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Re: Your most crushing disappointments in gaming?
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2013, 19:52:42 PM »
The PC Engine version of Golden Axe, just how did they get this so wrong?

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Re: Your most crushing disappointments in gaming?
« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2013, 20:01:28 PM »
Oh dear that is awful! Not sure whats worse, the jerky graphics or the tinny sound fx.  :109:

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Re: Your most crushing disappointments in gaming?
« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2013, 20:02:27 PM »
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Oh dear that is awful! Not sure whats worse, the jerky graphics or the tinny sound fx.  :109:

It's a Super CD-ROM2 game too!

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Re: Your most crushing disappointments in gaming?
« Reply #48 on: December 03, 2013, 20:41:19 PM »
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Oh dear that is awful! Not sure whats worse, the jerky graphics or the tinny sound fx.  :109:

It's a Super CD-ROM2 game too!

More like a Super Shitty-ROM game!

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Re: Your most crushing disappointments in gaming?
« Reply #49 on: December 03, 2013, 20:42:05 PM »
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Very AVGN!

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Re: Your most crushing disappointments in gaming?
« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2013, 20:44:06 PM »
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Re: Your most crushing disappointments in gaming?
« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2013, 21:31:14 PM »
My biggest disappointment in gaming was many years ago. I was playing the first Grand Theft Auto game back when it was new. So, there I was - minding my own business - only running over people who derserved it...and then the game decided to teach me a lesson...

My computer resat and wouldn't start back up again. The entire harddrive was wiped - not a single file on it could be recovered (or even recognized) when I ran recovery software from my secondary computer.

...it was probably just a freak incident, but in my mind the GTA series is now associated with something pretty bad.  :14:
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Re: Your most crushing disappointments in gaming?
« Reply #52 on: December 11, 2013, 21:50:46 PM »
Here is another game that massively disappointed me when I played it recently, the Atari XL/XE version of Galaxian. Considering how good the 2600 version of this game was the A8 should have delivered a near arcade perfect translation but it's really poor. It not only plays badly but looks wrong with it's squashed graphics and the sound is an absolute insult to the POKEY chip:

[align=center:1i0uqqw3]Galaxian atari 8 bits[/align:1i0uqqw3]

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Re: Your most crushing disappointments in gaming?
« Reply #53 on: December 11, 2013, 21:52:41 PM »
Since the 5200 version likely came from that version, I can certainly understand how you feel.  That game is not a good translation and there is no good reason for it to be as bad as it is. 

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Re: Your most crushing disappointments in gaming?
« Reply #54 on: December 26, 2013, 03:24:38 AM »
The day I started SNES programming, and realized the slow CPU had to be the most overrated problem in gaming history.  It shattered my respect for the programming community.

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Re: Your most crushing disappointments in gaming?
« Reply #55 on: December 27, 2013, 01:48:28 AM »
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The day I started SNES programming, and realized the slow CPU had to be the most overrated problem in gaming history.  It shattered my respect for the programming community.

Nothing like discovering reality for yourself.  I do still hear this mentioned plenty. 

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Re: Your most crushing disappointments in gaming?
« Reply #56 on: May 25, 2014, 17:39:47 PM »
Sega games on a Nintendo / PlayStation console...come to think of it...Sonic and Mario "teaming up" and being buddies...RIP to the comical rivalry between the 2
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Re: Your most crushing disappointments in gaming?
« Reply #57 on: May 26, 2014, 01:31:43 AM »
My crushing disappointment is all of the fantastic Saturn games that staid in Japan, specifically the RPGs.  I actually think the Saturn had a superior RPG library to the PSX, such a shame.   :20:

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Re: Your most crushing disappointments in gaming?
« Reply #58 on: May 26, 2014, 01:32:50 AM »
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My crushing disappointment is all of the fantastic Saturn games that staid in Japan, specifically the RPGs.  I actually think the Saturn had a superior RPG library to the PSX, such a shame.   :20:

So true!

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Re: Your most crushing disappointments in gaming?
« Reply #59 on: May 28, 2014, 17:13:58 PM »
Ghostbusters.

Awesome movie, but massively disappointing game (and that's being kind compared to how I really want to describe it).

So many aspects of the game, which don't bare any reality to the actual movie. Awful game.