So after working on my backlog (As in playing shitty games, then dropping them and marking them as completed) I decided it was time to try an actually good game. Started The Master Chief Collection ( I had never played a single Halo game before), and call me a heretic if you will (pun intended) but I couldn't play it for too long, if it weren't for the engaging story and it's character, I wouldn't have gotten past the first mission.
Unable to tolerate the gameplay while intrigued by plot, I dropped the game and went to Youtube to find out what happened in the first game, so I could give the second game a try. Same thing as before, except this time, I fell even more in love with the story. To Youtube I went, rinse and repeat. Went to the third, and we all know what happened. Long story short, I'm about to give Halo 4 a try, hoping that it goes differently.
In the end, I don't know if it is just me and my high demand for heavy character progression and customization that didn't let me enjoy it, or if the games haven't aged that well. Regardless, the story has given me the chills several times, so much that I wish I had played those games back then.