At 7/28/12 11:27 PM, mrpwnzer wrote:
Dragon Age 2. After playing Origins, I was really looking forward to what Bioware had to deliver. After playing the demo, I kind of expected to not be as great as Origins, but I thought it would be a pretty good game.
Boy was I wrong. It's not that its a bad game, it was just...decent. At least I got Mass Effect 2 out of it for free though.
Actually, I just finished talking with my buddy and I will change my answer. I'd like to say...Fable 2.
I didn't give into the hype back when Fable 1 was first released because I wasn't interested in it at all and I had Halo 2. It was suppose to be "The Morrowind Killer" and boy that didn't work out to well. Peter Molyneux pretty much hyped up that game to the point where it sounded like it would be revolutionary for the rpg genre.
2 years after the release date, I decided to try it out and I honestly enjoyed it. I could see why many people found it disappointing (guild mates didn't compete with you, couldn't grow your own trees or build your own home, etc) because they gave into the hype. It was a pretty good rpg experience, though you were pretty op.
After completing the game, I saw the Fable 2 trailer. It peaked my interest and I kept track of the game. PM said that he learned from his mistakes regarding the hype train of Fable 1, developers wanted to make it the best role playing game on the 360, more open world (huge fan of those mind you), co-op, a canine companion, weapon variety and much more! Being an idiot, I pre-ordered the limited edition because I enjoyed Fable 1.
Then it came out. The visuals were nice, the atmosphere had a sense of charm to it, and your dog companion was pretty cool at times. Fable 2 just...sucked. It was too easy (the BIGGEST flaw), button mashy, magic was op, melee was useless, co-op was annoying, buggy as hell (couldn't even complete the main quest), quests were boring, jobs were useless, weapon variety was a joke, long load times, laughable story, linearity, UI sucked, and so much more. There were just so many broken promises. After buying the castle and marrying a prostitute, I murdered everyone and gave up on it. Gave that copy to my hall mate and never looked back.
Oh and from what I've heard, Fable 3 is suppose to be even worse. They replaced the fucking pause menu with something called "The Sanctuary." What a bonehead move!
Other games that I should mention would include Far Cry 2, Ninja Gaiden 3, Metroid Other M, Homefront, Dead Island, the already mentioned Dragon Age 2, Rage, and possibly Skyrim. I say possibly because I have the pc version so mods can fix the many flaws it has and I have clocked in 80 hours only with the vanilla version.