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#1 bigdaddybruce44   Murders & Executions CAGiversary!   13295 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:32 AM

For me, it's Final Fantasy VIII. Loved VII...loved IX...loathed VIII. I've probably tried about a half dozen times to get all the way through it, but I think I only got to disc 3 one time, ran into some monster I was woefully underpowered for, and just gave up. Drawing magic. Junctioning magic. The stupid card game. The ellipses of death...

#2 Allnatural   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1213 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:12 PM

Rogue Galaxy. It was already chipping away at my resolve with its go-nowhere story, boring characters, and repetitive, too-long "dungeons." The breaking point came during a very annoying three-stage boss. The first two stages were easy, but the final was a gigantic pain in the ass. One-on-one using the latest addition to your party (the dog character...whatever his name is). Your attacks would barely make a dent to the boss's thousands of hitpoints, while his attacks would kill you in a few hits if you weren't blocking, and he attacked almost constantly. It was a war of attrition, as you only had very brief windows of opportunity to squeeze in a hit or two. After dying for the third time I decided I'd had enough.

#3 Jess Stryker   Mama Said To Knock You Out CAGiversary!   4441 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:27 PM

Final Fantasy Tactics for the PS1. Great game, and may have been my first ever FF game if memory serves. I remember having a tough time with the game in general, but I got to one boss fight that really just did me in. I tried a couple more times within the following years, but that same boss tends to choke me up every time. Haven't touched the game in years.

#4 poopants   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   114 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:28 PM

Mass Effect...I tried several times due to word of mouth about how good it is, just cant get into it.

#5 MsMaroon  

Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:35 PM

Mass Effect...I tried several times due to word of mouth about how good it is, just cant get into it.


Same here. It seems like a well made game and everything, my hatred for star trek/star wars type space sci fi just wont let me enjoy it.

Also, the fact that its on sale for $5 now, Brutal Legend was a game that I thought the story and everything was enjoyable but the game was just so horrible I didnt feel like playing through the game to see the story unfold.

#6 mtxbass1   This space for rent. CAGiversary!   11092 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:06 PM

Mass Effect...I tried several times due to word of mouth about how good it is, just cant get into it.


Same here as well. I've tried twice to sit through it and I just can't stay interested long enough.

#7 gambit444   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   160 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:24 PM

Dragon Age. i bought it tried to get into it & couldnt. When ultimate edition came out, i gave my bro the original & got the ultimate ed. (on sale) & tried again. No luck.
I will try again cause im an achievement whore but i really just do not enjoy the combat system.

#8 Corvin   ...of Gilead CAGiversary!   5222 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:36 PM

Twilight Princess - The first 9 hours of utter boredom killed it for me.

Skyward Sword - I haven't quit yet, but the first couple of hours have been trying my patience as well.

#9 keithp   Older than you CAGiversary!   5602 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:49 PM

FFXIII. Just couldn't stomach it, even though I was pushing to get to the more "open world" part.

#10 synnarc   Lord of the VRAM CAGiversary!   1579 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:19 PM

I've never made it through Mass Effect but have completed ME2 3 times. A friend of mine was the same way with ME and Dragon Age.

#11 TheLongshot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2474 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:29 PM

Same here. It seems like a well made game and everything, my hatred for star trek/star wars type space sci fi just wont let me enjoy it.


Funny, but all of that really drew me in as few games do.

Also, the fact that its on sale for $5 now, Brutal Legend was a game that I thought the story and everything was enjoyable but the game was just so horrible I didnt feel like playing through the game to see the story unfold.


I feel the same way. It was one of the games that stoked my desire for buying a console this gen. I mean, Tim Schaffer, Jack Black and heavy metal. How could it go wrong? Well, somehow it did.

#12 Number83   ¡oɹq 'ʎɹoʇs ןooɔ CAGiversary!   10557 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:57 PM

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door...I wanted to like it so bad, but I could not get 40 minutes into it.

#13 GaveUpTomorrow   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1840 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:01 PM

Same here. It seems like a well made game and everything, my hatred for star trek/star wars type space sci fi just wont let me enjoy it.

Also, the fact that its on sale for $5 now, Brutal Legend was a game that I thought the story and everything was enjoyable but the game was just so horrible I didnt feel like playing through the game to see the story unfold.


