Debate of the Day: What’s the Game That’s Disappointed You Most?

I was thinking about this the other day when I was going through my N64 games. For all my treasured memories with that system, sifting through my old titles reminded my that it wasn’t always a walk in the park.

I’d love to hear your commentary on a game that really let you down, but first I’ll start.

I was obsessed with Pokemon as a kid. Moreso than I appear to be now since I was actually PLAYING it 24/7. I thought nothing was cooler, but then I started to wonder, could they make a Pokemon game for NINTENDO 64? My 12 year old brain almost exploded just thinking about it, and I thought it must surely be on the horizon.

First came Pokemon Snap, and as cool as it was to see Pokemon in 3D, all I could say was “WHY ARE THEY NOT FIGHTING?” Taking pictures of Pokemon? Who the hell wants to do that?

Then came Pokemon Stadium, and I was practically peeing my pants. A real live Pokemon game on Nintendo 64 at long last! Look at that box art, this is going to be epic!

But epic it was not. The game was a shell of what I thought it would be, with no single player campaign or anything of the sort. Rather you could just do battle with your existing Pokemon via a Game Boy “Transfer Pak” (no need for a “c” I guess). Worse yet, the battle animation were AWFUL. I literally turned the game off when I told my Hitmonchan to Super Punch a Snorlax and he proceeded to stand still while a little fist icon appeared on top of Snorlax across the map. What a waste, and a decade later there STILL ISN’T A GOOD CONSOLE POKEMON GAME.

That’s my story, what’s yours?


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