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What’s Your Most Regrettable Gaming Purchase?

PSLS: We all have that one purchase in the world of video games that we regret the most. Whether it is a system we bought at launch that didn’t deliver games we actually wanted, a peripheral that you used once and never revisited, or a game you saved up your money for months only for it to disappoint, it’s all happened to us.

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TrendyGamers1281d ago

There's just so many to choose from.

guitarded771281d ago

I can't think of any hardware regrets, but I have a plethora of games and accessories that I regret buying... starting with the Power Glove.

JoGam1281d ago

biggest regret was Brink.

toguns1281d ago

Power Glove... hard to top that. Not unless you're one of the 5 people that bought a Virtual Boy

Redrum0591281d ago

DmC, but I knew what I was getting into when I purchased this game new, I just wasn't expecting to beat the game in 5hours on nphilim mode . Traded it in for ni no kuni :)

FarEastOrient1281d ago

The Famicon, hardly anything was released in English.

BattleAxe1281d ago

My biggest regret was the 360 I bought, and then the Gold membership that I bought after that. Oh well, live and learn, but I suppose I'm lucky that I only paid $100.00 for my 360.

ABizzel11281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )

Hardware:

1. Wii
2. PSP, there were good games, but the PSP needed 2 thumbsticks.
3. Launch consoles, the games usually run dry quickly.

Games:

Not too many, I check reviews and gamefly things I'm unsure of, and rarely buy games day 1 unless they've proven themselves.

1. Playing a copy of Vampire's Rain my cousin bought. AWFUL GAME.
2. Heavenly Sword. Enjoyed the game, but 5 hours is not a $60 game.
3. ?????

Eyeco1281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )

Mine was COD [email protected], I had to choice between that and Fallout 3 I really wish I picked up the latter instead, the former is actually one of the most unpleasant gaming experiences I've ever had to endure , dreadful game

Oh and Socom confrontation , how could I forget that game was a massive f#%k you to a Socom fan , it felt less of a game but more of a pre alpha with each an every patch feeling like a portion of new build, I regret buying it because my hopes of it becoming better eventually via patches were crushed

QSPR1281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )

wow i rember i got myself the nokia n-gage. worst buy ever

EeJLP-1281d ago

@KwietStorm
My 32X came with DOOM back in the day, so even though I don't care much for the DOOM franchise now-a-days, it wasn't regrettable back then.

http://i.imgur.com/v69W8.jp...
(pic to show 32X Doom bundle, not my pic)

TheDivine1281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )

You know I more regret the stuff I either didn't buy like Radiant Historia or stuff I sold like my old snes/n64/GameCube games. I do regret some games I bought day 1 which is why I stopped unless they're jrpgs that may become rare or stuff like Ni No Kuni which I don't mind paying extra for in hopes of a sequel.

Kinda regret the vita though. I love it but I should've waited till thanksgiving when I could've saved a hundred bucks on it and all the ps plus games I got I had already bought kinda making me feel jipped. Resistance BS was part of that vita remorse also lol. Still p4 justifies my lack of self control and patience.

Holy shit I forgot I did buy Venetica on a Black Friday deal and damn was that game a POS. horrible judgement on my part and prob the worst ten dollars I ever spent on gaming.

joab7771281d ago

U wont regret ni no kuni...its amazing!

jeseth1280d ago

NES Power Pad

That thing was the most inaccurate and frustrating thing. I remember trying to play Track and Field as a kid and almost crying.

Highlife1280d ago

Hardware
3DO, PSone blew it out of the water.
Wii

Games
Madden 13 no drafting or season mode
Oblivion and Skyrim to many bugs
Assassins Creed boring trailer was so awesome though
Burger Time 2 (original was awesome at the time)
Marble Madness (probable broke some controllers over that game)

darthv721280d ago

Mine are more about selling. Like selling my neogeo AES and 5 carts for a mere $300...damn what a fool i was. But at the time, i needed the cash.

Ive traded in dozens of genesis and snes games in the past. I dont do that anymore. Now im on a quest to get back all the ones I traded away and some I never had.

you will see me on an episode of Hoarders one day. I will be the one with the entire house filled with flattened cats because of all the game boxes everywhere.

gaffyh1280d ago

Definitely the Wii in terms of hardware.

tehpees31280d ago

I would say 360 when I originally bought it. *shudder*

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dougr1281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )

To be honest my biggest regret thus far is the Nintendo Wii U. Not anything worth playing right now after Mario, and nothing interesting coming up. Right now I'm trying to resell it at market value to recoup the cost and then maybe purchase it down the line after a price drop.

A close second is the regular Nintendo Wii system. Bought it played it barely and it sat gathering dust.

guitarded771281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )

You didn't see anything enticing in today's Nintendo Direct?

Also, after you mentioned it, I said I had no hardware regrets, but remembered that I did sell my Wii... I think it was more a matter of not having many games for me, and not really being that into motion controls. However, I do like my Wii U... sure, it's in a drought for games like any console 2 months after launch, but the Nintendo Direct this morning has me pretty pumped.

EddieNX 1281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )

Well , then you are foolish for buying it in the first place.

I'm loving my wiiu and have bought many great games for it already and can barely put it down , but everyone is different.

I feel the same about my Vita. it's just an incredibly sexy paper weight right now after finishing UCGA , Gravity rush .

Also , you're in for a shock when 720 and ps4 launch , cus the launch window is going to be very similar to Nintendo in the sense that you will have a lot of previous gen games just with slightly updated graphics , and a few rushed games.

be patient. Consoles don't hit the ground running software wise.

