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Old 12-23-2003, 12:11 PM   #1
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5 Biggest Gaming Disappointments of 2003

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In tandem with the 'top 10' thread, I figured I'd kick off a '5 biggest disappointments'.

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- Can be about anything game related - specific games, general genres or industry, or whatever.
- Try to keep the f***ing profanity in check (I know how some of these make me feel, so ... )

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Old 12-23-2003, 01:00 PM   #2
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5 - Star Wars Flight of the Falcon GBA - this game looked so good, sounded so promising, but just s*cks (oops ... couldn't keep my own rule ). But it isn't just this one - Star Wars games on the GBA in general are lousy. Too bad.
4 - 'Consolization' of PC games - I don't just mean the fact that DX2 plays like a XBox game, I mean that the level of subtlety and depth in games to be ever declining to meet the lowest common denominator - the console. Obviously KotOR is an exception, but in general games are getting dumber and prettier.
3 - Deus Ex: Invisible War - I was so looking forward to this game, which is what I think blinds me to whatever charm is there.It has some stuff, for sure, but it is shorter than JA, removed much of what was fun about the original, and is such a major system pig it isn't funny.
2 - Short Games, no-plot games: I see these as linked. The major rewards to MohAA - short, no plot - has spawned Call of Duty (short, no plot) and countless others. These are not bad games, but there is no depth, no experience, no learning, just visceral thrill. Personally I want to grow and develop while experiencing the visceral thrill. Hopefully Tron winning some awards will keep the plot on the table for FPS game development.
1 - The Gaming Media: I don't know how I missed it before, but this year watching the gaming media was like watching a toddler in a non-childsafe room. They telegraph their moves, and find something glittery they become fixated with, and move to it with blinders to anything else. All the usual fun things just become boring. Watching the media in September was something - Jedi Academy isn't perfect, but it deserved better than the HL2-crazed media gave it.

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Old 12-23-2003, 01:07 PM   #3
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1 - Half-Life 2 delayed! (I WANT IT NOW!! STOP LYING TO US VALVE!!)

2 - Deus Ex: Invisible War (only a mediocre game, not the long awaited sequel to *the best singleplayer game* I expected it to be )

3 - Halo (I don't want a mouse-lagging console port with outdated graphics! I want PC games!)

4 - Duke Nukem Forever (Damn, I just can't stop wanting this game sooo badly Even though the last screenshots are Unreal 1 quality! I want it and I want it NOW!)

5 - Postal 2 (It could've been FUN! But it was boring )


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Old 12-23-2003, 02:14 PM   #4
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Old 12-23-2003, 02:34 PM   #5
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Stuff being delayed.....an devil may cry 2


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Old 12-23-2003, 03:58 PM   #6
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Lemme think...

1. HL2 delayed. Those dumbass hackers should be thrown in jail.
2. Enter the Matrix. Great movie license, but they had to f**k (sorry about the language, but I really hate that game) it up.
3. JA's voice acting. I don't want my rodian to sound like some american kid!
4. Commandos 3. Even thinking of that game makes me go red with anger.
5. PC games that WERE PC, but get changed to the XBOX.


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Old 12-23-2003, 04:18 PM   #7
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1) out of 'em all Game Boy Advance SP, I was really disappointed with it, the light stopped working 2 days after I bought it, so I sold that, and used a bit more cash and bought a Sony Clie TJ25.

2) NGage. Screen far to small, and its vertical.

3) The Sims- Makin Magic and Super Star......pfft.

4) The Sims for gamecube, its just not the same...

5) Max Payne 2: IT DOESN'TY WORK ON MY COMPUTER!!!


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Old 12-23-2003, 04:22 PM   #8
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3) The Sims- Makin Magic and Super Star......pfft.

4) The Sims for gamecube, its just not the same...
How could I forget? The Sims is one of the biggest gaming disappointments ever!


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Old 12-23-2003, 04:32 PM   #9
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1. Force Commander
2. Duke Nukem Forever delays
3. Half life 2 delay
4. Obi-Wan
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Old 12-23-2003, 05:17 PM   #10
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C&C Generals?!? Are you serious? how come?

