Games you liked but quit playing due to an (arguably) stupid problem.

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Ok simply put have you ever played a game that you had no real problems with until one thing cape up that you could NOT stand? Also I said arguably like if you told someone else about it they would probably say "Really? That's it?". For me that game would be Grandia 3. I had a lot of fun with it when I bought it. Basically it's beginning was a girl was being chased down and needed to get somewhere before her brother started destroying everything. So the main character who has a fascination with planes after a few hours gets her there and I had a lot of fun with it. I liked the characters and some of the plot points were pretty good. Then she got to her destination where she asked basically a diety for advice where it then told her that she could only stop him through "Love".

..What? Seriously this wasn't even remotely hinted at before then just a few hours in they decide they need to start teaching family values. Also the brother shows up during this and his very first act is killing said diety as his opening. Still whatever the game was still fun and there was only so long they could keep that up. Or so I thought. That plot point kept coming up over and over never being any less annoying. After about the 4th time they just try to solve all their problems through love I just quit. I couldn't stand it anymore. Spent about 30 hours into that and just quit.

So what about you fellow Escapists? Have any of you ever had a game like this?

I stopped playing the Assassins Creed games because I found the Italian accents really annoying.

Possibly The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. Not one of my favourite Zeldas, but there was certainly a lot to enjoy in there. The problem was after every single temple you completed, you had to go back to this one temple and complete every level you had there before, plus some new ones, under a time limit. This might not be the kind of thing most people consider deal-breaking but I couldn't stand it. Eventually that made me put the game down and never come back to it.

FFXIII-2 . I can't stand the fucking moogle. Seriously . Kupo this kupo that . I mean i managed to finish X-2 for fucks sakes ( and i absolutly hated that game) . I just quit , and yet i still hear kupo everywhere!

Link? HEY LISTEN!
Link? HEY LISTEN!
Link? HEY LISTEN!
Link? HEY LISTEN!
Link? HEY LISTEN!
Link? HEY LISTEN!

I stop playing game with 'tutorials that never EVER end'.

Gamer_152:
Possibly The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. Not one of my favourite Zeldas, but there was certainly a lot to enjoy in there. The problem was after every single temple you completed, you had to go back to this one temple and complete every level you had there before, plus some new ones, under a time limit. This might not be the kind of thing most people consider deal-breaking but I couldn't stand it. Eventually that made me put the game down and never come back to it.

Well considering I've heard that same complaint from a few people it's probably more reasonable than you think.

krazykidd:
FFXIII-2 . I can't stand the fucking moogle. Seriously . Kupo this kupo that . I mean i managed to finish X-2 for fucks sakes ( and i absolutly hated that game) . I just quit , and yet i still hear kupo everywhere!

Oh god I hate those one line characters. It's like they were designed as a time trial to see how long it takes you to quit.

Tanis:
Link? HEY LISTEN!
Link? HEY LISTEN!
Link? HEY LISTEN!
Link? HEY LISTEN!
Link? HEY LISTEN!
Link? HEY LISTEN!

I stop playing game with 'tutorials that never EVER end'.

Please read the above statement it applies to you too.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - I stopped playing because the boyfriend was playing it so much, so as a result he ruined pretty much the whole game for me.

Sadly its most games for me....

but some specifics....

-Batman Arkham Asylum: I quit because the xray vision was stupid.. But i could not turn it off because it made the game really easy.

-Dead Space: It was not scary enough. (It was supposed to be a horror game... IT WAS NOT!!)

Ill preparation in Demons Souls made it impossible to pass a certain point, can't remember which one but I was fucked as I went for a 'Jack of All Trades' build. And they just don't work

Deadly Premonition. My 360 decided to crash after a really difficult boss fight (literally five seconds after it)... Never touched it again since I refuse to go through that shit again.

They made her impossible to lock on to! The lock on was the only thing that made the shitty controls functional! WHY?!

Almost UMVC3, I was being really thinking of quiting it for good last night solely because for the last few days i've been matched up with only terrible people, absolute gods and Hulk users. No middle ground

Then I watched the Assist Me video on Vergil, promptly kicked Ammy off my team (sorry bro!) and started to just gush over how fucking cool he is. Even learned he's not quite as punishable as I first thought... Most of the time at least. If someone blocks his full screen hyper get ready for a punish of epic proportions. He has to be a showy bastard and sheathe his sword after it. It takes near two seconds. You can't cancel it.

I have a feeling I'm gonna have to stop teleporting so much though. Probably isn't safe

Shadows of the Damned. Wasn't particularly amazing but was enjoyable enough.

Then came to the Big Boner section. Just put it down and quit the whole thing with that.

Well I'm not sure if it counts as a stupid reason, because I thought it was a pretty good reason.

I stopped playing Just Cause 2 because, to me, everyone sounded like a really annoying and poorly acted stereotype.

