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Submitted by PockyKing 942d ago | opinion piece

Has 2013 Been Filled with Too Many Disappointments So Far?

OnlySP: At the end of last year, it seemed like this year would be a pinnacle in the world of video games. Looking at the early release schedule there were literally oodles of games that we thought would be some of the best games of the generation. Some lived up to what fans expected, but unfortunately a large majority of this year’s releases have ended up in a disappointment. (BioShock: Infinite, God of War: Ascension, PC, PS3, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360)

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dafegamer  +   942d ago
fermcr  +   942d ago
I've been enjoying this years games. For me Tomb Raider is the best game this year... until know.
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Root  +   942d ago
I thought Tomb Raider was ok but Bioshock and Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch did it for me

Tomb Raider....I don't know, it just didn't feel like a Tomb Raider game. Good game but not what it's about
TopDudeMan  +   941d ago
Agreed, tomb raider is awesome.

The button prompts annoyed me at first, but they were fewer and farther between as the game progressed and I thought the story was great, too.
DatNJDom81  +   941d ago
God of War Ascension Multiplayer has had me hooked since day 1. I literally cant stop playing it. When Im not playing it, I want to stop what Im doing and play it. Thats how multiplayer is done.
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3-4-5  +   942d ago
Pretty much the opposite of disappoint....

* PS4 news

* Xbox 720 about to be announced

* Wii U announced new 3D Mario, Zelda U, Mario Kart..

* 3DS is just becoming better by the week
- FE:A , Luigi's Mansion, DKCR 3DS, about to get mario golf , Pokemon, Rune Factory 4, Mario Party 3DS, Yoshi's Island 3DS, Bravely Default 3DS, LoZ ALttP 2 3DS.....

* New Sony Sony console...better controller and a focus towards gamers = awesome

* PC has some solid games releasing this year as well including Shadow run Returns..

* E3 will be epic considering what will be talked about and other random surprises that always happen.

* 2013 into 2014 has been set up nice for us.

* GTA5 is releasing this yea and while we don't have a ton of info, it's at least known when we get to play it....

* None of these things should be a surprise...this was all announced and known about and nobody should be upset.

* I've missed out on mentioning probably 20-30 good games as well as other gaming news I can't recall at the moment.

This article is lame.
ThatKanadianKid  +   942d ago
That's probably why the title says "so far". Of course this still good stuff coming this year and the article makes note of that. So your comment is pretty lame too.
PockyKing  +   942d ago
I'm assuming you wrote all that simply cause the title. Guess we've all forgotten about Sim City, Aliens: Colonial Marines...especially A:CM? Just been an up and downer year so far. Second half of the year is looking great though, I'm certainly excited for it.
Tr10wn  +   941d ago
fanboys be fanboys *nope*
brish  +   941d ago
I think we need at least three more major disappointments! ;-)
-GametimeUK-  +   941d ago
I agree completely with your in depth statement. It all boils down to what console you own, but gaming overall is great this year so far.

The Vita and WiiU are doing horrible, The Xbox is lacking compelling exclusives, but is healthy and the PS3 is STILL getting stronger. It is constantly improving. The instant game collection has owned so much this year. Hitman soon :D

Games wise... Dead Space 3 was a predictable decline, Gears of War seemed to disappoint and as a God of War fan... well... I can't even be bothered to try Ascension, but the reviews indicate that we really didn't need a new GodOW.

Ni No Kuni, Monster Hunter, Bioshock, Tomb Raider, Luigi's Mansion 2, Fire Emblem, Injustice are just a few examples of what we have got this year. The gaming world is BOOMING!
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shadowwizard  +   942d ago
For me, yes, Tomb Raider, God of War Ascension and Dead Space 3 were just OK, nothing breathtaking or amazing.
PockyKing  +   942d ago
I've had a hard time even bothering to finish a lot of games that received sequels this year. Crysis 3, Dead Space 3 etc. All good games though none the less.
Christopher  +   942d ago
While not going to say anything about your opinion on the games you listed, I do have to say that when I see a 'gamer' say stuff like you about a plethora of highly rated games, I oftentimes wonder how miniscule the difference is between OK and Great considering how rare it is to find a game that does everything well and that multiple games this year have done at least a few things very well.

