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the_true_Augustus
Clubman
posted 02-14-01 05:24 PM ET (US)         
number one on my list is all of the Command and Conquer games. they're just so dumb! all the features take away from a fun game with great gameplay.

also, Pharaoh is pretty dumb. i like Caesar III much better. but the fires and collapsing buildings can get really annoying in Caesar III also...

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BlitzkreigComin
Clubman
posted 02-14-01 05:34 PM ET (US)     1 / 24       
Echo with the Command and Conquer. That is the worst game/game series. They hype it up and make it sound so good. What happened between the hype and game programming?

Next are the Sim City games. Main reason is there are so many Sim games out and they all have little purpose in the game. Build a city/spaceship/planet or whatever, and then what? Wait, tinker a lil with micromanaging tedious stuff, wait some more. Never any opportunity to "crush" opponents. Just sit there and think you have a cool city or whatever. Never an opportunity to "prove" it.


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SaSa408
Clubman
posted 02-14-01 06:16 PM ET (US)     2 / 24       
Well, for starters, I hate those Bicycle Games of Gin and Poker.

And Dragon's Lair. Good Lord. What a waste. Never could get the creep over the bridge...

Sara

wedsaz
Clubman
posted 02-15-01 03:53 AM ET (US)     3 / 24       
Disagree about Sim City. (but an occasional war could indeed be nice)
 
CnC: Red Alert wasn't *too* bad. While the game balance was poor, you can tinker with the unit/building/civ stats in a plain text file (ra.ini, IIRC), something I'd very much like to do with AoE...
 
I hate FPS games, and hate 3d "rts" games even more. Those 3d interfaces make me sick. Possibly exception here is the mech games, but the fact that I spend about 90% of the time in the mech design screen might have something to do with it...
 
Most hated game of all time: AoK! While its engine has many nice features, I don't like the theme and it stole many great generals from AoE.
Melinda
Clubman
posted 02-15-01 09:43 AM ET (US)     4 / 24       
Agree!

AoE is actually a much better _game_. Though AoK has an improved interface, many new functions, better graphics etc. it totally lost the _atmosphere_. All new units and stuff did not add much but confusion.

Dark_Avenger
Clubman
posted 02-15-01 11:53 AM ET (US)     5 / 24       

I don't like games where I see the top of the head of my peoples (view from above).

I rather play AOE/RoR me too. But saying that I hate AoK...

CoMBaT Villager
Clubman
posted 02-15-01 02:10 PM ET (US)     6 / 24       
Wedsaz, you play mechwarrior? which ones?

Anyway, i hate...


...i dont know.. ill have to think hard about that


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wedsaz
Clubman
posted 02-15-01 02:52 PM ET (US)     7 / 24       
CoMBaT_Villager:
One of my friends had one of those mech-something games, played with it a bit. Not sure which one, I think it's the one that used to come with windows PCs at one point. Designed all sorts of weird mechs, from one with 5-6 PPCs (and a LOT of heat sinks) to one with no weapons at all (but great armor+engine for ramming).
Queen hatsepsut
Clubman
posted 02-15-01 03:31 PM ET (US)     8 / 24       
Hey,
I don't agree with everything, but this is all in the same general catogorey of What I Hate. I dont really hold large (hey, its snowing) grugdes against games, but my least favorite are usually share-ware.
CoMBaT Villager
Clubman
posted 02-15-01 03:55 PM ET (US)     9 / 24       
Holy crap, 5 PPCs on a normal heat map? Geez, most of the time you only see those on ice maps. (i got a 10PPC diashi for ice maps)

Heh, a fun mech is a firefly with no armor and no guns.
put on the bigest engine and a masc. hehheh. with 1 jumpjet it can fly over a small map.(sometimes you snap your legs when you land tho)

Hmm...

...nope, still no games i 'hate'.


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MAN_OF_WAR_1
Clubman
posted 02-15-01 05:12 PM ET (US)     10 / 24       
simcity isnt bad! sometimes you just get bored of war and death...you gotto take a break and play an econmic game.sim tower and sime farm are my favs of them.

C&C wasnt too bad...red alert either...but they over did it with all the addons. and red alert 2 has the same graphics to it.... i see no change

pharoh sucks! it plays pretty slow...mainly a copy cat with military boats (fighting in pharoh stinks)

what i hate is the carmegedn series...they have 3 of them now!and its the same thing...race crash kill.
redneck rampage was pretty stupid too.

my most hated game is....1602AD...nice game...but theres barely any fighting...and making your econ is hard as hell.(perfict waste of 50 bucks there)

BlitzkreigComin
Clubman
posted 02-15-01 07:05 PM ET (US)     11 / 24       
I am suprised at the positive response of Command and Conquer? I bought the 3-pack with a couple expansions or something and it has been the biggest waste of money spent on a game. Boring gameplay, poor graphics, and most of all not explained correctly to the consumer.

It is made out to be this war game where you control several different units at once (like AoE only in modern era) and have non-stop action. In reality it is a collection of a few poor AoE-like scenerios based in a modern era. This combined with fewer units and no capabilities for multiplayer "random map" play as in AoE/RoR? What is so great about that?


