I'm sure everyone has got at least one game in their collection that they had high hopes for but turned out to be terribly disappointing.
Personally I pride myself with the fact that I almost never get disappointed, simply because I rarely buy games on impulse or buy into hype (I believe it when I see the final product and read the reviews). I never preorder games either.
The only times I've gambled with game purchases I've been lucky enough to find something I truly like. For instance, Haunting Ground
was a game I bought solely because of it's cover (and the bargain price) but it turned out to be an amazing game
! Despite it's so-so reviews I consider it to be one of the gems in my collection.
I can say for sure that the worst
game in my collection is Demolition Girl
. Fortunately it's the kind of game that's so bad it becomes great! So no real disappointment there. I knew exactly what I was buying.
The only game I can think of that really disappointed me recently was Hellgate London
. I was expecting Diablo 2-gameplay but got a mediocre repetetive shooter. I wanted to like it so much but I eventually reached the conclusion that it was shit.
So which game (or games) taints your own collection?
PS. I used the word "collection" a lot so I should probably point out that I never trade in games. Not even the bad ones. The only game I've ever traded in was Athens 2004
, a game I won in a speed button contest for which I got Ico
mention games you've already traded in but I think it's more fun if you post games you currently own but regret buying and probably won't play ever again.