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  • What is the worst computer game purchase you ever made?

    I say purchase since there is no harm getting a game illegally if it sucks. but shelling out $50 for a crappy game is a serious blow to a cheap person such as myself . I rarely take my dates to anything more expensive than taco bell.

    My personal criteria is least amount of hours spent playing the game. For me it is star wars rebellion. I spent about 20 minutes reading the manual. And about 10 minutes playing. I set it aside intending on playing it later, but never did. I hated the interface, and did not like the way the game played.

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    Soooo much to choose from... but in recent memeroy, atleast, I'd have to say either WW2online or Black & White.
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    • #3
      Must be Survival. Luckily I could trade it in.
      Next to that, it's a toss-up between Space Bucks, Caesar and Outpost.
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      • #4
        Shogun:Total War
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        • #5
          Something I learned in the past 3 years: Play DEMOS before deciding whether to buy games or not. I made some pretty stupid decisions and bought games such as Civ:CTP1, Ring and Dark reign

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          • #6
            I don't think I've ever paid full price for a game I didn't enjoy. (I very rarely pay full price for any game; I wait for them to hit the bargain bins or flea market tables at game conventions. By doing so, I often find out from the grapevine that a tantalizing-looking game actually sucks, and avoid paying even the bargain-bin price.) Of those I got cheap, I guess the worst was Outpost.

            I don't quite agree with Dissident's way of evaluating how bad a game is. If I spend several hours on a game before realizing that it leads you inevitably to a dead-end situation, or that there's no way to actually get to the cool parts, that's worse than finding out it's unplayable in the first 30 minutes. That's why Outpost rates worse than, say, Outpost II.
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            • #7
              I would have to say the worst purchase would be Ultima 9... it was so bug ridden I could not get into it.

              Then just for least amount of time played would be F-18 Simulator. It was a rather complicated piece of work, but then I really haven't given it a fair shot.

              Dino Doc, you really should give Shogun a chance I didn't like it at first but after a while it was fun routing pikemen with my archers on a hill top. But it is all a matter of taste.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by November Adam
                Dino Doc, you really should give Shogun a chance I didn't like it at first but after a while it was fun routing pikemen with my archers on a hill top. But it is all a matter of taste.
                I would love too give it a chance if I could get the #@&!$ game to run. EA, in its infinate wisdom, has provided me with only its "extremely helpful" automated tech support.
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                • #9
                  Right I remember... couldn't get it to work yet?

                  Have you tried the video drivers? (may have to downgrade them) No luck on the Shogun forums? That's gotta suck when the damn game won't even work.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by November Adam
                    No luck on the Shogun forums?
                    Shogun forums?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DinoDoc


                      Shogun forums?
                      here's a link to the forums:

                      http://www.totalwar.com/community/forumrules.htm

                      good luck to ya.
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                      • #12
                        $ divided by hours

                        smac, played about 5 hours. it only cost me $10 or so
                        starcraft is second, 25 hours, $25
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                        • #13
                          ctp and tot......over 100$ for two coasters what was i thinking
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                          • #14
                            East Front 2, for some reason I couldn't get into it. Although I didn't try for very long.
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                            • #15
                              Hmm, the list of not very interesting games could go on for several pages

                              The recent truly dire ones whose programmers should have been quietly put down or wheeled into institutions:

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