your biggest upsets and hype causers of the year

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As a JRPG fan, the delay of both FF15 and Persona 5 knocked the wind right out of my sails. >.<

Not much gaming-related hype for me, this year, either. I enjoyed the witcher 3 WAAAAAY more than I expected, since I disliked the second, but as a result of my low expectations, I was never exactly hyped for it.
 

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Biggest Disappointment um......Well I am pretty disappointed that Mick Gordon left Killer Instinct. He not only is a great composer and made an amazing soundtrack for the game.

But he was also a fan of Killer Instinct so he had my trust. Now he's gone I'm a little uneasy with the new guys they have brought in.

My second one would be MKX.
Drab visuals, uninspired costume designs for characters in a fighting game. Half of them looked like they belonged in Call of Duty, Way of the Samurai or Deus Ex. Way too low key.

And then there was the fucking aaawful story. I just don't get what the hell is happening with NRS.
And in this day and age how can you make a fighting game and let the online be that AWFUL! How can you? This is 2015! You should know better. That should be a top priority to make that thing run smoothly. HOW DO YOU FUCK THAT UP!?

As far as disappointments go that's all I can throw in because I don't have those over glorified black boxes that can play the Witcher 3 and *shrugs* name another title that has come out for those things this year. I still really can't think of much that is worth the jump. It's all money grubbing schemes these days with unfinished 80 dollar games.

As for my hype. It's pretty much on Nintendo and 2016 honestly. Yoshi is finally coming my way so I can indulge in that cuteness and Xenoblade is still a thing this year so yay there. And then Deus Ex and Mighty No next year and Gears of War 4 which looks like it will is actually about more than just being a SUPER DUPER MACHO MAN BRA!
 

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Persona 5's delay caused me a great deal of emotional distress

as for hype, Bloodborne and Witcher 3 were great, I'd never played a Souls game or a Witcher game so I went in with 0 expectations on both and they blew me away
 

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Still psyched for No Man's Sky, if that ends up coming out in 2015, and Fallout 4. That's about it, I won't have time for more anyway.

Disappointments I haven't really had yet. Having a great time with SOMA so far, I ended up enjoying World of Warships a lot more than I thought I would and otherwise I've been playing games I already owned which I all love dearly. Yeah the year's been pretty damn Zen when videogames are concerned.
 

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I'm upset at Larian for launching a KickStarter yet again, when I'm out of spare cash.

No hype here, I honestly don't care about anything coming out in the next few months. I'll grab Fallout 4 when it will be thoroughly beta tested by the community and the unofficial patch mods will be out, along with the inevitable DLC bundled edition.
 

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As for past disappointments, we were supposed to get Rock Band Japan however many years ago...I would have rather had that than Rock Band 4 but I realize I'm in the minority when it comes to people who realize just how hard Seikima II, The Gazette and, Detroit Metal City rock out.
This past disappointment is now my current disappointment...

OT: Not having a Wii U yet... I have 3 (technically 4) Wii U games on standby and every time I make enough money to buy the system, something important pops up in my life that eats away those funds like a thieving Munchlax... Also, knowing that the collector's edition for Tales of Zestiria was only available for the PS4, another system I don't have right now, did semi-upset me even after pre-ordering it because I never want to miss out on a Tales of collector's edition...

Other than that, the one thing that both upset me as well as got me hyped was Kingdom Hearts 2.8 because on the one hand, it's 1/3 Dream Drop Distance in HD, 1/3 playing as Aqua on the same engine being used to make Kingdom Hearts 3, and 1/3 "prequel lore" for the series in general... AND YET on the other hand, it's coming out on the PS4, which (to repeat myself) I don't have right now...
 
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I'm aghast that I'll be the first one to say that Komani has cancelled Silent Hills for no other reason than they want to make us destroy them.

Silent Hills.

I knew Runic wasn't going to make Torchlight 3. Their reasoning is weak. There are plenty of us who don't want to be a slave to Diablo's always online and actually enjoyed being able to customize their playing experience.

I even played some Diablo. I was not moved that I died several times to their lag spikes.
 

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My biggest upset was "holy shit Black Ops 3 is actually really fun." I had absolutely no hype for this game whatsoever. The trailers made it look awful, and I hadn't bothered playing a Call of Duty game in since MW3, which had utterly destroyed any interest I had in the series. Then I got a Black Ops 3 beta code thanks to the the escapist, and downloaded the beta to try it out (because who doesn't like getting into a beta, regardless of interest in the game) and was absolutely blown away. The movement felt good, the abilities felt good, each of the guns felt unique and nothing seemed too overpowered or broken. Played the beta for a good 15 or so hours and preordered the game. This game is basically what I wanted Titanfall to be.

Biggest hype causer is currently Just Cause 3. The building destruction just looks so good, and I've always been a sucker for a good grappling hook (and interesting movement systems in general).

Biggest disappointment was Batman Arkham Knight on PC. I was really really excited for the game, then I got it for free with my new graphics card and was stoked to play it until it turned out the PC port was utterly broken. Still haven't installed the game and any hype for it has already shriveled and died over the last 4 months or so. Now I'm not even sure if I'll bother playing it despite Arkham Asylum and Arkham City being 2 of my favorite games from last gen.
 

