Most Disappointing Games Of 2012 So Far

Gamer Euphoria writes:

''With 2012 over half way done we decided to look at some of the games that left us disappointed. While these may not be terrible they were never the less disappointing for various reasons. If you disagree, agree or want to submit your own choices then feel free to comment!''

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StrongMan2033d ago (Edited 2033d ago )

They listed Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Prototype 2, and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and I agree that they were all very disappointing.

Alan Wake's American Nightmare- There's a reason why the retail Alan Wake game flopped after sooooo much hype and that's because the game just wasn't good so a watered down downloadable Alan Wake was doomed to fail.

Prototype 2- The first Prototype was terrible and a certain group had the nerve to compare it to the great and awesome Infamous franchise and they all look stupid now.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier- Another hyped game that failed to live up to the hype. Changing gun attachments buy flailing you arms around like an idiot didn't help the game.

They forgot Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor which sits at a whopping 38 metacritic score and a measly 25k in sales. That's the lowest score and the lowest sales I've ever seen for a game in my life. This was supposed to be yet another game to save the Kinect and get the hardcore on board but it was the most epic fail of all time with that score and those sales.

j-blaze2033d ago (Edited 2033d ago )

and you what else was disappointing? Twisted Metal and Starhawk they were utter crap imo, also flopped sales wise and got mixed reviews after sooooo much hype and that's because these games just weren't good....i'll add 2 more Ninja Gaiden 3 and Lollipop Chainsaw

AusRogo2033d ago

Starhawk wasn't utter crap? Neither was Twisted Metal.. if you could play online, twisted metal was great fun. Same with the split screen.

takohma2033d ago

I thought Starhawk was good. Never tried TMB. I will get it on sale though and you were right about NG3. Horrible game. Never played that lollipop game.

trouble_bubble2032d ago

Need I remind you that Twisted Metal is a niche car combat game that still passed 500k with a 76% avg. Car combat.

A sales flop would be more like The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings for the 360. One of the -highest rated- AAA budget games of the year on meta and it sold less than Twisted Metal. Now THAT'S a sales flop.

Dark Souls on the 360 sold less than Twisted Metal as well. Hell, Kinect Star Wars, one of the worst reviewed games of the year outsold all of them! Food for thought. The sales card can backfire.

Raf1k12032d ago

Twisted Metal never really looked that good to me so it was off my radar very quickly.

Starhawk got bashed mainly for it's uninspired single player which was mainly large tutorial. It's a great multiplayer game that should be tried by everyone. My brother who isn't much of a gamer has been playing it for ages and the single player actually managed to make him a better player.

You can't use sales as an indication of whether a game lived up to expectations. People who played Warhawk got exactly what they were expecting.

xursz2032d ago

I respect your opinion but I can't say a bad thing about the original Alan Wake, amazing atmosphere, mechanics, and story. It saddens me that as a niche title it couldn't break even on xbox. Sales don't make a game great. We need more games like it.

Razmossis2032d ago

I didn't even realise Starhawk was out

da_2pacalypse2032d ago

forget those man... Mass effect 3 and Diablo3. Those were the true disappointments.

strauser3602032d ago

Da_2pacalypse seriously dude, every single article all you do is complain about is mass effect 3. Get the fuck over it already. Your even on multiple websites doing it. Your really pathetic.

Robotronfiend2032d ago

I with you on everything but Lollipop Chainsaw. I just finished the campaign the other day and I really enjoyed it. It should have been a $40 game from day one though, not $60.

I have a future prediction, Dust 514 will suck just as much as Starhawk does now.

DeltaCanuckian2032d ago

Twisted Metal was, and still is a helluva lot of fun. Especially if you get a buddy and play splitscreen. It's a difficult, old school kinda game and I love it for that. Starhawk was overhyped as hell, but it's still a solid game. It'll have a good online following for a long time.

BigStef712032d ago

U gotta be kidding me? Starhawk and twisted metal are great!!! If anything they are very underrated

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ChunkyLover532033d ago

Should I start listing games on your precious PS3 that sold worse than Alan Wake? Didn't think so troll.

