Tell me about a time when marketers tricked you into buying a shitty game with their lies, anon.
Never, because I know what I like and what I want and Fallout doesn't cut it for me, neither does the majority of AAA games.
I don't think I ever regretted a purchase before. I suppose I did regret spending over 20 hours on RDR but I didn't pay for it so whatever.
>yfw Todd was a synthetic all along, as well as everyone at Bethesda studios.
>yfw the soulless robotic character animations in the game are meant to be that way as they were modeled directly off of Bethesda's android employees
true, its kinda like how when a war protest song or movie comes out and is followed by a massive increase in recruitment for the army.
Constantly being inundated with messages surrounding shitty games eventually makes you want to play them.
>so hyped for what's next in the series and the end of Desmond's story after AC2 and Brotherhood
>get the collector's edition
>finally play the game
>Connor is fucking awful
>setting is fucking awful
>wilderness is slow as fuck to traverse and boring after you run through the trees the first time
>story shoehorns you into as many memorable events as possible, skipping ahead years at a time to do so
>training missions until sequence six
>FUCKING FINAL MISSION IS ONE OF THE MANY CHASE MISSIONS
Fuck me, it was a hard lesson to learn. It finally got me to stop pre-ordering, build a PC, and stop listening to any marketers, reviews, or hype. To this day I don't know how a game in development for so long could possibly fuck up a setting and time period so historically badass.
Things I bought because of hype alone and didn´t like the way I hoped:
Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2
Saints Row 3
AC 3 + Season Pass
I liked Sleeping Dogs though, that was a good hype.
I wish I had died years ago.
Wasn't marketing, but I preordered Sword of the Stars 2 because I enjoyed the first game so much.
I am now clinically unable to preorder anymore due to massive burns suffered from Sword of the Stars 2.
I paid $60 for evolve...and forza 5, and Dragonball Xenoverse, and Assassin's Creed Unity, and Watch Dogs, and Dead Island, and The Saboteur, and Kane And Lynch 2, and Crysis 3, and Sleeping Dogs
I'm not a very smart man, there are many more.
I pre-ordered Star Wars: The Old Republic and stayed up on a school night to play it at the midnight launch all those years ago.
That experience almost made me give up on video games entirely.
Remember when Skyrim was about to drop the first week or two and the hype level on /v/ was literally insane?
The threads were something to behold, people on every side present. And when the first photo of a werewolf dropped everyone, EVERYONE went fucking bananas.
Even Magical Gamer Girl was creaming his panties and he was one of if not the biggest detractor of the game.
It was the craziest shit i've seen in years.
If you fell for shit like what was promised in Fable, Oblivion or Spore it's your own fault. That kind of stuff was never plausible.
Pic related is the one true disappointment. It was the follow up to one of the greatest games of all time, and everything was in prime condition for it to surpass it in every way with the large leap in technology it was taking advantage of. But then they decided to tack on some shitty co-op, impose a shitty level structure on the game and basically remove everything that sounded interesting(like the insolation and hydration mechanics) because it wouldn't work with the aforementioned co-op. Maybe someone at Capcom saw Left 4 Dead or something, it's honestly hard to wrap my head around it.
The guns and shooting were fun. Everything else was fucking awful.
Well, except pic related.
For me it was Shenmue for Dreamcast. I remember gaming magazines hailing it as the second coming of Jesus. 70 million dollar budget! Open world! Enter every house! Day/night cycle! Fighting system straight out of Virtua Fighter! Yu Suzuki, nigga! I mean holy shit. I swallowed the Shenmue hype train balls deep. Ran to the store on release day and bought it and didn't come out of my room for 3 days until I finished it. Let's just say it didn't live up to my expectations. I never got lured into hype ever again after that. Shenmue had great music though!
I got hyped, and still managed not to preorder.
Get on my level.
I dunno man. One second everyone was shitting on Skyrim as per usual, no one had high hopes. Then suddenly some new pics and gameplay dropped, there was a leaked Xbox 360 version out and /v/ exploded with hype to levels I have never seen.
