Admit it, somewhere along the winding road of this generation somebody tricked you.

Maybe trick is a harsh word, but chances are you got on board a hype train at some point that headed off into a blind alley. Or if not a hype train then a bandwagon. If not a bandwagon then perhaps a popular trend.

Now that trend is a space waster, a dust collector, a plant hanger, a boat anchor, or an empty space in your wallet. Whatever form (or lack of form) it takes, right about now you're wishing you had that money back for the new generation of goodies.

Am I the only one with a Wii collecting dust instead of games? Or maybe you wish you hadn't replaced your Xbox 360 that fifth time. I admit I almost got caught up in the motion gimmick wave with the PS Move, but the killer apps never came and I managed to avoid being hornswaggled. Did you drop a bundle on a Move bundle that got a few hours of play? Have you got a cache of plastic guitars somewhere? Did you upgrade to a 3D TV only to find the glasses give you a titanic headache?

We can't forget the games that didn't deliver what they promised either. Remember Haze and Too Human ? More recently Aliens fans could be wishing they didn't plunk down the full $60 on Colonial Marines .

While the used game market has allowed me to recoup some of the costs of games that just didn't deliver, there is a list of them I'd rather forget getting involved with. I know I have a PS Eye in a cabinet somewhere too.

What do you wish you hadn't bought this generation?

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bigrailer19
bigrailer19
7 years ago

I dont regret any of my purchases. I stand by PS Move because it made for a solid alternate way to play MAG, RE5 and Killzone to name a few. On top of that Sports Champions was good. But Ill admit I too was looking for something more, but I spent my time and had my fun with it so its hardly a regret.

My only regret is purchasing too many games. I want to enjoy them all and I plan too but sadly some get pushed aside and thats unfortunate. Theres still games Ive yet to even play and thats even more unfortunate. I still havnt played Portal 2,or Bioshock: Infinite and Im sure theres others. I just got too many games. Guess I need to get rid of a few.

Masszt3r
Masszt3r
7 years ago

Black Ops. 2. I got "tricked" into buying it because they said it would be different…

ulsterscot
ulsterscot
7 years ago

The move / sharpshooter. Yeah I enjoyed the KZ3 and resistance 3 campaigns – (and the Socomm 4 campaign was ok) but then there were no further games and its gathered dust since.

Hopefully if the ps4 camera supports it for the KZ4 campaign my trusty sharpshooter will taste helgan blood again

cLoudou
cLoudou
7 years ago

DNF…-_-#

I also bought Wonderbook, but only because it was cheap, I don't even have Move or a PSEye.

MrAnonymity
MrAnonymity
7 years ago

I am so outrageously picky that it is extremely rare that I buy something I wished I hadn't. I could go as far as to say I have made some purchases that I thought were for me but ended up being for someone else. For example, I bought the remastered DuckTales. Well, I pretty much suck at platforming – at least as far as straightforward platformers are concerned. Alas, the money was not wasted as my wife quite enjoys it. Now, I could say that I have spent a lot of money only to get rid of what I spent it on. I had an impressive PS3 library at one point, but decided I needed a break – which meant I HAD to sell all of my equipment. Oh, no… I couldn't just put it all in a box and tuck it away until a later date – I got rid of everything. So… what I spent hundreds on, I got less than half in return for. But… what can you do but move on and buy everything all over again, eh?

homura
homura
7 years ago

Enslaved. The story was praised by many but in the end I didn't like it. The concept is great but how the scenes played out is kind of underwhelming for me.

Final Fantasy XIII-2. I just wish I didn't bought it brand new.

ulsterscot
ulsterscot
7 years ago

I actually loved Enslaved – pretty game, fun story, dodgy mechanics. The Pigsy DLC was pretty grim though

big6
big6
7 years ago

I could not agree more. I had just high hopes for it.
I think of my lot of over 100 games, it stands as the only game I started, but never finished. I got about half way before stopping.

The control mechanics were just too wonky (I blame the Unreal engine on PS3) and each stage felt like an individual STAGE…not an area in the game that makes up the whole of the story.
Each level felt like a stage in Lemmings or Lode Runner or something. (not sure if anyone gets those references…oh well)

JDC80
JDC80
7 years ago

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. I had 9 bucks on me and Best Buy was selling it for 5 dollars.

Beamboom
Beamboom
7 years ago

Haha, this is easy for me: Move. That's the only thing I straight out *regret* buying.

There's also plenty of games I never should have bought but at least they gave me *some* fun. Move has just been one tirade of disappointments.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
7 years ago

The software sure wasnt there. But it was a great piece of hardware that made games like MAG and RE5 a little more interesting to play.

