Games you wanna love, but just can't.

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#1  Edited By IllegalMedic

There are some games that are universally praised by seeming everyone on the planet except me. For example I can't play the GTA series for more than ten minutes. While the story is good, most of the time I end up getting frustrated by repetitive game play. Also, the fact that the game play is not so good makes the fact that every mission repeats the same game play makes the game impossible for me to play. What games are like that for you?

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#2  Edited By Termite

The Fallout games, I just tried to play the first one and couldn't

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#3  Edited By Vecta

Probably because its a bit old...

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#4  Edited By Schadenfreude

I tried to love Resident Evil 4, but it just wasn't for me.

I think God of War just sucks.

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#5  Edited By Linkstr7

I have the same problem with GTA to. I sit down to try to finish it but it just can't seem to hold my attention for more than 10 minutes.
Also the Original Star Trek series is like that for me.

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#6  Edited By Locke

I really wanted to love Final Fantasy XII.

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#7  Edited By Atlas

TimeSplitters 2. All my friends at school loved that game, and I just couldn't get into it.

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#8  Edited By thebeast

The Civilization games - I really like the concept, the graphics, the gameplay, the tactics etc. but somehow I just can't get in to the swing of a turn based game.

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#9  Edited By Dead_Pixel

World in Conflict (gorgeous graphics but dull gameplay)

Phantom Hourglass (too gimmicky, dull storyline)

Dead Rising (stupid timer, restart after death)

Frontlines : Fuel of War PC (too many bugs)




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#10  Edited By 4D

oblivion to boring

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#11  Edited By Randolph

Ninja Gaiden 2.  I have never before tried so hard to like a game, and have the game itself resist me so much in that endeavor.  I have NG Black downloaded on my 360, and that game almost never feels cheap.  But in NG2, I'm constantly feeling the "this is such utter bullshit" vibe.  The line between challenge and frustration is a fine one, and this game crosses it too much, imo.  Frustration is not fun.

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#12  Edited By Cleric

I used to have the same problem with the GTA series, until IV came out. Glad that I gave it a shot.

Also, the Half Life series. I know I'm going to get bashed for this, but I really can't get into these games. 

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#13  Edited By Flaze

Grand Theft Auto
Final Fantasy
Halo

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#14  Edited By tokyochicken

Mass Effect was probably a big one for me. Everyone just loves that game but I cant see why. I really loved the dialog system for it thought I think it was such a better improvement from kotor. I dunno the combat really wasn't doing it for me and I didn't like the story too much.

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#15  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

Gears of war. It seems like the type of game I'd like, but for some reason, I just don't.

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#16  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

Gears of war. It seems like the type of game I'd like, but for some reason, I just don't.

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#17  Edited By TRiPPY

I tried to love the Zelda series,I own every installment and hated them all ,I see what others like about them,but i cant help but think of how other games took these ideas and made them so much more entertaining.*TRiPPY equips flameproof shield*

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#18  Edited By Schizoid

Ninja Gaiden 2, this game is cheapest game I have ever seen, attacks which take off half of your health in one hit, enemies that just keep coming, save points in stupid places, annoying bosses and a camera that makes you want to snap the disk in half and throw it out the window.

Phantasy Star Universe is a game I really wanted to love, I really did, but they changed the formula that made Phantasy Star Online so successful in the first place! You can't just find awesome weapons any more, you have to craft them. What the heck is up with that?! Half of the weapons look the same but they have just been coloured in a different way, the characters look dumb, half of your money is spent on potions and it just doesn't feel right.

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#19  Edited By p0tet

Final fantasy. I can sit and watch my friend play those games for hours... the story and stuff is so well done, and fun. But when i try... i just cant understand the "system". Fighting is so... not understandable. And there is so much reading speech bubbles..

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#20  Edited By Randolph
TRiPPY said:
"I tried to love the Zelda series,I own every installment and hated them all ,I see what others like about them,but i cant help but think of how other games took these ideas and made them so much more entertaining.*TRiPPY equips flameproof shield*
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I loved the NES games, and Link to the Past.  But Ocarina of Time and every game since that uses that same formula has disappointed me, and I usually lose interest in them a little over half way through.  Wind Waker sure is pretty though.
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#21  Edited By JeremyTM

Any and all FF games.

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#22  Edited By InsaneBomb

Metroid games. mainly because for some reason i get nauseous every time i tried to play them.
Gran Turismo is definitly up there too

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#23  Edited By BoG

Okami. As much as I loved the graphics and art style, the game put me to sleep. I wanted to like it so badly! It just wasn't meant to be.

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#24  Edited By bmdEv1

I could not play Dead Rising or any mgs game (I haven`t tried mgs 4 though)

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#25  Edited By microwavedapple

Resident Evil 4 and Oblivion. I mean, these aren't bad games at all. I just find them boring, but I don't know why. I'd like to enjoy them.

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#26  Edited By Archaic

Castlevania SOTN. So many awesome ideas but none of them fun for me.