Oh man, I love both of those games. Especially Mass Effect. I realize a lot of people didn't like Brutal Legend, but I personally loved it. I would have preferred the game to stay action based, but the battle sequences were actually pretty awesome (though brutally hard late in the game). Fantastic story, music, and characters also.

I usually don't start a game without finishing it, but the Persona series is one that I just can not get into. I have tried a couple times with a few games in the series, and just couldn't push through far enough to get into the game.

#14 Demolition Man   REV-OH-LU-TION! CAGiversary!   14870 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:06 PM

For me, it's Final Fantasy VIII. Loved VII...loved IX...loathed VIII. I've probably tried about a half dozen times to get all the way through it, but I think I only got to disc 3 one time, ran into some monster I was woefully underpowered for, and just gave up. Drawing magic. Junctioning magic. The stupid card game. The ellipses of death...


That was the exact game I was thinking of when I saw this thread.

#15 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:19 PM

Grand Theft Auto IV.

I was interested in the story, but just fucking hated the gameplay.

#16 007   Areaologist CAGiversary!   2860 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:29 PM

Oblivion. I tried to start it up at least 5 times, and stopped within a hour or two each time. It just never 'clicked' with me.

Having said that, I've put 30+ hours into Skyrim with zero desire to stop.

I've never quite put my finger on what changed for me.

#17 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:41 PM

The first hour or two of Oblivion isn't great. It took me probably close to 10 hours until I finally got totally sucked into the game. It was one of the first WRPGs I played so it took a while to get used to the way the game played, how to use the compass and quest log system etc. Once I got it all down and realized how much there was to do, I was fully sucked in.

I haven't played Skyrim yet (hacked Live account), but maybe the streamlined some of that and got the game moving quicker so you were able to get into it right away where you couldn't ride out the slow start to Oblivion?

#18 dobedobedo   Australopithecus CAGiversary!   178 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:54 PM

I'll have to go with Brutal Legend as well. I picked it up when it was $2.99 at Best Buy and I didn't want to believe all the people on here that said it was a bad game. I played it for a bit and it was cool at first but quickly became terrible. I really really tried playing it and kept putting it in a few more times to try and move forward but I grew more and more tired of it each time I tried. I did not like the idea of commanding a "squad". I just wanted to go around doing all the killing myself.

Devil May Cry 4 - I loved playing the demo and I normally love hack and slash games but I was very bored with it after a while and couldn't go on.

Ratchet & Clank Tools of Destruction & A Crack in Time - I bought both of these after it was highly recommended by some of my friends. I just could not get into either of them at all.

I never usually gave up on games like that before. This all happened recently and I'm starting to think that maybe as I get older I have less patience with games.

#19 basilofbkrst   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1320 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:14 PM

Bioshock. Just can't do it. Own both one and two. Just can't do it.

Also GTA IV driving pushes me away.

#20 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4379 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:32 PM

Mine would be Final Fantasy XII. Had preordered the collector's edition and everything. My husband and I played together, passing off the controller to each other every hour or two, since neither of us could wait to play it. We started putting off playing it, and finally quit after about 54 hours. I think it was the battle system and horrible main character that killed it the most for us.

The breaking point came during a very annoying three-stage boss. The first two stages were easy, but the final was a gigantic pain in the ass. One-on-one using the latest addition to your party (the dog character...whatever his name is). Your attacks would barely make a dent to the boss's thousands of hitpoints, while his attacks would kill you in a few hits if you weren't blocking, and he attacked almost constantly. It was a war of attrition, as you only had very brief windows of opportunity to squeeze in a hit or two.

I know exactly what you're talking about. I loved Rogue Galaxy, but the one-on-one boss battles (yes, there were some more later on) were that game's biggest weakness. Kept very well stocked up on healing items after that first one.

Liked FFVIII (well, mostly the second time I played it) and FFT as well, though I can see why they can be hard to get into. DMC4 too, but it's one of the weaker games in its series.

#21 whisky pete   bulletproof chest CAGiversary!   115 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:35 PM

fallout 3. bought twice, played for hours. still don't know what the Fuck i am doing. i hate that fucking game.

