#1 Posted by Jeust (10548 posts) -

What is your top ten of games featured in your pile of shame according to your desire to play them (1- most desirable / 10 - less diserable).

Here is mine:

  1. Planescape Torment
  2. Resident Evil
  3. Siren Blood Curse
  4. Alice Madness Returns
  5. Parasite Eve
  6. Lone Survivor
  7. Silent Hill 3
  8. Resident Evil: Code Veronica X
  9. Final Fantasy X
  10. Final Fantasy XII
#2 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

i dont feel shame for liking video games. even "bad" ones.

#3 Posted by Vivek (517 posts) -

No top ten here, but everytime I play Red Dead Redemption, I stop playing after crossing to Mexico. I really need to finish that gay!

#4 Posted by Animasta (14673 posts) -

@Clonedzero said:

i dont feel shame for liking video games. even "bad" ones.

(he means games you haven't yet played despite having them)

#5 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@Clonedzero said:

i dont feel shame for liking video games. even "bad" ones.

(he means games you haven't yet played despite having them)

ohhhhh!

ok alpha protocol is the only one i can think of, 2 buck on steam awhile back played the tutorial then got distracted by other stuff and never played it again.

#6 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Clonedzero said:

i dont feel shame for liking video games. even "bad" ones.

That's not the issue. That's not even what the term refers to. Anywho, time to fire up Steam and Desura...

  1. Might and Magic VII, through a combination of technical problems and never getting far past the first part of the game (I've gotten past it, just not very far past it).
  2. Frozen Synapse, because it's another one I've actually played.
  3. Revenge of the Titans, simply because I made it far in before giving up altogether.
  4. Civilization V, because, again, I've played it for a bit.
  5. Magicka. WHY CAN'T I UNPAUSE YOUR DOWNLOAD!?
  6. Dungeons of Dredmor. The adventures of Lady Kong deserve an end.
  7. Plants vs. Zombies. I don't know, either.
  8. Psychonauts, because it's apparently good or something.
  9. Same with...uh...Amnesia?
  10. Oh, and Cthulhu Saves the World, because I'm too lazy to transfer the saves from my old computer.
#7 Edited by jsnyder82 (730 posts) -

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is #1. It just sits at the bottom of my Steam list, taunting me.

@Video_Game_King said:

@Clonedzero said:

i dont feel shame for liking video games. even "bad" ones.

That's not the issue. That's not even what the term refers to. Anywho, time to fire up Steam and Desura...

  1. Might and Magic VII, through a combination of technical problems and never getting far past the first part of the game (I've gotten past it, just not very far past it).
  2. Frozen Synapse, because it's another one I've actually played.
  3. Revenge of the Titans, simply because I made it far in before giving up altogether.
  4. Civilization V, because, again, I've played it for a bit.
  5. Magicka. WHY CAN'T I UNPAUSE YOUR DOWNLOAD!?
  6. Dungeons of Dredmor. The adventures of Lady Kong deserve an end.
  7. Plants vs. Zombies. I don't know, either.
  8. Psychonauts, because it's apparently good or something.
  9. Same with...uh...Amnesia?
  10. Oh, and Cthulhu Saves the World, because I'm too lazy to transfer the saves from my old computer.

Add #5 and #9 to my list as well.

#8 Posted by Pepsiman (2470 posts) -

So is this the thread where I confess that the only mainline Mario games I've beaten are (American) 2 and Sunshine? Because if so, great! I've been meaning to get that off my chest for years!

#9 Posted by evanbower (1210 posts) -

1. Majora's Mask... I want to really bad, but then it comes time to play it, it feels like it will be so much work..

2. L.A Noire

3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution

4. Trauma Team

#10 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Pepsiman:

Wait, seriously? You never even blasted through the original over lunch or something?

#11 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

Metroid Prime is a game I sadly never beat. It is fantastic yet I suddenly stopped.

I barely ever played Okami. Stopped with Valkyria Chronicles. Only beat the first four colossus in Shadow of the Colossus. Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy 6 are game I really need to play. Although I don't own 6 it's easy to buy on PSN.

