GamingSteve.com writes, "Since I'm sure you haven't finished your holiday shopping yet let's cut right to the chase this week and ask the question, What Game was the Biggest Disappointment of 2007?"
Halo 3 is the only choice for anyone but foaming at the mouth Xbox fans:
* Sub HD graphics - can only run at 640p and not 720p like real next gen games
* Crappy last gen looking graphics - oh look! Gaudy shiny coloured metal!
* Jaggies all over the place
* Huge framerate problems
* No dedicated servers
* Laggy P2P networking
* Can only manage 16 players per online game
* Only 6-7 hour single player
Remember when Halo 3 was supposed to be 1080p, have dedicated servers, large player counts, amazing next gen graphics...LOL!
They shouldn't of have stopped at game they should just made the ps3 the biggest disappointment of 2007.
Oh, we forgot that one didn't we? Infact there are a hell of alot of PS3 and 360 games running at these low rez http://pixelatedscraps.blog... Enjoy (stupid)
"Like Call of Duty 4 being at 600p?"
"Oh, we forgot that one didn't we? Infact there are a hell of alot of PS3 and 360 games running at these low rez" http://pixelatedscraps.blog... Enjoy (stupid)" OUCH!
No comment, I will simply leave this to 360 users and the rest *Runs as quickly as possible*.
And yet, Halo 3 is better than any game on the PS3. Review scores and sales numbers back up my opinion. You're obviously trying to get down to 1 bubble as quickly as possible. Here, let me help you.
LOL! Halo 3 'reviews'!
The game we've now learned that Microsoft handed out close to 1000 dollars worth of 'gifts' to reviewers...
Because I've spent more time playing that game than any other game this year. I have yet to find a game for my PS3 that could last more than a weekend. Seriously.
and just go play COD4... for 360 OR PS3 OR PC....
Lol, huge framerate problems? Only in your dreams...(and on the PS3)
I too vote for the PS3 as the biggest disappointment.
I agree with Halo 3 for only 3 reasons
1) No custom game browser
2) Graphics that aren't revolutionary despite having UNLIMITED BUDGET
3) Horrible story
also: Horrible maps and small amount of maps...
Halo 3 could have been one of the greatest games ever made, but whether it was limited by DVD size, the Xbox 360 lacked the power necessary, or whether Bungie just didn't have the dedication necessary to create the game that could have been. Watching the documentaries it is revealed that they spent months building and play testing a single multiplayer map at a time.. and for what? The maps are not good... and it shouldn't take more than a couple days to develop a map... The story was atrocious and a better script could have been written by a 12 year old. Then they LIE to us and tell us they would have a custom games browser, which in my opinion would be the saving grace of the entire series but they decided to not include it for no good reason.
Fuc* you Bungie for only caring about money and being lazy as hell in creating one of the most mediocre first person shooters ever made.
There was never supposed to be a custom game browser! It's like there's this sect of people that think that Bungie promised to put a custom game browser in Halo 3 but Me and the rest of Halo community just considers your kind a bunch of loons with a delusion of something that was never promised.
"1UP: One of the menus we saw while we were at Bungie said XBL Public, it was described to us as a "Matchmaking for Custom Games." What is XBL Public bringing to the matchmaking space? Is there an XBL Private, as well for Halo 3 online play?
CN: The basic idea with our online play still begins with our party system. You can invite your buddies to the party and it's easy stay together and play whatever you want in the game. If you want to keep it private you can set the privacy so that only friends can join, or so that an invite is required in order for any player to join the party. On the other hand you might need more players to play the type of game you want to set up and that's where XBL public comes in handy. When you need more people you can just open your party to the public. It's the perfect way to create a custom game and find people to join you. "
They have zero reason to "cut" this feature aside from being a bunch of overpaid lazy fatasses.
halo 3 was never announced by bungie or microsoft to be in 1080p.
Halo 3 was never announced by bungie or microsoft to have dedicated servers.
