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Submitted by PaPa-Slam 996d ago | opinion piece

The 6 most disappointing games and trends of 2012

Cnet: By now it's no secret that 2012 wasn't a great year for gaming in general, but perhaps no other event reinforced that feeling than this year's E3 convention in Los Angeles.

Chalk it up as a "filler year" or the stagnant wait time in between consoles cycles, but E3 has a lot to make up for in 2013. New systems from Microsoft and Sony are almost guaranteed to at the very least be teased, so hopefully the buzz will be the shot in the arm this industry so desperately needs. (Culture)

knifefight  +   996d ago
Releasing unfinished products and charging full price for them.

I'm not sure what's worse, doing that, or the pockets of fans that defend the practice by saying "But (insert one or two good aspects of the clearly unfinished game) is good tho!!!" They only make things worse, ugh.
omegaoftime  +   996d ago
This has more to do with corporate involvement and people who don't play games who run game companies.

Remember Dreamcast's problem with the lack of RPGs? People wanted Shining Force and upper management didn't listen.

There could have been more D&D games, but Atari sat on the license and didn't do anything with it hence Hasbro taking it back.

People want more original Final Fantasy content and they get stuff like 'Lightning Returns.'

3DS launch? Failed because some guy who gets paid about 100k+ thought it would do well without key titles.

There's probably tons of other stupid decisions, but you guys get the idea.
majiebeast  +   996d ago
Social media in my games.

EA:HERDERP do you know what people want in Simcity twitter and facebook crap herderp so sick of that.
sdozzo  +   996d ago
bitching... That is a new trend that needs to die.
Plagasx  +   996d ago
and what, just accept it all? We would never move forward if there was nothing to complain about.
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knifefight  +   994d ago
Bitching about bitching. That is a new trend that needs to die.
sdozzo  +   993d ago
Bitching about a guy who's bitching on bitching needs to die.

Your post was uninspiring and boring.
knifefight  +   993d ago
Hey man, let's not bitch about the guy bitching about bitching about bitching!
mydyingparadiselost  +   996d ago
I would replace the wii u launch piece in this article with the practice of releasing broken/glitchy/incomplete games not only becoming commonplace but being accepted as the standard. Are all of us just supposed to believe that the next gen is going to kick sooo much ass when these consoles that have been out for years now have consistently awful flaws in their games AND cost millions to make and take half a decade at best to develop. Next gen= next round of hardware/software consumer raping.
CLOUD1983  +   996d ago
They forget to add Diablo 3 for me this along with RE6 was the biggest disappointments by far not for just 2012 but for gamers & gaming in general of all time, & if we change the title to "Most Disappointing Games of the Last Decade" then we must definitely add FFXIII & all it's sequels.
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   996d ago
WOW I actually agreed with most this article.
chazjamie  +   996d ago
i dont know hey, that han solo dance was pretty awesome.
nikrel  +   996d ago
The Vita is no where near what this article is saying, there are all kind of gems on there.

Uncharted, Gravity Rush, Escape Plan, Frobisher Says!, SunFlowers, Sound Shapes, Motostorm RC,Pure Chess, LBP Vita, Unit 13, Super Stardust Delta, AC3: Lib, WipEout 2048, Jet Set Radio, Mutant Blobs Attack, Treasure Park,Lemmings.

A few of these are available on other platforms but to say the vita has nothing to play is a far cry from the truth.
Some of these games should not be as expensive as they are but prices will change with time.

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