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Added by Mr. Lays on 25 Jan 2011 07:27
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The Letdown: VideoGames

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Fable - Xbox
One of the most ambitious games of it's time. It was supposed to do everything that you ever wanted and even cut your grass and pay off that credit card of yours. Lets just say that it fell a little short.

The Verdict: "Well this isn't what the f*** I was promised!"
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Super Mario Bros. 2 - Famicom and NES
By no means a bad game, but it just changed the formula so much it scared much of the dedicated fan base.

The following Wiki entry explains the reason why Super Mario Bros. 2 is such a departure form the original:

Unlike the majority of other Mario titles, Super Mario Bros. 2 was not developed from the ground up. Rather, it is a redesign of the Japanese Family Computer Disk System game "Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panikku" (夢工場 ドキドキパニック, lit. "Dream Factory: Heart-Pounding Panic"[3]). Nintendo's original sequel to Super Mario Bros. was released in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2 in 1986; however, because of that game's difficulty and its close similarities to the original game, Nintendo decided not to release it in the West at that time. Because Super Mario Bros. 2 is a redesign of a non-Mario game, the game differs greatly from the original Super Mario Bros., though many elements from the game have since become part of the Mario series canon. The redesigned Western version of Super Mario Bros. 2 was released in Japan in 1992 under the title Super Mario USA (スーパーマリオUSA Sūpā Mario Yū Esu Ē?), and in 1993 a 16-bit remake of the original Japanese version was released to the rest of the world as Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels as part of Super Mario All-Stars.

The Verdict: "Well this isn't what the F*** I was promised!"
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People who added this item 240 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Devil May Cry 4 - PlayStation 3
"So, there's two Dantes?" Utter confusion plagued this game until finally more information cleared it up. Your new playable character resembled Dante plenty, but played...somewhat different. Capcom promised the geeks that this installment would change up the now getting stale hack 'n slash formula. Gamers' eagerly awaited for this and got exactly what they wanted. The same damn thing! Then proceed to complain about it. Like me!

The Verdict: "Well this isn't what the f*** I was promised!"
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People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 0
Death By Degrees - PlayStation 2
A spin-off of a fighting game!? Yeah, it may have seemed like a good idea to expand the Tekken franchise, but personally I think in the back of gamers mind we knew that it would suck. And yes, it did. Marred with shitty camera angles and an even worse fighting system (you used the analog sticks for combat) it never stood a chance.

The Verdict: "Oh well, f*** it!"
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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 0
WWF Raw - Xbox
Aside from the numerous delays and the outdated roster, this game was going to assist in many more Xbox units sold. The biggest problem though had to be one face button did everything from pinning an opponent, entering and exiting the ring, grabbing items and many other things. Even more tragic, in my opinion, is that the "inferior" PS2 Smackdown, franchise never missed a beat.

The Verdict: "How the f*** could you mess this up!"
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People who added this item 54 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
Army of Two: The 40th Day - PlayStation 3
I can live with the first game being sub-par, but really EA. Damn, get it together! This sequel may have addressed some of the issues that plagued the first one, but it created a host of new ones in return. Close but no dice!

The Verdict: "How the f*** could you mess this up!"
(Especially considering the fact that a few basic changes need to be fixed.)
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Final Fight 3 - Super famicom and SNES
In my personal opinion, I like my beat 'em up genre games like my drug deals with the cartels: plain and simple. In this final installment Capcom tried something new, the "Super Move Gauge", or something named that. Instead of being focus on kicking ass 2D style, you were constantly forced to eye your Gauge then the moment it reached max, use it. ASAP. Why? Because the damn thing depleted out if it wasn't used.

The Verdict: "How in the f*** could you mess this up!"
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After the sheer awesomeness that was the first game, you would imagine that not much overhauling would be required to make the sequel...sadly, not enough. The game is just soulless. I guess that would be the best word to describe it. You'll painfully notice it after the first hour or so of gameplay. Fail!
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Halo 3: ODST - Xbox 360
This obliviously isn't a bad game. Is it a disappointment though...yeah. You are not playing as Master Chief, but an annoying weak rookie. The saving grace though was the amazing "Firefight" mode. Just that mode is worth the $60 alone. (Eh, almost.)

The Verdict: "How in the f*** could you mess this up!"
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Need for Speed: ProStreet - PlayStation 3
I do understand why some franchises take bold attempts to attract new audiences, but this is one of the biggest 180 in gaming this generation. NFS:Most Wanted is the best in the franchise (I have not played NFS: Hot Pursuit yet.) to date and I expected the inevitable follow up (Carbon does not count), but then we gamers got this...ugh. We were promised to forget all about busting down the cops, being virtual badass and go legit. We were sold a dream.

The Verdict: "This isn't what the f*** I was promised!"
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People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 0
How in the f*** does I/O Interactive mess this up again?

