Name a game (or two) you never completed

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And give us the reason(s) why. Was it too boring? Too long? Were you too busy?

I'll give two games that I never got around to beating:

The first is Prey. I was playing the game just before exams back in university. I was enjoying it but then I got caught up in the studying, exams and subsequent holidays. I just never picked it up afterwards despite having been through about 75% of the game.

The second is God of War 2. I wanted to like this series because they're action games based on my beloved Greek mythology. But alas, nope. A douchey protagonist and underwhelming combat were too much for me despite the great set pieces.

Oh and I'm not talking about the 100% completion that comes from collecting all the hidden feathers, main plot line discussion here.

Halo. The first game I never completed. I grew bored with it after about an hour.

games that get repetitive
total war, long campaigns
LA noire
MW3
skyrim

Brutal Legend, the last stage battle is complete BS to me, so I haven't touched it in a few years.

Dark Souls, I really love that game, but every time I make some good progress I get my ass handed to me and I end up rage quitting. One day I will finish it, one day.

Prototype- I got to the part where you're supposed to protect this ground thumper thingy from a giant tentacle monster. Couldn't beat it no matter how many times I tried so I rage quitted so hard I sold the game.

Sly Cooper- I got all three games on the PS2 out of a bargain bin in Wal-Mart a while back for $9. Never got around to finishing it. Really need to get on that.

Uh...-looks over at his shelf-

This might be a shorter list to name games I HAVE completed...

I'll limit mine to these 3: Super Hydlide, Mystic Defender and, for a recent one, Skyrim.

I'm actively working on the first as I type. It's been taunting me for 17 years now. I literally got the final boss right down to the tiniest sliver of hp last year but I turned it off for the night and when I loaded up again the save file had corrupted on an emulator(I have a real cartridge and console that I'm attempting with this time. I had back then but it was far too hard). The backup file wouldn't work either so I left it until now when I got my console back.

The second I've never managed to get past the third stage. Lots of platforms that disappear the moment you land on them coupled with enemies that spawn and fly into the direction you need to jump in. Missing a jump means instant death. Think I'll wait a while for this one.

As for Skyrim... There's just too much to see to get on with anything. I'll be running along and a gang of bandits jumps out of nowhere which leads me to a cave or a dungeon and then I find some loot, get overencumbered and either spend upwards of half an hour deciding what I'm going to leave behind or using Whirlwind sprint to get to my horse and fast travel to town with it. Then there's the mods that just make me bugger around with random things. Might take a while.

I have games I bought in the end of 2010 Steam Sale that I haven't started yet, let alone finished. A liking for MMOs is not a useful trait for finishing any singleplayer game...

My top 3 unfinished however:

1. Half Life. Xen, a last level so bad it's the trope namer for bad final levels.

2. GTA: San Andreas. Great game, but by the time I slogged through a series of road races you have to complete to access the second city my enthusiasm for the game was severely diminished and I just drifted away from it.

3. Return to Castle Wolfenstein. I've been playing this game on and off for the best part of a decade. I took a 5 year break during the enforced stealth level in the forest, then went back to it, beat that level and went on for a bit before getting distracted by something else. One day I will return to it... again.

Resonance of fate: i'm a fucking retard when i play that game , i have no idea how to play it properly .

Agrest war: zero : same reason, i'm fucking retarded and don't know how to play it properly

FFXIII-2. Worst ... game ... Ever ... And i managed to sit through FFX-2

Metroid Other M : Second ...Worst... game ... Ever .

Seriously , i have a policy of finishing a game once i start to reduce my backlog . The last two i don't even include in my backlog because i don't have enough will power to finish them .

Psychonauts - game decided to eat my web snatcher thingamadoodle. I wasn't about to redo the 800 points to get another one. Anyway, I'd already done Lungfishopolis and the Milkman Conspiracy, which are supposed to be the two best levels in the game, so I don't think I missed out on much.

DA:O - stopped on the final boss, never picked it up again. I didn't care about anyone except Morrigan and Alistair, and I wasn't really attached to the world. I would have kept going to get an importable save if I'd heard that DA2 had a more interesting world and more interesting characters, but from all accounts it's worse in both departments, so no luck for BW.

Red Dead Redemption - got bored. Too easy to get distracted.

LA Noire was my first ever completed sandbox game. I'm guessing it had something to do with the fact that it's the least sandboxy sandbox game in recent years. Just enough direction to keep me going.

Battlefield 3 campaign. It couldn't sustain my interest even after about five missions.

I wanted to give up during the shitty jet mission but my hunger for achievments led me on.

NOPE I had to stop.

I traded in The Darkness without beating it. Kinda wish I had finished it, looking back on it.

Fallout 1. I just found it too boring.

Final Fantasy 9. The visual style annoyed the hell out of me to the point of making the game unfun to play, so I stopped playing it.

Final Fantasy XIII-2
Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep
Alone In The Dark
Mass Effect 3

wintercoat:
Fallout 1. I just found it too boring.

