Submitted by ctrlrz 1912d ago | article

5 Games That Failed Their Potential

Disappointment is a part of life. In fact, most things in reality are fairly disappointing which is why many people turn to video games. They're a kind of trap door that leads to a different world. In this world players get to experience a sense of value and worth not found to the same degree in the real world. As time goes by, the depravity and disappointments of the real world have begun to appear in the virtual game world that many of us find refuge.

This is a list of games that had a world of potential but the developers failed us in making a truly remarkable title worthy of the praise they've been given. Damn them. (Culture)

knight626  +   1913d ago
didnt read the pointless article but from looking at the pics...ill ask why red dead? why alan awake? why modnation? they all great games they didnt dissappointed me
N4GAddict  +   1912d ago
I liked all three of them as well.
edgeofblade  +   1912d ago
I agree that Modnation disappointed. While I love creating a twisty beautiful track, I enjoy less so the racing thereof.
Inside_out  +   1912d ago
..what the??? Article FAIL...
Sorry, MW2 was/is awesome...How can a game that sold nearly 20 million a fail...How dumb is this guy...Every developer wants a MW2...

Alan Wake was a phenomenal game...It has not sold well...Whatever excuses Rememdy or M$ want to make, at this point the game will not cover it's cost which are rumored to be in the 30 million range...Probably need 2 million in sales to make a small profit...why...who knows...no multi or co-op on 360 is a no no...RDR releasing on the same day...telling everybody it was a story driven game when in fact it has awesome gameplay...nobody knows...Great game..If you have a 360...worth a rent at least...

Mod PS3 arcade title...well...the PS3 commercial with Jack and Butler did NOT help...it's a kids game...why have a commercial with grandpa Jack with his ball sack down by his ankles and David Bowie wannabe Kevin with eye make-up try and sell it...no wonder sales are very low...game looks like a rip off of the stellar LBP only with cars...just saying...

RDR has had great sales, some of the best reviews...unfortunately...the PS3 was bad...explains why 360 version out sells PS3 version 2 to 1...Many glitches reported for both games...still...hard to see it as a failure when sales and reviews have been good...IMO...it doesn't deserve perfect scores with so many problems...but...whatever....
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Christopher  +   1912d ago
He's kind of nitpicking good games. Honestly, you could easily throw tons of worse games on that list. Just finished Alpha Protocol and it would be #1 for me. It was, for some reason, fun to play, but it failed at doing almost everything right.
ctrlrz  +   1913d ago
well, I'll answer:

If you'd read the 'pointless article' then you'd have an answer to your moot questions. I do apologize for not having more picture to blankly stare into though and in the future I'll work harder at being totally superficial so that there's minimal thought involved.
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Stuart5756  +   1912d ago
I didn't read the article either, but i must say it was rubbish (sarcasm on their part).
juniordee  +   1912d ago
Article was good. You should read it.
dizzleK  +   1913d ago
good article and interesting site.

personally i would classify mw2 as shovelware,despite its budget-it was a quick, dirty and sloppy cash in that was released seemingly without any form of bug testing or quality control in order to meet a deadline. it needed several more months in development, it felt like an unfinished rush job; the definition of shovelware.

just because something was expensive doesn't mean it can't be shovelware.

i'm not familiar enough with the other games to comment.
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retrofly  +   1912d ago
Don't agree with MW2 or Red Dead.

I've spend about 25 hours on red dead single player, and no where near finishing it yet, I think 50% though.

I've spent about 330 hours on MW2 multiplayer and still going, anythign with that kind of lifespan could never be a dissapointment. I've spend £60 on MW2 (£40 on the game & £20 on 2 maps packs) and it's by far the best money per hour game I have in my exstensive collection (works out about 18p per hour just on multiplayer).
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MiamiACR  +   1912d ago
Totally Agree Retrofly
The main Character John marsten dies in the end of the game,and for the rest of the game you play as his son.
Imalwaysright  +   1912d ago
I finished Dead Red already so it doesnt bother me but next time before talking about a game's story write the word "SPOILERS" so you dont ruin the game for anyone. Pitty you only have 1 bubble... i bet that those suckers were tasty.
N4GAddict  +   1912d ago
I agreed with FF13, IMO, it was a disappointment.
starvinbull  +   1912d ago
The thing with FF13 is that they have their justifications for taking many franchise staples out. Thinking about it, every single thing they took out would have made the game better if they'd kept them in. On that point they really can't say they didn't ruin the game for players or justify the streamlining of the game.

The first hour of FF13 is the worst first hour of an RPG I have ever played, no excuse in my opinion.
Kakihara  +   1912d ago
"Rockstar has always done a pretty good job at telling an entertaining story and RDR is no exception, but the disappointment of RDR comes in the form of horrible animation and voice acting. Great attention was placed on the environment and models, but not enough was really placed on the clunky control mechanics and the unfit voices."


I'd probably give RDR a straight 9/10, I certainly wouldn't vote it as high as most professional reviews have but if you're going to pick something to complain about, why the voice acting and animation?

The game probably features the best animations I've ever seen in a game in terms of the always completely different and believable on the fly created animations of people who've just caught a bullet or fallen off a ledge.

I also found the voice acting to be fantastic. Marston sounds like Norm Macdonald?? I'm a fan of Norm Macdonald and honestly I have no idea where you're getting that idea from. John Marston has a fairly rough and manly voice without slipping over into the area that most games do of having him come across as a prepubescent teenager's idea of what a cool dude sounds like (i.e. too much gravel and melodramatic emoting).
darthdevidem01  +   1912d ago
Only agree with MW2. What went wrong Infinity Ward?
the-show-stopper  +   1912d ago
check out thier publisher
im sure thats a reason why right there
e-p-ayeaH  +   1912d ago
only FF13 for me
but all of them are exelent games
Anon7349  +   1912d ago
No, most of them are rubbish.
R_aVe_N  +   1912d ago
I could agree with most of that list. Every one of those games were a big disappointment other than MNR that one I really enjoy. MW2 and FFXIII are the major offenders on this one.
Cryptech  +   1912d ago
Completely disagree on RDR, I thought the voice acting was awesome. Completely agree on Alan Wake, after beating it I had this sick to my stomach feeling as I thought, "I waited 5 years for this..."
corneliuscrust  +   1912d ago
author REALLY reaching
bad article all 'round
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UltimateSin  +   1912d ago
Really? John Marston sounds like Norm McDonald from SNL? Is this guy serious?
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