Beamboom
Beamboom
7 years ago

I've heard that from a few others too, but I can't understand how you really can mean it. I didn't try MAG but I did try RE5 and Killzone 3, and they were both horrible – especially RE5 became unplayable imo. The mappings of the different features just felt so wrong, and it all was just annoying.

I've tried several different games with Move, and only one worked well: The sports game that was launched around the same time as Move.
Well, Ruse worked semi-ok too. But the rest? Useless. That's my opinion on this matter.


Last edited by Beamboom on 9/30/2013 3:33:02 AM

unapersson
unapersson
7 years ago

The only move game that really worked for me was Unfinished Swan, it just seemed to work really well both for movement and actions in that game.

The tumble demo worked well but it just wasn't my sort of game, ditto with some of the lightgun style games.

Beamboom
Beamboom
7 years ago

Ah yeah – Tumble worked pretty good as well, that's true Unapersson.

In fact, things looked bright with that demo disc. It's just *nothing* worth using the stick on after that.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
7 years ago

Maybe your hand eye coordination is bad. 😉

I thought RE5 was actually more enjoyable and brought back the sense of panic. Trying so hard to get that headshot without actually being inaccurate. My accuracy actually improved in RE5. Not sure what you mean by the mapping because the actions pressed by whatever button remained the same. Not to mention you could change it. MAG was a game that it simply worked well with. Ill admit I didnt choose move over the controller but it offered an alternate enjoyment.

The best implementation though was for Heavy Rain. That was a no brainer. As soon as I started using Move with it I never used the controller again.

booze925
booze925
7 years ago

A 3D Television.
Great gimmick, horrible standard.
I could've added another 10 inches to the T.V. for the same price.

daus26
daus26
7 years ago

Speaking of Move, Sony hasn't really shown off any real tech demonstration of the new HD PSeye or Move integration. I think atm, they're focusing on the core gamers. Perhaps, when things settle down, they'll market it more.

I make my purchases very carefully, so there is none that comes to mind. However, there is one game that comes to mind that I'm glad I never purchased and that's Little Big Planet Karting. I played it for PS Plus last month, and it's just a horrible experience. The potential is great with the creation mode and stuff, but one of the most important aspect of the game, the ummm… GAMEPLAY, is horrible. It's slow, weapons are get boring and repetitive quickly and defense mechanic sucks.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

Maybe when they have a thin lineup at E3 they will offload some of that in place of stuff that matters.

Shams
Shams
7 years ago

The sharpshooter bundle, only b/c i haven't used it much, though i still plan on using it on RE5:GE, KZ3, and R3. I'd say the playstation 3d monitor since i haven't used it much, either, but, considering i got on black friday of last year for only $99, i don't think i could've gotten a better monitor for that price or even more. I'd have to say my 360 (which i sold eventually), only b/c i got a gaming laptop a couple years back that still blows away the 360 for multiplats… 3 years old, and it still rocks games. Just finished playing some Sleeping Dogs at 1080p, with high res texture pack, clocking in 30-60fps…GTA5 can wait.

Wyatt
Wyatt
7 years ago

I think the only big thing I regret buying is MAG. I thought it would be fun to play, but the mechanics were terrible, and finding a game now-a-days takes forever. Not only that, but they're shutting down the servers for it too. I guess the Move would be a bad buy as well, as I hardly touch it. But it's mostly just my laziness, not so much as I don't like it.

big6
big6
7 years ago

Sorry, I have to disagree.

MAG stands as one of the best FPS multiplayer games I've ever played. (and I've played lots)

I think MAG has a bit of a learning curve, which probably puts off a lot of people. I don't blame you for not liking it, but I think maybe you just need to give it a bit more time to get used to it.
I see a lot of FPS games now "borrow" a lot of things from MAG.

Kiryu
Kiryu
7 years ago

I have had a Playstation 3 since the start of the Generation.
Here are the list of games I bought

Uncharted:Drake's Fortune

Ryu Ga Gotoku:Kenzan(Yakuza:Kenzan)(Japanese)

Dragonballz : Burst Limit (Japanese)

Initial D:Extreme Stage (Japanese)

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm(Japanese)

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Japanese)

Ryu Ga Gotoku 3(Yakuza 3)(Japanese)

Killzone 2

Infamous

Uncharted 2:Among Thieves

Ryu Ga Gotoku 4(Yakuza 4)(Japanese)

Heavy Rain

God of War 3

Gran Turismo 5

Ryu Ga Gotoku of the End(Yakuza:Dead Souls)(Japanese)

Kilzone 3

Infamous 2

Uncharted 3:Drake's Deception

Ni No Kuni (Japanese)

Ryu Ga Gotoku 5 (Yakuza 5) (Japanese)

God of War Ascension

The Last of Us

Beyond Two Souls

Gran Turismo 6

Binary Domain (Japanese)

Deus Ex:Human Revolution

Dishonored

Grand Theft Auto 5

This Generation was a great one ,Expecting even greater things with the Playstation 4.