#12 Edited by BoG (5187 posts) -

1. The Witcher 2 (The only game on this list I bought at full price, making it extra shameful)

2. Skies of Arcadia: Legends

3. Baldur's Gate 2

4. S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl

5. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Repubilc

6. Dragon Age: Origins

7. Resident Evil (GC)

8. Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne

9. Beyond Good and Evil

10. The Devil May Cry trilogy on PS2

I really need to get to it. I think I may start playing Nocturne soon.

@Jeust: NO EXCUSE to not finish Lone Survivor. It's like 3 hours long.

#13 Posted by Pepsiman (2470 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: It's not for lack of trying. Every year I try to at least get 1 and 3 done once and for all so I can claim true legitimacy as a video game connoisseur, but something else inevitably catches my attention and I just stop doing it since they're such easy games to do in spurts and put down. You can probably blame my growing up with a Sega Genesis as my first console for planting this heretical seed in me.

#14 Posted by Nightriff (4990 posts) -

Good thing a keep a list of games I still need to beat:

  1. Deus Ex
  2. Just Cause 2
  3. Half-Life 2
  4. Donkey Kong Country
  5. Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
  6. GTA4: Ballad of Gay Tony
  7. Saints Row 2
  8. Zelda 2: Adventure of LInk
  9. Demon's Souls
  10. Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

These are the games at the bottom of my backlog, the games that I need/want to beat but no desire too. Fuck you Skyward Sword, fuck you.

#15 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Pepsiman said:

You can probably blame my growing up with a Sega Genesis as my first console for planting this heretical seed in me.

Please tell me you've played SNES games, then.

#16 Posted by Pepsiman (2470 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: It took me a while to catch up to that side of things since my parents couldn't afford to buy me both, but that's been long taken care of. Super Famicom games were probably second only to the PS2 in terms of the number of games I bought while living in Japan, which was to say, a bunch of them.

#17 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@BoG said:

10. The Devil May Cry trilogy on PS2

Isn't that cheating? You're not even listing it as the HD Collection.

#18 Posted by StarvingGamer (8145 posts) -

@Vivek said:

I really need to finish that gay!

I realize this is a typo, but I can't stop laughing.

#19 Posted by BoG (5187 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@BoG said:

10. The Devil May Cry trilogy on PS2

Isn't that cheating? You're not even listing it as the HD Collection.

It's not the HD collection. It's the collection on PS2. I bought them as a collection, so IT COUNTS.

@Nightriff: Skyward Sword is #11 on my list. Stupid game.

#20 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#21 Posted by KamikazeCaterpillar (1179 posts) -

1). The Witcher

2). Dawn of War II

3). Dawn of War II Chaos Rising

4). Dawn of War II Retribution (I bought that big THQ pack on sale for these three games and have barely touched them)

5). Amnesia

6) Bastion

7). Shadows of the Damned

8). Metro 2033

9). Hard Reset

10). Frozen Synapse

#22 Posted by Joey_Connell (56 posts) -

1. Bully

2. Any Zelda game. (to see what all the fuss is about)

3. Mario Galaxy 1 or 2

4.Final fantasy 9. (the only main series game i haven't finished excluding 11 &14)

5. Half life 2.

6. MGS Peace Walker

7.Modern Warfare 3

8. All Hitman games. (the window on this one is closing everyday)

9. Kingdom hearts 1&2.

10.ICO. (loved SOTC but just haven't got around to it)

#23 Posted by BoG (5187 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: Yep. I found it for $10 on eBay. I love how "This is a great box set from Capcom for the PS2!!! It includes: "Devil May Cry",Devil May Cry 2" and "Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition" in a awesome collectors box!!! A great set for the Devil May Cry fan!!! Long live Dante!!! Two thumbs up!!! Way up!!! Five stars!!! A+"

#24 Posted by Nightriff (4990 posts) -

@BoG: So disappointed in it, I think when I finally decide to beat it I'll just follow a guide so it doesn't last longer than it has to.

