The last game you gave up on and your reasons

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by Trelliz » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:26 am

Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
I was really enjoying this right up to the penultimate fight against 3 armoured knights which you have to win against an unknown time limit or else its game over. None of the many weapons, items or skills seemed to make a difference and after many attempts ending in frustration and anger i mentally checked out and gave up - i expect you fight the bad guy, save zelda and turn the hat back into a picori, everybody's happy, roll credits I'm playing it on an emulator so i didn't pay for it anyway.

Star Wars The Force Unleashed
Cool combat but way too repetitive.

Red Faction Armageddon
Crashed twice in the space of 30 minutes, wasn't that fun anyway.

The Witness
Achingly pretentious indie hipster bullshit wrapped around slider puzzles which i gained no satisfaction from solving and felt no morivation to push on when it got too difficult for my puzzle-averse brain. The Talos Principle is better in every way.

Homefront The Revolution
A rote and by-the-numbers open world shooter which takes all the worst bits from ubisoft's design playbook. At least far cry and assassins creed have some nice environments instead of half-destroyed grey urban/industrial areas. I can see it ending with a sequel-bating "now the real revolution begins" monologue as you're only in one city. I'd rather play a 6-8 hour scripted setpiece story than an egregious time vacuum of repetitive box-checking.

I think i'm getting bored of gaming :(
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Tragic Magic » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:30 am

I might also give up on The Witness. I loved it when I started but I don't have the patience for some of the puzzles I'm coming up against now. Playing a game for an hour with barely any progress just doesn't feel rewarding.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Rex Kramer » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:00 am

Severed - I've done everything (upgraded everything, beat the final boss etc) apart from one last thing and that is getting the fathers memento. There's a battle just before there that is unbelievably hard. I think if I continue to try and do it then I'll end up launching my Vita across the room. So I'm giving up.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Trelliz » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:08 am

More from my abandoned category in the bought/played/completed thread:

Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts
I appreciated the humor but found the actual game outside the vehicle building a bit dull and the controls just never felt right to me.

Gravity Rush Remastered
An interesting premise but i could never get the hang of floating around efficiently and every dialogue seemed to consist of the anime staple 'huh? Whats going on? I don't understand?" school of constant vagueness. Apparently this game introduces loads of plot points which are all left twisting in the wind and i felt no motivation to push on beyond a couple of hours.

Broken Age
Nice art style but seems to be going for the point and click nostalgia a little too hard; i'd rather play Grim Fandango or The Longest Journey instead.

Megaman Collection
If i'm going to be beating my head against a retro game i'd rather play shovel knight. Too hard for my increasingly casual tastes and i have no memory or nostalgia for them from back in the day.

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
I couldn't look at this game for more than about 40 minutes before getting a whiteout-induced headache/eye strain. I might give 2 a go as it has a more varied colour palette.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Vishvanath » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:59 am

Assassins Creed: Syndicate

Stopped playing last week. Couldn't find the next story mission :oops:
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:19 pm

Majoras Mask 3ds. The anxiety of completing quests against the timer got to me and I realised I was not able to enjoy the world due to the constraints imposed. Gave up when collecting the Zorra eggs and not knowing where to go, leading to 2 hours of gameplay being "erased".
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Fade » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:21 pm

Yakuza 0

Repetitive as fook. Also far too easy. And I was playing on Hard
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Death's Head » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:01 pm

Turok :oops:

Feel bad that Pedz gave me a code for free. It just feels so old. I guess 1997 needs to stay in 1997.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Gandalf » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:37 am

Witcher 3 - Don't get me wrong, I loved it. But the size of the game put me off as I knew I won't be able to invest the amount of time into it. :(
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Schumi » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:06 pm

Dirt Rally - Such a boring game, doing the same 6 Rally's over and over again in every championship tier.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Dblock » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:53 pm

Mafia 3 garbage gooseberry fool. The world felt so bland
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Cal » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:16 pm

Ghost Recon: Wildlands (PS4 version)

Every bit as tedious and laughable as I feared. This is 'Tom Clancy Does Just Cause' isn't it? Comical vehicles, pitiful writing and the Ubisoft Open World Grind™. Occasionally pleasant views.

