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Games you wish you never bought.

EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
edited April 2010 in Games and Technology
For me it is is a throw up betweem every mmorpg besides EQ and DAOC vs Modern warefare. MMORPGs wasted my time but MW2 wasted a ton of my money and took away features. I paid 60 bucks played it for 2 days, beat most of spec ops and never played it again.

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Blue Dragon. Oh lordy Blue Dragon

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  • guruslothgurusloth Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    but...

    Blue Dragon was fun

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  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I've thankfully avoided MMOs, I just can't see not being filled with regret for all the money I'd spend on it at the end of the day, only to have nothing to show for it all when you inevitable cancel your account.

    That said, probably the most recent for me is FFXIII, I've at least liked every other non-online entry in the main series quite a bit to date, but man alive, I don't think there was a single moment during which I was enjoying myself with that game. It's tied with Super Paper Mario for my fastest sell-back ever.

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Modern Warfare 2
    Bioshock 2 (played it for about 3 hours)

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  • glithertglithert Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ninja Gaiden 2.

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    Modern Warfare 2
    Bioshock 2 (played it for about 3 hours)

    ARG MW2 pisses me off so much.. Over 60 bucks with TAX.. At the most the damn game should have just been an xpack.

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  • corin7corin7 San Diego, CARegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Darlan wrote: »
    I've thankfully avoided MMOs, I just can't see not being filled with regret for all the money I'd spend on it at the end of the day, only to have nothing to show for it all when you inevitable cancel your account.

    Nothing to show for it, except for all those hours of really cheap entertainment right? I mean its not like I have anything to show for it after I get done watching a tv show and damn my cable bill is over $100 a month.

    For me it would have to be Madden. I bought 2006 and 2010 and despite how much I love football I just can't find the fun in these games.

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  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I only paid £24 for my copy of MW2, thank you Morrisons.

    Finished it and traded it in for £35 or something later that day.

    But on topic, probably CS:S. I really never got what people liked so much about it, although I probably went in too late.

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  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    corin7 wrote: »
    Darlan wrote: »
    I've thankfully avoided MMOs, I just can't see not being filled with regret for all the money I'd spend on it at the end of the day, only to have nothing to show for it all when you inevitable cancel your account.

    Nothing to show for it, except for all those hours of really cheap entertainment right? I mean its not like I have anything to show for it after I get done watching a tv show and damn my cable bill is over $100 a month.

    For me it would have to be Madden. I bought 2006 and 2010 and despite how much I love football I just can't find the fun in these games.
    Your cable bill is over $100 a month? You really need to try Netflix instead or something.

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  • John ZoidbergJohn Zoidberg Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Chrome Hounds.

    I played it all of 30 minutes expecting great things but it just didn't do anything for me. I even earned 1 lousy 20 point achievement so I can't even remove it from my history.

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  • corin7corin7 San Diego, CARegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Darlan wrote: »
    corin7 wrote: »
    Darlan wrote: »
    I've thankfully avoided MMOs, I just can't see not being filled with regret for all the money I'd spend on it at the end of the day, only to have nothing to show for it all when you inevitable cancel your account.

    Nothing to show for it, except for all those hours of really cheap entertainment right? I mean its not like I have anything to show for it after I get done watching a tv show and damn my cable bill is over $100 a month.

    For me it would have to be Madden. I bought 2006 and 2010 and despite how much I love football I just can't find the fun in these games.
    Your cable bill is over $100 a month? You really need to try Netflix instead or something.

    With internet it is about $150. I also have netflix. If it was just me I would prolly cancel it, but it is worth it to keep the wife occupied while I am gaming. ;)

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Modern Warfare 2 on 360.

    It's the first game in my life ever that I can't trade in because it apparently has a scratch.
    The game works perfectly,runs flawless without a hitch. But I can't trade it in. It is sitting there,laughing at me.
    A terrible game on my shelves just laughing and making faces.

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  • AumniAumni Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Aion.

    Because each video it releases is damn tempting me to resub.

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  • Satanic JesusSatanic Jesus Hi, I'm Liam! with broken glassesRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time and Alone In The Dark. One's not fun without someone to play with and the other one is just bad.

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    Aumni wrote: »
    Aion.

    Because each video it releases is damn tempting me to resub.