I like that game!
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Old 12-23-2003, 05:23 PM   #11
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I hate it not what I thought it to be. Doesnt remind me of Original C&C. Damn EA games always messing good games up, except a few games.


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Old 12-23-2003, 11:33 PM   #12
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Old 12-23-2003, 11:37 PM   #13
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no halo 2? I suppose you mean for PC.


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Old 12-23-2003, 11:58 PM   #14
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i only really got 2 of them...
1.) Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided-
This is every star wars phreaks dream. Live your life in the SW Universe during the Empires rule(between ANH and ESB) but the dev's rushed it...far to fast. the game was released with bugs. most got past this, even me. but it has gotton increasingly worse as they "improve" it but have taken what was left of the star wars feel out. this game, of course like many MMORPG was released without mounts/vehicles. which we all waited for to be disappointed by very little selection, i mean, if your gonna release something cool, make it worth it..dont spend 2 months on it an release 3 vehicles with no customization options. the Faction side's now suck due to the Rebel players whining"We can't beat AT-ST's, this isnt fair, we dont have a faction pet to match them, the imp's get to have at-st's it isnt fair." the recent patches has now rendered an AT-ST useless to anyone. this game did have alot of overall potential, but it's been sucked away by the chinese developers at Sony Online. what they dont get is, balance is what screws this up. the rebel's couldnt beat them in the movie easily..make it the same ingame..oh well. i now have my eye's set on a much better MMORPG.. Middle Earth Online, this has more potential than Galaxies, and i hope they fill it..
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and number 2

2) Enter the Matrix- Yes, in it's self this game ROCKED, OWNED and anything else you can think of. the Wakowski(sp) Bro's had the wonderful idea of making it a movie in it's self to tie in with the rest, and make it also a first hand experience. but you can level this to quick. the car chase scenes as Ghost are poorly created..bad graphics to it all. the Tunnel chases in the Real World as both Niobi and Ghose is like an old 2D game and needed more detail. Atari spent so much time, capuring actor's facial movements, Martial Art's moves, and voice casting..that they left everything else empty.

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Old 12-24-2003, 12:28 AM   #15
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I can't think of 5 off the the top of my head but Enter the Matrix and Return to Castle Wolfenstein were huge disappointments.
Enter the Matrix I can understand, what's wrong with RTCW?! That game was AWESOME!!




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Old 12-24-2003, 12:33 AM   #16
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1. Star Wars Galaxies
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Old 12-24-2003, 12:45 AM   #17
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Enter the Matrix I can understand, what's wrong with RTCW?! That game was AWESOME!!
I don't know where Chase is located, but I got it (RtCW) for Christmas ... in 2001! US release was November 2001, heck even the Mac was out in 2002.

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Old 12-24-2003, 12:59 AM   #18
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Enter the Matrix
Halo - not what i expected it to be, actually no better on Xbox - It's even sucks trying to run it,
Kotor actually, this game jsut didn't impress me, sure it's good but pah.. that unknown disappointment or emptiness is with this one,
Half Life 2 delayed of course,
C&C Generals - what a shallow disappointment it turned out to be compared to the earlier ones.

btw, obi 1 and rtcw were released quite a good while ago...
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Old 12-24-2003, 02:00 AM   #19
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no halo 2? I suppose you mean for PC.
No, I mean that it was originally set for this month, but they pushed it back to March. Its disappointing.
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Old 12-24-2003, 02:32 AM   #20
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1. KOTOR


just kidding (getting it tonight for xmas )
1. ... Actually I haven't played much games the last year, lemme see

JO, Enemy Territory, NO One Lives Forever 2, JA, Planetside(14daystrial), Call of Duty, Savage, Vice City..All of them were good. (except I remember playing freelancer for a short while, wasnt really interested)


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Old 12-24-2003, 02:55 AM   #21
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3. Jedi Academy - I really didn't like it, it was like taking a beautiful picture into Photoshop; tinting it and smudging it.

