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#1 Posted by RE_Player1 (7560 posts) -

We all know about the backlog, the tons of games stacked up you know you'll pick up again and beat, but there is something worse than the backlog. There are the games you know you'll never beat, a whole different stack from your backlog. So I ask you all, what games do you own that you know deep down you will never pick up or beat? Personally for me it would be Assassin's Creed 2. I picked it up for PS3 for $10 a couple months ago. I played it a bit and thought it was pretty good. Unfortunately a whole mess of games and stuff, like school and work, came crashing down and it has been sitting on my shelf ever since. I would like to say I am going to go back and play it but realistically I know that will never happen, no fault to the game that's just my first world problem I have to live with :(

#2 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

Magicka, Just Cause 2, GTA IV,  Far Cry 2, Darksiders and Borderlands! 

#3 Posted by RE_Player1 (7560 posts) -

@Cloudenvy: I once thought I would never finish Borderlands too but I actually ended up getting the platinum trophy. Now I have to beat those last two dlc packs...

#4 Posted by ze_ro (181 posts) -

At least Eternal Sonata

#5 Posted by Cwaff (1260 posts) -

@ze_ro said:

At least Eternal Sonata

I can't muster the strength to play this game.

#6 Posted by natetodamax (19207 posts) -

Final Fantasy XII. I bought it at PAX East because I really wanted it several years ago but never actually got to play it. I didn't really intend on finishing it anyway.

#7 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

I can't say for definite any games that I will not finish, because I am very fickle on games and will not like it one day and love it the next.

#8 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19346 posts) -

I don't think I'll ever get back to finishing Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich. I'll probably also never persevere through the boredom that is Pokémon Black.

#9 Posted by karatetron (692 posts) -

Probably Dead Space and Bioshock.

#10 Posted by RE_Player1 (7560 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: I realized I too got bored with Pokemon Black so I sold it quickly to get the majority of my money back. Heart Gold is good enough for me whenever I need my Pokemon fill.

#11 Edited by GJSmitty (651 posts) -

Probably New Vegas, unless I get bored sometime next year, but by then I'll have Battlefield 3 and Skyrim, so it's unlikely. 

#12 Posted by ShaggE (6459 posts) -

Dunno about literally, but there are many games that I'll figuratively never finish. And thousands that I'll philosophically never finish. :P 
  
One that comes to mind is Oblivion. I hate that I can't get into it, but the setting is just far, far too dull to me. I fear the same thing from Skyrim. That sort of fantasy setting bores me to tears. 

#13 Posted by CaptainObvious (2998 posts) -

Dead Space, New Vegas, Blue Dragon, Assassin's Creed II and a shitload of Steam games.

#14 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Probably KOTOR.  Bought it during the Steam sale and it's not very fun so far.

#15 Posted by Simulacrum (462 posts) -

.hack Infection. The combat got way too tedious after a while.

#16 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

Magicka, Dragon Age 2 are the only two I know for sure I won't finish.  I have 20 or so games that I have that are not finished but I want to eventually finish them up by next fall.

#17 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -
@PeasantAbuse said:
Probably KOTOR.  Bought it during the Steam sale and it's not very fun so far.
Get past the first planet if you can.  It is pretty boring, but as soon as you become a Jedi it is SO fun.  I also bought it during the summer Steam sale and LOVED it so very much after that first planet.
#18 Posted by gamb1t (965 posts) -

bioshock, fear2, metal gear solid2, sper mario 64

#19 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -

I'll probably never finish Mega Man 9.

#20 Posted by Chumm (241 posts) -

Spent 163 hours on Mount and Blade single player over the past year and I'm about half done taking over the world, not sure that'll ever happen. Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts as well, gets pretty tired near the end. Magicka was mentioned and I agree, it's fun for the first hour, then deaths and shitty checkpoints get boring, or you use the same spell combo over and over... and that gets boring.

#21 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -
@xobballox said:
@PeasantAbuse said:
Probably KOTOR.  Bought it during the Steam sale and it's not very fun so far.
Get past the first planet if you can.  It is pretty boring, but as soon as you become a Jedi it is SO fun.  I also bought it during the summer Steam sale and LOVED it so very much after that first planet.
Alright, that's where I'm at right now so I guess I'll push through. 
#22 Posted by Chumm (241 posts) -

@xobballox said:

@PeasantAbuse said:
Probably KOTOR. Bought it during the Steam sale and it's not very fun so far.
Get past the first planet if you can. It is pretty boring, but as soon as you become a Jedi it is SO fun. I also bought it during the summer Steam sale and LOVED it so very much after that first planet.

Yea they really shot themselves in the foot with that first planet, it goes on forever! I'd definitely second powering through it, once the game opens up it's much much better.

#23 Posted by loiv (31 posts) -

Probably Magicka, Far Cry 2, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Disney Epic Mickey.

#24 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

Got a couple, I've been not very good in terms of my back catalogue in the past year or so... Dead Rising, Dark Void, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Fallout: New Vegas, Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, Enslaved...

#25 Edited by DjCmeP (1148 posts) -

Dragon Age & Infamous.

My reason for not finishing them is the fact that they are too boring (I don't know what Brad was thinking when he gave Infamous a good score). Dragon Age's UI is horrible and the AI sucks and Infamous feels like Prototype's retarded cousin.

#26 Posted by Mystyr_E (1190 posts) -

there's this game on Steam called Winter Voices that looks interesting. Combat's unique (turn-based FF Tactics style but your attacks are to repel fears and develop confidence against them) it looks incredibly beautiful and musical scores awesome....but the writing is severely pretentious, the game has a sluggish pace and you can't really "win" most battles, you just survive as long as you can. oh and I bought the Prologue and there's like what...4 episodes of the stupid thing and never beat the Prologue so yeah, definitely that one

#27 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Far Cry 2, I got it part of some pack on Steam. I will never finish it or play past the first few hours because it's one of the worst games I've played in recent years.

