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Postby Material Defender » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:00 am

I have to personally admit that I only regret buying Generals because the reasons I bought it for. It wasn't what i wanted. It wasn't what I expected. It turned out okay, but it's still regrets buying it when I did.
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Postby nobody » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:15 am

Yeah CnC is an awesome series and you expect each title to stand to some standarts and continue something from it's older games, but generals was really out of place
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Postby Relick » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:59 am

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Not the one based on the movie, though. This one was based on the book, and becomes near impossible at the beginning of the game. You start off as Frodo in the Shire, getting ready to leave for Rivendell and whatnot, doing various oddjobs and favors for the Shirefolk. Pretty fun, really, and you can take your time on this and choose what quests you want to do and which ones you don't feel like doing without hindering your storyline play.

Fine. Great. Wonderful.

Then you get to when the Ringwraiths are after the ring the first time. Frodo has to escape the Shire, and to do that, you must first get to Farmer Maggot's farm on the other side of the Shire, while sneaking past the mounted Ringwraiths.

Here's where things get horribly, horribly frustrating. You run, the Ringwraiths get you. Game over. You stand still while hiding behind a rock to find an opening, the Ringwraiths get you. Game over. You take a single step, the Ringwraiths get you. Game over.

The worst part of it is, there's no map for the player's convienence, so you have to actually memorize your escape route, but its daytime during the part of the game that you have time to memorize, and its night when the Ringwraiths are chasing you. Everything looks completely different.

So yeah, huuuuuge disappointment for a game I thought was going to be awesome.
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Postby nobody » Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:18 am

Yeah, I actually never passed that part, I died so many times I gave up and deleted the game.
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Postby Wazit » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:24 am

Nanobreakers. Don't know if you guys know that game
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Re: Games we regret buying

Postby Kris » Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:18 pm

Dorian wrote:
And maybe most importantly, the story made absolutely no attempt to be interesting in the first.. five hours? I understand giving some games time to settle or really get into a story, but they could have made some attempt to make something interesting from the start.


I really liked the battle system for FFXII personally, but I still like the Sphere Grid system from FFX and the materia system from VII. Those are probably my favorite "level up" systems.

However, I get what you're saying about a slow start to the story. Many games seem to have this problem, though, and Square has been doing it repeatedly for a while. It takes a good couple of hours to get through the opening of Kingdom Hearts 2, where you finally actually see the game logo, and finally get to play with the main characters. Before that you're just sort of running around doing mini games, with an occasional battle here or there.

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teran4ever wrote:But sometimes you expect a lot of a game, and when you buy it, you really regret the fact that you payed for such thing. That's the purpose of the thread. Also, the rented games count, and stuff like that.


Haha, if we're going with rented games too....

I played one called Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone. It's one of the worst games I have ever played.

And though I myself didn't play it, I did watch a 6-7 year old frustratingly trudge through a small part of it; that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory game was a complete travesty.
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Re: Games we regret buying

Postby Kaj » Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:05 pm

teran4ever wrote:Hmmm, a game I did regret to buy was "Pokemon Crystal Version". Although the game was good, it was almost exactly as Pokémon Gold & Silver, so I didn't enjoyed playing it.


That's why I waited to buy Emerald version instead of Ruby and Saphire.
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Postby BanditFalcon » Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:02 pm

Sonic the Hedgehog got a 1 out of 5.

Why? cause the controls are hard!!!
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Postby Jingle Males » Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:08 pm

Yes, we all know that Sonic for the 360 sucks Elephant ass.
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Postby BanditFalcon » Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:19 pm

If I would play a great game, I would get Halo, Splinter Cell, Elder Scrolls, or the Resident Evil games.
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Postby Vegedus » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:14 am

Oh, shit, where do I start? Oh, right.

Unlimited Saga (PS2)

It was the first time I saw the name "Square-Enix". I was intrigued. It was obvious it was still kinda Squaresoft, as it included a trailer for FF X-2. You can't go wrong with squaresoft, right? Apparently, you can. To put it simple, I enjoyed said trailer more than the game, hell, probably used more time on the trailer than the game.

Harvest Moon (PS2)

Not because I dislike Harvest Moon. I really liked the GBA one, but this one was just... Buggy. I think it's a port of the Gamecube one, and it just seems to run... Slowly. It didn't take many hours before I had given up on squeezing any fun out of it.

There's more, but these are the worst offenders.
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Postby Wazit » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:17 am

Oh yeah, here's another one. Dr Suess's Cat in the Hat. I watched others play it, not me myself lol
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Postby Lono » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:12 am

Any Harry Potter game I was unfortunate enough to get for Christmas. Nuff said
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Re: Games we regret buying

Postby McDurg » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:15 am

Dunno why but I didnt like Halo 2. :unsure: Sold it for more than I got it for.
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Postby Dave » Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:08 pm

I hate the Halo games to McDurg. It's not that out of the ordinary.
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Postby Vegedus » Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:45 pm

I don't hate them, but there's a whole slew of FPS games I prefer over the Halos.
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Re: Games we regret buying

Postby Tsvong Lah » Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:48 pm

That 99 dragons game
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so.... horrible!
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Postby BanditFalcon » Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:15 pm

Wanna see Horrible games?

Here they are:
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=nGQKNzPDTio& ... ed&search=

Even NES games got horrible in the past.
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Postby McDurg » Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:38 pm

Dave wrote:I hate the Halo games to McDurg. It's not that out of the ordinary.


I think it seemed a bit, I duuno. CHeapish. So many times a story in space with super humans vs aliens who explode stuff has happened. I DID however like Gears of War.
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Postby Yoshi » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:10 pm

Can we list bad games we regret being given? 'Cause then I have tonnes.
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Re: Games we regret buying

Postby Teran » Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:22 pm

Sure, why not? Any game you regret having is accepted on this thread.
Disclaimer: If you don't agree with my opinion, I'm not a comic reviewer or a writer, I'm just an asshole. There, I just saved myself two months of psychological torment.

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Postby BanditFalcon » Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:36 pm

I regret buying N64 games that require the Controller Pak because My controller pack breaks all the time. It happened when I was playing Castlevania. And I just unlocked Carrie's Story mode!
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Postby Acktoo » Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:37 pm

Shadow the Hedgehog.

I think further explanation is unnecessary.
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Postby Boymonkey130 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:06 pm

fusion frenzy 2. D:>

But I didn't actually do the buying, so It's alright. (I guess...)
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Re: Games we regret buying

Postby Sentios » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:08 am

This'll be a long list if my memory works right...

Animal Crossing
Hey You Pikachu! "Ball." 'You just insulted my mother you piece of shit!' "o_O"
FFX:2 Story was lacking and the completion points seem quite fickle. I mean even with a freakin step by step guide I couldn't complete the friggen thing, it's like if you put on your left shoe before your right your completely fuckin fucked until the next playthrough or something. >_>

Every Anime based game I've played exception Gundam: Fed vs Zeon... and even that is just barely playable.

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