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  • RebornKusabi - August 30, 2012 6:03 p.m.

    My answer should be a bit weird but it's one I have a feeling won't be a oft-repeated one, since it's fucking easy to say "lol ME3 halo cod"... whatever, anyways, mine is Deus Ex: Invisible War. I played Deus Ex: The Conspiracy, an awful in hindsight port since I only recently played the orgasmic PC version, but even with that ports imperfections and flaws, I still loved that game to death and would sit through it's five minute long, early PS2 load screens just to keep playing. So I was extremely excited for Deus Ex Invisible War and... I hated it. It was not the neo-noir techno-conspiracy "insert Tom Clancy back of the cover blurb here" game that the original Deus Ex was but a study into trans-humanism, voluntary human evolution and experimentation and abstract philosophy that a goddamn 16 year old wouldn't understand. Mix that with SUPER-streamlined gameplay (all guns share the same ammo pool, no skill set and reduced character customization), clear console-preference (smaller areas, less exploration and more combat) and the experience is something that is kind of depressing to think about. Tie that all up with the slogan on the cover being "The Future War on Terror" and it's almost enough to make you want to vomit blood in anger. I loved Human Revolution (it did everything Invisible War tried to do while keeping the tone and gameplay of the original Deus Ex in check) and I have put an insane amount of hours into Deus Ex 1 (playing mods and shit) so I love the series still. But that second game man...
  • Kinara - August 30, 2012 9:02 p.m.

    Invisible War? There was only Deus Ex and Human Revolution! Only two games! Yeah... Invisible War never happened!!
  • classichomer - August 30, 2012 5:12 p.m.

    The game I was most looking forward to that turned out to be a pile of crap was Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku. I hadn't played any DBZ before this and was excited for what looked like a top down almost Zelda like game set in the DB universe. What I got was an awful game with broken mechanics and useless moves. The only attack that was worth anything was the standard Ki attack, and while charging the Kamehameha fully was cool because you got to hear Goku say it the move just sucked! It's short range meant to use it you practically had to play as though this were a stealth game rather than a beat'em where you play as the strongest man in the world. Melee was broken to the point that if you tried to fight anything with your fists you would always die, even to a single dog. To make things worse the game starts off with you grinding on squirrels, Goku the Squirrel Exterminator. Such a let down, at least the sequel would be decent.
  • MasterofHubes - August 30, 2012 4:31 p.m.

    I was let down by a Kinect game no less but it was supposed to be an incredible visual and audio tour of the senses and was supposedly pretty much an acid trip throughout. So I rush out to pick up my copy of Child of Eden only to be greeted by a game that never felt like shooting when I wanted or turning camera in the direction I wanted if it all. And when it did I work I eventually die before I beat the level at least once which meant starting over the level since there are no checkpoints. The levels are 1-30 fucking minutes long I mean come on. What kind of game in 2010 doesn't have fucking checkpoints a shitty Kinect game that let me down is what game that doesn't have checkpoints in the 2010.
  • MasterofHubes - August 30, 2012 5:16 p.m.

    I meant 10 to 30 minutes not 1 to 30 minutes that would have just been inconsistent but not as bad.
  • Stabby_Joe - August 30, 2012 5:32 a.m.

    Ah, great to see the new format is working well. Keep up the good work guys. QOTW: Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (and the whole PS2 era series). I had been waiting for a next gen MK since the pile that was MK4. However instead of realizing what was wrong with that game, they ran with the bland 3D element, completely changing the mechanics and style, along with some downright dumb looking character redesigns and throwaway generic fighters (for example Kobra was just Ken and Hsu Hao was the missing member of the Village People). I had to wait an entire generation again to finally get a proper new MK.
  • blue-heelerky - August 30, 2012 5:25 a.m.

    For me the terrible game was Aion. I even bought the collector's edition... Loved the beta and was excited to get to fly later in levels. Turns out the flight kinda blows and is just a gimmick. Anyone want my CE box? Bueler...Bueler... (btw, I already own the GW2 CE, so give the swag to someone else.)
  • SpadesSlick - August 30, 2012 4:09 a.m.

    Come to think about it, Empire Earth 2. That game fucking SUCKED. Completely horrid and I was looking forward to it after the great original game. Talk about a waste of potential.
  • Tranquilbez34 - August 30, 2012 3:39 a.m.

    Duke Nukem Forever, worse off it was the Balls of Steel edition. The Amount of money I wasted on that pile of shit of a game embarrasses me to this Fucking day! it's probably the dumbest game purchase I have ever done! In the words of Brett Elston "Fuck that Game and it's Stupid Face" This better be read on the podcast!
  • SpadesSlick - August 30, 2012 3:18 a.m.

    Resident Evil 5 just couldn't hold my interest at all. It seemed like a game that should of been released in 05. Not to mention the whole punching boulders thing and the over use of quick time events.
  • Waddly Hobbins - August 29, 2012 10:05 p.m.

    My biggest disappointment of a game was Star Wars: Rebel Strike. After Rogue Squadron, I was pumped for the sequel. However, they filled the game with on-foot missions that were horrible. It wasn't even that they shoved lots of ground missions into a spaceship franchise...it was that they were just plain horribly designed, movement was wonky and aiming was abysmal.
  • Yokosuka046 - August 29, 2012 10 p.m.

