Recently-abandoned games Page 271

  • Mola_Ram 22 Mar 2020 03:29:26 23,704 posts
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    Roundguard

    It's a dungeon crawler, with Peggle. I'd never played Peggle before, and thought "eh, I need something light, how bad could it be?"

    Fucking hell it's pretty bad. The graphics are bad (though I guess they'd be fine if you like mobile games like Angry Birds), the humour is bad (LOL THE GHOSTS ARE POSTING ON INSTA, OMG MY SIDES), and Peggle is bad. And if you say "but Mola, I like Peggle, it's whimsical and fun"... no you don't. Stop lying to yourself.

    Abandoned with a vengeance. I want a refund, though probably won't get one.

    Edited by Mola_Ram at 03:44:59 22-03-2020
  • Mola_Ram 22 Mar 2020 03:34:07 23,704 posts
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    Oh, and I've heard it described in places as an RPG (which is one of the reasons I got it). That is a flat-out lie, it'd be like replacing all the sprites with balls and calling it a sports game.
  • Malek86 22 Mar 2020 07:00:31 10,092 posts
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    Generally speaking, when you hear a sales pitch like "this is a [genre] mixed with a RPG!", it will usually just suck.

    Creature in the Well could have been so good. Could have been...
  • AddyB- 22 Mar 2020 07:55:30 705 posts
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    @Mola_Ram

    Interesting. I think roundguard is good fun. It's no peggle though. I love that game.
  • monkman76 22 Mar 2020 08:04:27 16,094 posts
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    Stop lying to yourself Addy.
  • Mola_Ram 22 Mar 2020 08:06:14 23,704 posts
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    Exactly, you know that it's bad, you just refuse to see the truth.

    But speaking seriously, it's fine if people like Peggle or whatever
  • rice_sandwich 22 Mar 2020 08:09:21 6,436 posts
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    I have clearly wrongly enjoyed Roundguard. I will try some generic brown FPS games instead.
  • Mola_Ram 22 Mar 2020 08:10:25 23,704 posts
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    It's good that you understand that you were wrong. That is the first step towards recovery.
  • JamboWayOh 22 Mar 2020 11:34:29 19,341 posts
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    God, it was terrible. So janky, especially galling as it was unreal 4,you could never tell tbh.
  • JamboWayOh 22 Mar 2020 11:40:44 19,341 posts
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    I tried but it just felt so cheaply made production wise.
  • Darth_Flibble 22 Mar 2020 12:07:48 4,241 posts
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    The combat in Vampyr was fucking bad (no idea why the devs thought it was shippable) but had on disc and you could give yourself infinite XP which made the combat a breeze. I liked the story and setting but fuck it was janky
  • Darth_Flibble 22 Mar 2020 12:29:36 4,241 posts
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    AC odyssey: Fate of Atlantis, Episode 1

    Glad I got the DLC for ep 1 for free a while back and been playing it since thursday as the main game is free over the weekend on Live and PSN

    While the new area looks really nice, the gameplay is really generic shit and the game forces you to clear out camps of soldiers and burn supplies again, destroy soldiers. This DLC is horribly bloated like the main game (yeah that was some good parts but it has hours and hours padding, so people think they are getting value for money) The DLC feels like a checklist of boring tasks to do

    I hope ubisoft reboot the series to make it more of a game about assissans again and not some action-fighter with RPG lite to sell xp boosters and other MTX. As the devs could of made a nice action=rpg (they started to in odyssey) Maybe they should take elements of Hitman with RPG elements
  • JamboWayOh 22 Mar 2020 12:53:13 19,341 posts
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    Hopefully they make the player animation a bit more weighty, so it doesn't look like your skating on ice.
  • DrStrangelove 22 Mar 2020 17:20:15 15,153 posts
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    Watch Dogs (still free on EGS)

    Spending 10 minutes to even get the game running because of uPlay crap certainly didn't get me into a favourable mood. Then go through like 5 minutes of staggeringly uninteresting introductory cutscenes. Then start the tutorial, realise it's got the same crappy cover mechanics as The Division. Then realise that all this hacking stuff is dreary AF. Then just don't give a fuck anymore and get caught. Then uninstall.

