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Beta1
18-12-2001, 12:29:26
OK then as it seems to be a trend in the GoTY thread to have your biggest dissappointment ever I thought I would start the thread.

As previously mentioned mine is eurofighter typhoon on the PC.

Its seems as if DiD have gone mad. They wrote what was and in many ways still is the best air warfare game ever in Total Air War. Its totally dynamic campaigns where you litterally had the freedom to redesign your missions from the ground up, combined with the simulation of the Hawkeye EAW battlespace controller allowing you to control your forces air defences and react to incoming threats was fantastic. And thats without touching on its simulation of the F22. The full virtual cockpit used the mouse/joystick controls well the weapons all worked as designed and the graphics were outstanding for its time (and still look darn good).

So then they write typhoon as the sequel and screw it up. They remove the EAW section entirely, fuckup the mission selection (in TAW you would be offered a choice of CAP, interdiction, escort,scramble etc at frequent intervals, in typhoon you sit around for 3 days waiting then get offered 4 naval interdiction missions simultaneously, then wait another 3 days etc.), then take the simulation and water it down until its practically an arcade game. then throw in lots of graphical bugs so you can see the undercarriage throught the fusilage etc.)

I really wish they hadnt bothered.



Dissappointment of the year nominations:

Eurofighter: Typhoon (PC) : 1

Funkodrom
18-12-2001, 12:49:35
I wonder if Civ III will win both prizes.

Mightytree
18-12-2001, 12:52:48
Dissappointment of the year nominations:

Eurofighter: Typhoon (PC) : 1
Black & White : 1

Resource Consumer
18-12-2001, 13:05:55
Not with Black and White around I suspect - and maybe a lot of people didn't have big hopes for CivIII anyway.

Eurofighter: Typhoon (PC) : 1
Black & White : 2

Vincent Fandango
18-12-2001, 13:07:18
Civ3
lalalalalala

Resource Consumer
18-12-2001, 13:12:16
Just because you weren't mug enough to buy Black and White.

Fistandantilus
18-12-2001, 13:27:48
Eurofighter: Typhoon (PC) : 1
Black & White : 3
Civ3 : 1

Tizzy
18-12-2001, 13:40:27
Chalk up another for CivIII

King_Ghidra
18-12-2001, 13:52:47
'smackdown - just bring it' for ps2

actually i don't know why i bother voting in these things - a lone console island in an archipelago of pc nerds :rolleyes:

Funkodrom
18-12-2001, 13:55:03
I voted a console game my game of the year. :D

Resource Consumer
18-12-2001, 15:51:48
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
'smackdown - just bring it' for ps2

actually i don't know why i bother voting in these things - a lone console island in an archipelago of pc nerds :rolleyes:

Go and recruit more console posters then.:p

Funkodrom
18-12-2001, 15:52:32
He can't protest anyway, he's always off to PC LAN parties. ;)

FunkyFingers
18-12-2001, 17:48:12
Biggest disappointment - all the games that have been hyped to the max only to turn out completely crap.
Actually, that's an eternal disappointment, almost the law.

I haven't really bought enough games this year to have a biggest disappointment. I'm still playing B&W, Deus Ex was awesome and SS2 is still scaring the willies out of me. Dont' think I've bought anymore this year. So, I suppose based on that lot I'd have to say B&W, even though I'm still playing it. That's pretty marginal.

Now, my most disappointing game of all time must be Shogun. Not that it was a bad game, but it had the steepest learning curve of any game I've ever played. Either that or I'm just a rubbish RTS battle commander type chap, but I got my ass well and truely whipped constantly, without remorse in that game for as long as I played it, until it depressed me so much with my lack of talent that I uninstalled it. Plus the TBS side of it was a bit hacked together compared to the rest of the game.

Long post, but ultimately a short answer. I've talked myself in to it, albeit begrudgingly

Black and White - 4
Eurofighter: Typhoon (PC) : 1
Civ3 : 1
Smackdown (PS2) : 1

Snapcase
18-12-2001, 18:29:16
I never expected anything from Black and White, so I'll say Europa Universalis.

Nav
19-12-2001, 10:07:50
Mine is definately Black & White, talk about massive overhype... and being totally underwhelmed by the game experience as a whole. I played it for less than a week, then never touched it again. (and don't plan to)

Black and White (PC) - 5
Eurofighter: Typhoon (PC) : 1
Civilization 3 (PC) : 1
Smackdown (PS2) : 1
Europa Universalis (PC): 1

Vincent Fandango
19-12-2001, 10:16:50
it's Civ3 - 2

Funkodrom
19-12-2001, 11:03:27
Funky... I didn't vote rather than vote for a game that wasn't really all that dissappointing.

