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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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Blues and Bullets
Oh man, Blues and Bullets was some bullshit. I'm just glad I didn't actually buy it and it was gifted to me instead, but still.
The first episode had me intrigued and I even bought season pass, then gifted first episode to a friend.
Yep, I suppose, everyone who's bought Blues and Bullets has come to regret it (me included).
I even bought season pass...
I regret buying Stronghold Crusaders 2. My biggest mistake was to think that this game would be even better than the first one. Was one of the few games I bought on release. That game just sucked and didn’t had the charm and mechanics I used to love. On that day I learned to never trust and judge publishers/game developers from their past games. Always judge on the one game you are interested in and do your research before buying it.
Pacify , seemed to be fun at first, but it's repetitive, unfun and not scary enough, i played with friends and my opinion didn't change.
Grand Theft Auto 5 , i finished the main story recently, honestly it sucks and is the worst of all grand theft auto games , not played online mode , maybe i'll give it a shot someday if i find people to play with. Until then gta V will stay as a disappointment to me .
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Gold Edition , i not like it Campaign,storytelling,graphics,gameplay etc. of it not make i happy to play it,this said i had no doubt that at his time when the game was released it was one of the best games,but for me that just get it and play it now i can say i was + happy if that money i buy another game,also indie 2d sidescrollin low quality would be better and i play + for sure than that.
This said most of times i disagree to ask refunds so i not ask it , i accept is my fault wrong to buy , next time i will check better.
final fantasy xiii, final fantasy type-0...
i remember you, and remember your alt well ^_^
Dragon Age 2.
EA just bought Bioware and I was stupidly thinking they would not have a so short-term view that they would prefer to destroy the franchise than to postpone release.
Second in the list is the infamous Starcraft 2 (old timers like me expected a decent solo experience with active pause, not a competitive-multiplayer-only-oriented / click-frenzy experience)
Edit: and by the way, I also hated what "they" did to the wonderful Fallout licence. F1 and F2 are in my all-time best RPGs, while the 3D sequels are nothing to me.
I enjoyed StarCraft 2's story and single player, which finally brought a conclussion to the series after so much time. Eventhough the game is heavily geared towards competitive-multiplayer (for obvious reasons), which doesn't interest me at all.
One man's trash is another man's treasure :-)
Not implying you're enjoying trash, of course ! Colors and tastes...
Forced Showdown. I got it for its daily modes, but the daily mode was locked behind the first dungeon. It took around 3 hours for me to beat the first dungeon just to realize the servers are gone for 2 years, so there are no more daily runs.
pubg, wasted 20 euros for nothing
call of duty black ops 3 .
and if i were able to pick a bundled game it would be black ops 4 for sure , i should have paused that month :(
You and me both :(
civilization 6, complex as well as boring for me. I am more into age of empire kinda strategy game
Outpost Zero... definitely not a game more a bug compilation contest. Even now that it's out of early access... It's still the most amazing bug compilation that want to pretend to be a game. Stay the F**** away from it unless you found it into a bundle for less than 1€ and are aware that you're not gonna play a game just make a contest with a friend like how many different bugs you can find in 5 minutes... you will be surprised :D
Any competitive multiplayer game. I just suck at games and losing over and over again makes me feel terrible.
a little piece of advice for u, try playing coop multiplayer game, hunting together, completing quest together, its more fun and enjoyable than the competitive one. Like borderlands series
As per my review:
The difference between the base game and the legendary edition is about $10~ and 14/18 DLC. The game is also about 10% story and 90% grind.
The difference between the base game and the legendary edition is about $10~ and 14/18 DLC. The game is also about 10% story and 90% grind.
Dungeon Defenders. My friend convinced me to get it, then it didn't run properly on my machine (OSX) lol. I never bothered to refund it though. I believe there's a workaround, but never got it working. Probably one of the first games that I ever bought on Steam actually.
-Evil Dead - Hail to the King , an old clone of the first Resident Evil... awfull controls, graphics, you die in a split second (The BlairWitch's Trilogy were masterpieces in comparaison!)
-Atlantis 2 - this game litterally gave me nausea...
-Ghost Recon - Advanced Warfighter, damn AI enemy see you through walls or hidden in the night & your partners are the dumbest ever see.
All EA games after Mass effect 3....
Also some of the call of the duty games!
I do not like FPS games but suddenly i had an urge to buy Blizzards Overwatch.
Played it about an hour and now i just admire my fault when i log into my battlenet account.
I don't necessarily regret my purchases but I have learned a lot of lessons, right from my first Steam purchase: Counter-Strike: Source. It didn't take me long to realise that as a new player I didn't enjoy being insulted instead of helped by teammates and that competitive online gamers have different values to me. I enjoy immersion whereas they want to win even if it means reducing texture quality for higher framerate and using scripts for unfair advantages. My geographical location in one of the world's most isolated capital cities with some embarrassing internet standards (Perth, Western Australia) also means that I am at a distinct disadvantage on almost every server in the world, with 200 ms ping being typical. So, for these reasons, I now generally avoid competitive online gaming.
