A petition was put to the White House recently, demanding the removal of Devil May Cry’s latest iteration from the shelves. The people who created it asserted that the latest Devil May Cry violated their consumer rights, as it didn’t give them the option to choose between the original and the rebooted version. Following a fair bit of research, while I’m still not sure, I think their dissatisfaction stems from the altered appearance of Dante in the latest version.This game is violating our rights as consumers and we believe it should be pulled off shelves from game stores due to its insulting nature and the fact that it violates our rights…
The petition has since been pulled from the White House website, indicating that it’s not really being taken that seriously, but it raises an interesting question about disappointment in games. Have you ever been so disappointed by a game that you’ve felt like filing a petition to the White House about it? Certainly, many an angry forum poster could be believed to be that angry about a game, but have you been?
And so, what games have been the biggest disappointments to you? In the video, I mention Portal 2. You may be confused, especially if you’re a regular watcher of Legendary, because I love Portal, and Portal 2, but having played through Portal and then waited years for its sequel, I was really disappointed to discover that the second part of this fantastic game was barely any longer than the first.
Apart from that, I was rather disappointed by Star Wars The Old Republic. I had hoped for a really epic experience, and didn’t really feel that I’d got one, and it’s hardly gone from strength to strength since then. I was also a little disappointed in the PvP in Guild Wars 2, the PvP itself, the fact that you didn’t have to level to participate, that was fantastic, but the gameplay, particularly the much-vaunted underwater gameplay, didn’t really do it for me. And, before you accuse me of being a WoW-lover, I’ve certainly been disappointed with aspects of Mists of Pandaria, particularly what I see to be the shift of focus away from group play towards solo work like dailies and other grinds.
But I’m more interested in what you guys think! What game has been the biggest disappointment to you, recently or long ago? Is it just because those games were over-hyped? And have you ever been so mad at a game that you’ve considered petitioning the White House, like the players of Devil May Cry?