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Friday Debate – What’s the biggest video game disappointment of 2018?

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2018 may have been a brilliant year for gaming, but here’s the thing: Nobody wants to remember the good times. Instead, we’re hardwired to automatically complain when given the chance, and the year that was had no shortage of absolutely valid complaints. You look back at the last trip around the gigantic ball of flaming gas that gives us life, and there was plenty to hate on.

Darksiders III was a disappointing mess, Bethesda has had the worst November in history and EA’s microtransactions were somehow still absolute money-makers. I’m a half-full kind of guy myself, but it’s hard to keep a sunny dispostion when that glass happens to contain what can only be described as rancid mayonnaise that has been watered down with whatever’s left over in a Cape Town toilet.

So tell us below, what got your goat in 2018? What particular story had you raging? Maybe it was Spider-Man’s PuddleGate, maybe it was yet another story of Star Citizen fleecing fans with more exorbitantly-priced virtual starships. Hell, maybe you’re disappointed that despite all your planning and carefully laid traps, I’m somehow still alive…suckas.  Sound off below, and vent yourself free in our comments section. If you’re looking to enter 2019 with a fresh smile on your face, consider the section below our perfect platform for a controversy-flushing colonic.

As for me? I’m going to complain about how Final Fantasy 8 got shafted yet again, probably because of music rights. Screw you Square Enix, now I’ve got to go and buy a PS Vita if I want to play a mobile version of my favourite RPG ever.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Critical Hit as an organisation.

Last Updated: December 7, 2018

67 Comments

  1. kieker

    December 7, 2018 at 11:31

    I mostly ignore things like puddlegate and such, so the only thing that was a gaming disappointment for me in 2018 is not having enough time to play the many, many excellent games that released this year. Also, 2019 is looking to be a massive year for media in general, not just gaming. New Game of Thrones, new Boku no Hero Academia, new One Punch Man just to name a few. And the sheer amount of movies that is coming out next year is insane. I’m not going to have enough time go to work, it seems…

    Reply

  2. Kromas

    December 7, 2018 at 12:39

    Blizzard finally giving in to becoming just Activision.

    Don’t you have phones? – Comeback of the year

    Reply

  3. Dutch Matrix

    December 7, 2018 at 11:24

    Having to drag myself back to Criticalhit.net as it is still the best gaming site ever. Not much can be said for the rest of the assholes visiting the site, but hey. Apparently you cannot choose your dysfunctional family.

    Reply

    • Geoffrey Tim

      December 7, 2018 at 11:38

      Fair.

      Reply

    • Original Heretic

      December 7, 2018 at 11:38

      Aaaaaaashoooooles?!!

      Wait… I resemble that remark.

      Reply

    • Pariah

      December 7, 2018 at 11:45

      I resent that! I am not dysfunctional!!!

      I’d datfunctionaloverdere…

      Reply

    • The D

      December 7, 2018 at 11:46

      You can pick your friends, but you can’t/shouldn’t pick your assholes.

      Reply

  4. Captain JJ

    December 7, 2018 at 11:31

    I am yet to play a game that was released in 2018

    Reply

    • Captain JJ

      December 7, 2018 at 11:45

      Wait. I’m lying. I played Gravel. And I refunded it. So that seems to fit the bill.
      My final answer is Gravel.

      Reply

  5. kieker

    December 7, 2018 at 11:31

    I mostly ignore things like puddlegate and such, so the only thing that was a gaming disappointment for me in 2018 is not having enough time to play the many, many excellent games that released this year. Also, 2019 is looking to be a massive year for media in general, not just gaming. New Game of Thrones, new Boku no Hero Academia, new One Punch Man just to name a few. And the sheer amount of movies that is coming out next year is insane. I’m not going to have enough time go to work, it seems…

    Reply

  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    December 7, 2018 at 11:38

    Red Dead Redemption 2. I just wanted a fast-paced cowboy shoot ’em up & instead I have to refry a bunch of beans to make sure I don’t stave to death while my riding my horse for three hours to get anywhere.

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    • Original Heretic

      December 7, 2018 at 11:45

      You’re lying. You love beans.
      It’s a well known fact that aliens always eat beans when they visit Earth.

      Reply

    • Nick de Bruyne

      December 7, 2018 at 15:32

      That would sort of be like buying Fallout because you’re in the mood for Doom though. It may be what you wanted but it was never really that genre though.

      Reply

  7. Original Heretic

    December 7, 2018 at 11:45

    I was disappointed when God of War was finished.
    I wanted more. Still want more. No other game I’ve played this year comes close.

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  8. Pariah

    December 7, 2018 at 11:53

    I have 2.

    1. Moonlighter. I loved the game. The art style, the gameplay, the shopkeeping. But… I wanted more. 4 hours is not enough. When it was done, I was like “that’s it?”. I’ve not been that sad in a long time. Major disappointment. There’s also very little replayability.

