Biggest waste of money

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by maximaz, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Roflcore

    Roflcore Mildly Dipped

    Nov 2, 2008
    Some game called "Star Empire" or something. It was basically a Homeworld clone, I was bored and saw it in the store and though "what the hell how bad can it be".

    Payed 45€ and "played" for about 2 hours. It was like Homeworld, except the graphic was worse, the interface and handling was the worst I ever seen and it crashed every 10 minutes.
    That and the fact that I bought cossacks 2 some short time ago lead me to my current act of handling things: borrow/pirate first, if fun=true, buy
  2. Mord_Sith

    Mord_Sith Mildly Dipped

    Sep 21, 2007
    For me, A game called Dead Reefs, it's an adventure/mystery game by the appropriately named 'Adventure Company'. However despite the fact that the game is fairly new, they decided to forego the usage of a mouse for slipshod keyboard controls, thus making the game completely useless.

    I mean how much math does it take to understand that 45 degree angle turns do not make it easy to go down a 20 degree path!

  3. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Gotta hate the games that screw up the controls. I'm still pissed about DMC3 for PC.

    With all honesty though, The Adventure company released a lot of good games.
  4. requiem_for_a_starfury

    requiem_for_a_starfury So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 3, 2003
    Either Doom 3 (not even half way though and will never finish) or it's expansion (which I've never even touched). Though Far Cry, the first not the second (Far Cry 2 just misses out going into my all time favourite list) is a contender as well. I might of bought it on budget for £5.99 but it's till a waste of money.
  5. Daimyo

    Daimyo Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Oct 26, 2007
    Masters of Orion 3
  6. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    A couple:

    - Assassin's Creed
    - Dead Space
    - Farcry 2
    - Fallout 3

    These games are complete and utter failures at entertainment. Shiny graphics are killing the gaming industry, man.
  7. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jan 31, 2008
    Star Wars: Rebellion (that crappy turn based strategy one) was the last one I can think of.
  8. Roflcore

    Roflcore Mildly Dipped

    Nov 2, 2008
    hahahahaha boy am I glad I didn't buy that. Some friends actually did and tried to have some fun with it. They ended up trying to have fun in multiplayer, several sunday afternoons..haha so pathetic :D
  9. Black

    Black Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 21, 2007
    Guild Wars. 3 chapters + expansion.
  10. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    i agree with you completely but Assassin's Creed had good graphics, especially if you played the DX 10 version on pc.
  11. Mutoes

    Mutoes Mildly Dipped

    Feb 5, 2008
    Ill just have to say farcry 2, even when its been mentioned several times.... I had more fun with timeshift and that was very mediocre fps...

    I just cant bring myself to finish it, and i paid 70 damn euros for it. I have never paid so much for a game, so i have tried to force myself to finish it, but no, i cant do it.

    Its not the worst game i have played, not even close, and i guess i can somehow understand if somebody enjoys it, i just fell for the hype and felt i was fooled.


    Oh yeah ( just remembered) i have one very bad experience from the past about switching games with my friend. I gave him my wipeout for bubsy 3d which is considered one of the worst 3d games ever made. That would propably take the cake.
  12. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 9, 2003
    Halo 1 & 2
  13. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Really? I enjoyed Far Cry quite a bit. I thought it was a lot better than FC2.

    You must have some high standards, Halo is awesome!
  14. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Heh, complaining about shiny gfx. At least they had them. Some games have neither good gfx nor anything else. And also, FO3 graphics is not shiny at all; it's... i dunno, chunky?

    I have to completely agree with Pope Viper - Halo series is a complete waste. Although, admittedly, Halo 1 was an average game and not as much of a failure as the rest of the series. They're just milking the money now, based on the fact that a lot of console players don't know better.
  15. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Actually it's more that co-op Halo is surprisingly fun and the multiplayer is fun as well in a fairly hectic sorta way.
    Playing Halo games single player though is very boring.

    One of the newer Settlers games (heritage of kings I think) comes to mind on wasted monies. Played it for a few days and suddenly it got very reptative.
  16. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    The only good FPS coop I've ever done was Serious Sam.

    Halo multiplayer is decent but inferior to other FPS titles.
  17. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    I'm a mostly PC player and I love Halo, including its single player. If you don't like it then it's definitely a waste of money but I'm not into it because I don't know any better. I will agree that the horrible PC port of Halo 2 would probably be the biggest waste of money for anyone.
  18. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    May 18, 2003
    I never got why Halo was such a big success. It basically made everything that people knew from Quake 2 into a simpler, shitty mess. I guess most of the success comes from the fact it was bundled with the Ecksbocks.
  19. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Well, Halo one was amusing is finding a middle ground between Quake and HL (multiplayer-wise).

    But yes, I suppose the XBOX marketing is pretty much what made it famous. Although, I STILL cannot understand how people manage to play shooters on a console.
  20. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I am not going to say that Halo (the first one, never played the others) was a bad game, as a sci-fi ish shooter I thought it was fun to play, just nothing special like the Xbox people make it out to be.

    So what did they screw up with Halo 2 on the PC next to force Vista on people?