On reflection, I think that almost all of my game purchases were unwise decisions. There are only two or three transactions from my entire purchase history that I think were good value for money. This doesn't necessarily reflect on the game. For example, I have yet to get around to playing The Witcher 2 even though I bought it in 2011. However, almost all of those that I have played have been a disappointment in some way. I could meticulously go through my entire catalogue and explain in detail why they disappointed me but I'm not sure that would be useful. You asked for one or two and you have them. If you really want to know why I don't like almost everything else, let me know.
Space Engineers. I imagined something like "Minecraft in space, with physics" and got something I totally don't understand, and am too lazy to spend all my time Googling the various items, materials, etc, and how to use them.
I think it's one of my only recent regrets. I bought it on a whim, based on a gut feeling that I'd like it.
That was my first reaction to Space Engineers way back when there was a free weekend, years and years back. It was totally impenetrable and it seemed the only way to learn it was to sit through tutorial videos external to the game (which always annoyed me, especially given my connection was horrible so any streaming video of any kind was pretty chunky). Though I'm glad I gave it a shot later on. It turned out to be one of my favourites once I grasped the basics.
If it helps in the slightest, the main difference between Space Engineers and other Minecraft-likes, is that in other voxel games you tend to harvest and hold entire blocks of matter, which can then be placed again on a whim. In Space Engineers however, collecting blocks, ores and so forth breaks them into components, and instead you have to set up your toolbar manually, slotting blueprints into your quickslots which you then deploy into the world like a marked template, and then you 'fill it out' by using the welder to add the components onto said designated space. So instead of straight up placing a dirt block', you would be cordoning off a space for dirt blocks, and would be mashing the dirt blocks into existence for 10 mud and 5 weeds each, patting them with a shovel until they exist as intended.
The second stumbling point is how most voxel games have very tidy and easy to read UI, but in Space Engineers it is designed to be better for multi-tasking and specific operatoin. The 'interact with this machine / storage / etc' window is confusing to interpret at first, as it divides the screenspace to have a window on the left and a window on the right, which you can use their respective drop-down menus to peek into inventories or perform various functions. That's great for when you have a functioning base or a vehicle with lots of interactable pieces (letting you interact with a tiny storage module but issue commands to something elsewhere on the ship), but it's pretty horrible for newcomers when they get bludgeoned with the divided screen and no easy tells as to whether they're even looking at the right menu :P
Space Engineers doesn't do itself any favours in the way it tries to teach you stuff, and had it not been for the fact a friend of mine got into the game and explained it / showed it to me first hand, I don't think I would have ever bothered trying to figure it out. Once you figure out which button is the "assign stuff to your toolbar" menu, and which one is the "interact with the machinery" menu, it gets easier from there.
Thanks for the information - I remember somewhat figuring out how to place blocks etc, the problem was mostly that everything I built did not work as intended/blew up for some reason. I'll have to spend some time learning the game one of these days...
To this day, my mind still struggles with the fact that I bought Ark Survival Evolved
It technically wasn't a single purchase but I bought it with other games on the steam client itself on purpose so I think it counts
I find I regret many games in my library that require 60-120G downloads. I know I'll probably never plan far enough ahead to play them.
One weird thing I really like about the Big Picture mode for Steam, is that if you go from Big Picture into Settings, and then Disk Management, it will show a list of all your Steam installs, sorted by size on disk, and a readout of your currently available space. You can also delete installs from this screen.
Makes it super easy to free up space otherwise used by games you forgot you weren't playing anymore, and I have no idea why this isn't (that I've found) in regular mode for Steam.
I hear you. My issue is that with my internet it takes several days to download that much and I can't do much anything else on my computer while it's happening, and I worry about going over my monthly download cap. I just end up picking a smaller game. Sometimes I've looked at a game like Just Cause 3 or Deus Ex and think I should play that, but then see the size and wonder if I'll want to play it next week when it's finally downloaded ;-) I did manage to download GTA5 over many days but haven't gotten to it yet. It just took so long though.
Ah, yes, fair enough. For all the monopolistic evils that exist for USA-based internet, at the very least, download caps are rarely a concern outside of mobile data plans. Those caps are evil -- you have my sympathy!
I mean, I could pay more for a higher cap and that's fair, but I'm kindof cheap ;-) My wife watches alot of Netflix so that's where most of the bandwidth goes. I just have to be careful that big game downloads don't add too much extra - sometimes I spread the downloads out partially over different months. I guess I just wish game download sizes could be smaller. I understand much of the size in many games is the uncompressed audio in all the different languages. If they offer the language pack seperately for just single languages it sounds like that could save alot. I don't know if there's other things.. (That, and some of the big games also have very big update file sizes also)
DayZ by far.
Played the Arma 2 mod with friends for hours and we've had so much fun. The hype was real when we heard about the standalone and we couldn't wait for it. Pre-ordered and it was the biggest dissapointment ever, to this date i've played it for about 5 hours. That's only because they've added few things over the years, which made us wanna check it out, but has never been enough to satisfy me.
Dishonored 2. I know that is loved game by many people. But for me it's boring and I think first game was much better ^_^