Feature: I Bought These 4 Games, I Wasted My Cash

GT: It’s happened to many a gamer throughout their lives: you purchase a title that you’ve been waiting on for umpteen years. Your dreams were overwhelmed by it, at school your attention was deterred. Every gaming website, from IGN to GamesThirst you scoured, taking in every bit of news about said title that you could find. After all, they said it’d be one of the biggest games of all time, and for some unknown reason you believed the lie.

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crapgamer2704d ago

Lost Planet 2 wasn't terrible. Final Fantasy was a bit of a letdown though. Not a bad read though.

Reibooi2704d ago (Edited 2704d ago )

Wow this is total fail.

The guy is putting movie games(who the hell buys movie games thinking they will be good?) on a list with 2 really big games that didn't live up to the hype.

FFXIII isn't what alot of people expected yet if you can find those who looked past the linearity they liked it quite a bit(like myself) "8 hrs in I was struggling to understand what the story was about" Really? After 8 hours you didn't get sucked into the characters the 8 hour mark(assuming you know how to play) is around Palum Polum where the game gets REALLY good. The guy claims to have played all the other FF's which if true means he should be able to appreciate the incredibly character driven story. It's not story driven like older FF's but Character driven instead(which I think works better).

Lost Planet 2 is really fun if you play it in co-op but any other way it's broken. Capcom pulled a Monster Hunter and really designed the game to be played with 4 real people so if you play single player it's obviously not gonna be fun. On top of that the control scheme feels dated and certainly isn't for everyone.

I took 10 minutes reading this article, I wasted my time.

Nicaragua2704d ago

I played FF13 up to Gran Pulse and stopped playing. I just simply lost the will to play it even though im not far from the end and getting an extra couple of trophies.

Its a tedious, tiresome, piece of shit.

knight6262704d ago

kind of agree with u on the FFXIII at first i was little confused and kind of bored out of my mind from this game but i didnt give up and continued playing once i passed that 8 hour mark it started to get better and i started to love it...ill tell u the truth i never played a FF game this was my first one and iam planning to play the rest

kraze072704d ago

I agree. Unlike many other people out there I was hooked on FFXIII from the beginning. Lol @ the author for not being able to understand the story, how dumb can you be. You dont even have to read the datalogs to know what's going on. I think the reason most people don't like it is because it isn't what they were expecting. The character progression not starting until a few chapters into the game and the new battle system is probably what turned most FF fanatics off besides how linear it is. What the author said doesn't really surprise me seeing as how he didn't start playing Final Fantasy until FF7.

Cerberus21252704d ago

@ Nicaragua I know how you fell,I'm a big RPG fan first,a d Final Fantasy second,I play XIII for 10-14 hours an stop to play Resonance of Fate.I'll mos def get back to it,if only for the fact that it is Final Fantasy.

lordgodalming2704d ago

Good grief, can people not shut up about FFXIII? I earned the Plat trophy after 94 hours and never got sick of it.

Cenobia2704d ago

I played FF13 for about the same amount of time (I got to the father/son reunited bit), and I just gave up. I normally don't play FF games, but the hype for it made me give it a try. Unfortunately I found it to be remarkably tedious.

I mean they had me playing as the defender for at least an hour and a half. WTF! Is that supposed to be fun? Let me just stand here for 20 minutes per battle and take hits...I wanted to buy a ticket to Japan and choke the developers.

And I have to agree about the story. It was extremely convoluted and they decided to just start it in the middle so you understand even less about what is going on. I understood the l'Cie bit (at least enough, and I had given up on a real explanation, chalking it up to 'that's just the way it is in this world'), but I had no idea what was going on in my actual "mission". The monster thing which I assumed was the final battle, was never really explained. Having no clue about why any of this was happening was kind of annoying too.

Overall, it took way too long to even get the story started to a point where I even knew who everyone was and I didn't find the combat fun enough to continue.

kraze072704d ago

Not trying to insult anyone, but if you think FF13's story was hard to understand then something must be wrong with you. I can't imagine how hard it must be for you guys to understand MGS4.

rexus123452704d ago

In FF13, there is an "easy" way to do battles and there is a "right" way. Easy way is simply to setup a traditional party of Tank/Healer/Damage-Dealer and using auto-battle to SLOWLY chip away at your enemy's HP. The right way is to take advantage of the paragon system and kill an enemy as fast as possible.
I see a lot people don't like FF13 simply because they decided to take the "easy" way, so they complain that battles are too boring because it takes 10min of auto-battle a normal mob, and boss battles are too hard. However, the game itself is also at fault because it doesn't offer enough incentive to have people killing the enemy the "right" way. I would prefer increased CP rate over 5-star-rating and increased tech points gain.

Prototype2704d ago

Lost Planet 2? I've had far more fun on that game with the multiplayer currently. It's a big improvement over the first game online wise.

FF13 can eat a d-ck (biggest waste of money)

Avatar and Iron Man comment

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AliTheBrit192704d ago

Yep, I rented Lost planet 2, and couldn't believe how bad it was.

K-Tuck2704d ago

I actually couldn't believe just how good LP2 was. I went into it knowing it was supposed to be bad, and was blown away.

Different strokes for different folks.

