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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Dec 10 2012, 3:54pm Anchor

Which* not witch.

Witches are burned at the stake, but which witch do you burn first?

Dragonlord
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Dec 10 2012, 5:39pm Anchor

The Witch that "witches" to be burned first? :P

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Dec 10 2012, 6:36pm Anchor
Dragonlord wrote:The Witch that "witches" to be burned first? :P

Dec 10 2012, 8:31pm Anchor

I'm kind of an old gamer, as in, I play games that have definitely shown their age. SO, with that out of the way, I'd say a game I regret buying was Mafia for the PS2. Being a 2002 (2004 if you count when they put it on the PS2) game, you really can't expect much, but I honestly expected a bit more. The loading takes way too long and eventually I just quit because I seriously can't take it. Right off the bat in the campaign you're thrown into some hard stuff, and don't get me wrong, I'm into a challenge, but this was absurd! I had to reload the first mission 8 times for God's sake!! Anyways the graphics were okay, but the actual gameplay was shot with bugs, from shooting through walls to walking straight to them, and my biggest pet peeve: flipping a car when you nudge the edge of a guard-rail. Anyways, also, in the free roam you don't get the full experience. They take out the cops and replace them with just Morello's boys, so that dumbs down the playing a bit, and the freeplay gets repetitive.

Oh, another game that I regret buying was Heroes of Might and Magic III. Now I know I'm gonna get chewed out by fans for this up and coming rant, but I mean, it doesn't live up to the spectacle people make it out to be. Gameplay: Good, not great. Graphics: Great for the time. However, I have a problem with how dramatically the game changes from campaign to single scenario. In the campaign almost every move you make is detailed with ellaborate descriptions and biographies and such, as well as awesome cutscene animations. Either they made too many scenarios or got lazy, but the single scenarios have none of those above qualities, no ellaborate descriptions or cool cutscenes. Just....just....blah for lack of a better term. That's just me though, as I prefer Heroes V and soon to be VI

TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Dec 10 2012, 10:53pm Anchor
chaz625 wrote:I'm kind of an old gamer, as in, I play games that have definitely shown their age. SO, with that out of the way, I'd say a game I regret buying was Mafia for the PS2. Being a 2002 (2004 if you count when they put it on the PS2) game, you really can't expect much, but I honestly expected a bit more. The loading takes way too long and eventually I just quit because I seriously can't take it. Right off the bat in the campaign you're thrown into some hard stuff, and don't get me wrong, I'm into a challenge, but this was absurd! I had to reload the first mission 8 times for God's sake!! Anyways the graphics were okay, but the actual gameplay was shot with bugs, from shooting through walls to walking straight to them, and my biggest pet peeve: flipping a car when you nudge the edge of a guard-rail. Anyways, also, in the free roam you don't get the full experience. They take out the cops and replace them with just Morello's boys, so that dumbs down the playing a bit, and the freeplay gets repetitive.

Oh, another game that I regret buying was Heroes of Might and Magic III. Now I know I'm gonna get chewed out by fans for this up and coming rant, but I mean, it doesn't live up to the spectacle people make it out to be. Gameplay: Good, not great. Graphics: Great for the time. However, I have a problem with how dramatically the game changes from campaign to single scenario. In the campaign almost every move you make is detailed with ellaborate descriptions and biographies and such, as well as awesome cutscene animations. Either they made too many scenarios or got lazy, but the single scenarios have none of those above qualities, no ellaborate descriptions or cool cutscenes. Just....just....blah for lack of a better term. That's just me though, as I prefer Heroes V and soon to be VI


I never played the original Mafia, but Mafia II fixes pretty much all of the problems you're stating. Plus it has a far more natural and story-centric progression curve. The only thing still lacking is a large number of things to do besides goofing around in the sandbox. Granted, that is all I ever really wanted to do in Red Dead Redemption, so maybe Mafia II's devs were thinking ahead.

Dec 11 2012, 4:28am Anchor

Might & Magic IX, bought at full price. Good Lord in Heaven, it still hurts to think how bad that game was, especially because I was (and still am) a huge fan of the series.

Edited by: Deanor

Dec 11 2012, 7:07am Anchor
Reqieumthefallen wrote:Which* not witch.

Witches are burned at the stake, but which witch do you burn first?


haha my bad :P

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Dec 13 2012, 2:43am Anchor

A lot of modern games don't need a full price sell. I just wait until i can found them at low price on e-bay or in the game shop.

Dec 13 2012, 4:07pm Anchor

Darksiders I

A really cool concept that is hindered by sometimes near-sluggish rendering (ps3), repetitive gameplay and bland dungeons in a universe that makes just about as much sense as "The Mighty Boosh". Now, I may just dust off the disc to continue my adventure as the apocalyptic rider War, but at this point I see no real reason to. It lacks the spark that normally keeps me driven enough to play through a meaty game.

In short: Darksiders appears trying to be a beat-em up, a roleplaying game and the next Legend of Zelda all at the same time. It gets messy.

Dec 13 2012, 5:14pm Anchor

Call of Juarez: The Cartel

Assumed it was freeplay - sandbox. I found it had a lack of depth and didn't find it that fun.

TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Dec 13 2012, 5:58pm Anchor
Nukensura wrote:Call of Juarez: The Cartel

Assumed it was freeplay - sandbox. I found it had a lack of depth and didn't find it that fun.


And it's also got all of these issues too: Extra-credits.net

Dec 13 2012, 6:02pm Anchor

One of the old PS1 Spec Ops games. I forgot the title (I think it was Ranger Elite?)

