What games do you regret buying?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by koimayeul, May 17, 2012.

  1. koimayeul

    koimayeul GBAtemp Maniac

    Dec 2, 2009
    Hey tempers, just a scan check on that topic as i just had a terrible experience with one of my purchases. For me i have only two from the top of my head :

    - For my Wii i bought Indiana Jones and the Scepter of Kings, but i could never, ever get past the second level right after the tutorial.. That plane kept crashing on any mountain or ground as the remote is so badly sensible, it was just impossible for me to control it at all. No options for a classic controller anywhere.. Only Fate of Atlantis bonus add makes it worth but i got it from Steam to Scummvm anyway. Lucky me it was a 10€ second hand purchase, sold it quick for a bit less than half.. Good riddance!!

    - The one responsible for this topic, Sherlock Holmes the Mystery of the Mummy.. I've bought the Sherlock games bundle from Steam Christmas sales and i try every now and then ever since to install and play this one but it is just too. fucking. horrible. The panoramic view and crazy mouse sensivity makes me motion sick. The graphics are blury as fog with filters, blocky as lego with none. Either makes my eyes bleed. The gameplay is filled with a hundred of puzzles to the brim with no obvious link in between. Only the music is somewhat alright. I wish i could remove this thing from my library definitely. It is depressing me just to think about starting this one, it is THAT bad.

    Your turn people, please give reasons and feel good to spit out the frustration on your money losses, AVGN style! ;)
  2. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Company of Heroes 1 on sale, didn't hook me on the first occasion and never played it afterwards.
    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory on sale, didn't hook me on the first occasion and never played it afterwards.
    Heroes of Might and Magic V, big disappointment. I can't stand playing SRPG's on a PC or on TV, should be on handhelds IMHO.
  3. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    Batman: Arkham City. I just thought the game was absolute bollocks. I just couldn't enjoy it. And Xenoblade Chronicles, I pre-ordered it and was expecting great things. However really hasn't lived up to what I was hoping. It isn't a bad game but I do regret buying it.
  4. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    C&C tiberian sun.
    It was just...bad. And not just "I can't believe I waited ever since finishing C&C" bad. It was so flat out retarded I pawned the game for less than half the buying price only a week after the purchase.

    Bulletstorm as well. I'm glad I got it much later than the release date, as this would no way be worth the full money for me. Or even the 10 bucks I payed for it. I remember buying a 5 euro sudoku-game at that same time, and that was more fun to me than bulletstorm.

    And I probably shouldn't mention it, but "diablo 3" came to mind. I had a rotten day at the office but held on to the fact I'd be playing the game that very evening (it was release day). Except that everyone and their mum were trying to log on to the servers so I couldn't even play it. Or even play offline.
  5. Hielkenator

    Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

    Feb 7, 2010
    Metroid other M - BIG let down after Prime Trilogy
    Loz skyward sword - Not enough action moments, story is somewhat off, i'd like to call this
    akward sword far to easy , after finishing there´s not much left to do.
  6. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    [old man mode]
    I am sure most of us as kids played whatever we had regardless of how terrible it was.

    I never seem to have lost that ability and as most games I play tend to be second hand or otherwise do not have to stump up cash I can not otherwise afford to lose for I do not even have that angle.
    [/old man mode]

    I regret watching a handful of films and a hell of a lot of anime and TV shows primarily as I had "bad" games to play instead but games I am struggling to get to.
  7. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Psycho!

    Oct 10, 2009
    United States
    Sakura Samurai. the game is just boring. I think I've played it maybe once or twice, but never again.
  8. xist


    Jul 14, 2008
    I've sold on everything i've bought that i thought was awful...but that list includes Devil May Cry 2, Xenosaga 1 and 2 and Magna Carta Tears of Blood.
  9. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 26, 2011
    United Kingdom
    A lot of games..
    -Heavenly Sword

    Just a few from my head. FF13 was just awful.. I dont know how far I got at that game. Had it at launch I think :/
  10. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

    Sep 9, 2006
    Crysis 1
    The campaign was good, but did not provide any replay value whatsoever. It was a pretty good program to benchmark my then newly upgraded computer though.

    Company of Heroes
    Too much micromanagement for my taste. It never really got me hooked. Good thing I bought it on a Steam sale.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops
    I preferred Modern Warfare 2 and should have stuck with that.

    Battlefield 3
    Now don't get me wrong, the game was good all round. The only problem was and still is Origin.
  11. Depravo


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    Oct 13, 2008
    Freak Out on the PS2. People who sing the praises of Treasure have obviously never played this game. I think I paid £5 for it and that was probably around £6 too much.
  12. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 26, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Didnt understand all the hype about Left 4 Dead either lol.
  13. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    - Left 4 Dead: turns out it wasn't my type of game at all (killing hundreds of zombies every 2 min... then starting all over again because you got killed... yeah no thanks)
    - Deus Ex HR: it seemed like a good game, but for some reason the beginning of the game didnt' interest me at all, so I kinda dropped it.
    those are the only two games that I remember buying and then not playing because I was disappointed.
    there might be more...
  14. JN_big3

    JN_big3 GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 1, 2011
    WWE All-Stars: it was way easy even if the difficulty is superstar (max). Also I finished it for 3 hours. Waste of money and time
  15. kthnxshwn

    kthnxshwn Banned

    May 2, 2010
    United States
    Kid Icarus Uprising. I don't know how anyone over 14 could enjoy this game.
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  16. AkiroWolfman

    AkiroWolfman GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    United States
    I loved Left 4 Dead I thought it was good anyway back to the topic.

    Modern Warfare 3: I felt like it was too similar in way too many ways to Modern Warfare 2 to be any good and I traded it in for Skyrim :D.

    Another little bug for me was the later Spyro games (Between the Original and a New Beginning ones) were a bit of a let down Spyro was one set of games that went down hill after the first ones. Until the legend of Spyro saved it.
  17. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Dead Rising. I only paid like $10 for it but it was a shit game. I played Dead Rising 2 later and it was so much better but the first one is absolute crap.

    F-Zero GX. Just felt really boring. Generally I don't like racing games unless they're like ridiculous ones (like kart racers, Burnout, or Motorstorm) and this game just felt really bleh.

    No More Heroes 2. I mean it was one of the few games I pre-ordered (like in the past five years, I've only preordered that and Mass Effect 3) and it really disappointed me. I loved the first game and the second game had so much promise, but just failed to deliver. Story tried being too serious for its own good and it didn't mix with the wackiness of the original, the number of bosses was a serious rip off (I mean you start at rank 51 and you only get like what, 12 bosses? Seriously?), the extra characters stuff was completely overplayed (you had like two levels with Shinobu and one level with Henry) and overall it just ditched instead of fixed the flaws of the first game, generally something I don't enjoy in sequels.

    Can't think of much else honestly. Even games I don't enjoy much now I still feel I got my money's worth out of.
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  18. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

    May 6, 2008
    United States
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Star Fox Command is probably my most regretted purchase. Bought it with Christmas money, played it once for like 5 minutes, realized how terrible it was, and returned it to WalMart.
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  19. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    Twilight Princess. For reasons beyond my capability to be arsed, I never got to play more than an hour of it. I regret the $80 I gave for it.
  20. Hielkenator

    Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

    Feb 7, 2010
    Ahhh the notorios tears collecting....
    After that, the game gets Idiotically good.
    Just that first hour is shit.
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