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Games you wish had been more successful.

Discussion in 'Gaming and PC Discussion' started by Cruentus, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. Cruentus

    Cruentus Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    Shattered Galaxy and Conquest: Frontier Wars are the ones I put down, as well as Tachyon: The Fringe. All three were awesome games that, for one reason or another, didn't get the recognition they deserved.
     
  2. Gengar

    Gengar Polymagus ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    The Force Unleashed
     
  3. Fenraellis

    Fenraellis Chief Warlock

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    I can barely say anything about the latter two, aside from seeing one of my brothers play Conquest: Frontier Wars.

    That being said, I played Shattered Galaxy for around 2 1/2 to 3 years. First as a new random, then a regiment member on the sub-planet, then of the same on the real planet. Then, that got deleted by the Faction Leader(douche >_>), and I was then part of the founding-eight of a new Regiment, passed over for leader when the original leader left, despite being the de-facto leader. Although it wasn't long before being made the actual leader, and that stayed the status quo for around a year and a half.

    I had to leave the game for a bit to attend to things for about a month and a half, and apparently by that point, pretty much all of the 'Core' members had either stopped playing or left to finally join other regiments(some of the Elite-Only regiments had been trying to poach my Core members for a long time, and even myself, but we stayed faithful in our regiment, well, until then).

    I'm rambling, but that game provided for many, many hours of entertainment. I think I only had around 7-8 resurrections under my belt by the end, but I still felt confident matching up against the likes of Einherjar in equal numbers with my regiment at my side. Tactis=Tech>Mech Apt.>Clout for me.
     
  4. JoJo23

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    Valkyria Chronicles.

    PSP versions were just not up to par
     
  5. Fenraellis

    Fenraellis Chief Warlock

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    I can second that.
     
  6. Sora

    Sora First Year

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    This might not count because it was pretty successful, but Fallout New Vegas. It's basically Fallout 3 but better, and yet most people I speak to liked 3 more. Also, that one point off metacritic score. What a bummer that must have been for Obsidian.
     
  7. Gengar

    Gengar Polymagus ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    I still want the psp VC games on vita though. Even the first one.

    It was really annoying how #2 turned into a cliche school anime though.
     
  8. Aekiel

    Aekiel Angle of Mispeling ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    I enjoyed FNV, the quests and companions were both pretty interesting, and the Vaults were awesome as usual. It's just that the whole damn place is empty. In Fallout 3 you at least had buildings scattered about the place to break up the monotony, but in FNV you've only got desert, desert and more desert.

    That's the biggest reason I prefer Fallout 3 to New Vegas.

    Also, the main quest after the major decision involving Mr House and Yes Man is a bit stale compared to the ones before it. Feels more like an after game story at that point.
     
  9. Iztiak

    Iztiak Prisoner

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    Tribes: Ascend.

    I fucking love that game but the developers just said "fuck it" and moved to Smite.
     
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  10. Red Aviary

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    Quality over quantity. I've been playing Fallout 3 again recently and I maintain that while Bethesda may have crammed more into their space, most of it was stupid as hell. Like the fucking vampires in the subway station.

    I disagree, but even so, it's better than the Hollywood blockbuster wannabe story made out of cannibalized elements of the first two games that Bethesda shat out.

    Speaking of undervalued Obsidian games, Knights of the Old Republic II.
     
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  11. Odran

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    Shattered Horizon; because after a while, just floating in space and shooting at bots gets really, really sad. I mean, at one point I just excluded the bots altogether and went silent running mode on my own.

    Jet Set Radio; talking about the port that Sega did for Steam a while back. Maybe if it was more successful, they would have ported JSRF as well. Maybe they would have made another game in the series?

    Warhammer 40k - Space Marine; now I have no idea if the game would have gotten a sequel had THQ not folded, but even so, I just wish it sold more copies (on PC) so I could have people to play Chaos Invasion with, rather than the same old stuff over and over. Even Dreadnought Assault gets dull with enough repetition.

    Dark Messiah of Might & Magic; it might have forced Ubisoft to let Arkane release that goddamn patch with the cut content they wanted to put in, instead of holding them back. We might have gotten more games like that even?
     
  12. ElDee

    ElDee Unspeakable

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    City of Heroes.

    It had a ton of ground breaking ideas and no other MMO has come close to having character customisation that good, but it never really had the subscribers it needed to live up to all that potential.

    Even with such a small (but extremely dedicated) player base, Paragon managed to hang in there for eight and a half years and add a ton of new content. It really makes me wonder what they could've done with more subscribers.
     
  13. Zeelthor

    Zeelthor Scissor Me Timbers

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    Vampire: The Masquerade.
     
  14. Anarchy

    Anarchy Totally Sirius DLP Supporter

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    Hellgate: London. Also, VTM:B like Zeelthor said. If both of the games had no been rushed out the door and given a few extra weeks, they should have been huge successes.
     
  15. Zeelthor

    Zeelthor Scissor Me Timbers

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    Which might've led to more games. <3
     
  16. Zennith

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    Starcraft 2.
     
  17. Gengar

    Gengar Polymagus ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Wot? Lol, SC2 is huge...
     
  18. TheWiseTomato

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    Bulletstorm. Game was awesome, and the most fun pure fun I've had with a game...ever, I think.
     
  19. Gengar

    Gengar Polymagus ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Pokemon Snap
     
  20. Pasta Sentient

    Pasta Sentient Disappeared

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    Slightly off topic, but for anyone unaware, here is the spiritual successor to CoH:

    City of Titans

    Essentially being made by the player base of CoH, but I have high hopes.
     
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