The last game you gave up on and your reasons

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Gemini73 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:26 pm

Hexx wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Elite Dangerous. What started as a grand experience soon gave way to a chore. I did re-install the game some time later to see if I could get back into it, but after an hour was bored out of my mind.


This.

Might be a great simulator. But it feels tedious and cumbersome. Don't think it's a good game.


I actually prefer NMS. Far more pick up and play.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Brerlappin » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:56 pm

Mafia 3

Uninstalled after an hour or so. The setting was interesting but the gameplay was both uninspired and strawberry floating broken. I got stuck trying to enter every door in the first proper mission. Like any regular human sized door I tried to go through Clay would just spaz out. All the on foot controls, melee and shooting felt clumsy as strawberry float too. No time for that gooseberry fool.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Trelliz » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:44 pm

Monochrome - PC

Inside or Limbo are just better at the whole '2d puzzle platformer in a drab world with mostly visual storytelling' thing in every way.

Human Fall Flat - PC

More frustrating than entertaining almost from the get-go, too much 'lol aren't physics so random/funny!'

I need to stop buying bundles from Bundlestars; hopefully the others i haven't tried from the latest one will be better. At least i can sell the cards for a minor kickback.

I'm not looking forward to starting Mafia 3 now too :(

EDIT:

Jotun - PC

I thought this would be a nicely-drawn ARPG-like adventure but turned out to be another boss rush game like Titan Souls - a sub-genre I have little patience for and would rather save my efforts in that regard for Bloodborne and Nioh.

DOUBLE EDIT:

Gigantic - PC

Barely started this and it pissed me off - even though its on steam it insists on installing PW's Arc launcher which gave me no end of grief with Star Trek Online. It brings up an error message that won't go away about the overlay not working, won't go into fullscreen beyond 1360x768 and to me it has the same cluttered and messy visuals as battleborne, giving me absolutely no incentive to try and fix these problems or play it at all.

IN-EDIT EDIT:

Apparently the steam/arc version doesn't support cross platform with xbone, so might try the w10 store version instead, which i imagine will be just as awful :dread:
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Trelliz » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:47 pm

DANGEROUS TRIPLE-EDIT:

Dragon Age Origins - PC

Even with the UI mods this is impossible to play on a tv as the text is so miniscule in a lot of places. Also I think i'm getting old; the thought of managing a party of characters in terms of skills, gear, combat positioning etc does not fill me with enthusiasm, far from it. I have realised I have a low tolerance for big fantasy rpgs now and would rather use that for the Witcher 2 and 3.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Peter Crisp » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:30 pm

That's a huge shame as Dragon Age Origins is genuinely fantastic on PC.
The ability to play it as an almost RTS game with overhead camera and stopping time makes it almost the perfect RPG and the quests are actually not total gooseberry fool which is a rarity in the RPG world of fetch quests and busy work.
It's the best Dragon Age game by bloody miles and I completed it twice on my old PC and would happily do so again if it still lived as the tactical aspect was a real treat with having spells and fighters in a overhead view. Nothing really beats making people fall over in a grease spell only to set them on fire with a fireball and then have a tank kick the gooseberry fool out of them for good measure.

Seriously, an amazing game and one I will always recommend.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Trelliz » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:51 pm

I think the problem is that for the time such games take i'd rather A) play real D&D or another RPG which is collaborative and more open or B) read/listen to a good fantasy novel which tells a similar kind of story with more depth and less backtracking. I'm not sure I could handle DA Inquisition for the same reasons. I'm sure i've said this before, but when looking at such big games i see the potential time investment needed more than whatever world/story its trying to create.
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