Just curious, what is the one or two games that you regret buying and why?

Not games which you got from a bundle with other games (example- Fanatical or HB bundles/monthlies). Has to be single purchase which you bought separately. Also the reason why you regret buying, can't be "It got bundled later/There was a better sale after I purchased it" :P I hope I was able to explain it clearly. Excuse my bad english.

For me, its Fallout 4, which I bought during one of the Steam Sales. I read reviews on Steam and watched videos on YouTube before purchasing, which made me pretty skeptical. As I dislike knowing anything about the story, as it might spoil the fun of discovery, I skipped over all the story related sections of the reviews. Which was a huge mistake in hindsight. Needless to say, I hated the story.

LIGHT SPOILER WARNING and the reason why I hate it: I can't digest that a man/woman who lost his/her significant other, and then had their child taken from them, wouldn't go mad with rage (even though very little time was spent while building upto this event). Also Fallout's gameplay mechanic doesn't fit with the theme of the game. A father/mother collecting cans for upgrade, when they don't know what happened to their baby. The dialogue options doesn't help either, it says the same thing is 4 different ways. So there is no way to role-play either because you are force fed your lines.

I am not a father and I don't plan to be one in the near future. But I don't connect to the story at all. I know suspension of disbelief is crucial when playing a game, but only an asshole would go a year with doing side-quests and rebuilding entire towns when they have a baby dead/missing. And if you only do the main storyline, you miss out on good equipments, interesting side stories, cool places to see and being a low level character in the process. As a result I knew I wouldn't be able to enjoy the game either way.

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Blade Kitten 😕

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same. I got it on sale but it was super awkward and buggy to play

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This sure sounds like an EA hate thread. Especially after they took away private servers and mod support from the Battlefield series.
FO4, I did enjoy it, but only because I avoided the parts I hated. It should have been alot better.

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FarCry 3, because it's gameplay is too generic/boring, a grindfest extreme for collectibles, with unbelievable characters and story. Bought it because my friends really liked it at the time, never touching a FarCry game again.

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Had the same experience just recently with FC4.

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Everything after 2 is just the same IMO. The first one is worth playing just because its so bad its good.

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Hmm...

Stellaris. A decent game actually, as most of the Paradox strategies, but certain in-campaign decisions could put your game in a stalemate, when neither you nor your rivals can do anything. Dunno if they fixed that with further updates, kinda been wishing to give it one more try but never had the time.

Divinity: Dragon Commander. Could never get into older Divinity games so thought perhaps a game in a different genre could change that. Nope. The same soulless Larian game. Okayish technically but bland story- and character-wise. :/

This is the Police. Extremely unbalanced story content distribution. You either have too much happening in a span of a few gamedays, or nothing in a span of a few gamemonths.

Stranger in a Sword City. A bit of my own fault here. I read in reviews that it was grindy, but I couldn't have thought it would be THAT grindy...

The Last Federation. Loved most of the Arsen Games stuff, but this one was just not for me.

There's others but they're not really big enough games to mention.

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GTA IV, i used to pre order rockstar games, but i learned my lesson

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LA Noire. I hated the interrogation mechanic. It's like answering a test and the teacher will yell at you WRONG! every time you got the wrong answer. Can't enjoy it playing with a guide.

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I totally get what you mean. The sound that plays when you interpret an answer incorrectly, almost feels like when your mother T she is disappointed in you haha But the game will lead you down the right path even if you mess up the interrogation. There is no state of failure in the game, if I am not mistaken (apart from combat ofcourse). Which is a negative thing in my opinion.

But honestly, I really love the game and I would consider it to be one of my favorites. On my second play-through of each cases, I was able to get most of the correct answers and only saw guides/videos for the collectibles.

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Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes. Too short, horrible controls, stupid plot, post-MGS4 Kojima with his ego cranked up to 11. I was excited about MGSV before playing this, and completely ignored it afterwards.

