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#1 Edited by michaelfossbakk (236 posts) -

Too many times have I either intended to buy a game and then lost interest by the time it came out or actually bought it only to loose interest or get sidetracked before I could finish. So, GB, what's your biggest game(s) that you always meant to play but never did?

I'll start: Half-Life 1, KOTOR, Fallout 3, Mass Effect series, Tales of Vesperia, and Batman Arkham Asylum.

EDIT: Wow! So many games... Now I have a few more to add to my list - thanks to you guys: Resonance of Fate, FF 7, FF 10, Uncharted 2 & 3, The first Deus Ex, Assassin's Creed series, Ocarina of Time, and Shadow of the Colossus. But, you'll be happy to know I started playing HL1; 2 hours in and loving it!

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36047 posts) -

Define "biggest".

#3 Posted by JasonR86 (9609 posts) -

I don't know what is meant by 'biggest' but the game I've most wanted to play but never had is the King's Field game that was released on the PS2. I adored the first two and really wanted to play the PS2 version but I never owned a PS2 and it was never ported to anything else (I don't think it sold very well).

#4 Posted by TheHT (10904 posts) -

Witcher. I can never get past the first town. I bone that waitress and then find myself playing other games, forgetting about The Witcher.

Also always wanted to play the System Shock games.

#5 Posted by falling_fast (2190 posts) -

my pile of shame is giant and super embarrassing.

#6 Edited by Zacagawea (1582 posts) -

Deus Ex: HR and Kotor are really the only ones I regret not playing.

I guess I could go play both of those right now but old game is old and I hate actually playing Deus Ex.

#7 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

i have a bunch of games that i never got to finish. i am kind of working on them slowly. there are other games that i plan on getting also.

#8 Posted by ThePaleKing (613 posts) -

After watching the Yakuza: Dead Souls video, I wish I had played the other Yakuza games. Same as Patrick I had always meant to but not go around to them, and now that there are 4 of them I can't see myself doing it; I would have to play the other 3 first, and after playing the first one I'm sure I would be worn out with the series.

#9 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5806 posts) -

Final Fantasy VII

#10 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@damnable_fiend said:

my pile of shame is giant and super embarrassing.

And no matter how hard I work and how many miles I run to reduce that pile it somehow grows and piles on more and more, deepening my misery.
#11 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -
@AhmadMetallic
@damnable_fiend said:

my pile of shame is giant and super embarrassing.

And no matter how hard I work and how many miles I run to reduce that pile it somehow grows and piles on more and more, deepening my misery.
This pretty much sums up my situation.
#12 Edited by Draxyle (1793 posts) -

I was proud of myself to finally go back to the original Deus Ex for the first time just a few months back, which held up fairly well despite the aggressively aged parts of it.

But my biggest shame is Planescape Torment. I love the heck out of Baldur's Gate and the other infinity engine games, but I never know this similarly styled game even existed until last year. I picked it up on GOG but.. I have a hard time playing it. It just aged a bit too much for me and I can't handle the janky UI and movement. I even modded it (with most of the GOG recommended mods), but it wasn't enough. I do intend to go back to it.. but it's a hard sell for me.

Thief 2 is a similar situation. I bought it just a couple months ago.. but same thing. Can't push myself through it. The game doesn't give me enough information to handle it's complexities in the way a modern game would. Though this might be solved by reading the manual, this was made in that period where one actually mattered. It was just a bit overwhelming to me.

Heavy Rain is on also my shame list, I really aught to play it before I accidentally get spoiled someday. I just don't have the motivation for whatever reason.

And just as a general note, with some exceptions I missed a whole giant section of PC gaming back when I was younger, when things like Counterstrike, Quake, UT, and Half-life were huge. I missed out on that entire scene and you can never really go back to that era again (I did eventually get around to playing Half-life 1 just a couple years back at least).

#13 Posted by SoleVillain (40 posts) -

I hate final fantasy games. I credit this to never getting a chance to play them when they were in their prime.

#14 Posted by BPRJCTX (704 posts) -

Too many to list, some of them i even have at home...

Just don't have the time or will to start them...

#15 Posted by SSully (4128 posts) -

I never played shadow of the collasus or ico sadly. But I recently got the hd collection, so I should fix this sin soon enough

#16 Edited by Draxyle (1793 posts) -

@SoleVillain said:

I hate final fantasy games. I credit this to never getting a chance to play them when they were in their prime.

I can sympathize with this. Once you miss the initial boat for a Final Fantasy game, it's hard to go back. I started with Final Fantasy 7 myself, and I loved the heck out of the entire PSX trilogy of 7, 8, and 9. But when I go back to play the older ones (1 through 6).. they're still good, but I don't get close to the same reverence for them as someone who played them when they were new. Age also holds back 7-9 for the same exact reasons for a modern gamer.

