Up For Debate - What's Been Your Biggest Gaming Disappointment of 2017?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Dec 30, 2017 2:00 PM
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For many, 2017 was a year of inconsistencies. It’s arguably played host to one of the finest line up of games in a year, ever, yet it’s also been host to some of its biggest controversies. This was the year of Nier Automata, microtransactions, Nintendo Switch, casualised racism, AMD Ryzen, and Mass Effect Andromeda.

For me, mine’s probably a little different from the norm. My expectations for Mass Effect Andromeda weren’t sky-high as I think the original games are only average-to-good in the first place, while I had my fill of Battlefront with the original back in 2015.

2017 was a year of few major disappointments in gaming, personally. I was a little disappointed in humanity for some bizarre pocket of civilisation angry that you kill Nazis in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, but for me, the winner has to be Call of Duty: WWII. I wasn’t quite prepared for just how turgidly boring it would be. I was always a fan of the earlier COD WW2-era games, and I’m not particularly interested in the modern warfare or near future offerings, so after the reveal trailer, my expectations were cautiously high that the campaign could deliver. Boy, was I wrong. The campaign has so little to redeem it; there’s no reason why you shouldn’t watch Band of Brothers again instead. If you value your time or your money, I’d advise you give it a wide berth.

So with all of this year’s greatness, what has stood out as the biggest gaming disappointment for you? Did any specific game not live up to your expectations, or is there a wider trend such as loot crates that let you down?

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00:26 Jan-07-2018

I'd say Battlefront 2, but my expectations for that game were extremely low to begin with.


I think CoD WWII was a bigger disappointment. The multiplayer beta ran horribly and the campaign walkthrough I watched on youtube was so bad that the guy playing it gave up after a few missions. My hopes were high from the trailers claiming the game would focus on realism, but in the end that was just a lie.

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09:16 Jan-02-2018

W I N D O W S 1 0 ¯_(?)_/¯

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16:45 Jan-02-2018

S O M E T E C H S U P P O R T G U Y N O T L E A R N I N G H O W T O U S E W I N D O W S 1 0 ¯(?)

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21:16 Jan-02-2018

umm I see my post wasn't understood the way I intended xD
I meant the overall lack of any gaming support, be it DirectX12, XBOX integration, UWP Store integration, Gaming Mode etc...



  • correct me if I'm wrong, but all those hyped features somehow all failed, didn't they?

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21:37 Jan-02-2018

I'd say they did pretty decent. DX12 has shown good capability but has been poorly utilized by devs, including first party MS ones. Windows now has a built in game recorder which is pretty good for the casual market. Xbox integration is actually pretty great but I don't use Xbox so I don't care. UWP store... I mean... it's there. Gaming mode, these were always a gimmick ever since I first tested this back in Windows 7 on an i3-350M. Nothing new. But Since it's there, I guess it's nice to know that the OS optimizes itself, even though it gives me about an extra half a frame.

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16:18 Jan-01-2018

Mafia 3 made me cry :(

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21:37 Jan-01-2018

Mafia 3 was released in 2016

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22:33 Jan-01-2018

true that.

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06:53 Dec-31-2017

Destiny 2. Loot boxes weren't bad enough, they had to lie about xp as well. The whole mess with shaders too. Greedy f*cks. Shadow of War. Loot boxes in a single player game and then using a dead colleague to make money. Even Assassin's Creed Origins has loot boxes, only god knows why Ubisoft hasn't been taken to task for building the entire equipment system around them.

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15:03 Jan-01-2018

Set lootboxes and asides and look at the actual game, were they bad? You seem to judge a game solely on how they handle lootboxes.
I found Assassin's creed Origins and Shadow of War very enjoyable without spending a single dime on lootboxes. You only ruin it for yourself if you don't take your time and enjoy the content.

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16:17 Jan-01-2018

I agree with what you said. Assassin's Creed Origins and Ghost Recon Wildlands were great games for me this 2017 and had enough gameplay and story to indulge. Some games have microtransaction and like you said, you only ruin it for yourself if you buy them. But, still, I find it gross that companies would practice this on their SP games. It's like they're want to encourage you to unlock items sooner.

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05:17 Dec-31-2017

mass effect andromeda I was so hype that the series will continue but omg I dont know if its the people/dev behind this are incompetent or just dsnt care anymore also mafia 3 it was like the arcade version of mafia series with all the ubisoft stuff such as eagle eye and the stuff plus the sky box is ugly as fck.

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03:06 Dec-31-2017

Outlast 2 was an abomination. I loved the first game but the sequel was just boring and gross. The low point of a year that produced excellent horror titles like RE7, Evil Within 2, Doki Doki Literature Club (yikes, that was horrifying) and even Prey I guess.

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01:49 Dec-31-2017

Middle Earth : Shadow of War. My most anticipated game and.. i felt kinda letdown. Shame.

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00:13 Dec-31-2017

I did not play most of the games released in 2017 but i did play wolfenstein 2 and i was done with the story after 13h. Yeah there are still all but one machinekommanders left and i did not got the 3rd upgrade for the body but it felt like story over und i got bored. Even old blood lasted way longer in my memories.

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23:47 Dec-30-2017

MASS EFFECT ANDROMEDA. Its still difficult to believe I uninstalled a ME game the year it was released. The other ME games remained on my drive for years. Marvel Heroes shutting down was also one for me.

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23:16 Dec-30-2017

I should have never bought Mafia III [s]on sale[/s].

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16:19 Jan-01-2018

I tried the demo and it wouldn't even launch lmao. Hell no was I getting the game even on discount.

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22:14 Dec-30-2017

I didn't have high expectations for Battlefront 2, since I didn't like Battlefront 1. Didn't buy either of them, but I still couldn't help but be disappointed with Battlefront 2, since it had so much potential to improve upon BF1's shortcomings, only to **** on it with an incomplete campaign (on launch) and a P2W Multiplayer model. The BETA's were enough.

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00:15 Dec-31-2017

I bought bf2 3 days ago and the campain still is boring short and the rest of the game is not that bad but i still wont play it because i got it on ps4 and its way better on pc... withlut mouse i aint nothing in pvp

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21:58 Dec-30-2017

mass effect andromeda

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21:37 Dec-30-2017

LawBreakers
I was quite hyped for it but didn't really "feel" it when I tried but I still expected the game to get popular since an fps game like that didn't really exist before it, hence why I was so hyped for it.

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21:13 Dec-30-2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda. I was so certain the game will be good that I even preordered it -_-

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20:18 Dec-30-2017

For me, it'd probably be Ghost in the Shell. They finally stopped losing players and at such a critical moment they push a bad update and decide to simply kill it. bg

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19:51 Dec-30-2017

ME: Andromeda

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19:39 Dec-30-2017

I would say ME:A but it was pretty predictable. Especially after they announced they were following the Dragon Age formula.


Other than that, I had a great year of gaming. Games like D:OS2 and XCOM:WOtC actually exceed my expectations massively. I'd say that my 2017 gaming experience was better than anticipated.

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18:11 Dec-30-2017

Star Wars Battlefront 2, just saying it out of protest!

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19:32 Dec-30-2017

Do you have your own opinion?

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17:26 Dec-30-2017

ps4pro

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17:14 Dec-30-2017

Greed.

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