Dreadful controls, poor camera, wonky analog support, and more. It had an interesting mechanic wherein dying didn't end the level but incapacitated the soldier who was defeated (if you were playing co-op) and damage takes two missions or more to recover, so there may be a chance that all of your guys are haggard and you just have to suck it up and choose the least beat-up guy to take.

But it was all so generic and ugly (even for a PS1 game) that I actually got kind of depressed playing it. Honestly.

TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Dec 14 2012, 12:28pm Anchor
NoyemiK wrote:One of the old PS1 Spec Ops games. I forgot the title (I think it was Ranger Elite?)

Dreadful controls, poor camera, wonky analog support, and more. It had an interesting mechanic wherein dying didn't end the level but incapacitated the soldier who was defeated (if you were playing co-op) and damage takes two missions or more to recover, so there may be a chance that all of your guys are haggard and you just have to suck it up and choose the least beat-up guy to take.

But it was all so generic and ugly (even for a PS1 game) that I actually got kind of depressed playing it. Honestly.


The latest Spec Ops entry, The Line, fixes pretty much all of those problems. It was made by a different developer, and it has a solid control scheme. It even got a patch a few months back that re-included co-op missions to go along with it's stealth/tactics centric multiplayer and it's solid singleplayer campaign (which has some of the best writing I've seen in the industry).

Feb 2 2013, 11:16am Anchor

FF7, repeatedly years ago, when I could have just downloaded it for "free" present day! I actually tried to play it again lately, but I didn't get to finish it for some reason...

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Feb 8 2013, 11:17pm Anchor

I don't regret buying ANY game! I figure if I was that stupid,I had it coming.But I've been very lucky so far.......

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Feb 8 2013, 11:45pm Anchor

As a child, probably Worms 3D. It had brilliant premise, but imo, came out at the wrong time. From more recent years has to be without doubt Tom Clancy Endwar, got caught up in the hype unfortunately. I tried playing it over and over thinking it was just me that somewhere there was a diamond waiting to be found, but nope..

TKAzA
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Feb 16 2013, 9:02am Anchor

Guild wars 2.

Cons.
Hidden micro transactions, slow leveling, nothing new, game play effects break your concentration, that un immerses you from the world.
Progression quests are given to you at far to lower level meaning you need to grind to fill the xp gap.
PvP Browser doesn't really work, you spawn at top level with basic top level equipment, so unless you have levelled a character to max level you are faced with masses of buttons that you dont know what do.

Pros
Lovely art and levels.
Good game flow with checkpoints and area completion, so you dont need to follow a line of quests.
Almost instant max level pvp, nice touch but id rather have the incentive to level my character to max to then pvp.

Duesx Inv War

Cons
Lack of ammo and selecting the wrong spec and difficulty can cause serious issues completing the game.
Weapons seem soft and not as powerful as you would expect, there guns not pea shooters.
No replay value

Pros
Shiny graphics, interesting perks and interesting puzzles in parts.

Feb 17 2013, 5:21am Anchor

Call Of Duty.

Feb 17 2013, 2:42pm Anchor

Edited by: AaronGlazer

Feb 24 2013, 12:27pm Anchor

War On Terror

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Mar 1 2013, 3:34am Anchor

For tossing money down the drain I think Orcs vs Men is going to rank highest on my list in recent years. Any of the others I've disliked were all part of bundle deals and I was more than happy with the majority of it so won't consider the money a waste.

Mar 3 2013, 4:08pm Anchor

All the games i regret purchasing (for full price at least) were preorders:

Divinity 2 Ego Draconis: The story felt unfinished without the expansion. The dragon form gameplay was purely cosmetic, since it switched enemies to dragon-form ones, so it didn't make you feel any more ore less badass than in human form. a huge finger in the face in my oppinion. Animations were choppy and it took them a year or so to patch them.

Miner Wars 2081: A drm monster with disappointing gameplay and the least intuitive default gamepad controls i ever saw

Eye Divine Cybermancy: Had lots of potential but was a buggy and terribly translated mess.


Krater: I thought the general idea and design was nice. That the preorder gave me access to the beta was a plus. Problem was - and this became obvious very soon - it was actual and alpha which extended way after the official release daate The gameplay was shallow and boring in the end


XCOM: Enemy Unknown - I actually played the demo before preordering and was quite happy when i saw the partially destructtible environements. The final game featured way too little content in my oppionion. not enough research, weapons, buildings etc. i was finished with the game in less than 20 hours and at that point i was like "wtf?? that was it?". furthermore i found it terrible, that the graphical representation of the gamefield was in now way equivalent to the actual hit chances. my soldiers were shooting through walls 95% of the time - or sometimes were actually sticking their weapons into a wall while shooting - a real immersion killer.

kaboro wrote:
Dishonored- Lazy developed game with small arenas cleverly disguised as "free-roaming" levels, lack of graphic diversity, no music score. (was fooled by the Bethesda brand that mostly published A++ titles before)

I actually preorder dishonored the same time i preordered xcom, since i was a fan of the dev studio. Loved and enjoyed it a lot more than xcom ;)

Mar 3 2013, 8:52pm Anchor

I just found one I horribly regret playing, even though it was cheap:
E-T, the video game

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Mar 3 2013, 9:33pm Anchor
Thatmanoverthere wrote:I just found one I horribly regret playing, even though it was cheap:
E-T, the video game

How on earth did you not know that game was poison? Seriously, I wouldn't play it if you gave it to me for -free-.

Mar 3 2013, 9:34pm Anchor

Modern Warfare 3 it was bland, boring, frustrating and not fun. Worst purchase I ever made for sure.

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