Kingthrash3601281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )

King of wii... Everything from you name to your comment sounds fanboyish.. Just saying. And then you contradict yourself buy saying you can't put the wiiU down and bought MANY great games... Then in the next paragraph you say the ps4/720 will be much like the wiiu with slightly updated previous gen games? So your having a blast with previous gen "rushed" games?
Also, who's to say that will be the ps4/720s case with previous gen games. The wiiU is only very slightly stronger than previous gen consoles. Ps4720 will be significantly stronger than this gens consoles. For shame fanny boi.

On topic I actually had a virtra boy...... Nuff said.
Oh and psp go....needed a umd drive. would be my number 2

dougr1281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )

I have Mario and COD Black Ops 2. Mario was okay, but I liked it a lot less than the Wii Mario. I'm a big fan of some games from Nintendo, but nothing releasing soon leads me to believe I should have just waited for either a price drop or to buy it cheap second hand. The only game coming up that I'm going to buy is the Lego game, but other than that I'm left waiting for a mario party/kart, Zelda, DK, or Banjo game. I really was foolish for buying it, but I have to have all the newest gadgets. As for the new PS4 I'll get it launch for sure, but I'll probably have regrets about it as well.

Other than the two Wii's though I have no regrets. I've never bought a hand held system other than Gameboy and console wise additionally I've owned Nintento, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Gamecube, PS1/2/3 and have thoroughly enjoyed all of those.

kayoss1281d ago

@dougr
I have a wiiU and the only game I have for it is zombieu and mario game. I actually won the Wii u from work. But I use to love mario games but I've gotten older Mario games kind of lost its fun factor. my wife is currently playing the Mario game and she hates the contoller. LOL. But you brought up Mario party, I was wondering how would it work? Do we need to buy multiple tablets? But ky biggest regret is getting the Wii. I played the sport game that came with it for about a week and since then I've never touched it and its been 5 years.

Irishguy951280d ago

That's why you should never buy a just launched system.

I have never bought, I don't understand how anyone can put up with the lack of games that the 360, Ps3, and Wii started out with. I got the 360 when it had Oblivion, Cod 2 and 3, Halo 2(lol), Forza 2, Fable 2, and Gears of war 1.

I bought a Ps3 when MGS4 came out, and all the previous games since that date.

Got the Wii after that with a few 9/10 games

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Merrill1281d ago

State of emergency - Rockstar games.

typikal821280d ago

Oh man, I can't describe the disappointment of this game

DonnieDarko1280d ago (Edited 1280d ago )

Hardware: sega mega cd, psp, GameCube. Amstrad GX4000

Software: rival turf (Snes) joe and mac (Snes) streets of rage 3 (genesis)

Stuff I regret selling: my ROB nes. My game gear. All my Nintendo game and watch handhelds. PAIN

Online games I miss the most - socom 1&2. Midtown madness 2. Halo 2 :( splinter cell chaos theory - that game was ahead of its time!

Merrill1280d ago

Terrible game. I bought it the day it came out, what a piece if turd. I guess I was still high on GTA3 and figured Rockstar could do no wrong, how wrong I was.

ThatGuy21281d ago

Duke Nukem Forever...i think i won this lol

vallencer1280d ago

Duke nukem forever collectors edition. I think I won lol. But seriously I can't believe I bought that game period.

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Christopher1280d ago

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood.

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ftwrthtx1281d ago

PSPGo was a big disappointment. Had they given us a way to transfer our UMD games, without having to pay again, it might have been better.

T3mpr1x1281d ago

It could have been relatively easily done, too...Such a shame. I got mine for $100 if I remember correctly, and it was definitely worth that price!

Tetsujin1281d ago

Go cramped my hands big time, I also didn't like how it's 16 GB flash that's not upgradable.

ftwrthtx1281d ago

Some games cramped me up but MLB The Show was ok.

DanShadow271281d ago

Half of Nintendo's 3DS games last year

dbjj120881281d ago

Really? I haven't regretted any 3DS purchases.

DanShadow271281d ago

Paper Mario Sticker Star stands out the most for me. As a fan of both the Mario and Luigi and Paper Mario series, I couldn't stand that frustrating mixup. It lost its identity.

zerocrossing1281d ago

Operation Winback 2: Project Poseidon, Operation Winback was an amazing game on PS2, but the sequel... It was just so goddamn awful.

Soldierone1281d ago

Lmao I remember this. I was so excited for it, and it was like "wtf is this?" So I replayed the first to get the taste outta my mouth.

zerocrossing1281d ago

Haha! Yeah same here man. Operation Winback 2: Project Poseidon is probably the worst sequel to any franchise ever, and Im including Dino crisis 3 here, lol.

vallencer1280d ago

Wow there's a game I wish they would make again. I loved operation wingback. It was such a good game.

MasterCornholio1281d ago

Ooooo thats a nasty one especially on the PS3 which was almost unplayable when it came out. Remember the nasty bug that would cause the console to freeze everytime you entered water with the character and remember that Bethesda took over a month to fix that.

The Wii was extremely regrettable for me though as well as the XBOX360 when Microsoft went crazy with kinect.

I_am_Batman1281d ago

Mine is Oblivion so I skipped Skyrim. I just expected too much from the game. I liked the main story though.

knifefight1281d ago

Yeah. The PS3 version of Oblivion wasn't without some problems here and there, but it was overall playable for dang sure, even with no patches. I expected similar of Skyrim but daaang. I had to trade it in soon after. Will get it again when I have a good enough PC, I think.