    Did they do that big big upgrade that makes the graphics even better? I bought AION, played with the goons for a month. Then EVERYONE quit lol

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  • Foolish ChaosFoolish Chaos Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Darkvoid.....

    I should have known the $40 price point was a trap

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  • ueanuean Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Tetris.

    DAMN YOU TETRIS DREAMS!!!

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  • Evil_ReaverEvil_Reaver Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Scribblenaughts.

    I asked for and received it as a Christmas present last year. I got half way through it and realized that I was using black hole, pegasus, USB, and SCUBA to solve every puzzle.

    It's such a great concept... just horrible implementation.

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Pretty much any MMO, the most recent being Age of Conan Collector's Edition. My friends keep convincing me to buy them, but after my free trial ends I realize I don't like any of them. Apparently I'm just not a fan of the core mechanics of the genre, and all the games end up feeling the same to me.

    Star Ocean: The Last Hope and Infinite Undiscovery. God dammit, tri-Ace. At least they've finally made something good with Resonance of Fate.

    I might catch some flak for this, but I kind of regret importing Demon's Souls. I found it more frustrating than fun. :(

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    uean wrote: »
    Tetris.

    DAMN YOU TETRIS DREAMS!!!

    Tetris...really?

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  • A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited April 2010
    Star Ocean 3 is about the only game where I just wanted to unwind time and get all those hours back. I do wish I hadn't spent money on Chromehounds, though, because I got it without realising that the PA interest was winding down.

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  • John ZoidbergJohn Zoidberg Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Klyka wrote: »
    Modern Warfare 2 on 360.

    It's the first game in my life ever that I can't trade in because it apparently has a scratch.
    The game works perfectly,runs flawless without a hitch. But I can't trade it in. It is sitting there,laughing at me.
    A terrible game on my shelves just laughing and making faces.

    I've seen a variety of places that have " repairing services " to remove superficial scratches. Would be great if it would allow you to finally be rid of it.

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  • Sir PlatypusSir Platypus Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm feeling a little remorse over buying the CE of Bioshock 2. Multiplayer didn't grab me, and I just kinda stopped playing the single player.

    Of course with the first one I took about a year long break and came back, finished, and loved it, so let's hope for that.

    Feeling I shouldn't have bought SoulSilver because I'm already losing interest and I really could have used that money elsewhere.

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  • DeMoNDeMoN twitch.tv/toxic_cizzle Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Bioshock Collectors Edition.

    The "making of" was absolute crap. A shitty video of people talking to a a camera. You made the fucking game, you couldn't throw up some art or gameplay so i don't have to look at your ugly mugs the whole time?

    The "soundtrack" was garbage. No actual songs from the game, just 3 shitty techno remixes of classic songs.

    I liked the game okay, but not as much as I expected to. Should have rented it instead.

    The Big Daddy Statue is fairly boss though. Luckily I didn't get a broken one.

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    Oh I have to add another FPS to the list..

    Shattered Horizons.. Game looks great and I thought it would be really cool but the limited weapons, map and pointless game play. Killed it. Wish I would have got the game for 7 bucks when it was on steam instead of 20. Also, the game makes me really sick to play.

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  • ueanuean Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    EliteLamer wrote: »
    uean wrote: »
    Tetris.

    DAMN YOU TETRIS DREAMS!!!

    Tetris...really?

    No. I just wanted to say something witty. My witty bar was getting low.

    But seriously, DAMN THOSE TETRIS DREAMS. Always have the worst sleeps after playing that game... but with a tinge of nostalgia. Ti-83 Tetris wars with the communication cable, no wonder I failed Math 12.

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  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Klyka wrote: »
    Modern Warfare 2 on 360.

    It's the first game in my life ever that I can't trade in because it apparently has a scratch.
    The game works perfectly,runs flawless without a hitch. But I can't trade it in. It is sitting there,laughing at me.
    A terrible game on my shelves just laughing and making faces.

    I've seen a variety of places that have " repairing services " to remove superficial scratches. Would be great if it would allow you to finally be rid of it.
    Plus, if it works fine, I'm sure you could offload it online somewhere like Amazon's used game trade back thing, or eBay, or Goozex.

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I paid a guy $0.25 for a Dreamcast copy of WWF Attitude a few years ago.

