a great combat system, a wide open world and many things to do on the side. It also had CITIES! With MERCHANTS and PEOPLE to talk to!

In FFXIII, i caught myself hoping my characters would finally die or turn into monsters so that another badass group could take place and get the party started, ditching Cocoon and flying to another universe full of cities, dungeons and landscapes in which they could move in any cardinal direction, find treasure that's not just floating 10 feet off the road and save a world worth saving.

Lunar Templar:

DigitalAtlas:
Once again, I'm about to win the thread:

Too Human

i can top that
Phalanx (played it last night is why I'm thinking of it)

there are no old people with banjos anywhere in the game, though i did find a Japaneses school girl that turned into what i THINK is a cat in a bonus section in the final stage

yes it was very odd o.o

HAHAHA! Oh man! Forgot about that game! It's not actually a baaaaaad game if I remember it correctly, though.

Final Fantasy XIII. Really I shouldn't have been surprised. XII was a total disappointment, but I was going to give it a second chance, the shadow of the doubt. I shouldn't have.

Dead Island. Thought it'd be a good zombie game. Rented it, played it for a few hours for one day, and then returned it that day.

Soul Calibur V. All the reviews said it was good fighting game. It wasn't.

That's why I got really careful. Like paranoid careful.

Captcha: Just in Time. I wish...

Brink, very much so brink.

Halo 3, once upon a time...

But in my defence, I honestly thought it was the last of the series, and since I liked Halo 1... *shrug* Might as well see it through.

pyrokin:
Arma II.

I thought because the Day Z mod seemed fun, the original game would be too. Still on the 3rd level that's how boring it is to me...

Well, it is one of those games with an exceptionally narrow nieche-appeal... Still, it's nice to see people trying out new things, even if it turns out to not be their thing.

DigitalAtlas:

Lunar Templar:

DigitalAtlas:
Once again, I'm about to win the thread:

Too Human

i can top that
Phalanx (played it last night is why I'm thinking of it)

there are no old people with banjos anywhere in the game, though i did find a Japaneses school girl that turned into what i THINK is a cat in a bonus section in the final stage

yes it was very odd o.o

HAHAHA! Oh man! Forgot about that game! It's not actually a baaaaaad game if I remember it correctly, though.

nope, it's not, got some good music to

Luca72:

Davroth:
Black & White. The first and last time I bought into the hype for anything.

I'll second that! We have only ourselves to blame though. I was at maybe the fourth gym when I had a moment of clarity, and realized I'd once again handed Nintendo my hard earned money for the same game they've been making for almost fifteen years. I blame the gold/silver remake and it's focused laser of nostalgia.

Oh, we have a bit of a misunderstanding here. I'm talking about the 2001 Peter Molyneux game Black & White, not the Pokemon editions. I kinda lost interest in Pokemon after Gold and Silver for the original Gameboy, I believe. I loved the idea of being able to visit the regions of the first game and going through all of the old gyms again. I was kinda disappointed that that wasn't a tradition kept in the following titles.

Shanicus:

OP: Final Fantasy XIII. Oh god, Final Fantasy XIII... was coming straight off Final Fantasy XII and had heard only good things for FFXIII, but when it came around... that was the single most disappointing thing I've ever played in my entire life. The promising battle system ended up dealing with shitty enemies loaded with HP, the characters were all awful and the levels were mostly corridors and slightly large rooms filled with game-breaking treasure.
FFXIII-2 apparently fixes all of FFXIII's problems, but I'm not gonna touch it - I don't wanna be fooled again.

Yeah, XIII was a massive disappointment for me as well. Though most people would call me a heretic for saying so, I loved XII for its massive, open world, unique combat/leveling system, decent story and large cities with tons of NPCs.

Then I got XIII and... ugh. I've said a lot of things about the game on these very forums, so I won't really go into repeating them for the sake of keeping this post from becoming a massive rant.

As for XIII-2, it doesn't fix every issue that XIII had (for instance, the levels themselves are still fairly small, confined, and corridor-like), but for whatever it's worth, it feels a little tiny bit more like a Final Fantasy game than XIII did.

EDIT:

Davroth:

Oh, we have a bit of a misunderstanding here. I'm talking about the 2001 Peter Molyneux game Black & White, not the Pokemon editions. I kinda lost interest in Pokemon after Gold and Silver for the original Gameboy, I believe. I loved the idea of being able to visit the regions of the first game and going through all of the old gyms again. I was kinda disappointed that that wasn't a tradition kept in the following titles.

I'll second this as well (Minus the Peter Molyneux's Black And White, because I was just a young'un when I played it so I actually enjoyed it). I've begrudgingly followed the Pokemon series ever since Red/Blue came out over here in the states, and I've got to say it makes me incredibly sad that Gold/Silver and their remakes are still the only games in the entire franchise to explore multiple regions.

Boom Blox: Bash Party. From everything I read, I expected basically more of the same from Boom Blox, but with a few new features and new level themes.

I didn't expect it to be such a worse game, in so many ways. It almost blew my mind how terrible it was compared to the first one. The rhyming storylines dripping with simple humor and charm? Gone. The linear structure was replaced by an open-ended structure that worked poorly, but at least allowed you to choose which bland, boring level to play next.

The only thing that this lame excuse for a sequel did right was the multiplayer component, which admittedly was very lacking in the original game. In fact, Bash Party's multiplayer options are pretty darn good. It's a shame the core game is nothing more than a slap in the face to one of the greatest Wii titles of all time.

Mafia II. Only warning I got was from some reviewers on Gamefaqs. That was it. See, all of the reviews were good, some of my friends said I should play it, and even the people of GTAforums kept asking over and over for features imported from mafia II. So I found it in a best buy bargain bin for $20.

I still feel ripped off. Chapter 3 has me lifting crates, chapter 6 has me cleaning prison toilets, chapter 7 has me chaperoning drunk guys around with no control over my radio, chapter 8 has me color matching cigarettes to customers, and the shootouts are something you could easily find in gears of war. And when you're not doing all of that, you're usually sitting in traffic. Wow. It's an okay linear game, but the problem is that even though people acknowledge the automatic GPS waypoint you get, they still called it a fucking sandbox game.

To top it all off, the story is half heartedly ripped from godfather. Hell, the main character's first name is Vito. They only changed his last name. And another character? His name is Henry Tomasino. You know, like Don Tomasino in the godfather? I mean, they didn't even try. The whole story is basically a bunch of mafia families are having feuds and you want to make money, so you do their errands. I'm not sure if that goes on through the whole game, though, because I just stopped playing at the point in a chapter where it said I have to go back to Derek to earn more money because a drug deal went wrong and I'm in debt. For about the 5th time in the game. Fuck that.

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