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Most regretful purchases?

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Beans00, Jul 5, 2021.

  1. whydoibother Magister

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    BONEWORKS, a VR game that looks great in videos, and is absolutely atrocious to play.
    One of the main gimmicks is that your body has physics, allowing you to knock over things, climb seamlessly, etc. This results in cool experiences such as your hand getting stuck in a shelf while reaching to pick something up, but of course in real life its not stuck, so your real arm gets disjointed from your virtual arm and it feels surprisingly bad. Its just bad feels seeing your virtual arm spazz out like a bad ragdoll. Your brain doesn't like seeing that.
    Also the fast movement associated with jumps and falls is really good at moving stomach juices up your throat, I found.

    Was rejected a refund despite writing a big post about how the game is torture, and ended up paying $30 for about 3-4 hours of trying to make this whole thing work, in 30-40 minute sessions, regret, and "lets try again" next week.
     
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  2. Arryosha Educated

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    Bought an Atari Jaguar at launch for $250. My friend tried to talk me out of it. He said the 64 bit hype was just a marketing gimmick and that the launch titles looked bad. I wrote him off as a jealous nintendo fanboy. So then I had to pretend I really enjoyed "Cybermorph."
     
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  3. ExposedBrainMatter Educated

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    I got drunk and bought all the Creation Club content that was available for Fallout 4 for some reason, which must be a couple hundred bucks. Good lord I woke up regretting that I had 8 different dogmeat skins.
     
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  4. Justicar Dead game

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    Gothic 3, Risen 2, Oblivion and Pillars of boredome haunt my dreams.
     
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  5. Glop_dweller Cipher

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    Caligari trueSpace & dedicated Vray plugin, and other plugins; around a $1000 combined purchases.
    They were each worth the money of course, but soon afterwards Microsoft bought the company, fired everybody, and released the product for free—and they disabled Vray support.

    It would seem that they did this to acquire a modeler they could give away with built in export for their Virtual Earth service; because that's the only thing they did with it—add a Virtual Earth model export feature. Oh... and used the dev team to make that dilettante 3D modeling app that now comes with Windows.

    _______

    The only game that comes to mind as a regret for me is Ring II; but I bought it second hand used, for a pittance.
     
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  6. Melcar Arcane

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    Buy?
     
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  7. whydoibother Magister

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    Its that thing you do when in your mid 30s you have more money than time, so you switch your interaction with games from playing to paying, and you just collect them on Steam, and have ~4 hours played in each.
    Show Spoiler
    asking for a friend
     
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  8. Atchodas Augur

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    Paid 55 euros for Ass Creed Derphalla gold edition on Ubishit sale, fucking read about it on 'dex and was told its a good rpg game.

    Burn in hell faggots.

    Euros is not a big deal but wasted 100 hours of my life on that shit and its not even finished yet.
     
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  9. Mexi Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Sad Loser

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    Easily, you won this thread. Also for Fallout: 4, fucking hell, man!
     
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  10. Dexter Arcane

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    Thirty Flights of Loving, it was only two fiddy, but it's one of the few "games" I actually almost felt tricked into "experiencing". Before I realized that places like RPS and PCGamer were SJW havens mainly and used to launder their friends shitty Indie garbage, when I still naively thought they were trying to recommend overlooked gems. There are definitely some shit games that I bought and played, but nothing like this. It made me feel personally insulted "playing" it. At least it was a learning experience.

    Also To The Moon, irredeemable pretentious hipster Indie garbage.
     
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  11. MadMaxHellfire Arcane

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    pre-purchased oblivion collector's because they just ditched the latest online-checking securom and i wanted to reward them.
    never again. never forgive. never forget.
     
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  12. ferratilis Savant

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    I have only ever preordered one game - Cyberbunk. To make things worse, I built an entire new PC for it. Around 1000 euros wasted. The game was refunded, luckily. Regarding the PC, the only game that has somewhat justified the cost so far has been Kingdom Come. But at least I got the parts before the prices went wild so it's not that bad I guess. At least I don't need to upgrade for the foreseeable future. And let's be real - there's no reason to. The only games worth playing nowadays are indies, oldschool shooters, cRPGS and, if we get lucky, big IF, maybe there's a decent immersive sim here and there. Hopefully.

    Regarding preorders, a wise man once said:
     
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  13. NJClaw OoOoOoOoOoh Patron

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    I spent 44,99€ on Torment: Tides of Numenera.

    I will have to live with this fact forever.
     
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  14. iZerw Arcane

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    Wasteland 2 kickstarter, POE kickstarter and Nu-Torment kickstarter.
     
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  15. Cpt. Dallas Educated

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    Me: 'Hi, I'm Cpt. Dallas, and I also backed Tides of Numa Numa."

    crowd: 'Hi Captain.'
     
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  16. PulsatingBrain Huge and Ever-Growing Patron

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  17. Snorkack Arcane Patron

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    N64. Preorder.
     
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  18. Tiger Learned

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    Elite Dangeeous Beta. £50 down the drain. I found £10 on the street recently. I need to find another £40 before I die to go to my grave in peace.
     
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  19. Silva Arcane

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    Watchdogs: Legion.

    :negative:

    EDIT: oh, and Europa Universalis 4. What a shitty game.
     
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  20. TheEntitledOne Arcane

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    Numanuma. Cargo cult: The Game.

    :negative:

    Also RE3 remake. Got it at half price, thinking it would be close to RE2 remake:argh:
    You beat the game in like 4-8hr and there is almost no replayability, gameplay is nothing special either.
     
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  21. Morpheus Kitami Arbiter

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    I bought a compilation (for 30$) of Knights of Honor, a shitty Crusader Kings clone, some Pirates! clone that wasn't much better, and Patrician 3, which I didn't care for. Since this was at a time where I didn't buy many games and piracy wasn't an option, this hit really hard.
     
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  22. mediocrepoet First disciple of Mediocrites Patron

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    I regret my fair share of game purchases, but one of the worst ones is that I bought Dragon Age Inquisition. I'd sworn I wouldn't do it after the dumpster fire that DA2 was, but the pretty graphics and 10/10 GOAT reviews suckered me in.

    I'm not sure if they ever changed this, but you had to hold a mouse button down to autoattack and it would lock your character in place. So if you were a hair too far away, you would sit there swinging at nothing like a retard. I uninstalled shortly after realizing that.

    :despair:
     
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  23. Red Hexapus Learned

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    Tides of Numanuma... enough said :(
     
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  24. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Strap Yourselves In Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Realms of Arkania HD
     
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  25. Curious_Tongue Larpfest Patron

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    Imperator Rome.

    Brought it full price and never played it. Just watched let's plays until everyone got bored with it.
     
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