Games That You Wish Were Better



  • There are many games that I wish were better over the course of the last generations. Back in 2014 I was really looking forward to Murdered: Soul Suspect and it turned out to be a serious dud that looked so interesting and had some good conceptual ideas that didn't come together properly.

    Considering that I bought the game for kicks The Quiet Man should've been tons better because if it wasn't for the broken gameplay it could've been a so bad it's good kind of game and those are always a hoot.

    I could go on all day but the last game I wished was better is WWE Wrestlemania 21 on the original Xbox. The graphics were brilliant but the gameplay was a total shambles with matches that can end in one move and incompetent AI. To be honest WM21 would be an ideal wrestling game if the gameplay was decent.



  • GTA. any of them.



  • My Friend Pedro: It was very dissapointing to play after all those awesome gameplay trailers.

    Hotline Miami 2 - Wrong Number: They just killed what makes first game great with big maps and fractured unfocused story.

    Inside: First half hour was really nice but after that it just became a chore to play and ending was not worth it at all.

    Maybe I'll add some AAA games later, these are the ones that came to my mind first.



  • The Last of Us Part II



  • The vast majority of JRPGs.



  • @jdincinerator
    Completely agree with Murdered. Think I bought it on release or damn close to it, was expecting something like Ghost Trick meets Phoenix Wright, instead we got, well not that.



  • Majora's Mask. I love the concept of this game. The atmosphere and world building is amazing but it's such an annoying game to play.



  • I'm a Final Fantasy XV apologist (I genuinely loved it), but even I acknowledge that the story is a mess that had been cut to shit. Still hoping for a Final Fantasy Versus XV.2 Royal Edition S Director's Cut Remake in 20 years that acts as a synthesis of all the present XV materials while adding back in all the content that was clearly cut and reworked over the tumultuous development.



  • @naltmank Did you ever replay with the additional content & DLC? Its still a bit of a mess but it really improves the story quite a bit.



  • @paulmci27 My first playthrough was actually the Royal Edition, yeah, and I loved all the DLCs (Episode Ignis was especially good IMO). Even watched all of the extra media, but even with those additions I can't ignore the fact that Luna and Ravus's development is non existent, Iedolas is completely forgotten about until all the sudden you have to fight him, and key moments happen off-screen and/or in supplementary materials. You shouldn't have to read about dramatic occurrences that shake the structure of the world you're playing through in tiny game text. Like I said, though, I love it warts and all, and really think that the core themes of the game (and how they play out through the central cast) are strong enough for me to ignore most of these issues.



  • You're right about Luna & Ravus shame we never got that DLC even though it should have been included in the main game.



  • @paulmci27
    Isn't there a book that covers all the scrapped DLC? Forward onto Dawn or something like that?



  • @dmcmaster I never knew that came out. Better than nothing I guess. I must look into that to see if it was any good.



  • @paulmci27
    Double checked it was meant to be just a expanded Epilogue to a new ending added in the DLC, before just adding the story content of the DLC into



  • So I'm actively replaying FF15 and I completely forgot about the random "Several Days Later" after your encounter with Titan and after you get the Regalia back



  • Gravity Rush 2, game has garbage mission and game design, but the vibes and feeling are spot on, was a shame that playing it was so boring that I had to drop it, the writting was also very poor but I could have looked past it if the game were fun, but it isnt.



  • @bard91 Oh man, so spot on.
    The was a game I turned on just to fly around it because it was so beautiful to look at and cozy to be in.
    Then we lost power one night while I was playing and lost about 3 hours of progress and haven't played again. Fuck that.



  • God, so many. So many western developed games started a steady decline in quality during the latter parts of the 2000's and beyond.

    Deus Ex HR was a big disappointment as was Fallout 3, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Bioshock and many more.

    These games should have been better, it's more than just a wish.



  • @sheria said in Games That You Wish Were Better:

    God, so many. So many western developed games started a steady decline in quality during the latter parts of the 2000's and beyond.

    Deus Ex HR was a big disappointment as was Fallout 3, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Bioshock and many more.

    These games should have been better, it's more than just a wish.

    lol after 10 years still think Deus Ex HR was disappointing sher. on other hand I beleive MD was disappointment.

    especially compare to crap like cyberpunk, you will see Deus Ex HR offer everything better.

    anyways I go with Cyberpunk as it could be lot better if it was not open world game.



  • I know it's a controversial opinion, but I really just don't like Final Fantasy XII very much. I try to get into it very couple of years (most recently about a week ago), and I just wish everything was better. I wish Vaan was a more compelling character. I wish combat was more fun. I wish the plot was better explained so I don't feel like an idiot for not knowing what's going on.

    I know someone will feel the opposite on all those points, and feel combat is exceptional and freeing, and the plot is deep and makes you look closely at politics. But I just don't share in the sentiment. I just really want to love it as a Final Fantasy fan.