There is literally no fucking reason to preorder in this day and age unless its something like an Atlus game where it will be a limited print.
Fallout 4 will be as abundant as tap water in stores, and the Steam version will always be in stock no matter what.
Not exactly marketers tricking me, but when I was young I misread a magazine article about Sonic Jam. The screenshots of the 3D "Sonic World" area and the description of the game made me think it was a 3D remake of Sonic 1 through 3. I remember being so pumped to get it only to find out it's just a collection of the genesis games that I already had. I remember being very disappointed, I think I even sold/returned the game eventually... I was a stupid kid god damn...
>there are people in this very thread who probably bought it
Literally broken for a full year after release. Fuck you angry joe, fuck you Mecron.
Wasn't this game literally abandoned and people STILL believe it'll get updated?
Fable 2 was a soft blow, but fable 3...
It still hurts...it stil fucking hurts
I bought it. I also had
funwith it and played it for awhile until the it got stale due to no updates.
It pretty much hasn't been updated since release, yet the dev is still working on it if his twitter posts are any indicator. He seems to just have absolutely no sense of urgency in releasing updates.
>Guild Wars 2
All those promises of interactivity. Of quests shaping the world.
I was actually believing something along of
>you fuck up the defence of a village
>it's now gone for a real life week
>the whole region suffers from it, people whine about less food and stuff
>maybe you even lose certain boni during that time
>it's literally completely fucking irrelevant whatever happens to whatever village
>you free'd that one village from the centaur's? no matter, like 10 minutes later they attack and invade it again
I never expected any grand changes to stories or something like that. But I didn't imagine it to be so incredibly dull and unimportant.
GW2 at release was actually the very last game I ever bought.
Every single person buy buys AAA games deserves to be shot.
Because holy fuck, listening to you pathetic pieces of shit cry "Waaah, I got hyped! The bullshots made me think this time it would be good! I paid for a collector's edition!" just shows how retarded you all are.
So you were not happy about your purchase? But when someone tells you it was looking shit from the get go and you bought into blind hype you get all buttflustered?
Boy, the marketeers are playing you like a fiddle.
nothing for dota autists of course, it's heaps by most normal standards, especially for a game I spent 0 cents on.
I just stopped playing when it was no longer fun for me, sue me.
ONLY 5 VAULTS
5 V A U L T S
Paying for GW2 must be some traumatizing experience. Played it last month since it went f2p and i couldn't tolerate it for more than 2 days. My condolences to everyone who bought it.
I could have forgiven it if the copilot wasn't fucking ugly and it ran at 60fps, but it fails at both of those things.
X: Stillbirth is what happens when you try to appeal to the casual audience.
It actually was quite ok. Had fun for like two weeks despite those dynamic events being nothing more than XP.
It only cost about 30 bucks as well iirc.
But without even starting it up I can see why it must suck now, even when it went f2p.
There's probably absolutely no one running through the low level areas anymore,is there?
Also the economy must be pretty god damn fucked by now.
Yes! I spent my entire life trying to get this weapon, yet another better one came out, time to spend more money and waste more of my life farming these stupid alien thingys!
I thought it was just going to be X3 with nice grafix and intuitive UI. I had been wanting to get into the X series, but the loads of menus really put me off.
There were people there, new players trying. Wouldn't know about economy, didn't get far to experience. I uninstalled after my second day since it appeared as nothing more than a generic mmo.
They rarely outright lie. The marketing sets the game up just so, so that you lie to yourself about what it is.
They lock any info down so the light of reality can't penetrate your dream game and then you get it and are disappointed.
99% of the time its your fault for falling for the same bait over and over again.
There was Mass Effect 3 'isn't just ending A, B and C.'
There was Fallout 3s 200 endings.
There was Skyrim, working economies and sabotaging them.
There was everything Peter Molyneux ever said.
But most of the time, the market is (we are) retarded.
Sorry you had to learn that the hard way anon.
