Edit: I apologize for how sloppy this looks. It looked way better in the preview but I don't have time to try and fix it. Try to ignore if you can please. Thanks!
There are a few games that I genuinely really like ,damn near love, that for one reason or another I just stopped playing. Maybe another game came along and stole its thunder. Maybe you put it off for a little too long and have trouble going back. Maybe you have ADD and something more new and shiny distracted you. Either way, some of these games when you see them in your library you stare longingly at them and think "why not you? Why out of all the other questionable titles that I chose to spend my time with I somehow, for some reason left you behind? You need love too video game. But not now... not from me... I'm sorry"....
What was I talking about? Oh yeah, abandonment issues. Right! Okay, so this is a list of games I feel bad about not finishing. If you have a few why not share them with us and we can wade through this river of disappointment together.
My List of shame
This is probably the most upsetting of all the games I list here today. I know its fantastic but I burnt myself out on it but trying to do everything all at once and I hate myself (figuratively) for not finishing it all the way. I think I got to the part where you save the girl that sings that awesome build that wall song.
2. Alan Wake
I liked the story, the writing, the Twin Peaks weirdness, the characters, I liked it all but the game play. The combat is fine for the most part but there is just way too much of it. If Alan Wake was maybe a few hours shorter I think maybe I would have finished it. Instead I'm left here thinking of what could have been.
"I liked what you had goin for you Alan but Energizer's are shitty batteries"
3. Alpha Protocol
Man what a rough, promising, sloppy, cool game this is. The concept is awesome, the characters were cool, the dialog and branching story stuff is all a really good idea... Too bad everything about the way it played was terrible. I sunk about six hours into Alpha Protocol and I'll never forget that good time I spent trying to fall in love with it. If only you could actually shoot at what you were aiming at.
4. Borderlands 2
I love you Borderlands, with your devil may care attitude, your suave sleek good looks, all your loot (so much loot!). If you weren't so much like your older brother we may have had more of a chance. But I've been with games like you already and I just want something different. We can still be friends though right? Right? Where you going? Come on, don't be that way. Okay one more time...
Alright, see ya!
Bully was always a game I was interested in. It had violence, slingshots, romance, firecrackers and everything a growing boy needs. For some reason I didn't pick it up when it was new. I ended up not getting until about a year or two ago on the PC. I heard all the hype around it but never really gave it a true shot till then. And hey, what do you know its good. Though all the charm in the world cant detract from the fact that it hasn't aged as well as one would hope.
"I never thought I was a shallow person but you've shown me who I really am inside, a judgmental "Plastic" and you... well, your just an old bully."
6. Grand Theft auto 4/5
Yup, got a twofer for ya. I'll be the first to tell you how much a I really enjoy the GTA series of games. Though I feel they all suffer from a similar problem. They are way too god damn long! Don't get me wrong, I love longer game experiences, It feels like you get your moneys worth, but if you can't hold my attention throughout your 40 hour or over run time than you're just gonna get left behind.
"I'ma on the move type of gal and you can't just expect me to wait around forever for you to show me what you really are. I gotta move on"
7. Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Sexy vampires? check. Cool RPG game play? check. Good story? check. Awful goth club music? double check. Vampire is just a cool, decently well put together game. Couldn't tell you why I didn't finish it but I kind of wish I saw everything it had to offer. Maybe in the next life.
8. The Witcher
Ah yes, The Witcher. I love that this game exists. Right when when we thought there was no more room for a complex western (Swedish? I don't own a map) style RPG the white wolf shows up to force push it's way into our hearts. It is a little rough around the edges but that's part of its charm. Still though it's charm wasn't enough for me to see my way all the way through its mature, stylish, flawed journey. Good thing Wikipedia exists is all I'm say'n.
9. Mass Effect 3
Oh Mass Effect 3, you controversial S.O.B. (rhyming is fun) Unfortunately I never got to see what was so controversial about you because I couldn't bring myself to finish you. You weren't bad by any means but you just weren't the Mass Effect game I was looking for. Maybe, It's me. Maybe I've outgrown you. Maybe, I was over you before you even came into my life. It's not that I don't love you I just love the idea of you more.
10. Saints Row IV
It played well, it was funny, and I liked the way it it looked at me like I was the only one in the room but Saints Row the fourth just didn't draw me in the way I hoped it would. The first hour or so was pretty promising but after an hour or two of running around the city, collecting every blue fuzzy thing I saw while singing the Outkast classic B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad) at the top of my lungs. somehow along the way it lost its muster. Maybe, one day I will return but today is not that day.
So there you go Internet, ten games I wished I finished. What are some of your's and why did love steer you wrong?
Honorable mentions: Gunpoint, Darksiders 2, Company of Heroes, Far Cry 2, L.A. Noire, Final Fantasy 3/6?,Ni No Kuni, Tomb Raider (2013), Persona 3