Biggest disappointment/surprise of the year?

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#1 Posted by ShadowsDemon (9481 posts) -

For me, my biggest disappointment was with FF13-2. Nothing like the first game, and the story was terrible..and the voice acting sucked.

Biggest surprise would be Sleeping Dogs, a fantastic game that captures Hong Kong brilliantly and it's a complete blast to play.

You?

#2 Posted by tagyhag (15867 posts) -
Biggest surprise: Sleeping Dogs Biggest disappointment: 007 Legends (Though it honestly didn't have any competition, I didn't really hype many games this year.)
#3 Posted by Namgis (3592 posts) -

Biggest Disappointment:

  • No GTAV. I was banking on a holiday release. Thanks for ruining my x-mas R*.

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Biggest Surprise:

  • 3+ mil. people bought RE6 on consoles.
#4 Posted by mems_1224 (48423 posts) -
biggest surprise are definitely chivalry:medieval warfare and sleeping dogs.
#5 Posted by RageQuitter69 (1366 posts) -

Biggest Disappointment:

  • Grand Theft Auto V not being released, Rockstar released the first trailer way to early.

Biggest Suprise:

  • Ridge Racer Unbounded, suprised by how much of a good racing game this was, and it offered a great challenge.
#6 Posted by game_masta14 (3251 posts) -
Biggest Disappointment is seeing how Dead Space 3 is being treated. You just had to kill the game didn't you EA? Biggest Surprise is Sleeping Dogs. Way better than GTA4.
#7 Posted by madsnakehhh (14947 posts) -

Biggest Dissapointment: DOA5, i mean i love the figthing system, but the lack of game modes compared to DOA4 and the subpar online really hurts the game, it is still a hell of a fighter, but it wasn't the amazing game i was expecting.

Biggest Surprise: WWE13, Just one word, Attitude Era (ok 2, but you know what i'm talking about), not only is packed with content, multimedia and unlockables, but the gameplay is pretty solid too, not to mention it has some of the best wrestlers ever plus the online contributions definitely make this game a must have for every wrestling fan, if anything current WWE fans (do they exist?) might be dissapointed because WWE Universe mode kind of sucks.

#8 Posted by Jolt_counter119 (4146 posts) -

Biggest dissapointment: Probably Paper Mario Sticker Star. Was a top 3 most hyped game this year and hearing what the game was like shattered my soul. I was initially in shock but I decided I will buy it probably next week.

What really hurts was I thought it may go back to how TTYD was, after Super Paper Mario, but instead it seems like a middle man. Hearing there were no parters (just learned that this week) made me throw up in my mouth a little.

#9 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

KoA: Reckoning was easily my biggest disappointment.

Haven't really been surprised by anything. Black Ops 2 I guess, but only because up until a week or two ago I wasn't even considering buying it. I was impressed with the stuff I had read about it and thus far I'm really happy with my purchase. The campaign is quite entertaining.

#10 Posted by Sushiglutton (5501 posts) -
Biggest suprise: Max Payne 3. When I first saw the bearded Max with shaved head I was pretty sceptical. But R* pulled that off with grace as well as the move to a socially divided, violent Brazil. Also the gameplay was fantastic for a R* game which gives a lot of hope for whatever future games they may release in the TPS genre ;)!
#11 Posted by Meeeper282 (1597 posts) -

Biggest surprise - halo 4 flopping

Biggest disappointment - wonderbook not flopping

#12 Posted by el3m2tigre (4232 posts) -

Biggest disappointment: Kojima giving up on Metal Gear Rising.

Biggest surprise: Meh, no surprises this year. Maybe finding out bicycles are in GTAV.

#13 Posted by October_Tide (5396 posts) -

RE6

#14 Posted by Namgis (3592 posts) -

Biggest disappointment: Kojima giving up on Metal Gear Rising.

Biggest surprise: Meh, no surprises this year. Maybe finding out bicycles are in GTAV.

el3m2tigre

How did he give up on MGR?

#15 Posted by el3m2tigre (4232 posts) -

[QUOTE="el3m2tigre"]

Biggest disappointment: Kojima giving up on Metal Gear Rising.

Biggest surprise: Meh, no surprises this year. Maybe finding out bicycles are in GTAV.

Namgis

How did he give up on MGR?

They gave it to Platinum.

#16 Posted by jsmoke03 (13137 posts) -

biggest surprise....me1 coming to the ps3....

biggest dissapointment..gears of war 1. i was sooo excited to buy a 360 in july and the first game i bought was gears 1. i ended up buying all 3 games in like a week. im really underwhelmed by gears....but at least l4d and mass effect 1 made the system worth the buy...

#17 Posted by Namgis (3592 posts) -

They gave it to Platinum.

el3m2tigre

Because his team couldn't grasp the 'cutting' aspect. He really had nothing to do with it, as he was working on PW. And, working on FoxEngine. He produced it, but not much more.

