Ever bought a game because it got high player review scores then regretted it?

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#1 skp_16
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Yes. I honestly regret buying Shadow of the Colossus. It was a boring game. Only things I like in SotC is the sceneries/landscape and graphics. For me it's more fun just walking around than fighting colossi. SotC's graphics is one of the best IMO. :)

I also kinda regret buying God of War. For me it's like a Onimusha clone. Kill enemies then absorb souls to upgrade weapons and refill health. Gameplay is way too linear. Only thing I like in God of War is the story.

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:o you hit me hard with that one. I thought those games were awesome!

I didn't like Oblivion. I didn't even like Morrowind but I convinced myself to get Oblivion. Luckily the first one was a rental and the second I got my money back.

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#3 Symphonycometh
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You just dug up two of Sony's best and said you regretted it. All opinions are VOID! VOID! VOID! VOID! :P
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#4 JIT93
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My sister wants me to buy Assassins Creed but I heard about it and refused to tell her the bad news :cry:
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#5 theK1LLZON3
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assasins creed never buy that game it sucks
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#6 donnygorgas
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Unfortunetly I bought asassin's creed.
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#7 Silent-Hal
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If we're talking this gen, then COD4 and GTAIV. Talk about mediocre letdowns...

It's odd, before this gen I never really let review scores sway me either way and ended up with a lot of games that I enjoyed (only gifts and impulse buys had me end up with bad games), but this gen I actually start listening to people and most of the popular ones suck >_>...

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#8 Sk8ter_213
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i don't buy games based on other people's ratings. i buy what i like.
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#9 f1l200
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i liked assassins creed but i thought gta 4 was a let downand totally not worth a 10
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If we're talking this gen, then COD4 and GTAIV. Talk about mediocre letdowns...

It's odd, before this gen I never really let review scores sway me either way and ended up with a lot of games that I enjoyed (only gifts and impulse buys had me end up with bad games), but this gen I actually start listening to people and most of the popular ones suck >_>...

Silent-Hal
So I take it you WON'T be buying Killzone 2 then? =D
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#11 skp_16
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You just dug up two of Sony's best and said you regretted it. All opinions are VOID! VOID! VOID! VOID! :PSymphonycometh

At least...

I still played GoW2 and waiting for GoW3 but only because of the story.

I still play SotC once in a while to revisit its beautiful world.

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#12 ZenesisX
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Last gen: God of war 1 and 2, the story is cool and all but i never could get into the gameplay

this gen: well i didnt buy it but i did rent Assassin Creed, it really didnt live up to the hype.

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#13 skp_16
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i don't buy games based on other people's ratings. i buy what i like.Sk8ter_213

Actually, me too. I only nought few games because of people's ratings, and all of it turned out to be crap for me.

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#14 skp_16
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Last gen: God of war 1 and 2, the story is cool and all but i never could get into the gameplay

this gen: well i didnt buy it but i did rent Assassin Creed, it really didnt live up to the hype.

ZenesisX

We're the same. I hate GoW's gameplay but the story is just too great that it kept me from not buying GoW2 and waiting for GoW3.

EDIT: Story >>>>>>> Gameplay

There are several games were I don't like the gameplay but I still finished it because of the story.

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#15 MFDABADKID
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I felt the same way about Halo 3 & Gears of War

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#16 INeedAids
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mine is warhawk, liked for 2 secs and then just left it on the shelve for 2 weeks without looking at it.

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[QUOTE="Silent-Hal"]

If we're talking this gen, then COD4 and GTAIV. Talk about mediocre letdowns...

It's odd, before this gen I never really let review scores sway me either way and ended up with a lot of games that I enjoyed (only gifts and impulse buys had me end up with bad games), but this gen I actually start listening to people and most of the popular ones suck >_>...

Symphonycometh

So I take it you WON'T be buying Killzone 2 then? =D

I will, though I'll probably pass on Resistance 2. I was one of the people that liked the first Killzone despite it's flaws and I'd like to see how the story develops. A lot of the people hyping it just seem to be jumping on the bandwagon because of the nice graphics (which is all that seems to matter to some people these days...).

