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RPGs you are Embarrassed or Ashamed to Own

ChickenGodChickenGod Overdosing Heavenly BlissModerators
edited June 2010 in Role Playing Games
Hey guys, now that I'm playing Mimana: Iyar Chronciles, I began thinking about all the bad RPGs I have played over the years. Its one of those situations where I'm thankfull I didn't take a chance and buy it. However, I do recall many times where I took that chance and purchased a game without doing much research on it, only to be miserably disappointed and down-right angry at the money I wasted. I figured this would be a good time to admit to the world my poor judgement and see what skeletons other RPGamers have or have had in their closet.

I'll kick things off here:

Lunar: Dragon Song: I figured this game was going to be the amazing third installment in the Lunar series. I was looking forward to the game for so long, and its almost pitifull how bad this game is in comparison to its brethren. How did this travesty every happen? Why did I pay full price for this on day 1?

The Last Remnant: Probably my most hated RPG ever, and I payed full price for this game which was likely over 60 dollars. I'll refrain from bashing it too much because I know others like this game, but this is the one that made me say "Never Again!"

Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light: The one and only Hitmaker game I've ever got, and I didn't like it at all. I hardly remember much about it, but thankfully I didn't get this one at full price. Guess I was starved for a PSP game?

Grandia Xtreme: Likely the game that encouraged the downfall of the Grandia series, I purchased this game after waiting patiently for a follow up to the stellar Grandia 2. 10 minutes into the game I found myself hating everything about the main character who spent the whole intro condeming the police, only to help them 5 minutes later.

Unlimited Saga: Having somewhat enjoyed other SaGa games I figured this one was worth a try for some reason. I tried to like it, I really did, but I just couldn't make up for all its shortcomings with optimism. Especially when I was playing as some squirrell character that sounded like Martha Stewart.



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  • flamethrowerflamethrower Member Full Members
    edited April 2010
    I don't own it, but I think I would be embarrassed if I did own Record of Agarest War.
  • NyxNyx Staff Girly Girl RPGamer Staff
    edited April 2010
    I don't own it, but I think I would be embarrassed if I did own Record of Agarest War.
    *hides*
  • CronoCrono Member Full Members
    edited April 2010
    Ar Tonelico I and II. For god's sake, the boxes are PINK. If any of my friends walked in on me playing that game I'd say I was drugged and had no idea what was going on. Atelier Iris is pretty bad too.
  • ZerkerZerker Member Full Members
    edited April 2010
    Most of the games I'd be embarrassed to own for quality reasons I've already gotten rid of. I can't think of any games I'm embarrassed to own for other reasons... Shining Wisdom for the awful box art maybe?
  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited April 2010
    Ar Tonelico I and II. For god's sake, the boxes are PINK.
    I think the ones that were bundled with the OST are a pale blue instead of pink.
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  • TheAnimeManTheAnimeMan Member Full Members
    edited April 2010
    Record of the Agarest War more from the fact I HAVE THE BOOBIE MOUSEPAD, then anything else.

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  • bain_nickbain_nick Be Water my friend Full Members
    edited April 2010
    The first Chrystal Chronicles wasn;t that bad. The world's beauty made up for the mechanics for me.


    I do still own Magna Carta though, even tried playing it few months a go. Eugh.
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  • berserkberserk Member Full Members
    edited April 2010
    Yeah, I really liked the aesthetic side of the original Crystal chronicles, and it can be quite fun at times if you play it with a bunch of friends. I played it with 2 or 3 others right through.

    Embarrassing RPGs..I'd say Infinite Undiscovery. If a non-rpg player was watching it, I'd feel like it really didn't paint the genre in a favourable light. In fact, I was actually kinda embarrassed with the poor voice acting when my brother was watching me play one time.
  • ZelgodesZelgodes A Mastermind!? Full Members
    edited April 2010
    Phantasty Star Online Episode 3: C.A.R.D. Revolution. I don't care if it was supposedly a pretty good game, it wasn't PSO and I couldn't get into it. It probably has the distinction of being the game I've played the least before putting to rest indefinitely. Well, maybe it's tied with Phantom Brave, but I don't own that anymore so I can't say I'm ashamed to own it.
  • AurianAurian Member Full Members
    edited April 2010
    Many games have embarrassing MOMENTS though.
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  • ChickenGodChickenGod Overdosing Heavenly Bliss Moderators
    edited April 2010
    I figured Record of Agarest War would get some mentions, but I couldn't think of any other games that would go along with it.

