Your Most Disappointing Purchase Ever?

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Post by NorthWay » Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:31 pm

Half-Life for PS2.

Crash-o-rama and instantly queasy(sp?) thanks to its 3D view mapping.

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Post by The Master » Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:59 am

Latest disappointment: Bubble Bobble Evolution.

What a pile of wank... :(

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Post by korean*** » Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:37 pm

i recently had the misfortune of purchasing pro evo 6 for the ds. the guys at the shop should of warned me about it before i purchased it. it's disgsting that the thing got a release.

i returned it to the shop and swapped it for mario 64 which was also crap.

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Post by Dudley » Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:55 pm

korean*** wrote:i recently had the misfortune of purchasing pro evo 6 for the ds. the guys at the shop should of warned me about it before i purchased it. it's disgsting that the thing got a release.

i returned it to the shop and swapped it for mario 64 which was also crap.
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Post by revgiblet » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:19 pm

As a guy who would rather spend 40 quid on three random budget games than one AAA brand new title I have made way too many poor purchases in the past.

What can I say - I always go for quantity over quality because maybe once or twice it's paid off (Ribbit King? Yes please!). But it also means that I'm one of the only people in the world who has played Robot Warlords on the PS2. :cry:
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Post by R Type blood donor » Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:01 am

I Know this will be contentious but (goes to hide in bomb proof shelter) Gran Turismo. I was lured into all the hype, paid full price for the game, and thought it was one of the most boring racing games ever.
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Post by Rev. Stuart Campbell » Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:35 am

You thought right.

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Post by Opa-Opa » Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:51 am

R Type blood donor wrote:I Know this will be contentious but (goes to hide in bomb proof shelter) Gran Turismo. I was lured into all the hype, paid full price for the game, and thought it was one of the most boring racing games ever.
Your thoughts on GT are spot on... It's boring..

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:54 am

I consier any piece of software that attempts to simulate driving using a joypad as a pointless exercise
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Post by Katzkatz » Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:33 am

I would say I encountered a few disappointing conversions. A few games that were good on other formats but not good on others.

Paperboy was great on my C64, but lacked some playability on my Amiga.
Robocop was great at the arcades, and didn't seem to work on the Amiga, plus you had to press SPACE to jump, why not just JOYSTICK UP?
Syndicate Wars I agree with. Great first one, not so good second one. Also why I love the original Civ the best.
Populous 3 was a bit of a let down as well. I loved the second one of the series!

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Post by RetroENZO » Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:39 am

I always used to find myself disappointed about the "name" games on the Spectrum. I think I'm the only person to find Elite useless.

However, I finally got a chance to play some games I wanted for ages when I had my Spectrum. Now when I finally got the chance to play them on a Spectrum emulator years later I couldn't help but feel they'd missed a trick.

Garfield, Snoopy, Andy Capp are just three as I thought they could have been brilliant adventure games.
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Post by korean*** » Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:48 pm

Dudley wrote:
korean*** wrote:i recently had the misfortune of purchasing pro evo 6 for the ds. the guys at the shop should of warned me about it before i purchased it. it's disgsting that the thing got a release.

i returned it to the shop and swapped it for mario 64 which was also crap.
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Post by Dudley » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:03 am

paranoid marvin wrote:I consier any piece of software that attempts to simulate driving using a joypad as a pointless exercise
And presumably any piece of software that attempts to simulate running and kicking a ball with a joypad.

Or jumping over things with a joypad.

Or flying with a joypad.

Or shooting with a joypad.
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Post by korean*** » Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:58 pm

yeah, but why did you say 'banned'?

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:34 pm

korean*** wrote:yeah, but why did you say 'banned'?
Its what we like to call a 'joke':
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