JFo Posted September 8, 2003 Report Share Posted September 8, 2003 A friend of mine recently purchased a Nintendo GameCube, which happens to be the only current gaming console he owns. I wouldn't define him as a hardcore gamer, but he appreciates a good title when he plays one. For the most part, he and I seem to agree on what's good and what's not. He bought the Cube specifically to play Metroid Prime - my favorite game so far in this generation - and had a blast playing the copy of Ocarina of Time I lent him. We are also big Mega Man fans, and both of us have what one may describe as an unhealthy obsession with Goldeneye for the N64. And that's just naming a few of the games we both like. So, when we were at the store and saw the GCN edition of Ubi Soft's masterpiece, Splinter Cell, on sale for a mere $30, I felt confident in recommending it to him. After all, he did see me play some of it, so he knew what to expect, right? Right? Apparently, not. He had no idea that the game was all espionage and sneaking around. He thought that the section he saw me play was just a unique level and not representative of the whole thing. I guess he expected more of a straight action/adventure type game. At any rate, I realized very quickly from his instant messages that he was not finding the game to be very fun at all. Instead, he was frustrated and confused. I asked him about it a few weeks later and he admitted that he just couldn't get into it at all. On the one hand, I'm disappointed that he never found the game interesting, but at the same time I feel bad that because of me, he threw down $30 for a game he ultimately didn't like. I suppose if I were to look at the bright side, at least he didn't spend a full 50 on it. So, what recommendations have you made that have turned out to be busts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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