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Reqieumthefallen
Reqieumthefallen Whreck-wee-um!. Remember that.
Jun 6 2011, 10:24pm Anchor

I could make a good list, but I'm going to only put one here unless someone else joins in.

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The Jedi Knight series is frought with either very good storytelling and plots, or horrible questionable characters. Jedi Academy is filled with the latter. The only truly redeeming factor beyond killing Rosh Penin and seeing Tavion not look like some pissed off hippie flower-girl (as is what she looks like in Jedi Knight 2), was that Kyle Katarn would break the 4th wall in one level, and complain about the sometimes completely counter-intuitive level design ("Yeah, that door probably opens from some button fiften floors up. Makes no sense..."). Lets not forget that with Force Heal almost initially and so powerful, that they removed the need for health packs, and essentially made it possible for you to heal yourself during any battle, at any time. Something that should have worried me as I played the demo for it also, when I was too busy thinking I'd be playing a great game -- I was able to, in roughly a few days, master the hardest difficulty (the demo featured a boss fight against 3 high ranking cultists, and I could beat them pretty easily).

Glad I only paid 5 bucks.

Cryrid
Cryrid 3D Artist
Jun 6 2011, 10:31pm Anchor

I've probably sunk over 432 hours into the series, so I don't regret buying any of them.

Jun 7 2011, 12:03am Anchor

Games I regret buying hmm... FEAR, Splinter Cell: Double Agent are 2 I am so pissed I ever bought. FEAR was just garbage and not scary, and Double Agent was the reason I bought a new PC. I was such a big Splinter Cell fan, I actually went out and bought a new pc... just so be disappointed.

I've bought a few PSP titles I'm not proud of, and been given quite a lot of games I did not want. But that's another story.

Jun 7 2011, 1:46am Anchor

Terrarria is the worst game I have ever played.....EVER

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Arxae
Arxae Resident Stepmania Freak :D
Jun 7 2011, 3:08am Anchor

Soul Calliber 4
Actually returned it the same day :p

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Jun 7 2011, 3:47am Anchor
Paradigmthefallen wrote:I could make a good list, but I'm going to only put one here unless someone else joins in.

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The Jedi Knight series is frought with either very good storytelling and plots, or horrible questionable characters. Jedi Academy is filled with the latter. The only truly redeeming factor beyond killing Rosh Penin and seeing Tavion not look like some pissed off hippie flower-girl (as is what she looks like in Jedi Knight 2), was that Kyle Katarn would break the 4th wall in one level, and complain about the sometimes completely counter-intuitive level design ("Yeah, that door probably opens from some button fiften floors up. Makes no sense..."). Lets not forget that with Force Heal almost initially and so powerful, that they removed the need for health packs, and essentially made it possible for you to heal yourself during any battle, at any time. Something that should have worried me as I played the demo for it also, when I was too busy thinking I'd be playing a great game -- I was able to, in roughly a few days, master the hardest difficulty (the demo featured a boss fight against 3 high ranking cultists, and I could beat them pretty easily).

Glad I only paid 5 bucks.


I borrowed it from the library, played the SP campaign twice, and returned it. Then I discovered mods(I was twelve then), and bought the game for 6$. I wouldn't have bought it if I couldn't mod for it 8)

I don't think I have any games I regret buying...I usually read reviews, play demos or borrow games from the library(When they get them, which they usually don't) before I buy them. The only thing close to regret about buying a game, would be LEGO Star Wars 2. Probably the only game I ever bought brand new. I enjoyed playing it, but thinking back, I probably wouldn't do the same thing today(I'd wait for sales). Still, I don't regret owning it, because it was a good game ;)

Jun 7 2011, 7:09am Anchor

Brink. Thought it was gonna be awesome with the SMART system and everything turns out it had crap AI, crap weapons, crap movement, SMART didnt work well, no competitive multiplayer just co-op, and a lack of long singleplayer. Going to return it for MW3 or Battlefield 3.

ambershee
ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks
Jun 7 2011, 7:25am Anchor

Blazing Angels is the big one for me. The game itself was pretty good, I quite enjoyed it.