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Dead Cells was the only major title that I ended up refunding.
Just to be clear - it has some visual filters that caused heavy but inconsistant fps drops on my apparently too weak laptop, so I decided that refunding it and buying something that I can play properly (and later rebuying the game) is better than staying eternally salty about a game that doesn't work properly

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Carmageddon: Reincarnation/Max Damage, I've even kickstarted it. Game turned out to be just terrible...

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I regret nothing, all i played or have is really Wished. Many i had before Steam and played on other platforms too, i would never buy anything what i dont like or would regret. If im not sure about a Game, i watch on Youtube some Lets Plays or Download it trough special Sites, play, try them and if i like it, then i buy it someday, if there is a Sale and if have Money. So i do that and not just blind buying cause of Hype. :D

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Not saying you are wrong in any way, but most people buy games with the expectation of playing it (atleast someday). You would be surprised to know how many people buy only during sale or waits to pick up bundles (like me, 867+ games, all from bundles/sales or trade/gift, only 1 game from my library was picked-up at full price, The Wolf Among Us). Some people like me avoid reviews of certain games (or certain sections of it) because it spoils the enjoyment of discovery. Same thing with Let's Plays.

In my case, had to give Fallout 4 a chance since I played most of Bethesda's releases and enjoy 90% of them. Never regretted buying anything, apart from this mess of a game.

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In my case, im sure that i will play it, cause i wanted it and most i saw anyway as a Lets Play, from start to finish and i loved it, so i wish it for myself and can play then my way to 100%.

Just my/our Problem here is financial and stuff, big sad and very complicated Story. So dont have so good Equipment, very old and slow PC. Nothng working at all, i have many Games in Steam, some in Origin and Uplay trough many ways. But need so good Equipment, what i dont have at moment.

But for sure, if someday all solved, somehow and it will work without Problems, i play them all or try all to make them 100%. Some i played already and tried to make them Work. Some where working good, some little bit slow but playable. But played them to the End. ^^

Oh and to that Spoiler thing, i dont care, if its Movies, Series, Games, if i read what happens there or see the Games, i enjoy it much more. I got more Hyped and say, damn i want to do it too and see everything, collect everythng or watch the Movie, Series now. Even im spoiling myself most times and more i read and more i get interested, i say myself, i need that Game or want to see the Movie etc. Others say hey you ass.... if someone spoils something, me i dont care about it. ;-)

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Kona.

Lovely art and atmosphere.
Lots of great reviews for it.
Survival.
Supernatural.
Detective story.

All things that are right up my alley.

3 hours played. 1 hour too long to get a refund when I knew for sure that i just was never going to get into it and enjoy it. Probably an entire hour spent trying to get the settings right and deal with bugs (I bought it in early access).

Great game, by all accounts. But it just never "clicked" for me.

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Oh wow. I picked that one up a while back and have been looking forward to playing it. Hoping it holds up.

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Like I said, great game, by all accounts. My husband and daughter both enjoyed it greatly. Friends varied from loving it to hating it.
And to be honest, I can't say point by point what made it un-enjoyable for me. It's a niche game, not for everyone. Hopefully it will be enjoyable for you.

Also, keep in mind, I am a huge fan of The Long Dark, and bought Kona after I already had hundreds of hours into TLD. So, I may have been unknowingly expecting it to be "very similar". It isn't, really, other than the harsh winter setting and wolves. Totally different games, which should be thought f in totally different ways. Maybe someday I'll be able to go back to Kona and play it, and not have the comparison running in my head. Just haven't gotten there yet.

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Dungeon Siege
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance

I can't funderstand why people like either. They are bland, boring and repetitive.

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I'm the idiot that bought Mass Effect: Andromeda just when it was released.

I guess the combat VFX were nice, sometimes...

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Did your face get tired while playing it?

jk

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XD

Very.

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Yeah, I was in the same boat you were in. The hype for a new Mass Effect game was just insane, especially as everyone thought the series had ended. I still have no idea how they let a flagship game like that ship in the condition it was in. Completely garbage.