Rune Factory: Frontier

Manage my farm? Ok. Micro manage an ecosystem of spirits so all crop growing doesn't go to shit? Hell no.

I probably won play The Witcher because the main character looks like a twat.

I resisted playing the new Deus Ex for similar reasons.

Spider-Man: Web of Shadows starts off excellent and I would've loved to go further into it until this stupid mission where you have to take out dozens of snipers in just a few seconds using an ability you've only just learned with no real room for error.

arnoldthebird:
Ill preparation in Demons Souls made it impossible to pass a certain point, can't remember which one but I was fucked as I went for a 'Jack of All Trades' build. And they just don't work

You can complete the game at level 1.
Being all eclectic with your build won't help you much, but by no means does it make the game impossible.

I can't think of any example where I stopped playing a game, but I was very close with Final Fantasy 13. At the beginning when the whole train thing goes down and Lightning says something to the effect of "I'm an exsoldier" (I can't remember the exact quote but that was the gist of it) I said "alright then" and had my finger hovering over the power button for about ten seconds before I decided to keep playing.

One that I continue to harp on, and that would be Lair

The whole idea of the game is just brilliant. You are fighting a war between to rival counties, while riding on and fighting with mother fucking DRAGONS. This game would have been a spectacular stand alone title during the early days of the PS3. But it used the six axis controls to control the dragons in flight and on the ground. The problem with this idea is that the six axis only registers that you want to turn in a certain direction after you have thrown your controller for the fifteen bazillionth time.

SH Origins - two things that inidividually, I may have pressed on with anyway. But together, it was a deal breaker. Actually, the 2nd one wouldve been enough by itself.

1) Travis has no f*cking reason to be in Silent Hill! There is literally nothing stopping him from going home! No daughter to find (SH 1), no mysterious letter from a dead wife (SH 2), no vengeance (SH 3) - he's just there out of sheer curiosity. CURIOSITY KILLED THE TRAVIS!

2) The save points. I know that sounds truly stupid, but for some reason whenever I tried to save, it would take at least 5 minutes. It seemed like my PS2 would go at the speed of a 15 year-old computer with thousands of viruses and 10 programmes open at once - aka, veeerrryyyy slloowwww. It often resulted in saving under different slots rather than overwriting the same data. The game would work fine after going back into gameplay again though - it was JUST saving that was slow like that.

Animal crossing wild world- i accidentally changed my town tune and stopped playing so that I wouldn't forget the tune

Multiple games because my brother got further than I did, and I stopped caring. Also Animal Crossing, because of the Let's Play.

The Wykydtron:
Deadly Premonition. My 360 decided to crash after a really difficult boss fight (literally five seconds after it)... Never touched it again since I refuse to go through that shit again.

They made her impossible to lock on to! The lock on was the only thing that made the shitty controls functional! WHY?!

Almost UMVC3, I was being really thinking of quiting it for good last night solely because for the last few days i've been matched up with only terrible people, absolute gods and Hulk users. No middle ground

Then I watched the Assist Me video on Vergil, promptly kicked Ammy off my team (sorry bro!) and started to just gush over how fucking cool he is. Even learned he's not quite as punishable as I first thought... Most of the time at least. If someone blocks his full screen hyper get ready for a punish of epic proportions. He has to be a showy bastard and sheathe his sword after it. It takes near two seconds. You can't cancel it.

I have a feeling I'm gonna have to stop teleporting so much though. Probably isn't safe

Ammy and Vergil on my team :D

You'll want to abuse Vergil's reach, his standing H is godly.

Red Dead Redemption: Liar's Dice just pissed me off too much, then when I went back I realized just how shitty the controls were.

I got stuck on GTA Vice City RC controlled missions, and never could get past them
http://www.multiplayerreviews.com/gamepage?id=5595&game=Grand_Theft_Auto_Vice_City&review=1

The KOTOR series, and by extension, DA: Origins.

The combat system. My God the combat system pains me so.

hmm...i would have to say i tried call of duty but got really bored of it, assassins creed cause the running animations and the italian accents annoyed me, Kotor 2 cause that first level dragged out forever (i did go back and beat it like 8 times same as kotor 1), Duke nukem forever due to the 2 weapon system, halo cause the "fanboys" really killed any momentum i got playing it.

Skyrim: I stopped playing because the blessings of nature quest is bugged at the end. You can finish it 2 ways with a similar but different end result. 1 has you taking the sap back to Danica and a few days later the gildergleam tree is in full bloom, thats the evil-ish way of doing the quest. The good way is letting this dude who joins you pray to the big tree and give you a sapling and when you give it to Danica, a few days later it shows the gildergleam sapling growing. Only 1 problem, when you do the quest this way the fucking dead tree doesn't disappear like it should and the sapling clips with it and looks beyond stupid. A petty reason yes but It bugged the shit out of me. If it gets patched than that's great news! BTW is there anywhere to report these bugs to Bethesda and have them fix it in the next patch.

