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#1 Posted by JasonR86 (10178 posts) -

There's only been a few games that I couldn't finish for one reason or another.  Usually it's because I thought the game was going to be one thing but it ended up being something else entirely.  I'll give my list but list your games as well.
Lost Odyssey
-I know a lot of people like this game but I couldn't get past the characters.  I got up to the part where the kids lose their mom (or something like that).  All I remember is that they started singing together and that was the last straw for me.
Final Fantasy 8
 -Another game a lot of people like.  But I couldn't get past the story.  It was so lazy.  They all knew each other at the orphanage?  Really?  And I didn't like any of the characters which makes playing an RPG kind of hard.
Shellshock 2: Blood Trails
-I got one achievement and couldn't get in to it.  I don't remember exactly why I didn't like it but those 5 points have really made my GB achievement list look really bad (I think that game has an F).
Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts
-I couldn't get past the second level.  I like the game but I suck at it.
Ninja Gaiden II
-I've played through it twice and every time I get to the boss I have no healing items and not enough currency to buy more items and no way to get more currency.  So, I can never beat the final boss.

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#2 Posted by Crono11 (1667 posts) -

Bayonetta was a recent game I thought that I'd love but I can barely play it for 10 minutes. 

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#3 Posted by blueaniman93 (620 posts) -

For me it would be GTA IV 
I just couldn't stand the controls and the silly story any longer.  
I would say Final Fantasy XIII but i might go back to it.
Yeah and, ninja gaiden 2 is a hard game. Probably never going to beat it.

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#4 Posted by Blueman (746 posts) -

Assassins Creed Brotherhood for me. Played it for about 5 hours and it just didn't grab me. Maybe i'll go back to it in the future, failing that i'll watch the ending on Youtube.

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#5 Posted by Jack268 (3370 posts) -

Oblivion. Every time I get out of that tutorial cave I just think "I don't really want to play this". Occasionally I've gotten further but the more I play of the game the more convinced I am that I shouldn't play further. 

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#6 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -
  • Landstalker. I made it all the way to the final dungeon, and I got to this room where you push a button that summons a platform you fall onto that takes you to the final boss. I never found the button.
  • Mystic Ark: Maboroshi Gekijo. Fuck. I just can't get past this stupid animation/scripting error that makes the protagonist walk in place slightly off screen.
  • Mickey Mania on the PS1. For whatever reason, it just kinda ends on the first level.
  • There are probably a few more, but I'll leave it at that.
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#7 Posted by DeeGee (2192 posts) -

 I totally dig the fiction and the idea behind it all, but that was not a fun game. The shooting mechanics were mind numbingly terrible, heck, anything to do with combat just felt tacked on to a game designed for walking around. It had a very Fall Out 3-esque feel of looking in trashcans and on corpses for money and injections, which seemed totally out of place for the type of game it was. And since I played on the PC, clicking the shortcut asked me to put in the serial every goddamn time.

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#8 Posted by Mutley (351 posts) -

Demon Soul's  
I keep trying to get into it, But I might be overwhelmed by a boss or just don't know where the fuck to go which puts me off the game.

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#9 Edited by PhatSeeJay (3331 posts) -

Brütal Legend. I went through strategy scenario after strategy scenario but it had lost all appeal to me when the open world story got fucked over in favor of a game mechanic.
I want to finish it some day but I just hate that strategy bullshit too much and it breaks my heart! I love the story and the world but... Man FUCK RTS-gameplay in adventure games!

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#10 Edited by TheSeductiveMoose (3629 posts) -

Final Fantasy XIII
- Hated most of the cast.
Dragon Age: Origins
- Got sidetracked too much and I always got an incredible urge to reinstall Baldur's Gate 2.
Persona 3 FES
- Lost my saves 60h+ in.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
- Had to restart the entire game due to bug, I'm also kinda tired of the AC franchise.
Men of War
- Couldn't get over the voice acting and I still think Soldiers: Heroes of World War II is a better game.

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#11 Posted by NTM (9799 posts) -

World in Conflict. I only got to the second stage and couldn't stand the game, it's really boring. The only thing I like about it is that the first stage takes place in Seattle, where I live. I had to look around my room to see what games/game it would be, and that was it.
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#12 Posted by Lemmycaution217 (1802 posts) -

Oblivion and Bioshock 2.

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#13 Posted by Aus_azn (2272 posts) -

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - I beat the whole game save for the Shadow Temple and (obviously) Ganon's Tower. I even completed the Spirit Temple.
Bayonetta - Too freaking difficult. Got stuck around chapter 14 or so and couldn't get past it.

