Which games have most let you down?

Game developers are an ambitious bunch, constantly looking for ways to innovate and advance gameplay. They want to create games that you can interact with in as much depth as real life, games that offer as many possible choices and outcomes as life itself, they want to give players more ways of solving problems than the usual trigger-twitching one. All of which is very admirable, but sometimes their reach exceeds their grasp...

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JsonHenry3092d ago

Command and Conquer 4.. no words can describe how angry I was about this game.

PoSTedUP3092d ago

modnation racers road trip on the vita bc of no versus online. vice city stories on the vita bc the frame rate drops every 5 seconds, two games i paid for that were unplayable imo. im about to return modracers, but idk maybe i am overracting. but i AM a huge online gamer, i just bought virtua tennis4 and play it online a lot. i neeeedd onlineee. : (

kickerz3092d ago

Totally agree with u jasonhenry.. Me and my online buddy put so many hours into C&C 3 tiberium wars.. Was so so so fun. I was scrin pro he was GDI pro. I did do the Mastermind- mother ship trick a bit but was hilarious when it worked. Both of us got into the top 100 online leader boards ..
When we both got C&C 4 we were so pumped to do it all again, then after playing a few times we both realized it sucked.. Wasn't fun, couldn't build a base 0_o waste of money..

SilentNegotiator3092d ago

Dark Souls. It wasn't "bad", but they reused so many sequences from Demon's Souls.

Spydiggity3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

Bioshock 2, Gears of War 2 (Multiplayer -- 3 made up for it), La Noire

Getowned3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

- Star Wars: Force Unleashed 2
- Haze
- Dragon Age 2
- The cancelation of SWBF3(idk if it counts but its cancelation was my biggest let down this gen)
-Twisted Metal PS3 (went mainstream)
- Driver (WTH,where they thinking with that car shifting thing)
- Duke Nukem Forever (WHY!!!, lost its roots, should of remade it and started from scratch, it had potential but it just sucked)

looking at my list, this gen raped my ps1 childhood ;`[

pixelsword3091d ago

The journalists code:

1. put up a flame-worthy title

2. post a PS3 game in the pic

3. wait for the hits.


Games can't let you down if you don't put too much stock in them; aim low, and you can only be pleased, even if a little bit.

JoySticksFTW3091d ago (Edited 3091d ago )

This is what is written about Heavy Rain"

"A game that captures all the thrills of toothbrushing and grocery shopping, adds a few setpieces shamelessly derived from recent movies, demands ten hours of almost comedically mild joystick movements and button pushes, and offers a choice of endings that all have the same key element, scuppering any replay value."

Uh, endings that all have the same key element, "scuppering" replay value? Wha?

Somebody didn't play the game, or else the author would know that every main character can die or be compromised and might not make it to the end, drastically changing the ongoing story as well as the ending.

Main characters can die and the story changes as they are no longer part of that play through.

And it's not just deaths that alter the story as it progresses. Relationships can form between characters changing the story, affecting that particular playthrough.

Lying article, you got caught

I see GribbleGrunger below beat me in pointing out the lies in this bogus article. Well done

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showtimefolks3092d ago

alpha protocol
fallout new vegas

alpha protocol was delayed for over 6 months to give obsidian more time yet the game was still crappy and they are the same devs who did new vegas and we all know about game breaking bugs.glitches

the only thing i didn't like about heavy rain was how no matter what the killer was the same otherwise it was a great game and it sold over 2 million so i am glad it was success all around

roadkillers3092d ago

It wouldn't make sense to change the killer on choices. The thing I didn't understand was my ending...


I drank the poison to find my son, I didn't end up finding him. At the end of the game I seen Ethan and his son reunite. Now I'm assuming that it wasn't poison, but that was very confusing.

da_2pacalypse3092d ago

I really enjoyed Both Alpha protocol and Fallout New Vegas. I really don't understand the hate for the games. Sure they're a little buggy, but if you look past that, they're awesome games.

PS. How does Diablo3 and Mass Effect 3 not make this list? these two games are the king of disappointments.

BrutallyBlunt3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

Alan Wake
Brutal Legend
Final Fantasy XIII
Too Human
Command and Conquer
Heavy Rain
Ratchet and Clank All 4 One
Resident Evil 5

Boody-Bandit3092d ago

Alan Wake

They were all good but I was expecting them to be exceptional.

mynameisEvil3092d ago

ACtually, it wasn't delayed for 6 months to give Obsidian more time. Development was on hold for six months. I wish people would get their facts straight.

That was the entire development of Alpha Protocol. On/off and when it finally released, SEGA denied Obsidian the ability to release patches.