Last edited by Kiryu on 9/30/2013 2:53:38 AM

Sol
Sol
7 years ago

I don't, didn't, and haven't made any purchasing mistakes this gen, or any other generation I've been a part of.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

You must be some kind of superhero

Kratoskillall09
Kratoskillall09
7 years ago

Only 2 games I regret buying. SOCOM 4 is one of them. Awful campaign,game play,online. There was very few redeeming qualities. The other is Bioshock 2. I know how much its loved by many people. While it did have decent gameplay, the story just felt like a drag. Perhaps if it didn't have the Bioshock title I might have enjoyed it. I mean considering the original Bioshock and Bioshock:Infinite are 2 of the best games I've ever played, Bioshock 2 was a major let down. I'm not sure if it had to do with the addition of multiplayer or the fact that Ken Levine wasn't involved it just felt uninspired.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
7 years ago

Yah I did not have high hopes on the SP of Bioshock 2 after I played Bioshock 1, (I think ur right, Kevin not being involved with 2) but I did enjoy the MP, at first it was a pain trying to find some matches but eventually I had some patience and everything worked out okay.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
7 years ago

Wouldn't say I have any regrets, really. Sure, I've picked up some dodgy games, but I treat them as learning experiences in order to not make the same mistake a second (or third, in some cases) time. If I had to come up with one, it would be buying more games than I have the time to play. It's a little frustrating to look at my shelf and see all these games that I want to play, and just not have the time to do so. I'm blaming it on the developers for making too many games that I want 😛

Gordo
Gordo
7 years ago

For some reason a lot of games I buy I end up getting buyers remorse and trading them in. Those for the PS3 I have regretted include:

Bioshock Infinite. Never grabbed me.
COD MW. Respawn hell.
GTA IV. Nagging girlfriends.
Grand Turismo 5. Jaggies and menus.
FF 13. Grinding.

Gamer46
Gamer46
7 years ago

GTA IV and Metroid: Other M were probably my biggest disappointments but I don't know if I'd say I regret buying them. I traded the Wii in to help pay my pre-order on the PS4. Again I don't know as I'd say I regret buying the Wii since I do think it was a very good console from 2006 to 2010, but man it became completely useless after that.

___________
___________
7 years ago

im wishing i hadent replaced my ps3 the over 10th time!
but hey thats what extended warranty is for so at least it wasent too much of a expense.
gotta add move and vita to that list.
move could of been awesome, so many people refuse to play shooters on consoles because analog sticks are about as accurate as pissing in a hurricane!
move could of been the perfect way to fix that, but my god was that a half a$$ed solution!
THE half a$$ed solution to end all half a$$ed solutions!
gives a whole new meaning to the term tacked on.

vitas even worse!
it started really well with golden abyss, than gravity rush got delayed SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many times!
then it FINALLY comes out, and behind all the typically stylistic art it was a VERY thin basic repetitive game.
then resistance retribution, oh god the less said about that the better!
oh sweet the vitas getting its own AC and CoD title, two of this generations biggest franchises!
oh dear, that did not end well…….
and thats about it really.
the only good games on the vita are either ports of ps3 games like rayman, or retooled console franchises like LBP or KZM.
vitas still yet to see a title that makes it shine, a title that defines and warrants its existence.

3D has to be thrown into the midst too, not because its a gimmick, but because it just is not implemented properly.
done well 3D can be amazing, see avatar.
but thats exactly the problem, games, movies, ALL forms of entertainment, avartar is the ONLY 3D experience ive had that actually makes me say wow 3D really IS worth it!
1 experience.
ONE!?
out of, how many 3D movies and games have been released now?
we really need to wait till VR devices like the oculus rift come into the market before 3D will really hit its stride.
seeing the UE4 tech demo with the rift, the snow falling from the skies, the depth perception it gives you, the sense of scale and fear as you walk up to the imposing knight.
you just cant get that out of a your normal 3D TV.

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
7 years ago

for me its simple two things number 1 Buying a XBox 360 over The Ps3 when this generation started. after two XBox 360s I finally got a Ps3 and loving it ever since.