    I also put the little sub title because I realized people probably have already gotton rid of their bad games. I no longer own 3 of the games on the list I gave myself.

    Also gotta agree with the Ar Tonelico mentions. I'm not embarassed to have the games persay, but when I went to purchase them I figured the whoever at was working there at the time might make fun of me, lol.

    Seeing some good mentions in here, especially Phantasy Star CARD Revolution. My friend got that game thinking it was PSO 3, and boy was he mad haha.
  • Mike MoehnkeMike Moehnke Code: Kirin Administrators
    edited April 2010
    Well, playing Percy Jackson's DS incarnation would've been embarrassing if anyone had asked. Sure I did it so the site could have a review, but I was still playing the thing.
    Children of Mana is more embarrassing than Heroes of Mana? I beg to differ quite strongly.
    Oh oh, Sailor Moon: Another Story. Yup, I sure did own the cartridge for it, and I played it. Even showed off the final boss to a friend years ago.
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  • NimNim _ Full Members
    edited April 2010
    Unlimited SaGa - If only everything in this game was as good as the soundtrack.

    Infinite Undiscovery - Worst voice acting I have heard in a long time. It didn't help that everything else in this game is mediocre. I'm hoping to finish this game one day.

    Demon Stone - One of the worst RPGs I have played.
  • adribonesadribones New Member Full Members
    edited April 2010
    Tales of Legendia. terrible, terrible game.
  • JeffreyJeffrey Member Full Members
    edited April 2010
    ITT: People care too much what other people think about them.

    Seriously, why would you care what other people think about the games you play? I have Ar tonelico 1 and 2 displayed prominently on my shelf, and I just bought Agarest War the other night. I'm not ashamed of any of them.

    One of my coworkers was making fun of me for playing Pokemon. I laughed at him and made a joke about his neckbeard, because that's what people with social skills do.
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  • SiliconNooBSiliconNooB Member Full Members
    edited April 2010
    Final Fantasy XIII: The WORST example of game design and narrative I have ever encountered in the medium. If a friend walked into my flat in the midst of one of XIII's earnest and ridiculous cut-scenes I think I would be deathly embarrassed to be seen to be wasting my time so with such pointless abandon.
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  • flamethrowerflamethrower Member Full Members
    edited April 2010
    On the other hand, I'd actually LIKE to own FF13. I'm willing to pay $30 for it; it's not available at that price yet, either new or used. I think it will be soon - the lowest I've seen is $34 (used).

    If my friend said "This cutscene doesn't make any sense" (most of them in most games don't unless you're following the story), I'd tell them to relax and try to enjoy it.
  • RebochanRebochan Who needs Rinoa anyway? Full Members
    edited April 2010
    There isn't a game I own that I'm "embarassed" of. I really don't get why people take this stuff so personally that they fear their friends watching.

    ...unless it's a straight up porn game or something.
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  • ChickenGodChickenGod Overdosing Heavenly Bliss Moderators
    edited April 2010
    Final Fantasy XIII: The WORST example of game design and narrative I have ever encountered in the medium.
    I have to say this description perfectly conveys my hatred toward The Last Remnant. Would you mind if I used it?
  • FoxflameFoxflame Member Full Members
    edited April 2010
    ...I guess... um... Cross Edge?

    *edit* I also own Puzzle Quest Galactrix. I fell for the LIE that was that game!