As for New Vegas, people really annoy me when they bash it. I played both F3 and NV at launch and they were pretty much just as buggy. And Fallout 3 was being developed for 5 years. Obsidian had less than two.

I just think people don't give Obsidian enough credit...

TheRealTedCruz3092d ago

It's as mynameisEvil said

Obsidian isn't given enough credit. They do far more with their often limited development times than most any developer would be able to manage, and most issues seen in their games are simply reflective of the restrictions they are put under.

As far as New Vegas goes, all I see is improvement over Fallout 3. Opinions are just that though - opinions.

achmetha3092d ago

RAGE and Enslaved.

Rage was way shorter than I expected.. and Enslaved became more of a chore after awhile. Both games looked awesome and Enslaved's story was interesting, but I dunno...just wish there was more substance I guess.

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Computersaysno3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

Alan Wake. It was shown in 2005 and ended up in development for 6 years. Long delayed, PC less, average jog a thon through murky boring forests. PC version came out 2 years later but the premise was long before watered down for 360.

Huge disappointment from Remedy whose games beforehand were brilliant.

Kran3092d ago

It shouldn't matter how long a game was in development for unless it's being thrown from dev to dev (like DNF was).

This was the first Alan Wake game, so as far as Remedy is concerned, its up to them what's in the final game.

Hellsvacancy3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

L.A Noire and Rage

victoryscreeeeeech3092d ago

L.a. noire didn't dissappoint me. It was a good game.

KaBaW3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

I'd agree with Hellsvacancy, in that L.A. Noire was a bit .. bland, at times.
Besides the occasional crime scene, there was almost nothing to do in the city.
It was a huge city, had lots of promise. However, the story and all was excellent.

morganfell3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

LA Noire was excellent in places. Some of the design was groundbreaking with certain and memorable varied elements that made it more than a shooter.

But I said it was merely "in places". Overall the game provided the classic Naked City experience in a city that was for the most part, lifeless and soulless. The interrogations were erratic, and the cases, though different crimes all managed to feel the same. Anyone that has ever watched movies like The Big Sleep can see the contrast.

Also Cole Phelps could really use an effing sense of humor.

I have all the DLC and the good thing is it completely integrates into the main story. The downside is that when played in such a manner the sheer amount of drudgery is mind numbing.

Another frustrating design flaw is the number of chases where the player can actually intercept the target before a predetermined point is actually quite small. Nothing boggles the mind like catching up to the perpetrator only to see his Edsel emulate the Batmobile, ignite the afterburner, and then conduct a series of maneuvers that defy the laws of physics as well as those of gravity and believability.

As regards the overall article I look up at the main N4G page and see Enslaved in another story and can easily say that manage digital trickery because it was meant for this article whereas Heavy Rain was not. Unlike LA Noire, Heavy Rain's innovation, story, and sheer unique gameplay overwhelm it's less than perfect parts.

Thatguy-3103092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

Uncharted 3. I tried my best to love it being an uncharted fan but i just couldnt. It actually gutted seeing how i wasnt able to love it like i did with 2among thieves. Hopefully they make another that can top Among Thieves or exceed it. Let's say I only played through the full campaign once and never went back unless i played parts of the game that I liked.

BrianC62343092d ago

I guess when you make a great game like Uncharted 2 it's hard to beat it. I liked Uncharted 3 though.

one2thr3092d ago

@Dboy, to be fair I remember there being an article about Naughty Dog having a second team that worked more on it than their original team members, and that the original team members were secretly working on "The Last of Us", before the world knew that those random scenary pictures that sprouted out of nowhere were actually from Naughty Dog themselves... and by that bein the case, I believe they could have did better than UC2 if the ENTIRE Naught Dog team were focused on it... but "The Last of Us" looks so promising :)

MysticStrummer3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

If we're just talking this gen...

1. Dead Island
2. Brink
3. Assassin's Creed
4. Rage
5. LA Noire

3,4, and 5 are interchangeable... more of a tie for 3rd I guess. Dead Island is first because I'm a huge fan of anything zombie related and the game wasn't much like the trailer, besides being the buggiest game I've ever played in my life. Brink seemed like a great concept and fell totally flat for me. AC, Rage, and LA Noire were all repetitive and boring. Just my opinion.

WeskerChildReborned3092d ago

Agreed with Dead Island, Brink, and Rage. I would also add in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City cause that game had a 4 hour story that really was no story except get from point A to B.

NastyLeftHook03092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )


brutal legend


resident evil 5

saints row the third

in my personal opinion.