2. Enter the Matrix - It wasn't everything I expected; it got boring after a short while.

1. Star Wars Galaxies - If the developers hadn't had rushed it...
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Old 12-24-2003, 04:25 AM   #22
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No, I mean that it was originally set for this month, but they pushed it back to March. Its disappointing.
They did dear god no. Why?


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Old 12-24-2003, 05:51 AM   #23
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They did dear god no. Why?
Because they always push back great games...bastards. Actaully I think it was so they didn't get a rushed, ****ty version out. They wanted the whole package done.
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Old 12-24-2003, 05:58 AM   #24
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The 5 Things that Piss me off


1. The dely of games coming to PC and going straight to XBOX first. AKA KOTOR!

2. That SWG costs $15 FREAKIN Dollars a month

3. JA's HONOR CODE on some servers (won't name names)

4. More and More games are being Rushed to PC without working out the bugs - do they even test these things?

5. Can't think of anything...off hand.


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Old 12-24-2003, 06:10 AM   #25
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5 things hm 5 things.....nope im pretty happy the way things turned out


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The 5 Things that Piss me off


1. The dely of games coming to PC and going straight to XBOX first. AKA KOTOR!

2. That SWG costs $15 FREAKIN Dollars a month

3. JA's HONOR CODE on some servers (won't name names)

4. More and More games are being Rushed to PC without working out the bugs - do they even test these things?

5. Can't think of anything...off hand.
Does is piss you off not being able to think of anyting?
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Old 12-24-2003, 06:50 AM   #27
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I don't know where Chase is located, but I got it (RtCW) for Christmas ... in 2001! US release was November 2001, heck even the Mac was out in 2002.

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I'm thinking that Chase is refering to the Enemy Territory free expansion that came out in early summer. Seriously though, its a FREE game, how can one be disappointed?
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Old 12-24-2003, 08:36 AM   #28
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maybe there's a reason for it to be free
Nah its a great game, maybe because its multiplayer only. And theres only about 5 maps so it gets repetitive. Why pay £20 (or however many $s) for a game like that when you pay the same for a big xp pack (like NWN:HotU).

But then I spose why pay for The Sims or JA??


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It's one big expansion pack. Ask txa1265, he likes it.


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6. you have to be SWG being $15 a month so its not a big deal.


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1. World of Warcraft will cost 15 bucks a month! AHHHH!

2. SWG - Once again, 15 a month!

3. Attack of the Clones for GBA - Its just boring......

4. The Sims - WHy do I keep buying these?

5. Enter the Matrix - The first few levels were fun......


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4. The Sims - WHy do I keep buying these?
So many people bought the original sims, and now EA just go:
"Hey! We can put a new object on a disk and sell it for $20!"
And we all fall for it.

They're a waste of money. I stopped buying them after House Party. That was when the greatness of The Sims died.


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So many people bought the original sims, and now EA just go:
"Hey! We can put a new object on a disk and sell it for $20!"
And we all fall for it.

They're a waste of money. I stopped buying them after House Party. That was when the greatness of The Sims died.
I have all the PC ones except House Part, Making Magic, and Sims 2.


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Hi. My name is CapN', and I'm a Sims junky. I've bought all those damned things. I dunno why, I hardly play it...The real kick in the pants is now they're making Sims 2. Imagine if they go ape**** with expansion packs for that thing too...Gawd...might as well take up a real addiciton like heroin if they do. It might be cheaper.



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1. All these freaking RUSHED GAMES. Personally, I cheer every time a game is delayed. It means it will be better! (Generally, at least ^_~)

2. Star Was Galaxies. Never actually got this, but I'm bitching about the amount of money they want for what by all accounts is a very-unfinished game.

3. Enter the Matrix. Loved the game, but it could have been so, so much better. See number 1.

4. Jedi Academy...because I never got the chance to get it! Hehe.


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I just need to add one more major disappointment.

- Gamespots choice to make some GC game 'Game of the Year 2003'. They made The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker game of the year. What is this world coming to?


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