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#61 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12847 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:28 PM

Xenosaga - Started the game up a few times. Just can't do it.

#62 coolsteel   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5459 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:54 AM

Twilight Princess- Tried so hard to give this a real chance, forced myself to play it as long as I could but ultimately I just felt to get the length the designers simply dragged out things other Zelda games gave you in minutes over a span of hours. When it hit me that I was having less fun with it then WindWaker I knew it was time to stop.

Final Fantasy XIII - I'm aware that an open world is just an illusion but i'll take the illusion over walking down a long corridor over and over. Then the combat system was so neutered it felt like the game was playing itself. I still gave it 20 hours just playing after work but ultimately I have too many games to waste time like that and gave up.

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

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:58 PM

I'll add Resonance of Fate to my list. How anyone managed to beat it -- that's a story I really want to hear.

That game surprised me. I didn't like it much at first, but once I wrapped my head around the battle mechanics I had a great time. It's actually quite easy too with the right stategy. The story on the other hand...

It's a good story, but in typical Tri-Ace fashion it's very poorly presented. I had to go online afterward to figure out what the hell was going on.

Edited by Allnatural, 28 January 2012 - 07:31 PM.


#64 Halo05   DJ Roomba CAGiversary!   7924 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:11 PM

Edit: I'll add Persona on the PSP as a recent portable game that I wanted to sit through, but couldn't.


I got that game really cheap through Amazon awhile ago and I tried to play it about three times at night, in lieu of reading a book in bed. Each time I struggled to stay awake and one time, I literally fell asleep with my PSP on top of me.

#65 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11714 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:19 PM

Final Fantasy XIII - I played through every Final Fantasy (except 8 and the MMORPGS) and this one just takes the cake. My wife loves it though and already has Final Fantasy XIII-2 pre-ordered.

GTA4 - Played the intro mission that gave me an achievement I can never remove. Honestly felt Saints Row had better controls and was a lot more fun, never understood how this game got the near perfect scores it got years ago. Oddly enough I love LA Noire and Red Dead Redemption and have played those to the end.

#66 bobo2k4   OooSplendiforous CAGiversary!   3195 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:50 PM

FF13 - Just couldn't finish it. The game was just too boring.
Deus Ex - Played about 8-10 hours and just got bored.

There are a few more but I can't think of it right now.

#67 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   23575 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:19 PM

Morrowind and Oblivion... mainly because both games were such glitch-fests. I tried multiple times with both but never made it past the first few hours on either.

GTA: Vice City - I just didn't care for the setting or the missions for some reason even though I loved GTAIII.

#68 Indigo_Streetlight  

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:55 PM

Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines- It is just not grabbing me as I hoped for.


What class were you playing as in Bloodlines? One issue with Troika games is that certain skill-sets are dull/useless, so you gotta be a character generation freak to derive maximum enjoyment.

#69 GALATIANSv220   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   130 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:15 PM

For me it's FEAR and Dragon Age. I keep going back to them and just can't stand more than an hour or so before shutting them off. I wish I didn't have such a compulsion to finish a game once I started it, no matter how bad it is...

#70 sandaz93   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   337 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:22 PM

Bioshock...just stop every time i start playing it and I usually love story-based games...

#71 The Crotch   There are ten sticks of dynamite waiting for you. CAGiversary!   14940 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:17 PM

What class were you playing as in Bloodlines? One issue with Troika games is that certain skill-sets are dull/useless, so you gotta be a character generation freak to derive maximum enjoyment.

Indeed. Playing a Nosferatu focusing on guns on your first go around would be a fucking nightmare.

#72 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14953 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:25 PM

America McGee's Alice. It's so damn dated in this day and age in EVERYWAY that it encourages me to tell other people it's fine to get it used.

Banjo & Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. Just an N64 game with cars as opposed to the usual running and jumping. So in short, slightly more annoying.

Crackdown. Don't know what it is, but possibly the aggravating amount of enemies I dare say.

Dragon Quest VIII. It's charming, but Jesus the game is SO DAMN long.

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Going from Fallout 3 to that just felt like a bit of a downgrade to me.

Final Fantasy XIII. Trying to play and beat it right now, but Jesus the characters and the story and overall world are SOOOO boring. It literally feels like I'm going through the motions.

Grand Theft Auto 4. Gameplay. Oh God the gameplay. I'm trying to do a damn mission, I don't need cops all over my ass or people calling as I'm trying to get something done.

Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Played the game for two hours straight without saving and then the power died. Since then haven't gone back.

Ico. Never really appealed to me when I played it. Maybe if I try it on PS3.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. I Enjoyed the shit out of it, but for some reason I stopped. Should get back to it eventually.

Metroid Prime. Just felt repetitive after awhile.

Okami. I Don't know what happend to stop me from playing this as well. Enjoyed it, but somehow just stopped.

