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by Skarjo » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:49 pm

With the dumpster fire that is Fallout 76’s launch debacle, which game do you think had the worst launch?

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PostRe: Worst Ever Game Launch
by Rudolphin » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:53 pm

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Daikatana is the old classic alongside Rise of the Robots.

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PostRe: Worst Ever Game Launch
by OrangeReindeer » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:54 pm

I think it has to go to E.T., not just for being a massive commercial failure and being critically panned, but for also taking the whole US gaming industry with it

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PostRe: Worst Ever Game Launch
by Gemini73 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:58 pm

E.T. definitely stil holds that crown.

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PostRe: Worst Ever Game Launch
by Preezy » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:58 pm

No Man's Sky
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PostRe: Worst Ever Game Launch
by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:06 pm

Driveclub was an absolute mess at launch.

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by Trelliz » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:06 pm

Diablo 3

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PostRe: Worst Ever Game Launch
by Peter Crisp » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:07 pm

Alan Wake.

5 years from game reveal to final release and I had it on pre-order the entire time :x .

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PostRe: Worst Ever Game Launch
by Peter Crisp » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:09 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Driveclub was an absolute mess at launch.


It may have had a pants launch but it turned into one of the greatest driving games of all time and for me is still the best multiplayer driving game ever.

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PostRe: Worst Ever Game Launch
by Gemini73 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:13 pm

Trelliz wrote:Diablo 3


It's easy to forget what a ropey start Diablo 3 had being that it grew into one of the finest ARPGs ever made.

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PostRe: Worst Ever Game Launch
by Skarjo » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:19 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Alan Wake.

5 years from game reveal to final release and I had it on pre-order the entire time :x .


Hey at least it was a stonker once it got released. strawberry floatin' love that game.

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PostRe: Worst Ever Game Launch
by imbusydoctorwho » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:20 pm

I would say No Man Sky, so many people rushed out to get it and then when they finally played it was load of old tosh and it constantly kept crashing, then Hello Games went into hiding.

But to give them credit they have improved the game with substantial free updates, but first impressions count.

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PostRe: Worst Ever Game Launch
by Gemini73 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:21 pm

Driv3r has to be my most memorable. I was on Gamesradar when that shitstorm went down.

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PostRe: Worst Ever Game Launch
by Tomous » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:34 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Alan Wake.

5 years from game reveal to final release and I had it on pre-order the entire time :x .


That's just a delayed launch, not a bad launch though. They completely changed the style of the game from open world to more linear and it ended working pretty well to be fair to them, even if it had its' flaws.

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by Ho-Ho-Ho-tek » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:39 pm

Skarjo wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:Alan Wake.

5 years from game reveal to final release and I had it on pre-order the entire time :x .


Hey at least it was a stonker once it got released. strawberry floatin' love that game.

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PostRe: Worst Ever Game Launch
by Tomous » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:43 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:I think it has to go to E.T., not just for being a massive commercial failure and being critically panned, but for also taking the whole US gaming industry with it


A launch so bad, 700,000 copies of the game had to be buried in a landfill in New Mexico.

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PostRe: Worst Ever Game Launch
by Zartan » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:50 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
Trelliz wrote:Diablo 3


It's easy to forget what a ropey start Diablo 3 had being that it grew into one of the finest ARPGs ever made.

Whilst it was a poor launch, it is not in the same league as most of the games mentioned

Rise of the Robots really should take center stage, it was so Hyped up, there were tons of previews in magazines, and I swear a whole episode of something like Bad Influence talking it up before its launch. I mean Fallout 76 people had been down on it since it was announced, but RotR was being promoted as basically a next gen leap in gaming

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PostRe: Worst Ever Game Launch
by Vermi-Claus » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:30 pm

The 2013 edition of SimCity was certainly memorable for all the wrong reasons.

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PostRe: Worst Ever Game Launch
by Rax » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:02 pm

That one was so bad I keep forgetting that game exists, my brain has purged all memory of it it was so bad.

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by NickSCFC » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:22 pm

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