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Mafia 2
Purchased on release day and finished it the next day. Really expected more game play. Live and learn.

Agreed, I finished it on medium in 7 hours.
    
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Metro 2033 - I got maybe an hour. Got out of the caves and lost interest immediately. Graphics be damned I want a game.

This game takes a lot of commitment. If you gave up after an hour, that's your shortcoming, not the game's. I'll admit, I had trouble getting into Metro 2033. I found it stifling... almost claustrophobic at times. It felt like it was moving too slowly and I my most prominent thought was that they had taken 'realism' too far (the gas mask, jamming weapons, burdensome children on your back etc.). It didn't help that the PC I was trying to play it on was out of it's depth spec-wise. I played about 40%, then took a break feeling a little dispirited. A while later I re-started the game from the beginning, and this time I really started to appreciate it's incredibly rich atmosphere. I adapted to the slower paced gameplay and ended up thoroughly enjoying it. I think the sound design was especially well done, those Nosalis scared me half to death with their snarling - I don't like horror as a rule, but this was executed in such a way that I only became more deeply immersed instead of wanting to quit the game every 5 minutes. They balanced it nicely too, never leaving you on your own for too long - companions always showed up just as my nerves were getting frayed.

I played it a second time, and enjoyed that too. The only reason I haven't played it since is because of some damned stutter issue that's been happening with it in my recent builds. Makes the game unplayable, and I can't seem to shake it.

Meh. It doesn't matter how good it is if it's not my cup of tea. For instance, Bioshock was incredibly highly recommended to me and I didn't like it. It's not that the game was a terrible disgrace, like DA2 was, but rather that it was a waste of my money because I didn't enjoy playing it. For instance, Starcraft 2 is very popular but I can't stand RTS games, so I didn't buy it knowing I would never enjoy it. A lot of people on this site really hate Mass Effect 2 and I loved it. Put 140 hours into that game and loved it the entire time.
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Skyrim - I was one of the unlucky few that were affected by a bug. After 86 hours of game play, I went to log in and my character was deleted after an update. frown.gif(((. No matter what I did to recover my character, I was unable to.
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post #614 of 1072
homefront, Blacklight Tango Down, COD Black Ops, COD MW3.
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I agree with MW3, It was a real let-down. Although I do like it more than MW2.
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post #616 of 1072
Command & Conquer 4

Logged a whole 14 minutes on it, puked, called it a day.
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Meh. It doesn't matter how good it is if it's not my cup of tea. For instance, Bioshock was incredibly highly recommended to me and I didn't like it. It's not that the game was a terrible disgrace, like DA2 was, but rather that it was a waste of my money because I didn't enjoy playing it. For instance, Starcraft 2 is very popular but I can't stand RTS games, so I didn't buy it knowing I would never enjoy it. A lot of people on this site really hate Mass Effect 2 and I loved it. Put 140 hours into that game and loved it the entire time.

Exactly how I felt after playing BF3 and MW3, and my classmates trying to sway me into thinking they are amazing games and that I should enjoy them...
I personally loved ME and ME2 (although ME2 felt dumbed down compared to ME). Haven't tried the 3rd yet; I'll wait until it costs below $30.
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Command & Conquer 4, it's the only game that I truly wish I had not purchased.
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Medal of Honor: Airborne. Recently bought this game, then promptly resold it.

The control system really put me off. Combat was no fun at all. I think they expected it to encourage a more tactical play-style, although mouse acceleration was enabled by default with no menu option to turn it off, so maybe the devs just didn't know anything about FPS controls.

Also, this game is an excellent demonstration of how not to make the most out of UE3. I don't know how they managed to get such an ugly game out of (what has the potential to be) a very good looking engine.
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Halo Reach
COD: Black Ops
COD: MW3
Gran Turismo 5
NFL Blitz (PSN)
Total War: Shogun 2 (Steam sale so it didn't cost much but its still not my kind of game)
WoW and all the expansions up to Cata something like $200, what a waste
Final Fantasy XIV, bad doesn't even begin to describe it...
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus HD
Enslaved
Starcraft 2
Street Fighter 4
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
Heavy Rain
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