This is the second time I have heard the "werewolf" leak mentioned and I had to google it because I literally do not remember this happening and I have been on /v/ for far too long.
>exist in time before time when microsoft didnt have enough sense to have the first halo have xbox live support even though first wave units had xboxlive head sets
>project ego looks promising
>lionhead gets bought
>project ego gets renamed fable
>shit isnt even half of what they promised and morrowind was more fable than fable ever was
>tfw when you bought fable 2 thinking it would be better
>buying a Gearbox game
To this day I can't get over the fact that people legitimately enjoyed Borderlands. Thank God people were reasonable enough to call Gearbox out on their bullshit with Aliens, though.
Brink. The game hyped to be the COD killer due to its innovative mission diversity to allow for multiple paths to victory in online matches. I doubt anyone even remembers that epic flop.
Looking back, it was pretty obvious the game was going to flop. But goddamn, the amount of pants-on-head retarded design decisions they made still amazes me, and the amount of bugs was unreal.
>The shit AI
>The shit powerloader fight
>Third person for aliens in multiplayer (literally why)
>The shit twist, shit ending
>You fight humans for a majority of the game
Goddamn, it's like they didn't even try.
>preordered memelands 2
>first one was just too fucking good for me not to
>10 hours in
>only picked it back up like 3 months ago
>terramorphous is my bitch now
Haven't even bought Pre-sequel.
Fool me once etc. etc.
>To this day I can't get over the fact that people legitimately enjoyed Borderlands.
literally "it's fun with friends: the game"
it's a casual fps diablo. you know, the type of game you keep on playing in hopes of finding gear that will make you absolutely broken strong, but you never find it and combat stays terrible, but once you realize it, it's too late and you wasted countless hours chasing an imaginary carrot
the reason why borderlands sold well is that there no co-op fps rpgs on pc. you have shit like l4d and killing floor, but those lack open world and loot. and in the end, the people want looten und leveln.
Since the last update, it's gotten a lot better. It's nowhere NEAR what was promised, but it can be a fun game to enjoy with friends. Terraria is superior in most aspects, though.
I bought FO4 when I first saw it on Steam because even after being fucked in the ass by Beth since the Oblivion lies I had hope i would still enjoy it. Now after seeing so many leaks of the god awful game I'd like to have my money back but Steam denied me my refund. I am a fool
I was tricked into buying Transistor
Literally took less than 2 hours to finish that piece of shit game with a clusterfuck story
$20 I'll never get back, thanks /v/
I'm okay with just 5 if they're more fleshed out than what passed as "vaults" in the previous Fallout games, most of them were literally just the same tunnel assets re-used ad-nauseum and maybe a bobble head or something else equally irrelevant at the end of it.
You know exactly what you're getting with a Beth Fallout though, by now at least
Fallout 3 was a fun as fuck apocalpyse shooting game, Fallout 4 will be the same
The cringe of the post 3 Fallouts is NV, which actually tried to make an old Fallout game with the new shooty engine. Everything about that game sucked, the combat didn't work when locked into a different leveling system, the writing tried so hard and still blew compared to Fallout 1&2, the engine didn't work to load more than a few NPCs which made the NV concept fail
What a joke, I know I'll get mindless shooty fun with Fallout 4 so I'm going to get it. When the GOTY edition comes out just like I did with 3.
Final Fantasy XIII.
First and last game i ever preordered, and the trailers straight up lie to you so whatever. The people who like it rand shill it remind of the pain, and it will never stop hurting.
It's because the launcher is bugged and the process stays open and clocks up hours when you have already turned it off. A lot of people suspect they did this to artificially inflate playtime on Steam and make the game look better than it really is.
I actually bought into this trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QdydrzwdM0 and preordered the Helghast edition. I was REALLY convinced it was going to be this action pakced emotional experience with character's I'd love and remember because I was 16 and gullible.
Turns out it was shit. Except for the multiplayer and clan battles, it was unbalanced but fun as fuck.