:(

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I know ._. Especially after the disappointment that was the ME3 ending, people were really looking forward to something which might get the series going again.

And yes, the uh, condition of the game... there were times when I would do well in missions because enemies were stuck in the sky and I'd just have to snipe them down XD

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I got it shortly after the last patch but before they announced they weren't doing any DLC. Fortunately I paid $5 because it was $20 during prime day and I got $15 off for getting it same day :D

So for a $5 game that was as patched as it was going to get, no regrets.

But yeah, I find myself reading the ME novels because I'm so desperately clinging to that franchise.

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Yeah, it wasn't a Godawful game on its own so much. Broken, sure, but it was more just disappointing because of everything ME was. If I hadn't paid the ridiculous full-price Australian cost of it, I wouldn't be so regretful hahaha. You got pretty lucky! :o

I know, man. I've checked them out for the same reason 😂😭

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Payday 2
got it on sale of 2014 for good price
but I still feel like I wasted my money on it
the thing that I don't like about it the most is the shooting system

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too many to list sadly..

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As soon as I saw the title Fallout 4 leapt to mind! Much like you, I was enormously disappointed... In the end I got a considerable amount of playtime out of it, but most if it was just miserable drudgery :D

I cannot think of a single positive memory from playing that game.

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The Deadly Tower of Monsters and Battlefield 4 because they were boring to me. I was quite hyped for them, so it felt a bit disappointing.

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PUBG first i though this game will be a fkn legend but after 400h i sent it into my garbage list rip my 20 bucks 🤣

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How disappointed can you be over spending about 20 cents per hour of gaming? Man, entertainment can't get much cheaper than that.

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just about any Wii game that wasn't by Nintendo

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I take it you didn't play No More Heroes?

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boring.

At first I thought it was clever and innovative, then I realized that it was very simple and repetitive. gameplay has always been my #1 criteria, and that game simply didn't have it

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Lawbreakers and ark survival evolved.

Lawbreakers died on launch day and i couldn't refund it because the hours from both the alpha and beta were added on the main game.

Ark was just to grindy for me with a shitty performance and a way to big file size.

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But what if the purchase I regret the most was actually a bundle purchase? :D
I don't really have any disposable income to speak of so I have to be careful with buying games, which has the benefit of not regreting the purchases 99% of the time. Bundles, on the other hand...

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  • Still Life 2. A terrible game in every single aspect.
  • Invisible Inc. I did not realise it is essentially a rogue-lite, and I do not like those.
  • Banner Saga. Dear gods, it is boring. Every single fight feels the exact same and the story moves at the pace of a rheumatic glacier.
  • Hand of Fate. Like with Invisible Inc, I was expecting a simple card game, not a rogue-like that happens to have cards in it.
  • LIMBO. Everyone was praising it. Apparently, everyone is praising the first 20% of it, because the rest is just an endless box+switch puzzle with no story, set in a boring industrial plant with zero visual variety. It also cemented my suspicion that puzzle platformers will never be my world.
  • 80 Days. Made me realise that this type of game is not for me. I love narrative-driven games, but I also learned there that I also require some actual "game" to be present in the narrative.
  • Sacred Gold. I still do not really know what went through my head to buy a Diablo rip-off when I was bored to tears by Diablo even when it was originally released.
  • Disciplines 2. I am not a fan of HoMM gameplay, I am an RTS guy, not TBS/GS. Still, Disciplines 1 was strangely fresh and different enough, so I thought hey, maybe four times the budget helped the sequel. Nope, it is a nearly 100% HoMM carbon-copy with no originality left in it. Dropped it mid-way into the first campaign.

I am not even touching Fallout 4. When I learnt that most of its content is the same two fetch quest repeated endlessly through generation, I knew that as long as Bethesda has the IP, I do not have to get any single new Fallout game ever again.

