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December 10, 2012


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What games do you feel you wasted your money on?

Vaz612 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
For me if would have to be Starcraft 2 and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD (Don't have a PSP)

With Starcraft 2, I thought it looked really fun and thought I could be good at it, but I quickly found that RTS is NOT my kind of game. I was losing left and right due to my lack of speed and tactics, didn't have the time to regularly play and get better, and eventually just dropped it completely with a win-loss record of 0 and 32.

MHP3HD I bought from Playasia. I enjoy the game, but constantly having to look up translations was getting really annoying. On top of that, I was a Gunner for the longest time, but eventually got sick of all the maintenance it took and I REALLY don't want to have to go back and farm tons of stuff for new armor and a new weapon that I'd have to get used to. The game is now collecting dust on my shelf.

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Luke-the-F0x Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate it when I buy a PC game, only to find that my PC can't run it. I remember in the mid 2000's buying a PC game only to find that my PC can't run it as it doesn't have 'hardware transform & lighting'. With the new recent PC's, I now look at the specs of a game carefully, or download it from steam.

Games that I feel that I wasted my money on would be the Wii version of ''Star Wars :The Force Unleashed". Although the story was great, it was over way too quickly!".

There was also this Wiiware Pirates game I once bought. Became incredibly boring.
Ronin356 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
D&D 4th edition.
Zedasiria-DeRazz Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Kane and Lynch: dog days and Dead Rising 1 and 2
Ultra-Mess Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Damn, I forgot...

- Street Fighter x Tekken: No, it wasn't the on disc "DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT" that got me, it was the broken online. I have never experienced a smooth online match in SFxT, it's just... A mess... The combat feels "soft" ya know? When you hit someone it doesn't feel like you hit them. It's rarely as satisfying as SSF4 matches are and I don't know why I haven't sold it yet.

- Space Jam: This was the other day... My friend and I were browsing the local used game store and he saw it. "Dude, you gotta get that" he says excitedly. To my displeasure, he's pointing to Space Jam on the PSX, for six bucks. "It's destiny that we play this tonight" -.-" So I buy it anyways, along with Snake Eater 3D. We played it when we got back and... come on... I don't really have to explain this to you people right? RIGHT?
DeathLee28 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
shit so many memories

ok this list is going to be long

Stuart Little: the journey home for the Gameboy color
why: i was just a stupid child expecting a great game based off the movie i watched (that was Stuart Little) '
the problems with this game:

...everything worked except one thing...
...the jumping...
yes that's right the ONE game mechanic that is suppose to make me progress further is COMPLETELY BROKEN, and not to mention awkward... your jumping over to platform to platform HAS to be 100% perfect or you die. The graphics looked terrible it had no save feature just a piece of shit password.

Peter Pan - The Motion Picture Event for the game boy advance
as stated above with the stupid kid part (and being a big fan of the novel ( i still am), i thought i was expecting something great, instead i get a game with horrid flying controls, broken sword-fighting, unfair AI, and guess what the most powerful enemy is? a tiny little piece of shit bat, it doesn't matter how high your health is they just need to hit you two times and you die, oh and the graphics are terrible you guys should stick with the movie and books and stay FAR away from this game.

Toy story 2 for GameBoy Color.
The graphics were terrible as GameBoy standards go.
The levels were wow a chore.
Would you believe me if i said i couldn't pass the first level? (i lost a life on level 1 what am i four? i'll be your slave if anyone can get this reference )
It was one of those "Yup another platform but wait there's only a few things i can climb" type of game.
What's the most important aspect to a game? Gameplay of course.
unfortunately the gameplay of this game is poor and feels weird.
Like in Stuart Little, the jumping is completely BROKEN and awkward.

On to Bob the builder.
...where do i begin?, ok well i'll admit this the controls actually work no stiff or awkward problems.
the game's plot is ridiculous, Bob and his friends want to go on a pincic but they need your help to get ready for it.
there were an assortment of "mini games" (AKA the main problem) they get repetitive and boring quickly whenever its picking up wood for Wendy, get to the picnic with Scoop without hitting anything it'll quickly tired and bore you.

