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Submitted by MariaHelFutura 751d ago | opinion piece

My 8 Most Disappointing Games of 2013

Gamnesia "I know Microsoft has had a couple of bad years in gaming, but this was one of the worst. I mean, no one can deny they pretty much messed up in 2013." (Industry, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Excalibur  +   751d ago
I thought Deadpool was a great game and $49.00 at release to boot.
abzdine  +   751d ago
Fuse is a disaster. don't understand what IG was thinking
4logpc  +   751d ago
Piece is about most disappointing games of 2013, has a picture of the Xbox one...

I think last light was a fine game.

EDIT: wise choice changing ur picture... But this piece still screams of Xbox hate
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anticlimax  +   751d ago
Metro LL was in my opinion a really good game. Different enemies with different approaches, sneaking parts, parts with the light and only getting nightvision later on, the battery and the airfilters + a pretty decent story with a likeable alien.
nategrigs  +   751d ago
But disappointing could mean that it didn't live up to they hype created by the previous entry. It doesn't mean that its bad
aliengmr  +   751d ago
What hype? Metro 2033 barely had any hype at all.

According to the author it was disappointing because it was sexist.
SlapHappyJesus  +   750d ago
I listed it as one of my top ten in my article for Duuro.
JohnnyTower  +   751d ago
"every game in microsofts 2013 library"?! That's a little biased. I enjoyed Dead Rising 3 and Forza immensely. No disappointment here.
nategrigs  +   751d ago
I haven't played either (ps4 guy), but I could see how someone could be disapointed with the direction Forza took (gimped economy/microtransactions). Yes I know they addressed these issues.

Dead Rising has always struck me as a series that you either enjoy or you don't. If you liked 1 and 2 you'll prolly like 3, if you didn't you wont. So I don't see how thats disappointing.

KI is supposed to be good too right?
JohnnyTower  +   751d ago
KI is good, but I don't care for the payment model so I only play with free Characters.

I didn't really care for Dead Rising 2 because of the story and characters, but they really nailed it in the 3rd one. Nice and gritty.

And Its too bad about Forza, there was a few people that didn't care for the track selection, but I like it.
If anything, the biggest disappointment of 2013 was the intrusion of MicroTransactions on consoles. Nobody wins with that nonsense.
Sayai jin  +   751d ago
I really never got into DR1 or 2, but DR3 is a really good gam IMO. I enjoyed Forza and KI. However I was disappointed with the 2013 Xbox 360 game line up. Not a lot of great exclusive for the 360 in it's closing years.
from the beach  +   751d ago
Out of nowhere the article turns into a Microsoft trolling session. 'All Xbox games in 2013 sucked!!' Ah, sure.
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Irishguy95  +   751d ago
It's Maria wut you expect??
Trekster_Gamer  +   751d ago
Extremely biased and unprofessional. What a douche!!!!!!!
kma2k  +   751d ago
Ill admit Ryse was very disapointing, but i really am loving dead rising 3!
snookiegamer  +   751d ago
The Most Disappointing Game of 2013 for me was.....

Aliens Colonial Marines ;(
4logpc  +   751d ago
Does that qualify as a game? I would say a game needs to be playable.
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snookiegamer  +   751d ago
Lool you're kinda funny :)

Admittedly...I did buy it for £5.98 in the PSN January sale, but I feel bad for those who purchased at full retail price ;(


Article seems overly biased. There's even an image of the Xbox One?
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anticlimax  +   751d ago
So simcity was out too then?
irishyort  +   751d ago
@4logpc bubble up for your joke there sir, lmao
nategrigs  +   751d ago
I didn't play it, but it sounds like it should be on the list. It certainly didn't live up to the hype
nategrigs  +   751d ago
I was with this guy until I got to #1. I'm a ps4 guy, and I guess I didn't play any 360 exclusives last year, but I think its pretty unfair to characterize all of their games as disappointing.
SKYVVLKR  +   751d ago
Remember Me looked awesome when it was announced. Haven't tried it yet but I have no heard good things about it.
azshorty2003  +   751d ago
I actually just beat it 2 days ago. I never got it when it was released due to many reviews. But I managed to snag it from Gamefly used for $13 (mint condition by the way with complete case, Gamefly is awesome)

Anyway, the combo system was cool. You got to cater them to the way You wanted to play. The soundtrack was awesome. And the Memory Remix sections were really neat, but there are only 4 in the game.