Number 2 getting hooked on Playstation Home sure some good things happen to me on there like me finding a girlfriend on there. Dont laugh we been together almost two years and we aready saw each other in real life & plan on moving in together real soon. Only bad thing about my addiction to Playstation Home is my back log i don't remember the last time i played & beat a game lol

bldudas1
bldudas1
7 years ago

What I regret buying? I actually regret buying my Xbox 360. It hasn't gotten much use. Most of the games I wanted to get it for I could also play on my laptop.

sobleck
sobleck
7 years ago

Haze sold me the dream with their ads, and then left me high and dry. Since then, I've been very careful before parting with my money. I never really got into LBP either. Guess its just not my thing.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
7 years ago

Resistance 3 – Considering the ending for R2, it was very tricky to make a follow up. We got a new character – Who was in the previous game but looked and acted nothing like how he was in R2. The story was bland and failed to explore any new territory, the variations of Chimera were very un-inspiring and the game was just so buggy. I played the game on two consoles and at the end of every level the game would just cut out to 10-15 seconds of pitch black. I loved Resistance 1 & 2 but R3 took the series down from being a triple A contender – Yet it got really, really positive reviews everywhere, which I simply do not understand.

Journey – I am all for abstract visuals and ambiguity but when the Journey was over, I realised I didn't understand what it was about at all. I enjoyed parts of it, but the ending really makes you feel like it was all just a waste of time.

Little Big Planet – A really good concept, the problem is the public. You give them creativity and all you get is just fans replicating other games like Mario. Gamers simply wouldn't care for a very well designed level if it wasn't themed by something they knew of, something which had been established like Mario. So while the concept was great the public ruined it.


Last edited by Vivi_Gamer on 9/30/2013 8:31:04 AM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

I really wish they had kept using Hale as well, but I enjoyed R3 quite a bit. You're right that Capelli had no relation to his former self, that character decision made no sense in the first place.

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
7 years ago

Call of Duty Modern Warfare — Through my eyes it was and still is pure garbage.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
7 years ago

Demon's Souls.
Not because it's a bad game, but it's a game not meant for me.
Killzone 3.
Really enjoyed Killzone 2 a lot, so maybe I expected too much from GG cause I find KZ3 to be disappointing.

That's it I guess.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

Demon's Souls for me too, I managed to sell it for $40 but that's $25 I wish I had back. Rarely is there a game that actually makes me mad for hours; not the kind of experience I want to pay for.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
7 years ago

Yeah, I'd be on board with Demon's Souls as well, if I had bought it and it wasn't sent to me to review.

EndZero
EndZero
7 years ago

60 bucks on Soul Calibur 4

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

Soul Calibur V for me, I don't think anybody at the company even play tested it.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
7 years ago

Good call, Luckily I spent about 1/4 the price of a retail release on the special edition (Which is very fancy) But the game is just a mess. A fighter without Survival Mode is no fighter at all in my book.

Dante399
Dante399
7 years ago

Nothing.

greg238
greg238
7 years ago

Mx alive some dbz game wish I didn't drop 40 on nw3 wen I couldn't gotten it 4 17 pre own twisted metal ssx devil may cry 4 the list gies on

shreevin
shreevin
7 years ago

Alone in the Dark. They even made the "Inferno" addition specifically for the PS3 to take care of the issues everyone complained about on the xbox. Even though it was only $10 from the bargain bin…ugh.

Simcoe
Simcoe
7 years ago

Purchased the digital version of SOCOM Confrontation because my one friend IRL was always playing it. Unfortunately, that was right before MW2 came out. Considering I was new to FPS and the game had already been out for a year, I had no chance. And since it was the digital version I was stuck with it.

The other was Starhawk, bought it Day 1. It just never had the same feel as Warhawk, and I put the hours into it. Never have I put so much time into a game that I did not like playing hoping that it would finally click.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

Did anyone buy that Tony Hawk fake skateboard? lol

greg238
greg238
7 years ago

Tony hawk used to b fun what happen

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
7 years ago

No way, I rather do the real thing.

Skate, that's what happened, but the in game camera was annoying.


Last edited by AcHiLLiA on 9/30/2013 2:44:24 PM

DjEezzy
DjEezzy
7 years ago

if anything it was move. even though it had it's place the software just lacked hardcore. The wii was another one just because it seriously lacked software too. Of course first party titles where choice but they were too few and far between. I'm going to have to say that GOW Ascension was a disappointment too. I mean it was a good game but it just didnt do it for me. Felt stale.