Half-Life 2: Episode 2. Same reason as above.

Prey. Sooo dated.

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within and Two Thrones. Just started getting annoyed at the overall games.

Scribblenauts. The controls, oh God the controls!

Shenmue. Waiting and d-pad controls for a third person perspective game. That didn't sit well with me.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Kinda just bored me. I'll beat it one day for shits and gigs.

#73 Survivalism   CAG's Lance Boyle CAGiversary!   3125 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:49 PM

Grand Theft Auto 4. Gameplay. Oh God the gameplay. I'm trying to do a damn mission, I don't need cops all over my ass or people calling as I'm trying to get something done.


It's not the gameplay. You're supposed to not get caught.

#74 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14953 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 01:26 AM

It's not the gameplay. You're supposed to not get caught.

Not get caught in the web of friendship? What if it's part of the mission? WHAT THEN?! I DON'T WANT TO GO BOWLING!

EVER!

Spoiler

Edited by bardockkun, 29 January 2012 - 01:42 AM.
I DONT WANNA GO BOWLING


#75 Kia-Tiaph   Laser Orchestra Empress CAGiversary!   918 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:48 AM

Just Cause 2! It's so much fun for the few first hours until it shows you it's ugly face of monotony. There are thousands of items to find, but the rewards are terrible and all of the missions are almost the same. The awful cheesy story doesn't help either. I can look past the non existent AI, the stupid weapon system etc. but giving me such an awesome world with no gameplay variety is turning fun into a lame chore playing through the game to get your money's worth back. I couldn't do it! Especially since I always had to think how much more fun Mercenaries 1 & 2 are even though those are technically inferior to JC2.

I really hope that some of the ex Pandemic people and Avalanche get to make Mercs 3, that would be awesome!

#76 RKasa   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4380 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2012 - 05:38 PM

Any JRPG. I want so badly to love them.

I'm exactly this way with a lot of WRPGs. In the past I've started Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, The Bard's Tale (PS2), Fallout, and Diablo and have not managed to get much more than an hour or two into them.

I'm not completely put off from the genre (I loved Torchlight, for example), but many of them, especially the turn-based ones, are not my cup of tea.

#77 Ink.So.Well.   Well.Went.Wild. CAGiversary!   3020 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 05:52 PM

Final Fantasy XIII - I WILL finish this eventually as I gave it a second chance months ago, but predictably haven't returned the split second I took a break to play something else. I still find the battle system mind numbingly tedious and a large majority of the characters boring as shit. Lightning and Sazh's chocobo are as ridiculously awesome as I remember though so that helps.

GTA 4 - I was NEVER a huge fan of GTA mainly because of the controls, lack of variety, and because it feels like the game never ends. Especially when I simply want to beat the main story and move on with my life as quickly as humanly possible. I'm honestly surprised I got through and actually enjoyed Red Dead Redemption.

I have plenty more to list but since they are all for the same reason (boredom) I won't bother.

#78 The Crotch   There are ten sticks of dynamite waiting for you. CAGiversary!   14940 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:42 PM

Not get caught in the web of friendship? What if it's part of the mission? WHAT THEN?! I DON'T WANT TO GO BOWLING!

EVER!

Spoiler

That reminds me of this one time I did a mission in GTA IV that ended with me having to flee on-foot from a bunch of guys with guns. I forget exactly what the situation was, but you had to climb this big-ass apartment complex, kill a guy - which alerted the aforementioned guys with guns - and escape.

Well, as soon as you get on to the street - guys with guns still chasing you - NICO! MY COUSIN!

Fuck off, I can't open a car door while I'm on my phone, asshole.

#79 coolsteel   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5459 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:45 PM

Just Cause 2! It's so much fun for the few first hours until it shows you it's ugly face of monotony. There are thousands of items to find, but the rewards are terrible and all of the missions are almost the same. The awful cheesy story doesn't help either. I can look past the non existent AI, the stupid weapon system etc. but giving me such an awesome world with no gameplay variety is turning fun into a lame chore playing through the game to get your money's worth back. I couldn't do it! Especially since I always had to think how much more fun Mercenaries 1 & 2 are even though those are technically inferior to JC2.

I really hope that some of the ex Pandemic people and Avalanche get to make Mercs 3, that would be awesome!



I'm with you on JC2 they did such a good job on the world but damn did they just say screw it when it came to mission variety, I quit it for the same reason.

#80 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12847 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:25 PM

I'm exactly this way with a lot of WRPGs. In the past I've started Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, The Bard's Tale (PS2), Fallout, and Diablo and have not managed to get much more than an hour or two into them.

I'm not completely put off from the genre (I loved Torchlight, for example), but many of them, especially the turn-based ones, are not my cup of tea.


I'm also trying to get into the genre but the only game that's done it for me was Mass Effect.

