Games/moments in games that were too hard for you to get past?

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PostGames/moments in games that were too hard for you to get past?
by ITSMILNER » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:50 am

I remember way back in my youth I used to play Mortal Kombat 2 a ton on the SNES, no matter what character I used I never managed to beat Shao Kahn! I barely got passed Kintaro most of the time but if ever I did and got to Kahn pffft, forget about getting past that guy :lol:

What games/moments in games/bosses etc... have you never been able to beat just purely because its been too hard?

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PostRe: Games/moments in games that were too hard for you to get passed?
by Jenuall » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:53 am

Sometimes in FIFA I find it hard to pass I guess?

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by Buffalo » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:56 am

Xen, in Half Life. I either put in an invincibility cheat or just stop playing.

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by Godzilla » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:58 am

Last boss of sekiro, a game I both love and truly hate. No option to grind and return later. Just get good or quit. So obviously I quit.

I was stuck on Nightbreed on the Amiga (beautiful film and strange game) being chased by a monster and had to bash buttons to run faster. It didn't work. Then years later I tried again and did it by one person battering the mouse and the other the joystick.

Ninja Gaiden - pink demon boss woman - genuinely felt impossible.

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by Tomous » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:12 pm

Couldn't get passed the thread title

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by ITSMILNER » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:45 pm

:shifty:

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by Jenuall » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:58 pm

Finally!

Now I will consider the question properly

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PostRe: Games/moments in games that were too hard for you to get past?
by Rex Kramer » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:06 pm

There is always one achievement/trophy in a Drinkbox game that I just don't have the motor skills to get. Severed, Guacamelee, Mutant Blob, all of them. Have no issue finishing the game but I'll never 100% any of them.

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by rinks » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:08 pm

I don't think I've ever permanently quit because a game was too difficult. I'm way too stubborn to be beaten.

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by JT986M2 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:24 pm

I was going to say Shao Khan in MKII too. Absolute nightmare. There was an end-game character in one of the Tekken games (either two or three, iirc) that, although much more beatable, was stlll a cheating strawberry float sometimes.

I could never get past the first level in the Lion King. Got hopelessly lost in Flashback. I also rage-quit a few times when playing the Ninja Gaiden reboots on the Xbox. I can't remember which specific bosses, but the experience of reaching a specific point and saying 'bugger that' is etched in my brain. I now tend to avoid difficult games - I want to play Cuphead but can't be bothered with the inevitable frustration.

Ori and the Blind Forest was the last game that I persevered through several extremely frustrating moments to complete, all because the story had me hooked.

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by Photek » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:30 pm

Sekiro just kicks my ass, I just don't really get it I think....the entire game is teetering on impossibly hard to me.

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by ITSMILNER » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:42 pm

JT986M2 wrote:I could never get past the first level in the Lion King.


God yes, the SNES era Disney games could be right bastards!

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PostRe: Games/moments in games that were too hard for you to get passed?
by Albear » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:48 pm

Godzilla wrote:I was stuck on Nightbreed on the Amiga (beautiful film and strange game) being chased by a monster and had to bash buttons to run faster. It didn't work. Then years later I tried again and did it by one person battering the mouse and the other the joystick.


Oh my god yes! Was it bugged as I couldn't get passed that bit either!?

Also Days of Thunder on the Amiga was basically impossible. Before the race you had to do a lap whilst keeping your position and not hitting any other cars. It was nigh on impossible and I never actually managed to partake in a single race.

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PostRe: Games/moments in games that were too hard for you to get past?
by jawa_ » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:52 pm

Nearly all games!

I tend to find most games to be pretty difficult. It's good that, in more recent years, games have had skill levels and accessibility options included. I'm not sure why I find 'em so challenging; I got through to the Smaugh and Ornstein boss(es) in Dark Souls and yet other games just seem so tough.

In particular, I get frustrated with Final Fantasy XIV and Elder Scrolls Online. I love the idea of exploring the huge gameworlds and discovering new areas, but the battling and crafting are just mysteries to me. It's too difficult and I don't really seem to improve.

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by Drumstick » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:55 pm

Found Perfect Agent pretty tough back in the day in Perfect Dark. Mostly because my "strategy" never really altered from sprinting around all guns blazing. If I'd been a bit more stealthy I'd have probably been more successful.

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by Godzilla » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:57 pm

Days of Thunder, not thought about that games for about 30 years.

The Amiga was terrible for random bugs and epic difficulty spikes. Shadow of the Beast , most people never saw more than 2 minutes in either direction.

At least YouTube long plays of games are a thing, nice to finally see the later parts of games.

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by Zilnad » Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:19 pm

The Mad Hatter's first level in The Adventures of Batman & Robin. It took me my entire being and then some to beat the Batwing bullet hell level so after that I was just spent and could never muster the fight to carry on.

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by OrangeRKN » Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:28 pm

Wartime Kabuki Robot: Kashiwagi

From Mystical Ninja. We couldn't save the game so this giant robot fight would inevitably mark the end of any playthrough - up till that point though I knew the game well!

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:40 pm

This level, which comes about a third of the way in to Terminator 2 the arcade game on the megadrive. Absolutely impossible to get passed ( ;) ). Even with the menacer instead of pad control, you could never be quick enough to stop the terminator and HKs (they shoot from off screen!). The only way I've seen the and of the game is by using a level skip thanks to an action replay.

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I remember the review of it in something like mean machines Sega showing this screen and saying the review had to and there as they just couldn't get past it.

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PostRe: Games/moments in games that were too hard for you to get past?
by Jenuall » Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:46 pm

I've got strong memories of finding the mine cart level(s?) from Tazmania on the Mega Drive to be an absolute strawberry floating nightmare. Pretty sure we only ever saw the end of that game by cheating back in the day


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