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Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby TheLastBlade » 13 Nov 2012 03:04

What's the most disappointing game you've played this year (And if you're wondering, yes, it's THIS year). It doesn't necessarily have to be a bad game... Or maybe it does.

I have none. They were either good or Japanese shi+.
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby Mirr0rR3flection » 13 Nov 2012 03:06

Mario Tennis Open disappointed me.

I never knew how boring it could be to do singles for every character…
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby Shuga » 13 Nov 2012 03:23

Paper Mario Sticker Star... I really didnt like that sticker system they added but its a good game though it disappointed me cause i was expecting more
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby gtt » 13 Nov 2012 08:49

probably nsmb2.
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby nGen » 13 Nov 2012 09:53

Tough call.
Planet Crashers is practically unplayable, but Heroes of Ruin was a massive letdown. Kingdom Hearts DDD had a terrible story and combat, but it was still somewhat enjoyable.

I'm going to say Heroes of Ruin.
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby J0RdAnN » 13 Nov 2012 10:10

NSMB2...So much potential wasted in what felt like a rushed game only truly great moment is the Boohemyth level
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby CM30 » 17 Nov 2012 21:44

Tough one to answer. Probably New Super Mario Bros 2 as far as Nintendo made games go, although from what I hear Paper Mario Sticker Star might be up there as well.

For third party games I have no clue, although the Epic Mickey reactions haven't exactly been great.
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby TheLastBlade » 17 Nov 2012 22:00

On the subject of Paper Mario: Sticker Star, I never considered it disappointing. I was hoping it was better than Super Paper Mario. It was, but only slightly.

The game ended up nowhere by the end... Thought it would pick up after world 1, but apparently it didn't. Makes the story, characters, gameplay, and game design suffer.

Oh yeah... I just remembered Metal Gear Solid 3D....
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby CrispyGoomba » 17 Nov 2012 22:13

+1 for Mario Tennis Open.

It saddens me to say that, though :cry:
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby Ragnarokstorymaker » 17 Nov 2012 22:31

Most disappointing? I'm gonna have to say Heroes of Ruin. Now, while I've never even played the game, I'veheard nothing but disappointment from people who have, and reviewers alike.
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby RedFire Mario » 17 Nov 2012 23:05

The most disappointing game for me this year got to be The Darkness II. While the gameplay had its moments at times, it was quite repetitive and the story was weak. Also, worst cliffhanger ending ever.
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby Zanreo » 16 Dec 2012 11:48

NSMB2. I still liked it, but it wasn't as great as the other NBMB games, and the whole coin-collecting-thing just got tiring after you had finished the games, as you most likely weren't even halfways finished with what you had got that far.
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby nGen » 16 Dec 2012 13:01

Zanreo wrote:NSMB2. I still liked it, but it wasn't as great as the other NBMB games, and the whole coin-collecting-thing just got tiring after you had finished the games, as you most likely weren't even halfways finished with what you had got that far.


I just wrapped up NSMB2. While I would say it's the most morally bankrupt Mario game ever (no new power-ups, too-much reliance on nostalgia) I think the challenge of the game saves it IMO. Collecting the coins really forces you to play the game unlike past Mario games. Sure, it was ridiculous when I finished the game with 247 lives, but remembering the tricky moves I had to do to get those lives made it awesome.

Now if only the boss battles could be as difficult as much of the platforming...
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby PaperLink64 » 16 Dec 2012 14:18

Pandora's Tower, because it never came out in the US. :(
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby Reynard » 16 Dec 2012 14:29

I would say NSMB2, but I wasn't really excited for it in the first place.

No for me the biggest disappointment was the excremental "Doom 3 BFG Edition". I like the original Doom 3, a lot, but this version not only didn't run on my PC, but when I finally tried it I found an XBox port with atmosphere killing changes and omissions to lighting and the flashlight, missing decals, blurrier textures, no mod support, no config options, censored Doom 1 & 2 levels all wrapped up in mandatory steam activation. No surprises a port this messy would come from Bethesda.
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby MoldyClay » 16 Dec 2012 17:03

Let me think about what I played from 2012, before I determine that...

2012 games I own:
- Alan Wake's American Nightmare (XBLA)
- PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond (Wii)
- Silent Hill Downpour (X360)
- Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
- FEZ (XBLA)
- Sonic 4 Episode 2 (XBLA)
- The Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb (Steam)
- Nintendo Selects: NPC! Pikmin 2 (Wii)
- The Last Story (Wii)
- Joe Danger 2: The Movie (XBLA)
- Kirby's Dream Collection (Wii)
- Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Wii)
- The Basement Collection (Steam)
- Katawa Shoujo (PC/Mac)
- The DENPA Men (3DS)
- Pokemon Dream Radar (3DS)
- Pokemon Black Version 2 (DS)
- WARP (XBLA)
- Happy Wars (XBLA)

Now that we got that out of the way, and ignoring that I have played tons of demos of games I don't own, so I won't count them, I can happily say that none of these downright disappointed me.

Happy Wars and Dream Radar were things I had no or low expectations of, so they didn't go below my expectations. Happy Wars exceeded my expectations, but since the servers are abysmal, I can barely even play it. When I do, it's awesome and a lot of fun. Dream Radar honestly would have been more fun if I could see the Pokemon and if there was more to it. There's just nothing to DO after you get the legendaries, which makes it lame.

Sonic 4 Episode 2 I got for half price, and at half price, it was a great game. Way better than Episode 1. I liked it a lot.

The Last Story I still haven't played because I haven't finished Xenoblade because it got put on hold for a bit.

The rest all met or exceeded my expectations. Epic Mickey 2 did fall short of my expectations, however.