Fallout 3, Dragon Age, Deus Ex & Fables, I tried them all, just not for me. But then again I'm not much of a JRPG fan as of late either.

I sorta got into DA2 but about halfway through I just stopped. Tried picking it back up recently but it's just a chore to play.

#81 lokizz   Go $$$$ Yourself CAGiversary!   10104 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:26 PM

gonna have to chime in on jc2 i tried to go back to it and the missions are so damn dull. its fun to just Fuck around in it but other than that nope. hope the next one has mp.

#82 kaikou   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   23 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:12 AM

Fallout New Vegas: I went into the game expecting glitches and was a bit surprised to not run into many at all. I just plain wasn't interested in the story of this game and as such just gave up about 10 hours into it.

Final Fantasy Tactics: Tried many times to get into this game and just end up losing interest. One day I'll conquer it...maybe.

#83 Kia-Tiaph   Laser Orchestra Empress CAGiversary!   918 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:36 AM

Fallout New Vegas: I went into the game expecting glitches and was a bit surprised to not run into many at all. I just plain wasn't interested in the story of this game and as such just gave up about 10 hours into it.

Final Fantasy Tactics: Tried many times to get into this game and just end up losing interest. One day I'll conquer it...maybe.


You should try playing it on the PC with mods. It's ridiculous how much love and work the mod community is still putting into this game. Bug fixes, rebalancing, total overhauls, better graphics, new fully voiced companion NPCs with quests, new areas, and complete new episodes that rival the DLC. It's insane! Insanely much fun, that is!

#84 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3650 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:00 AM

FPSs are pretty much dead to me. Nothing to invigorate the gameplay since Duke Nukem 64.

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

Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:08 PM

Got a new entry to the list for me. Mirror's Edge.

I tried playing it over the past two days for about five hours total. I stopped after Chapter 3. The wonky combat system, plus dying 25 times on a single part of the level were enough to say Fuck this one. I couldn't even count the number of times I would go through a level, do some things, then die and have to redo everything I just did 30-45 seconds ago.

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

Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:00 PM

Take that back... you take that back! :)

Mirror's Edge is a thing of beauty. Then again, the whole game is about 6 hours long so if you realistically spent 5 on it and only made it 3 levels in then it clearly was not the game for you. :lol:

At it's core it was a platformer. Running through a level perfecting every jump, slide, takedown, etc. in one flawless run is extremely rewarding. It being in 3D makes it feel more punishing than it really is. I probably died more times in Rayman Origins or Splosion Man, than I ever did in Mirror's Edge.

#87 camoor   Jams on foot fires CAGiversary!   15269 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:53 PM

GTA4 - Played the intro mission that gave me an achievement I can never remove. Honestly felt Saints Row had better controls and was a lot more fun, never understood how this game got the near perfect scores it got years ago. Oddly enough I love LA Noire and Red Dead Redemption and have played those to the end.


That first hour is magical. Also if you play it all the way through there are just some moments that transcend the overall game, like catching a beautiful sunset, seeing Times Square for the first time, getting blind drunk, and narrowly escaping from the cops in a busted up car.

The game had issues for sure but it's those little moments that propelled me through.

That having been said - I hope they ditch the relationships and minigames and instead give me more skins. Hell if i want to dress Niko as a clown the game should let me dammit!

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

Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:43 PM

Take that back... you take that back! :)

Mirror's Edge is a thing of beauty. Then again, the whole game is about 6 hours long so if you realistically spent 5 on it and only made it 3 levels in then it clearly was not the game for you. :lol:

At it's core it was a platformer. Running through a level perfecting every jump, slide, takedown, etc. in one flawless run is extremely rewarding. It being in 3D makes it feel more punishing than it really is. I probably died more times in Rayman Origins or Splosion Man, than I ever did in Mirror's Edge.


I just kept dying. Over and over and over and over again, to the point where it was frustrating to play. That, coupled with the fact that when you do die, you're sometimes set 30 seconds back from your previous location, make it tedious at best.

Don't get me wrong, the game looked great, and those times where I was running and it was obvious where my next jump was were fantastic. It's the constant death/restart/wonk combat that completely killed it for me.

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

Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:51 PM

It's the constant death/restart/wonk combat that completely killed it for me.


See that's the disconnect between a 2D platforming game and the 3D world of Mirror's Edge. I've probably died 1000x in Rayman but just keep at it. Since Mirror's Edge is 3D the constant restarting feels out of place.

It did take me a while to master dropping off a zip line in the right place. That was the most annoying thing to me.

#90 evantrees   rejection and peace tiramisu CAGiversary!   475 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:16 PM

Maybe Enchanted Arms.

Apparently pretty much any bloody FPS. is on this list for me.
But lets say half life borderlands and bioshock.

I actually really liked Final Fantasy XIII.