Posted 10:18am on Sat 26 October 2013
As this generation will soon be dead, I thought it would be interesting to see what game most let you down, instead of your favourite.
For me it was Bioshock. It was disappointing in that it was average but not great. It looked and looks fantastic, the setting was so unique it's magical. The story was intriguing, but basically it was an average shooter. I found myself bored and not wanting to finish it.
Posted 11:25am on Sat 26 October 2013
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I loved BioShock 1 wow. For me probably biggest disappointment was not seeing The Lat Guardian this Gen. It just blew everyone's mind at reveal. I'm sure we will see it but it's kind of like Alan Wake that its took too long to get here. I'm sure when it gets a new release for PS4 it will be worth the wait though as was Alan Wake. I fear the same delays with the amazing looking quantum break.
Posted 11:43am on Sat 26 October 2013
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I didn't play it, but the new SimCity because it had so many problems that it made me completely uninterested in playing it. SimCity was one of the first PC games I ever played and even though I was crap at it as a kid, I still loved trying to make cities, then letting Godzilla come along and wreck them.
So much of the new SimCity looked great, the resources you could get like oil, coal etc. The information graphs and visuals, the cities themselves looked really nice. But the limited size of the cities, the game breaking bugs and everything else about it put me right off.
It was a game I was really excited about but did the smart thing and waited until after release to see how it would play out. Still don't own it.
Posted 2:54pm on Sat 26 October 2013
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I'd guess it was Assassin's Creed getting milked to death. It's one of the most unique IPs this generation in terms of storyline and gameplay, and Ubisoft have definitely nailed the 'grab a new vantage point/base and open up a whole new wealth of activities to get on with' genre across their portfolio (Assassin's Creed has it, Far Cry has it, even Watchdogs will have it), but for me it's getting old.
Second place goes to Dead Space getting sequelised. That was one of the greatest one-offs and should have remained so, a bit like Red Dead Redemption, though I have no doubt we'll be seeing a reappearance of the Western shooter genre next gen.
Third place goes to the plague that is DLC whether it be added on later, day one, pre-order exclusive or a bit of armour for your horsey. It's like a cancer that killed off proper expansions which only came out when games were good enough to deserve them, and now it's a revenue channel virus that affects 99% of all known games. Though I have a feeling that the DLC cancer is just a precursor to the new bacteria known as Microtransactions which have started to make a more virulent appearance towards the end of this generation.
Posted 5:08pm on Sat 26 October 2013
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Your view on AC is one I share wholehearted!
I laughed at your point 3 as it is the way things are going.
Posted 4:52pm on Sun 27 October 2013
It is the way things are going. It's still bloody annoying and generally cheap, especially when you consider video games have over-taken films and music in profitability. Annoying in that a generation or two kids won't know about buying a game just the once.
Posted 5:13pm on Sun 27 October 2013
Posted 5:29pm on Sun 27 October 2013
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1. Controls being changed in AC revolution onwards. The controls were so much nicer in the first few AC games.
2. Games for Windows LIVE - What a horrible interface not only is it horrible to use, it even broke games entirely on pc. A good example is DR2, it is next to impossible to connect to people you actually want to and even if you do manage to get in good luck staying there as you will get booted every 2 seconds. Can't wait for them to pull the plug on it next year. Another good example is RE5.
3. DLC - see FM post.
4. Curiosity (cube clicking game) - The experiement itself was good but what it led to was something not even worth discussing. The prize was nice to be in a game but what good is that if no one plays the game?
5. Bioshock 2 - I don't even want to remember.
Posted 9:42am on Mon 28 October 2013
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Man, Bioshock? One of my faves this gen.
I've tried to stay informed as far as previews and reviews go, and rarely buy games day one unless they're what I class as unmissable, so I've not had too many disappointments this gen...... I've usually had my eyes open on what I'm buying and why. Transformers The Movie back in 2008 was an absolute sh*tshow for example, but I knew it would be, so can't really count that.
Got a feeling that if I buy it, Arkham Origins could be a massive disappointment. Which scares me.
Bioshock Infinite was disappointing on a lot of levels, but I still enjoyed the story a lot, so trifling really.
And as above AC has to get a mention too - I only played as far as Brotherhood, but I LOVED the first three games, and find it really sad that I can't be arsed to play Revelations (despite owning it), will never touch ACIII with a bargepole, and seemingly had too much faith in how good Black Flag might be too, judging by what I've seen.
Posted 10:22am on Mon 28 October 2013