Funkodrom
19-12-2001, 11:06:33
Black and White (PC) - 5
Eurofighter: Typhoon (PC) : 1
Civilization 3 (PC) : 2
Smackdown (PS2) : 1
Europa Universalis (PC): 1
Tribes 2: 1

Actually I just thought. Tribes 2. Horrible. LAN mode didn't work at all, which is inexcuseable. They knew damn well it didn't work when they released it. 1p bot mode was boring and my CD key was hacked so I couldn't play online. Need to send the CD back to the company so they can replace it but I haven't bothered because the game was so dull.

Venom
19-12-2001, 12:56:42
Didn't you vote already?

Funkodrom
19-12-2001, 13:29:04
No.

Venom
19-12-2001, 14:19:40
Hmm. I'm hallucinating again.

No longer Trippin
19-12-2001, 22:30:19
Having not bought black and white makes it a great game for me. It's so much fun to see people get their hopes up because a "game god" designed x game. How many times have we seen this before? Diakatana, SMAC, Civ 3 (although it isn't half bad, but if you were expecting game of the year material LOL), black and white.... the list just seems to go on and on.

DaShi
20-12-2001, 07:59:59
Black and White (PC) - 6
Eurofighter: Typhoon (PC) : 1
Civilization 3 (PC) : 2
Smackdown (PS2) : 1
Europa Universalis (PC): 1
Tribes 2: 1

Here's another one for you Trip. :D Though I'd like to pick Civ3. But it didn't dissappoint me. I expected a buggy mess, and poor PR from Firaxis, which is why I didn't even buy the game. :D

JAMiAM
20-12-2001, 17:55:19
For me, it was Civ3. The mid-end game tedium, bugs, and the fact that it will *never* make a good MP game ruined it for me. Not to mention that after patching, the once flawlessly running game became very unstable.

Black and White (PC) : 6
Eurofighter: Typhoon (PC) : 1
Civilization 3 (PC) : 3
Smackdown (PS2) : 1
Europa Universalis (PC): 1
Tribes 2: 1

Beta1
20-12-2001, 18:40:13
Get a grip guys - black and white was a pretty looking game about big cuddly/spiky tigers/sheep whatever. And it was. what where you expecting a solution to all the worlds problems? You got the opportunity to throw shit around and squash people with rocks what more did you want?

Funkodrom
21-12-2001, 09:35:39
That's what I got and I liked it. Was what I was expecting really...

The Mad Monk
21-12-2001, 10:54:31
Originally posted by Venom
Hmm. I'm hallucinating again.

That implies that you stopped at some point...:hmm:

Venom
22-12-2001, 01:00:38
I did. When I was asleep.

IoT
26-12-2001, 17:43:28
Civ 3 - No longer on my PC :(

Darkstar
27-12-2001, 06:35:54
ROTFLMAO!

MikeH expected Black And White to be picking up shit, and tossing it. Now, THAT'S funny.

Civ3 wasn't a HUGE disappoint for me. I was disappointed in that they didn't actually make a REAL game worthy of the Civ name, but it's doesn't suck so much I'm spitting nails just at the mention of it's name.

Black and White was a pretty big pile of shit though. Very repetitive and boring. And their Critter learning just didn't live up to 1/10th of what they hyped. Other then that, the game was just another fantasy RTS. Click. Get wood. Build this. Get wood. Build that. Get Wood. Build this... repeat ad nauseum. Toss in a Bullfrog-like spell here or there now and then for a little boredom break if you are lucky...

Let me think about it a bit more. BnW was a serious waste of money developing, but there might have been a worse one in my opinion...

Shining1
27-12-2001, 06:51:38
Nothing I actually bought was disappointing this year - a very good thing:). CivIII and Black and White were disappointments of a kind, and the extended delay in WarcraftIII was as well.

GG_Allin
30-12-2001, 20:00:30
*sigh*

Civ III.
Dammit.
I got it for Christmas and have been playing a little.
I hope it grows on me.

Funkodrom
31-12-2001, 01:16:23
Originally posted by Darkstar
ROTFLMAO!

MikeH expected Black And White to be picking up shit, and tossing it. Now, THAT'S funny.


I feel I've been misquoted.

The Management
01-01-2002, 10:04:02
In spite of an impressive late run by CivIII, the clear disappointment of the year is Black and White. Peter Molyneux will be invited to the virtual Glowie awards ceremony to pick up his award in person.