#28 Posted by RE_Player1 (7560 posts) -

@Chumm said:

@xobballox said:

@PeasantAbuse said:
Probably KOTOR. Bought it during the Steam sale and it's not very fun so far.
Get past the first planet if you can. It is pretty boring, but as soon as you become a Jedi it is SO fun. I also bought it during the summer Steam sale and LOVED it so very much after that first planet.

Yea they really shot themselves in the foot with that first planet, it goes on forever! I'd definitely second powering through it, once the game opens up it's much much better.

While I love KOTOR, probably played it 5 or 6 times. I do admit the first planet Taris is boring in spots, especially when you go underground. Get past it because literally right after that is when it gets good and you basically become a Jedi.

#29 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

A lot. Not because I don't like them (well, not most of 'em anyway), but because I'm a moody bipolar fuck.

Some examples:

@Cloudenvy said:

Far Cry 2, Borderlands

@CaLe said:

Mini Ninjas

@TrippinBungalow said:

Bioshock.

@ShaggE said:

Oblivion

@gamb1t said:

fear2

@DjCmeP said:

Dragon Age

#30 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

Dragon Quest 8

#31 Posted by SadPatrol (500 posts) -

Lost planet, dead rising, tales of vesperia

#32 Posted by ShockD (2401 posts) -

Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect 2, Sacred 2, Fallout 3.

#33 Posted by Vexxan (4621 posts) -

Battlestations Pacific. It came with my computer when I bought it; tried it out for 10min and it was one of the worst games I've ever played to this date.

#34 Edited by matthias2437 (985 posts) -

Magicka, Darksiders, King Arthur: Collection, Might and magic V, Dark Messiah might and magic, Homefront, Just Cause 2, Saints Row 2, Titan Quest, Zeno Clash, Sniper, Red Factions: Guerrilla, Kane and Lynch 2, Garshasp, Never Winter Nights 2, Fallout: NV. I seriously wont go back to any of those, all of which I got during steam sales....

#35 Posted by Redbullet685 (6044 posts) -

I'll probably never finish Fallout 3. After beating NV, its hard to go back.

#36 Posted by mordukai (7153 posts) -

Dead Space2, Borderlands and RDR.

#37 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2721 posts) -

Silent Hill 3. Not unless I play it with a friend.

#38 Posted by ProfessorEss (7380 posts) -
@ze_ro said:
At least Eternal Sonata
Yeah I got too far in that one too long ago to bring myself to go back to it. 
 
I never really know though. If you asked me three years ago if I would've ever finished Mass Effect or Dead Rising (and both their sequels subsequently) I would've would've said no, and now they both sit near the top of my favourite franchises of the generation.
#39 Posted by agentboolen (1789 posts) -

I just picked up Saints Row 2 and have been trying to finish 1 because of it....  But they just keep bringing up more and more missions.  I think it will happen eventually but it sure is taking a long time.

#40 Posted by BC_ (168 posts) -

Oblivion. I don't see myself finishing this before Skyrim, and that's probably the point of no return.

#41 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

far cry 2.

#42 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

Torchlight, unless I find the correct mod to bypass my problem with it.

#43 Posted by Plasticstars (171 posts) -

Killer7, Doom 3, Hitman 2.

#44 Posted by supermike6 (3564 posts) -

NEVER SAY NEVER! 
 NEVER GIVE UP NEVER SURRENDER

#45 Posted by wh1terav3n (659 posts) -

Red Faction: Guerilla, amongst a few others on Xbox.

Oh and 3/4ths of my steam library.

#46 Posted by Brodehouse (9952 posts) -

Pretty much all my Steam games. I... I just can't resist when you sell me a great game like Dead Space for 5 bucks. Of course I'll buy it! Never mind I've already played through it 4 times.

In terms of console games... fucking Demon's Souls. I bought the Special Edition. I'm never getting past that first level. It's just not going to happen.

#47 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2473 posts) -

Winterbottom - the puzzles got way too tedious for me.

#48 Posted by Nottle (1914 posts) -

Oblivion. Now whenever I put in the game there is way to much stuff to do, I try to go do something and I get bored.  
 Banjo Kazooie.  
 
The World Ends with you, Chrono Trigger, FFIII, FFXII are all game I put down for years. But right now I'm in a Jrpg kick. So who knows, maybe I'll get through them. I put Persona 3 down for a while then one day decided to finish it up and 80 hours later i did.

#49 Posted by DeeGee (2126 posts) -

Maybe I'll complete Bioshock 1 and 2 someday? Who knows.

#50 Edited by JackSukeru (5913 posts) -
  • Dragon Quest 8. Got past that tough as hell, middle of the game boss Dhoulmagus, played it for a little bit more then stopped. I still have my memory card but no PS2 and I'm not starting over, also I have lost interest since long.
  • Dragon Age, stopped playing it at the beginning for about a year maybe, picked it up again and everything about it put me off.
  • GTAIV Didn't like it, watched my friend beat it instead.

But seriously there is like a ton others, mostly RPGs.

I still have hope that I one day will put in FFXIII and try it and who knows, maybe I'll continue Fate of Resonance in a few years. Haven't totally given up on Eternal Sonata (which I bought recently) yet either.

I like short games.

Edit: One game I thought was gonna end up in the "Never Finish" pile was Dark Chronicle, but I ended up finishing the Epilouge 6 months to a year later amd feel pretty good about that. By that time the mechanics, that I had burned out on at the time, felt fresh enough again to pull through.