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#14 Posted by AlexW00d (7479 posts) -
From the top of my head; 

  • Bioshock 2 - Boring.
  • Resistance 2 - Boring.
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma - I am nowhere near good enough.
  • The Saboteur - Not sure why, it's an alright game.
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#15 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6651 posts) -

I couldn't finish Devil Survivor twice now. 
And I was so sure this time.

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#16 Posted by Wemibelle (2389 posts) -

The one that immediately comes to mind is FF13.  I absolutely HATED the combat in that game and couldn't stand to keep playing it.  Please give me something that requires more than me pushing X over and over, at least for the simpler fights. 
I also had to go back to GTAIV like five times before I finally finished it.  I'm really starting to hate the open world mechanics of "drive to mission, take mission, do mission, repeat" and I hope that Rockstar really thinks about changing it for the next one.
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#17 Posted by karatetron (698 posts) -

For some reason I could never finish Bioshock.

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#18 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -
@LordXavierBritish said:
" I couldn't finish Devil Survivor twice now.  And I was so sure this time. "
HAVE YOU LEARNED NOTHING FROM MY WARNINGS!? (If I could put that in a sharp, red font, I would.)
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#19 Posted by NoCookiesForYou (854 posts) -

Final Fantasy XIII - Really disliked the characters
Killzone 2 - I always get headaches when playing it.
Ninja Gaiden (Original Xbox) - Lack of patience

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#20 Posted by Sincillian (568 posts) -

Only one and that'd be Final Fantasy XIII. As soon as I got to Gran Pulse the game felt draining. I was forcing myself to play at that point and ultimately I stopped playing eventually. 

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#21 Posted by Wicked_Wumpus (202 posts) -

Final Fantasy XII 
Devil May Cry 3

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#23 Posted by rjayb89 (7811 posts) -

Elder Scrolling IV: Obliviator 
I dislike that game so much that I didn't even bother to remember what it's really called.

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#24 Posted by EdIsCool (1140 posts) -

GTA IV...that game just isnt fun.

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#25 Posted by Smallerz (130 posts) -

Breath of Fire Dragon Quarter comes to mind. It's one of the most difficult games I have ever played. Not only are you required to complete the game in a time limit (of sorts), but you are also encouraged to restart the game several times whilst carrying over experience and abilities. It's absolutely brutal.

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#26 Posted by Mystyr_E (1456 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption. I wasn't getting any enjoyment out of it and I noticed I was only playing it so I can beat it, not to experience more of the story, characters, gameplay etc so I said screw it
Star Ocean 4: long dungeon crawling with little to no save points, HORRIBLE voice acting and meh story

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#27 Posted by E_rock (159 posts) -

GTA: San Andreas - PS2 decided it wasn't going to read discs ever again and that was the end of that.  
Star Ocean: The Last Hope (x360) - 8 phantom ambushes in a row makes me want to cry...  I'll be back to re-config my characters and beat those bastards one day. 
Deathspank: ToV - I made it past the first section and just never played it again. 
Ninety-Nine Nights II - Played for about 30 minutes, got my ass handed to me over and over on the first boss and then mailed that bitch back to gamefly within the hour. In retrospect I feel bad about that, but part of me doubts it would of gotten any better with practice.

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#28 Posted by Claude (16651 posts) -

Batman: Arkham Asylum. I got to the final boss and died and died and died. I traded the game in.
Darksiders. See above.
Some from my past.
GTA IV. I got to the end of the game only to die over and over. I got tired of starting the mission over and gave up.
Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. I played a couple of hours and got bored.
Max Payne 2. Loved the first game, really couldn't get into this version.
Luigi's Mansion. I got bored and frustrated.
Eternal Darkness. I got frustrated and quit.
The Darkness. I found it frustrating. I never wrapped my head around the controls. I died a lot and gave up.
No More Heroes. Just got tired of the gauntlet of killing. The boss fights became to frustrating for me.
It seems if I get frustrated because I suck at a game, I usually quit.

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#29 Posted by EchoForge (177 posts) -

Darksiders. There was one puzzle relatively early on in the tower with the lights and mirrors, where (if I remember correctly), I have to set up a portal, use the boomerang to hit a switch, jump in portal, turn off portal, hit two more switches, use hookshot somewhere, etc. I just couldn't get the timing and sent the game back.
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#30 Posted by MiamiRedHawks (930 posts) -

I am absolutely with you when it comes to Lost Odyssey. That game is a cookie cutter Japanese rpg fuck fest.

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#31 Posted by IamTerics (723 posts) -

Prince of Persia(2008) - Realized that I had to collect orbs to continue. I liked everything else though.
Oblivion - Hated the combat
Valkyria Chronicles - I got to a point where I felt that I had to use a significant more amount of strategy and tactics to proceed. That plus the slowpace of the gameplay just made me want to stop playing.