Mainsqueeze3092d ago

I seriously doubt you even liked halo in the first place, or were even excited for it to come out seeing as your a pretty big ps fanboy. And The other 3 i can agree with.

delosisland3092d ago

Yeah I call bullshit. You probably played halo once. Didn't even try multiplayer. U r a giant fanboy so bullshit...and agreeing with this other guy- Bioshock?? Wtf?

Brosy3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

I highly doubt he even has a xbox. As much sony nutlicking he does on this website. Troll failed.

Gazondaily3092d ago

Lol! Glad I'm not the only one who clocked your fanboyish ways. Halo? Which one?! Oh it doesn't matter, you've never even played any of them.

How has this guy got 4 bubbles?! Lol N4G, gotta love it.

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GuyThatPlaysGames3092d ago

My list:
2.Heavy Rain
3.Socom (all the PS3 ones)
4.Fable 3
5.Splinter Cell Conviction
7.Metal Gear 2-Recent

achmetha3092d ago

I agree with Haze, Socom, and Fable 3.

WeskerChildReborned3092d ago

Prototype 2 was an improvement over Prototype but the story was meh still IMO.

Outside_ofthe_Box3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

Killzone 3 is my biggest let down by far! I cannot express my hate for that game without typing a wall of text. I really hope KZ4 is more like KZ2 and NOTHING like KZ3!

one2thr3092d ago

I actually liked KZ3, it was like a "mind f*ck" that was needed to keep things going, but the game did kind of fail at its main purpose and that was; To have the players, feel the emotions of being stuck on a planet far away from home, where EVERYONE, and EVERYTHING on it, hates you, and wants to kill you!... That right there alone was the main, of many reasons way I bought it... and also to keep up with the KZ game series...

doogiebear3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

Saints Row 3 was very dissapointing sequal compared to Saints 2. I like funny and quirky, but being a corporate "gangster" who makes appointments for manicures while doing drive bys is not my idea of a criminal. Plus the octopus gun and outer space stuff is just over the top childish. Finally they removed the aawesome customization of Saints Row 2 and SR3 is only 12 hours then there is little reason to go back. I know it sold 4 million copy's, but I think that was because people expected a great game (like SR2). SR 3 was "fun", but in a dumbass ren and stimpy slapstick kind of way that didnt stay fun for long once u beat it.

Hope SR4 can be more like SR2

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Tortilla3093d ago

First Assassin's Creed for me too

christheredhead3092d ago

The first Assassins Creed was definitely one of the most boring and mundane games I've ever played. The series is amazing, but I never would have guessed that from playing the first. It was just so overly the top repetitive.

victoryscreeeeeech3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

I guess for me, I didn't feel it being repetitive. I knew the missions were repetitive, but I guess I had fun playing that game I just didn't feel that.I guess I enjoyed playing the same missions over and over and over and over and over etc.

rpd1233092d ago

Yeah I didn't really feel it was all that repetitive until I replayed it. I think it's because I massive amounts of time screwing around in different cities between missions. If you play all the missions straight through, then yeah it'd get old quick.

prototypeknuckles3092d ago

oh almost forgot about this one, so repetetive and still gets 5/5 scores thetas BS

GribbleGrunger3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

I find this comment odd about HeavyRain:

'and offers a choice of endings that all have the same key element, scuppering any replay value.'

How the flying foook would he know that if he didn't finish it multiple times... It certainly didn't 'scupper' the replay value for him then did it. And very clearly he has NEVER played this game because he assumes that only the ending is different when in fact there are multiple branches throughout the entire game. This article is good old fashioned BOLLOCKS

000000000000000000013092d ago

I also hated HeavyRain, could not stand to play it again. Being in a crowded mall was enough for me to want to threw the game against the wall!

kneon3092d ago

That right there is an example of what made this game great. You were supposed to be frustrated and annoyed by the crowds getting in the way of you trying to find your kid.

GribbleGrunger3092d ago

lol. Yeah, it's really odd how some people miss the point.

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx3092d ago


Your so right, i hated the crowded mall. I would've liked the game OR have at least given it a chance if that damn mall was completely deserted.


Irishguy953092d ago

Obviously it's not for everyone, it was never going to be.

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TheMasterShake3092d ago

Uncharted 3, played through UC2's campaign numerous times, played the online for months. UC3 is honestly a very gimped game trying to appease to casuals. the campaign wasn't as good as UC2 hell it wasn't even as long as UC2. the online operates like a third person COD. what else is there to say, it was okay game but disappointing.

Jazz41083092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

Im still trying to finish uncharted3 and i agree its a very watered down game and i picked it up excited at a midnight launch.

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