The Verdict: "How in the f*** does I/O Interactive mess this up again?"
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People who added this item 272 Average listal rating (164 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Sonic Adventure - Sega Dreamcast
What in the f*** was this?! Sonic is one of the most beloved characters in all of gaming and Sonic Team just seems like they want to kill him by any means necessary.

The Verdict: "How does Sonic Team F*** this up!"
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People who added this item 676 Average listal rating (479 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
I know, I know, some may call this nitpicking, but if there was a flaw in this game, it would have to be all of the damn excessive cut scenes. For every 20 minutes of gameplay we were treated to 45 minutes of cut scenes. As much as I love Hideo Kojima's storytelling and the amazing story lines in the Metal Gear universe this was ridiculous. Just hope that you made a f***ing pot of coffee before you start. Hideo should just fullfill that dream and feature film direct already.

The Verdict: "This isn't what the f*** I was promised!"
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People who added this item 113 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
Army of Two - Xbox 360
Damn did I ever want to enjoy this game! I just couldn't. The bragged about A.I. system promised to change the way we gamers feel about it. Fail. The button mapping also was terrible and another major culprit. One button to revive your fallen teammate, run, and drag that same teammate to safety. Then the icing on the proverbial cake was the cringing dialog between the two main characters. It just was so...frat boyish. I do not know the age of the average gamer, but damn, why make them so immature through the whole game?

The Verdict: "This isn't what the f*** I was promised?"
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People who added this item 50 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 4.4 IMDB Rating 0
State of Emergency - PlayStation 2
Very seldom does Rockstar (playing publisher in this instance) drop the ball. I know that such a company of this talent and track record should catch a break, but this was horrendous. The gameplay felt like it was thrown together overnight and (I am not a graphics whore in the least bit) it was a graphical nightmare.

The Verdict: "Well this isn't what the f*** I was promised at all!"
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People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
How in the world does EA continually mess this game up? Do they figure that the continuous barrage of medicore gameplay will eventually wear us down. Maybe gamers' will finally say, "Well it isn't as terrible as the last game, so let's give it a pass.". Well, fuck you, EA, because I am not going to. You want my money, give me a better product.

The Verdict: "How do you f*** this up!"
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 0
Fighting Force 2 - PlayStation
Who developed a sequel and cuts out the fundamental aspect of the first game. Co-op! Who does that! Needless to say this game was an utter failure.

The Verdict: "How do you f*** this up!"
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People who added this item 83 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 0
I hyped this game up so much to myself that I was utterly setting myself up for some type of disappointment. Honestly, I enjoyed the first half of the game right up until the jungles. The storyline is one of the strongest points in my opinion, gameplay not so much. Aiming was weak and hard to control. The A.I. didn't help either.

The Verdict: "This isn't what the f*** I was promised!"
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People who added this item 276 Average listal rating (146 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 0
Devil May Cry 2 - PlayStation 2
Want to know the quickest way to destroy a franchise? Have one of the boss battles include an f***in' infected helicopter. Yes, you did read that correctly.

The Verdict: "How do you f*** this up!"
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Enter the Matrix - GameCube
Many of us average folks may not know, or for that matter appreciate, the work that goes into developing a video game, and as a gamer it is disheartening to say that a game is horrible. But it feels like Shiny Ent. didn't even try. This comment says it best:

"In more than 20 years of playing games, I have never seen a console game as obviously unfinished and rushed to market as Enter the Matrix. ... This game is a complete mess, and that's the only thing complete about it."(EGM, August. 2003)

The Verdict: "Oh, well f*** it!"
(It's a licensed game, what did you expect!)
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Biggest Letdowns. Doesn't necessarily mean that the game was terrible. Possibly it promised too much or maybe used "bait and switch" marketing. Overall the game was just an utter fail in some aspects.

Here is the ratings (with an unnecessary F-Bomb added just for the hell of it!):

1. Oh well, F*** it! (I knew that this game would suck!)
2. Well this isn't what the F*** was Promised at All!
3. How in the F*** could they mess this up! (I didn't expect this game to suck!)

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Posted: 6 years, 10 months ago at Feb 12 13:31
I just bought DMC2, so I hope you're wrong about it
though I bought it more to complete the series
I can definately agree with enter the matrix
and how in MGS:Sons of Liberty; that the cut scenes are just too much
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Jul 26 1:39
Devil May Cry 2 was just a giant bore, and the fact that it involved helicopters the way it did was soul crushing. Thankfully 3 came along to be badass.
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Nov 5 4:24
all the fable games are let downs simple as that
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Nov 5 5:58
I totally agree with Enter the Matrix. Nice list!
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Jul 11 21:18
I was diggin this until Final Fight 3, that game's the best.

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