Guess you wont stop till you get banned for good, hope I can help with that.

Anon19742033d ago

How did you interpret that comment as console slam? No one even brought specific consoles into this, except the Steel Battalion mention and he's 100% correct. That was supposed to be one of Kinect's games for the core and it turned out to be disappointing. For all you know he could be a 360 owner with Kinect who was looking forward to this game and was let down by it.

It's funny when you see people try to take a shot at another console every opportunity. His criticism of Alan Wake isn't a console slam, it's a criticism of Alan Wake and he's not alone in it. Personally, I rather liked Alan Wake but because someone doesn't I don't automatically assume they must love the PS3 and hate the 360.

It's telling to look at StrongMan's posting history. He's got a number of trolling posts but when you read them, is there anything really inflammatory there? He questions the value of XBL. That simply act is trolling now? He thinks MS should have known about the 360's hardware issues. Again, he's not alone in that. He's critical of MS's sudden focus on casuals. Again, many people are, 360 gamers and non gamers alike.

It's sad to me that gamers just can't share their opinions on this site without instantly being labelled and attacked. This article has nothing to do with your ridiculous console war BS. How about instead of trying to hijack the conversation, you participate? For me, Diablo 3 was a tremendous disappointment. It was ok, but based on it's pedigree I expected more. See what I did there? I added to the conversation by sharing an opinion without attacking gamers for sharing their thoughts. You should try it.

Septic2032d ago


How naive are you? He is an obvious troll. Look at his comment history. He's blatantly set out to pick these exclusives when you know the guy has probably 1) never played the games and 2) never even had a 360

Anyone with an ounce of intellect can discern that Strongman has an ulterior motive behind his posts. I suspect that, even you, deep down know this.

StayStatic2032d ago (Edited 2032d ago )

"For me, Diablo 3 was a tremendous disappointment. It was ok, but based on it's pedigree I expected more."

More will come , my favourite game of 2012 so far , so addictive , but I would really like some more game modes rather than doing acts 1 - 4.

The best PC titles are like a fine wine , they only get better with age.

ALLWRONG2032d ago (Edited 2032d ago )

StrongMan is trolling and you all know it

See what happened when someone mentioned Twisted Metal and Starhawk? Lets cherry pick a list of PS3 games like StrongMan did with 360.

How long do you think it would take for an anti PS3 troll list to be removed?

Fact is Sony hasn't done anything in 2012 accept lose money and copy SSB.

BigStef712032d ago

Yea 900k of those sales were from that holiday bundle 360 which had Forza 3. So your the one trolling now with invalid info cuz all the ps3 exclusives have sold better than it counting only physical release except Twisted Metal and Starhawk and both those games are underrated. . Sorry to burst your bubble but it only sold maybe 500k at retail which is the same as the amount of copies Twisted Metal. It's a great game don't get me wrong and one of my top 360 games but your response to this article was pretty pathetic. U have to be the biggest anti ps3 person on this site. U always comment on the ps3 articles talking shit and praising 360. U need to stop cuz it's fucking annoying as hell!!!!

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takohma2033d ago

Funny thing about ghost recon is that was the reason why I got kinect. I thought the movement play was good but the game never made me buy when I kept seeing bad reviews for it. Lol. I still think its cool to shoot and change guns and reload with the kinect though.

Moby-Royale2033d ago (Edited 2033d ago )

Well, to be fair to the people who put the first Prototype on par with InFamous, the second one sucking doesn't really change the fact that they loved the first one. See what I mean? I'm not calling you out, I'm just giving my opinion as you gave yours.

I've never played the Prototype series myself.

*I took out something that I was afraid would be misconstrued as rude. You all know how it is when you read text. You can never tell the tone of the individual. Anyway, have a blessed night all.

Kran2032d ago

I agree that Alan Wake's American Nightmare was disappointing, but the first Alan Wake WAS NOT.