>I'm okay with just 5 if they're more fleshed out than what passed as "vaults" in the previous Fallout games
>g-guys it will be alright, surely bethesda will flesh out storycontent, r-right? I mean, it's not like I learned anything from oblivion, fallout 3 and skyrim
No. I don't fucking know what the problem was but everybody who tested within the first year or so reported dozens more hours than they actually spent on the game. I couldn't even find the process in task manager, I had to restart my computer to get rid of it. This happened enough times that I have like 200 hours after only playing ~30 over ~10 sessions.
>Tell me about a time when marketers tricked you into buying a shitty game with their lies, anon.
Been a long time. Marketing efforts have gotten so hamfisted over the years that shills stick out and are obvious to detect.
Or maybe I've just become jaded and cynical enough to spot them.
Either way "viral" marketing has no affect on me any longer.
Notice that I said "if" they're more fleshed out, not that they -are- more fleshed out. IF they're just as bad as vaults from the previous games I'll literally start passing out DVD's on the street with the cracked game on it.
Never. I don't preorder games because I know there's always the chance that it might not be what it was hyped up to be. Ironically, Aliens Colonial Marines were one of the few games I considered preordering.
I care more about loot than I do levels. Picking up lots of cool stuff is a very good feeling, especially if the names and flavor text are good. This is something I think Mass Effect did fucking amazingly and then squandered for no reason.
What even is a "scram rail?" It sounds cool.
It really must bother faggots like you that anyone who isnt a jaded contrarian piece of shit will enjoy it. All while you sit here and whine about how much you dont and how much "better" you are for it.
It's a fucking tedious RPG that just cranks the numbers against you for the sake of difficulty and if you criticize it at all you get flooded with HURR GET GUD
>I support lies, and anyone who doesn't is someone I need to talk some sense into
I really don't get what you are trying here. I get it, you are now commited by pre-ordering it, but you don't need to get all insecure about it.
See this robot
How much shit are you willing to wade through to use this robot
Pretty much any console purchase made by me or my pals.
>buy WiiU with Splatoon
>mediocre shooter with horrible controls (anything that isn't KBM is unbearable garbage)
>Bayonetta is boring trash
>Mario MAker is just a ripoff of SMBX
>everything else is just boring or rehashed to death
And then there were the close calls.
>friend wants Xbox One for master chief collection
>convince him not to by showcasing all the poor and lazy cuts the game suffered, and the terrible online
>other friend wants PS4 for Bloodborne
>show him all the terrible lag, frame drops, glitches, bugs, and everything else that's par for the course for From Software's non-existent optimization team.
Thank goodness I learned my lesson the first time. Or I'd be several thousand in the hole.
>bought GW2 the year that launched
>since that fucking day the major updates to the games have been Feature packs that included shit that should have been day 1
>The combat is shit
>The PvP is awful
>The story is awful
>The fucking dungeons are awful
>Leveling feels worse than any other MMO I've ever played.
>After 3 years I thought it would be impossible for them to keep twisting the knife
>The new expansion cost too fucking much and the excuse they gave was that the base game was included in the fucking price.
>Then they make the base game F2P
you would shit on the game for flat out giving you the weapon, faggot. also if you're bitching about not getting access to dlc content when you don't own the dlc, the woooboy are you the kind of entitled gamer AAA devs talk about
>spent my entire life trying to get this weapon,
>spent my entire liife
>My entire life
I think you would need to actually have a life before you can bitch about not getting a gjallarhorn
Dragon Age 2.
That game helped me break my retarded video game spending habits and think more about it.
To be fair the original Dragon Age is really good, I like Origins to this day. However, I wasn't paying attention to Bioware's takeover at the time and I didn't play Mass Effect at all at the time either.
Mass Effect 3
Goddamnit I was promised a fitting conclusion to the series with a good story, having an adventure with all the characters I'd grown to love over the past two games, exploring distant alien worlds and having a sense of awe and wonder at all the environments and good game mechanics. I got neither of those instead being handed a casualized mess and told I was entitled for not being pleased with a badly made product id paid for by the gaming media.
