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This isn't meant to start a flame war or have fanboys defending their favorite games. Please accept that everyone has different opinions. For instance, I LOVE Fallout 3, but when someone complains about it, I think, "Yea, I can see that, but I don't mind that flaw."

I'm just curious, and I think it could make an interesting read. Just be respectful and mature.

Here are mine:

Bioshock: Everyone seems to love this game, but after I got over the clever art direction, it just lost its appeal. Everything always felt so cramped, the fighting didn't feel very good (probably because everything was always point blank), and I felt it was more stressful and tense than fun. This is coming from a guy who loves Resident Evil, Left 4 Dead, etc. The weapons didn't feel that great, though I loved some of the plasmids.

The Witcher: OK, maybe it's not that popular, but reviews were good and some places called it "RPG of the year." It looked gorgeous, and I was optimistic at first--I thought this was a game I'd be playing for a long time--but after a while, it felt too scripted. The whole timing the swings for combos thing got old and repetitive, and it looked and felt goofy to me. Nice try in being different, though!

Grand Theft Auto series: I haven't played GTA4 yet, but in the past, I never understood the appeal of these games. I know this is unfair, but I imagine people loving this game as people who think anything corrupt or rebellious is "cool." Kids thinking they're gangster because they listen to rap music, etc.

What about you? Have you heard tons of positive things about a game, only to feel letdown, like you're forcing yourself to get through it and like it?
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Spore....worst purchase ever!!!
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I stopped buying hyped up games after Crysis because it was so awful and unappealing, but I forced myself to invest in CoD4, loved it, forced myself into CoD5, and I think the GAME is good (if they would update it), but the company that made it, SUCKS.
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doom3 was the last one i bought that i was rather disappointed with.
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FEAR. I hated this one. Forced myself to play through it. Very repetitive.

Bioshock, got old really fast. I forced myself to play through it and then uninstalled it.

The Witcher got old after about an hour. The combo fighting clicking thing sucked. It got uninstalled as well.

Age of Empire 3 was a total waste. Hated it compared to the earlier versions. I actually liked 1 and 2.

Crysis has some nice graphics but thats about it. Very repetitive, got old pretty fast as well. Nuked it from the harddrive.
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Fallout 3. It is most definitely NOT what i thought it was gonna be.
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BF2. Worst game I have ever played.
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I loved Bioshock. Call of Duty 4 was awesome. I hated Crysis at first, but now I have grown to like it. Farcry 2 was really great to me at first, but I am now about 60% through the game and the repetitiveness is getting to me. I have not played Fallout 3 yet and what I've played of Dead Space I hated.
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World in Conflict and Supreme Commander both were disappointing. WiC was a cool concept but for some reason, it didn't stick with me. SupCom required too much micromanagement on a grand scale. I built up what I thought was a large army and went on my invasion only to get my butt kicked by an even bigger force. Most of my time was spent clicking around on my 10 different factories to keep producing units and then when I sent them into battle, they got thrashed immediately.
     
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post #10 of 121
FarCry 2....I'm 10 minutes is cool and then the repetitiveness sets in really really fast. Some cool missions every now and again but can't get myself to finish it.
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