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Offline Shjade

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #600 on: April 10, 2012, 07:58:35 PM »
Dead Island. Glitchy piece of crap. Glad I only rented.

This. Sadly I didn't rent, due to PC. I was really hoping it'd be more fun than it was, but when every fight comes down to "kick everything over and stomp heads" it gets real monotonous real fast. :|

Offline Sabby

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #601 on: April 10, 2012, 09:26:05 PM »
Yeah I didn't get that comment either...



It's the Condescending Willy Wonka meme, used when someone says something that just comes across as noobish. Like someone in a gaming forum remarking at how multiplayer focused games are getting.

Other classy uses of Condescending Wonka include remarking on racist illiterate idiots in the Youtube comments, and asking for torrents in a PC tech support forum.

Offline Craz

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #602 on: April 11, 2012, 02:37:40 PM »
MLB 2K12.

Because I like sports games. I really do, for some reason. Not enough to buy them yearly or anything, but I really enjoy them. And since the undisputed king of baseball games right now is a PS3 only deal, I decided to give 2k12 a shot. Oh, screw that shitty console port. I used my one-time Steam refund for that, I hated it so much.

Offline Erato

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #603 on: April 13, 2012, 12:03:02 PM »
Mass Effect 3 for it's horrible horrible ending.

*Tear* I love you Garrus.

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #604 on: April 13, 2012, 01:17:28 PM »
Armored Core V... total piece of unbalanced crap, Seriously i thoguht it was great fun at first, but the story was mediocer and stupid, the missions are designed for 2 people, and if you don't play online (i can't due to crappy internets) you're missing out on 99% of the content.

I agree, I wont be playing any new Armored Core game.  And for that matter, most mech games.

Online TheGlyphstone

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #605 on: April 13, 2012, 02:05:37 PM »
I still consider Mechwarrior 2 to be the pinnacle of the Battletech/Mech-related PC game genre.

Offline Sasquatch421

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #606 on: April 13, 2012, 02:23:05 PM »
Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo.... Man I broke a few controllers trying to play this. Then they made Zeonic Front and I was happy again.

Offline Sabby

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #607 on: April 13, 2012, 02:32:52 PM »
Dark Souls.

And not even because of the difficulty. I really couldn't care... I survived Ninja Gaiden, I can survive Dark Souls... if it weren't a sloppy piece of laggy shit with it's design ethics dragged right out of the NES era. Seriously, if you need a wikipedia next to you at all times to even make progress, what incentive is there for me to actually try on my own? There's no sense of accomplishment whatsoever, it's just obscure, slow and punishes you for trying to play.

But bring up it's flaws and your automatically written off as a wimp who needs constant tutorials and explosions to get by. Typical.

Offline Bayushi

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #608 on: April 13, 2012, 05:05:31 PM »
Dark Souls.

What?

I've never played it. But since I do not own a console, I can not currently play it.

Yes, it is being ported to PC, but it is being ported to PC using the Games For Windows Live platform, which will not be installed on my PC, ever.

Yes, Microsoft, this is me telling you to go fuck yourselves with GFW Live.

Offline Bayushi

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #609 on: April 13, 2012, 05:07:40 PM »
I still consider Mechwarrior 2 to be the pinnacle of the Battletech/Mech-related PC game genre.
As much as I nostalgia-squee over Mechwarrior 2, Mechwarrior 4 was by far the superior game.

At least in my experience.

Online TheGlyphstone

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #610 on: April 13, 2012, 05:16:39 PM »
As much as I nostalgia-squee over Mechwarrior 2, Mechwarrior 4 was by far the superior game.

At least in my experience.

I never played MW4, so I can't dispute that due to lack of evidence. But then again, I only ever played MW2: Mercs, not the actual MW2.

"Good morning! How does it feel to be strapped into a walking nuke-reactor at 9 AM?" Sergeant Unther was the best.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2012, 05:18:53 PM by TheGlyphstone »

Offline KaylaM

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #611 on: April 14, 2012, 08:16:04 AM »
I'd personally pick Mechwarrior 2, but that's not to say that MW4 was a bad game by any stretch.