    Of all of my gaming purchases, that was the one I regret the most. That $0.25 could have been a gumball, or one third of a can of soda.

    This is a true story.

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  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Darlan wrote: »
    I've thankfully avoided MMOs, I just can't see not being filled with regret for all the money I'd spend on it at the end of the day, only to have nothing to show for it all when you inevitable cancel your account.

    Because every other video game you play gives you something to show for completing it? It's all recreation. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to play 8 hours a day for an MMO to be fun. You just have to play with people you like.

    Honestly I could make a big long list about games and systems I wish I never bought because I used to buy anything and everything.

    Atari Jaguar
    3D0
    32X
    Sega Nomad
    and so on.

    Ironically getting Everquest was what stopped my pointless console spending spree. It saved me money in the long run.

    I guess a more recent example would be Mirror's Edge. Even though I got it on a Steam sale for 5 dollars, I'd rather have that 5 dollars and get a pizza, because I would enjoy that pizza much more than the negative fun that game provided.

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  • DangerbirdDangerbird Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The Witcher.

    I know it gets some serious love around these parts, but I pretty much hated everything about it. I played up until the middle of the 2nd area (swamp) before I straight up quit because I wasn't enjoying myself at all.

    This is rare for me since I usually finish every single game I buy.

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    gurusloth wrote: »
    but...

    Blue Dragon was fun

    Wow this is the wrongest statement I've ever read. ever

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  • curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue Dealer Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Left4Dead

    Bioshock

    both ended up as games that i really didn't play much. I still haven't finished the 4th campaign in L4D, and stopped playing bioshock because i got sick of the controls/you-got-hit effects

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  • YallYall Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Does the 360 HD-DVD count? Cause that's mostly a brick right now.

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    Klyka wrote: »
    Modern Warfare 2 on 360.

    It's the first game in my life ever that I can't trade in because it apparently has a scratch.
    The game works perfectly,runs flawless without a hitch. But I can't trade it in. It is sitting there,laughing at me.
    A terrible game on my shelves just laughing and making faces.

    I've seen a variety of places that have " repairing services " to remove superficial scratches. Would be great if it would allow you to finally be rid of it.

    Game doctor works great...

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    Yall wrote: »
    Does the 360 HD-DVD count? Cause that's mostly a brick right now.

    I bought one for 20 bucks to play HD movies on my computer. It works but no free software to play the movies.

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Yall wrote: »
    Does the 360 HD-DVD count? Cause that's mostly a brick right now.

    I had an Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive.

    It was mostly used as an external DVD drive for my netbook.

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    I paid a guy $0.25 for a Dreamcast copy of WWF Attitude a few years ago.

    Of all of my gaming purchases, that was the one I regret the most. That $0.25 could have been a gumball, or one third of a can of soda.

    This is a true story.

    lol What WWF games are good?

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  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Yall wrote: »
    Does the 360 HD-DVD count? Cause that's mostly a brick right now.

    Damn I didn't even know that got released. I'm sorry.

    I'll also add L4D2 to my list. It's not even cause I played L4D1 and thought 2 was just an "expansion." I, in fact, never played L4D1, but I just barely spent any time on 2, and bought it for full price. Then what, a few weeks later, they take like half off for the Christmas sale. I guess that's my fault for buying in November and not waiting, but if I had waited pretty much everyone would have played through the campaigns already...

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    EliteLamer wrote: »
    I paid a guy $0.25 for a Dreamcast copy of WWF Attitude a few years ago.

    Of all of my gaming purchases, that was the one I regret the most. That $0.25 could have been a gumball, or one third of a can of soda.

    This is a true story.

    lol What WWF games are good?

    I only bought it because I had fond memories of playing one of the N64 ones at a friend's house having four player matches when I was young.

    I thought I could recreate some of that magic with my roommates, only this time with created characters!

    Boy was I wrong.

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  • ElinElin Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm also going to go with FF XIII. I'm a broke college student and that 60$ could have bought many other things. I mean, it's pretty, and I'm trying to like it, but it's like I'm watching a movie. I don't care that there are no towns, or the maps are straight lines, I just want to feel like I'm in control of the game. I hear that the battle system opens up after 20 hours or so, but I don't think I can muster the desire to play for 20 hours.

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