Games that you hated playing, but you finished anyway...

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#1  Edited By shivermetimbers

We've all had experiences where we hate the game, but just had to see it through to the end. I can think of 3 off the top of my head: Duke Nukem Forever, L.A. Noire, and Kane and Lynch 2...I wouldn't have finished Kane and Lynch, but it was so short, and the game did me a favor and gave me a shit ending for my efforts...

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#2  Edited By jewunit

I didn't hate Contact, but I played through it thinking that I would get to "something better". The ending was alright, but the game as a whole only grabbed me long enough to do the bare minimum.

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#3  Edited By jasta

Prototype comes to mind.

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#4  Edited By farmer

Duke Nukem Forever. That was really painful.

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#5  Edited By Marcsman

Definitely FF XIII. Catherine became tedious at the end and the story was kinda ood.

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#6  Edited By nintendoeats

Halo CE was not a game that I liked.

I played most of Turning Point: Fall of Liberty.

Duke Nukem Forever was bad, but as I said in my review it was interesting enough to be worth it.

Borderlands on the PC was pretty dumb

CoD4. I really just don't like Call of Duty. I still played MW2 anyway, and I like that quite a bit better.

The list of games that I DID like but didn't finish is quite a bit longer.

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#7  Edited By alistercat

Pikmin 2.

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#8  Edited By McGhee

Red Dead Redemption, honestly. It was way too drawn out, but at least the ending was good.

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#9  Edited By zeforgotten

Modern Warfare 2, it was so terrible but it had that part where everything had been emp'ed or something, that part was good.  
 
That was MW2 right? 

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#10  Edited By MezZa

Brink story/single-player mode, or bot mode I guess you could call it as well.

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#11  Edited By Winternet

I kinda hated playing Alpha Protocol. But, at the same time I enjoyed it a lot.

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#12  Edited By GrahamII

The only one that comes to my mind is Final Fantasy VII, I finished it only because a friend insist. I really don't like the gameplay.

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#13  Edited By Deeveeus

@Marcsman said:

Definitely FF XIII. Catherine became tedious at the end and the story was kinda ood.

Yeah, FF13 for me...I liked some of the ideas of that game, the battle system was great, but the item and wepon thing bugged the shit out of me...as well as the characters...and the linearity...and did I mention the characters

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#14  Edited By jetsetwillie

i can't remember playing a game i hated.

my gaming hours are way too precious to me and to play something i hated would be madness. i may as well go sit out side in the cold and throw smaller stones at slightly larger stones.

i did buy Lair for £5 from the very bottom of a barrel once. but 5 mins told me that it was shit and never touched it again.

but why do you guys play games you hate... you must have loads of free time

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#15  Edited By RE_Player1

Shank. That game was a piece of trash.

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#16  Edited By shivermetimbers

@jetsetwillie said:

i can't remember playing a game i hated.

my gaming hours are way too precious to me and to play something i hated would be madness. i may as well go sit out side in the cold and throw smaller stones at slightly larger stones.

i did buy Lair for £5 from the very bottom of a barrel once. but 5 mins told me that it was shit and never touched it again.

but why do you guys play games you hate... you must have loads of free time

I have excuses for all 3 of the games I posted. I wanted to finish Duke Nukem Forever just so that I can say I finished it, and I waited a good chunk of my life for it to be released. I was very much intrigued by L.A. Noire's setting and premise, but it got repetitive and old quickly. I already stated that Kane and Lynch was a short game.

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#17  Edited By OldGuy

The only one I can think of is the push for level 50(?) in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and, even then it wasn't that the game was bad, it was just the tedium of the final few levels to get that S-Rank - but it didn't require much brain power so I could listen to some new music I hadn't gotten to yet and actally pay full attention to that... Come to think of it, driving 1000 miles in Mafia II was similar, but it required even less attention so: tunes on, tune out, drive...
 
I generally apply Wolpaws' Law in regard to games and stop playing when the bad outweighs the good...

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#18  Edited By Dany

L.A. Noire. I didn't really hate it but became frustrated and bored by it.

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#19  Edited By jacksukeru
Heavenly Sword
Worth it to see the story, I guess.
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#20  Edited By Masha2932

Kane and Lynch 2. The handheld camera style was interesting for the first hour or so but it became disorienting after a while. The cover system and gun play were not the best as well. The gunplay never felt as viisceral or bloody as the visual style or setting implied. The game wasn't completely terrible though. Playing as Kane and Lynch running naked down the streets of Shanghai was fun, the first thing I did was spin the camera around and smile at the pixelated groins. The beginning of the final level was visually interesting as well as you watch a plane land on the tarmac.  
 
The game had some good ideas but ultimately the gameplay was uninteresting and there was no replay value for me.

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#21  Edited By andriv

the lost game was terrible

i finished it in one sitting just to get it out of the way

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#22  Edited By jetsetwillie

@shivermetimbers said:

@jetsetwillie said:

i can't remember playing a game i hated.

my gaming hours are way too precious to me and to play something i hated would be madness. i may as well go sit out side in the cold and throw smaller stones at slightly larger stones.

i did buy Lair for £5 from the very bottom of a barrel once. but 5 mins told me that it was shit and never touched it again.

but why do you guys play games you hate... you must have loads of free time

I have excuses for all 3 of the games I posted. I wanted to finish Duke Nukem Forever just so that I can say I finished it, and I waited a good chunk of my life for it to be released. I was very much intrigued by L.A. Noire's setting and premise, but it got repetitive and old quickly. I already stated that Kane and Lynch was a short game.

fair enough. just i only get between 1 and 2 hours an evening for gaming and i have a backlog of games i know im going to love that will last me well over a year.

have to admit to growing tired of LA Noir though about halfway through and stopped playing, i wouldn't say i hated it though.

