Submitted by BringingTheThunder 958d ago | opinion piece

Tom Chick's Most disappointing games of 2012

Tom Chick: Calling a game disappointing arguably has more to do with me than the game itself. Disappointment isn’t an inherent quality. It can’t exist without some sort of expectation in the first place. In many cases, these games are sequels, or the creations of developers with proven track records, or entries in established genres. But for various reasons, the central fact about these games is that I had hoped to like them better. (Far Cry 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

ritsuka666  +   959d ago
Far Cry 3 really underperformed and disappointed me with it's average gameplay and mediocre missions. The villain may be brilliantly written and the story might be good, but the gameplay isn’t fun.. I suggest don't waste you time with this game when there are so many other better games releasing around the same time in 2012.
wollie  +   958d ago
I dont agree, I've loved every minute of FC3
AzaziL  +   957d ago
I did too until the story was over and all that was left were side missions. Still fun but damn it sucks that Vaas wasn't more prevailent in the game, he's one of those few villains that you wish never gets killed off.
AzaziL  +   957d ago
damn, double post because clicking comment didn't do anything the first time. really wish they'd let us delete this instead of edit...
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Loki86  +   958d ago
Wow, no comment besides the fact that you have no idea what you are talking about.
showtimefolks  +   958d ago
so the story was good? i feel like the story is the weakest part of the game but other than its its a 9/10 for sure. FC3 is everything we wanted FC2 to be.

Kingdoms of Amalur: The Reckoning....Really this is such an under rated game everyone should play it just to see how awesome the combat is, also the world is beautiful

sleeping dogs has brought some fresh ideas to the open world gaming so stop hating

Resident evil 6 deserves to be on this list, sad thing is it sold good to where capcom won't learn from their mistakes and next one will be even worst
cpayne93  +   958d ago
Gameplay mechanics in that game look incredible, so many ways to approach any given scenario. Looks to me like it has the best sp of any shooter this gen, all the gameplay videos look awesome.
Kte  +   957d ago
how much did someone pay you to say that?
MasterD919  +   958d ago
Whoa...I know a lot of people hate RE6, but in no way was it worse than Operation Racoon City.

That game is the definition of a let-down and lie. It fit more in the PS2 era than it did this gen.
Blastoise  +   958d ago
Yeah but RE6 certainly had more hype than Racoon City, and Racoon City wasn't made by CAPCOM.

RE6 was definitely the bigger disappointment, especially after all the promises of horror and going back to its roots
e-p-ayeaH  +   958d ago
Re6 is a good game but a bad resident evil game.

Racoon City its simply bad.
modesign  +   958d ago
the title should be "the biggest troll in the galaxy's most disappointing games of 2012"
InTheLab  +   958d ago
Site should be banned.
Loki86  +   958d ago
Not one person cares what this pompous self-obsessed douche has to say.
vallencer  +   958d ago
Well why should anyone care about what you have to say?

All that article was, was his opinion and he is entitled to it. Just a much as you are by saying what you said. But one of you looks more like a douche then the other.
Trekster_Gamer  +   958d ago
I prefer what Loki86 has to say as it makes more sense than a trolling lame article desperate for hits. Sure he is entitled to his lame opinion but when it really goes against EVERY major review for this game he should keep his dumb opinions to himself.

vallencer you sound more like a douche?
finbars75  +   958d ago
Finbars most dissapointing storys of 2012 on n4g is Tom chicks most disspointing games of 2012.Most of those games didnt disspoint and the ones that should be on there arent.Farcry3 is far from disspointing but the exact opposite.It has everything you could want in a fps.Thanks for pointing out the obvious in this article.
tack129  +   958d ago
That guy hates fun. Of course he's going to put down why he doesn't like video games.
creeping judas  +   958d ago
It's his opinion, and he is allowed to have it. But my thoughts are completely opposite of his. The most fun I have had with a shooter in a long time, on all levels.
listenkids  +   958d ago
Themba76  +   958d ago
him saying Farcry 3 is a dissapointment is equal to sayin Black ops 2 is GOTY makes no sense.
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aliengmr  +   958d ago
I really can't see what FC2 did that FC3 didn't. I liked both but you couldn't travel more than 20 feet without having to get into a gun battle (with enemies you couldn't hide from) in FC2. FC3 has the same thing except you can take cover and make areas not hostile.

Storywise, FC3 was pretty bad. But as an open world shooter it was great. Superior to FC2.

The sense I get is the author is upset that the game wasn't made just for him. That it was disappointing that he was consulted first before the game was released. That's just my opinion of course.
e-p-ayeaH  +   958d ago
I bought Far Cry 3 because its alot of fun! it might not have anything very spectacular but its offers alot of great shooter gameplay goodness with plenty of variety.

Some people have too many expectations for videogames.
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godofboobees  +   958d ago
Tom chick can suck a d***
Psychotica  +   957d ago
Strange list, the only one that I agree with and have played is "The Secret World". I am loving Far Cry 3..
Loki86  +   957d ago
Armond White has nothing on this guy. 2/10 for Halo 4, 6/10 for FarCry 3, and several other reviews with the same merits. Giving a bad ratings for hits shouldn't just be frowned upon, it should be banned especially for a credible site like metacritic.
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