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  • PenguinJim 19 Sep 2011 01:41:27 5,922 posts
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    No mention of Armada 2? What a complete pile of wank that game was. Armada 1 was already a brilliant template, and as the mods showed, all it needed was MORE, BIGGER, BETTER. Instead we got wanky fuckery. The worst Trek game until Legacy.
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    How about Everquest 2? the first game set a new standard in MMO design as it took ultima and ran with it but 2 was resource heavy, buggy and generally very fiddly.
    Those aren't the reasons I didn't continue with EQ2. I found it to play just fine and I can't recall encountering any bugs, and I think its release was about the same time as a hardware upgrade for me. I just found it to lack the overall structure of EQ. It really did feel like lots of small maps, stuck together by BELLS (wtf).

    After nearly starving during EQ, EQ2 was definitely a let-down.

    I thought Bioshock was missing System Shock 2's spark, personally.
  • spamdangled 19 Sep 2011 01:55:54 27,417 posts
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    Tyggen wrote:
    The Witcher 2
    Mass Effect 2
    Oblivion
    Fallout 3
    StarCraft 2

    ...off the top of my head, anyway.

    Not sure if serious.

    Off the top of my head...

    MGS 2
    Driver 3
    Burnout Paradise
    Neverwinter Nights 2
    Dragon Age 2
    Deus Ex: Invisible War
    Doom 3
    Command & Conquer 4

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  • Deleted user 19 September 2011 02:22:31
    Resistance 2 was particularly shit for me. Just didn't capture the atmosphere of the original. Resistance 3 is brilliant though and a welcome return to form.

    Gears 2 was also underwhelming. It was too dark most of the time and and the broken online killed it for me.

    Tekken 6 was shite because they turned it into an utter n00bish juggle fest. Never buying a future Tekken game again if they intend to stick with the crap gameplay.

    Halo 3 for me is the worst of the series campaign wise. Online was good as expected, but Bungie really dropped the ball with the level design this time. I distinctly remember finishing the campaign mode on hard difficulty in just over 5 hours. That's never good for any kind of game.

    Bioshock 2 was an ok game but completely pointless. I was so psyched for it after the utterly superb original, but it ended up being too samey and boring in the end.

    Devil May Cry 2 - No explanation needed.

    Devil May Cry 4 - Ditto

    Final Fantasy 13 - Likewise

    All the COD games since 4.

    I could go on and on but think I'll leave it at that for now.

  • Tyggen 19 Sep 2011 06:15:11 135 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    Tyggen wrote:
    The Witcher 2
    Mass Effect 2
    Oblivion
    Fallout 3
    StarCraft 2

    ...off the top of my head, anyway.

    Not sure if serious.

    (...)
    Quite so.

    Oblivion, Fallout and StarCraft 2 would all have been ok games if they hadn't been sequels, but comparing them to the originals leaves them severely lacking.

    Witcher 2 and Mass Effect 2 are just bad though, even if I don't consider the originals.

    A few more sequels:
    Breath of Fire 5
    Might & Magic 8-9
    Every Sims game, ever (because the original architect concept was far more interesting, but was replaced by a people simulator)
    GTA4
    Unreal Tournament 3
  • Ahskay 19 Sep 2011 06:19:53 107 posts
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    What are the reasons you dislike The Witcher 2? I'm curious. I understand ME2 but i want to know about W2 though.

    I put a vote up for Dragon Age 2 also, forgot about that one.
  • El_MUERkO 19 Sep 2011 06:42:38 17,082 posts
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    Driver 2
  • Tonka 19 Sep 2011 06:58:34 20,888 posts
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    Metroid Prime 2

    I can't put my finger on why but I just didn't get along with the second one. It's still a good game but something is definitely missing from the magic of the first one

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  • Zomoniac 19 Sep 2011 07:33:25 7,867 posts
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    Perfect Dark Zero
    Driver 3
    Soul Calibur 2/3/4
    Sonic 3
    Sonic Adventure 2
    PGR3
    Burnout Revenge/Paradise
    Halo 2
    Virtua Tennis 3/2009/4
    Fable 3
    Turok Evolution
  • Rufus 19 Sep 2011 07:53:54 1,754 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    Metroid Prime 2

    I can't put my finger on why but I just didn't get along with the second one. It's still a good game but something is definitely missing from the magic of the first one

    I agree. I thought Prime 3 worked hard to regain some of that magic though and was really enjoyable.
  • Scimarad 19 Sep 2011 08:07:13 8,573 posts
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    Dragon Age 2, by the time I'd got to the end. I thought it started quite promising but it all went wrong...

    Purely on a technical level I'd say Halo 3.

    Resistance 2 for losing the split screen campaign and weapon wheel.