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#18 DeftonesRule
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AC was an amazing game. My 2 games that I bought squarely off of hype was Haze and Lair and I will tell you Lair was terrible but that was before the new stick movements cause the early 6 axis was **** Why don't they incorporate more into that??? Haze was not as bad as everyone said. The graphics were great, multiplayer was just like RFoM and the story was long but kind of bland. GTA4 was great all besides the damn driving when, where, and why did they change it up from the others? That is like the big deal for the entire game and they messed it up. Oblivion on the other hand is AWESOME such a vast world and stories coming from everywhere. How could you not love that game and even with the expansion which made it even better?
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#19 Symphonycometh
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[QUOTE="Symphonycometh"][QUOTE="Silent-Hal"]

If we're talking this gen, then COD4 and GTAIV. Talk about mediocre letdowns...

It's odd, before this gen I never really let review scores sway me either way and ended up with a lot of games that I enjoyed (only gifts and impulse buys had me end up with bad games), but this gen I actually start listening to people and most of the popular ones suck >_>...

Silent-Hal

So I take it you WON'T be buying Killzone 2 then? =D

I will, though I'll probably pass on Resistance 2. I was one of the people that liked the first Killzone despite it's flaws and I'd like to see how the story develops. A lot of the people hyping it just seem to be jumping on the bandwagon because of the nice graphics (which is all that seems to matter to some people these days...).

Ah. You're an exception then. You want to see the story.....the majority though......
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#20 417alum
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R6V i never shoulda bought it instead of NCAA 08
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#21 Dan_Lero
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I too was alittle let down by Assassin's Creed, but it still is a fun game.
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#22 n00bkid
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When i picked up GTA4 i thought it would be fun be im going to sell it off for socom :| its just the same stuff over and over again
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#23 esqueejy
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yep, I've done this, and that's when I learned to admit that not only are gamers all retards, but that I am a gamer retard too...knowing is half the battle :P
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#24 sykomyko
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the only one i fell for is the world ends with you for the ds.
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#25 iamserious00
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The Only Thing That Sucks IS THE END!!!!!

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#26 iamserious00
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The Only Thing That Sucks IS THE END!!!!!

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#27 drufeous
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I fell for the hype of GTA 4 and regret buying it. Other than that all my game purchases have been great. Thought I would regret Oblivio, I still play it and love it.
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#28 War-Tex
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Yes. I honestly regret buying Shadow of the Colossus. It was a boring game. Only things I like in SotC is the sceneries/landscape and graphics. For me it's more fun just walking around than fighting colossi. SotC's graphics is one of the best IMO. :)

I also kinda regret buying God of War. For me it's like a Onimusha clone. Kill enemies then absorb souls to upgrade weapons and refill health. Gameplay is way too linear. Only thing I like in God of War is the story.

skp_16

You regret buying God of War? You must get the bad taste emblem.

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#29 GameFreakJason
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SHADOW!? YOU HATED SotC??

I loved that game-- though, I dont really play adventure games over again once I beat them. Still, it was a very moving and very beautiful experience.

For me it would have to be Oblivion IV (I was totally lost in the story, thought it was overwhelming and boring at the same time), Assassin's Creed (very repetitive and dull-- it should off next gen potential but once people got used to the generation, it proved to be very boring).

That's all I can really think of right now.

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Quake Wars:Enemy Teritory.
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#31 TooStoned420
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I'd go with mgs4 and gta 4 . I hated the car controls for gta . and it got repetitive way to quick. MGS4 is overrated badly. Bad online , 15-45 min cut-scenes and a mediocre gameplay.(playing 6hrs out of 20 is a joke for $60 bucks)
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#32 DiabeticDood
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The whole entire series of Halo. I've hated them all.
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SC IV :/
It was great at first, but online killed it for me. Too many cheap players and spammers.
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#34 TOTAL_DEFENSE_0
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Unfortunetly I bought asassin's creed.donnygorgas
yup me too
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#35 swamplord666
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for me it was GTA 4. I can only play 2 or 3 missions before getting bored. last moments i played i was getting shot at by an enemy on under me in a building without there being an opening... what a glitch.
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SSB brawl. i know alot of people love it but i thought it was a poor fighter.
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#37 Symphonycometh
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[QUOTE="donnygorgas"]Unfortunetly I bought asassin's creed.TOTAL_DEFENSE_0
yup me too