What about Bioshock: Infinite? Ni No Kuni? Rayman Legends?
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MilkMan  +   942d ago
not really, just bored with all the shooters. I want to play lots of different games and have FUN with them. I found myself either playing my WiiU more often, or my Alienware to play strategy games.
My Xbox and Ps3 where collecting dust for most of 2012.
They have a real hard sell for a gamer like me come this next-gen.
Hufandpuf  +   941d ago
Recent FPSs:
COD Blops 2
Far Cry 3
Crysis 3
Bioshock Infinite

that's not a lot. and they are all great games.
humbleopinion  +   941d ago
Seriously? You actually bought a WiiU, which is probably the most game-barren console in the past decade or so.
We know it's lacking in the games department so you didn't make this purchase based on actual catalog - perhaps just based on future promises. In that case, how hard will it be to sell you a next-gen console that actually aims up high?
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yesmynameissumo  +   942d ago
Nothing disappointing about Ascension imo. Fun game is fun.
PockyKing  +   942d ago
God of War is certainly fun, just wasn't all that impressed by the story. SSM made it sound like it'd be a lot more touching and personal to Kratos then it actually was.
yesmynameissumo  +   942d ago
That depends on your view. Seeing the games played by the Furies, the scale of the environments and battles. As a guy who owns and has beat every GoW game, I was very satisfied with the game. And online MP is like a bloody PowerStone!
PockyKing  +   942d ago
Yup it's all just opinion. I think what really got me about the game was just how long you spent on "SPOILER" building that statue and how big of a portion that took up in the campaign. Wanted to see more places and fight more bosses haha.
RandomDude655  +   941d ago
Fans complain about Kratos angst
SSM tone down the character.
Fans complain about lack of angst.

lol lol
Jek_Porkins  +   942d ago
It hasn't been disappointing at all, I think the sales might be disappointing, but look back at when new consoles have been announced, really great games get overlooked because people are saving up for new consoles, games and experiences.

A few good examples would be Super Metroid for the SNES, maybe one of the best games of all time, but nobody bought it because the PS1 was coming out, and the N64 had been announced. Conker had the same issues, great game, but sold like poo because of the new console announcements.

I thought Tomb Raider, Gears Judgment, God Of War Ascension and a lot of other games were great, but I personally know people who opted not to buy some of these games because they are saving money for other consoles...
TheOneEyedHound  +   942d ago
Their has been two games that made this year already a big one for me.

Bioshock Infinite

Ni No Kuni

With TLOU and beyond 2 souls on the horizon, the Rest are just warm gravy.
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Dark11  +   942d ago
God of War Ascension and MGR = huge disappointment for me.
Bathyj  +   942d ago
Tombraider and gow were both great fun.

Were they disappointing or do people have unrealistic expectations. Theyre just games after all, some act like they were expecting a life altering religious experience.
ThatKanadianKid  +   941d ago
Probably a mixture of both, but God of War for me looked really great in all the trailers etc, but ended up being pretty lackluster about half way through the game. Started off real strong then just got really boring, which never had that happen to me in GoW game, could be my own stagnation of the series as well.
Williamson  +   942d ago
Better than last year for me so far. Tomb raider, ascension,mgr were all great and more good games are still coming.
mamotte  +   942d ago
I have Ni No Kuni, Bioshock Infinite and Luigi's Mansion. This year has been great until now.
chadboban  +   942d ago
Fire Emblem, Ni No Kuni, Luigi's Mansion, Bioshock Infinite etc. have been great to me so far. I've been using most of my time to try and clear my massive backlog of games though so it all pretty much works out in the end for me.
the worst  +   942d ago
god of war is the best game i played this year
Tomb Raider & Bioshock Infinite ok but not great
weekev15  +   942d ago
March was epic, this holiday season is shaping up to be crazy though. Think its been a good l, but slightly underwhelming year.
Edito  +   942d ago
When the author says too many it's like we had too many notable releases... of course not we've not been filed with too many disappointments...
deadfrag  +   942d ago
Wow someone is actually comparing God of War: Ascension MP to the mighty Power Stone.........Jesus forgive him!
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   942d ago
You played the GOW multiplayer?
deadfrag  +   941d ago
YES!But you havent played Power Stone,because GOW MP is not even close to Power Stone!
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MrDead  +   942d ago
Has 2013 Been Filled with Too Many Disappointments So Far?