The fact that all the control scheme stuff, including in the options menu, came up with Xbox options and I was playing with mouse and keyboard showed just how lazy the port was.

Worst of all, Ubisoft's shitty starforce protection rootkit malware fucked my optical drives and could never be removed once installed, even if you used the tool they later released that was supposed to remove it.

Metalspy
Metalspy Basher of Drums
Jun 7 2011, 7:43am Anchor

Crysis 2 and Need for Speed: Shift 2. I bought Crysis 2 because the leaked version was rumored to have a level editor and I thought "what the hell I'll take my chances and 'support' Crytek because I've loved their previous two games". But nope, no editor (yet) and not the gameplay I had hoped for. The multiplayer didn't work either, I had connection problems and I wasn't the only one. Oh, and multiplayer lobbies which let you wait 10 minutes.. on my PC, it's more likely than I thought. No pre-orders for you anymore Crytek! :P

And ehm, NFS:S2.. the main reason I regret buying/pre-ordering it is the quite annoying steering behaviour + the horribly, and I mean HORRIBLY ported console menus. Consistency is something the menus don't have at all, at screen one you should use "Q and W", at screen two "O and P" and in screen three the arrow keys. Riiight.

Reqieumthefallen
Reqieumthefallen Whreck-wee-um!. Remember that.
Jun 7 2011, 9:24am Anchor
ambershee wrote:Blazing Angels is the big one for me. The game itself was pretty good, I quite enjoyed it.

The fact that all the control scheme stuff, including in the options menu, came up with Xbox options and I was playing with mouse and keyboard showed just how lazy the port was.

Worst of all, Ubisoft's shitty starforce protection rootkit malware fucked my optical drives and could never be removed once installed, even if you used the tool they later released that was supposed to remove it.



I get the options menu stuff. I tried the Last Remanent demo, and it took a friend of mine who was used to Xbox 360s to figure out how to change options and do half of the things in the demo that it would potentially let you.

Vcc2cc wrote:Games I regret buying hmm... FEAR, Splinter Cell: Double Agent are 2 I am so pissed I ever bought. FEAR was just garbage and not scary, and Double Agent was the reason I bought a new PC. I was such a big Splinter Cell fan, I actually went out and bought a new pc... just so be disappointed.

I've bought a few PSP titles I'm not proud of, and been given quite a lot of games I did not want. But that's another story.


F.E.A.R. scares the crap out of some people, but yeah, it didn't scare me on instant.

However, I've yet to see a more solid gameplay model and impressive AI. The one level had me running so fast and making hasty decisions that I felt like I was barely keeping the AI at bay. Plus, the multiplayer is available for free now, and is very well designed.

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Disclaimer -- the following below is NOT sarcasm:

Play Spec Ops: The Line. No, seriously, play it. NOW! It's probably still on sale on Amazon for crying out loud! I wish more games had balls like this game does, paired with some of the best writing, mechanics, and level design that's been seen this side of linear shooters.

Neurological
Neurological Musician/Composer
Jun 7 2011, 9:53am Anchor

Breach

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linfosoma
linfosoma Dance my little puppet, dance!
Jun 7 2011, 10:25am Anchor

Brink.
The game I received wasn't even remotely similar to what all the previews showed, incredibly disappointed.

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Jun 7 2011, 11:38am Anchor

The only games i regret buying was left 4 dead 1 & 2 and borderlands, this is only because i bought them for the Xbox360 and i did not have Xbox live and they are quite boring playing by your self. (later bought them all for the PC and had a blast online)

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Jun 7 2011, 12:20pm Anchor

Im currently regretting Brink aswell.  I gloriously sunk over 600 hours into ET: Quake Wars on the pc and as the next game from Splash Damage I really hoped it would be something special.  What they have actually done is take the large environments and unique weapons out of quake and made team based gameplay a chore.  So what if I get extra Xp for buffing a team mate?  It barely has any impact on the game.  The SMART system is also just a gimmicky way of jumping around the battlefield and doesnt improve the game very much.