So I'd have to say "Epic Mickey 2" was the most disappointing of the bunch, but considering I still like the game, as frustrating as it is as a game, so whatever. Dream Radar is the true disappointment, but since I already expected it to be no good, it didn't really fall below my expectations.

I also snuck peeks at what I may be getting for Christmas, and this includes BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend, Resident Evil Revelations and Resident Evil 6. All 2012 releases. In addition, I will be getting Deadlight and The Walking Dead game during XBLA sales in a week or so.

Aside from BBCSE, which I haven't played (but I LOVED the original and completed all the achievements), I liked all the demos for each of those games. YEAH, EVEN RE6. So I am pretty confident I will have enjoyed everything I got this year in some form.

EDIT: But to be perfectly honest, the worst/most disappointing game of the year is AMY. If you haven't played the demo, go do so.
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby mariomaniac45213 » 16 Dec 2012 17:21

The only three games I got that were released this year were RE6, BO2, and the Sonic Adventure 2 re-release. I guess I would go with SA2 it's not as good as I remembered but it's still fun.

EDIT: Also I played the demo of RE6 and didn't like it but then my big bro bought me the full game and it was pretty fun..but it disappointed me a little because it's fairly short (not as short as RE5 but not as long as RE4). Once you complete the game not really much else to do if you don't have wi-fi. It was also disapponting to play certain parts of the game more than once due to the characters stories overlapping.
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby MoldyClay » 18 Dec 2012 17:40

mariomaniac45213 wrote:The only three games I got that were released this year were RE6, BO2, and the Sonic Adventure 2 re-release. I guess I would go with SA2 it's not as good as I remembered but it's still fun.

EDIT: Also I played the demo of RE6 and didn't like it but then my big bro bought me the full game and it was pretty fun..but it disappointed me a little because it's fairly short (not as short as RE5 but not as long as RE4). Once you complete the game not really much else to do if you don't have wi-fi. It was also disapponting to play certain parts of the game more than once due to the characters stories overlapping.


What do you mean not as long as RE4?

RE4 is 20 hours long at most the first time (but I remember doing it in like 10 hours on repeat playthroughs). RE5 I forget the first time, but it can be finished obviously less than RE4 .

I find it hard to believe that all 4 campaigns together took less than RE4 to beat on a first time run.

Have you played RE6 with the updated camera option? I don't have the game yet and I am excited because the camera angle was the biggest gripe I had with the demo.
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby Ngamer01 » 18 Dec 2012 18:13

I have three disappointments:
1) NSMB 2. It just doesn't hold water against NSMB U.
2) NoA ignoring Pandora's Tower for a US release.
3) 007 Legends. I had hopes of enjoying a new Bond game and Activision ruined everything forcing Eurocom to rush the game out which caused the developer's demise.
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby mariomaniac45213 » 19 Dec 2012 13:20

MoldyClay wrote:
mariomaniac45213 wrote:The only three games I got that were released this year were RE6, BO2, and the Sonic Adventure 2 re-release. I guess I would go with SA2 it's not as good as I remembered but it's still fun.

EDIT: Also I played the demo of RE6 and didn't like it but then my big bro bought me the full game and it was pretty fun..but it disappointed me a little because it's fairly short (not as short as RE5 but not as long as RE4). Once you complete the game not really much else to do if you don't have wi-fi. It was also disapponting to play certain parts of the game more than once due to the characters stories overlapping.


What do you mean not as long as RE4?

RE4 is 20 hours long at most the first time (but I remember doing it in like 10 hours on repeat playthroughs). RE5 I forget the first time, but it can be finished obviously less than RE4 .

I find it hard to believe that all 4 campaigns together took less than RE4 to beat on a first time run.

Have you played RE6 with the updated camera option? I don't have the game yet and I am excited because the camera angle was the biggest gripe I had with the demo.


It took me 19 hours to complete all 4 campaigns on amateur. No I didn't have wi-fi at the time so I didn't get to try the camera thing. I didn't get to download it from XBL. As for Resident Evil 4 it took me 22 hours to complete and that was just Leon's story. It took and extra 4 hours for the two extra Ada things.
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby MoldyClay » 19 Dec 2012 19:48

mariomaniac45213 wrote:It took me 19 hours to complete all 4 campaigns on amateur. No I didn't have wi-fi at the time so I didn't get to try the camera thing. I didn't get to download it from XBL. As for Resident Evil 4 it took me 22 hours to complete and that was just Leon's story. It took and extra 4 hours for the two extra Ada things.


Oh wow. But I suppose Amateur explains that. So much for "omg 30 hours for the 3 campaigns" according to Capcom.

But yeah, same for me on RE4+Ada.

I usually play RE on Normal, so I wonder if it'll take longer. Though, RE6 also has those abilities and stuff, which must make it easier to plow through.
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby Turner4590 » 19 Dec 2012 20:10

Paper Mario Sticker Star. Years of hype and that's what we get.

Here's hoping Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon doesn't have the same outcome.
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby MegaShock100 » 19 Dec 2012 20:19

Sticker Star. What an awful game. To me it's the Mario equivalent of Other M, and I've already mentally retconned its story.
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby nGen » 19 Dec 2012 22:21

MegaShock100 wrote:Sticker Star. What an awful game. To me it's the Mario equivalent of Other M, and I've already mentally retconned its story.

Turner4590 wrote:Paper Mario Sticker Star. Years of hype and that's what we get.

Here's hoping Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon doesn't have the same outcome.



Maybe it's because I didn't play the first two Paper Marios, but I throughly enjoyed Sticker Star. Not as an RPG (because it's an awful RPG) but as an adventure game. It was a really good adventure game.
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Re: Most disappointing game of 2012

Postby KingBroly » 19 Dec 2012 22:46

The Last Story
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