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  • Mirror's Edge. I got extremely dizzy, I got completely lost at the first chase sequence and died repeatedly, so I ditched the game completely.
  • Half-Life 2: The writing is exposition diarrhoea with no meaningful characters, plot, or any kind of lore beyond "aliens are bad, mmkay". The engine is in love with its broken physic and throws some see-saw puzzle in your way every thirty meters. The vehicles control worse than in Borderlands. The enemies are dumb and uninspired. The level design is just an engine showcase with no real concept behind it beyond "make it sell Source engine licenses!" It is probably one of the, if not the most overhyped game in history (next to Portal, but that one at least stole some decent puzzles from other games).
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I wish Disciples 2 was more like HoMM.... I never really liked the Disciples series, it felt like it put its focus in the wrong areas, and particularly the combat ended up being so boring. You're not building up armies, you're taking care of ~4 soldiers who need to level up, where as in HoMM, Age of wonders and Master of Magic you actually have armies with expendable units.

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I don't know, Disciples 2 felt very army-based for me. In the first game, you babysat the starting hero from start to finish, but int he sequel, you are dealing with units that can level up, but there is no feel like having your favourite and dumping all skills and XP into them. You must build several small armies to even have a chance finishing the map.

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It felt like Disciples 2 wanted you to have one main army and several small ones that were just running around and doing minor tasks. EXP was a limited commodity and leveling up units made such a huge difference that you could not have a bunch of armies you poured resources into.

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Oh yes, the XP was stupid tight. I remember eventually just spamming level 1 units against level 3 ones until I chipped them away. I think that was the point I stopped playing.

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Of those you mentioned, Ive only played LIMBO and Banner Saga but the sentiment is likewise, though I couldnt have articulated it as eloquently.

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Hard agree on LIMBO, I only started it because everybody loved it soooo much, but abandoned it pretty early on when started getting repetitve. Also stuck in Banner Saga and not very motivated to go back in. Honestly not even sure what the story was anymore.

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Hm, let's see..

Valkyria Chronicles I liked the concept of this, the gameplay was alright, but good grief, the writing. The writing felt like something a 13 year old would come up with, it really was that bad. It pulled me right out of it, and I just could not take the game seriously, which considering it's meant to be a war story that deals with rather serious topics was not a good thing. Oh, and there's a lot of reading in this game, it's not like you've got 4 lines of text between each mission, the story is important to it.

Underworld Ascendant I backed the kickstarter for this, and good grief is this game a mess. It's really nothing like what was promised.

Fable III I went into this knowing that the game would not be particularly deep, but I never expected it to be this shallow. Good voice acting and graphics, horrible gameplay, lots and lots of loading screens to do things (you don't have like an item menu, you need to go into a special "room" to switch equipment), and the game has downright broken "paths" that are supposed to show you how to get to the next objective. Broken as in they can suddenly start telling you to go in the opposite direction. I'm not a huge fan of having overly clear objective markers that tell you exactly where to go, but the way quests are given to you make it so that you kind of need to rely on these paths or just wander around aimlessly, and when the paths don't work... (Imagine playing Skyrim and having the quest marker jump around all over the place, it's that bad)

Thi4f I love the Thief series. Thiaf takes what was good about the Thief series and mangles it into something that's very hard to even like a little bit. Level design is far worse, Garret is as charismatic as a rusty doornail, somehow they managed to mess up the sound on a technical level (it actually sounds worse and has worse directional sound than a game from 1998) and on top of that they took what was already a rather buggy game series and made it far worse. The amount of times I had to reload because I got stuck in things...

Great Invasions: The Dark Ages 350-1066 AD" There are not many games that deal with the Dark Ages, so this one looked interesting. But really, it's a bit of a mess...Conceptually I liked it, in practice it was just not fun to play, at all.

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Mirror's Edge. It seemed like it should be a good game, and it seemed pretty popular, but I just found the controls to be horrible, to the point where the game was completely worthless.

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Oh right, I think that was another thing I had trouble with this. Bad Port because it was on Xbox first and so without a game pad I never found a could key config that didn't leave my hands numb. and as mentioned above, I got dizzy, it needed the FOV setting because porting to something where you have to sit closer is bad.

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