Games you just gave up on

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#1  Edited By Video_Game_King

What games did you, at some point, refuse to continue playing? Could it be because the game was hard, the game was bad, or that you were physically unable to finish it? I'll start by suggesting Landstalker, as I reached a point near the end of the game where I was unable to proceed further through anything I could do within the game.

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#2  Edited By Expletive

Far Cry 2 
 
Lota cool thing in that game, but it got so fucking boring. 

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#3  Edited By natetodamax

Ace Combat 6, Trials HD, Blazing Angels 2, Call Of Juarez

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#4  Edited By jakob187

Solomon's Key, Ghosts 'n' Goblins, and Battletoads. 
 
@expletive said:

" Far Cry 2 "
You should try it out again.  They've done a lot of patching.  Much better game now.
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#5  Edited By Expletive
@jakob187 said:
" Solomon's Key, Ghosts 'n' Goblins, and Battletoads. 
 
@expletive said:
" Far Cry 2 "
You should try it out again.  They've done a lot of patching.  Much better game now. "
How recently? I only played it a few months ago
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#6  Edited By skippyscissors

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, I still can't beat that giant enemy crab.

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#7  Edited By Sam_lfcfan

Assassin's Creed. I just got bored.
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#8  Edited By AhmadMetallic
@expletive said:
" Far Cry 2  Lota cool thing in that game, but it got so fucking boring.  "
this. 
 
Soldier of Fortune: Payback .... very bad game 
Prototype ... frustratingly difficult
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#9  Edited By turbo_toaster

The first Metroid Prime unfortunately, and it wasn't even the last boss, it was the Elite Pirate (I think that's that name of it). I took a break and then came back to it a few weeks later, but my absence from playing resulted in my forgetting how to switch between beams. I still love that game even with the godawful backtracking.

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#10  Edited By GunstarRed

have not finished sonic unleashed (at final boss...) it just seems like too much effort with very little payoff 
 
there were loads on the NES though, Mission impossible being the one I just couldnt ever figure but just kept going back to it
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#11  Edited By Hailinel
@skippyscissors: Did you try going up to that platform at the top and hitting the switch?
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#12  Edited By Illmatic

Far Cry 2 - the open world in this game turned me off.
Lost Odyssey - the characters annoyed me to no end
Tales of Vesperia - see Lost Odyssey

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 Something about Banjo Kazooie N & B, I just couldn't get into it.

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#14  Edited By gingertastic_10
@expletive said:
" Far Cry 2  Lota cool thing in that game, but it got so fucking boring.  "
I agree, I like Ubisoft Montreal, but I think they fucked up with that game. I would have to say Killzone 2, I didn't have fun with it.
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#15  Edited By agentboolen

Golden Axe on the Xbox 360, I try to like it but it comes off a bit stale for me.  I will probably get to the end of it but its going to be a on again and off again type of game for me.

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#16  Edited By Absurd

Psychonauts would always keep crashing on my PC...Thinking about reinstalling now though.

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#17  Edited By RHCPfan24

I stopped playing a few games like The Force Unleashed, countless sports games and The Bourne Conspiracy. I just found many of these games boring, uninspired or too frustrating to continue.

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#18  Edited By Dethfish

Far Cry 2. I played it for 4 or 5 hours and had enough. I just wasn't having any fun playing it. 
 
This is unusual for me too. I think people critique games to much these days so I try to be less harsh and let a few flaws slide as long as I'm having fun. I always finish games too. I can't remember more than a few games in my life that I started and haven't beaten.

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#19  Edited By Warfare

Far Cry 2  
Stop go stop go stop go fuck you.
   

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#20  Edited By Milkman

A lot. Most recently, Wolfenstein. It wasn't that anything was wrong with it, just for some reason, I had no desire to finish it.