Reqieumthefallen
Reqieumthefallen Whreck-wee-um!. Remember that.
Jun 7 2011, 1:06pm Anchor

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At least the console editions attempted to get the major parts of the seasons all into one playable format. The PC edition failed to be true to the story, and presented The Last Airbender in probably its worst incarnation. The plot-breaking is like clipping nails with pliers. Isometric levels, horrible boss fights, and the fact it could completed in 2 hours...

<!-- Bayonetta -- Sacrelig, and a level of bizzarity that gave The Umbrella Academy: Dallas a run for its money. Lets not forget that no progress really is made, and a strip-tease credits as a closing of the story (can you even call it a story? Maybe just a badly written SNL script by Sarah Silverman). The game engine was brilliant, as was the combo system. Now if only the writers had taste, respect, or reason.

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Rank 119 -- only 118 more to go to reach the end bossfight...


Disclaimer -- the following below is NOT sarcasm:

Play Spec Ops: The Line. No, seriously, play it. NOW! It's probably still on sale on Amazon for crying out loud! I wish more games had balls like this game does, paired with some of the best writing, mechanics, and level design that's been seen this side of linear shooters.

Cryrid
Cryrid 3D Artist
Jun 7 2011, 1:30pm Anchor

...Now you regret buying Bayonetta because it put gameplay above its cut scenes?

Reqieumthefallen
Reqieumthefallen Whreck-wee-um!. Remember that.
Jun 7 2011, 1:47pm Anchor
Cryrid wrote:...Now you regret buying Bayonetta because it put gameplay above its cut scenes?

No, because it put insulting Christians and having an overtly-sexual character above making a good story to go alongside game play.I could have written a better story than they did in one day, without any coffee, at three in the morning. There's adding controversy and then there's just tastelessness.

And before someone goes and calls me an overt complainer of religion -- I play Mass Effect, I'm planning on playing Dragon Age, I watch Doctor Who and Being Human. The difference between these things and Bayonetta is that they take an approach to handling things, such as a religion, with a considerate approach (Mass Effect: Revelation is actually rather believable in how religions would react to aliens. Being Human focuses on trying to be set in a highly Catholic universe. Doctor Who keeps itself ambiguous. Dragon Age sets itself in a pagan universe [which is common place and logical for fantasy stories].  Bayonetta on the other hand, just is trying to be insulting, like some of the later jokes in the Invention of Lying (I liked that movie, besides the obvious kicks at Christianity).

So could Bayonetta have been a game centering on a witch in a fictional Christian universe that didn't utterly piss on Christianity itself? I imagine to some degree, yes. Clearly, however, they aren't going to do that. Why is beyond me, but I am avoiding buying another Platinum Games game until they get a kriffing clue.

Now can we please get back to the subject at hand?

Edit: also, they added a kriffing button that would make her pose and say "ooh, do you want to touch me?". You're going to argue with me that was necessary and/or tasteful?

Edited by: Reqieumthefallen

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Rank 119 -- only 118 more to go to reach the end bossfight...


Disclaimer -- the following below is NOT sarcasm:

Play Spec Ops: The Line. No, seriously, play it. NOW! It's probably still on sale on Amazon for crying out loud! I wish more games had balls like this game does, paired with some of the best writing, mechanics, and level design that's been seen this side of linear shooters.

Cryrid
Cryrid 3D Artist
Jun 7 2011, 3:37pm Anchor
Quote:No, because it put insulting Christians and having an overtly-sexual character above making a good story to go alongside game play.

Quote:Edit: also, they added a kriffing button that would make her pose and say "ooh, do you want to touch me?". You're going to argue with me that was necessary and/or tasteful?

