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Other Games you gave up on...

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Kronos, 20 Jan 2017.

  1. Porkins' Wingman

    Porkins' Wingman Can't touch this

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    HL2 tangent - Having only just completed it, it didn't wow me, but then it's about 13 years old, so I can't possibly judge it fairly. I can see why it was great at the time, but having said that, Halo is 3 years older, and while they're two slightly different types of FPS, HL2 now doesn't strike as being 3 years 'better' than Halo.

    But what HL2 has going for it, even to this day, IMO, is its pacing (even though I found out a bit too long in the middle section), its sound design, its blending of traditional FPS with puzzle-based advancement, and general gravity gun fun. And without holding the player's hand, the difficulty level (on Normal) allowed me to enjoy romping through the game but having to give a bit more thought to some of the set-piece battles, but without frustrating me. Perhaps it's because I've not played an FPS for a while, but I was able to play from Ravenholm to the end credits in two sittings in my first playthrough, so I must have found the gameplay reasonably compelling, because I don't often manage that kind of progress. The story itself? Passed me by mostly so that doesn't come into my considerations much. Alyx was fit though, which was an undoubted motivation.
     
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  2. Digi

    Digi The not-so-funny Cockney

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    At the time it was an incredible engine. The physics were revolutionary. I remember sinking a lot of time in to the 'lost isles' tech demo.
    But I didn't mean it to sound incredulous, if we all liked the same stuff it would be a boring game landscape.
     
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  3. Hamfunk

    Hamfunk I AM KROGAN!

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    Great idea for a thread! :thumb:

    Bioshock
    Gave up on this a number of times, I didnt like the story, gameplay or the style. I did force myself to complete it recently and the last 30 minutes were good, the rest was meh.
    Far Cry
    Did complete this but it took an eternity of stop/start. The whole second half of the game was repetitive and boring.
    Company of Heroes
    Got stuck on a mission and gave up after failing so many times....
    C&C3
    The Scrin turned up and I dont think I last much longer...
    Fallout3
    Never got into it, will try again.
    All GTA games
    Think I completed Vice City and San Andreas but generally never drawn into the gameplay or storylines in GTA games. GTA4 got dropped like a hot potato.
    Homefront
    It was trash.
    Borderlands
    I just didnt get it at all
     
  4. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Skyrim:
    According to steam I have wasted something like 200 hours on it, but I was mostly just messing around doing all kind of things other than finishing the main story.

    GTA 3 / 4 / 5:
    Pretty much the same as with Skyrim, plenty of messing around in them, but never finished the main story.

    Far Cry 2:
    Or as it should have been called, Killing everyone at ultra repetitive checkpoints Simulator, it was just too boring.

    Might & Magic X Legacy:
    "Not even worth playing if you could get it for free" bad.

    Fallout 4:
    I'll prob get some flak for this, but it just feels like not having much purpose, New Vegas was much much better.
     
  5. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    You're right about Fallout 4, I played about 20 aimless hours, achieving nothing before dropping it. For a guy who's supposed to be looking for his kidnapped son the game doesn't seem to want to add any urgency to this task.

    Boring as hell that game, I hope Obsidian are asked to do a better fallout game like with NV because Bethesda can't make an engaging RPG to save their lives.
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    One i forgot when making my earlier list...

    Alan Wake - Wanted to like it... thought there was some promise there. Just found the game so tedious.

    And lets not forget the first game I ever gave up on...

    DOOM II - It was a second hand copy and i could never get the damn thing to work properly.
     
  7. killingit

    killingit New Member

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    There's actually just one game that I've recently ditched and it is Resident Evil 7. It was just too scary for me that I peed my pants numerous times already. I'd rather watch porn that to change my pants a couple of times a day due to a piss-inducing game.
     
  8. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    I take it you are taking the p***? :D
     
  9. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    I completely agree.

    Anyway I gave up on Half life 2 as it was such a bore fest.

    Elder Scrolls Oblivion, controls were janky and it wasn't interesting or fun in any way really.

    Blood Bowl wanted to like it but it was just such a mess of a game.

    The Witcher 1 the combat so rubbish. But Witcher 2 has the best combat of any game I have played.

    Eve Online I want to control the ship directly! Not click and hope.
     
  10. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    In recent memory?

    Spacehulk: Deathwing. Too many bugs, too many crashes. Disappointing for what felt like an excellent interpretation of the setting.

    Remember Me. I just.. Felt no interest in the characters.

    Alien: Isolation. Wasn't remotely interesting, scary, or particularly fun. Nope.

    Eve. I periodically play and train some skills, but pretty much give up after six months.
     