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#21  Edited By penguindust
Killzone 2, kind of.  I had progressed a good deal through the game on the 2nd to hardest difficulty, but ran into an area I just couldn't get past.  I threw myself against the level 30 or more times without any progress, so I put the game aside.  Then, a few weeks later, I picked it up again, tried the same level with the same results, so I started a new campaign on "normal" difficulty.  I had skipped "normal" the first time because it was too easy, but the harder was challenging enough until I hit a wall.  I've since lost interest entirely with other newer games popping up.  One day, I return to the game again, but until them, I've pretty much given up.
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#22  Edited By Slurpelve

NCAA football 08, AI can sometime be retarded

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#23  Edited By Black_Rose

F-Zero GX, it's not a bad game at all, it's just ridiculously hard.

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#24  Edited By Claude

GTA IV was the biggest game I gave up on. I just could not stand doing a mission over after I failed it. So I failed at the game and quit, sold it and moved on.

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#25  Edited By Pazy

GTA IV (felt very stale and rigid compared to past installments), Far Cry 2, Metroid Prime (left the game for a few days because I couldent figure out how to progress and when I returned I had forgotten even more about how to progress),  Assasins Creed (got repetative and the movement was way too smooth so going between objectives was a dull experience), Final Fantasy VII (the characters bored me and "story" didnt appeal to me at all). All of the Metal Gear games except MGS4, I loved the idea of playing an action movie (which MGS4 nails for me) but I cant play stealth games so it was a frustrating and pointless experience.

There are many many more I cant think of.

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#26  Edited By deusdigit

Star Craft brood war for the pc. to slay the beast was the hardest mission in the history of games for me. i tried to follow advice on it, no tips really worked. i tried so hard to complete that mission. had a million different save file in hope that maybe one of them was going to be the one to beat the mission. i build it up, they find SOME way to TAKE IT ALL AWAY, oh the HUMANITY!!!

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#27  Edited By Video_Game_King
@deusdigit: 
 
Try Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor, a game where you're expected to beat bosses with a billion HP/immunity to everything, and when you've eliminated half that HP, the entire strength of Hell comes to summon Game Over as quickly as possible.
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#28  Edited By Cynical_M

Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts and Mercenaries 2

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#29  Edited By TheMustacheHero

STALKER. Killzone 2..

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#30  Edited By gorom
@skippyscissors said:
" Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, I still can't beat that giant enemy crab. "
Dude, you gotta hit the weak point for massive damage. It's all in this FAQ i wrote.
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@Sam1193 said:
" Assassin's Creed. I just got bored. "
Same here. 
 
Also Dead or Alive 4 - turns out I suck at fighting games
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#32  Edited By jakob187
@expletive said:
" @jakob187 said:
" Solomon's Key, Ghosts 'n' Goblins, and Battletoads. 
 
@expletive said:
" Far Cry 2 "
You should try it out again.  They've done a lot of patching.  Much better game now. "
How recently? I only played it a few months ago "
Have you played Hardcore mode online yet?  LOTS more experience going around nowadays... 
 
I would seriously suggest that folks go back and play Far Cry 2 again.
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#33  Edited By bonbolapti

Dead Space. 
 
It was cool and fun, and then it just hit me that it wasn't anymore.
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#34  Edited By unsolvedparadox
MLB 2K9, the last patch actually broke Franchise mode. I can't play or even sim games anymore, even on a new save file...2 years and 250+ hours lost on the 2K baseball series due to broken save files, probably passing on the game for 2010.
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#35  Edited By sjschmidt93

Metal Gear Solid 3. I love the other games, but I just couldn't play it. It was just... not good. 
 
Half-Life 2. (Shoot me why don't you). Hopefully the Game Club that Rebel FM is doing starting next week will help me get through it. 
 
Assassin's Creed. I couldn't fucking figure out what to do, and I felt no desire to try to figure out using the internetz.

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#36  Edited By Hats

another one for farcry 2 I just got onto the 2nd map and after driving for 40 mins to get past a cliff I got run over.....