Now getting back on topic... I dropped Star Wars the Old Republic like a rock for a vast number of reasons; inane quest dialogue, slow load times, unsympathetic or unlikable NPCs, Vette, repetition and the like, but it amounted to the simple fact that I wasn't having fun any more. My main got to 50 with nothing to do (And daily quests were as 'fun' as pulling teeth) and leveling an alt felt more like a chore then anything else.

I pulled the plug, but with the "free week for people who have a level 50" I decided to give it a try again; after all, there was a new patch. SO I patched and logged in. And I changed the colour of my main's pants. ("Pants to be Darkened!") And... um...

Yeah.

So yeah. Never going back to SWtoR again.


Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #612 on: April 14, 2012, 11:50:04 AM »
Dark Souls.

And not even because of the difficulty. I really couldn't care... I survived Ninja Gaiden, I can survive Dark Souls... if it weren't a sloppy piece of laggy shit with it's design ethics dragged right out of the NES era. Seriously, if you need a wikipedia next to you at all times to even make progress, what incentive is there for me to actually try on my own? There's no sense of accomplishment whatsoever, it's just obscure, slow and punishes you for trying to play.



But bring up it's flaws and your automatically written off as a wimp who needs constant tutorials and explosions to get by. Typical.

I take it you hated the original Castlevania as well then?

Offline Sabby

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #613 on: April 14, 2012, 12:07:43 PM »
I respect it, but it's from a completely different generation of consoles... it literally co-wrote the book on game design, but if that doesn't mean it holds up today. SOTN is great, but anyone who thinks the original Castlevania is something to favourably compare game design to has reverence clouding their judgement.

Offline Shjade

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #614 on: April 14, 2012, 01:11:51 PM »
SOTN is great, but anyone who thinks the original Castlevania is something to favourably compare game design to has reverence clouding their judgement.

I thought you were familiar with [noembed]Egoraptor...[/noembed]
« Last Edit: April 14, 2012, 01:12:53 PM by Shjade »

Offline Sabby

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #615 on: April 14, 2012, 01:29:42 PM »
Was I saying Castlevania was bad? xD No. It's a great example of game design. For it's time. Considering it's competition, it's great. But it does not hold up. And that's not a discredit. Not a lot could still hold up after such a long time. Frankly, defending a modern game by comparing it to the original Castlevania is like telling the motorist next to you at the fuel station that they just don't understand, as you crank the winch on the bonnet of your automobile to make it go.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #616 on: April 14, 2012, 01:49:47 PM »
Was I saying Castlevania was bad? xD No. It's a great example of game design. For it's time. Considering it's competition, it's great. But it does not hold up. And that's not a discredit. Not a lot could still hold up after such a long time. Frankly, defending a modern game by comparing it to the original Castlevania is like telling the motorist next to you at the fuel station that they just don't understand, as you crank the winch on thte bonnet of your automobile to make it go.
To whit, remember that even Egoraptor said that Castlevania was linear, remember, and Dark Souls is most certainly not. Dark Souls has a structure more akin to Legend of Zelda, that is an open world with a fairly predefined order of areas to beat. Dark Souls did need more direction. Even if it was some kind of scrawling. You can say that that was what the multiplayer aspect was for, but then they shouldn't have bothered with a single player aspect if that was the case.

Offline Sabby

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #617 on: April 14, 2012, 02:01:38 PM »
Yeah, and maybe they could have made the controls a little tighter, and not hounded you with the constant need to grind for the privilege to start over (Curse, I'm looking at you) and the horrific lag, and the cheap encounters that count on you dying the first time because you weren't signed in to have the cheap shot foreshadowed. For a game where a delayed or bad reaction = instant death, you can't have the framerate constantly chug, poor hit detection, and button lag.

Yes, I got those last two constantly -.- things like waiting for a spear guy to move his shield away, and when you strike his shield will either automatically appear to block, or the move will just register as a block without the animation. And then there's all the times my character would throw his spear forward and leave himself open, instead of doing the lunge jumping strike.

You just cannot afford this kind of shit in a game like this.