I'm still fucking mad
Coincidentally that was around the time I realized how corrupt and what a croc of shit said gaming media was
I've honestly heard that exact same post over and over again. They're just dudebro mature games, because we as a society can't go ten seconds without someone violently murdering something with guns or blades.
It's kind of worrying.
>see mass effect 3 trailer
>see gameplay footage
>buy collectors edition
>realize it's shit
>the hub world is terrible compared to the other games
>realize the side quests suck
>stupid run from the reaper mini game
>stupid war assets
>main story blows
>animations were trash
>characters were walking tropes
>never preordered a bioware game or an ea game since then
>Total Biscuit was the shill who shilled me on it.
For me it was that fag that made videos only about that game.
Then he closed his account with all of his videos.
a shitty game is nothing. i believed the lies and bought a gaming pc, expecting the best thing ever. instead all i got was shitty ports that need mods to fix and games that don't use even close to the rig's actual capacity.
the only saving grace are the crazier mods and emulators.
He also made those top 10 with reasons why it was going to be amazing and you should take a look at it and used MS paint with a shitty stick figure?
Because that's the faggot I'm talking about.
> Fable 3
> "Well, Fable 2 was hit and miss in a lot of ways, but the third game looks like its really just expanding upon the second, how badly could Molyneux fuck it up?" HUE HUE HUE.
> Mass Effect 3
> 5 seconds after the credits begin to roll: "That's it? THAT'S FUCKING IT?!"
> Bioshock Infinite
> "Oh wow, Ken's spent years working on his masterpiece! It'll surely revolutionize gaming the same way that Bioshock and System Shock 2 did."
And those were the games that broke my faith in the game industry to deliver consistently good products - was I dumb? Absolutely. I stopped buying major franchises, stopped pre-ordering, stopped buying games at launch, and stopped getting hyped. Now I only buy games with proven track records on sale for my PC 3-5 years after they came out. I end up missing out on most multiplayer flavor of the month experiences, but what is the price of freedom?
The industry's actions have consequences. Every shitty overhyped launch just damages consumer faith in the product, the brand, and the medium.
I should have known better after what they pulled with bioshock e3 demo footage and how Ken was jacking his ego when ever he could when talking about the game.
Same. Thankfully Bioshock Infinite's spectacular failure helped me dodge a bullet with Destiny.
> Finish Bioshock Infinite
> "This whole game feels like a confusing rushed mess. That must be why they've barely shown the game off, they weren't trying to keep it secret for a story surprise, they just didn't want people to know what the real game was like."
> When game developers have a good product, they want as many people to know about it as possible. That means letting in tons of exposure about the game, and not relying on contrived and heavily scripted segments to obfuscate things. Therefore, the more transparent a developer is about their game, the more confident they are in it! Eureka!
OVER 9000 YEARS LATER
> "Destiny Huh? I do love Bungie's games... but they've been awfully quiet about its development. Like, even more quiet than Halo's. It's been 5 years in development and we still barely know anything about the game. Waaaaaait a minute - that's how long Bioshock Infinite was in development, and it turned out to be a total mess. I know they're trying to do SOMETHING a little more ambitious (whatever the fuck that is, since they're being so ambiguous), but I better take a step back and see just what the fuck they're up to first."
I found out what happened to him.
He quit playing after his friends quit the game and is developing his own shit. He also got a free collectors edition and was offered a partnership with TGS.
>There was everything Peter Molyneux ever said.
the worst part about peter is that every damn time, we fall for it, because this time, this time will be different. this time, the miracles will be real
i usually one to bitch about the no true scottsman fallacies "gamers" use to describe the state of the gaming industry. but in terms of marketing, the explosion of gaming onto the mainstream truly has made them fat, dumb, happy, and complacent
The way I look at it is that it's not even supposed to have a story at all. The text on the items is just to make them more interesting, not to give you information about some kind of actual story.
i fucking loved FF 5-10, and /v/ said it was "da bust gam evar XD" and shit it was wrong, what a fucking way to shit on a franchise, i grow bored of 12 in like 15 days and 13 in like a day, then i put them in their boxes and threw it at someone walking in the street, no joke
Great decision. Playing mobas and MMO's clog your backlog and you gotta work on that backlog.