And of course, the series took a cliff dive after FFX (I know this is subjective, but there have been drops in content quality). I can't imagine someone getting into the Final Fantasy franchise now with much success.

#17 Posted by Butano (1728 posts) -

Final Fantasy VI, VII, and the Metal Gear Solid series. Grew up with Nintendo until the Xbox came out, and came around to getting a PS3 about 2 years ago. Played MGS 4, but without any knowledge or connection to characters and their backstories, I really didn't care much for it.

#18 Posted by crusader8463 (14414 posts) -

The Simpsons Game. I played the demo when it came out and really enjoyed it, but it took years before it dropped to a price I was willing to pay. Now it's been sitting on my shelf for a very long time. Same thing with Valkyria Chronicles , but that one came with the added benefit of me selling my PS3 shortly before discovering that game and then spending a long time trying to get one again.

Skimming over my backlog, these are a few more of the really big ones I wanted to play for a long time but can never seem to get on them:

#19 Posted by EVO (3868 posts) -

Pretty much every point & click adventure game, particularly the LucasArts ones.

#20 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -
@Zacagawea

Deus Ex: HR and Kotor are really the only ones I regret not playing.

I guess I could go play both of those right now but old game is old and I hate actually playing Deus Ex.

Still early for deus ex hr. that was the first in the series I've played and had a blast with it
#21 Edited by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -

I wish I could get into the old Black Isle isometric RPGs, but the dated graphics seem to blur into each other, which makes it very hard to see and hurts my eyes, hope someone makes a kickstarter for re-releasing those games in HD or something.

I also wish I could get into all the JRPGs people keep recommending, but that I can't play due to not having the needed console or because portable game prices are completely unreasonable. $40 for a DS game? Hell no.

#22 Posted by MetalBaofu (1352 posts) -

@ThePaleKing said:

After watching the Yakuza: Dead Souls video, I wish I had played the other Yakuza games. Same as Patrick I had always meant to but not go around to them, and now that there are 4 of them I can't see myself doing it; I would have to play the other 3 first, and after playing the first one I'm sure I would be worn out with the series.

Just start with 3. It has a nice enough little section that explains what happened in 1 and 2.

#23 Posted by wemibelec90 (1558 posts) -

Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 have always REALLY intrigued me but I just can't stand the ancient interfaces. Lucky for me, they are remaking them.

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#24 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
@wemibelec90 said:

Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 have always REALLY intrigued me but I just can't stand the ancient interfaces. Lucky for me, they are remaking them.

I am in a similar boat. I always enjoyed watching a friend play BG1 back as a kid but I recently tried to play it only to give up, mostly because the game was not good at conveying how stats, attacks, and characters related to one another. I had many times where my main character (a warrior) would just randomly die in one attack but then fighting the same enemy would take no damage. I could not really decipher the combat log to learn from any mistakes and it made playing the game a hassle. Also the game was not very good at even hinting where to go next for story related stuff (a common problem for that age of gaming, really). News of the remakes have me excited as I might be able to finally play through them. 
#25 Posted by Fasckira (62 posts) -

Theres been quite a few games that I got super excited for their release but by the time they did come out I was just like, "Meh...". Biggest culprit was Blur but I blame Steam for that: at the time I didn't have a console, just the PC but Steam listed Blur as being released on the a specific date, alongside the console release date. Was delighted, but then about a week before I went to preorder it and it was missing from Steam.

Checked in the local HMV and they didn't have a release date for the PC version at all. Checked on the forums and it seemed to be a common problem, it was like the PC version had just vanished. By the time it did come out I had just got bored with the idea and never went back to check it. Since then however a friend of mine has said he played it and really enjoyed it but the multiplayer side is quite quiet, kind of removing the purpose of playing it for me.

I may still pick it up at some point on the console, get a bit of split screen action on the go, but Im certainly in no hurry!

#26 Posted by Beforet (2912 posts) -

Really, I could say my entire steam library, but Witcher 2 in particular.

#27 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Xbox360/PS3 exclusives. Red Dead Redemption the most...probably, along with Dark Souls.

#28 Posted by The_Hiro_Abides (1255 posts) -

Looking at my backlog...

Yakuza 3 - At least I'm in the middle somewhere.

Yakuza 4

Crackdown

Phantasy Star 2 -Played at least half over the yaers at some point before I got the PS3 collection.

Phantasy Star 3 - Basically finished the the first game and the 4th game so I would like to see it at some point.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - In the middle.

Halo 3 - I've beat one, ODST and Reach but I had trouble jumping into this after beating the sequels.

Ninja Gaiden 2 - I beat Ninja Gaiden Sigma but that apparently didn't prepare me for this.

Baldur's Gate 1 - I've beat 2 and Throne of Bhaal but never played more than a couple of hours of the first one.

Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Skies of Arcadia Legends

Metroid Prime 2 - Beat 1 and 3 just haven't got around to this one.

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Elder Scrolls: Skyrim - Beat everything except the main story.

Elder Scrolls: Oblivion - Beat everything except the main story and also don't have a save anymore.

Uncharted 2

Vanquish

Amped 3

Contra: Shattered Soldier

God Hand

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

Alundra

Vagrant Story - Got to the final boss and never won. Lost that save ages ago and haven't fought my way since.

Well at least this doesn't include my Steam or GOG backlog.

#29 Posted by BeachThunder (11704 posts) -

Dear Deus Ex 1, one day I will get beyond your second area.

#30 Posted by RWBladewing (117 posts) -

Jade Empire. Bought it when it first came out, still sitting around somewhere wrapped in its original packaging. Also Left 4 Dead 2 when my friends were actually still playing it. Playing now isn't quite the same.

#31 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

The MGS series, mostly. Never had a PS2 or PS3.

#32 Posted by Village_Guy (2499 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid series - never had a PS2 and only got a PS3 recently, though I am planning on playing them at some point in my life.

Aaaand maybe... Final... Fantasy? I don't know, I never cared or liked that series, but I guess it might be because I never played any of the older games when they were fresh...

#33 Edited by fisk0 (3857 posts) -

Quite a few PC games I used to see in stores in the 90's and early 2000's that I really regret not picking up, as they have become impossible to find. Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi, Clive Barker's Undying, Cybermage: Darklight Awakening and the KKnD series would be at the top of the list, but there are hundreds more.
 
If this is about games I actually already own, there are already almost 600 of them that I haven't (or have just barely) played, and on top of that list I'd probably put Republic: The Revolution and Resonance of Fate.

#34 Posted by darkmoney52 (49 posts) -

Planescape Torment. I was too young when it came out, and never quite got around to getting it until a few weeks ago. Played it for a couple hours with it crashing at fifteen minute intervals and haven't touched it since.

#35 Posted by Hizang (8533 posts) -

I'm working through my pile of shame slowly but steadily, out of all of them though funnily enough I'm sad about not really touching Muramasa Demon Blade.

#36 Posted by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -

I really really plan to play Planescape at some point.

For about 5 years now.

#37 Posted by BeachThunder (11704 posts) -

Put me down for Planscape Torment too; I've started playing it three times, but I haven't ended up going further than the first area =(

...someday...

#38 Posted by captain_clayman (3319 posts) -

oh god the list, it's too huge.

#39 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5137 posts) -

RDR

#40 Posted by jakkblades (397 posts) -

Virtually any Sony exclusive. Never owned a Sony console. So no FF games, no MGS, no Jak Ratchet Killzone or Thatgamecompany games. I'd like to play all those at some point.

#41 Posted by MisterBananaFoam (48 posts) -

I never finished Half Life 2, Skyrim, or Alan Wake, and I haven't played any new games this year besides maybe Gotham City Impostors. I'm eagerly awaiting Max Payne 3, though.

Oh, and Bulletstorm, Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Deus Ex Human Revolution, Assassin's Creed Revelations (I have it, I just want to beat 1, 2, and Brotherhood first), Mario Party 9, and maybe Binary Domain.

#42 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

Half Life. Would almost say Mass Effect, but I actually played the demos and just didn't like it. Still felt as though I was missing something though.

#43 Posted by GunstarRed (5037 posts) -

There was a pretty long period where I kept telling myself I was going to play Fallout 3...and then God of War 3 and then Deus Ex. I have a feeling I will never play any of these games at this point.

#44 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6386 posts) -

Too many to list. I should really play the Hitman series, the Final Fantasy series, the Deus EX series, the metal Gear Solid series (although, I have played Metal Gear Solid), the Silent Hill series, the Splinter Cell series and the Devil May Cry series, among many others. Much embarrassment because of these.

#45 Edited by Ares42 (2581 posts) -

Ocarina of Time. Absolutely loved A Link to the Past, but never owned a N64 and it always comes out as a top 3 on all "best game ever" lists. Unfortunately at this point I'm pretty sure it's so outdated that even if I play it it won't have amywhere close to the impact it had when it came out.

#46 Posted by MoseSSesoM (235 posts) -

Beyond Good and Evil

#47 Posted by SlashDance (1804 posts) -

Psychonauts.

And the dozens of steam games I never touched...

#48 Posted by weegieanawrench (1935 posts) -

Assassins Creed 2, KOTOR.

#49 Posted by Duder_Me (307 posts) -

Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal. I played the first two.

#50 Posted by ddensel (371 posts) -

Mostly stuff on consoles I don't own (PS2/PS3 and Wii). Metal Gear Solid 3, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, the Uncharted series, Wario Land Shake it, Super Mario Galaxy 2 etc.