Submitted by fozzness 1270d ago | opinion piece

Most Disappointing Games Of 2012... So Far

GamingUnion: "Somehow, we're at this point already. Compiling a 'Most Disappointing' list so early in the calendar year speaks to the sorry state of affairs within the console space right now - not to mention the surprise Spring Drought currently giving gamers too much free time to connect with loved ones, or whatever one does away from their screen of choice." (Armored Core 5, Binary Domain, Ninja Gaiden 3, PC, PS3, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Star wars Kinect, Xbox 360)

JDouglasGU  +   1270d ago
Ninja Gaiden 3 sounds like a real tragedy.
mephman  +   1270d ago
Yea. Feedback about Resi: ORC has been very mixed.
Dante112  +   1270d ago
I'd have to say Kinect: Star Wars was the most disappointing game for me this year. The devs really psyched me out with their claims of accuracy and light saber goodness. The game had way too many dance sequences happening in the middle of battles lol.
da_2pacalypse  +   1270d ago
How can ME3 be kept out of this list? The expectations for that game were so high, and the end product was trash!
Dark360  +   1270d ago
Meanwhile over at Capcom...
Resident Evil 5 (Capcom, Xbox 360) - 938K
Resident Evil 5 (Capcom, PS3) - 585K


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SilentNegotiator  +   1269d ago
Mixed? It was basically PANNED.

How many games from publishers like Capcom gets such low review scores and so much negative reception?

ORC stunk.
kevnb  +   1269d ago
@ SilentNegotiator
review scores mean nothing at all, some people like resi: ORC and some didnt. According to reviews perfect dark zero was awesome, but everyone hated it.
SilentNegotiator  +   1266d ago

Yeah, and I liked Superman 64. I guess its reception was very mixed, eh?
showtimefolks  +   1269d ago
i would not put BD on the list but everything else pretty much. And my personal which will make many disagree with me is mass effect 3, and its not because of the ending.

i just had more fun with mass effect 2, but it wasn't a bad game it just did not live up to my personal hype
Crap_Turtle  +   1270d ago
I agree console gaming isnt all that...........

but I disagree with armored core, silient hill
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1270d ago
Console gaming isn't all that? I guess you didn't enjoy your PS2(assuming you had one).

FF 13-2 should be on this list though.
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Crap_Turtle  +   1270d ago
did you even read the article? he was refering to this gens consoles..............

I own every system thats ever existed
kevnb  +   1269d ago
console gaming has become watered down pc gaming, and it has also hurt the quality of many pc games in the process. I miss when console development was mostly japanese and didnt care if it was too hard...
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Bathyj  +   1270d ago
Considering Binary Domain was never on my radar, and given its received fairly good reviews and word of mouth, I wouldnt call it disappointing. Id say it exceeded expectations.
Dark11  +   1270d ago
soul calibur v that game was so incomplete
it was garbage.
Kos-Mos  +   1269d ago
Not garbage, but extremely noob friendly.
jc48573  +   1270d ago
Binary Domain is by no means a disappointing game. It's far more interesting than REORC.
Baka-akaB  +   1270d ago
Yeah only it's mp was bad . oterwise it craps over REORC rather easily
jc48573  +   1270d ago
not too sure about that. It's not like ORC's MP is any better.
StrongMan  +   1270d ago
Kinect Star Wars has to be the biggest disappointment. After years and years of development, AAA budget for the game and the Star Wars license, tons of hype, and promises of accurate controls all we got was a terribly bad game that don't register your moves half of the time, outdated graphics, bad voice acting and dialogue, and watching our childhood memories go up in flames by watching Hans Solo dance. The 55 on Metacritic is too generous.
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LOL_WUT  +   1269d ago
Why would anyone disagree with this?
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Jazz4108  +   1269d ago
The thing with star wars is everyone on here knew when they showed footage at e3 a year ago that it would suck for adults. So to say it disspointed me would be wrong as that game had already let me down along time ago and was never on my buying radar this year. I finished Binary Domain the week it came out. It was a little short but a fun game overall. I still can finish orc because it just keeps repeating itself and the formula was not good to start with so it would easily be my most dissapointing game of 2012 not starwars.
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A LIVING LEGEND  +   1270d ago
I suppose the ME3 disappointment party disbanded weeks ago but it definitely deserves mention in any ' most disappointing' article of early 2012.
Is Kinect Star Wars really THAT BAD !?,who was really genuinely convinced that a masterpiece was incoming ?.
jakethesnake  +   1269d ago
The ending isn't enough to make that game go from absolutely amazing to a 'most disappointing' game. The game is still amazing, no matter what happens at the end.
SilentNegotiator  +   1269d ago
The funnel ending IS enough to be most disappointing. Players put dozens of hours into the trilogy and were *promised varied, meaningful endings in ME3, but got three different colors and an ending geared towards additional DLC and sequels.