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#23  Edited By Mogoping

I hated playing the original Mass Effect but I finished it because I loved the story and the world. I also hated Super Meat boy because I suck at it.

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#24  Edited By Deranged

Call of Juarez: The Cartel, Brink, MW3

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#26  Edited By nick_verissimo

Most recently, it was Rage. I paid full retail price for it which, over time, incurred the guilt of not finishing it outweighing the pain of actually playing it.

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#27  Edited By Cloudenvy

Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 2, Halo: CE, Halo 2, Halo 3, Prototype, Half-Life 2, Goldeneye: Rogue Agent.

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#28  Edited By BeachThunder

I didn't realise just how shitty some FPS campaigns could be. That was before I played Bad Company 2.

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#29  Edited By MikkaQ

It's gonna be Assassin's Creed: Revelations once that's gone.

Uncharted 3 as well, since it was not patched at the time, and the combat situations are really unbalanced and poorly done compared to 2. I wanted to see the story so bad though, but man that game was disappointingly slapped together.

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#30  Edited By Humanity

A TON of really well received games actually.

Bioshock, both one and two!

Fallout 3 + one expansion (forgot which one)

Halo Reach

Grand Theft Auto 4

Theres a few others but it was more of a slog rather than "ugh I really am not enjoying myself but I need to beat this to justify my purchase"

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#31  Edited By TobbRobb

I tend to stop playing as soon as I'm not enjoying myself. I didn't finish GTA4 for instance. But for some godforsaken reason, I kept on finding that tiny little cool thing in FF13... That game deserved less of my time.

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#32  Edited By Icebuncle

@RockmanBionics said:

Heavenly Sword. Worth it to see the story, I guess.

Same here. I'm glad I borrowed it from a friend instead of actually buying it.

Also, Final Fantasy 12. I gave up on it halfway through at first, but months later I picked it up again because, for some strange reason, I decided that I at least wanted to finish the story and if I completed it I would actually have a right to say it was bad.

Only problem is that the game didn't actually have much of a story (that I remember anyway), and even as much as I loved Balthier and Bash, the rest of the characters were crap.

Oh, and the battle system. I managed to put together a very good Gambit system only to watch the game play itself.

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#33  Edited By kingclaw

Bioshock, FPS aren't my thing. I get so much hype for the story and it was meh, the atmosphere was great thou for a while.

Darksiders, I hate the camera, the animations, the weapons, the story... the only good thing were the puzzles.

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#34  Edited By penguindust

I can't say that I hated playing it per se, but I was deeply disappointed in the second Resistance game. I pushed through it to the end since it required practically no thought. It wasn't much fun.

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#35  Edited By BabyChooChoo

Enslaved.

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#36  Edited By Ackbar

Too Human , and Brutal Legend still haunt me ;)

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#37  Edited By nukesniper

Dark Sector and Deathspank.

They were both so boring, but Deathspank at least rewarded me with an S-Rank and the occasional bit of humor. That game is too much game and not enough Ron Gilbert. When it is funny it is great, but about 95% of its jokes fall flat.

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#38  Edited By phish09

Kane and Lynch 2 was one of those for me. I basically beat it in one sitting because EB Games had a deal on where you could return it for full retail value within the first week it came out if you didn't like it. I bet they got a ton of copies of that game back. Had that game been even 10 minutes longer I probably would not have finished it. I remember at one point the game got pretty gory and my girlfriend came in and said "this is gross, why are you even plaything this?"...and I couldn't think of an answer. What a shit game.

Also Singularity got very boring at points, but I played it through because I heard it had some decent ending(s). Really probably not worth it in the long run.

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#39  Edited By me3639

This year would be Red Faction Armaggedon. It was the first time in a long time i kept saying to myself, "will you just end please."

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#40  Edited By Karl_Boss

Hydrophobia, I got all the achievements for it too.

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#43  Edited By Still_I_Cry

I tend to have trouble finishing games I like, much less games i hate.

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#44  Edited By donchipotle

Catherine

Chrono Trigger

Oblivion

X-Men Destiny

Final Fantasy 5/6/12

Saint's Row The First

Persona 3/4

American McGee's Alice

Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude

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#45  Edited By SockLobster

I stop playing games if they bore me, I'm pretty smart

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#46  Edited By Tomkang

Oblivion, scaling enemies is something i do not enjoy, makes i feel like i have accomplished nothing by leveling up

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#47  Edited By YoungFrey

Fairytale Fights. It starts fun. But unfortunately the game is much more than one level long. It makes the achievements pretty rare.

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#49  Edited By cabelhigh

Brutal Legend. The story and the world are great, but the gameplay is just so God-awful...and it feels like you're being cheated when the first level sets it up to be a God of War like slasher.

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#50  Edited By Libberate

I was just reminded of this game on another forum, saw this topic and had to come post here.
 
Pathologic.
 
That game is miserable to play, it constantly beats you down and makes you question why you are bothering to play it.  I can honestly say I hated playing it.
 
At the same time, the game is a special experience I've yet to experience in another game, I have loads of positive memories when I look back, and if they made a pathologic 2 I'd probably run out and get it.