    2. The Witcher 3. Everyone raves about it. Critics, people, aliens, even some sentient rocks. But after a few hours I uninstalled what has to be the most boring and uninteresting experience for me. MEH. Waste of R200.

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    • The D

      December 7, 2018 at 11:54

      With you there on Witcher 3. It’s beautifully developed tedium.

      Reply

      • Pariah

        December 7, 2018 at 12:01

        Wait, really? I’m not alone?! O_O

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        • Dutch Matrix

          December 7, 2018 at 12:01

          Don’t get me started on that grating voice that is Geralts. I have given the Witcher 3 a bucket load of chances to impress me and it failed.

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        • Guild

          December 7, 2018 at 12:08

          Nope. I also started it this year. Played 3 hours and haven’t gone back to it. Got better games to play

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          • Pariah

            December 7, 2018 at 14:24

            Ok for me – I actually often chose to lie on the couch and try to sleep instead of playing it. Like, literally sleeping was a more enticing prospect than playing it. lol.

            Some folks might trigger when reading this, but I enjoyed Destiny 2 MUCH more.

          • The D

            December 7, 2018 at 17:41

            MY MAN.

    • Admiral Chief

      December 7, 2018 at 12:01

      I’d say give it at least 10 hours, but if it doesn’t float your boat, then so be it

      Reply

      • Pariah

        December 7, 2018 at 14:14

        I tried, but I can’t get past 5. I really. I had it there, in my installed list of 7 games, taunting me for months. And every time I looked at it, I just thought “I’ve so little interest in opening it. Why do I have it installed?”. Eventually I gave up and uninstalled it.

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        • Admiral Chief

          December 7, 2018 at 14:24

          Did you at least do the Bloody Baron quest?

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          • Pariah

            December 7, 2018 at 14:34

            The what now?

          • Admiral Chief

            December 7, 2018 at 17:51

            Duuuude, its only one of the most riveting and emotionally taxing quests in any game I’ve ever played. First Act of the game, so really give it a shot!

          • Pariah

            December 7, 2018 at 18:01

            Ori & the Blind Forest did that to me in 20 minutes. And it was fun. I still have the feels over it.

          • Admiral Chief

            December 7, 2018 at 18:10

            Honestly though, if you can, give it a shot.

            Do it for your Admiral

          • Pariah

            December 7, 2018 at 18:20

            UR NOT MY MUM!

            😛

          • Admiral Chief

            December 7, 2018 at 18:51

            Indeed, I’M YER ADMIRAL!

          • Pariah

            December 7, 2018 at 19:21

            I won’t stand for this abuse!!!

            Let me grab a chair quick.

            YER NOT ME ADMIRAL!!!

          • GooseZA

            December 7, 2018 at 18:40

            OORRRIII!!!!

            That said, the Witcher 3 was very good and definitely deserves another shot.

          • Admiral Chief

            December 7, 2018 at 18:51

            ^^^this^^^

  9. Marius Nell

    December 7, 2018 at 11:54

    the fact that destiny 2 still exist ant that people still pay of content still cut from the base game

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  10. Steffmeister

    December 7, 2018 at 11:54

    Mine would be AC Origins (Only played it this year). Still too formulaic and copy/paste to get immersed in. As for games released in 2018, I cannot think of any. Its been a good year. Picked up Farcry 5 for December, so things might change.

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    • Matthew Holliday

      December 7, 2018 at 12:39

      Farcry 5 was my disappointment, the open world is awesome, the story is cool-ish.
      but the two together? each part detracted from the other.

      AC Origins was actually my surprise of the year. It was better than I expected, a huge step up from Unity and Syndicate.
      Story was still mega boring, but because of that, the distractions from the open world didnt detract from it.

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  11. Admiral Chief

    December 7, 2018 at 12:02

    PUBG that is still broken. I had ‘some’ fun with it initially though

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  12. Geoffrey Tim

    December 7, 2018 at 12:08

    The PlayStation Classic. such a squandered opportunity that actually pisses all over the Ps’s legacy.

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    • Admiral Chief

      December 7, 2018 at 12:24

      Truedat

      Reply

  13. Kromas

    December 7, 2018 at 12:39

    Blizzard finally giving in to becoming just Activision.

    Don’t you have phones? – Comeback of the year

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    • Pariah

      December 7, 2018 at 13:19

      I’m surprised this didn’t get more of a mention considering how it blew up.

      Reply

  14. HvR

    December 7, 2018 at 12:46

    Being unable to trigger Kromas with bad Fallout 76 reviews

    Reply

  15. Mark Treloar

    December 7, 2018 at 13:04

    FarCry 5

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  16. Caveshen Rajman

    December 7, 2018 at 13:05

    Like is there literally anything more disappointing than Fallout 76 in the past few years? Not since Aliens: Colonial Marines.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      December 7, 2018 at 13:20

      ;
      ;
      ;
      ;
      😛

      Reply

  17. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    December 10, 2018 at 09:19

    I’m disappointed that EA and it’s ilk still exist doing what they’re doing.

    Reply

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