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  11. Hex

    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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    Not a full game this time, but a beta. I installed the Ghost Recon: Wildlands open beta after having a bit of fun in the closed beta. Had issues installing it. Got it installed. Uplay kept being down. Made my character, played solo for a little bit. Kicked because Uplay was down some more... Uplay was down again. Just realised it's finished now. Oh well.
     
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  12. afrasiab

    afrasiab New Member

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    I gave up on Battlefield Bad Company and Ghost Sniper
     
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  13. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    Alien Isolation. When the door unlocking security device was upgraded the sequence you needed to input had to be done so much faster and this I found very difficult and pointlessly so. But it was the straw that broke the camels back as I really did not find anything in this game to like.
    But I thought that i could finish but it was not to be. I want to be entertained and not constantly frustrated which this game did. It was tedium personified and has been resigned to my hidden games menu.
     
  14. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Diablo 3 - I've had it on the back burner for ages but only played it fairly recently. I love a good open-world loot-gathering character-developmenty RPG-ish game, but something with this didn't click for me. Played for a fair few hours and just kind of lost interest. It's not even a case of having another game that I was aching to play taking the spotlight - this broke gaming for me, as I didn't play anything for a couple of months after I got bored of it. It's not that it was bad, it was just meh.

    My faith in gaming was restored though, as immediately after I played Horizon, which fits into the "Games that you played within an inch of their life and only stopped playing because you had already done it to death. Twice".
     
  15. tech45K

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    No man's sky for me as well. So boring. :yawn:
     
  16. T.J

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    Don't really play many modern games but some of the older stuff includes.

    Freelancer: Was expecting something more like the typical space fighter shooter and just couldn't get into it, tried again many moons later and more or less the same - the story is nice but the whole thing just felt repetitive.

    X-Wing: Played Tie Fighter to death before trying X-Wing and just didn't gel with it, was always comparing it to the sequal which I thought was so much more enjoyable. Will no doubt try again at some point lol.

    Dark Reign: Picked up a car boot for almost next to nothing, not a huge RTS fan anyway but thought why not. Never made it past the third mission but had epic fun playing with a mate via null modem cables.

    World Of Warcraft: Was spending huge time on this, day before Cataclysm launched the internet connection dies, six weeks later(!) when it was finally sorted was so far behind that i never got back into it. Shame really as had some great laughs with guild mates along the way.

    Fragile Allegiance: Another random second hand buy and another RTS that never got into, played again recently in DOS Box and still not happening.

    Fallout 4: Not so much given up on but played for a few hours and went back to a massively modded New Vegas that despite having 100s of hours into seem to have only scratched the surface. Will make a point of playing it again now there are more mods out there.

    Project Entropia / Entropia Universe: Hit a glass ceiling where it would have cost way more than I was happy spending to make any more progress, chipped out / sold gear and didn't touch it again for 5+ years. Recently reinstalled and mess about from time to time but not the same and wish I'd kept my skills now :-(

    *edit*
    Not a wall of text now :)
     
  17. veato

    veato I should be working

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    I've not finished a lot of games and I blame Steam sales and Humble bundle but sometimes it's simply out of boredom, sometimes because they're just not very good or too long, but there are a few I've stopped playing for a more specific reason...

    Dead Space - too scary, had to stop.
    KOTOR - changed from PC to Mac and couldn't be bothered to start it all over again as good as it was.
    Halo: ODST - couldn't get my head around being a puny soldier and not Master Chief. Although I did go back to this many months later and it's now one of my favourite Halo games.
    Age Of Conan - built a new PC pretty much to play this latest and greatest MMO with all its graphical loveliness. This was a mistake.
    GTA4 - was determined to play the game properly but got fed up of endlessly having to micro-manage relationships with other characters and gave up. I did play GTAV to completion though - a first for me with any GTA.
     
  18. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Far Cry 2 - Because it was awful.

    Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising - Best mate convinced me to buy it at full price because "we had so much fun with the original"... It was awful, literally played it twice.

    Diablo III - Had all the right ingredients to suck me in for hours, but never quite gelled. Auction House was one of the dumbest game ideas in history too.

    F1 2016 - Got through Australia then just never felt the urge to continue the season.

    Space Hulk: Deathwing - Should have been a blinder, but instead it ran like crap, bugged out all over the shop and just felt a bit dead...
     
  19. SuperHans123

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    The hate for HL2 and Alien Isolation staggers me
     
  20. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    I may go back to Alien Isolation but I found the constant cowering around and hiding from stuff absolutely tedious and not what a Alien game should be about.
     

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