Halo 3 was never announced by bungie or microsoft to have player limits beyond 16.
A lesson in logic.
Popularity does NOT strengthen or back up an opinion. There's no amount of opinions that can override, nullify, or invalidate another. There's also no amount of supplementary opinions that can make yours any more valid or "correct" than those of another.
Calling a title that sold over 5 million copies and got great reviews everywhere a disappointment is just ignorant. I'ts beyond me that lots of people actually have clicked the 'agree' button on his comment.
cod4 was a disappointment for me, the single player was super short, if it had a 10,to 12 hour campaign, i would of bought it, not to big on multiplayer on cod4, so that was a disappointment, another is that lair wasnt as great as it was hyped to be, to bad i havent tried it yet, ive actually heard some say it wasnt that bad, ill have to rent it sometime
im sorry but i dont agree, i think COD4 is an AMAZING game! the story mode will only 5-7hours if you dont play it on veteran, it took me about 3 days from purchase on launch day to get the full 1000/1000 achievement points for it, then i got loads of messages saying wow i cant beat level blah blah blah, so yeah if it was a disappointment i recommend you play it on veteran :)
All games that ignored or relatively ignored (COD4) single player campaigns are all disappointing. I mean, the single player game is the core of the whole thing. Developers should not concentrate on stupid multiplayer gaming over the single player gaming, that is just idiotic. I played online at games like COD4, TimeShift.. and found it plain boring. The only type of games multiplayer works is in sport games and that is it.
aww.. no love for COD4... i guess if you're not into online or w/e it wasnt so great, but I think the game, even though short, was excellent! from the amazing intro, the crazy past sniper mission, the slow-mo ending? I can see why it ranked #1 this year in many people's opinions
to me it was Mass Effect and Halo3, insanely overhyped games...
Mass Effect and Halo 3 are better than any ps3 game out there.
anything about the PS3 man...
people are so defensive...
damn this topic again? freakin garbage man.
wii is selling well even after its sucks in every way possible
rain check, whatever that is
Wii... remember when they first announced that it was called "Wii" and everyone was like WTF...
I liked "The Nintendo Revolution". The had more of a ring to it
Or maybe it was hard for other languages to get that out... as most people say, "Everyone in the world can say "Wii", even if you have no tongue."
leave it up to a sony lover to pick 2 360 exclusives that has sold over 1 millions copies EACH as his 2 most disappointment games. how ironic!!
so i guess LAIR wasn't hyped as being this holy grail PS3 game, just as HS(which i liked), an R&C which neither has sold over 1 million yet!!
1 in 10 PS3 owners have HS and Ratchet, so that's pretty good, right?
Only possible on Ps3
As much as I enjoyed the game I'm giving mine to Assassin's Creed. The first 3-4 hours of the game are absolutely freaking fantastic. There's nothing like when you first get to Damascus and get your first vantage point to show you just what lies ahead of you. But after you make your way to all the cities for the subsequent rounds, the repetition sets in. The main assassinations I didn't mind and actually enjoyed. Those recon sidequests (chores) HAVE to be worked on (or omitted completely) for the sequel though seeing as how there are 3!!
Hearing the same thing from EVERY guard, every peasant, even the begging chicks who I often stabbed so they left me alone (broad threw rocks at me first). Combat actually got better once you ranked up or else I'd have listed that as well. Even though it was a little predictable the story delivered like I wanted it to so that really has me psyched for the ending.
The game wasn't without its faults and even though I was expecting more, I still enjoyed the game.
Haha Sony fans are funny
Lair was supposed to be one of the killer apps, system sellers with AAA score average over 90%. Not one single game has reached that status as an exclusive on the PS3 this year, let alone Lair.
The biggest dissapointment of 2007. Well actually it was the PS3 in total
You are so ignorant.
