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 :(

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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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Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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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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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Zaichik » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:40 pm

Middle Earth - Shadow of Mordor

I really wanted to enjoy this game because I love Middle Earth, but I am just not. The story is unengaging, the endless brown scenery is just so dreary and the orc voices are irritating. Moreover, I am getting utterly sick of spending ages clearing out orc camps to leave the way clear to kill the captains, only to get killed and find the camp has filled up again when I go back. And if I am rubbish at a game, I don't want it to punish me even more by becoming harder if I die. I am now in the position of having one area of the map where there are three high-level captains - how am I ever going to clear that if they all come running when I attack one of them?! :evil:

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Trelliz » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:50 pm

WRC 6 - Xbox One

This was only a fiver from GAME online so thought i'd give it a try - it looks awful and the framerate is pretty sluggish most of the time. At least Driveclub and Forza Horizon 3 look great in their tradeoff for 30fps. I'm going to trade it in for £9 at a GAME store (no wonder they're going bust) for some steam credit or something and dig into the myriad Dirt and even prior WRC games on PC that will look and run better with a bigger car roster.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Photek » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:24 pm

Qikz wrote: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.

Good god.

I gave up on......well I always tend to go back to almost everything, maybe Watchdogs 1....

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by IAmTheSaladMan » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:15 pm

I haven't quite given up on Dragon Warrior VII but I'm getting close, it's just becoming such a chore to play now. I'm about 80 hours in and I'd wager a good 15-20 hours of that was just grinding without actually getting anywhere. I'm currently stuck on a boss who fights really dirty by putting my party to sleep and poisoning them in his opening turn so they all die a few turns later before I've even got any offence in. I don't want to give up entirely as that's 80+ hours down the drain but it's certainly on the back burner for the time being.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Squinty » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:54 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:I haven't quite given up on Dragon Warrior VII but I'm getting close, it's just becoming such a chore to play now. I'm about 80 hours in and I'd wager a good 15-20 hours of that was just grinding without actually getting anywhere. I'm currently stuck on a boss who fights really dirty by putting my party to sleep and poisoning them in his opening turn so they all die a few turns later before I've even got any offence in. I don't want to give up entirely as that's 80+ hours down the drain but it's certainly on the back burner for the time being.


I still have Dragon Quest IX in its shrink wrapping. The grindy nature of these games is something that turns me off these days. I might give it a try at some point.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Gemini73 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:03 pm

TW3.

Every time I start playing I'm initially wowed by it all, but within the hour I find myself shutting the game down. Like Elite Dangerous, TW3 simply does not grab me for any real length of time. That initial wow factor soon gives way to bordom. Time to accept the fact that this much loved ARPG just isn't for me.

On the plus side the game was gifted to me so I'm not out of pocket.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by IAmTheSaladMan » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:21 pm

Squinty wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:I haven't quite given up on Dragon Warrior VII but I'm getting close, it's just becoming such a chore to play now. I'm about 80 hours in and I'd wager a good 15-20 hours of that was just grinding without actually getting anywhere. I'm currently stuck on a boss who fights really dirty by putting my party to sleep and poisoning them in his opening turn so they all die a few turns later before I've even got any offence in. I don't want to give up entirely as that's 80+ hours down the drain but it's certainly on the back burner for the time being.


I still have Dragon Quest IX in its shrink wrapping. The grindy nature of these games is something that turns me off these days. I might give it a try at some point.


The PS1 version Dragon Warrior VII is notoriously grind heavy. Not so much for raw levels but for the abilities you unlock by raising class levels. I think they sort of fixed this in the 3DS version with the Slime Forest allowing you to easily gain class levels. It was rattling along at a pretty nice pace too but the last few bosses have really slowed it down to a crawl.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by _/\_YUNGSTAR_/\_ » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:18 pm

Gave up on Psycho Pass Manditory update after 2 hours, got seriously bored with it.

Thought I'd then just play through for the trophies, so started again and gave up after 3.5 hours and that was with constant pressing the button to skip through text quickly.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Gemini73 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:52 pm

Deadlight.

Just fired it up again and was swiftly reminded why I gave up on it the first time around: The collapsing building section.

It's frankly impossible. Isn't helped by the game not having the most responsive of controls, whether using m/k or a control pad.

Uninstalled. Again. :lol:

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Brerlappin » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:25 pm

I hate to say it but Soul Reaver 2 is a game I just can't carry on with. I finished it back in 2001 but sadly game development has moved on and left games like this long behind. The gameplay itself isn't even that bad, but the complete lack of objectives, no waypoint markers, and completely misleading hints ("shoot projectile to illuminate markers" it tells you at one point, despite you not having any ability to shoot projectiles). The controls are horrendous too. No analog camera controls really strawberry floats it up too. It's a shame, because I loved this back in the day, finished every blood omen and soul Reaver game, and the story and acting are still incredible

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Lotus » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:46 am

Burnout Revenge

I think 'given up' is overstating it slightly here, but I've stopped playing it earlier than I planned to. I reached the highest rank - Elite - but the events are just too tedious and samey now to be any fun. Plus the frustrations of the game have been magnified having played it for so long, to the point where I get really annoyed with it. As I said in the Currently Playing thread, the game is too long for its own good. Had fun for the first few hours, but there's not enough variety (or fun) to prevent it from becoming a slog.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Curls » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:08 pm

The fun was in the online play...unfortunately that's long ago died.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by IAmTheSaladMan » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:11 am

Disney Pixar's Up on PS3. Played a demo of this years ago and remembered enjoying it so I thought I'd give it a look and it was pretty decent. It plays quite similarly to a Lego game although it's very linear.

6/10

EDIT: Wrong thread... stupid beer!

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Trelliz » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:37 pm

Just Cause 3 - PS4 (PS+)

Runs awfully and manages to make blowing stuff up into a checklist chore. Real by-the-numbers stuff despite the improved mobility and i can't imagine the plot is worth sticking around for.

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