After seeing some of the threads today I started thinking about how some games leave bad tastes in my mouth not because of the game itself but because of something else. I just wanted to know if you guys have any good examples of this happening. Here are some of my examples.
Portal: All of the memes and jokes. I'm so sick of hearing all of them even to this day that I don't think I could ever play through this game again. Which is a shame because it's one of my favorite games.
The Witcher: I played through probably the first five or so hours and then lost my save. I just can't bring myself to go through the entire start of that game again, it doesn't bother me much because I got the game for 5 bucks but still.
Mass Effect 3: No not the ending, or even that I didn't like it or that other people don't like it. It comes down to two things. 1. All of the complaining before the game even came out. I played through the entire game waiting for everything to go to shit and it never did, it doesn't sound like a bad thing but when you play through a game expecting it to become terrible out of the blue it's hard to enjoy it. 2. It's Impossible to talk to anyone about this game without talking about the ending. Whenever I want to talk to a friend or anyone online about something in this game the topic always comes to the ending and guess what I've had that conversation, one billion times.
Dragon Age 2: While we're on Bioware I should list Dragon Age 2. I played through it once and thought it was decent, but when I played through it I hadn't heard any of the complaints about it. When I was finished with it I was left with the feeling of "That was alright, not really what I wanted from Bioware or Dragon Age, but eh". Then I heard everything about it and honestly I don't want to play it again because I feel my opinion on it would drastically change.
WoW: I just hate most of the community at this point and can't play it because of that. I'm not saying everyone who plays WoW is a dick and I know some great people in that game but still. Fuck most of that community.
Uncharted 2: I was late to the Uncharted craze and picked this up last summer finally. All the hype kind of ruined it though. I was expecting such amazing things and you know what? It was great but it didn't seem like this super crazy thing. I think if I didn't hear all the hype about it I would have enjoyed it more.
Anyway I just want to hear other users experience with this phenomenon.