Games you couldn't get into.

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Re: Games you couldn't get into.

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Post by X-3 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:07 am

Overwatch is another I couldn't really get that into. I played for a week during the initial release window and that was it. It was getting predictable and was getting more frustrating than fun.

Oh, and I sucked, that's probably important.

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Re: Games you couldn't get into.

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Post by Dux is not you » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:42 am

FTL

I tried. For a bit.

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Re: Games you couldn't get into.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:48 am

Super Metroid, I want to like it but I can't stick with it at all.

Final Fantasy V. Following IV is tough but it really is a weak entry.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a decent game but a bad Zelda, not good enough to finish though.

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Re: Games you couldn't get into.

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Post by smol Kat » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:02 am

^So for FFV I came to a similar conclusion back when I first played it (e: but because I played VI first, not IV), but last year led me to the opposite conclusion. The job system is just a really neat gameplay element. I mean, I still didn't finish, but that's because I'm trash, not because I didn't like it. :P
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Re: Games you couldn't get into.

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Post by Dux is not you » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:50 pm

I REALLY HATE POKEMON! wrote:
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Super Metroid, I want to like it but I can't stick with it at all.
Did you enjoy any other Metroid title? How about the metroidvania Castlevania games?

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Re: Games you couldn't get into.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:27 pm

Pretty much any metroidvania game ever. (That's the term, right? For when you have to constantly backtrack to old environments with new equipment to get farther in that direction before backtracking to other environments to get farther in those directions?)

I really can't get into that style of game. It has nothing to do with it being bad. It's not. I just can't play them without feeling like I'm constantly getting lost trying to find that place I was JUST AT and feeling like I'm always re-doing platforming I've already done to get back to places now with upgraded equipment. It is frustrating to me even though I can conceptually understand what makes the formula work and appealing to others. I actually like more linear games because I don't feel like I have to "re-play" parts to get to new stuff, I guess?

There is a 99% chance this reaction is because I grew up playing linear games so metroidvania style games feel backtracky to me by comparison. Dunno. Anyway, I unfortunately don't enjoy them :c

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Re: Games you couldn't get into.

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Post by I am nobody » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:16 pm

Possibly not quite what this topic is about, but I can't get into combo-based fighting games or mania-style (e.g. Guitar Hero) rhythm games because of my inability to follow streams of directional instructions. I used to have major coordination/fine motor issues and needed a few years of OT to get to "normal." You'd never know the difference now except that I still have a ridiculous way of holding a pencil (they tried, but there's no unlearning that) and can't consistently translate "left"/"right" or even "east"/"west" into the right directional motion subconsciously.

That's not an issue for most games, since I can think about the inputs in terms of something else or at least rely on the direction I need to press being the one towards an enemy, but it breaks down almost immediately once, say, Street Fighter tells me that my Spiral Kick of Death is mapped to a DDR sequence. I usually can't even get close to finishing the character tutorials with the combos on screen, let alone memorize them for use against human players. Mania games, meanwhile, become very difficult at four keys and basically impossible at five or more because I'm only going to pick the right finger for the middle columns ~80% of the time.

No idea how common that specific issue is, but it makes those two genres nigh-on unplayable.

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Re: Games you couldn't get into.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:34 pm

Dux is not you wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:50 pm
I REALLY HATE POKEMON! wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:48 am
Super Metroid, I want to like it but I can't stick with it at all.
Did you enjoy any other Metroid title? How about the metroidvania Castlevania games?
Short answer, yes.

Metroid Prime was really great but it's sequel didn't catch me the same way. My VI thought Metroid II was okay but it kinda needs a guide. Hunters was fun but I only did multiplayer, didn't get far in the story mode. Fusion and Zero we're cool but I lost interest like with Super.

Castlevania SotN was cool until they flipped the castle, that was lazy and boring so I quit. The GBA games were better but I only beat Circle of the Moon. I played some PS2 one(s?) but they were mediocre.

I basically feel the same way as AtJ does about the genre, and probably for very similar reasons. There were some exceptions but overall the genre isn't for me, I like a smooth, continuous pace without repetition.

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Re: Games you couldn't get into.

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Post by Booyakasha » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:17 pm

I can't get into 'Mass Effect 2' to save my life.
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Re: Games you couldn't get into.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:18 pm

X-3 wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:07 am
Overwatch is another I couldn't really get that into. I played for a week during the initial release window and that was it. It was getting predictable and was getting more frustrating than fun.

Oh, and I sucked, that's probably important.
i've never played but i've got friends that are super into it and i can tell from the bare minimum that i've watched that it's not my thing

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Re: Games you couldn't get into.

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Post by Marilink » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:32 pm

I REALLY HATE POKEMON! wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:48 am
Final Fantasy V. Following IV is tough but it really is a weak entry.
I understand not getting into it, but “weak entry” is perhaps a bridge too far.

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Post by Dux is not you » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:37 pm

Everyone has a sweet spot on the sliding scale of linearity vs. openness. Individual games may sway it depending on their execution, but you tend to stay within the same interval. The games I most enjoy are somewhere between 3 and 5 on the scale. Incidentally, I just noticed that TV Tropes lists Tales of Symphonia at 4, so what do I know.

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Re: Games you couldn't get into.

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Post by thereisnospoon » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:50 am

Metal Gear Solid V

Still makes me angry to think about.

I hated the mechanics, the graphics, the menu, and those dumb parachutes. 0/5

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Re: Games you couldn't get into.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:36 am

thereisnospoon wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:50 am
Metal Gear Solid V

Still makes me angry to think about.

I hated the mechanics, the graphics, the menu, and those dumb parachutes. 0/5
Same but also MGS4 and kinda MGS3.
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I REALLY HATE POKEMON! wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:48 am
Final Fantasy V. Following IV is tough but it really is a weak entry.
I understand not getting into it, but “weak entry” is perhaps a bridge too far.
True, especially considering I-III haven't aged well and that the series has been kinda bad from XI-XV. I guess saying it's weak is a bit too far.

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Re: Games you couldn't get into.

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Post by I am nobody » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:11 pm

Radiant Historia probably should've been on the list given that I'd made three previous attempts to get into it without ever making it further than two hours, but the remake allowing me to skip all of the terrible combat finally solved the problem. More JRPGs should do that - very few of them benefit from mob battles.

Unfortunately, Bayonetta 2 immediately took its place. Maybe the people that said I didn't need the first game to play it were wrong or maybe it takes longer than 20 minutes to "get" it, but that's all I could take. Glad that was a rental.

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Re: Games you couldn't get into.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:41 am

^ Never tried Bayonetta 2 but the original is no better. It was about 20 minutes me as well before I dismissed it as a weird(er) Devil May Cry ft. boobs.

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Post by Marilink » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:15 am

^I think, if I read Ian’s post correctly, he’s saying that Bayonetta 2 caused him to stop playing Radiant Historia, not that he couldn’t get into Bayonetta 2

But now you’ve got me second guessing myself

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Post by I am nobody » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:17 am

No, IRHP is right. B2 took its place on the list of games I couldn't get into.

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Post by Marilink » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:34 am

Ah, I get it now, I thought you meant “took its place” as in you started playing it and stopped playing Radiant Historia.

My bad.

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Re: Games you couldn't get into.

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Post by thereisnospoon » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:07 am

Will definitely not try any MGS game in the future....

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