#18 Posted by khoofia_pika (13517 posts) -
I wish I could say RE6 was my biggest disappointment, but I didn't play it, because I like my money. I haven't really been disappointed this year per se, but the game that didn't live up to my own personal unrealistic hype was Assassin's Creed 3. It was still a damn good game though. Biggest surprise, I'd say, was Kid Icarus: Uprising. I expected the game to be crap, instead it turned out to be one of the best games I've played this year.
#19 Posted by ShadowsDemon (9481 posts) -
[QUOTE="game_masta14"]Biggest Disappointment is seeing how Dead Space 3 is being treated. You just had to kill the game didn't you EA? Biggest Surprise is Sleeping Dogs. Way better than GTA4.

Yeah, DS3 looks more like an action game then a horror game. I'm really gonna be disappointed...
#20 Posted by jg4xchamp (50059 posts) -

Biggest Disappointment: Me purchasing Halo 4. Here I was thinking I was above that sh1t. I never thought I could disappoint myself so much, but I really let myself down there.

Biggest Surprise: Mass Effect 3s ending being that bad. I kind of knew it would be silly and dumb. I was expecting some Deus Ex Machina sh1t. But they got that crap out of the way early. With the Crucible being a main plot point. So it was like okay....and then there was a lot of great character stuff. And then that god awful child ruined everything. Man that crap sucked.

#21 Posted by beganoo (1638 posts) -

It happens that the biggest disappointment this year turns out ot be the biggest disappointment IN GAMING EVER for me.

F*cking Diablo 3. Nuff said.

Biggest suprise for me was how bad Bobby kotick and Jay wilson f*ucked up Diablo 3. F*ck those loosers.

#22 Posted by DarkLink77 (31886 posts) -

Halo 4 not completely sucking dick was pretty surprising.

#23 Posted by el3m2tigre (4232 posts) -

[QUOTE="el3m2tigre"]

They gave it to Platinum.

Namgis

Because his team couldn't grasp the 'cutting' aspect. He really had nothing to do with it, as he was working on PW. And, working on FoxEngine. He produced it, but not much more.

By kojima i meant Team Kojima...

#24 Posted by DarkLink77 (31886 posts) -
Biggest Surprise: Mass Effect 3s ending being that bad. I kind of knew it would be silly and dumb. I was expecting some Deus Ex Machina sh1t. But they got that crap out of the way early. With the Crucible being a main plot point. So it was like okay....and then there was a lot of great character stuff. And then that god awful child ruined everything. Man that crap sucked.jg4xchamp
Yep. Summed it up perfectly.
#25 Posted by mitu123 (154618 posts) -

Biggest surprise: How this year turned out for gaming.

Biggest disappointment: So many game delays.

#26 Posted by DarkLink77 (31886 posts) -

Biggest surprise: How this year turned out for gaming.mitu123

You mean, how bad it's been?

#27 Posted by VendettaRed07 (14012 posts) -

Biggest Surprise: That Wonderbook got an 8

Biggest Disappointment: Wonderbook got an 8

#29 Posted by Cheleman (7865 posts) -

Surprise

  • Silent Hill Downpour

Disappointment

  • None. I don't play bad games.
#30 Posted by mitu123 (154618 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

Biggest surprise: How this year turned out for gaming.DarkLink77

You mean, how bad it's been?

Crap, I somehow I forgot to add that, editing does wonders yo.

#31 Posted by DarkLink77 (31886 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"][QUOTE="mitu123"]

Biggest surprise: How this year turned out for gaming.mitu123

You mean, how bad it's been?

Crap, I somehow I forgot to add that, editing does wonders yo.

True that, son.
#32 Posted by freedomfreak (43100 posts) -
Biggest Surprise: Spec Ops: The Line. Biggest Disapppointment: Summer of Arcade.
#33 Posted by Maroxad (8673 posts) -

Biggest Disappointment: Guild Wars 2. When it was announced, I was just hoping for Guild Wars 1 in a persistant world, after the mmo manifesto I was hoping it would execute these stuff well, while still having the depth of GW1. When it was released it didnt execute any of these stuff well and was nowhere near as deep as GW1. Still, better than SWTOR.

Biggest Surprise: Kid Icarus Uprising, I seriously expected this to be crap and a disgrace to the 3DS library, it ended up being my GOTY.

#34 Posted by sukraj (23889 posts) -

Biggest Surprise: Max Payne 3 and Sleeping Dogs

Biggest Dissapointment: RE6 and Halo 4

#35 Posted by PAL360 (27264 posts) -

Biggest disappointment: No new MS and Sony consoles at E3.