Guilty. :(
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ASSASSIN!?!?!? 's Creed. All in favor for "Most Repetitive Gameplay Ever"?
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#39 FlashCharge
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Oblivion was a waste for me because I never could get into. Not to say it is a wasted game just not for me.
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ASSASSIN!?!?!? 's Creed. All in favor for "Most Repetitive Gameplay Ever"?ChiSoxBombers
Hazelnutman will kill you when he sees that! :P But yeah: "All in favor? I!"
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#41 thelastguy
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Assassins Creed was pretty boring
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FFXII... Didn't like it and apparently reviewers loved it to an extent.... not me... I dropped it pretty quick
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[QUOTE="TOTAL_DEFENSE_0"][QUOTE="donnygorgas"]Unfortunetly I bought asassin's creed.Symphonycometh
yup me too

Guilty. :(

Fortunately I lost interest right when it came out... for good reasons I'd say

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[QUOTE="Silent-Hal"]

If we're talking this gen, then COD4 and GTAIV. Talk about mediocre letdowns...

It's odd, before this gen I never really let review scores sway me either way and ended up with a lot of games that I enjoyed (only gifts and impulse buys had me end up with bad games), but this gen I actually start listening to people and most of the popular ones suck >_>...

Symphonycometh

So I take it you WON'T be buying Killzone 2 then? =D

HOLY**** MAN! quit hating on killzone 2 you bash it every chance you get.

Yes alot of people will buy it because of it's graphics alone but just because THEY do doesn't mean that's all the game has to offer. I'm looking foward to kz2 because I liked the first one, OMG big shocker! And alot of other people did to, OMG another big shocker! Most people who say the first one sucked didn't even play it. And alot of people are looking foward to kz2 because of it's multiplayer also.

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#45 Rock99999Fan
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ASSASSIN!?!?!? 's Creed. All in favor for "Most Repetitive Gameplay Ever"?ChiSoxBombers

Yes.

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[QUOTE="ChiSoxBombers"]ASSASSIN!?!?!? 's Creed. All in favor for "Most Repetitive Gameplay Ever"?Rock99999Fan

Yes.

i agree with ur sig 100% YEEOWWZUHZ

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#47 -Dionysus-
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God of War, I thought I would like it and it was ok, but it was way too much button mashing for me.
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#48 Rock99999Fan
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[QUOTE="Rock99999Fan"]

[QUOTE="ChiSoxBombers"]ASSASSIN!?!?!? 's Creed. All in favor for "Most Repetitive Gameplay Ever"?ChiSoxBombers

Yes.

i agree with ur sig 100% YEEOWWZUHZ

Lol. Yeah, dame strait. Oh and to anyone who doesn't know, Shawn Johnson is a girl. Just so you don't get the wrong idea...

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Assassin's Creed and Final Fantasy X-2
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#50 Symphonycometh
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[QUOTE="Symphonycometh"][QUOTE="Silent-Hal"]

If we're talking this gen, then COD4 and GTAIV. Talk about mediocre letdowns...

It's odd, before this gen I never really let review scores sway me either way and ended up with a lot of games that I enjoyed (only gifts and impulse buys had me end up with bad games), but this gen I actually start listening to people and most of the popular ones suck >_>...

Rock99999Fan

So I take it you WON'T be buying Killzone 2 then? =D

HOLY**** MAN! quit hating on killzone 2 you bash it every chance you get.

Yes alot of people will buy it because of it's graphics alone but just because THEY do doesn't mean that's all the game has to offer. I'm looking foward to kz2 because I liked the first one, OMG big shocker! And alot of other people did to, OMG another big shocker! Most people who say the first one sucked didn't even play it. And alot of people are looking foward to kz2 because of it's multiplayer also.

Quit hating on my hating....Oh wait...Contradiction in the magical world of logic. I would looooove to get into some sort of discussion with you, but you're clearly just aiming at me for some reason. Come back to me when you give me a new topic on Killzone to either accept or shred. I've already ACCEPTED (Yes, accepted, "OMGosh") that SOME liked the first one....and some liked the story. If you've got nothing new, don't even bother quoting me because I hate dancing on the same area of a debate. Thanks.