First off not every game has to average over 90% to be AAA. If the game is fun and people like it then screw what the idiot reviewers say. Half of them are Xbots anyways. But if you want to judge a game based on what other tell you like a sheep then be my guest. It just makes you look that much more simple minded. Also i believe uncharted got a majority of 90% or Higher from reviewers. Screw your averaging crap. It was well recived by reviewers.
Second Lair was never promised to be a AAA game. That was part of overhyping like halo.
Third there have been planty of good games on the ps3 this year. I know it burns your eyes to read that but it true so get over it.
"Second Lair was never promised to be a AAA game. That was part of overhyping like halo."
ROFLMAO! I see you haven't been a N4G member for long.
If only you knew what the sony fanboys had been saying about Lair before it's arrival you would know what i'm laughing about.
Soldier of Fortune Payback, Hellgate: London.
Yeah you can just add every 2007 ps3 game in that list. Even Uncharted was a simple Tomb Raider clone with guns. I see ps3 boys are still jealous of the mighty Halo 3. Not even their MGS will be as big as Halo 3. To bad kiddies. Cry some more.
And what was Halo?
enough said..... Uncharted was better in every catagory. Story graphics proformance and so on. Halo 3 framerate staggered the whole way through and those lovely jaggies are priceless........ Itd funny how a simple tombraider ripoff destroys a Fpshooter with the budget halo 3 had and all that much needed hype. As for halo 3 being original, its ripped off about every fps out there bud......... At least Uncharted raised the bell for the genre it was cloning in yur words. Halo 3 didn't raise nothing having halfarse framerate jaggies, and subpar proformance, bad story only halo dorks would like even when it sucks they are clueless. AS long as the cover on the box says Halo they worship it. It sucked.....
you have some hate issues against SONY????!!! keep scuking d!ckless bill gates!
Is it me or does it seem like certain people are constantly looking for the exact same articles (we've had a few of these now) to just bash Lair?
Funny thing is I doubt most of the people who bash it has ever played it.
seriously...most people's probably only played it 5 minutes, and after already reading the bad reviews, it's already sunk in their heads that the game is gonna be bad, so they don't give it a chance. Everyone I know that don't follow reviews and sites closely think the game is fun, despite the difficult learning curve
Who plays crappy games?
People play Halo, don't they?
now that was some quality rofl pwnage :D
I was actually waiting for a comment like that.
Here you go, loser.
Have you ever played the game? Regardless of the score you should give it a try if you have a PS3/friend with one. It's not a "OMG wowzers!" game but a game with just some minor control niches didn't really deserve a score so low.
Rofldings got PWNED!!
Bloody Sinner even provided PROOF.
So according to Bloodysinner and Lex Luthor, if you think Halo is a crappy, generic, cheesy, overhyped game, then you automatically think Lair is an AAA game.
Lair wasn't for me, but one of my friends loves it - it was either hit or miss. Doesn't change the fact that Halo does nothing new and is no more fun than counter-strike or UT back in 1999; at least they didn't overdo it with a retarded~ly cheesy story line.
Major disappointments: Two Worlds (Oblivion killer, my @ss) and Lair (imagine it with analog, rather than quirky, glitchy Sixaxis controls...and yes, I've played it).
Minor disappointments: Blue Dragon (good, but not great), and Heavenly Sword (good, but waaaay too short).
"My disappointment in 2007 was DDR Universe for Xbox 360" - Posted by Robb
I hope his whole name is "Robbin"...why would you even be excited to play that?? Anyways...I wasn't THAT hype for Lair to begin with...I just saw the game as something that demoed the amount of detail and huge levels on the PS3 that take no shortcuts as far as showing the whole world..you can fly throughout the whole level and you can go everywhere, as well as a demo of how many controls the sixaxis can handle, and the only problem I had was lock on and the controller mistaking a 360 turn for a speed boost. Other than that, Lair was a very decent underrated game that just got bashed in the ground for stupid Heavenly Sword-like reasons.
