The last game you gave up on and your reasons

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by Trelliz » Mon May 29, 2017 9:07 pm

Max Payne 3 - PC

I bought this years ago and for some reason it didn't work, now it does and I'm just not that into it - maybe I'm getting old but a grim and gritty modern day tale of kidnapping, extortion, betrayal and graphically shooting people in the face just does nothing for me. I definitely preferred MP2 with its quasi-supernatural elements, analogous TV shows running in the background and the general new york noir style to it.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Tafdolphin » Tue May 30, 2017 11:46 am

Prey.

Did not like anything about this at all. Dull story, dull setting, dull gameplay and truly awful, generation-worst combat. I mean that last one, I have not played a AAA game this gen with combat this tedious or unrewarding. A massive disappointment.

Trelliz wrote:Max Payne 3 - PC

I bought this years ago and for some reason it didn't work, now it does and I'm just not that into it - maybe I'm getting old but a grim and gritty modern day tale of kidnapping, extortion, betrayal and graphically shooting people in the face just does nothing for me. I definitely preferred MP2 with its quasi-supernatural elements, analogous TV shows running in the background and the general new york noir style to it.


I think it was the R* patented "10 minute cutscene-2 minute gameplay" style that I bounced off of with this. They were so, so desperate to tell a gritty, realist story that they forgot to actually make any gameplay segment longer than 3 minutes.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Jordan UK » Tue May 30, 2017 12:46 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Prey.

Did not like anything about this at all. Dull story, dull setting, dull gameplay and truly awful, generation-worst combat. I mean that last one, I have not played a AAA game this gen with combat this tedious or unrewarding. A massive disappointment.

Trelliz wrote:Max Payne 3 - PC

I bought this years ago and for some reason it didn't work, now it does and I'm just not that into it - maybe I'm getting old but a grim and gritty modern day tale of kidnapping, extortion, betrayal and graphically shooting people in the face just does nothing for me. I definitely preferred MP2 with its quasi-supernatural elements, analogous TV shows running in the background and the general new york noir style to it.


I think it was the R* patented "10 minute cutscene-2 minute gameplay" style that I bounced off of with this. They were so, so desperate to tell a gritty, realist story that they forgot to actually make any gameplay segment longer than 3 minutes.


I actually thought it picked up significantly towards the end. I remember playing this from start to finish upon release. Different strokes...
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Tafdolphin » Tue May 30, 2017 12:54 pm

Oh it does. But after 10 hours, about 5 of which were actual gameplay, I was done.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Buffalo » Tue May 30, 2017 1:16 pm

I don't know if it's just me, but it also got really bloody hard! A section in a police station about 2/3 through.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Tafdolphin » Tue May 30, 2017 1:19 pm

Buffalo wrote:I don't know if it's just me, but it also got really bloody hard! A section in a police station about 2/3 through.


Took this during my first runthrough way back when:

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Buffalo » Tue May 30, 2017 1:51 pm

Literally the bit I gave up on :lol:
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Tafdolphin » Tue May 30, 2017 2:20 pm

It's so, so strawberry floating cheap. It's not hard because it forces you to adapt, it's not hard because you need to be savvy, it's hard because it spawns enemies behind you at random junctures and forces you to constantly spin around like an explosive catherine-wheel
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Trelliz » Tue May 30, 2017 2:33 pm

Sounds like by stopping quite early on I...dodged a bullet.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Qikz » Tue May 30, 2017 2:35 pm

Bioshock - Got bored with the setting and the story very quickly
Dark Souls - Got bored with the combat.

I very rarely give up on a game. I just don't buy games normally I don't want to play.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Squinty » Tue May 30, 2017 4:13 pm

Max Payne 3 was an utterly shite game. Story sequences bored my tits off. Gameplay was clunky and the level design was crap at times.

That actually describes a lot of Rockstar's output.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Brerlappin » Tue May 30, 2017 5:22 pm

Yeah i strawberry floating abhor Max Payne 3. They took a game that was a great self aware noir pastiche and turned it into Scarface meets a Girls gone wild: Rio edition. Typical Rockstar bullshit, make it as edgy as strawberry floating possible. It honestly doesnt improve on MP2, a game now like 15 or 16 year sold, in any single area. MP2 is so much better than that flaming shitheap of a game its unbelievable.

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It does have a great soundtrack, ill give it that
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Trelliz » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:16 pm

I've tried to go back to the original Borderlands several times after enjoying the Tales game, but they're so mechanically dull with very little story to them at all. I'd rather have a much more focused and linear singleplayer game set in that world telling the same story than what it is.

I also gave Headlander a go from the Adult Swim games humble bundle and enjoyed it for a while but after about 5 hours i'd just checked out; i'm not a huge metroidvania fan and this has been the least unforgiving so i think i'll swerve the genre as a whole.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Death's Head » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:15 pm

Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut (PC/PS3)

In a special 2 for 1 deal I have given up on this on both formats. Originally I was playing it on the PC but there is a bug that won't allow you to use a controller (the camera just constantly spins). Surprisingly, lots of people complaining about this all around the internet but no fixes. I did try playing with keyboard and mouse but it was horrible. So I switched to the PS3 version but there the performance was very poor framerate wise. Graphically it is a very poor game anyway and although it did look interesting, I just can't put up with the PS3 performance. If one day someone fixes the PC controller issue I may return (although probably not as I don't know how I'll ever hear about the fix).

I do want to comment on the beautiful water early on in the game. It looks amazing, it is just a slab of blue with no detail whatsoever. :lol:

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Pedz » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:17 pm

Blackadder is so strawberry floating good.
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PostRe: RE: Re: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Death's Head » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:46 pm

Pedz wrote:Blackadder is so strawberry floating good.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Rubix » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:31 am

Probably will be the surge as I'm not really getting into it
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Brerlappin » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:31 pm

Lords of the Fallen. Gave it a couple of hours but its just shite. If you've ever played a souls game, you really don't need this in your life. Its like they took the souls template and made everything worse. The combat doesn't feel as good, the enemies are generic and uninspired, the levelling system is convoluted for the sake of it, it just feels like Lidl brand Dark Souls.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Trelliz » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:21 pm

Livelock - PC

This game is functionally solid with a semi-interesting trans-humanist premise of fighting to restore humanity after the end of the world, all the time inhabiting a massive robot, however its thoroughly boring to play - upgrades are limited and almost completely linear with little gameplay variation and no loot skinner box mechanic to keep you plugging away.
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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Pedz » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:26 pm

Lidl brand stuff is better than most places.

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