    It's rare that a game gives me such a horrible first impression that I don't even finish the tutorial section. But everything about it to that point was absolute garbage. Nothing suggests this game could ever be fun or interesting in any way whatsoever.

    Oh, and you have to rebind keys because the standard TAB for weapon wheel doesn't do anything.

    Ubisoft truly is the worst publisher. I'm done with them now, for good. I won't even install free Ubi games anymore, what a waste of time.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 17:42:00 22-03-2020
  • Malek86 22 Mar 2020 18:28:35 10,092 posts
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    I didn't like Watch Dogs (doesn't help that I played it on the Wii U, where the framerate would often drop into single digits), dropped it after a few hours. But it did have a few neat things. Hacking the bank accounts of random NPCs to transfer funds into your own was a pretty cool idea, although in practice it didn't amount to much. It was also nice how every NPC had a compromising bio.

    But other than that, yeah, it was more or less GTA with crappy shooting and an abysmal presentation. I'm amazed that they made a sequel.
  • DrStrangelove 22 Mar 2020 21:09:15 15,153 posts
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    its-H1ggyLTD wrote:
    I think you meant 'the best cover mechanics of all time'.
    What

    Mass Effect Andromeda has better cover mechanics than that
  • AddyB- 22 Mar 2020 21:21:21 705 posts
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    I quite liked the hacking and some of the mini games on WD.
  • Bichii 24 Mar 2020 10:29:04 3,091 posts
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    @MrAGSystems I challenge you to 4 weeks of positive posts only. Do you accept?
  • azurelas_2 24 Mar 2020 10:43:42 2,028 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    Watch Dogs (still free on EGS)

    Spending 10 minutes to even get the game running because of uPlay crap certainly didn't get me into a favourable mood. Then go through like 5 minutes of staggeringly uninteresting introductory cutscenes. Then start the tutorial, realise it's got the same crappy cover mechanics as The Division. Then realise that all this hacking stuff is dreary AF. Then just don't give a fuck anymore and get caught. Then uninstall.

    It's rare that a game gives me such a horrible first impression that I don't even finish the tutorial section. But everything about it to that point was absolute garbage. Nothing suggests this game could ever be fun or interesting in any way whatsoever.

    Oh, and you have to rebind keys because the standard TAB for weapon wheel doesn't do anything.

    Ubisoft truly is the worst publisher. I'm done with them now, for good. I won't even install free Ubi games anymore, what a waste of time.
    This. Very much this.

    Doesn't help that I paid actual money for it because I was caught up in the hype.
  • Tomo 24 Mar 2020 11:43:28 17,702 posts
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    azurelas_2 wrote:
    DrStrangelove wrote:
    Watch Dogs (still free on EGS)

    Spending 10 minutes to even get the game running because of uPlay crap certainly didn't get me into a favourable mood. Then go through like 5 minutes of staggeringly uninteresting introductory cutscenes. Then start the tutorial, realise it's got the same crappy cover mechanics as The Division. Then realise that all this hacking stuff is dreary AF. Then just don't give a fuck anymore and get caught. Then uninstall.

    It's rare that a game gives me such a horrible first impression that I don't even finish the tutorial section. But everything about it to that point was absolute garbage. Nothing suggests this game could ever be fun or interesting in any way whatsoever.

    Oh, and you have to rebind keys because the standard TAB for weapon wheel doesn't do anything.

    Ubisoft truly is the worst publisher. I'm done with them now, for good. I won't even install free Ubi games anymore, what a waste of time.
    This. Very much this.

    Doesn't help that I paid actual money for it because I was caught up in the hype.
    This is basically 80% of AAA contemporary gaming in a nutshell.
  • PazJohnMitch 24 Mar 2020 11:44:42 15,797 posts
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    Kind of agree with MrAGS on this. Keep this thread grumpy.

    I disagree with most of his and other people’s posts here but I consciously come here to disagree with them.
  • Mola_Ram 24 Mar 2020 11:47:36 23,704 posts
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    I don't know about you, but I'm usually pretty positive about games that I've just abandoned.
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