    Oh Jesus does Tom sound like Mike Grimm.
  • Bladex206 - August 29, 2012 9:21 p.m.

    Brink. It had everything I wanted. It had the class based shooting that Team Fortress has (but on a console), it had the artstyle I adore, and the innovation I could glob onto and really dig deep into the mechanics. Too bad they could not get that pesky netcode worked out.
  • zombi3grim - August 29, 2012 9:15 p.m.

    Im going to say The Witcher 2 for consoles. Im mainly a console gamer, althought I do play Sims 3 and Diablo 3 and soon to be guild wars 2 on PC. But if a game is coming to consoles, Ill wait to get that version. I heard SO many good things about The Witcher 2. So I get it, put it in, and Im like..."WTF is even going on..." The story is BEYOND complicated to the point where I dont even give a fuck what king is doing who to some weird great hunt ghost deer, whatever the fuck was going on. The inventory was TERRIBLE. You couldnt hardly tell where the hell you were going half the time. The combat was a bore. You were supposed to use poisons and potions to buff yourself before battle, but it never told you when a big battle was about to happen, it just dropped you in it. I got through all the way to second half, and while it DID have moments that I liked, I just did NOT see what the hell was so great about this game....then I found out the story was based off some polish author and that about explained it.
  • PlainLikeVanilla - August 29, 2012 7:49 p.m.

    Gotta be Catherine. Was so excited when I got my copy and I wanted to like it so bad.
  • ironfist724 - August 29, 2012 7:30 p.m.

    Ok, I got to be honest with you...I was one of those 12 year old that haunted your games of Halo 3. Although the halo series is looked at as a joke now, to my circle of friends halo 3 was a big thing. We would sit around the lunch table bragging about that time with the flag or when we got that one killing spree. My favorite part of the game was the glitches, where I would take friends and get out of the map and spend hours touring this unknown realm. Then came ODST...I would not to prefer to call this playable, let alone a game. The night before a group of us were in a party, one of which was from England and made was playing the game. He made it out to be the second coming. It would be later that year we would be in a party again and he was going crazy over transformers 2....I removed him from my friends list that time. It actually took multiple times to finish a game, we would try and play in co-op, when we went back to play again, the file was corrupt. You dont wanna know how many attempts it took to get that achievement to collect a story from all the terminals. We were bored OUT OF OUR MINDS wandering around that bland ass city. Trying to reach that god damn marker to get to some sort of action scene but looking back I REMEMBER NOTHING. Oh i have played worse..but I put this game on a pedestal with a foundation made of the good times i had in halo 3. I think i played...jesus i cant even remember what they called horde mode....like 4 times. To properly manifest my feeling toward this game, it would be best to record every rant that the angry video game has ever said, speed it up till the whole thing is 1 second long and sounds like a loud screech, put two horse sized sand paper covered dildos in my ear that work like headphones, turn to max volume and put it on a loop. I would rather do that then ever play that game again.
  • zombi3grim - August 29, 2012 9:08 p.m.

    I know a good game for your. Its called "Kill kill kill, blam blam! EXXXPLOOOOSSIIOOOOONN!!!! i HAVES to runs arounz an shootz things NOOAAAWWWWWWWWW!!!!"
  • ironfist724 - August 31, 2012 3:33 p.m.

    Although i have matured as a gamer and don't play much shooters anymore except for the occasional game of couterstrike GO, i look upon halo ODST in the worst regard. I was like 14 at the time (and am now 19) it came out and I was hoping it would rekindle old flames. My friends and I walking through the glitched oblivion that lied beyond the map. In honestly that was the beginning of my declining in interest in shooters in general. I bought a call of duty or two after that just because it was in at the time and relished in nazi zombies, but since that game i was never able to play halo again.
  • santaclouse37 - August 29, 2012 7:16 p.m.

    Smart Bomb for the PSP, and The Hobbit and Oni, both for the Playstation 2. The Hobbit because it came out right after I finished the book as required summer reading. I had completely fallen in love with the novel and was so stoked a game was coming out, I didn't look up any reviews or coverage before going out and buying it. It played like shit, and when I was still stuck in the mountains where Bilbo gets the ring from Gollum, I got to a stealth room where I couldn't find a key I was supposed to be looking for. After methodically killing the guards, I couldn't progress any further. To this day, I'm still stuck there on the game save I transferred to my fat PS3. Oni, because it promised an exciting mix of hand-to-hand combat and gunplay, was by Bungie (I didn't hear about it until after Halo became big). After finding a cheap used copy at Gamestop, I found I just couldn't get used to the weird hybrid FPS/brawler controls, and gave up before the end of the 2nd level. Finally (and least notably), Smart Bomb was a PSP launch game where you had to solve series of puzzles to defuse time bombs. I was desperate for games to show off the system, and while fun at first, there were never any new puzzle types added after the first level, instead, things just became more complicated with less time, quickly becoming virtually impossible to beat, even if you had the solutions memorized. I never got past the third level. I pretty much learned my lesson by this generation: Always check the metacritic.

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