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Submitted by Pozzle 624d ago | opinion piece

The 10 Most Disappointing Games of the Year

Kami On Games: Yup, the most disappointing games of the year.

Now, here’s how I’m judging this. For a game to qualify, it has to be actually disappointing in some regard. This means that it might have had promise, or looked great on the surface, but when I got into playing it I felt an overwhelming sadness about it. Because it could have been so very much better, or brilliant. Disappointment can sometimes be worse than just being terrible; being terrible is memorable. Being mediocre and/or disappointing makes us want to forget you.

So let’s get straight down to business. (Amy, Assassin's Creed III, Mass Effect 3, PC, PS3, Resident Evil 6, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Psychotica  +   624d ago
I wasn't disappointed by Dark Souls: PTDE at all, I put a bizillion hours into that. I do agree with The Secret World though, I was very disappointed with how boring it was.
sandman224  +   624d ago
Not getting official news for the announcement and release of a new Xbox or playstion would be the only disappointment.
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francknara6  +   624d ago
Assassin's Creed 3 is awesome. Best in the series. Can't understand this hating.
Hellsvacancy  +   624d ago
I hated it personally, I painstakingly fought my way to complete that rubbish, im so glad I didnt buy it
Daver  +   624d ago
It was not a bad game in my opinion but it was disappointing, I thought it would have been a lot more.

Like the article, Diablo 3 takes the top spot for me too! Shame on Blizzard for releasing a game like that.
Blues Cowboy  +   624d ago
I enjoyed it right up until we [SPOILER] stopped playing as Haytham. [/SPOILER]

After that, it became a padded mess. So many good ideas, but so much busywork and emptyness.
FunkMacNasty  +   623d ago
I havent finished the story line yet, but I'm loving AC3 so far as well! Granted there have been some parts of the game where the pacing fell behind the action a bit.

Also, I think some people (not all) are Hating on AC3 because it was set in Colonial America (And you know how the world feels about America) Even the Author of this article ends his AC3 rant by saying "at least they got the the civil war part right, so brownie points for not being completely anti-British."

IF AC3 is "Anti-British" for it's portrayal of real-world historical events, then what do we say about all those games where the main character is tasked with saving the world from a crazed Chinese dictator and his Army, or is sent over to a fictional Middle East country to wipeout a fanatic militant group? What about all those games like the early MoH and CoD games that were set in WW2? Are they anti-German, anti-Russian, or anti-Japanese? Nobody bats an eye at those games, but the minute your Native American character has to start killing redcoats in the colonies, forget about it!
prototypeknuckles  +   623d ago
i think most peoples problem as well as mine was the fact that colonial america just wasnt as cool as florence, rome, or syria, because it just feels so out of place, and im american saying this, now had it been egypt, ancient china, japan,etc... it would feel more befittiing of an assassian.
Walker  +   624d ago
Resident Evil 6 was an EPIC FAIL .
TopDudeMan  +   624d ago
I think I'm one of the few people who liked diablo 3. But then again, It was an entirely new experience for me as I hadn't played that type of game before.
vallencer  +   623d ago
I liked diablo 3 and I put countless hours into 2. Most people won't admit that. It's getting better and better with each patch. Most people who claim to hate and played d2 didn't play d2 until the expansion came out and that's what made diablo 2 the game it was. Without the expansion and all te future updates it would have been boring.
Daver  +   623d ago
diablo 2 without the expansion was an amazing game compared to diablo 3. The expansion helped for the end game to make it more enjoyable and durable but the game itself was a lot better than diablo 3 on all points.
Ares84HU  +   624d ago
For me the most dissapointing game this year was Assassin's Creed 3. I just couldn't get myself to even complete the story. I really hated this Winnetu shit.
Tokyo_reject  +   624d ago
This is the most disappointing article of 2013....
Dragonshardz  +   623d ago
Gotta agree with their No.1 choice - Diablo 3 was a HUGE letdown to hardcore Diablo fans. For a decade we've been waiting for a sequel and all we got was a shortened, dumbed down and truth be told, RUSHED game that felt nothing like its predecessors. That in itself is a huge disappointment. Not to mention the RMAH and the severe lack of replaybility.

I spent around 300 hours playing Diablo 3 in the initial, sleep-deprived frenzy. Now, several months later I don't even want to touch it. Compare that to my DECADE long experience with Diablo 2, and, well, you can see the resemblance.
InTheLab  +   623d ago
AC3 is an on the rails open ended game. I remember sitting there playing as Kenway thinking...I don't want to go this route, I'll just go over....translucent wall? How? Why? Oh...it's Assassin's Creed.

Do it our way or don't do it: The Game.

Meanwhile, in Dishonored... I can shoot Campbell in the head, switch glasses and let him poison himself, sleep dart then chuck him out a window, have rats devour him, set up a wire trap to eviscerate him, freeze time and shoot him with 15 bolts, possess him and really have some fun, or strap him into a chair and brand his face for a non-lethal takedown. I've done all those things because the game allows me to play the way I like.

You can't do that in AC anymore. You also can't have fun with a boring ass game.
CLOUD1983  +   623d ago
First place was spot on, D3 was a game that I patiently w8ing to play for over 10 years & in the end the game Blizztard gave us was an absolute garbage with no depth no customization sh1ty cartoon graphics & countless other probs that u need to right an essay to mention them all, EPIC FAIL!

But the hardcore fans must be glad that a little indie company somewhere in New Zealand decide to get on their shoulders the weight of creating the "true" spiritual successor of D2, a gritty, dark, gothic hack&slash/dungeon crawler game with infinite customization & fcking character builds!

Path of Exile is the name & January 23 is the day of the Open Beta, hardcore Diablo fans will feel at home here, guarantee.
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baldulf  +   623d ago
Very good article, I agree with all choices.
quantae06  +   623d ago
I like Assassins Creed 3.
isyourhouseonfire  +   623d ago
Assassins Creed 3 was an absolute game changer for the industry. Other developers will now need to review how large and how detailed they make their environments thanks to the quality AC3 brought. And then there's the gameplay, another A+ effort from AC3.

How it made this list is mind boggling.

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