#22 draven1089   Why So Serious ? CAGiversary!   775 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:42 PM

Ninja Guaiden 2, been playing that fucker for over 2 years now. Even on easy it's making me want to throw my controller.

#23 Chris in Cali   Mr. Negativity CAGiversary!   2637 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Chris in Cali

Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:53 PM

Twilight Princess - about 10-20 hours of filler killed the game for me. Throw in the huge, but completely barren open-world. The uninteresting characters that I didn't care about. The brown & bloom graphics style. I was very disappointed.

Super Paper Mario - Way too much pointless, uninteresting, throw-away dialogue.

GTA IV - Even though I finished it, I was bored almost every minute. Felt like such a huge step back from San Andreas to me.

Half-Life 2 - Put about 5 hours in, and it just seemed like a boring FPS, with barely any dialogue/story/characters, in a large empty world with repetitive enemies. I later went back and beat it, and felt the same way.

Super Mario Galaxy- game was great, but I got bored of the whole mini-planet levels. I prefer Super Mario 64 style large open world levels, or even Super Mario 3D Land style levels.

Fallout New Vegas - Ran into too many glitches, and felt the game was just sloppy all-around from the writing & story, to the world design. Also, the constant load screens were too much for me to take.

#24 Specter Fate   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   63 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:09 PM

Final Fantasy VII. I don't understand what the big deal is. I could not find a single reason to enjoy any aspect of the game, the characters bored me, the story bored me, and the fact that everyone on the face of the freakin' planet hails this game as "OMG BEST EVAR!!!!11" made me expect more than it could ever deliver. I made it to the
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before I just gave up. Haven't touched that game in almost six years.

Final Fantasy XIII is another, though it's already been mentioned. I still have hopes of one day finishing it, preferably before I inevitably buy XIII-2, but I cannot stand the fact that I find myself purposely avoiding battles because I hate paradigm shifting. Worst battle system ever.

#25 kona   denham's dentrifice CAGiversary!   180 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:19 PM

Funny, FFVIII was the first game I thought of when I saw your title. I eventually DID beat it, but good god was it a chore with the junctioning and nonsensical story and unlikable characters. Ironically that "stupid card game" is one of the main reasons I choked it down and finished it. Don't you go badmouthing Triple Triad!!!

It also took me a good two years to beat Oblivion...I swear that game has a good 20-hour learning curve. Eventually I just gave in and grabbed a guide(which I never, ever do) so I could figure out what the Fuck I was doing wrong. It didn’t help that I contracted Vampirism by hour 10 and it took another 10 hours of me wandering to cure it. Still, that was the most unpleasant 70 hours of gaming I’ve ever endeavored upon. Hence I think I’m gonna pass on Skyrim.

As for a game I actually couldn’t finish, that honor goes to Kingdom Hearts. I just couldn’t enjoy a game seriously, or ironically, or any-other-ly way that contained Mickey Mouse, Squall, and Sephiroth.

#26 Demolition Man   REV-OH-LU-TION! CAGiversary!   14870 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:32 PM

Skyrim to be honest is much easier to get into compared to Oblivion.

#27 Predator21281   The Parking Lot Pimp CAGiversary!   919 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:33 PM

Final Fantasy 12. I loved every Final Fantasy, including 13 and 8. It had to have been how the voices to me sounded tinny, the combat was bad, and the story seemed interesting was dragging too long.

I couldn't finish 8 because my disc 2 was scratched and froze at the same part every time. I tried, too, but couldn't get past it.

I despised the Halo stories, but loved the multiplayer.

#28 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6635 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:07 PM

Demons Souls - just could not getanywhere. Came back to it a week later and couldnt remember the button combinations for blocking/magic/criticals. No in game help.

No checkpoints. Replaying the same steps over and over. 10 years ago, sure I'd be into this. But not now.

#29 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5552 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:50 PM

Grand Theft Auto Vice City. I just couldn't sit through it, I ended up just ignoring the missions and running around shooting at people. I really wanted to enjoy the missions, coming from playing GTA Chinatown Wars on my DS.

#30 Rustinpieces   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   11 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:26 PM

Dark Void. They somehow managed to make a game with jetpacks suck.
I liked Brutal Legend, the RTS segments weren't often enough to slow the game down much. I loved exploring and finding the collectables (new music), I just wished they carried over in a new game.