Powerpuff girls Bad Mojo Jojo and Paint the Townsville Green
Why: well it was actually a Christmas gift for my sister and she wanted me to test it (yes i was going to be a game tester before i became a cartoonist) and it had very awful hit detection, stupid story, horrid graphics and the flying controls are even more terrible the only thing good was the music.
i heard a rumor that you could play as the Rowdyruff boys but i didn't believe it
alumnae Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
FF VII: Dirge of Cerberus

I only had a few bucks on me when I went into Gamestop one day, but I still wanted to walk out of there with something. God, that game was bad.
hydris Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Based on what has been listed, is anyone else making predictions of what titles future posts will contain ...

(I know I am)
AreYouWithTheCensus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
N+ for the DS. I had some little money at Gamestop, and I wanted to buy a game. But all there was this red box that had crappy TV and Movie games. But I bought this because it looked original, but I was bored throughout.
vic-viper-001 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Skyward Sword... those goddamn motion controls completely ruined the game for me. It shouldn't take two hours of cursing and non-stop frustration to throw a bomb into the right place to kill an enemy... it just shouldn't.

And also, Star Ocean: Till The End of Time. It actually frightens me to think that there are minds deranged enough to actually find this game fun. I have never played an action RPG with such an awkward, broken, and godawful battle system; not that the rest of the game was much better.
Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Bombing wasn't much issue for me, it was balance that killed the most time and the stamina parts of that godawful desert. And then there was the part where I simply told the game to get bent; the Phantom Hourglass inspired spirit journey.

Not that I would have enjoyed trying to accept those hideous mutants as the predecessor of Zora, the rest of the shoehorned plot, playing the lie of a lyre, or the placement as the first Legend of Zelda, rather than a logical alternate to the events in Skyward Sword; where instead of drowning the worlds, the Goddesses flee with an island and then leave the rest to sort itself out. It would also make me accept the graphical style much more, except wait; the Gamecube even had better graphics than that unaliased mess.

Overall, Skyward Sword was an insult to the Wii and a lousy sendoff.
PiratesAdventure Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I generally tend to be happy with my purchases, even if the game turns out to not be that good or if I don't play it that much. The only game I kinda regret buying is Eternal Sonata. I was looking forward to it, I liked the art direction (even if it was overly anime, something I had grown out of by that point) and I heard nothing but good things about the story as well as the setting (it being the last moments of Chopin).

So yeah, when it turned out the game creators had no idea how to pace a story (or even how to pace cut-scenes for that matter), had next to no skill when it came to animation and the entire last moments of Chopin apparently boiled down to an extremely generic JRPG plot that was more of an insult to Chopin rather than a tribute, I was very disappointed.
Ultra-Mess Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Saints Row 3 was kind of a let down, even if I didn't buy it. Volition tried TOO hard to be over the top and edgy and the humor ran dry about 2 hours into playing. It's not bad by any means, just by comparing it to SR2 it doesn't quite stand up to it. SR3 is extremely linear for a sandbox game...

