I apologize if a similar topic has already been discussed, but I was talking with several coworkers and we began talking about games we actively disliked that we felt compelled to finish, even if they weren't fun. For me, the two games that immediately came to mind were "Metroid: Other M" and "Epic Mickey", but there have definitely been others. I wonder how many people are in similar situations.
If I dislike the game but (on the Xbox360) the points are really easy I might sink a little more time in it to finish it if it's short (finishing in a few days or less) but usually if I don't like the game I'll just find out earlier by demo or borrowing it from friend or playing at friend's place then just avoid. I'll play a lot more games as long as I don't have to pay for them but these will have a low patience limit so I'm more inclined to not finish them as I can always find some game lying about that I've delayed finishing it off.
" I could not stand Resistance: Fall of Man (2006), but I kept grinding thru it and eventually beat it after a week or so. "Urhhhhh, tell me about it. My mate's got real anal OCD when he plays games and I had to sit there watching him play that boring fekking cack and even if he shot one round from a gun he'd run miles to get ammo for it. It made me hate Resistance, but if someone said it's good I wouldn't be suprised as he destroys the fun of any game he plays. In Ratchet and Clank 2 he'd smash every object in a world and if he went out and back into an area he'd smash everything again - and get this, he'd never buy a gun until he had at least 3 times what it would cost "just in case" he needed the money so he'd be running round with peashooters. In GTA IV if his cars get a scratch he'll take them and get them fixed and always parks them outside a safehouse, and if he fails a mission he'll always reload it so he doesn't lose the money. Taxis are out of the question.
I thought my answer would be yes, way too much, but looking back over the last few years, I haven't done it too many times. I'm actually kind of proud, since I've got some OCD / completionist tendencies. Terminator Salvation is one that stands out...pretty easy 1000 points, so I just stuck with it.
Going through my collection lists now, I see Enter The Matrix (PS2), Shenmue (DC), Sonic Adventure (DC), and Sonic Adventure 2 Battle (GC). Kind of amazing, considering the number of games I've played. Granted, my lists are FAR from complete at this point, but I'm still surprised those were the only ones I found. But the main factor of that is simply that I don't finish most games that I don't like. If we were talking about games that I found kind of boring or nothing special yet didn't outright dislike but still finished, then there'd be quite a few more.
Ninja Gaiden Black for the original xbox, there were no points, the game was awful, every mechanic was garbage, the story was crap but for some reason I finished it. I don't even remember why. I thought that maybe if I struggle just a bit more I would get to the "good" part, the part where all the high praise was.
it never came....
Unreal Championship for the original Xbox. I was so pumped for that game being one of the first FPS games for Xbox Live. Then I got it and absolutely hated the way everything controlled and looked. I still slogged through all of the single player stuff. Played multiplayer a few times and put it away forever.
Fallout 3 (Platinum; that wasn't even the motivation) and Final Fantasy 13. Well, I never finished 13, but every now and then I boot it up so I can hate myself a little bit more for exposing myself to one of the prettiest and mechanically-aborted video games I've ever played.
That says a lot from a guy who played Fairytale Fights, I think.
Funnily enough I stumbled upon this topic while taking a break from the last stage of Comic Jumper, a game I have only actively disliked towards the end and now I'm so close I figure I should give it the old finishing try. I'm taking this break out of necessity so my HAND WON'T FUCKING CRAMP.
" @TrippinBungalow said:This, and game sales. I totally fell for the sale on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time for like 240 points. What a son of a bitch that game is." No, why would someone play through a game that they actively dislike? "Achievement addiction is a bitch. "