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the expansion to Civ Beyond Earth, now known as CivBERT. I didn't have great expectations for it because they obviously didn't understand where the actual problems were, it just feels like they wasted effort into adding lots of new stuff and even acted all excited like it would actually make the game really good but when you think about it, ignoring or not figuring out the problems and going ahead with it actually made it worse. Biggest disappointment of the year by far
 

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Sword of the Stars II was a real disappointment for me. I loved the first one but the second one was just a huge disappointment. At least I got Endless Space.
 

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Casual Shinji said:
MGS5 was quite a bummer. It's one of those games where you keep playing it for hours and hours for the namesake alone, unaware of the fact that you're really not having much fun at all. The first Metal Gear Solid I ever traded in, and with a series that has MGS4 that's saying a lot.

Batman: Arkham Knight gave me a similar experience. Not terrible, just very dreary.
I think this sums it all up really. The most intersting part of MGSV was a small tape conversation from someone who was already dead, and was never there and just a metaphor that the character had hallucinated as a yearning for peace.
And my fiancé tried out the online thing and I just got raided over and over.

Arkham knight is irritating. So very irritating. Ooh batmobile, that's cool. Until you need to use it for everything and it controls badly. Press x for this but hold it for that, double tap it for something else...I mean come on.

I'm looking forward to Fallout 4 but I don't want to get too excited.
 

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I'm upset because after 5 years I've been waiting for any sort announcement about a new Metroid game. And after Nintendo's E3 presentation I'm still waiting!
Indeed, eight years since the last Metroid game that didn't railroad you through the game (a Metroid no-no), and the only thing we get is a multiplayer 3DS game that reminds me wayyy too much of the second worst in the series. (I never played Hunters beyond some of its bare story mode.) I have no problem with the new game existing, but I do have a problem with Nintendo dragging their feet with the series when the Wii U was itching for something other than more Mario spinoff titles.

(Still, I got fingers crossed that Metroid's 30th anniversary will have some sort of surprise that is better than a quick mention on Miiverse or at a tradeshow. Retro Studios does have this mystery project they didn't get to reveal at E3. It's also very peculiar how the NA Virtual Console still doesn't have Zero Mission, when I hear the EU VC has had for a long time.)

It also kinda stings that a spin off is what we get after 5 years of waiting, but I must remember that's what Star Fox fans felt when Stairfax Temperatures was revealed.
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My biggest upset this year was...that I really didn't feel any hype.

As a Wii U owner 2014 was the best gaming year in a long time but Nintendo completely failed to put games out on the Wii U this year. I haven't switched to next gen yet but aside from the Whitcher I also haven't found a reason to do so. So I haven't really bought much games this year.
I feel the same way. Nothing really interesting is coming out. The Wii U, as under performing as it is, would still be my first choice if I didn't already have one. What other console offers both hair-witch games?

DooM, and Fallout 4 (maybe throw The Witcher 3 in there, too) are the closest I got to hyping, but I'm still probably not buying them for at least a year after launch. A new PC build that can run them will come first, which is a long way away.

OT: Besides my ranting above (sorry, guys), other upsets would be things like the Konami issues (PULL THE LEVER!!), Nintendo (and others) getting anal about internet videos, microtransactions popping up in more AAA games, the typical preorder snafu, and the Halo 5 splitscreen deal.

To mention at least one thing positive, upgrading my version of Guacamelee to the Super Turbo Championship Edition was worth several times the $3 Steam charged me. I think I'll have a 3rd go at that version this weekend.
 

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honestly, im disappointed with the new chibi robo game, i was hoping it would be really good and get the series some footing in the main stream, but its just ok. its a game forever plagued to be glossed over on the shelves.
the worst part of it for me is that it deviates so much from the original concept of doing little chores and exploring from the eyes of a tiny robot.
oh well, hopefully it sells ok and more chibi robo games go into production
 

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Until Dawn.

"You should totally play this game, it's so unpredictable, you'll have no chance of getting everyone out alive!"

Okay, so I play it.

Not only did I get everyone out alive on the first attempt, but I was even able to predict which QTE's would simply have no effect if I missed them.
 

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Well, let's see.


And this is coming from someone who a year ago would have said they shouldn't remake the game. And even today still doesn't disagree with those previous thoughts. (I really should have made that thread before E3)

Biggest disappointment?
Konami. Just Konami. Everything Konami. Fuck Konami.
 

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Lots to be excited about: The Last Guardian, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Fire Emblem: Fates, FF7 Remake (sorry), Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, Yooka-Laylee.

Biggest disappointment: While I still enjoyed Arkham Knight, its immense problems running on PC really spoiled the experience for me. Having to play the game on lower settings, despite comfortably exceeding the spec recommendations, is not a fun thing to do. I really hope we get something to make up for this. :mad:

EDIT: Oh! How on earth did I forget the cancellation of Silent Hills?! That's my biggest disappointment by far.
 

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MGSV has been my biggest disappointment so far. I wanted to see Big Boss' descent into villainy and instead, the game just obfuscated the already confusing story instead of adding anything interesting. Did have great gameplay though.

Closest thing I've felt to hype this year would be my happiness that The Taken King expansion for Destiny makes it the game it should've been at launch. The fact that they were able to fix it has given me a little hope that Bungie might make this into something pretty good.