Also Armored Core 4, as it has been collecting dust for months now. Then again I have only played it for two hours or so.
Robertthem Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
SR2 is way better than SR3, but nobody seems to know that. I'm glad that when I bought SR3 it came with SR2 for free :D
Ultra-Mess Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
When I first got SR3 it was really fun for a couple of hours, but I quickly got bored of feeling indestructible with a dildo bat. So I tried to do the story missions as fast as I could.
Robertthem Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The biggest flaw IMO is the map, it's boring as hell, you can go from one side of the city to the other and you'll still see the same buildings, cars and people. And Steelport is just a village when compared to Stillwater, which is bigger and a lot more detailed.
LacieMelhart Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Same, I haven't played SR2 but it sounds like I need to. I'm almost done with SR3 but I just have no motivation to finish the last mission P:
Robertthem Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If you have the chance, play it. There's so much more stuff to do, you can improvise weapons (grab a trash can and throw it at someone, for example), there are many, many more activities, the map is bigger and more detailed, the plot is better, and the list goes on...
LacieMelhart Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Then I shall pick it up today! I need a new game to finish. I've only had my xbox a little over a month and I've finished around 8 games on it. NO I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM I CAN QUIT WHENEVER I WANT!
Robertthem Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wise decision. Since you have an Xbox you might want to take a look at Saints Row 1 too, it's exclusive to the Xbox and I'm really curious about that game but I can't play it because I have a PS3. Anyway, I know nothing about SR1, I just want to play it because I'm curious about the story and the characters.
TronmanZ Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Dead Rising. That game had potential, but it was ruined by broken controls, retarded AI and Otis being the most annoying sidekick ever. Dead Rising 2 is a vast improvement that fixes most of the problems the first game had.
playstationfanboy12 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
banjo kazooie nuts and bolts i dont hate the game but i do think it was extremely disapointing the only reason the game is worth playing it because of the awesome soundtrack and the easter eggs from past rarewere games
Innocent-malice Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Off the top of my head,

Final Fantasy x-2 and 12. I would say dirge of cerberus but my brother liked it so someone got some fun out of it.
Star Ocean.
Kingdom hearts 2
Fate of Resonance might end up being that, the battle system is so wonky after 20 minutes I gave up, Ill try again but Im losing hope.
Countless "puzzle" games that are hardly challenging.
Straviios Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
So many games in all (200+)

Lots of them wasted on and lots of them well worth it.
Nocturnal-Dictator Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hydrophobia Prophercy . And Obscure 2 . I didn't paid much for thoose, but still .
Hydrophobia ; storyline BAD , gameplay BAD , everything but the graphics BAD . :I
And Obscure 2 .. another lame horror . Yeah . :V
HerbalDrink Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Team Fortress 2. Didn't like it at all, paid $20 for it, and my reward for buying it before it went free to play?

A badge you can't even pawn off to some sucker who actually pays money for Valve's barbie dolls.
MikeZ83 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
- The whole THQ bundle a few weeks ago.
- Star Wars : Force Unleashed 2
- Prototype

Console ports with their shitty controls just aren't worth their money on the PC any why should I pay for a console with its hopelessly outdated hardware and crippled controls?
wolfos96 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Playstation All Stars on the PS Vita. I love the game, but I also got the PS3 version, which comes with the Vita version for free. It was a literal waste of money, not a quality based one.
thehourofarrival Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I'm gonna have to say Silent Hill: Downpour. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely loved the game, but after I beat it, there was quite literally nothing to do. And I spent $40 on it, too. Shame.
TaylorMeowery Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Anonymous Notes Chapter 1 - From The Abyss. This game is the biggest piece of shit I have ever spent my money on. Seriously, fuck this game, thinking back I only bought it because I thought Helen was hot
hydris Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I only bought it because I thought Helen was hot
Either I haven't scrolled down enough or this is seriously the worst reason behind a purchasing decision I've ever read.
TaylorMeowery Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist
Yea, it's a pretty bad reason. But it was only like, 3 dollars off the e-Shop so I got over it pretty quickly.
D-bandersnatch Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont own much games and the most of what i own i do enjoy, but i feel i wasted my money on resident evil operation racoon city. The not having 2 player split screen really ruined it for me. It was very linear, always had the marker telling you where you need to go. Ammo evrywhere, quick teamate revival. all in all it wasnt challenging, it was dumbed down so dumb players could get through it without a total thought of how to get through it cause everything is laid out right in front of them. But if you like mindlessly killing things without a sweat, this a game for you.
XoPachi Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Monster Hunter... I'd sooner play Kingdom Hearts before I played THAT crap again. ;-;
chiefeagle02 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus (PS2)
Deizzan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
TurkEvulture Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Soul Calibur 4, Wii Sports Resort, Ogre Battle 64, and some others that I can't think of right now...
TurkEvulture Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Also, Mario Kart 64. Ugghh, what an expensive turd.
SDKadin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation.
It was so buggy and unwieldy (on top of a crap story) that I was furious.
SUPER-JOHN-DOE Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Last, but not least:
Neo Geo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting

FerricPlushy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Has to be phantom hourglass, worse thing that ever happened to zelda ever, how can they crap out a turd like that from such a beloved franchise
MarvelousChester Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I actually somewhat liked Phantom Hourglass, I found it more fun than...wait... am I seriously sailing around a shitton? And going back through all the same levels in that damn temple to just go a bit further?...FUCK THIS GAME, I AM GOING TO GO PLAY MY LITTLE PONY: CRYSTAL PRINCESSES FOR THE GBA, AT LEAST IT DOESN'T HAVE THAT STUPID TEMPLE!
XoPachi Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Same way they vomited the diarrhea that is Skyward Sword from their dicks.
SUPER-JOHN-DOE Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
"Rachet&Clank: Quest for Booty" was also a waste of money... 30 Euros for a 2-3 hour game. Maybe less.
SUPER-JOHN-DOE Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
"Bayonetta" and "Dead Space"...
Both are overrated and terrible.

"Yu-Gi-Oh!: Stairway to the Destined Duel" for the GBA...
This one's just terrible.

"Killzone 2". This one's actually great. I just keep playing other games than this one.
NicoleGhore Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Resident Evil 6
1sidedownand2up Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Red alert 3, having loved the other red alert games I got it ages ago for xmas. EA made it cheesy and dumbed down, what with putting refinerys next door to ore holder things that had a certain amount in. Seeing as waiting for the miner to go out and come back from a ore field (if it hadn't gotten attacked in the meantime )used to limit how fast you built units in the other games, and if you lost it you got screwed over.
iNguyen95 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, let's see.. Starcraft 2 (Never found the time to actually get into it), Diablo III (Played for a month after release and haven't touched it since), Modern Warfare 3 Hardened edition (Thought this was gonna be great due to MW2 being real good [in my opinion] but was a total let down in the end.)
Ultimaodin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Artist
Dragon Age: Origins.
With all the hype, I thought this game was going to be good.
The story was utter trash with bulk reading. I have books for reading, books that have good stories and plot. I don't want to read a game. In fact, that's not it - I've read games before. I would sooner play Colossal Cave Adventure again before I touch this trash again. Outside of all the reading, that is 90% of the game, the combat is a slightly more graphical version of Runescape. Seriously, I could kill most things by walking up and hitting them with my sword. Did I mention people told me this game was hard. I literally fell asleep playing this game. That is how damn bored I was with this game. I must admit, I never got to the end of the game; I was bored for the entire thing, I eventually decided I didn't care how the game ended.

Fallout: New Vegas.
Okay, so I hadn't played Fallout 3, but good old 1 and 2 were great back in the day. New Vegas... not so much. I played this game for all of 7 hours. It took me seven hours before I decided I was tired of walking around. Might I add, this game time doesn't include the giant game ending glitch I ran into when I first started playing. Some bull like thing tried to attack me in the first town, so I attacked it back - seems logical. After that the entire town continuously tried to kill me. The best thing was, when I respawned - they were still killing me. I got trapped in an endless loop where I was forced to reset my console. How I didn't quit the game there, I do not know.

Fable 3.
Okay, so 2 was a bit meh, but still a pretty decent game. 3 though, what an utter piece of crap. Just when it starts talking about the ultimate evil, and you think Jack of Blades is going to make a return... you get to fight goo. Goo. The big bad ultimate evil is a black, oily looking sludge. Bloody Goo!

Sacred 2
Worst game ever.
Enough said.

Destroy All Humans: Path of the Furon
I only learned of EA Games evil disclosure of Pandemic Studios after I learned that Pandemic Studios had nothing to do with making this game. No wonder this game was utterly dreadful. To think, EA games are still becoming more evil.
RestInMotion Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
One of those things is not like the other. I'll give you a hint, your opinion on DA:O is stupid.
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