#25 Posted by BoG (5187 posts) -

@Nightriff said:

@BoG: So disappointed in it, I think when I finally decide to beat it I'll just follow a guide so it doesn't last longer than it has to.

Last time I played the game, I did exactly that. I really hate navigating with that bird, though.

#26 Posted by Vivek (517 posts) -

@StarvingGamer: @StarvingGamer said:

@Vivek said:

I really need to finish that gay!

I realize this is a typo, but I can't stop laughing.

This is what happens when you are typing and chatting with your best mate who it affectionately nick-named Gay.

#27 Posted by Nightriff (4990 posts) -

@BoG said:

@Nightriff said:

@BoG: So disappointed in it, I think when I finally decide to beat it I'll just follow a guide so it doesn't last longer than it has to.

Last time I played the game, I did exactly that. I really hate navigating with that bird, though.

Got to the beginning of the water temple and just said fuck this, once I found out you eventually return to the desert from my friend just killed me on ever finishing the game. The game single handedly ruined motion controls for me.

#28 Edited by Jeust (10548 posts) -

@BoG: hehehe I lost my Lone Survivor savegame, when I got to the streets. :/

#29 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

This is the perfect thread for me right now as I literally just got done playing AC3 and need to pick my next game to jump into. Looking through my list I'm thinking this order right now, but I will probably change my mind by tomorrow. Actually it took to the end of that sentence. The ones I really want to jump into are long RPG's, and with Persona 4 Golden coming out next week I'm going to be jumping into that ASAP so I don't want to have two long RPG's going at a time. May try to jump into one of the short games like Asura's Wrath or WWE All Stars to mess around in on the side. Might try to burn through Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars and finally turn on that 3DS I bought a year ago and have yet to touch.

I will see what tickles me fancy tomorrow. Right now I'm going to grab a can of coke, watch some Breaking Bad, then head to bed.

#30 Posted by glyn (382 posts) -

@Nightriff said:

Good thing a keep a list of games I still need to beat:

  1. Deus Ex
  2. Just Cause 2
  3. Half-Life 2
  4. Donkey Kong Country
  5. Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
  6. GTA4: Ballad of Gay Tony
  7. Saints Row 2
  8. Zelda 2: Adventure of LInk
  9. Demon's Souls
  10. Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

These are the games at the bottom of my backlog, the games that I need/want to beat but no desire too. Fuck you Skyward Sword, fuck you.

PLAY IT NOW!

Far better than 99% of the games out right now. It's hilarious and amazing.

#31 Posted by Nightriff (4990 posts) -

@crusader8463: Just play and beat Asura's Wrath, it's like 5 or 6 hours, plenty of time to beat it before P4G comes out.

#32 Posted by 71Ranchero (2738 posts) -

Braid and The Lone Survivor I guess but I doubt I will ever actually play them.

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#33 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

@Nightriff: Ya, it's just that I like to save those short games. I have a metric fuck ton of long RPG's in my backlog and when I'm done playing one I need a break from that type of game before I can jump into the next one. So I like to save these short games as a breather for when I go from one RPG to the next.

#34 Posted by nail1080 (1975 posts) -

@StarvingGamer said:

@Vivek said:

I really need to finish that gay!

I realize this is a typo, but I can't stop laughing.

I guess he has something on his mind...

#35 Posted by FoolishChaos (435 posts) -

Neverwinter Nights 2 and the Witcher...

I will beat those games, one day

#36 Posted by ZombiePie (5636 posts) -
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#37 Posted by Giantstalker (1625 posts) -

Got a sealed copy of Persona 4 that I will likely never, ever play. Bought it at release, too.