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #618 on: April 14, 2012, 02:54:41 PM »
Was I saying Castlevania was bad? xD No. It's a great example of game design. For it's time. Considering it's competition, it's great. But it does not hold up. And that's not a discredit. Not a lot could still hold up after such a long time. Frankly, defending a modern game by comparing it to the original Castlevania is like telling the motorist next to you at the fuel station that they just don't understand, as you crank the winch on the bonnet of your automobile to make it go.

Frankly you've missed the point.  I'm saying you're comparing a game to an era most want to see back in motion, a lot of gamers miss the game play and challenge from the older games.  Dark Souls did that as did Demon souls... but in a lesser extent.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #619 on: April 14, 2012, 03:18:59 PM »
Frankly you've missed the point.  I'm saying you're comparing a game to an era most want to see back in motion, a lot of gamers miss the game play and challenge from the older games.  Dark Souls did that as did Demon souls... but in a lesser extent.
I don't think he has, just because it was an attempt to recapture some (defunct) elements from a bygone era of quarter-lust doesn't mean it was done well.

I remember playing Final Fantasy II (IV). The hardest version of which is the the modernized DS version, but that was done well.

Offline Sabby

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #620 on: April 14, 2012, 03:43:34 PM »
I don't think he has, just because it was an attempt to recapture some (defunct) elements from a bygone era of quarter-lust doesn't mean it was done well.

Thank you, that's exactly what I mean. My problems with the game were simply technical, with the exclusion of things like Curses and cheapness, but those became more of an annoyance because of the aforementioned lag and control issues.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #621 on: April 14, 2012, 08:31:09 PM »
Thank you, that's exactly what I mean. My problems with the game were simply technical, with the exclusion of things like Curses and cheapness, but those became more of an annoyance because of the aforementioned lag and control issues.
Also, in point of fact Dark Souls has more to do with Castlevania 2 than it does Castlevania.

Lack of direction and ambiguous? Check.
Endless grinding for an item you need to buy some other items. Check.

Sure it's hard, but that's hardly enough.

Offline Driskoll

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #622 on: April 14, 2012, 09:42:47 PM »
Mass Effect 3 for it's horrible horrible ending.

*Tear* I love you Garrus.

Yeah, me neither. It's a shame really since up to that point the game is fantastic. I don't hold out much hope for the Extended Cut dlc either, since it sounds like it's just going to be a longer ending cutscene without fixing any of the problems people really have. I'm sad to say it but the ending even kinda ruins ME1 and 2 for me as well. 

Offline As Day Fades

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #623 on: April 16, 2012, 06:35:04 AM »
I want to know what video games you regret buying, owning, renting, and/or playing. You literally wish you could scrub your brain clean of the instance.

Myself:

Final Fantasy XII, I hate that I even anticipated that game.
Sadness! I see this opinion way too much. XII was one of my favorites(and I know I'm the rarity in that). It's not without its flaws, but I think that, like XIII, it challenged/reinvented a lot of what people think Final Fantasy, and even roleplaying games in general are 'supposed to be,' and got flak for that.

Final Fantasy XI
Summoner 2
Two worst games I've ever played. In the case of Summoner 2 I actually played it to completion because the original, Summoner, was one of those games with a ton of potential but extremely mediocre execution; with the sequel I was aghast with how bad it was, and just how bad it could get, so in a way I was compelled to see it through. FFXI takes the cake for 'worst game ever' for me though, with its pedigree being the deciding factor. Everything about that game was a punishment, or a chore. Or uneventful. Or anticlimactic. Or lacking creative flavor. And, for the life of me, I couldn't find much of a 'story' anywhere. The only thing I liked was being able to dual class, though I rarely got to enjoy my wicked Red Mage/Bard hybrid because the class types were so egregiously unbalanced that the vast majority of the time I was called upon to be the main(and usually only) healer. -_- I was designed to be a support class, and only back up/spot healer.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #624 on: April 16, 2012, 01:26:07 PM »
Another one I deeply regret buying is Rift, it was very fun early on, when you're experimenting, but you soon learn that the game is just like wow... with a fancy class system, then the boredom sets in, the combat system is basic, every one essentially does the same thing even with different classes and different souls in the classes, don't get me wrong they do great things, add content all the time, actually listen to consumers, I just wish the game had tried to be its own game, instead of WoW with portals.