*WARNING: Unkept promises below....those wanting to stay in the dark about BioEA's lies should not continue reading!

"There are many different endings. We wouldn’t do it any other way. How could you go through all three campaigns playing as your Shepard and then be forced into a bespoke ending that everyone gets? But I can’t say any more than that…"

Interview with Mike Gamble (Associate Producer) [www.eurogamer.net]

"Every decision you've made will impact how things go. The player's also the architect of what happens."

Whether you're happy or angry at the ending, know this: it is an ending. BioWare will not do a "Lost" and leave fans with more questions than answers after finishing the game, Gamble

"Mass Effect 3 is all about answering all the biggest questions in the lore, learning about the mysteries and the Protheans and the Reapers, being able to decide for yourself how all of these things come to an end."

Interviewer: [Regarding the numerous possible endings of Mass Effect 2] "Is that same type of complexity built into the ending of Mass Effect 3?"

Hudson: "Yeah, and I’d say much more so, because we have the ability to build the endings out in a way that we don’t have to worry about eventually tying them back together somewhere. This story arc is coming to an end with this game. That means the endings can be a lot more different. At this point we’re taking into account so many decisions that you’ve made as a player and reflecting a lot of that stuff. It’s not even in any way like the traditional game endings, where you can say how many endings there are or whether you got ending A, B, or C.....The endings have a lot more sophistication and variety in them."
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Nimblest-Assassin  +   1269d ago
It was a great game minus the ending, hell I'd say best of the year so far


Sigh, what the ending could have been... was reduced to space magic and starchildren.

Sure if its their artistic vision, thats fine... but I want to know what possessed them to change the course of what they promised and instead give us this
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InTheLab  +   1269d ago
Mass Effect 3 was disappointing as soon as I realized the Normandy would remain empty as hell until Bioware decides to sell us more squad mates.

Seriously, 6 F'N people to choose from got old the first 20 hours. Imagine my surprise when everyone from ME2 told me they'd be helping me out, by doing some s*** off screen. Hell, Samara TOLD me she'd meet up with me as soon as she could, which is apparently never...
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Nimblest-Assassin  +   1269d ago
it was some attempt to make people remember ME1. Remember you only had 6 crew members? Still, yes kind of disappointing because their is a lack of personalities on the Normandy.

Also... samara was waiting for you at the embassies at the citadel
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jetlian  +   1269d ago
binary and ninja gaiden should not be here
arbitor365  +   1269d ago
who was honestly surprised that starwars kinect sucked? it won all the "Most disappointing" awards at E3. plus, its on the kinect. of course its going to suck
NeXXXuS  +   1269d ago
sorry but i have to bring this up

OT: I haven't tried any of those games yet, but I still do plan on buying Mass Effect 3 so I can finish the story, disappointing ending or not.
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goldwyncq  +   1269d ago

Not that it was a bad game,loved every second of it.Just that $15 is a bit too much for a 2 hour game and would've love it even more if they extended it a little bit.
Perjoss  +   1269d ago
Personally I think a game should never be judged on its price. Lets say they release a really good game for $300. does the price tag make it a crap game? of course not. The price tag simply makes it too expensive.
Bob570  +   1269d ago
Crysis 2.
SuperBeast811  +   1269d ago
last year bro lol
SuperBeast811  +   1269d ago
I'll just say it now HALO 4's MP!!that CoD infused crap will dissapoint ALOT of us.
Getowned  +   1269d ago
Yep, Halo is nothing with out Bungie.
Bob570  +   1269d ago
Yup. Multiplayer is going to be almost as bad as Reach's.
theWB27  +   1269d ago
Where'd you guys play it already? They've brought in alot of different people to help with this other than just the reach team. Almost sound emo. It sucks...life sucks...watch me sorrow.
Bob570  +   1268d ago

I've been playing Halo hardcore since 2003. Between Halo 2, 3 and Reach I have just shy of 8000 games played, over 107,000 kills, and over a month and a half of in game multiplayer time. That's just the online multiplayer, that doesn't even count matchmaking time, all the LAN parties I've had over the years, or all the time I spent playing the Betas.

