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Contrarily, games you bought with good reviews that were awful?

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  • ApegApeg LondonPosts: 91Member

    Rift, although I didn't buy it because of the high score but due to a discount offer.

  • TamanousTamanous Edmonton, ABPosts: 2,126Member Uncommon

    Rifts hands down. So much potential only to turn out to be so much a clone and further taking mmo's into the wrong direction.

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  • JudasaceJudasace New York, NYPosts: 53Member

    DA:O highly overrated...bored senseless every time I tried to play it.

  • Z3R01Z3R01 NYC, NYPosts: 2,426Member

    I stopped letting critic reviews influence my game buying decisions a very, very long time ago.  With gameplay videos all over the net, demos and so much information at our finger tips to let a site like metacritic have that much control over our gaming is assanine.

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  • CeridithCeridith Toronto, ONPosts: 2,980Member

    Originally posted by Z3R01

    I stopped letting critic reviews influence my game buying decisions a very, very long time ago.  With gameplay videos all over the net, demos and so much information at our finger tips to let a site like metacritic have that much control over our gaming is assanine.

    How is metacritic bad?

    I find it quite the opposite of what you're suggesting. It allows users to get a far more informed perception of how a game is. Not only does it give a broader sense of reviews, but it also allows users to score and review games as well. Honeslty I tend to find the user reviews a lot more accurate as they go into greater depth as to what the game features and what it does well and what is doesn't do well.

  • IchmenIchmen Winnipeg, MBPosts: 1,228Member

    meh for my game buying i use 4 systems to figure out if i want to buy it.

    price.

    what the reviews say about it pro/con ect

    any torrented or demo version i tried (be it that game version or an older version)

    my own experiance with the company/game...

    to say OH the reviews on this game are 100% i must buy it .. is retarded no one has the same taste as everyone else. other wise we would all be playing farm vill... cause totally the reviews on that "game" means it must be the messiah of games..

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  • Snaylor47Snaylor47 Des Moines, IAPosts: 962Member

    GW1 big time.

    I don't care about innovation I care about fun.

  • marmotomarmoto LimaPosts: 101Member Common

    DA 2, 

     

    not OT but... really you didn t like oblivion????? lol

  • Snaylor47Snaylor47 Des Moines, IAPosts: 962Member

    Originally posted by marmoto

    DA 2, 

     

    not OT but... really you didn t like oblivion????? lol

    Not the OP but  I personally thought I was really over rated.

     

    8 out of 10 maybe.

    I don't care about innovation I care about fun.

  • AIMonsterAIMonster Apopka, FLPosts: 2,059Member

    CoD:  Black Ops, which I wasn't even planning on buying in the first place.  Bought it for multiplayer with friends.  I'm suprised the game got such good reviews, as it was a sequel that was inferior to previous generations of the game in almost every way.

    I usually check metacritic reviews and then decide for myself whether or not I'm going to like the game (actually read the reviews and not judge just based off score).  I'm almost never disappointed and usually agree with critics except on various FPS games.  Certain reviewer's opinions hold more weight to me than others.  Some tend to rate indie games higher while others tend to rate popular games higher.  Being aware of this helps when making a decision, but ultimately the best advice is to read the articles and find out about the mechanics and how well done they are before making a purchasing decision.   Try to get your hands on a demo if possible too.

    I've had a lot more than worked the other way around.  Loads of games I enjoyed that got harsh critic reviews.

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  • VaettirVaettir Rochester, MAPosts: 68Member

    Final Fantasy XIII.

    The game was stunningly beautiful. Its battle system had a lot of potential. 

    Sadly, that potential was wasted to an unacceptable degree, and the game's flow was disrupted by mandatory hours of grinding. Eventually boredom outweighed the desire to see the rest of the beautiful environments, and I never finished.

  • zevni78zevni78 grimsbyPosts: 1,133Member Uncommon

    Starcraft 2, you can only dumb down a game so far before losing the more dedicated players of that genre. Big let down, no more Blizzard games for me.

     

    I hated Dragon Age at first, but I got into it after the 4th try. GW1 drove me nuts, yet I cannot wait for GW2 as they seem to have left out all the bad things about 1... we shall see. FFXI was very dull with a nightmare UI.

     

    I've wasted a lot of money on overrated games this year.

     

     

     

  • TazlorTazlor NYC, NYPosts: 864Member

    GW1 and Oblivion by far. Who hyped that rubbish up?

  • DoomedfoxDoomedfox Elmhurts, NYPosts: 685Member Common

    Starcraft 2

  • LaverreLaverre GiePosts: 4Member

    The Sims... although not awful in itself, I just never understood the thrill of seeing small people go to the toilet, do housework and have uninteresting parties.. but well I couldn't understand the whole Tamagotchi hype either so not much of a surprise perhaps.

  • needalife214needalife214 Moorpark, CAPosts: 1,128Member

    DA:O   i thought the game was really bad, it was hailed as a spiritual baldur's gate, i guess i expected too much from it

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  • RoutverRoutver MoscovPosts: 383Member

    The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. Playing it native (no mods), the game is average at best.

     

    lol@GOTY

  • CastillleCastillle KhobarPosts: 2,703Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by needalife214

    DA:O   i thought the game was really bad, it was hailed as a spiritual baldur's gate, i guess i expected too much from it

    Ill have to +1 this.

    I didnt enjoy DA:O much at all.  I thought it seemed ok but It didnt really play as well as I wanted.  I hated the aesthetics and I absolutely hated how overpowered the mage was o.o

     

    Edit :

    I loved th AI control though.  Reminded me of FF12

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  • ThorkuneThorkune Eastern, KYPosts: 1,830Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Snaylor47

    GW1 big time.

    Same here. The no subscription lure got me, but it was truly a BIG disappointment.

  • KrulosKrulos CopenhagenPosts: 68Member

    WOW, WAR,  AoC, Rift

  • k11keeperk11keeper Kalama, WAPosts: 1,056Member Uncommon

    That's easy WoW and guild Wars. Didn't even have to think much on it.

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