Yes as N4G approvers keep letting god awful articles through. I have played so many good games though.
fsfsxii  +   942d ago
All has been awesome, except for DmC.... oh god, please don't let that happen again.
DigitalRaptor  +   942d ago
Not really.

Started with a bang in Ni No Kuni.

PS4 reveal in February with lots of positive feedback from developers, gamers and the industry in general.

BioShock Infinite, God of War Ascension, Sly Cooper 4, Guacamelee and more.

New info regarding upcoming games: Beyond & The Last of Us.

It's all good as far as I'm concerned.
WeAreLegion  +   942d ago
No. Amazing year, so far. :) And Soul Sacrifice came out today!
Hicken  +   942d ago
Soul Sacrifice, Ni no Kuni, and the PS4 announcement have made this a pretty damn good year so far. And others have enjoyed quite a few other games immensely, as well.

I hardly think one or two subpar showings negates all the good times had so far.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   942d ago
Nah good so far for me GEARS, DmC, Bioshock infinite,sly 4, Luigis mansion, Fire emblem, and mirror of fate. And the Year gets better.
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azshorty2003  +   942d ago
Tomb raider and Bioshock say Hi. Dead space was about what I expected. Hitman was decent. Haven't played GoW yet.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   942d ago
Lego City Undercover has brought me tremendous joy. I'm still roaming the streets finding all the collectibles, busting the gangs, stealing cars, finding lost pigs, etc. Worth buying a Wii U just for this game.
stefan771  +   942d ago
I haven't been disappointed. Although, I have only played one new game this year, God of War, and I really enjoyed it
mydyingparadiselost  +   942d ago
Bioshock was great, just beat the AMAZING Ni No Kuni, Lego City was a pleasant surprise and that's just what I've recently played. 2013 seems to be a good enough year so far.
matrixman92  +   942d ago
I feel like there has been potential to be excellent. There have really only been a few stand out titles...tomb raider and bioshock come to mind. nothing else really that I can think of
CEOSteveBallmer  +   941d ago
Me and the majority here says "NO". Tomb raider is good so is God of war ascension. Its a prequel!! and the beginning of the series. Your expecting it to be as big as God of war 3? part 3 is the climax of God of war where ascension is picking up steam for the series. Its a "less angry" kratos story driven.
taijutsu363  +   941d ago
Bioshock: Infinite just slightly dont get me wrong overall great game but these are the key points that wont make me replay it as much as the first Bioshock (especially) and the second: Oh *spoilers more or less* But everyone shoulda played this already! lol

1. Choices didnt matter take heads take tails, cage or the bird...NOTHING in the story will change, sooooo whats the point of that?

2. From former BI trailers Elizabeth didnt have any powers like the telekinesis they showed would have really helped in the gameplays! lol She only had the tears.

3. I could only use TWO guns and if I wanted a different one I had to pick it up and keep it! And that sucked cuz I ran outta ammo really quickly.

4. No alternate endings which are one of the best features in the Bioshock game!
mrmarvel29  +   941d ago
My two favorite games this year are Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider
medman  +   941d ago
Bioshock Infinite was fantastic. I'm looking forward to The Last of Us, Beyond:Two Souls, Watch Dogs, and GTA V. Any of which could be game of the year.
ZILLA  +   941d ago
Ascension is the GREATEST non shooter this gen!the online feels like nothing ive played before,the Brutal Kills are worth the $60 alone(period)GoW...F T W
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