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Submitted by GreenRanger 707d ago | opinion piece

The Biggest Disappointments Of 2012

kotaku.com: 2012 was a hell of a year for video games. We got a ton of fantastic games to play, surprises of all shapes, sizes, and colors. It was also a year of upheaval, when things often didn't go according to plan, and when many a game failed to live up to expectations. (Diablo III, Game of Thrones, NBA Live 13, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Star Wars:The Old Republic, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor, Twisted Metal , Xbox 360)

TongkatAli   707d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(11)
DragonKnight  +   707d ago
Kraptaku voted down.
ziggurcat  +   707d ago
i also voted down. not even going to give them the satisfaction of a hit because i'm willing to bet that half of the list is sony-related for no good reason.
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KangarooSam  +   707d ago
How did you know..? /s
Vita, The Last Guardian, Twisted Metal, and "limp fall lineups from Sony and EA".
Root  +   707d ago
Have you noticed they have like 4 negative things from Sony

PSV
Twisted Metal
No news of the Last Guardian
No good line up from EA AND Sony

No good line up....oh and Microsofts and Nintendos was any better...jesus chrsit these guys hate Sony don't they.
RandomDude655  +   707d ago
Kotaku: "Microsoft's purple yogurt shooter rated up and delicious"
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KangarooSam  +   707d ago
A disappointment article AND a Kotaku article?! Dear god, this will be bad.
RandomDude655  +   707d ago
a kotaku article IS a disappointment article

/m night shymalan
sithsylar  +   707d ago
I agree 100% with Diablo 3.... Such a major letdown.
banjadude  +   707d ago
I'm so sad about that, too. I'm a huge Diablo fanboy and I even bought the collector's edition. After about a week of playing, I just didn't feel like it was fun enough/worth it to bother with the higher difficulties.

I dropped the game afterwards and never went back. A damn shame, really...
sithsylar  +   707d ago
Exactly how i feel as well... This is what happens when you make a game around a drm....
Hydralysk  +   707d ago
That's what happens when you pull out all the stat mechanics and skills choices and instead make every same level character identical except for their gear...

Granted it took awhile to level up a character in D2 but it was always fun to try out new and possibly stupid builds instead of giving us every single spell just for leveling up.
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Norrison  +   707d ago
It was on the ropes and the auction house killed it
majiebeast  +   707d ago
Only thing they got right was the Collosal failure of Diablo 3 a game thats been run into the ground by lack of content running act 3 can only be fun for a while and bots.
kingjoker34  +   707d ago
Swtor was also a let down
Hydralysk  +   707d ago
I thought swtor launched last year...sometime in early december if I remember right.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   707d ago
Sad that Twisted Metal was a let down, I played the series since I was kid and it was insanely fun. I remember watching E3 2010 live and they showed the TM trailer, I was like fuck yeah!

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doogiebear  +   707d ago
Twisted Metal got good reviews. Are u THAT gullible to listen to the opinion of Kotaku? Go check out other reviews.
jimbobwahey  +   706d ago
Only speaking for myself here but I've really enjoyed Twisted Metal. If you grew up playing the originals or Black then it's a must-buy as far as I'm concerned.

I think some people disliked it because they didn't compromise the original design to appeal to a broader market, it's strictly for the fans and unlike most multiplayer games it actually takes a decent amount of firepower to kill someone, so combat between players is quite long and very skill-based.
neoMAXMLC  +   706d ago
You should really play the game first. Easily my most favorite multiplayer game of the year.

Kotaku is the last place to follow opinions.
DrChainsaw  +   707d ago
Dumbtaku.
Megaton  +   707d ago
List needs more Mass Effect 3.
Hydralysk  +   707d ago
Not likely since kotaku was one of the chief defenders of the ending.
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aliengmr  +   706d ago
To be "fair" they did at the beginning, then later they had one of their writers post an article hating the ending.

It was probably just for hits though.
RandomDude655  +   707d ago
More Resident Evil 6...most disappointing and awful game of the generation

Deserves to be on there 6 times
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Megaton  +   707d ago
I expected that game to be awful, so it didn't disappoint, it delivered.
DrChainsaw  +   707d ago
Wow, Kotaku sure hate Sony.
Why?
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DomceM  +   707d ago
they dont hate anything. They need your hits so they can make money. List articles are a quick way to generate money and should be banned from N4G.

So tired of list articles... damn. No substance at all. If you want to know how it works, read this i promise it will be worth your while:

http://www.thebestpageinthe...
rainslacker  +   707d ago
I don't think they hate Sony perse, I just think they prefer Microsoft, and their readership is obviously pro-MS. Sony has just been the easy target this gen, which is strange since MS tends to be a target big time outside the gaming world.

In Kotaku's defense though(ugh...pains me to do), they actually do make their own lists, so aren't really doing what the guy in your article is saying.
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animegamingnerd  +   707d ago
same with nintendo i swear katoku might be M$ fanboys
GreenRanger  +   707d ago
@ DrChainsaw
I don't think Sony are too fond of Kotaku either.
Norrison  +   707d ago
They forgot to mention the war z, oh wait... it's a kotaku article, they always suck
Williamson  +   706d ago
I dont see the vita as a disapointment...far from it.Maybe the sales can fall under a disapointment, but not the system itself imo.
TheLastGuardian  +   706d ago
lol didn't read.

Twisted Metal was my most anticipated game for the past couple years and it met my expectations. I think it's just too hardcore for most gamers to get into.

I think PS Vita is the best platform of 2012. It's everything I could want in a handheld and much more. The game library is fantastic for it's first year. It has some of the best handheld games I've ever played. I'm thankful that I can afford a PS Vita and a lot of games for it. I can't wait to see what great PS Vita games the future holds.
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QuantumWake  +   706d ago
How did you know Twisted Metal was on the list if you didn't read it? lol

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Hicken  +   706d ago
How can kotaku still be rated so highly?
Plagasx  +   706d ago
Where the FUCK is NINJA GAIDEN 3?? That game was a COLOSSAL disappointment.
GribbleGrunger  +   706d ago
Why would fewer sales of the Vita than expected be a disappointment to them? That would only make sense if they had shares in the damn thing. Has Sony stopped giving them free games to review or something?
chela  +   706d ago
Kraptaku hate Krapstation, so what?
Mathew9R   706d ago | Spam
fossilfern  +   706d ago
Mass Effect 3
Erudito87  +   706d ago
1. wii u
2. bs kotaku articles along with any articles affiliating the america shootings with video games
AngelicIceDiamond  +   706d ago
Sorry but they need to add Sorcery to that list.
8bitHero  +   706d ago
my biggest disappointment this year: ac3 ending. god that was disappointing.

also no fallout 4 announcement. I WANT SOME MOAR FALLOUT today wouldve been perfect with the whole end of the world shit D:
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josephayal  +   706d ago
the PS-VITA is the ultimate portable
Why The PS-VITA? Why kotaku
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   706d ago
looks like the Vita has a year of life left.
e-p-ayeaH  +   706d ago
The year itself was a disappointment.
googergieger  +   706d ago
I guess they are saving Mass Effect 3 for their, "biggest disappointments of all time" list.
GreenRanger  +   706d ago
Thw War Z and Ninja Gaiden should be on this list.
The Vita shouldn't be.
GreenRanger  +   706d ago
Double post

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