Also, I couldn't get behind the whole notion of fighting on behalf of a bunch of agrarian socialists (Kataris 26). One of the Ghosts characters, right at the very start of the game, says something to the effect that he's uneasy about fighting for such people. A genuine blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment. I couldn't be sure myself, but I picked this up off a forum:

Really feel conflicted about helping a commie, and I'm not the type who cries communism/socialism at everything. Like one of the Ghosts said in the game's opening (at least in the beta) Katari's ideology only leads to more bodies.

http://www.ghostrecon.net/forums/index. ... ataris-26/

I don't fancy fighting a proxy war for Bolivia's equivalent of the Khmer Rouge. I'm out. What on Earth were Ubisoft thinking?
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by OrangeRakoon » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:39 pm

To be fair literally every Tom Clancy game has incredibly questionable ethics and motivations. You're practically the bad guys in The Division. I don't let it get in the way of me enjoying them.

Hearing the Just Cause comparisons makes me more want to play Wildlands. But then I remember I have yet to play JC3!
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Cal » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:53 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:To be fair literally every Tom Clancy game has incredibly questionable ethics and motivations. You're practically the bad guys in The Division.


A completely fair point - it's a moral soup. I guess I just object to the blatant politicisation in GR:W - Ubisoft made no bones about it; they spelled it out (though you had to be paying attention to catch it). But, yeah, in The Division I'm basically playing a gun-fetishing state-mandated executioner...Christ, this is murky. :lol:
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by OrangeRakoon » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:57 pm

It really struck me when I first snuck up on a guy looting a body in the middle of the street and, without warning or giving even the slightest chance for him to surrender, killed him with a silenced shot to the back of the head.

I mean he was wearing a hoodie so legitimate target, right?
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Cal » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:37 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:It really struck me when I first snuck up on a guy looting a body in the middle of the street and, without warning or giving even the slightest chance for him to surrender, killed him with a silenced shot to the back of the head.

I mean he was wearing a hoodie so legitimate target, right?


:lol: Apparently so. I wish there was an option to do - I dunno - maybe an arrest, or a non-fatal take-down of some kind. Just something, as an alternative to mass murder. It really undermines any sense of humanity in these games. It just makes a mockery of that whole 'saving humanity' thing. It's a question for videos games as whole, really, and one that I've been thinking more and more about. Ubisoft are such a strange company - torn between declaring their impeccable inclusive credentials at the start of every Assassins Creed game and the out-and-out butchery of the Clancyverse. A moral conundrum.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Death's Head » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:51 am

Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle (PC)

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The reason I gave up on this? It is basically the shitiest game I can remember playing for more than 20 years. As far as I can see it is about 10 years old, but that really isn't an excuse, this would have been strawberry floating gooseberry fool on release. When it started I thought it was going to be some kind of first person adventure, which I guess it is. However, rather than some kind of animation to show you moving when you click to move in a particular direction, you just have the new location appear, think switching to a different slide on Powerpoint :lol:

I know the technology is different, but I would compare this to something I typed in out of a magazine 30 years ago and then dismissed after about 5 minutes of play. The one saving grace is that downloading it was much faster than typing it in.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Trelliz » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:12 pm

Grim Fandango Remastered - PC

I think i'm just over the adventure/point and click genre; i ended up playing with a guide as i would never have figured out some of the solutions on my own.

Borderlands the Pre-Sequel - PC
I've played through the first game but this just didn't grab me; that and the stupid oxygen system. I'd rather move on to BL2 and the apparently excellent tiny tina dlc, by the end of which i'll have had my fill i think.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Pedz » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:15 pm

I prefer 1 over 2 and 2 over the PS.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by FatDaz » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:46 pm

Pedz wrote:I prefer 1 over 2 and 2 over the PS.


PS has better loot drop mechanics than 2, but story and location in 2 is better than either of the others. Characters and abilities are pretty good in all 3 games and make for interesting choices whatever you pick

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