I have over 2000 hours on Dota because I can't find a fucking game worth playing. Help me.
>Whenever Brink came out
>I'm 20 now so I must have been around 14-16
>Get really hyped for Brink at the last second and it's coming out the day of my Birthday too
>First time I'd seen Green Man Gaming
>they had it for $40
>Beg my dad for the money to let me pre-order it
>Buy it and I'm hyped as fuck
>Play it the second it releases
>It's fucking garbage
>It runs like shit too
>Drop it immediately
I felt so fucking dumb.
There are some marketers ob this board right now trying to convince people to buy Blops3
I got confused when I played dayz. I was trying to figure out what the fuck was happening, why my of needed to have everything on low red and why every time I went into cherno I'd die
>enjoy Hotline Miami a bunch
>teasers for 2 come out
>hype as fuck
>trailer comes out
>even more hype
>preorder it a few days after it's available
>wait until it comes out
>finally play it 2 hours after it unlocks
>it's worse than the original in every way but the soundtrack
>map editor still isn't out after promise after promise and extended deadline after extended deadline
it taught me my lesson about pre-orders at least
>tfw I have friends STILL trying to convince me to buy Ark: Survival Evolved
I learned my lesson after I bought
Thats what you get for not checking for /v/ to give you clearance to buy it. Also 666's confirm your satanic and evil behavior. I'm sure you'll remember to listen to /v/ from now on.
>Finally get to play tony, one of my favorite masks
>He, for some fucking reason, has a no gun rule
>The first level that he is available has a guy with shotgun at the end of a hallway, making it impossible to finish the level unless the gets glitched.
Wanted to play how I wanted and the game tells me to fuck off.
Last week I pre-ordered Fallout when I found out that it was only $60 digeridollary doos for PC. Much cheaper than on Steam for once. I'd be paying almost $120AUD if I was to buy it on Steam.
>get a good 20 or so hours out of Killing Floor 2
>me and my friends get bored of it
>come back when the Firebug patch is out
>it now runs like trash and has weird unfixable graphics bugs
I bought Diablo 3.
I'm... so sorry.
I should have listened.
It was my last mistake I promise.
I don't buy early access anymore, I don't buy at release, I don't pre-order.
I'll make up for it I swear.
The Witcher 3. Worst game I've played all year and one of the most boring games I've ever played in my entire life. Bad story, bad combat, awful RPG mechanics, buggy as fuck. No redeeming qualities. Definition of a meme RPG.
Repetetive as fuck, I dont know how it got such high reviews. Either way the company that made this is bankrupt (RIP curt shilling).
I kinda brought it upon myself though, I tried to do every sidequest.
I bought Skyrim because I wanted a gauge of how Fallout 4 would be. I didn't feel ripped off or cheated, but also I didn't really feel engaged enough to finish the game.
I see the E3 presentation and it was basically done. I can say I have never been tricked into buying a game. As such, the closest I can feel is that I WANTED to wanted to play Fallout 4, but now I don't. So that's good?
That's pretty much how I feel. I liked what we got of the story despite the fact that the missions were all pretty much the same, but once I got to the point where all I could do is grind Side Ops I quickly grew disillusioned with the game as a whole.
It's a shame because it's obvious that it could have been much more than what we got, but that's just how it goes when you're dealing with jews like Konami.
for $60 i'll be paying im happy to test the game out and make my own opinion on the game.
OP has literally fallen for marketing by /v/
the mass bullshit talked about the game has tricked OP into thinking he is allowed to have an opinion on a game he has never played or barely knows anything about even with all the leaks
People will think you're serious if you post things like that here. There are people out there that still legitimately thing Bethesda is capable of releasing a decent, working game.