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#27  Edited By pwilletts

Zelda games, just cannot get into them.

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#28  Edited By xplodedd

Metal Gear Solid, I love the gameplay but I don't like the cut scenes, unlike other ignorant I am willing to see why people like them, I am not one of them
Schizoid said:

"Ninja Gaiden 2, this game is cheapest game I have ever seen, attacks which take off half of your health in one hit, enemies that just keep coming, save points in stupid places, annoying bosses and a camera that makes you want to snap the disk in half and throw it out the window.

Phantasy Star Universe is a game I really wanted to love, I really did, but they changed the formula that made Phantasy Star Online so successful in the first place! You can't just find awesome weapons any more, you have to craft them. What the heck is up with that?! Half of the weapons look the same but they have just been coloured in a different way, the characters look dumb, half of your money is spent on potions and it just doesn't feel right."
totally feel you there buddy.

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#29  Edited By Brandler

I made it about 3/4 of the way through Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and couldn't really take the ultra repetitive gunplay anymore. The platforming/exploring aspects of the game were great. The tedious waves of enemies, not so much. It was graphically impressive and the story was alright, it just go monotonous after awhile. 

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#30  Edited By trebert

Warhammer online, ive been in the closed beta since last year and even though its the pvp centered game that i have been having wet dreams about since i first picked up an mmo; i just cant seem to play it  more then a few hours without wanting to gouge my eyes out. honestly ive never wanted to like a game more then i did warhammer online but everyother mmorpg with the autoattack point and press 14256 rinse and repeat combat system broke me =( and now the game i have waited for has come and i nolonger have the capacity to enjoy it :*(

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#31  Edited By HairyMike87

Metroid Prime. I bought the game for $3. I try to give it a chance but I just wind up never playing it. Thought it would be a lot more of running and gunning instead of that stupid scanning crap. It really slows the game down for me.

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#32  Edited By Kwicksandz

PGR4
Gears of War
Civ Revolution
Portal
DoD:Source
Lost planet Colonies Online.

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#33  Edited By doublefafa

I know these are sopme pretty big games, but I just can't get into Bioshock or GTA IV. I don't know wht it is but i just don't like them. No one hat eme for saying this but i think that because of GTA's popularity that  it gains extra attention in the media, and often timeas it can be negative. And because of this I think that some of the more old fashion people, will start the think that video games are bad and that we shouldn't have them.

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#34  Edited By Funkyhamster

Shadow of the Colossus... it's so epic, but I just can't get into it... =(

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#35  Edited By SSbabel

My stories a bit different, well here it goes i always wanted to get into the FF series but never did ay dont know why just never happened, guess cause i never owned a sony console.

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#36  Edited By RVonE

I guess Oblivion is the game for me. It's just too unstructured for me.

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#37  Edited By Roybot

Castelvania: Dawn Of Sorrow

I try but its so unrewarding, and the difficulty is so hard.

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#38  Edited By Gaughan

For me it's the Yoshi Island series. Ive played both games and they just can't capture my attention or excitment.
That and most FPS games. Just find most of them unentertaining.

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#39  Edited By Shocker

Definitely GTA series

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#40  Edited By Manks

Too Human.  I just couldn't stand the demo.

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#41  Edited By Otacon

For me its GTA, I've tried and tried to get into those games but I end up getting bored, even with IV. I'm making my mind up with God of War but its a similar thing.

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#42  Edited By sdodd02

Mario galaxy, for some reason I could not get into it.

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#43  Edited By warchief

Super Smash Brothers Brawl

No More Heros 
Zelda Twilight Princess 
Mario Kart Wii 

with the exclusion of no more heros, pretty much any of the gamecube ports that have made it onto the Wii. 

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#44  Edited By NeoTheta

Rise of Nations. It's an amazing strategy game. One of the best out there. However, I can't go more than one round in a session. Maybe it's because the rounds usually last around 90 minutes, but even so, I just have to take a break.  Maybe not the same thing as you guys are talking about, but it's just a game I can't get myself to honestly enjoy.

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#45  Edited By IndieBoy

Oblivion, but after a year and a half since purchasing the game I am finally getting into it =D

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Lost Oddesy I just can't bring myself to play any more JRPGs

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#47  Edited By GleasonRyan

fighting games in general. i wanna love them but i just cant i dont know why

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#48  Edited By aaox

World of warcraft. I really want to enjoy that, but it's just so... GRINDY. It's pretty much: Go there, kill that, come back, get f4t L00tZ, buy better items, go there, etc. 
I also dislike Monster hunter, and for the same reasons.

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#49  Edited By ArtTeitlebaum

Smash Bros. I generally dig fighting games, but something at these SB games annoys me so much, that I can't stand more than half an hour.

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#50  Edited By Organicalistic_
@ArtTeitlebaum said:
" Smash Bros. I generally dig fighting games, but something at these SB games annoys me so much, that I can't stand more than half an hour. "
I agree