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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by skarmachild » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:01 pm

Everybodys Gone to the Rapture - meh, got bored like 10 minutes in, too slow for me. looks lovley but voice acting and script seemed average
Firewatch - got to like day 60, stuff is starting to happen but the expansive confusing map is getting to me. might come back to it. loved the voice work.
GTA V - bought too many Ps4 games, this got dragged under. fun to drive about in, love the fake-facebook company.
No Mans Sky - got bored early on, watched like 40 hours of gameplay, maybe that killed me lol. not much to do?
Zelda BoTW - started on Master Mode, very hard enemies, gave up, also gave up on normal mode ive explored a lot of the map but nothing grips me.
Elite Dangerous - got too confused with this game, shipped out to a very distant space station for big profit, costs too much to get back. Confused.
Elder Scrolls Online - played this straight for like a month, got very invested in this MMO-hole then realised too much of a time sink, having no friends on PS4 doesn help ive been playing it like a single player game

I GIVE UP ON ALOOTT

Though I did just finish Life is Strange on PS4, one of the best games ive played in a very long time. Voice acting is great, writing takes a dip after Episode 1 but alot of it is very well written, especially things like the Diarys and Text messages.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Saint of Killers » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:32 pm

Monster Hunter World - Sluggish and unsatisfying combat. Maybe not the best game to get into whilst I have a particularly shitty cold? *shrug*

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by kerr9000 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:46 pm

If you count giving up as well just stopping playing it could be any number of games... I tend to play stuff for a bit then wander off forget it exists and then come back to it and finish it later sometimes even years later... If you mean what I mean by given up on as in slammed the bugger down and said sod you never again then the last game I did that with was X-men Wolverine Origins on the xbox 360. I had really been enjoying the game but I just couldnt kill the end boss and it was driving me crazy.

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PostRe: RE: Re: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Death's Head » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:49 pm

kerr9000 wrote:If you count giving up as well just stopping playing it could be any number of games... I tend to play stuff for a bit then wander off forget it exists and then come back to it and finish it later sometimes even years later... If you mean what I mean by given up on as in slammed the bugger down and said sod you never again then the last game I did that with was X-men Wolverine Origins on the xbox 360. I had really been enjoying the game but I just couldnt kill the end boss and it was driving me crazy.
"Instructions" in first post. Not saying you didn't read it or anything....

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by kerr9000 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:56 pm

I read it but I can be a bit thick at times lol

I just dont count giving up as giving it a break (yeah sometimes a 5 minute break becomes a 5 year one) I count giving up as if I ever think of playing that again I will go all Hulk on it..

By the way nice name/avatar I loved that dude when he showed up in the old 80's Transformers comics

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Vermilion » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:20 pm

Yooka Laylee

I battled that final boss again and again, but the fight was just too damn drawn out, and the controls for it were just too fiddly.

In the end i just gave up and headed back to playing CoD.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by TheChosenOne » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:43 pm

There are only 2 games I can think I've given up on.

Pikmin was the first. The mechanics were fun, but I just kept messing up a day, redoing it, and then messing up again until I got frustrated and gave up. Tried it again a few years later and got the same result, accepted it wasn't for me.

For the second I got Fire Emblem Sacred Stones on the 3DS Ambassador Program and decided to give it a shot. Got a few missions in and enjoyed what I played, but just ended up falling away and giving my attention to other games. I gave it a second shot too, same result.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Kriken » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:47 pm

Not literally the last one I gave up on, but Mother 3 was the latest game I really tried to get back in to before deciding I really couldn't be bothered.

I have tried to play through this game several times. I think in an earlier playthrough I was around halfway in. The story is good, the way it's told is good. The game is charming and I like the quirkness of the characters and the world. But I find the actual gameplay/battle-system so boring.


I gave up on Pikmin when I played it years ago (like maybe 10 years ago or more now), traded it in for another game. But I went back to it a few months ago and I loved it. Pikmin 2, not so much.

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by RainbowGazelle » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:03 pm

I just stopped playing Sleeping Dogs after that bit
where that wedding is destroyed and any character I cared about is murdered.

Just couldn't be bothered with it after that, which is a shame, because I loved what I played.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Blue Canary » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:07 pm

Cuphead. I got past the first island, then I tried to take on the food themed one and went "Bugger this".

It's a beautiful game and I love everything about the music and aesthetic, but bloody hell did I find it hard.

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PostRe: RE: Re: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Death's Head » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:17 pm

Blue Canary wrote:Cuphead. I got past the first island, then I tried to take on the food themed one and went "Bugger this".

It's a beautiful game and I love everything about the music and aesthetic, but bloody hell did I find it hard.
Did you play this on the easiest level? If so, you need to do it all on the harder level if you want to do the finale after island 3. Didn't find this out until I'd completed island 3 and have since been playing through the bosses at the harder level in the hope of one day completing it. Just finished all of the bosses on island 2. Island 3 is up next when I can muster the strength to continue.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by skarmachild » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:03 pm

kerr9000 wrote:I read it but I can be a bit thick at times lol

I just dont count giving up as giving it a break (yeah sometimes a 5 minute break becomes a 5 year one) I count giving up as if I ever think of playing that again I will go all Hulk on it..

