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#114230 - 09/14/03 10:00 AM Re: What was your most anticipated game that turned out to be a total bummer?
Homer6 Offline
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Registered: 04/18/02
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For me, I have to say Crystal Key and Schizm. Schizm because the disk, and replacement disk, were faulty, caused severe lags during playing (something I never experienced with the Myst series or ROTS). I have yet to continue playing Schizm because of the disks. While the graphics of Crystal Key were nice, the logic, and determining, of what needed doing left much to be desired.
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#114231 - 09/14/03 12:47 PM Re: What was your most anticipated game that turned out to be a total bummer?
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I was extremely disappointed in Sherlock Holmes, Mystery of the Mummy as I didn't feel it properly represented old Sherlock at all. In fact Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (not sure of spelling) is probably turning over in his grave as we speak.

Also, although most probably consider this more action than adventure I was very disappointed in Lara Croft's newest, TROAD.
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#114232 - 09/14/03 05:14 PM Re: What was your most anticipated game that turned out to be a total bummer?
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I would have to say 9 it remains my biggest dissapointment, mostly because like all of us BAAGS victims I could not wait to get my hands on it and kept playing and playing waiting for it to get better and it just didn't. So sad <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" />

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#114233 - 09/14/03 05:54 PM Re: What was your most anticipated game that turned out to be a total bummer?
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Registered: 07/24/03
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Thanks johnboy! Glynn, I'm sorry and I hope you feel differently about Omega Stone than I did. It was really a letdown after Riddle of the Sphinx! I also agree that Sherlock Holmes was also a letdown. frown

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#114234 - 09/14/03 11:58 PM Re: What was your most anticipated game that turned out to be a total bummer?
Glynn Offline
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No problem HavingSaidThat! I enjoyed ROTS, and figured Omega Stone would be good too! I have a "mixture" of games [10] loaded on my computer to play so maybe I will try one of the others first...:-) Glynn

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#114235 - 09/15/03 12:10 AM Re: What was your most anticipated game that turned out to be a total bummer?
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I really looked forward to enjoying Rhem. It took a week for EB games to ship it from another store for me, and I couldn't wait to start it. Boy was I disappointed! I kept getting lost, but it felt like Plumbing 101 to me, yech!
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#114236 - 09/15/03 03:11 AM Re: What was your most anticipated game that turned out to be a total bummer?
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Registered: 08/27/99
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'Of Light and Darkness' really put me into a blue funk. It was about the 4th game I bought, so beautiful and exotic. happydance
Also bought the (two pound??)book, and spent literally WEEKS reading it, trying to figure out the gameplay theory. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="confused.gif" />
When I finally loaded it, I meandered around the opening plaza for about an hour attempting to somehow get the story going, then sadly removed it from the 'puter forever and <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" /> myself to sleep.
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#114237 - 09/15/03 04:02 PM Re: What was your most anticipated game that turned out to be a total bummer?
ramona Offline
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By far, Mystery of the Druids. frown I went to the site several times checking for a release date. i then hounded the EB Games Store for weeks. Then I started playing it and hated it so much that I only played it to part 2.

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#114238 - 09/15/03 08:50 PM Re: What was your most anticipated game that turned out to be a total bummer?
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#114239 - 09/15/03 10:48 PM Re: What was your most anticipated game that turned out to be a total bummer?
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Crystal Key by a long shot! I still shudder when I think about it.

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#114240 - 09/15/03 11:00 PM Re: What was your most anticipated game that turned out to be a total bummer?
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Omega Stone

RotS is one of my very favorite games, and I was sooooooo excited about TOS. Called EB every day to see if it had arrived yet. And then when we finally got to play it....

dull
drab
depressing
boring

and completely lacking in all the FUN part of the puzzling that made RotS such a joy.

I can't say that Schizm was as much of a disappointment because we didn't have all the built-up anticipation for it. But if ever there was a game that failed to live up to its potential, Schizm has to be it.
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#114241 - 09/15/03 11:12 PM Re: What was your most anticipated game that turned out to be a total bummer?
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I forgot to mention Shivers 2 earlier. I didn't anticipate it for long, because I bought both Shivers 1 and Shivers 2 at the same time and played 2 right after 1. But after enjoying Shivers 1 so much, Shivers 2 was a total letdown.

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#114242 - 09/16/03 10:51 AM Re: What was your most anticipated game that turned out to be a total bummer?
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Had to be Star Trek New Worlds.


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#114243 - 09/16/03 11:30 AM Re: What was your most anticipated game that turned out to be a total bummer?
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I agree with you Jenny100. I love Shivers, still play it, but Shivers Two was so different. I especially didn't like the videos that you had to watch. The timed cave puzzle was the first timed puzzle I ever encounterd and I was terrible at it. <img border="0" alt="pacify" title="" src="graemlins/pacify.gif" />

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#114244 - 09/16/03 01:28 PM Re: What was your most anticipated game that turned out to be a total bummer?
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Chateau D'Or - I so wanted to love this game - it had such promise - but.......................
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