#38 Posted by shootermcclay (219 posts) -
  1. inFAMOUS 2
  2. L.A. Noire
  3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  4. Killzone 3
  5. Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition
  6. Just Cause 2
  7. Dead Space 2
  8. Demon's Souls
  9. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
  10. Assassin's Creed: Revelations
#39 Posted by BaneFireLord (2922 posts) -

In no particular order... 
1. Bioshock 
I've played to the garden section twice now, but then just flat out stopped. 
2. STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl 
I should love everything about this game (openish world, nuclear wasteland, light RPG elements, first person, nonlinear) but I just can't play more than an hour without getting bored. 
3. Dead Island 
Same goes for this one. I love zombies. I love tropical islands. I love open world first person RPGs with melee combat. But for some reason I just haven't played more than five hours. 
4. GTA IV 
Once I get home for Thanksgiving break, I'm going to rectify this. I just found out about the "off" option for the cell phone and that was the only thing that caused me to lose interest in the first place. 
5. Deus Ex Human Revolution 
Never grabbed me. 
6. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection 
I asked for it and got it as a Christmas gift, but never played more than a few hours of 2. Maybe next summer. 
7. Dark Souls 
I want to love this game but I'm just not masochistic enough.  
8. Alan Wake 
I played about half over the summer and then just stopped. I'll probably pick it up again sometime in February when Far Cry 3 has lost its luster and Bioshock Infinite isn't out yet. 
9. Company of Heroes 
Played the first two levels of the campaign and a few skirmish matches and then forgot about it. Since I only paid two bucks for it I don't feel particularly shameful about this one. 
10. Knights of the Old Republic 
I've played 16 hours of this and love it. No idea why I stopped. I should definitely finish it at some point.

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#40 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5353 posts) -

Don't think I have 10 backlogged games, though I might have 6 or 7; don't necessarily regret not playing them. Most recently I bought Galactic Civilizations II and I've played about halfway through a session, I'm sure in the future I'll get around to mostly finishing that session or starting another. I played King's Bounty Armored Princess for about 15 hours but it became relatively apparent that I would have to itch and scratch my way through every battle and circumnavigate the game world a few dozen times before I could beat it on that character and difficulty level, so I just stopped; still love the music and enjoyed the game though.

#41 Edited by pweidman (2324 posts) -

Deserved more time on my 360(barely played 'em):

1. Dragon's Dogma

2. Ghost Recon:FS

3. Castlevania:LOS

4. Trenched(name changed to something, lol)

5. Serious Sam HD(XBLA)

6. NFS:Pursuit

Didn't play but prolly should've(own these just sitting around and god there's so much more(shame on me)):

1. Assassin's Creed 2

2. IL 2 Sturmovik:Birds of Prey(even though I bought a flight stick(still not touched)..ouch)

3. Ace Combat 6(same as above)

4. And last but not least: London 2012(and Ryan made this look pretty fun w/his QL during the games of '12)

Thanks TC, and now I am depressed and ashamed somewhat.....seriously though...not that much really :).

Will I revisit any of these?

Maybe in the summer slowdown of '13. And I can't even bare to admit to the many steam games that got little or no run from me. :(

#42 Edited by Red (5994 posts) -

No particular order:

  1. Baldur's Gate
  2. Arcanum
  3. Final Fantasy VI
  4. Final Fantasy VII
  5. Final Fantasy IX
  6. Final Fantasy IV
  7. InFamous 2
  8. Psychonauts
  9. Alpha Protocol
  10. Neverwinter Nights 2
  11. Borderlands
  12. Borderlands 2
  13. Dead Space
  14. Dead Space 2
  15. Max Payne
  16. Max Payne 2
  17. LA Noire
  18. Dragon Age Origins: Awakening
  19. Torchlight
  20. Torchlight 2
  21. Diablo 3
  22. Okami
  23. Braid
  24. Costume Quest
  25. Half Life
  26. Half Life 2: Episode 1
  27. Half Life 2: Episode 2
  28. Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines
  29. Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
  30. A Link to the Past
  31. Metroid Prime
  32. Fallout
  33. Morrowind
  34. Oblivion
  35. LittleBigPlanet 2
  36. Metal Gear Solid
  37. Tales of Vesperia
  38. Lost Odyssey
  39. Bully
  40. Banjo Kazooie

I know it's more than 10, but I feel as though I'm special.