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#38  Edited By MKHavoc

Assassin's Creed and Dynasty Warriors 6. I was just too bored to finish them.

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#39  Edited By bacongames

The consensus so far is people playing good games but being impatient assholes or playing bad games and justifiably not playing them anymore.  All the reasons given so far are just insults to the game.  There are a few who give more reasonable...reasons.
 
Street Fighter IV for me.  Goddamnit that game is never meant to even come near a newcomer.  It's not really the difficutly but the double standard it has.  Everything surrounding the game wants you to get into it as a new player but the game itself doesn't do anything to help.  Played about an hour or two and said fuck this jazz.  To anyone who already plays SF, I'm pretty sure it's a great game.

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#40  Edited By TheMustacheHero
@SJSchmidt93 said:
" Metal Gear Solid 3. I love the other games, but I just couldn't play it. It was just... not good.  Half-Life 2. (Shoot me why don't you). Hopefully the Game Club that Rebel FM is doing starting next week will help me get through it.  Assassin's Creed. I couldn't fucking figure out what to do, and I felt no desire to try to figure out using the internetz. "
Yeah Half-Life 2 was boring, but episode 2 was good, just play that if you want a fun half life 2 experience :P
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#41  Edited By gazel_ministry

 Metroid Prime, Elder Scrolls: Morrowind, Civilization 4, STALKER

None of these games are really bad. I just lost interest. Civ4 had me sleeping at my computer every time I started playing.

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#42  Edited By HitmanAgent47

Yeah, two ps3 exclusives, half way though uncharted I determined it wasn't worth playing. I bought it right away, however I didn't finish it yet. Also killzone 2, I am right at the last boss fighting the last boss himself and I kept getting knifed in the back by him. I figured it wasn't worth playing either.
 
Before last gen I gave up on devil may cry 3, not because the game was difficult, however there was a puzzle where it had a bunch of these floating platforms, I couldn't find that information in a guide or any youtube videos, I decided it wasn't worth playing anymore because of it.

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#43  Edited By fuzzyponken

I've given up on way more games I've actually finished, there's too many to count.  Usually I don't "give up" on them, I just start playing other shit and realize I haven't touched the other one for months, then I tell myself I'll eventually get around to it, and never actually do. 
 
But I gave up on Far Cry II, got to the second map and just went "so it's everything all over again, huh? count me out". 
I did finish Assassin's Creed, it's not worth it, the ending is bullshit.

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#44  Edited By bed

killzone 2 and GTA IV. both were disappointing and just gave me no motivation to finish them.  

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#45  Edited By Venatio

The only one I can think of right now is Dark Sector, I borrowed it from a friend and it started out awesome, but it got so frustrating and boring towards the end I couldnt bother to finish it, 2/5 stars

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#46  Edited By rargy

FFVII
 
and based on my recent gamefly history, these games were returned within a week:
 
Prototype
Infinite Undiscovery
Uncharted
Chronicles of Riddick
Mercenaries 2 
Ratchet and Clank Future
Folklore

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#47  Edited By Izaak

Lost  Odyssey, after the first 2 hours. I can never get my head around JRPG's

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#48  Edited By Bevinsky

I never finished Jak II. Couldn't complete the mission where you were on a moving turret shooting eggs at a mining station or something.

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#49  Edited By copycatzen

Rock band 2.. LOL.. I am planing to get back to it after RE5
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#50  Edited By rateoforange

Most recently with reason in captions: Assassin's Creed (too boring), Dead Space (too difficult), Halo 3 (didn't like mp or sp), H.A.W.X. (dumbshit story), Company of Heroes (sick of WW2 setting, I guess), Section 8 (no one playing!), Civ 4 (time constraints), SFIIHDRMX (I was rubbish)
 
I actually loved Far Cry 2. Finished the whole thing, got all the diamonds and guns. Watched Keifer Sutherland blow himself to bits.