>go back to Hotline Miami to unlock all the achievements
>decide to buy HM2 for the Payday 2 content
>HM2 is ass
>Payday 2 devs shit the bed a few months later
>tfw literally no one talks about the Mad Max game because it came out the same day as MGS:V
at least it wasn't as glitchy as Arkham Knight
I got hyped for WarZ and purchased it for 60 bucks. Consequently, it played a huge part in my cynicism for any new game.
I haven't played recently so maybe they delivered on some of their promises. I still try to forget it.
>at least it wasn't as glitchy as Arkham Knight
Fuck that game man.
>finally got 're-released' on PC just recently
>it's been sitting in my library for months cause i got a free copy
>everyone says it still runs like complete shit
>"might as well give it a try i guess, i mean it shouldn't be too terrible with all low settings or something, right?"
>download almost 40 fucking gigs
>start game up
>it stutters like fucking crazy
>all settings low, everyone turned off
>still stutters when you turn the camera
>keep turning down the resolution
>still the same
>at the point where i make the game a tiny little box in the corner of my monitor
How in the living fuck is it possible to run so badly? I mean my PC isn't great but i played Witcher 3 just fine, god damn.
I give rocksteady/WB props though, at least they have the balls to admit their game runs like complete garbage, admitted they can't fix it, and offers anyone a full refund at anytime they want, regardless of how many hours they have played. That's better than most companies, certainly better than ubisoft who just said "we'll fix it" when Unity ran like complete shit, 5 patches later it still ran like complete shit so they just ignored it and pretended it's not an issue.
playing bamham on hard difficulty is essentially the same.
There are more evasive maneuvers, sure, but losing a couple punches could spell game over
That said I like bamham combat. It's deep enough for a game based around gimmicks.
No. Spore was absolutely plausible, had Will Wright gotten to have sole control over Maxis and the direction of the game.
We have EA to thank for the greatest bait-and-switch in gaming history, as well as heralding the era of draconian DLC which was so bad they had a world-wide class action lawsuit filed against them.
I actually dropped vidya for 3 month after this mistake
>promised 10 years of content
>5 years in development
It will never not be funny to me.
I also think they did the car combat better than any other game. I've been wanting a game like this since rage. I was disappointed at the car combat in that game. This game got it right. I wouldnt say its a gimmick if its done well.
Far Cry 2.
I don't care if you want gritty and realistic, just make the damn game fun to play.
It's fucking 30 percent action (sometimes with respawning annoying niggers) 70 percent going from the point A to the point B for a very long time with nothing interesting happening.
I bought this thinking it would be GTA IV cops vs robbers multiplayer with 100 player servers. It was from the same guys who made Crackdown so what could go wrong?
There were 100 player servers, but you could only shoot criminal players if you were "dispatched" to them. It was basically 4 vs 4 missions spread out over a city map. You'd find a criminal and press the report key to only see the message "someone is already dispatched to that crime, continue your patrol"
Fucking really? But that wasn't even the worst part.
The servers shut down 2 months after launch.
I paid full price for a game that shut down after 2 months.
Fuck EA. Fuck game developers. This is why I don't feel guilt when I pirate games.
Gameplay is boring, open world is boring, abilities are nothing special and there are better games with better gore.
It happened to me when I was still very young. I was ready for a htiman/007/GTA Rpg hybrid.
> Not the most realistic rape simulator ever conceived.
>they have the balls to admit thier game runs like complete garbage
dude it came out 1 or 2 weeks after the steam refund system
people were returning it left and right and they decided
>pull it off, regroup, sell more later
go check out arkham city on pc
buggy as shit but the devs essentially said"you already payed for it, suck it up, we're making online content now"
Shadow of mordor
Mass effect series
Act of Aggression
Divinity: Original Sin
Total War games
War for the overworld
Pillars of eternity
the witcher series
>paid full price
>chose this over infamous
>bought the guide because I felt pressured to by the GameStop guy
I've made some bad choices