I'm pretty sure that after all that, I can make pretty accurate predictions as to how a Halo game will play out. From the very first day that they announced Armor Abilities and Bloom I said that it would ruin Reach. And I was 100% spot on correct. All kinds of people said the exact same thing you just said to me, telling me that I know nothing, but when the beta game out, and the full game came out, everything that I said held true.
FinaLXiii  +   1269d ago
Really boring games for the most part.
andrewsqual  +   1269d ago
Raccoon Shitty was a disappointing abortion on announcement in 2010.
Drabent  +   1269d ago
Tai_Kaliso  +   1269d ago
Raccoon City and Kinect Star Wars are fun games, I think the only people disappointed in Raccoon City are the ones who thought it was going to be a traditional RE game. Its a solid TPS set in that world. The funny thing is that most people that actually have played the game are enjoying it. Its also selling extremely well.

As for Kinect Star Wars, not sure how that can be a disappointment around here, especially since nobody here had any expectations whatsoever for it. I think its fun, have a good time with it, so I am satisfied with it, obviously most of the people who bought it are having a good time with it as well. Selling extremely well to boot, half a million plus in the first week. Looks to be Kinect's 11th platinum game since its release 16 months ago. Not too shabby.
Knushwood Butt  +   1269d ago
Deduct the amount they spent on advertising that turd and they'll be lucky to end up in the black.
Tai_Kaliso  +   1269d ago
Well when all is said and done it'll easily surpass a million copies, also all of the consoles its pushed out the door.

Star Wars fans bought the console like crazy, its not like the game was AAA or cost a ton to make, so it definitely made profit.

It doesn't take a hundred million to properly promote a game.

I'm sure Microsoft is more then happy with the results so far.
ThatsGaming  +   1269d ago
For me so far...

RE Raccoon City - OMG this is crap for an RE5 game, might have been acceptable as a new IP, but as an established IP this didn't cut it.

Ninja Gaiden 3 - No weapon selection, no purchasing of items, ultra repetitive gameplay, and absolutely no exploration incentives/ability.

Asura's Wrath - Too simple of combat, ultra repetitive, and I hate the number of QTEs.

Street x Tekken - Is it really any that different than SF IV, Super SF IV, and Super SF IV Arcade (other than characters)

Soul Calibur V - I think this was a step back from SC IV...

I don't understand why people are disappointed with Kinect Star Wars... The market was non-core gamers. Same with Silenthill. Silenthill has stunk lately, why would we expect anything different.
deno  +   1269d ago
This review is just pathetic. How can you bash binary domain, it's one of the best games I played this year, look at crappy ass effect 3 with it's indoctrination story and dlc download that should be in the game to begin with. Raccoon city is actually quiet fun. I don't trust reviews anymore, in fact I haven't relied on reviews this whole generation and you know what, it's been the best thing for me. Don't let these clowns do the tasting for you.
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Regent_of_the_Mask  +   1269d ago
Ninja Gaiden 3 wasn't disappointing at all.
Bobby Kotex  +   1269d ago
I remember the Armored Core teaser. This was supposed to bring the series back in a major way. Meanwhile, I had no idea it actually came out.
mricecreamman  +   1269d ago
RE: ORC was a wreck. I wouldn't even say that game is worth full 60 dollars when you can beat the whole game within 5 hours. the controls, graphics, story and everything else was terrible!

Ninja Gaiden 3...should not even have the 3 in the title. the game is more like dynasty ninja! nuff said!

As for Binary domain, I would have to disagree on. yes the voice command feature was incomplete, but how are you going to say the game is crap is because of that when you can just turn off the feature??!! i was impressed with the game. very heavy driven story for an shooter. binary domain surpass my expectations for a shooter.

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