I stopped playing my elf because the forsworn conspiracy quest is bugged up the ass and broke. Also needs to be fixed

Ninja Blade
the fucking transformation scene in the intro

Dead Rising 2
All I can thing of is "Hey look, another slot machine."
Every area seems the same to me ... aside from the outdoor area but it's just the drive my motorcycle through blender area.

DVS BSTrD:
Red Dead Redemption: Liar's Dice just pissed me off too much, then when I went back I realized just how shitty the controls were.

I can relate to that. All the gambling in RDR is painful and not fun in the slightest, especially the poker table at Blackwater. So many hours wasted into winning at that...

OT: I often stop playing RPGs right before the end and I have no clue why I do that. I'm guessing the final grind before the big bad just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Daystar Clarion:

The Wykydtron:
Deadly Premonition. My 360 decided to crash after a really difficult boss fight (literally five seconds after it)... Never touched it again since I refuse to go through that shit again.

They made her impossible to lock on to! The lock on was the only thing that made the shitty controls functional! WHY?!

Almost UMVC3, I was being really thinking of quiting it for good last night solely because for the last few days i've been matched up with only terrible people, absolute gods and Hulk users. No middle ground

Then I watched the Assist Me video on Vergil, promptly kicked Ammy off my team (sorry bro!) and started to just gush over how fucking cool he is. Even learned he's not quite as punishable as I first thought... Most of the time at least. If someone blocks his full screen hyper get ready for a punish of epic proportions. He has to be a showy bastard and sheathe his sword after it. It takes near two seconds. You can't cancel it.

I have a feeling I'm gonna have to stop teleporting so much though. Probably isn't safe

Ammy and Vergil on my team :D

You'll want to abuse Vergil's reach, his standing H is godly.

A godly standing H? Where have I heard that before? XD

I need to stop opening every combo with his Stinger (forward H) the punish opportunity on block/miss is soul crushing. I love his full screen hyper though, it's like Fuck Your Assists: The Game. Having trouble getting where he is during the Hyper though... Is he everywhere at once?

And having Phoenix Wright and Vergil on my team is awesome. What have I got? Only the two best Hypers in the entire game! The moment where I cemented Vergil as on the team was when a 60% health Akuma came spin kicking at me from about mid screen, fuck this guy Devil Trigger into Dark Angel lol dead. Best punish i've ever done.

The Wykydtron:

Daystar Clarion:

The Wykydtron:
Deadly Premonition. My 360 decided to crash after a really difficult boss fight (literally five seconds after it)... Never touched it again since I refuse to go through that shit again.

They made her impossible to lock on to! The lock on was the only thing that made the shitty controls functional! WHY?!

Almost UMVC3, I was being really thinking of quiting it for good last night solely because for the last few days i've been matched up with only terrible people, absolute gods and Hulk users. No middle ground

Then I watched the Assist Me video on Vergil, promptly kicked Ammy off my team (sorry bro!) and started to just gush over how fucking cool he is. Even learned he's not quite as punishable as I first thought... Most of the time at least. If someone blocks his full screen hyper get ready for a punish of epic proportions. He has to be a showy bastard and sheathe his sword after it. It takes near two seconds. You can't cancel it.

I have a feeling I'm gonna have to stop teleporting so much though. Probably isn't safe

Ammy and Vergil on my team :D

You'll want to abuse Vergil's reach, his standing H is godly.

A godly standing H? Where have I heard that before? XD

I need to stop opening every combo with his Stinger (forward H) the punish opportunity on block/miss is soul crushing. I love his full screen hyper though, it's like Fuck Your Assists: The Game. Having trouble getting where he is during the Hyper though... Is he everywhere at once?

And having Phoenix Wright and Vergil on my team is awesome. What have I got? Only the two best Hypers in the entire game! The moment where I cemented Vergil as on the team was when a 60% health Akuma came spin kicking at me from about mid screen, fuck this guy Devil Trigger into Dark Angel lol dead. Best punish i've ever done.

Maximum Vergil is classed as a projectile in terms of counters (Wesker and Taskmaster can't counter it with their hypers), but Vergil moves around the screen. He always lands where he started, so if you started it in the air, he'll be in the same position, just on the ground.

To stop stinger from being punished easily, I either go straight into Spiral Swords, or use his Rapid Slash. Rapid Slash crosses up quite easily, so not a lot of people expect it.

Dota2. I couldn't get used to the lack of smartcast.

Grand Theft Auto 4 and Red Dead Redemption. the fucking movement

Quit Assassin's Creed 2 because I had to CLIMB A TOWER to CONTINUE THE STORY, with the stupid tower climbing jumping mechanic thing which didn't bloody work properly.

Quit Assassin's Creed 1 because I had to fight AN ARMY OF TEMPLARS despite the rest of the game being based on escaping your enemies and not fighting giant groups.

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