By the way nice name/avatar I loved that dude when he showed up in the old 80's Transformers comics


Yeah i mean we all give up on games and go back to them days, months , years later.

to that extent i gave up on my harvest moon snes game back in the 90s, think it was because i couldnt get the blue haired church girl to marry me

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by GuitarHero » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:52 pm

I think it was Yooka Laylee, man was that game just a chore to do after a while. I said to myself I'd return to it after a while, but after a couple of months I uninstalled it as I was just kidding myself.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Squinty » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:48 am

Steamworld Heist. I didn't like the procedurally generated maps. They dragged the game down considerably. I can't see me going back to it. It's a shame as I loved Steamworld Dig.

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PostRe: RE: Re: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Blue Canary » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:00 am

Death's Head wrote:
Blue Canary wrote:Cuphead. I got past the first island, then I tried to take on the food themed one and went "Bugger this".

It's a beautiful game and I love everything about the music and aesthetic, but bloody hell did I find it hard.
Did you play this on the easiest level? If so, you need to do it all on the harder level if you want to do the finale after island 3. Didn't find this out until I'd completed island 3 and have since been playing through the bosses at the harder level in the hope of one day completing it. Just finished all of the bosses on island 2. Island 3 is up next when I can muster the strength to continue.


I played on the harder difficulty because I heard about that before starting the game and thought I'd rather not have to backtrack through all the bosses. Then I gave up.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Jamo3103 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:13 am

Behold the Kickmen

Thought this might be a fun alternative football game, the pitch of it as a football game by somebody that didn't particularly like or understand football sounded interesting and gameplay wise it looked a little bit like Sensible Soccer meets Mario Football. After about an hour and a half of play though I've given up on it, at times it's fairly fun but the mechanics are really hit and miss, when they work it plays okay but often they're quite broken which makes it a really frustrating experience. Silly rules are then added to it which, when combined with the poor AI, often make the game feel totally unfair.

The 'comedy' aspect of the game is pretty dreadful too, primary school esque humour poking fun at football with phrases like 'you did a goal' popping up all over the place, there is the occasional decent parody of football culture hidden away but all that does is highlight what a missed opportunity the script is as a whole.

I only paid about £2 for this and considering that I've had a reasonable amount of play out of it but I still wish I hadn't bothered!

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Trelliz » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:43 am

Squinty wrote:Steamworld Heist. I didn't like the procedurally generated maps. They dragged the game down considerably. I can't see me going back to it. It's a shame as I loved Steamworld Dig.


Out of interest, how did the maps make it worse for you? I'm playing through it at the moment and yes, they can be a bit samey but not enough to turn me off it compared to some of the other stuff i've given up on.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Blue Canary » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:03 pm

Jamo3103 wrote:Behold the Kickmen

Thought this might be a fun alternative football game, the pitch of it as a football game by somebody that didn't particularly like or understand football sounded interesting and gameplay wise it looked a little bit like Sensible Soccer meets Mario Football. After about an hour and a half of play though I've given up on it, at times it's fairly fun but the mechanics are really hit and miss, when they work it plays okay but often they're quite broken which makes it a really frustrating experience. Silly rules are then added to it which, when combined with the poor AI, often make the game feel totally unfair.

The 'comedy' aspect of the game is pretty dreadful too, primary school esque humour poking fun at football with phrases like 'you did a goal' popping up all over the place, there is the occasional decent parody of football culture hidden away but all that does is highlight what a missed opportunity the script is as a whole.

I only paid about £2 for this and considering that I've had a reasonable amount of play out of it but I still wish I hadn't bothered!


I read an article on it ages ago and I was hoping it would be good. From what i've heard so far however I shan't bother.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by Squinty » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:16 pm

Trelliz wrote:
Squinty wrote:Steamworld Heist. I didn't like the procedurally generated maps. They dragged the game down considerably. I can't see me going back to it. It's a shame as I loved Steamworld Dig.


Out of interest, how did the maps make it worse for you? I'm playing through it at the moment and yes, they can be a bit samey but not enough to turn me off it compared to some of the other stuff i've given up on.


It seems to randomly generate cover points for your bots. Sometimes, it just doesn't generate enough cover for the 3 or 4 robots you are using. I had two or three missions go really badly because of this, played through them again they were piss easy. It really annoyed me.

I would have preferred the levels to be designed from the ground up.

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PostRe: The last game you gave up on and your reasons
by OrangeRKN » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:04 pm

I do think Steamworld Heist would be better with fully designed maps, but I think it does a good job of them (they are clearly tweaked every level to heavily favour particular layouts, so they are mostly designed).

As you say cover placement can seem the most randomised, but I probably only had myself stuck without cover once or twice in the game. Lack of cover can be worked around though if you play aggressively, which I found the game encourages.


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