what was the biggest game letdown for u this year

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  1. WiiCube_2013

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    Sonic Boom was dead on arrival so that's not exactly a huge disappointment considering we already know the turd was coming.
     
  2. RevPokemon

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    I agree 100%! Personally disappointingness doesn't equal bad. As destiny was more disappointing then sonic boom bu was also by far the better game.
     
  3. Hells Malice

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    They release fight sticks for games like Street Fighter even though they're inferior, simply because some people are still used to the old arcade layout for fighters.
    It was a nice gesture by Nintendo to release GCC support for Smash, since there is a large following of fans from the two previous generations that are used to that layout. But I don't for a second think it would have REALLY mattered. People like myself who are used to the gamecube controller would have just learned a new layout. I probably could use the Wii60 controller just fine with a bit of practice, the 3DS Smash proved that well enough. I'm quite proficient on my 3DS without having to plug a gamecube controller into it.
     
  4. AceWarhead

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    Bravely Default. Crap story, grindfest. Didn't enjoy it at all.
     
  5. Sakitoshi

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    behind a keyboard or a gamepad
    god forbid you for call the almighty arcade sticks inferior. not really
    in the vast experience I have with the relationship between people and technology I have learned that normal people isn't willing to change anything, even if is more useful/easy/whatever, just because they are used to the old methods.

    remember Windows XP?? people where preparing his torches and pitchforks because they changed the start menu and now they can't let it go to the point that in Windows 10 they restored the start menu after the mayor revamp that was the start screen in Windows 8.
    and if you are gonna argue that that was a radical change, every mayor change was as radical as the start screen in Windows 8
    taskbar and start menu?? sure you didn't had that back in Windows 3.1.
    ribbon menu?? now no one can find anything in the old menu bar of Office 2003.

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    ko, my letdown was Destiny. I was promised a Borderlands without memes and I got a Borderlands without Borderlands.
     
  6. vayanui8

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    The arcade stick is still optimal for fighting games. The only other controller I'd say is potentially a viable alternative for 6 button fighters is a fight pad
     
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    Except it's not in the slightest. Properly using a controller is much more optimal than using the gigantic ungodly arcade sticks. Fight pads are basically just a horribly laid out controller, so while they're easier to learn to use they're no more or less optimal than a standard controller.
    They exist simply out of preference because fighters only ever used to be played in arcades. There's not actually any advantage to them.
     
  8. vayanui8

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    using the triggers feels pretty unnatural with the 6 button set up. The stick can be easier to enter more complex commands too, but I can see some argument for a controller possibly being faster
     
  9. Veho

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    Mario Kart 7. I know it was released in 2011 but I only got to play it this year so it counts :P
     
  10. Jiehfeng

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    Watch_Dogs, even though I enjoyed it.
     
  11. Trevor Belmont

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    Castleian for Game Boy.
    But I just played it yesterday, so it's okay.
     
  12. grossaffe

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    haha, I had that game. I don't think I ever got past level 2.
     
  13. DarkFlare69

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    Why was that a letdown?

    Probably Mario Kart Super Circuit for me. The game sucks.
     
  14. CompassNorth

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    Divinity: Original Sin.
    The text itself is so damn boring it really ruins the experience.
     
  15. Jiehfeng

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    It wasn't as good as Ubisoft said so and it's a very repetitive game, like assassin's creed.
     
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  16. Logan97

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    Destiny of course, it was ok, but it wasn't anything special. I played it on PS3 and as much I wanted the gameplay to hit me with a 2004 moment, it fails very much in that department.
     
  17. TemplarGR

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    The biggest letdown for me was Dragon Age Inquisition. I even upgraded my PC for this specific game...

    Having grown-up with CRPGs, especially those from Bioware, this game was an abomination. It is not an RPG. It is an action game with cutscenes and a dialog wheel. Bad action, bad story, and horrible dialogs and voices... 5 hour content filled with mmo quests to pad the time to the 100s... A useless timesink.

    Not to mention that despite using one of the best engines around, its graphics suck, and it is unoptimised... And its mouse and keyboard controls are hell...

    Overall, a really bad game, and the last one i get from Bioware...
     
  18. TemplarGR

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    Actually, so far the whole "next-gen" has been a letdown. The only good consoles to own right now are the 3ds and the Wii U. Especially if you have a PC to play most multiplatforms anyway...
     
  19. Logan97

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    Well I do admit that's somewhat true, the PS4 isn't really a letdown. It has a lot of upcoming exclusives and that what Sony does best. If you wanna talk or think about a let down, we give that to the Xbox one.
     
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  20. Jiehfeng

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    So... So far the PS4 isn't a letdown, cause it has upcoming exclusives? What?
     
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