Many, many years ago, when I was a kid, a friend of mine, my parents and I went to the city to do some shopping. The number one place for us kids to visit was the local software store. We didn’t have enough cash to afford the top games, since they tended to be expensive, so we seeked out the budget section instead. Back then one often chose which game to purchase by the cover and the screenshots, which ultimately lead to many disappointments amongst eager and young gamers.
On this trip I ended up getting Advanced Ski Simulator by Codemasters, while my friend picked up Into to the Eagles Nest by Mindscape. When I got back home I remember turning on the computer, inserting the disk, and waiting for it to load, with high expectations.. the disappointment was enormous.. The game was completely unplayable, boring and not any fun at all. I can describe it with one word; rubbish! It was actually so bad, that we caught a laughing fit while testing it!
Although we disliked it, the cover of the game says that ACE Magazine called the game “addictive”, so there are probably some people out there disagreeing with me.
I’ve embedded a video from YouTube below, so that you can watch the “gameplay” for yourself.. Enjoy! My friend was very happy with his purchase though, so that made up for some of the disappointment.
Have any of you made any bad purchases when it comes to games? Would love to hear your stories about it.