DevastationEve2704d ago

Dude. Getting the armor is super awesome. And so is hitching a ride on a vs in co-op. Its the best co-op game yet...makes you forget the shame that was re5.

erathaol2704d ago (Edited 2704d ago )

Really Lost Planet 2 is a bad game? That's were people are drawing their line of what a bad game is? That's total bull.

Lost Planet 2 is different just like Metal Gear Online. It may have its issues that would aggravate the average Third Person Shooter fan but at the same time it has very appealing mechanics that more than make up for it.

Lost Planet 2 - Controlling Mechs, Killing Monsters for points to throw in a random slot machine, Unlocking tons of content for your character to look different, having campaign that can technically take 21+ hours to complete and chapter 5 was just hilarious.

Metal Gear Online - Lay prone, snap into first person iron sight mode (w/ lean), be able to stealthy hide during games, character customization, dirty mags to distract enemies and hiding under boxes.

Not only that but CAPCOM put out two Lost Planet 2 demos, demonstrating what Lost Planet 2 would be like. You had every opportunity to know what the game was about and how it would play.

maxcer2704d ago

I picked up LP2 for $40 at launch, hopefully at that price it wasn't a waste. But how can the article be taken seriously with two movie tie-in's? ...he must be new to gaming.

Greywulf2704d ago

really? You're a moron at this point, and your game taste is bad.

chaosatom2704d ago

I played a solid 6 hours I think.

The story is pretty amazing with the character development. I started to read the some of the datalog and you comprehended the story much better. I do agree that it's a bit tedious fighting enemies after enemies but you develop a specific strategy.

I wish they had made it shorter and didn't just give enemies after enemies to make it longer.

frjoethesecond2704d ago

@Reibooi Agree 100% It's not perfect but sqeenix are tring.

JoySticksFTW2704d ago

It starts to feel like an actual FF game then, with wide open exploration

But yeah, the game still sucks though

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Brewski0072704d ago

The guy who made this list hopefully has learned his lesson and NEVER buys another movie licensed game. Everyone with half a brain cell knows they're either designed for the under 12's or terribly short lived. Speaking about the majority.

As for final fantasy xiii. I loved that game. . I played it to death and did what I wanted to do in it. Did i waste my money on it... no, because im a huge fan and I really wanted to play it. Am I disappointed , yes because it for me lacks the replay factor. And with no DLC on the horizon I decided to trade it in last weekend.

eggbert2704d ago

the spongebob squarepants movie game for the gamecube. It's actually not that bad.

Then again I just recently bought it used for $4.99.

Rocket Sauce2704d ago

This is making me want to plug in my N64, because Goldeneye absolutely kills FF XIII with a James Bond karate chop to the face.

Hellsvacancy2704d ago (Edited 2704d ago )

The guy must b an idiot, or a crack-head, who in there right mind would pay cash for Iron Man 2 and Avatar?

DiLeCtioN2704d ago

trophy whores, believe it or not i had a few friends playing Hannah Montannah just to obtain easy trophies O.o

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Squall50052704d ago

He purchased Iron Man and Avatar, what did he expect?

Does he not read reviews?

BeaArthur2704d ago

Yeah, I still read it but after seeing Iron Man 2, nothing he said after that mattered. I disagree with his FF13 assessment though. You can easily access the datalog if you aren't sure as to what is going on. I felt like somethings at the end didn't quite add up, and it wasn't the best FF tale ever told but I found the characters interesting (other than snow) and the combat system was really good. This guy wouldn't know that though because he didn't play it long enough. And I didn't find any of the boss fights to be all that difficult, the monsters on Gran Pulse were more challenging than a lot of the boss fights (but he didn't even get that far). Sounds like he just wasn't that good at the game and was bored before he turned it on so he wasn't able to follow the story.

UltimateIdiot9112704d ago (Edited 2704d ago )

Really? You found the characters interesting? Hope was one of the most annoying character in the game. At first I thought it would be Snow, but he's more decent than Hope. I feel that Sazh is the only character with a good background. The others ranged from meh to somebody shoot him.

The combat system is good but when fighting multiple enemies, it's terrible especially when your teammates cannot revive leaders and I don't see why it must be the leader's summon only.

BeaArthur2704d ago

Maybe you didn't correctly learn how the battle system works if you kept dieing. The leader is the only one who can summon because they want you to feel like you should use every character. I get what you are saying though, it would be nice if you could use any characters summon in the party and then just control that character while the Eidlon is out, but that to me was a minor issue.

As far as the characters go, a lot of them had annoying moments and there was plenty of the corny JRPG dialogue but by the end they had grown on me. Hope stopped being annoying half way through (possibly because he stopped being a whiny little girl and finally manned up). By the end Snow was the only one still annoying me.

UltimateIdiot9112704d ago (Edited 2704d ago )

I don't keep dying just only once in a while (when I do, it's usually the leader who dies and my other team member is at least half or full health) but I feel the battle drags on and could be quicker had I have more control over other characters especially running around Gran Pulse.

The battle system is great against boss and single enemy.

BeaArthur2704d ago

If you only die once in awhile it shouldn't be an issue. Some battles do last awhile but that's probably because you are at a lower level. Every battle shouldn't be over in 30 seconds. Your battle score should let you know whether the battle is meant to be longer or if you just took a longer time to defeat the enemy.

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