What's Your Biggest Gaming Disappointment? A Gamer's Lounge Community Question
A game that wasn’t quite what you expected, a peripheral that didn’t do what it advertised, or a system that didn’t live up to the hype: we’ve all been disappointed at one time or another in our video game hobby. This week’s Gamer’s Lounge Community Question: What’s your biggest gaming disappointment? We must have hit a nerve, because we got a lot of answers this time around. Want to get in next week’s conversation? Head over to our Facebook page to join in the fun!
Dexter: I still feel betrayed by Jak II.
Going from a light-hearted, ambitious, semi-open-world platformer to 'darker and gritter and also trying to rip off Grand Theft Auto III' still leaves a sour taste in my mouth.
Rob: Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter.
Erik (staff writer): I have 3 games/game series that disappointed me, most of these come from my teen/early college years as a PC gamer.
1. Deus Ex Invisible War from 2003, after the success of the first game they made the sequel simpler to appeal to a wider audience*cough console gamers. I was very disappointed in this game. The interface and story were not interesting. Thank goodness Mankind Divided restored the series.
2, Star Trek Hidden Evil for PC from 1999. It's terrible I played it once and put it away. It left a bad taste in my mouth and showed me that Star Trek games should either be like a Elite Force or a simulation with space combat.
3. Mech Commander which came out in 1999. This was a tough hardcore mech simulator, it was not what I expected. I did enjoy what I played but I couldn't commit to playing more than a few hours of the game and really didn't look into the sequel. The lack of save points didn't help. I paid for the game and guide at the time but I never got around to giving Mech Commander another chance.
Ryan (me!): As a kid I was interested in the Roll 'n' Rocker, a balance board that was supposed to replace the NES D-Pad. I was overweight for it out of the box, it was simultaneously too sensitive and not sensitive enough, and you ended up having to hold the controller anyways. I did figure out how to make Mario moonwalk, though...
Barry: Xbox Live.
Jonathan: Probably those damn Xbox 360 fans they had out to combat RROD, those were worthless and cheaply made. As for disappointing game series I bought into, Destiny, The Division, and The Crew.
—John (Site Owner) response: Destiny 2 was disappointing for me. Having put 700+ hrs in 1 there wasn’t enough different about 2 to make me do it again.
As for The Division I loved that game. The story co-op was awesome. Just wasn’t anything to do when it was over except pvp that wasn’t fun.
Stephanie: Sacred 3. The second one was an amazing open world hack and slash game. 3 was like playing an arcade game 😞
—John (response): Loved 2. 3 was a disappointment.
Dan: Obviously Duke Nukem Forever😝
Aside from that Master of Orion 3 and the more recent Master of Orion remake.
I did like the recent XCOM remix but they are mere Shadows of the original.
Rubin: The first one that pops to mind is Lord of the Rings: Conquest. I had rocked the Star Wars Battlefront games, and coming from the same studio, I was stoked for a new entry in another terrific universe. Payed new retail, and spent a week trying to convince myself the graphics didn't look like dookie, there was enough variety, or that it was fun at all.
This thread has made me sad. 🙄
Me too, Rubin, me too. Luckily, we have a lot of awesome games to tide us over when disappointment hits! Want to get in on the next Community Question, which will hopefully be happier than this one? Drop on over to our Facebook page and add your thoughts to the next article!