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    Default What is one game you were excited for that ended up being a flop?

    Like the title suggests. What's a game you really wanted, read everything about, bought it, then went ehhh?

    I li have a few on the list, but the top one would be Final Fantasy XIII. I really wanted to know as much as possible, only to hate every moment playing it. It really ended up being a game of attrition to play for me.

    Another game that just never lived up to what I hoped for was Mass Effect. It just wasn't what I hoped it would be.

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    Skyrim and Fallout 4.

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    Halo 5 for sure. Fo4 was kinda dissapointing.

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    Zero Time Dilemma... kinda? It was a good game while it lasted but then it ends and you just feel like there's so many loose ends left open in the Zero Escape series and a large number of questions had a totally anti-climactic resolution. It's good on its own, but as the definitive conclusion to the series it leaves a lot to be desired.

    Also it had the bad habit of crashing my computer a lot.

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    Daikatana for the N64 - probably the biggest flop of all time relative to the preceding hype.

    By the way, I always thought that the portrait of the dude in that game looked a lot like Leonardo DiCaprio.

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    FFVII and FFX are probably the two biggest ones for me. MGS4 was also rather disappointing. Games that kind of had a bad rep but I was really excited for them anyway only to join the crowd later was Fallout 3 and Assassin's Creed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
    The entire Ace Attorney series


    For me, Tomb Raider (the reboot one). It definitely wasn't a BAD game. Solid 6/10. But it was still a big disappointment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Carnelian View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
    The entire Ace Attorney series
    I really wanted to like this game after Ghost Trick. And I didn't. I wanted to like every subsequent game and it always felt sub-par. I really don't get how this is so popular. It's inoffensive enough and everything, but I just can't wrap my head around why this series is so loved. The God-awful puns didn't help matters.

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    Final Fantasy IX... i really wanted to like it after 3 great entries like VI, VII & VIII... unfortunately i didn't like a lot of it's systems, it may have a good story but i hated how it handled things like skills, you can learn skills all day long but you can't use but only a few at a time, lame... i loved desperation attacks (FF VI & VIII) and Limit Breaks ( FF VII & later X), but trance was absolutely horrible and pointless when it activates by the end of battle when everything on the field is dead or one hit away from it, completely wasting the Trance gauge... and Tetra master was awful, the numbers on the cards don't even matter, why have numbers at all when victory is decided purely by chance... that game really needs a remake to fix all those problems...

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    The Order: 1886. I really thought the game looked awesome and I loved the setting and ideas behind it, only for it to be an absolutely gorgeous technological marvel of a mess.

    Final Fantasy Type-0 also falls into this category for me. I heard so many great things about it for years, and how we were missing out on the best FF game in years here in the English-speaking world, only for us to finally get it and well...lets just say if I listed every Final Fantasy game I've finished from most to least favorite, it'd be at the very bottom.

    Oh, and Watch_Dogs is another one. By no means a bad game but man it looked so much cooler and innovative than it ended up being.

    But aside of those I suppose I've been fortunate. The overwhelming majority of games I've ever gotten all hyped for and look forward to ended up meeting or exceeding my expectations.

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    The Technomancer. Good lord did I want to like that game. It sounded cool. It looked cool. It played like Baby's First Unity Game, and the story was just some garbage Mass Effect fanfiction. The dialog was stiff and awkward, and not delivered very well. There was this flair that we were just supposed to feel things and accept things, but without a worthwhile delivery it didn't stick. It didn't matter. It was all just awkward and jank. And it's one of the only games I've ever returned for a refund... Which I kinda feel bad about. The studio isn't big. And they try hard. They tried real hard. They just ... don't know what they're doing. They need help

    It wasn't even Deadly Premonition bad. It was just ... not good

    The only other game I can think of, is also the last game I returned to the store, though much later. And more like a trade-in. But trading in and refunding a game is exceedingly rare for me. And that other game was Soul Calibur 4

    A massive step back for the series, and a trend that they kept going for Soul Calibur 5, which I completely skipped out on. But that wasn't disappointing. That was expected. But after how awesome SC3 was, I was blown away at how horribly lacking SC4 was in content, and how big of a step back it was on design. The only option was to fight through some 100-level tower and perform challenges. They were seriously asleep at the wheel on that design



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    Dark Souls 2... It never had a chance after the masterpiece that was the first.

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    FFXII, good lord I was so hyped and it was such a letdown for me that it killed my interest in FF for like a solid three years.

    At least it had Gideon Emery and a good soundtrack I guess.

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    FF13, but simply not liking it isn't what defines a flop. It was very much not a flop with like 7 million sales.
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