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#32 Posted by ShadowKing7 (748 posts) -

Zelda:  Twilight Princess and A Link to the Past - I don't like doing the dungeons and would rather run around the overworlds. 
Red Dead Redemption - The Mexico part just completely turned me away from finishing the story. 
God of War 3 - The opening was pretty awesome, but after that I just got really bored with the game.  Probably didn't help that it was sometime when I got GoW3 that I got completely hooked on Devil May Cry 4.
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#33 Posted by DelroyLindo (387 posts) -

Several, but the one that really sticks to mind: Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future. I was about 10 when it came out, took me 6 months to beat the second level. Every summer I dug that game out to try and complete it. Could only ever get to level 15 out of 30. Honestly, the most difficult game I have ever played.

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#34 Posted by Mahonay (842 posts) -

Both Morrowind and Oblivion.  It didn't matter how many times I tried, I always got sidetracked while wondering around.

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#35 Posted by Jothel (1017 posts) -

the dreadlocked bionic commando, after i realised it was just going through a bunch of small maps i went "...oh" and took it out

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#36 Posted by CptChiken (2058 posts) -

Most recently assassins creed brotherhood, and dead space 2.

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#37 Posted by Thevamp25 (282 posts) -

Bioshock 2 
Mirrors Edge 
Dead Space 2 

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#38 Posted by Centimani (563 posts) -

I made it to the final boss in FF7 and never finished it. I did the same thing in FF10 too... I made it almost all the way into FF12 and stopped playing it twice... The only Final Fantasy I've actually finished is the first. I tried to play Killzone 2 without playing the first, but it just seemed like an average shooter, if a little prettier.

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#39 Posted by Trebz (488 posts) -

Fallout 3. I must have started that game about 5 times and never made it past 30 hours.

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#40 Edited by SilverGalford (54 posts) -

silent hill 3
battletoads in battlemaniacs
jurassic park 2
tomb raider chronicles

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#41 Posted by bongoboy (117 posts) -

The one game that I can think of that I did not finish is Shadow of the Colossus. I  regrettably was never able to get into the game, but I have ever since heard that is a great game.

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#42 Posted by KamikazeCaterpillar (1160 posts) -

Every GTA - I just get bored with them no matter how good the story is. Especially when there is a random difficulty spike for one mission or where the objectives are not made very clear 
FFXIII- This game did everything wrong in opinion. 
Killzone 2- I know it's super shitty of me but I just could not get the controls to work for me.

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#43 Posted by Hashbrowns (690 posts) -

Darksiders:  After about four hours or so, the game just wasn't fun for me anymore.  Probably a mixture of its incoherent "Revelation-but-not" setting and lethargic story-telling. 
Red Dead Redemption:  After about two hours I stopped playing, having enjoyed what I played, but ever since I have been unable to convince myself to play it again.  That was about eight months ago.  I'm still unsure why I don't want to play it.  Everything about it seems great, but I just can't do it.  Totally bewildering. 
Ninja Gaiden 2:  I adored the original Xbox game, and I still think it's the best third-person action game ever made.  NG2, however, lost the first game's nigh-perfect rhythm of combat.  The enemies weren't fun to fight, simple as that. 
It doesn't necessarily qualify, but I never got more than two hours into my second playthrough of Mass Effect 2.  As soon as I needed to scan a planet, I made a face and stopped playing.  As soon as all the DLC is out, though, I'm sure I'll get another playthrough in to set up my preferred continuity for Mass Effect 3 importing.
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#44 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6117 posts) -

On my first playthrough i can't remember a game i couldn't finish,but after several playthroughs i grow bored of most games. 
For the life of me i can't play 
Dungeon Siege 2 (Broken World)
Mafia 2 (Mostly because it has 0 replay value)

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#45 Posted by sameeeeam (2469 posts) -

I finish all my games.

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#46 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3858 posts) -

Dead Space. That poor game will probably never get finished. Even though i love it so far, I have little interest in going back to it. 
Up until recently, Metal Gear Solid 4 was on this list. I played through about 4/5 of it, then just stopped for some reason. I finally got through it just this last week, so I'm close to three years late to the party. 

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#47 Posted by davidh219 (904 posts) -

Bioshock. I found it to be really scary for some reason =P

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#49 Posted by Joe_Wildheart (82 posts) -

Final Fantasy XIII 
Dante's Inferno

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#50 Posted by OldManLight (1288 posts) -
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - I beat the whole game save for the Shadow Temple and (obviously) Ganon's Tower. I even completed the Spirit Temple.
Bayonetta - Too freaking difficult. Got stuck around chapter 14 or so and couldn't get past it.
Was in the same boat with ocarina until I had my wisdom teeth out. Cue the vicodin, carnation instant breakfast, and easy mac fueled charge toward the most awesome final boss battle ever. Though it was probaby the vicodin messing with my perception of it all. :)