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  • Cassandra RamosCassandra Ramos Eternal Kyoshi Administrators
    edited April 2010
    Well, except for potentially the example of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (I've yet to play it, but I do know a fair number of people who thought it was decent and I like the FFCC games), I don't have any games I'm at all ashamed to own. No RPGs, anyway. I wouldn't be caught dead playing Pokemon Channel or it's spiritual ancestor, Hey You! Pikachu in front of people. tounge2.gif



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  • SiliconNooBSiliconNooB Member Full Members
    edited April 2010
    Final Fantasy XIII: The WORST example of game design and narrative I have ever encountered in the medium.
    I have to say this description perfectly conveys my hatred toward The Last Remnant. Would you mind if I used it?
    Go for it, SE hasn't been at the top of their game this generation ...
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  • FoxflameFoxflame Member Full Members
    edited April 2010
    Final Fantasy XIII: The WORST example of game design and narrative I have ever encountered in the medium.
    I have to say this description perfectly conveys my hatred toward The Last Remnant. Would you mind if I used it?
    Go for it, SE hasn't been at the top of their game this generation ...
    Really? Because I found it to be fantastic, well designed and felt it had a wonderful and powerful story. Plus a Fun battle system. (referring of course to FFXIII not Last Remnant, that game was painful. Monsters should never scale with you!)



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  • TyphaonTyphaon Member Full Members
    edited April 2010
    I agree I highly enjoyed FFXIII. Nonetheless I can't say I've ever been embarrassed about the games I own.
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  • RebochanRebochan Who needs Rinoa anyway? Full Members
    edited April 2010
    There's only a handful of games I've gotten rid of, though embarassment never factored into it. More like money that could be spent on other games.
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  • Anna Marie PrivitereAnna Marie Privitere Purr RPGamer Staff
    edited April 2010
    *edit* I also own Puzzle Quest Galactrix. I fell for the LIE that was that game!
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  • SiliconNooBSiliconNooB Member Full Members
    edited April 2010
    Final Fantasy XIII: The WORST example of game design and narrative I have ever encountered in the medium.
    I have to say this description perfectly conveys my hatred toward The Last Remnant. Would you mind if I used it?
    Go for it, SE hasn't been at the top of their game this generation ...
    Really? Because I found it to be fantastic, well designed and felt it had a wonderful and powerful story. Plus a Fun battle system. (referring of course to FFXIII not Last Remnant, that game was painful. Monsters should never scale with you!)
    I don't see how Last Remnant's story was any worse than XIII's, in fact there was less of it, which probably makes it better.
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  • NimNim _ Full Members
    edited April 2010
    I'd just like to point out that I do not care about what other people think of the games I own. I'm ashamed of myself for owning the games I mentioned. Overall I don't buy many bad games. I can think of less than 10 games (in 15 years) I felt like the money I spent were wasted.

    I would also add to the list Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter. I quit after ten minutes.
  • geoffuwsgeoffuws Member Full Members
    edited April 2010
    A lot of the RPGs I own make me feel embarrassed for the people who developed them.

    'Did they really think this was a good idea/people would say that/this could possibly be fun??'

    Most recently ROF, i like the battle system and the setting but the way the story is told and the pacing has so many problems that it feels like someone accidentally deleted random parts of the game.

    I also feel embarrassed I was excited for FFXIII (to the point where when I got home I said to myself ' I actually have FFXIII in my hands'.

    Jeez, i'm turning into one of those guys who doesn't think anything new can compare to older things.
  • Strife2Strife2 Member Full Members
    edited April 2010
    I didn't buy FFXIII for a few reasons

    1. FFXII - the big reason...nothing says "BORING!" like that, because it's stamped all over the box, game, sound, battle system, and gameplay.

    2. Gamefly renders buying games obsolete (I'm the posterboy on the site and for good reason). For every Assassin's Creed and Devil Survivor, I've played Cross Edge (SMELLS LIKE BURNING) and Phantasy Star PSP. FFXIII doesn't fall into the deathtrap, but it has problems.

    3. I'm too busy buying actual stuff like food. I've probably spent enough on takeout this month that could have paid for FFXIII. Still, I'll take the smoothies 2-3 times a week versus an incomplete game.

    Oh, and I would be embarrassed just WATCHING Infinite Undiscovery again. Unskippable on the Escapist website does JRPGs every couple of weeks, and IU was one of the worst I'd seen. "Dude, what's your damage?"
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