Worst game purchases ever

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Post by Tiff » Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:56 pm

Tetris Worlds.

DEAR. GOD.

I seriously didn't kno wit was possible to MESS UP Tetris. It's such a simple, basic, enjoyable game. How the FUCK do you mess it up?

This game managed to.

Not only did they completely fuck up the game itself, but they added some lame plot about space and Tetrions and planets that need to be pure again by "opening the gate" (aka: playing Tetris).

There's ZERO challenge, becuase when the blocks get to the bottom, YOU CAN STILL MOVE THEM TO WHERE YOU WANT THEM TO GO.

Derek and I love Tetris, and we saw this for 15 bucks, so grabbed it, thinking it was simply Tetris for PS2.

Uh. No. If you love Tetris, DON'T get this game. This sucker's going back to wal-mart tomorrow.

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Post by Butterscotch » Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:17 pm

A few months ago I saw Adventure of Link on sale for about ten dollars (it was the GBA Classic NES series). I didn't like the game much as a kid, but I thought "It's only ten dollars, and I was nine when I last played it. What does a nine year old know? :roll: "

It was worse than I remembered, and I couldn't even return it, because it I didn't buy it at a local store, (assuming that I could return an opened, used game in the first place.)

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Post by Alexclow345 » Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:11 am

I regret buying Mario Party 4.

Worst mingames, worst plot, worse boards.

Only thing that kept was those damned presents.

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Post by Sylphiel » Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:57 am

Alexclow345 wrote:I regret buying Mario Party 4.

Worst mingames, worst plot, worse boards.

Only thing that kept was those damned presents.
Isn't that like... all Mario Parties? =P

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(though I never will understand the need to make like 8+ games of that... one was enough. Then again, I hate minigames in just about anything so an entire game of them isn't exactly something I'm excited about.)
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Post by Sailormars Obsessed fan » Sat May 13, 2006 5:49 pm

Pokemon Stadium for me. This game single handedly ruined Pokemon for me.

Unfortunatly I have to put breath of fire II in this list. The game had an awesome story, but the battles were way unbalanced and this ruined the game for me.

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Post by YorikoAnno » Thu May 18, 2006 12:12 am

I'm going to have to say that the worst purchase I have ever made would be Final Fantasy X-2. Bad storyline, irritating characters, terrible dialogue, forgettable music. I just didn't like it at all, the only redeeming feature it had was the Sphere Break minigame in my opinion.

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Post by Sailormars Obsessed fan » Thu May 18, 2006 9:05 am

YorikoAnno wrote:I'm going to have to say that the worst purchase I have ever made would be Final Fantasy X-2. Bad storyline, irritating characters, terrible dialogue, forgettable music. I just didn't like it at all, the only redeeming feature it had was the Sphere Break minigame in my opinion.
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Post by Princess Latona » Sat May 03, 2008 12:13 am

Yup, I have one. I'm just thankful I got it used for about $8, instead of paying full-price for it.

Musashi: Samurai Legend/Samurai Legend Musashi (I'm never quite sure which way to read it, so I think of it both ways).

I thought it would be a fun little action/RPG title. Boy, was I ever wrong! The graphics are nice, but the camera angles make me want to bash my head against the wall, Musashi's voice sounds like a chick trying to sound like a teenage boy (well, that part's true. His VA was a woman), and the whole thing of carrying the different maidens around for the rest of the levels after rescuing them got old very fast.

Not to mention, my copy of the game seems to be scratched badly enough to affect gameplay from time to time. Go figure.

