That Was Fun, But Never Again!

Anyone wanna list what games they loved playing the first time round but could not see themselves playing ever again, and for what reason?

For me: Deadly Premonition. The story was pretty good (albeit short, and the killer pretty obvious) and the battles were funny to begin with. However, the long driving sequences, and constantly fighting the same enemy for hours on end is something I could not go through again. The game took me about 16 hours to complete, with at least half of it filler.

Ico is another. A great experience the first time through, but every time I've tried to go through it again, I've felt there's no point. I always remember the puzzles, and there isn't enough variety to play things any differently. No extra features either.

So what makes your list?

Lost Odyssey. I loved it, one of the last true great JRPG's and everything that recent FF's were not and should have been.

But the finale and payoff were too disappointing for me to ever play through it again.

Also, I've also found those "thousand years of dreams"-bits to be overrated. They're nice, sure, I wouldn't get rid of them. But their writing I actually find kind of awkward.

Terramax:

For me: Deadly Premonition. The story was pretty good (albeit short, and the killer pretty obvious) and the battles were funny to begin with. However, the long driving sequences, and constantly fighting the same enemy for hours on end is something I could not go through again. The game took me about 16 hours to complete, with at least half of it filler.
So what makes your list?

Oh God, I'm only on the second chapter and the longevity is setting in very quickly. I think this will be one of the few games where I'm one and done.
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Kickass and sometimes unfitting music though.

OT: Gray Matter, reasonably good game with the worst controls I've had in a long time. Just...no. Never again.

Every hacky/slashy games that i play . From bayonnetta to god of war and Devil May cry .

Also Wrpgs . I love jrpgs to death but when it comes to wrpgs i cannot be bothered with more than one playthrough .even when i really like the game , like DA:O i just can't bring myself to do it again .

Funily i can play throught every final fantasy over and over and never get bored . Except X-2 and XIII-2 , those can die in fire .

Persona 3 FES, simply because the damn party AI is awful. Yukari would never heal me when I really needed her to. Why would I sit through that crap when I could just boot up Persona 4 (AKA baist gaem evar!!1) instead?

Also some specific sets of matches against the same guy in UMVC3 online I would just leave after a particularly epic battle. My Vergil vs his Dante, last characters no X-Factor, equal skill... Lost due to a whiffed Stinger (as always) I wouldn't have it any other way.

Somehow the awesomeness of an amazing fight gets undermined when one of you gets destroyed next game.

And this particular guy a few days ago wiped out my first two characters with hardly any damage taken, taunts before Vergil comes in (like a dick). I got pissed, destroyed him on principle, taunted on the win and left him feeling damn salty. Rage is a hell of a buff

So that's kinda a vengeance "never again" thing XD

I can't see myself ever playing Dragon Age 2 again. It's good considering the short as hell development cycle, but I felt the only things it improved were skill trees and graphics.

I also can't see me replaying FF13-2 at any point. I actually *loved* the game, but I got my Platinum trophy and pretty much 100%'d it. I don't replay many JRPGs, though, honestly.

I will hardly ever play through a game again as once is enough unless the mechanics require/imply it; score attack games, for example.

Condemned 2: Bloodshot is pretty much a one-only game, mainly with how silly things get in the 3rd act. However, I DO enjoy playing the first half of the lake house level over and over again for my friends who have not seen it. It's pretty good actually.

I second Lost Odyssey. The game's difficulty curve ramps up into the ridiculous on the fourth disc, no way am I ever slugging through that again.

I'm playing through Alpha Protocol again, and holy crap is that game frustratingly difficult. It's mostly fake difficulty, though, since bosses are more than likely to simply spam ludicrously-powerful attacks at you while guards stun-lock you in place.

Disgaea 3. Too long and too hard.

Mass Effect 3. I tried really hard to start a second playthrough, but I just can't bring myself. I replayed Mass Effect 1 and 2 dozens of times, but I can't even drag myself to have another go. It's a shame, since I was enjoying the game so much prior to the last 10 minutes.

Amnesia. I played through it, and I loved it to death, but I just can't see myself playing it again. The game is really good throughout, but it drags so slowly at times and I can't imagine having the same sort of feelings playing through it again as I did the first time.

Portal/Portal 2.
I LOVE these games, and I have indeed replayed them both, but said replays I didn't particularly enjoy since the game has no challenge at all once you know the puzzles when compared to say a shooter that will have challenging sections despite what you know about them.

Popadoo:
Portal/Portal 2.
I LOVE these games, and I have indeed replayed them both, but said replays I didn't particularly enjoy since the game has no challenge at all once you know the puzzles when compared to say a shooter that will have challenging sections despite what you know about them.

Yeah. I do find that Portal 1 actually has *some* replay value, though, due to the shorter length.

The Rock Band 3 Endless Setlist. Something like 84(ish) songs in a row without stopping.

It took my friend and I like 8 hours to finish. It was fun once, but I'll never even consider doing it again....at least with any less than 3 people.

Amnesia. It was alright. Had its moments. Probably would have scared me had I not watched Toby Turner's Let's Play of it first.

Though I will watch friends play it. Their reactions are priceless.

The Condemned games are pretty much the same. And Silent Hill. Come to think of it, a lot of the good horror games are one-and-done games, simply because the horror is kind of gone. Silent Hill 2 didn't scare me the second time because I knew what was behind me going "abloogy woogy woo". Good for a first playthrough definitely, but not much replay value for me (and I love horror).

VaudevillianVeteran:

Oh God, I'm only on the second chapter and the longevity is setting in very quickly. I think this will be one of the few games where I'm one and done.

Yeah, the playthrough is worth it though.

Let me know what you think of the ending when you get to it. I'd like to hear someone else's opinion of it.

OT: Gray Matter, reasonably good game with the worst controls I've had in a long time. Just...no. Never again.

I downloaded the xbox trailer and indeed playing it was terrible. I hope it plays better on pc.

Just here because of the thread title. Let me elaborate on that: "That was fun but never again?" That's what SHE said!

Oh, also,

Squidbulb:
Too long and too hard.

that's what she said.

portal 2 because despite being unable to remember a word of german despite studying it for years of my life i can pick up any game despite how long ago i last played it and instantly remember 99% of what to do and what happens story wise and while this is bearable for the FPS/RPG games i normally play it destroys any replayability puzzle games have

Any puzzle agesm like Portal or Amnesia, really. Because once you've figured out the puzzle, it's no fun doing it again. In amnesia especially you knew were and when the monters were going to pop up, which negated the whole fear aspect.

Just finished Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Probably that.

Not as good as Uncharted 2 but much better than U1.

I might go back to find all of the treasures and snapshots, I don't know.

Heavy Rain. Loved it, but I really can't play it again because it takes hours of exposition to get to the interesting parts. I played it twice, and I started a third playthrough, but I gave up a few hours in because it was just too much work.

I find it hard playing a game over again, the first time is an experience, theres new things. Its challenging.

second time around you know everything and its just boring.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Fantastic game.

However, the reliance on the player not knowing what's around the next corner ensures that I'll probably never play it again.

Red Dead Redemption, awesome game but I cannot ever see myself playing all the way through it again.

 

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