Beyond that, it was a beat em up game with a lot of Uncharted climbing. That doesn't make it bad, I enjoyed the whole game. But it did get a little repetitive. Go to a section, beat up guys, climb, go to another area, beat up guys, climb around, etc.

The story was fine, the whole idea was cool. Kind of got a little crazy at the end.

For what I paid, it was more then worth it, and I enjoyed it. Maybe those that paid full price might have felt a little let down.

But it, play it, enjoy.
kma2k  +   751d ago
ive had a gamefly account for the last 3 years & love it. I play every game on release day :) The blow out sales around Christmas time is where i get the gifts for all three of my nephews. My sister always tells me games are expensive how can you get them so many lol there damn cheap from gamefly!
Pogmathoin  +   751d ago
The guy who did the article says he is mostly a Nintendo and Sony Fan, but does enjoy MS games too... In other words, I am a Sony/Nintendo fanboy (which is fine), but like many here, claim they also do or once did like MS to sound cool, before going on to mercilessly bashing them. Also he added this,
Just get rid of the Kinect, give a hoot about having different genres of games that are not “indie” made, and stop with the focus on TV, Skype, and other social media stuff. - Stuff which Sony is now adding to its system, but it is great....
Typical BS... what else would you expect Maria to post???
gedden7  +   751d ago
What about BF4 and Alien Colonial Marines???
gedden7  +   751d ago
Oh and GTA V Online...
mpafighter  +   751d ago
Mine was God of War Ascension.
hollabox  +   751d ago
God of War Ascension was pretty good, but I think the developers only wanted to show off the PS3 graphics capabilities. Hell GODA looks better than most next gen titles I've played. But yeah GODA was all over the place with time jumping, couldn't finish got lost in the story.
azshorty2003  +   751d ago
That's funny, because the entire time I played all I could wonder was "What am I (Kratos) even doing? what's the point? I'm just going from point A to B without any reason."

I did finish the game, and Still don't know what the story was! And I hated the control changes they made, and the fact that they practically took away the Magic system.
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pyramidshead  +   751d ago
1. Every Game in Microsoft’s 2013 Line-Up

Woa what, that's pretty damn harsh. o.O lol
Hicken  +   751d ago
Can't say I would agree, but I suppose I see the reasoning? Rather than the whole lineup being a disappointment, I'd say each game had aspects that were disappointing. Microtransactions and toned down graphics, poor framerates and floppy leg glitches. Each game had some things that could have been disappointing to someone, but that could be said about ANY game in ANY launch lineup, so..
WeAreLegion  +   751d ago
Loved Deadpool. I understand High Moon had major setbacks, as well. They still managed to release a decent game. :)
CaptainCamper  +   751d ago
1. Every Game in Microsoft’s 2013 Line-Up - Flame bait.

And Deadpool? Deadpool was exactly what it needed to be. Sure it wasn't game changing in terms of mechanics and features but it was hilarious and some of the funniest scripts I've experienced in gaming.

Not every title is hoping to push every boundary in the industry. Some just attempt to deliver on something, and Deadpool did.
Modi1984  +   751d ago
i loved Remember Me .. it was supposed to be exclusive for sony but there is some problem with it and ending up with capcom
CrossingEden  +   751d ago
One of the problems according to the developers is management didn't wanting to have an african american female lead.
NiteX  +   751d ago
Played a few hours of Remember Me and I'm really liking it. Sure the fighting isn't as fresh as the Batman games of late, but it's still pretty damn fun. I just really love the world, and Nilin is a decent character.
hollabox  +   751d ago
I call BS on every game in MS, the editor put this crap in just to get hits knowing the fanboys will be up in arms. The only game I was not too impressed with is Forza 5. Otherwise DR3, Ryse, KI, hell I can throw in Zumba as well is met or exceeding my expectations.
aLiEnViSiToR  +   751d ago
lol where is Aliens Colonial Marines and SimCity O_o i would replace there fails with Remember Me and Deadpool also Metro LL should not be on this list :[
Grave  +   751d ago
Mine was Gone Home. It seemed to be heralded by most as an awesome, emotional, and unique adventure ... and then I played it. At the end I threw up in my mouth realizing I had just wasted $10 and 80 minutes of my life on absolute garbage. It's like M. Night Shyamalan decided to do an adventure game. I wish I could delete it from my Steam list.
HonestDragon  +   751d ago
Let's that disappointed me from 2013. Okay, I have a few.

