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Games That Failed to Live Up to Their Full Potential (2012 Edition)

GR's DeShaun Zollicoffer writes:

It's almost 2013 so it's time to look back at some of the best and worst games of 2012. But before we do that let's look at some of the ones that didn't live up to their full potential. These aren't 'bad' games, per se, but they could have been twice as enjoyable with a few simple tweaks.

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j-blaze1259d ago

again... Sorcery, Twisted Metal, Starhawk, PS All Stars and LittleBigPlanet Karting were very disappointing IMHO

Gamesgbkiller1259d ago

Really ?!
Because I don't think that all of these are disappointing .

Hanso1259d ago

just ignore him
trolling like a kid

Hydralysk1259d ago

Unless his username is famous for that I don't see how you can know he's trolling when he only admitted to liking a few of those games...

Starhawk was actually pretty fun for awhile in my opinion.

MaxXAttaxX1258d ago

You must be new.

On topic, I think PS All Stars is one of the most fun games I've played this year.

Kalowest1259d ago

I agree with PS All Stars. I haven't played the other ones, and I'm not going to base my opinion on them from reviews.

Thatguy-3101259d ago

Wouldn't really say play station all stars was disappointing. Yea it lacked in some areas like different modes, better characters etc. But Superbot did execute the game play aspect of it so they have something to build on for the sequel. First games are always a testing ground and usually sequels excel it for the matter that it wasn't perfect. Overall PSASBR is a good game.

rdgneoz31259d ago (Edited 1259d ago )

@dboyc310 It did ship with 20 characters straight out of the box and 2 free characters (and a level) coming out in a bit. Can't really blame them for some characters that they can't get (like Crash and Spyro due to Activision) or the costumes you want (cough Donte due to Capcom).
As for game modes, it has story, different challenges, and multiplayer (online or offline with bots or irl friends). The later having the classic: Timed, stock, and reverse stock, and you can set up teams anyway you want or do FFA. Unless you mean doing it like SSB and having health percentages, then no it will never. They're trying for being a bit different.

And yah, for a first try they did pretty well.

vork771259d ago

you know reviews are not always right

SilentNegotiator1259d ago

PSASBR and LBP Kart weren't Mario, so they didn't get the same free passes.

Just read the IGN LBP Kart review; part way through, you could literally forget you weren't reading a Mario Kart review based on the descriptions of identical game mechanics (that were censured in this case).

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majiebeast1259d ago (Edited 1259d ago )

Only game that was a gigantic disapointment was Resident evil 6 just a terrible game not just for resident evil standards. There is no saving that clusterfudge of horrible gameplay segments.

@J-blaze
Bet you didnt play even 1 of the games you listed. Funny how they are all ps3 exclusives when there were games like Fable the journey,Steel battalion and Kinect Star wars to list.

-GametimeUK-1259d ago

I respect your opinion. I can't comment since I haven't played, but they have scored less than I anticipated. I was a huge fan of Warhawk and Starhawk failed to appeal to me. Didn't like the beta.

Riderz13371259d ago

They were disappointing to you because you are clearly an Xbox fanboy and they didn't all sell 5m each like Halo 4? BTW hows Fable: The Journey? hehehe.

DigitalRaptor1259d ago (Edited 1259d ago )

None of these games you've played. You told me in a PM: "i mean i did play the demos and at my friends home" which makes it even harder to believe. Why would you play games that you're just gonna call crap by de facto because they're PS3 exclusives?

@ Riderz1337

He seems to support Microsoft and hate on Sony and their games. He rips on Sony for not supporting Japanese games, even though they make and support a good amount, when Microsoft doesn't nothing for Japan, but no hate for them. Strange, eh?

I don't know what j-blaze is, but he's anything but an open minded gamer. Xenophobic Japanophile is how I'd describe. Japanophile? read these links: http://www.urbandictionary.... http://jameskchou.tumblr.co...

trouble_bubble1259d ago (Edited 1259d ago )

Your comment history betrays you blaze. Predictably instead of legit critical stinkers like Amy, Ninja Daiden 3, both 2012 Resident Evils and various motion controlled shovelware, the first comment in this thread goes straight to PS3 exclusives that aren't even in the article.

Article is equally clueless. FarCry3? Movin' on...

ZigZagZach1259d ago

No... I think LBP Karting... and that's it. Rest lived up to their expectation critically, but unfortunately not commercially :(

BlaqMagiq241259d ago

This guy is known for being anti-Sony. Just let him troll like an idiot.

Kurt Russell1259d ago

You just reminded me to buy Twisted Metal!

stage881258d ago

@j-blaze You don't even own a PS3... Go back to your 3 franchise machine.

shivvy241258d ago

how was sorcery disappointing ,l i found it fun along with starhawk

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GamerSciz1259d ago

SSX was plenty of fun. Largest thing it was missing was live multiplayer rather then racing ghosts of friends.

I literally just beat Far Cry 3 the other day and the story was kind of all over the place at times but all in all still a fun game.

I honestly never had any interest in Inversion so I never played it.

PSASBR is a good concept for playstation considering how many exclusive characters they have. I think with some DLC the game has real potential to be awesome. Right now its good but this is the only one that's semi-questionable.

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Christopher1259d ago

Aren't 99% of games under this listing? I mean, who determines where the potential for a game ends and begins? I always see a ton of things that could have been done to improve a game when I play, even if it's a 10/10 game.

It's called nitpicking.

Sp1d3ynut1259d ago

I agree with Ubi's use of Vaas. He disappears shortly after you begin the game, then shows back up for a brief encounter later on...and that's it. He's not the primary villain in the game by a loooooong shot, yet they did indeed market him that way. Maybe the actor that was playing Vaas wanted a ton more $$ or something, so they cut him out of most of the story, and sent him packing.

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