    Every FF since FF9 for losing the overworld map and concentrating on badly voiced cut scenes. I'd probably omit FFXII from that list as it was at least trying something different and I remember really enjoying once I got over the fact that there was bugger all story and character interaction.
  • Hodders 19 Sep 2011 08:38:08 85 posts
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    Deus Ex Invisible War
    Resident Evil 5
    Condemned 2 (shocking compared to the first game)
  • GuitarWolf 19 Sep 2011 08:53:53 168 posts
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    Ninja Gaiden II

    First game that popped into my head. I don't think anyone else mentioned it. I can't be alone, can I? :/
  • Madder-Max 19 Sep 2011 08:56:11 11,660 posts
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    GTA 4, Mass Effect 2, Driv3r, C&C red alert

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  • Khosrau 19 Sep 2011 08:57:05 85 posts
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    Far Cry 2: massive disappointment after the sublime Far Cry by Crytek. That one is still their best game!
    Assassin's Creed II: yes it was better than 1 but not by much. Still a crap game with a lot of wasted potential.
    Unreal Tournament 3: Had it's moments, but missed wat the previous games made special. Also not the best show of the UE 3.
    Oblivion: a much, much worse game compared to it's excellent predecessor on almost every level.
    Dawn of War 2: Not a bad game by any means, but far from as great as the first.
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: buggy, unfinished, lots of wasted potential.

    I would add Dragon Age 2 (obviously), but I haven't played any game in the series. Can't get myself past the awful, boring art style. Would not be so much of an issue if the graphics didn't suck on a technical level too.
  • S.J.Rogers 19 Sep 2011 08:57:40 3,557 posts
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    Crackdown 2

    Crackdown was fantasic and great fun from start to end. Crackdown 2 was so bad that i gave up after just a few hours.

    Shame as i really wanted Crackdown 2. :-(
  • Clive_Dunn 19 Sep 2011 09:29:17 4,782 posts
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    Tyggen wrote:
    darkmorgado wrote:
    Tyggen wrote:
    The Witcher 2
    Mass Effect 2
    Oblivion
    Fallout 3
    StarCraft 2

    ...off the top of my head, anyway.

    Not sure if serious.

    (...)
    Quite so.

    Oblivion, Fallout and StarCraft 2 would all have been ok games if they hadn't been sequels, but comparing them to the originals leaves them severely lacking.

    Witcher 2 and Mass Effect 2 are just bad though, even if I don't consider the originals.

    A few more sequels:
    Breath of Fire 5
    Might & Magic 8-9
    Every Sims game, ever (because the original architect concept was far more interesting, but was replaced by a people simulator)
    GTA4
    Unreal Tournament 3

    Ah, so we've just progressed to a random list of ( actually mostly pretty good sequels ) and the critical analysis of "they are shit". Brilliant.

    Rebelstar Raiders 2.
  • Widge Moderator 19 Sep 2011 09:32:06 13,710 posts
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    I found Sword Of Mana a crushing disappointment after loving Secret Of Mana back in the day...

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  • DUFFMAN5 19 Sep 2011 09:35:22 15,054 posts
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    S.J.Rogers wrote:
    Crackdown 2

    Crackdown was fantasic and great fun from start to end. Crackdown 2 was so bad that i gave up after just a few hours.

    Shame as i really wanted Crackdown 2. :-(

    Spot on. I want morphing cars fo fook sake. Loved the first game, 2nd was toss. I also "completed it" in a couple of hours, due to joining someone at random I must point out, who was on the last boss/battle thing, cue end credits!

    On Topic:

    Resident Evil 4 and 5: played and completed and enjoyed both, however not what I really wanted.
    Saw II (just too many qte's this time)
    Fable III: I enjoyed a lot but again not as good as II
    All the Drivers post 1 until the sublime SF
    FEAR 2

    tons more but that will do for now.

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  • lucasmax 19 Sep 2011 09:47:27 363 posts
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    Shadow Man: 2econd Coming

    Load of wank.
  • YenooR 19 Sep 2011 09:50:23 533 posts
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    Final Fantasy Viii
    Dragon Age 2
  • BillMurray 19 Sep 2011 09:50:40 7,814 posts
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    COD3. Put so much time into the multiplayer on the second game and when this game came along it was hugely disappointing.
  • IronGiant 19 Sep 2011 09:53:56 4,600 posts
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    Halo 2
    Resistance 2
    Gears of War 2
    Bioshock 2
    Modern Warfare 2
    Jet Set Willy 2
  • spamdangled 19 Sep 2011 09:58:34 27,417 posts
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    lucasmax wrote:
    Shadow Man: 2econd Coming

    Load of wank.

    I never played the second one, but I heard it was really stupidly linear, especially compared to the amazing first game.

    Shadowman is one of the most underrated gems of the PS1 era, IMO.

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  • kalel 19 Sep 2011 10:00:25 88,521 posts
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    Bioshock 2 is the one that springs to mind for me, simply because it was the most recent one I played.

    Just didn't have the class of the original.
  • MisterBee 19 Sep 2011 10:02:55 118 posts
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    Frontier: First Encounters

    Bug ridden piece of shite.

    Hello world

  • Deleted user 19 September 2011 10:08:15
    FF 13 as well, final death knoll for the franchise.
  • spamdangled 19 Sep 2011 10:09:22 27,417 posts
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    Hindle wrote:
    FF 8 as well, final death knoll for the franchise.

    Fixed.

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  • RedSparrows 19 Sep 2011 10:11:09 23,446 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    Hindle wrote:
    FF 8 as well, final death knell for the franchise.

    Fixed.

    Spelling fixed.
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