SimCity: Need I say more? Well, I should anyway. I was very interested and eager to play this game. It has been a long time since I have played a Sim City game, but this one just killed it for me. Forced DRM without so much as a peep from EA that it was required to even play the game, no single player freedom, log in issues, server issues, and disappearing cities ruined this game for me. It's good when you actually access it, but accessing it was exactly the main problem.

God of War Ascension: That live action trailer had me hooked. It was impactful, emotional, and just so damn good. I was pumped to play it...but then I played it and the gameplay was just average. The magic was ineffective and the story needed more work. It even felt tedious at certain points.

Dead Space 3: Yes! Another EA game. While I love the other two Dead Space games, I absolutely despise the third installment. Completely removed of everything horror, Dead Space 3 was focused on more action and microtransactions. Pay to win was the goal and EA wanted you pay more. Pay for weapons and materials for crafting as opposed to the excellent store, four weapon slots, and rig upgrades you get and earn on your own. Thanks for ruining another great franchise, EA.

Batman Arkham Origins: While the gameplay was solid and the set up was intriguing, the story just fell short for me. Where a new villain can take center stage with a slew of DC rogues out to get Batman the opposite happened. Black Mask is flung aside as soon as you find out the plot twist and a a few of the assassins turn out to be throwaway side quests. The fight with Deathstroke was the best thing in the game.

Grand Theft Auto V: Now I know this might be a shocking choice for many people, but this game really dropped the ball with me for a lot of reasons. The story was haphazard and broken, some characters seemed pointless to be there, many side quests were not interesting, flying sucked, getting a car collection was nigh impossible without spending a lot of money, keeping cars in garages was a pain because of the disappearing car glitch, GTA online needs work, customization for the characters was lacking, and the properties didn't give me any incentive to get them. I think it was very overrated and a far cry from the glory days of GTA with the likes of Vice City and San Andreas. Sorry, but I didn't like it.
SynestheticRoar  +   751d ago
WOW. This author said every game in Microsoft 2013 lineup. That was ballsy.
kma2k  +   751d ago
To be honest the only one i was truly disappointed by was remember me. The rest were about what i was expecting.
beatled  +   751d ago
God of War Ascension
dead rising 3
beyond two souls
aliens cm

all pretty sore excuses for games
Max-Zorin  +   751d ago
Out of nowhere the article has flame bait. Journalists like this is why aliens won't talk to us.
Mister_Dawg  +   751d ago
Every MS game?

Someone has slipped a pill into your morning coffee ;-)
_FantasmA_  +   751d ago
Of the games I played, Bioshock Infinite, DMC, AC4 Black Flag, and Ghosts were worse than I expected.
WickedLester  +   751d ago
Amazed that Beyond: Two Souls isn't on that list. That was one of the most anticipated games for PS3 in 2013 and it got absolutely crucified in the reviews.
jacksjus  +   751d ago
It was a good game, but unfortunately it was being compared to TLOU which didn't help it at all. It would have been better received had it come out prior to TLOU.
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Hicken  +   751d ago
Maybe he didn't play it, out maybe it wasn't disappointing to him.

You cite reviews, but I note a distinct lack of your own opinion on the game. You dint even mention that YOU anticipated the title highly. I wonder why that is.
Flames76  +   751d ago
Wow this dude is a moron no doubt about it.The Xbox One launch line up was the best games i had even seen at a system launch.Killer instinct,Dead Rising 3,Forza 5,and Ryse.Which all has hit the million mark except killer instinct (digital).Who is this piece of trash and why is he writing articles?
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jacksjus  +   751d ago
Haha I haven't played a single one of these.
jacksjus  +   751d ago
1. GOW Ascension was the biggest disappointment.
2. Killzone SF looks incredible and plays smooth but was missing too much of the obvious. Those who played it know exactly what I am talking about.
3. Contrast another game that was very interesting but was so damn glitchy that you literally couldn't play it.
4. The Last of Us. This one was my fault because instead of just playing it right away, I listened to people's opinion and went into it expecting something that didn't happen. In the end I was left unsatisfied, but now when I think back on it, it was a great game.
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SlapHappyJesus  +   750d ago
The list was fine before the #1.
Of course though, it's Maria.

Let's talk real here for a minute, Maria. You are an obvious troll. Despite that fact, you go far out of your way to write comments, and even articles, trying to dispute that fact and claim your comments are genuine and justified.
You then list crap like that and still, apparently, want to be taken seriously.
Everything Microsoft released for the console is apparently a disappointment, though, I guess, games like Knack and Shadowfall were truly mind-blowing experiences for you. If that is indeed true, your bias has truly taken over and you have poor standards, to say the least.
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