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Submitted by Nineball2112 839d ago | opinion piece

Abort, Retry, Fail: Gaming’s Biggest Disappointments of 2012

The game industry keeps changing, and the games we play along with it. Each year turns out to be more tumultuous than the one before, with no end in sight. Some gamemakers are able to navigate these waters better than others. But even if they are generally able to make the transition from old models to new ones, there are still going to be bumps in the road — many of which affect players.

This year, the things that disappointed the Wired staff weren't just bad games — they included inelegant aspects of good games that dragged down the experience, questionable choices by game publishers that caused excellent games to get overlooked or damaged, and shaky launches of new gaming hardware that are either opening-night jitters or a sign the whole production's going to go under. (3DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Janitor  +   839d ago
Agree with the list. Vita is easily biggest letdown/flop this year.
JadedXGamer  +   839d ago
100% agree
guitarded77  +   839d ago
101% disagree.

One thing not on the list is Medal of Honor Warfighter. That was a letdown for me. I wasn't going in with high expectations, but even with low expectations it wasn't good. The online is a complete mess.
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Ezz2013  +   839d ago
over 9000% i disagree
i have have a feeling that non of you even own psv
Mocat  +   839d ago
@up2013

Nobody likes fanboys
False-Patriot  +   839d ago
No
-GametimeUK-  +   839d ago
The whole year has been disappointing for me. There has not been any games this year that I have been excited for. I wanted Black Ops 2, but that game turned out awful. 2011 was one of the best years I can remember and the following year has just fell flat. Portal 2, Mortal Kombat, Batman, Uncharted, gears 3, Dark Souls, Skyrim, Dead Space 2, LBP2, Mass Effect 2, Killzone 3, Infamous 2, Deus Ex, Mario 3d Land, Skyward Sword, Rayman Origins, Saints 3, Mario Kart 7,

Best year of the generation. I don't think I have bought any new releases this year aside from Black Ops. I am probably commiting a sin by not getting Dishonored and Sleeping Dogs, though. They are on my to do list. Oh, and Borderlands 2.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   839d ago
Next year is going to top everything.
Y_5150  +   839d ago
Your right. Someone ask me what are my top ten favorite games that released in 2012. I couldn't name more than 4. Journey and PASBR are the only really good games I played this year that came out this year. New Super Mario Bros. 2 could be mentioned as well but it wasn't amazing.
Ezz2013  +   839d ago
i agree
but next year sony is coming back in full force
tachy0n  +   839d ago
the biggest and most epic failure of the decade:

JOURNALISM

why? trying to kill consoles(PS3 and PSVita) with their BS and failing miserably.
Krew_92  +   839d ago
No. The most epic fail thing is websites that make you click next for each item.

I don't care if the item itself just refreshed, but the whole website? No thanks.
rpd123  +   839d ago
I disagree with ME3 and PS Vita.
H4all  +   839d ago
no game? do you play all game in one day? DAFUK with this article!!!!!

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