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the_true_Augustus
Clubman
posted 02-15-01 07:07 PM ET (US)     12 / 24       
i love 1602 AD. the fact that i've only played it 3 times since i've bought it might give in to that factor though... my cousin has had it for more than 5 or 6 months! he borrowed it to another friend, and has never got it back!

i love the theme, the music, the sounds, the graphics are pretty nice too. its a great break from high speed "have to get there first" style in RoR..

[This message has been edited by the_true_Augustus (edited 02-15-2001).]

Phill Phree
Clubman
posted 02-15-01 09:38 PM ET (US)     13 / 24       
I think you have to take these games in the context of their time. C&C may not have had it all but anyone can come along on an idea and improve it. If it hadn't been for C&C I wouldn't have got into AoE, or even that type of game, because I thought they were just for anally retentive wargamers obsessed with how quickly they can build and nobody else. You could also argue that if C&C had had no success at all AoE wouldn't exist - it opened up the market for that kind of game - something people might want to remember before they criticise.

Not that taking an idea and building on it with more graphics etc. makes a better game - it doesn't - look at AoK. What makes games like AoE (or any other) great is their playability, not that they are prettier versions of earlier concepts - better graphics mean less than nothing if it has no playability.


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Queen hatsepsut
Clubman
posted 02-16-01 08:26 PM ET (US)     14 / 24       
Uh, that "Can you survive the blitzkrieg?" is kinda scary :P
CenturionZ_1
Clubman
posted 02-17-01 09:35 AM ET (US)     15 / 24       
The reason many people think C&C is rubbish was because Tiberian Sun was pants. Now Red Alert 2 is out the is a hype again, just like when AoK came out. To be honest C&C has too many advanced stuff for me. This is why EE won;t catch on to me. I hate sci-fi units.


Worst games ever: Photo simulation games. urgh.


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MAN_OF_WAR_1
Clubman
posted 02-17-01 01:25 PM ET (US)     16 / 24       
yeah the "can you survive the blitzkrieg" is scary... but its also funny considering your name and the word blitz in that " " is spelled different.heh.

C&C was an ok game... red alert too... but they over did it with tiberian sun and Red alert 2...

1602 AD has to be the most boring damn game ever! the only (if any) combat iv seen in it is ship to ship (which they downplay) its mostly trade and build (and the building part is tough! problems spring up everywhere...and trade prices and rates go up and down real fast...you gotto watch the market) german games are fun...but the graphics coulda been better and the gameplay stinks.

worst game ever...beachhead...this game sits on the shelves..why? all you do is shoot mindlessly at troops on a beach. you cant win! either they kill you or you run outa ammo. magizines gave it a 7% overall rating.

the_true_Augustus
Clubman
posted 02-17-01 02:38 PM ET (US)     17 / 24       
hahaha. that beachhead game sounds pretty gay. hahaha

but build 'em up games are fun once in a while!

BlitzkreigComin
Clubman
posted 02-17-01 03:20 PM ET (US)     18 / 24       
I never did win a spelling bee -- LOL
Phill Phree
Clubman
posted 02-18-01 04:08 PM ET (US)     19 / 24       
I don't exactly hate it but I saw a fishing simulation - that has to rank pretty high on the gayness scale - a fishing simulator?

Maybe I got the wrong idea about fishing, but....


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[This message has been edited by Phill Phree (edited 02-18-2001).]

BlitzkreigComin
Clubman
posted 02-18-01 06:13 PM ET (US)     20 / 24       
Phil:

I would imagine that for a game to simulate fishing it would have to come with a case or two of beer. Maybe that game expects "fishermen" to be smashed to fully appreciate all of the strategies and techniques involved in the great game of fishing.


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Phill Phree
Clubman
posted 02-18-01 06:56 PM ET (US)     21 / 24       
Ah. That would be it, then. Now all they have to do is simulate getting away from the wife/kids/job/world etc.

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Sumerian Leper
Clubman
posted 02-19-01 09:09 AM ET (US)     22 / 24       
Did someone say beer?

As far as the hated games thing goes...well, I haven't played a whole lot of PC games. In fact, I have liked almost all that I have played. Civilization was cool for its time. Most hated would have to be Sim Copter or Sim Streets...good hell those games reeked of stupidity.

Most hated console game would probably be the Final Fantasy series...eek.

the_true_Augustus
Clubman
posted 02-19-01 03:05 PM ET (US)     23 / 24       
I'll have to add War Craft II up on there.. i know it was good, and sold alot. but i mean, you play it once and you wanna barf cuz it's so boring! the first one was great for it's time, had such awesome graphics and music.. i think the second one, and the expantion pack (xpac? ha! more like just a patch!) totally blowed.
Caesar Constintine
Clubman
posted 02-19-01 04:40 PM ET (US)     24 / 24       
I try to stay clear of games that are not good- I read reviews, listen to others,

IMHO -I actually like Pharaoh/Cleo

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