#43 Edited by Gantrathor (205 posts) -

Here are some games that I never finished and/or haven't played enough of, but would really like to go back to and finish/play more of!

  1. Shogun 2: Total War - Bought it for $7.49 during a Steam sale. Played it for about 12 hours and burned myself out. It deserves to be played more.
  2. Diablo II - I've played 100s of hours of this game, but I've never finished it. I usually get to the swamp area before I start to get bored. I don't even know what Diablo looks like in this game.
  3. Final Fantasy XIII - The general consensus is that the first 60 hours are terrible, but I really enjoyed the first 60 hours of this game. It lost me once I got to Pulse. My end-of-game save on my hard drive is taunting me.
  4. Skyrim - I've finished the story in both Morrowind and Oblivion dozens of times, but I still haven't even touched the main questline in Skyrim. Not that I think it's a bad game. I love it. But there are too many distractions in the game that kept me from starting the story.
  5. Fallout 2 - I just bought this recently from GOG. The outdated visuals and clunky interface made it very difficult to enjoy the story and setting, so I stopped playing pretty quickly. The HR patch just made everything worse. Need a remake.
  6. Darksiders II - No good reason why I haven't finished it yet, so super shameful.
  7. Prince of Persia (2008) - I think it's a great game, but I bought it at the wrong time and didn't play much of it. Don't know if I'll ever get around to finishing it.
  8. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - I got to the final chapter and then lost all interest. *Shrugs*
  9. Jade Empire - I really love the setting of Jade Empire, but I found the combat system to be incredibly boring, and it eventually turned me off.
  10. Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare - Not a full game per se, but I never finished it, and now I can't seem to muster up the interest to download it again.
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#44 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

1. Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations- I had the first 3 for years, I played the first 1 then 2 years later played the 2nd which was last year, and now I still haven't really played 3. Some things turn me off about this series, but if the last trial is as awesome as the last trial in 2 I'm stoked. Also I really like Shinji Mikami's games

2. Tales of Vesperia a game I've had since it came out that I just didn't finish.

3. The World Ends With You got this the day it came out, still hanging out with Beat somewhere.

4. The Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks: Hardly played any of this.

5. Donkey Kong Country Returns.

6. Madworld this games like 5 hours long, how have I not finished it?

7. Metroid Prime 3.

8. Final Fantasy 8

9. Fallout New Vegas I played 50 hours before I even got to Vegas. But I've put it down.

10. Hitman Blood Money I hear its good but I stopped playing half way through, mechanically I just find it annoying.

There are many more games I need to play, I really want to get into Fire Emblem, and finish all the Final Fantasies.

#45 Posted by believer258 (11792 posts) -

Dragon Age Origins and Bastion are the only two that I'm certain I want to put up here at the moment, though I'm sure that if I tried I could come up with a top ten. But, really, I've had DAO for well over a year now and I really like it, but I want to find time to sink a few hours into it every session and that hasn't come along too often for me. I'll beat it this Christmas.

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#46 Posted by Hippie_Genocide (568 posts) -

1. Psychonauts

2. Beyond Good and Evil

3. Starcraft

4. Alpha Protocol

5. Syndicate

6. FFXIII

7. Assassin's Creed - all of them (yeah....don't ask)

8. Skyrim

9. Deadly Premonition

10. Dead Space

11. Dark Souls

12. Fallout 3

#47 Edited by Fredchuckdave (5353 posts) -

@BoG: Play the Witcher 2 you scumbag. I also had the DMC Trilogy unplayed for a few years; though I did eventually get around to it; DMC3 is excellent the other two have their share of issues and you might find it difficult to even get into the first one though it has a lot of nostalgic love.

#48 Posted by BeachThunder (11830 posts) -
  1. L.A. Noire
  2. Metro 2033
  3. Alan Wake
  4. Trine
  5. Frozen Synapse
  6. Super Meat Boy
  7. Sword and Sworcery
  8. Yesterday
  9. The Longest Journey
  10. Doom 3