Which Console Disappointed you the Most?

USgamer:"This week… haters gotta hate. Well, hopefully this won't be a completely negative affair, but we do want to hear about which console - or computer come to think of it - disappointed you the most. Was it something successful that just didn't have games that you appreciated, or did you splurge on a system that failed to live up to your expectations?"

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DarXyde2223d ago (Edited 2223d ago )

Reading some of the editorials here, I can see how the PlayStation 3 may have disappointed some (I enjoy it, but it's true: it never quite lived up to the PS2; to be fair though, that is a VERY hard crown to take in the opinion of many gamers) but I couldn't disagree more with the N64 disappointing. Loved that thing. Spent countless hours playing Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Goldeneye, Banjo-Kazooie/Tooie, Perfect Dark, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Killer Instinct Gold, Super Smash Bros., and many more. I must've sunken at least 100 hours into each of those games just playing and/or restarting them (except Perfect Dark, which I never liked as much as Goldeneye but was still great).

That all being said, I think the console that disappointed me most was the XBOX (original). When I saw the controller design and Shenmue port exclusivity, I expected it to pick up the pieces of the Dreamcast and continue its legacy. Instead, I only ever played it for Ninja Gaiden. Yes, multiplatform games ran better, but during that era, I actually very, very rarely ever played multiplatform games. The PS2 had such an insane plethora of exclusive games that there was this blissfully frightening feeling of getting through these games. I barely had time to play anything else with the amount of RPGs I found myself diving into. I also spent stupid amounts of time playing Capcom's games since this was their golden era in my opinion (Onimusha, Devil May Cry, and yes, I actually really enjoyed the Outbreak games online). I can never forget the magic of Snake Eater on PS2 either. Because that is my favorite game and it originally launched on PS2, I can never dissociate that sensation from the PS2 experience. PS2 will always be the best console for me so perhaps it's an internal bias right away, but XBOX just didn't meet my expectations during this golden age. Loved the GameCube too. Brought the friends and family together better than the other consoles did, but I've always been about 90/10 singleplayer/multiplayer.

DarthZoolu2223d ago

way to write a book (not reading it)

Wii and Wii U are the two most disappointing systems I have ever owned, because of small games that lack complexity, and don't live up to modern standards.

bouzebbal2223d ago

Vita without a doubt.
So much potential going down the flush.

zeal0us2223d ago

Ouya is the most disappointing of them all. It had a fantastic kickstarter and then when it release it was DoA.

DarXyde2223d ago

You know, there's hardly anything more passive aggressive on a message board than being vocal in saying, "too long, not going to read it".

Whether it's an attention issue or laziness, I didn't write it with you (or people like you) in mind.

I like to add quality and justifications behind my posts. Whether you read it or not, I really don't care, but thanks and congratulations for being that guy, I guess.

For your sake, "TL;DR version :'K'"

Cheers and good luck. :0)

Retroman2223d ago (Edited 2223d ago )


lack of games i desire to play as ps2 had library of multi-selection of games.
this generation seem to be stuck on open world fps, zombie hack an slash, military games therefore ps3/ps4 disappointing.

you guys always reply to me saying : ps3 got more than fps open world, zombie games . but day after day - year after year all i read about , see on N4G open world military fps , zombie games . few rpg's few racing game show up every sooooooooo often nothing different . not every gamer mind programed to be military puppet gamer there are those set free from fps and zombie games .

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Relientk772223d ago

Wii, because I hardly play it and when I do it's usually Wind Waker or Skies of Arcadia Legends

My Wii is essentially a GameCube, I don't really touch my Wii titles

Geobros2223d ago

I enjoyed very much my Wii but I can not say the same for my Gamecube. May the worse console I have never had.

DeusEx-Machina2223d ago

Coming from the N64, I was expecting a lot more from the GameCube too.

HentaiMasterRace2223d ago

The Gamecube was awesome though...

Double_O_Revan2223d ago

If have to agree with the Wii. After skipping the Gamecube until late in its life cycle, I was really hoping for something great to get me back into Nintendo. The hype was so great for it with the motion controls. But after it launched we realized it wasn't the revolution we hoped it would be.

I played a decent number of games for it, but it collected lots of dust.

Gazondaily2223d ago

The GameCube was a disappointment for me. Apart from a couple of games, it just took up space in my house.

The Dreamcasts life was cut short.

Bathyj2223d ago

At least it doesn't take up much space.

Sincere01212223d ago (Edited 2223d ago )

Ps4 is the most disappointing for me, all bark but no bite, no creativity, no quality exclusives, needs to rely heavily on 3rd party support and graphic gimmicks or it wouldn't even exist.

Least disappointing Wii U, strictly for real gamers.

Xbone somewhere in the middle.

@Unreal01 and so is your ironical name

Ricegum2223d ago

Your opinion is just terrible.

plmkoh2223d ago

"real gamers"


Kyosuke_Sanada2223d ago

Made me chuckle. Trolling: 4/10

SilentNegotiator2223d ago (Edited 2223d ago )

lol, a console that's been out for a year disappointed you the most.

Obvious trolling is obvious.

rainslacker2223d ago

OK...I'm curious. What's a graphic gimmick?

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stragomccloud2223d ago

Or the Philips CDi. Or 3DO!

Kyosuke_Sanada2223d ago

3D0 -shudders-

Just saying that made wash my mouth out with soap.

stragomccloud2223d ago

The 90s were a crazy time.

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