And you say it was doomed to fail? Well considering the first Alan Wake has over 2 million sales now, i doubt that makes it "doomed".

It was a downloadable title, most downloadable titles do struggle, but the fact of the matter is FOR A DOWNLOADABLE TITLE it was still more decent than a lot of the crap spewed on XBL

Jockamo2032d ago

I actually liked a lot about American Nightmare. It was more eerie and I liked the color palate.

andibandit2032d ago

I agree that american nightmare was disappointing, but original alan wake was no disaapointment. Went thru that game in 2 sittings

lonesoul652032d ago

I thought/think Future Soldier is a great game. Played though it on the 360 and though the gunsmith with connect was tough to get used to it was still fun to mess with. Then bought the game for the PC to play with my friends online co-op and damn its much better with a mouse and keyboard not to mention the dx11 effects are outstanding.

Guess it all depends on what you are looking for in a game right?

Kin23g2032d ago

What the hell are you talking about?!
Alan Wake had an amazing plot, good story-telling, great atmosphere and fantastic music scores to back all of that up. It's only downside is gameplay and it wasn't that bad, I tell you. In fact, I enjoyed it's gameplay.

It gets 9.5/10 in my book.

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Mutant-Spud2032d ago

Alan Wake was art in the form of a game, I literally couldn't put down the controller, I think I finished it in the space of 48 hours.

ALLWRONG2032d ago (Edited 2032d ago )

StrongMan everything you posted is nothing but whining about 360.

Alan Wake. You chose that because it's a MS exclusive (PS3 owners secretly want)

Steel Battalion (crap game) you chose that because of Kinect.

Ghost Recon. Again Kinect and it's obvious (How is Sorcery?)

Prototype 2. You chose that for the same reasons you PS3 fanboys chose the first one. (all about Infamous)

If you had made your comment about the PS3 and Move, it would be removed in about 5 minutes. Everyone knows you hate Kinect/MS, because you are there in every news article.

This is N4G

Revolver_X_2032d ago

STFU. You complain about console slamming, and here you are doing the same.

"If you had made your comment about the PS3 and Move, it would be removed in about 5 minutes"

Are you implying that N4G backs PS3 motives? Haha with all the Xbot dribble on here I doubt it. The fact is AWAN, GRFS, and those he said are disappointments. I own GRFS on PS3, although the MP is fun, it was overhyped and the first three months were bug infested. Its so funny. A troll calling another troll a troll. Ha, the word is irony, correct? Lol.

Jazz41082032d ago

I have to agree that strongman trolls 360 articles and never says anything positive. His buddy denfending him darkride is worse as he created a blog site just to bash the 360 plus has sent me numerous personal messages spewing hatred about the 360. I try to ignore them as i am known to not like sony much but i have purchased 3 ps3s and I try to state my opinion from a dual owner as i do say positive things about sony and negative on ms but i am more partial to my 360 as it gets most of my attention. I will try to be more objective to everyone in the future as I really cant stand the trolling in the comments when im really here to learn and talk openly about my hobbie.

Megaton2032d ago

I didn't think Steel Battalion would be as bad as it turned out to be. I knew it wouldn't be good, but I feel bad for the few Kinect believers who kept listing it as proof of core Kinect success coming down the tubes.

Personally, I can only list Mass Effect 3 and Diablo 3 as disappointing because those were the only two I wanted so far this year, and both disappointed deeply. Hopefully Borderlands 2 doesn't let me down.

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2033d ago

Ghost recon is made for what is wrong with console gaming.

Rampaged Death2033d ago

I totally disagree with Ghost Recon and Prototype 2. Ninja Gaiden, Lollipop Chainsaw and Mass Effect 3 were more disappointing.

GearSkiN2033d ago

yea Ghost Recon was alright, rented on Redbox stop playing right before 2nd chapter.

NastyLeftHook02033d ago

i did not like max payne 3, it wasn't that good imo

daggertoes832032d ago

I thought is was fine. It's just the long cutscenes that you could not skip kept me from thinking it was great and playing it again.