Lair was a dragon game as I expected. I didn't know much more about it nor did I expect more. I didn't buy a PS3 for Lair. I bought it for innovative new IP's and some of the oldy but goody IP's.
I played Halo 2 like they were sending me a check every two weeks so Halo 3 was the biggest disappointment for me. It was not much different and unfortunately not much better than Halo 2. I'm not one of those people that believes the gameplay was already perfect and shouldnt have been changed. Halo 1 was changed and made better in Halo 2. I cant say the leap was that big in Halo 3.
So, Halo 3 is the biggest disappointment for me because that is the reason I got the 360 in the first place and to be so completely out shined by COD4 (except matchmaking) was a huge disappointment. I would have thought better of MS's flagship. Oh well...fortunately there were other games on the 360 I was able to enjoy.
Xbot has to go out of there way and rub it in. Thats cool.
Biggest disappointment of 2007 - Lair
You M$ kids are only bashing it off an opinion because I can guarantee 99% of you bashing it never even tried it.
Another flamewar but wasn't this posted before?
Funny how almost half of these people posting comments are on ignore.
i asked the submitted to update the image to "hellgate" Lair is not the biggest disappointed.
Until he "fixed" it, the image hasnt change. I immediately thought, yep it a xbot again. Now this approved and oh joy its bloodmask.
PC: Hellgate: London [lots of glitches, among other things]
360: Halo 3 [pretty much just next-gen Halo 2]
PS3: Lair [control problems for many, but not all]
Wii: NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams [control problems among other things]
Multiplatform: Guitar Hero III [just a rereleased GHII]
All are good/decent games, but were expected to be great.
halo3,lair and mass effect all of them deserve average 5 out of 10 but you can easily see the two most overrated and overhyped games of all time. Never before I've seen a game like halo3 or mass effect getting 10 out of 10 in most sites but in reality they're average, really average.
Games like bioshock,orangebox,ratchet,unc harted,cod4,metroid prime3 assassin's creed,pgr4,forza2,crackdown and super mario galaxy are the best deal for a real gamer in 2007. coming from a guy who owns all systems including ds & psp.PLAY ANY GAME YOU LIKE ON ANY CONSOLE,DON'T BE A FANBOY DON'T LOSE ANY GAME IF YOU'RE REAL GAMER.
Agree with everything you said except mass effect and assassin creed, creed's too repetitive and mass effect wasnt at all that bad except for glitches and too short and not enough important worlds(colonised).
Assassins Creed which alone started me to rent/demo before buying games
I love how you sony nuts thought lair was the second coming. That game fell out of the sky like a meteorite from space.
Halo 3. It was the same as halo 2 but with an even shorter single player mode.
I personally didn't really give a damn about any game that came out in 2007.
Come on 2008, give me my Metal Gear!
"Do you like my sunglasses eh Snake?" - Liquid
Same here, dude. I wish people would let Lair go.
Yeah Halo 1.5 is such a joke because Bungie made a Halo 1, a Halo 2, and a Halo 3 but they never made a Halo 1.5, so funny.
Since its Christmas day, I am not going to attack the PS3 or Lair.
Instead, Zhuk will say something good about the PS3 to show that I have Christmas cheer even for the most delusional of fandroids.
Here it is:
The PS3 has the best power and eject button on any console ever made.
Merry Christmas to all
you made me laugh! merry Christmas to you all! Happy Holidays!
Share the love!
Sony fanboys don't know nothing about real games. How in the hell are you going to call Halo 3 a failure??? It averaged a whopping 93%. It broke sales records. Hit 5 million sales within a month = $300 million of profit.
How is that a failure???? You sony boys have no credibility in your arguments! You want to know failures??? Heavenly Sword, Unreal, R&C are all sales flops. Lair, Eye of Judgement, Folklore, etc...are all rating flops. If you think Halo 3 is a failure than your pretty much admitting that the whole ps3 gaming library is a disaster since no other game gets close to the average or total sales.
Jealous jealous sony boys*