..It's a game about a voluptuous witch who strips and enjoys lollypops in order to fight angels with a similar hint of Devil May Cry, all while potentially dressed like a cheerleader, schoolgirl, or playboy-witch. The developers would post blog updates detailing how they approached the difference in breasts and butts between the characters. You were expecting it to compare to an RPG epic during it's pole dancing? You sound too easily offended (I wasn't insulted once throughout the several replays of the game), and simply didn't put in the research into what you're buying. Heads up, you might want to stay away from Duke Nukem too. 

Quote:Now can we please get back to the subject at hand?

It was the subject.

Edited by: Cryrid

Jun 7 2011, 3:49pm Anchor

I agree with Paradigmthefallen, the game is in very poor taste(I haven't played it, but I've read about it, and watched parts of it), and there's no way I would buy it.

Jun 7 2011, 4:06pm Anchor

Daikatana, but my grandmother got me that.

Jun 7 2011, 4:14pm Anchor

Daikatana wasn`t that bad...somehow. Liked the levels and the music.
1 game i completly regret buying was Far Cry 2....i hated the unrealistic weapon behaviour and the "unmodability", enemy respawn, crappy missions and so on

Jun 7 2011, 4:17pm Anchor

Halo Reach. Period. Luckily I sold it though.

Reqieumthefallen
Reqieumthefallen Whreck-wee-um!. Remember that.
Jun 7 2011, 4:54pm Anchor
Cryrid wrote:
Heads up, you might want to stay away from Duke Nukem too. 


Gee, I never could have guessed. I'd never guess a game with it's CTF mode named "Capture the Babe", which involves smacking her butt, would be something unintelligent and sexist. I may have made an impulse buy, but you expect me to know nothing about Duke Nukem? I'd say you're jumping to conclusions.

Bayonetta was my first impulse buy in a long while now, and it was only because it was 10 bucks and I knew I'd have to pay more elsewhere. I understood that they brought up sex, but not nearly as often as they actually would. Also, based on the one trailer I had seen, it indicated a -pagan- universe. Nothing about it said it would be directly mocking Christianity. I figured "okay, it'll be Japan sort of weird, but they said it was good".

Now... I wish I had gotten Nier instead... that game should actually be good.

Also, additional game I regret buying:

Super Mario Galaxy (me and the plumber just do not get along).

Neurological wrote:Breach

I noticed that. For 10 dollars. At a Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart rarely puts a game at discount for 10 dollars. It's like Gamestop having a game for PS3 that's 5 dollars. It's just a bad sign.

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Rank 119 -- only 118 more to go to reach the end bossfight...


Disclaimer -- the following below is NOT sarcasm:

Play Spec Ops: The Line. No, seriously, play it. NOW! It's probably still on sale on Amazon for crying out loud! I wish more games had balls like this game does, paired with some of the best writing, mechanics, and level design that's been seen this side of linear shooters.

Cryrid
Cryrid 3D Artist
Jun 7 2011, 5:37pm Anchor
Quote:I may have made an impulse buy, but you expect me to know nothing about Duke Nukem?

If you somehow missed the theme and direction of Bayonetta, then yes, it wouldn't surprise me. 

Quote:Bayonetta was my first impulse buy in a long while now, and it was only because it was 10 bucks and I knew I'd have to pay more elsewhere.

...and it's only $10 you're regretting? Experience a real regret and go blow your entire allowance on Superman 64.

macacos2
macacos2 maps at the speed of a crippled turtle
Jun 7 2011, 5:54pm Anchor

Homefront Pre-order. - Literally  "Call of duty Modern Warfare 1.2". First pre-order I've done and sadly not the last.

Fable III Pre-order. - Me and a friend were excited for the coop feature, which is non-existant (the other player is ignored by main NPCs so they're just some shadow who help you in combat). The game is flawed, boring, slow, and repetitive. Oh, and you can't die, ever. Last Pre-order I'll ever do.

Minecraft - Bought it due friends telling me to buy it. Ends up 2 days later we all got bored of it because it's fucking lego. Then they tried to push Terraria into the way but I learn from my mistakes.

Kane and Lynch 2: Dog days - Thankfully this abomination was only 7 bucks, me and a friend played it for the laughs. Here's how terrible it was.

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