All in all, a very disappointing title from SquareEnix. I had really hoped for a lot better. :(

Another SquareEnix title that was loaned to me, but that bored me pretty quick? Radiata Stories. it's a real shame, too. That was one I really wanted to like.
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Post by Iced_Cappucino » Sun May 11, 2008 9:00 am

Trapt. I read up on it a while back so I was overjoyed when I saw it in my local game shop. Big mistake. The pre-final battle is ridiculously hard, I still haven't finished the game, each level is repetitive, except for a different arena and if it wasn't for my sheer determination to finish the game, I wouldn't have played it for so long.
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Post by Jamesares » Fri May 23, 2008 12:41 pm

The absolute worse game I ever played was Mystery Quest for NES.
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Post by rockable » Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:40 pm

Alundra 2.
Worst game EVER, I played for 30 minutes, threw it in the corner and never picked it up again.
And when I was young, I bought crap games like Bubsy and Cool Spot and some Power Rangers game. What was I thinking? :lol:

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Post by Elanorea » Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:42 pm

Lord of the Rings Online. I spend the better part of two days installing and uploading, only to open up the game and find a cheap World of Warcraft ripoff with nigh-uncontrollable movement, not to mention it made my computer run slower than a dying snail. I played for half an hour, then uninstalled.
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Post by kingofgames » Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:55 pm

I only have one
Need for Speed: Pro Street for wii

I was hoping that it would be something similar to Carbon, so I decided to buy it.

When I played it, It was completely different.
Controls made no sense
Graphics look like something that of 1997
Story mode was non-existence
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Post by sailorperkytoot123 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:45 pm

I would have to say the Sonic Mega Collection for Gamecube. I cannot stand those older games where you just see how far you can get before you die and start over (although I think maybe 1 or 2 of the games had a save feature).

Another bad purchase I was thinking of was Pokémon Colloseum, but actually that's only half true, because I simply loved the story mode, but the multiplayer was god awful. I don't see why you can't just use multiple Gamecube controllers and choose from a list of Pokémon that are all about the same level. Noooooo, they have to make it so that the second player has to use a GameBoy and as it usually ends up, the ones on the GameBoy are hella stronger than the ones on the actual game. I recall hearing that the most recent Pokémon game like this was the same way, which I find stupid (unless I heard wrong).

And last but not least is the computer game, The 3D Adventures of Sailor Moon. It's not an adventure in any way, shape, or form. It's just a bunch of different mini activities like dress-up or character info. The only part I enjoyed was watching the videos of each character and the Crescent Wand shooting thing. At least it was cheep since I got it at a garage sale.

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Post by yoshmaster5 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:03 am

Probably some of the namco or pac-man GBA collections my parents have gotten me over time...

TWO, yes, Two Namco museums
Pac-Man collection, when I have the good games already
Another old arcade game collection that never interested me.

I've honestly stopped trusting my parent's judgement about video games. They dont' really know what I like, and they seem to think that I just want to spend their money when I'm saying to get _____ game for my cousins for their birthday.

For instance...
Me: Get him FFVI Advance, okay?
Parents: No, it's 30 dollars. Let's get him this Need for Speed game that's 25 instead.
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Post by Jusenkyo no Pikachu » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:15 am

Thunderbirds for the PS2.

First off, you start as Thunderbird 1 (the only Thunderbird shown actually launching). As Scott, you arrive in the scene, land (somehow ignoring the VTOL capability) and rescue survivors. Never mind that Thunderbird 1's space is actually pretty cramped.

Then, you change over to Thunderbird 2. As Virgil, you use a grappling hook to lift stuff out of harm's way.

Then, if the game requires Thunderbird 3, you do not return to Tracy Island and expect Alan to leave through the roundhouse. Instead, you land Thunderbird 1 again (conveniently ignoring that Thunderbird 2 has VTOL capability), right next to where TB3 just happens to be (ignoring the question of why the hell Alan isn't on the sofa at Tracy Island). Then you play Asteroids. I'm not making that up.
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Post by Iced_Cappucino » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:21 am

Leaderboard Golf. Ok, so I myself didn't buy this game, but I have had the pleasure of playing it. Once you get the hang of swinging the club it's pretty fun to play. Until you come up against the ever changing wind system.

In the top right hand corner there's a yellow arrow which tells you the diretion in which the wind is blowing. Seems simple enough right? WRONG! It could be pointing straight ahead yet send the ball to the far left. It could also be pointing straight ahead and send the ball straight ahead. You never know where the ball will go because the wind is so inconsistent.

To put it simply, this game is a piece of shit and should burn in the fires of hell.
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