Biggest surprise: Halo 4

#36 Posted by ShadowsDemon (9481 posts) -

Surprise

  • Silent Hill Downpour

Disappointment

  • None. I don't play bad games.
Cheleman
About Downpour, I agree on that. It was actually a good game.
#37 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

[QUOTE="Cheleman"]

Surprise

  • Silent Hill Downpour

Disappointment

  • None. I don't play bad games.

ShadowsDemon

About Downpour, I agree on that. It was actually a good game.

I'll third this. Classic Silent Hill through and through.

#38 Posted by hippiesanta (9987 posts) -
Biggest dissapointment = TLOU not releasing this year Biggest Ssurprise = I thought "Journey" is a girly game and I was wrong
#39 Posted by ShadowsDemon (9481 posts) -

[QUOTE="ShadowsDemon"][QUOTE="Cheleman"]

Surprise

  • Silent Hill Downpour

Disappointment

  • None. I don't play bad games.

Master_ShakeXXX

About Downpour, I agree on that. It was actually a good game.

I'll third this. Classic Silent Hill through and through.

We're a dying breed of gamers who actually appreciate games such as those and the weight they carry. :( *Group hug*
#40 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
biggest surprise - binary domain disappointment - psasbr getting delayed
#41 Posted by GamerZem (526 posts) -

Biggest surprise - halo 4 flopping

Biggest disappointment - wonderbook not flopping

Meeeper282
Halo 4 didn't flop. It had more sales first-day than any other Halo game, and is one of the best games in the franchise.
#42 Posted by SPBoss (3675 posts) -
Sleeping Dogs was definitely a surprise
#43 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -

Surprise: ME 1 to PS3.

Disappointment: The PS3's retail lineup dominated by Move and casualitis.

#44 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Biggest dissapointment: Diablo III not lasting me anywhere near as long as Diablo II

Biggest Surprise: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeros

#45 Posted by timmy00 (15360 posts) -

Disappointment - Resident Evil 6. Just a horrid game and a perfect example of how not to make a game.

Surprise - hmm...Tales of Graces f. I mean I knew it was going to be great but I didn't expect myself to play it as long as I did. So much fun.

#46 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Disappointment - Resident Evil 6. Just a horrid game and a perfect example of how not to make a game.

Surprise - hmm...Tales of Graces f. I mean I knew it was going to be great but I didn't expect myself to play it as long as I did. So much fun.

timmy00

As long as you did? Did you still not beat it though? I will get it sometime. How does it stack up against others in the series?

#47 Posted by timmy00 (15360 posts) -

[QUOTE="timmy00"]

Disappointment - Resident Evil 6. Just a horrid game and a perfect example of how not to make a game.

Surprise - hmm...Tales of Graces f. I mean I knew it was going to be great but I didn't expect myself to play it as long as I did. So much fun.

NaveedLife

As long as you did? Did you still not beat it though? I will get it sometime. How does it stack up against others in the series?

No I've beaten it. I mean I just kept playing to unlock all the secrets and trophies. :P I must have over a 100 hours or so. Still not done yet as I want to get the platinum and I only really need two more trophies. I'm just taking a break so that's why I said as long as I did.

I'm still kind of a beginner when it come to Tales games. I've only really played some of Symphonia, Abyss 3D, and Graces f. The story and characters aren't as good as Abyss but the combat...just too good. Sometime next month I should be getting Vesperia so I can see how it compares to those games.

#48 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

[QUOTE="NaveedLife"]

[QUOTE="timmy00"]

Disappointment - Resident Evil 6. Just a horrid game and a perfect example of how not to make a game.

Surprise - hmm...Tales of Graces f. I mean I knew it was going to be great but I didn't expect myself to play it as long as I did. So much fun.

timmy00

As long as you did? Did you still not beat it though? I will get it sometime. How does it stack up against others in the series?

No I've beaten it. I mean I just kept playing to unlock all the secrets and trophies. :P I must have over a 100 hours or so. Still not done yet as I want to get the platinum and I only really need two more trophies.

I'm still kind of a beginner when it come to Tales games. I've only really played some of Symphonia, Abyss 3D, and Graces f. The story and characters aren't as good as Abyss but the combat...just too good. Sometime next month I should be getting Vesperia so I can see how it compares to those games.

So what about comparing it to Symphonia? I have beat Symphonia, Vesperia, and am now playing Abyss 3DS. Vesperia is better than symphonia in graphics and some combat/levling mechanics and such, but I prefered Symphonia's story and such. Abyss so far is my least favorite story, but perhaps that is because I don't love any of the characters yet. But I am only 4 hours in or something.

#49 Posted by RoccoHout (1009 posts) -

Biggest dissapointment: Diablo 3

Biggest suprise: Diablo 3.... suprised as in being a bad game

#50 Posted by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -

disappointment: ME3. forget the ending. that design was awful. it was basic stuff like levels too.

surprise: dragon's dogma. it was basically the last thing i expected from capcom. open world, hack & slash that doesn't resemble DMC, and and genre innovation over pandering.