Last of Us. It took me a while to finish it because the whole game really didn't "click" for me until around half way through. It was so repetitive and boring. Some story - open area where you try to stealth and get into a firefight if you fail - progress a little ahead - more open area sequenses or story and repeat. The story wasn't enough for me to like the game at first, but for some point the combat and everything just clicked for me and it got somehow easier, but also so much more exciting. The story ended up being very cool, but imo the game is still really overrated. I did love it though, after some time.
I agree with this. I was horrible at the combat and it was really dragging the game down, and then during the winter chapter it just sort of clicked and I started doing well and enjoying it a lot more. Of course, the Winter chapter was also when I realized how ridiculously good the bow was, so there might be a connection.