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Old 07-04-2010, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Purchases You Regret

Ahh, regrets. Life would be so much better without them…I think. Then again, you’d never really learn to improve without going through a regret or two! The same holds true for game purchases. What valuable lessons have your bad game purchases taught you over the years?

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Old 07-04-2010, 09:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Exit DS, and Bubble Bobble revolution come to mind.
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Trading PS1/Genesis + all games for a GBC and Pokemon Red.
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RE4 for $20
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Trading PS1/Genesis + all games for a GBC and Pokemon Red.
That's an even worse trade then the one me and fungusman made years ago,
modded ps1 with several hundred games for a gbc and 6 games.
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I have to go with Red Ninja. I actually like the game and the frequent camera angles, but the controls are so broken, I have yet to finish it.
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Lunar: Dragon Song is another, got about 5-6 hours in and it was crappy.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I was like 6.

Can't say I bought another bad game, granted I got Sonic Riders Zero Gravity for X-mas.
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Every game I downloaded on Virtual Console. Regretted it the second I found out about emulators.
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The only one I can think off in the past couple years is Grand Theft Auto IV. I hate the way that game controls and thought that for the most part it was super boring. And I even bought the collector's edition. Though the lock box, duffel bag, soundtrack and art book are pretty cool. Except my duffel bag is kind of broken.
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The only one I can think off in the past couple years is Grand Theft Auto IV. I hate the way that game controls and thought that for the most part it was super boring. And I even bought the collector's edition. Though the lock box, duffel bag, soundtrack and art book are pretty cool. Except my duffel bag is kind of broken.
Wow! I thought I was alone in that opinion. I really wanted to like GTA IV, but I just found it to be the same old same old. Also, I hate how the series is getting more PC as time goes by. It's not even that violent anymore. I miss the hard edged GTA of old. My favorite is still Vice City. I wish they would do another hard core GTA game, but I just don't see it happening.
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Wow! I thought I was alone in that opinion. I really wanted to like GTA IV, but I just found it to be the same old same old. Also, I hate how the series is getting more PC as time goes by. It's not even that violent anymore. I miss the hard edged GTA of old. My favorite is still Vice City. I wish they would do another hard core GTA game, but I just don't see it happening.
I also agree. GTA4 is ok but I was unimpressed overall. At least they went on to make RDR right?
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I also agree. GTA4 is ok but I was unimpressed overall. At least they went on to make RDR right?
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. My favorite is still Vice City. I wish they would do another hard core GTA game, but I just don't see it happening.
I agree, I loved Vice City best game in the series.

A bad video game purchase for me, would have to be the PS2 version of "Enter the Matrix"
I expected something on the same level of quality of the movies.
Sure, the bullet-time abilities and other things that just had the same feel as the movies was great, but the abilities were so underused. Why would I go to the trouble of activating bullet-time, running along a wall and kicking some dude in the face, when I can just run along the ground and constantly shoot a handgun? It's faster and more effective to just go through it with a gun.
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I agree, I loved Vice City best game in the series.

A bad video game purchase for me, would have to be the PS2 version of "Enter the Matrix"
I expected something on the same level of quality of the movies.
Sure, the bullet-time abilities and other things that just had the same feel as the movies was great, but the abilities were so underused. Why would I go to the trouble of activating bullet-time, running along a wall and kicking some dude in the face, when I can just run along the ground and constantly shoot a handgun? It's faster and more effective to just go through it with a gun.
I got that game for free and I regretted taking it =P. That game was sooooooo broken.
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Broken is a good way to describe Enter the Matrix. Had the abilities been utilized, it could have been great.
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It was broken and totally unfinished. Most of the game was just running and beating/shooting filler enemies, with glitches galore. There was one level I remember where all you had to do was walk into a door that was right in front of the start to beat it. Another level was so long (I think it was the power plant) I couldn't stand it. Some things were cool, so as being on the roof of the car on the highway level. Hacking mode was also fun. But that game was so meh, it was so not worth sitting through the loading times for each level.
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Sonic 2 on XBL.... Now bear with me. I had extra microsoft points kicking around and Timber had sonic 2 so I wanted to play online with it. First problem results the next day when Doom II is released on XBL - A game I've been wanting on XBL for ages. Second problem is timber is the only one who owns it on my friends list and whoever isn't hosting has control lag.
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I know, and I hated the mid-level loading times before you'd get a call that would amend your mission.
I got really mad at that game.

Another one I regret buying was Assassin's Creed: Altair Chronicles (or something like that, just know it was the first one on the DS)
That game was not finished. I fell into the void within ten minutes of starting, by the void, I am referring to un-programmed, blank white space. I fell through the ground while walking up a slope. The falling animation went on and on and on, until I just turned off the DS.
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I have Enter the Matrix on Gamecube, and although the graphics are pretty good, and it has the Animatrix / Matrix Reloaded tie - in sequence {which I thought was above and beyond}, I must agree with the general consensus that it's a broken game.

Going up and down ladders is hilarious; Duke Nukem had smoother sprite/ ladder coupling.
Although the MMA in the game are true to the movie, I agree that it's too slow and not interesting enough to keep repeating constantly.

The driving sequences {oh, brother} seem like they were ported directly from a PS1 game - the physics are all wrong, they seem 'cartoony', like it wasn't quite finished, and the environment seems dead.
IN short, the driving sequences are like the rest of the game: they seem rushed and incomplete like the programmers weren't given enough time to do a proper job.

My conclusion is to leave it on the shelf unless you're a real die - hard Matrix fan {like some people} and MUST have it to see the tie - in sequence.
For those of you who don't know what the Animatrix is, you are missing something good.




Things I regret purchasing?
Lots of crappy speakers {in the past}, including a 5.1 surround system. {now I know better}
A bus pass that I hardly used. {Vancouver has the most expensive transit system in the NAU}

Games: {please note that if they're on the list I still play them, just not as much as others}

Conflict: Desert Storm
True Crime: Streets of LA
James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire

and for PC:
Age of Empires 3 {which was so bad I sold it}

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As far as games go: I also regret purchasing my gamecube. Not enough games sell for cheap, because they can still sell them for a high price with the Wii's backwards compatibility. I tried to sell it, but they only took one of the controllers, my memory card, and about half a dozen games. Now I have a gamecube with two games, and no memory card, I regret selling the stuff more than buying it way back when.

Another one I regret: Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
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Final Fantasy IV The After Years.

It was 1/7 the length of the original, and wanted me to get more short bits for more of my cash. For the same price I could have just got a full game.
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Final Fantasy IV The After Years.

It was 1/7 the length of the original, and wanted me to get more short bits for more of my cash. For the same price I could have just got a full game.
Well, If you got all the parts it would be a full game.
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I regret buying Dead to Rights: Reckoning.
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