Final Fantasy 9. The visual style annoyed the hell out of me to the point of making the game unfun to play, so I stopped playing it.

Wait, really? You are the first person to say that they disliked the Art-style. Or, at least that I have seen.

OT:

Games I haven't Finished?

Oh lord, well half of the NES collection, my gray cart of NWC '90, Prey, Warhammer: Battlemarch, Neverwinter Nights, Neverwinter Nights 2, Tron 2.0, Warcraft Battle Chest, Diablo II, Diablo, StarCraft... I could go on and on.

krazykidd:
Resonance of fate: i'm a fucking retard when i play that game , i have no idea how to play it properly.

Oh man, I didn't even learn how to play that properly until the very last boss, and even then only because the last boss was about 100 levels higher than me and I looked up how to do it.

OT: um... lots, especially pre-N64 days when I was an impatient little kid who was bad at video games. I'm actually pretty good at finishing games these days, though. Saga Frontier 2 is sticking out in my mind right now though.

Disgaea 2. I liked it, but it ended up becoming too grindy for me. Not generally an aspect of RPGs that I like.

Persona 1 on PSP. Got to the final dungeon. Didn't feel like leveling up my lower leveled characters (the leveling is kind of dumb in the game) to finish.

The first Xbox 360 Prince of Persia (not the movie tie-in one). I can't really come up with any reason that I haven't finished it, but it just kind of sits there in my game pile.

Fiz_The_Toaster:
Brutal Legend, the last stage battle is complete BS to me, so I haven't touched it in a few years.

Also this game. It's like my dream game...but the RTS elements...well...I'm absolute shit at RTSes. Still have it, not sure I'll ever finish.

Solaire of Astora:

Fiz_The_Toaster:
Brutal Legend, the last stage battle is complete BS to me, so I haven't touched it in a few years.

Also this game. It's like my dream game...but the RTS elements...well...I'm absolute shit at RTSes. Still have it, not sure I'll ever finish.

Same here. I was super exited when it was coming out since I love the music and pretty much everything else.

The stage battles weren't that fun to me, but I still have my copy so I might get around to playing it again someday.

burningdragoon:

krazykidd:
Resonance of fate: i'm a fucking retard when i play that game , i have no idea how to play it properly.

Oh man, I didn't even learn how to play that properly until the very last boss, and even then only because the last boss was about 100 levels higher than me and I looked up how to do it.

OT: um... lots, especially pre-N64 days when I was an impatient little kid who was bad at video games. I'm actually pretty good at finishing games these days, though. Saga Frontier 2 is sticking out in my mind right now though.

Well you are beter than me , haven't made inpast chapter three . Please any advice you can give on that game , i just don't get it , and it hurts my gamer price .

Morrowind. It's got so much potential, that was just wasted. Give me Morrowind's everything but with some good combat and graphics and I would most likely complete it.

I never completed John Woo's Stranglehold, it was just a complete pile of crap.

Prototype. Got bored with the sandbox killings.

Viewtiful Joe - A classic game that was balls hard in sections, one that does annoy me that i haven't finished.

krazykidd:

burningdragoon:

krazykidd:
Resonance of fate: i'm a fucking retard when i play that game , i have no idea how to play it properly.

Oh man, I didn't even learn how to play that properly until the very last boss, and even then only because the last boss was about 100 levels higher than me and I looked up how to do it.

OT: um... lots, especially pre-N64 days when I was an impatient little kid who was bad at video games. I'm actually pretty good at finishing games these days, though. Saga Frontier 2 is sticking out in my mind right now though.

Well you are beter than me , haven't made inpast chapter three . Please any advice you can give on that game , i just don't get it , and it hurts my gamer price .

Man I pretty much just brute-forced my through every fight and hitting the continue/retry button a lot, but...

1 - knowing the correct way to set up the trinity move is nice: When it character A's turn, draw a line between B & C and direct A's hero action path in between that line (the line will glow blue). I really should have paid more attention to that lesson at the beginning.

2 - When perform a trinity attack (forget the actual name), any enemy inside of the triangle will not move, making it easier to get the most of your attacks for each character.

3 - I forget when, but if you have access to colored floor tiles, using the stations that add special effects to the ground are actually super useful. For example, the very last area has a single floor station that increases fire damage, and it just so happens that fire damage is super useful for the last boss. I think it was fire damage prevents scratch damage from restoring and the last boss has a shield that restores faster than you have time to damage his core.

All three of those points I didn't really understand until getting completely destroyed on the last boss. After learning these things, I killed the last boss in one try and wanted to smack myself.

Finap Fantasy VII. Played through it 3 times but never beat the final boss. Last time I had characters at lv 99 but just kind of forgot to finish it, then I lost the save.

so many games

Jak II-I'm like half done with it I need to finish it off
The Mark of Kri-so fucking hard
Beyond Good&Evil-I need to remember where I left off in that game
Front Mission 4-stuck on mission 12(or was it 14) or something I need some help on that badly
God of War 2-I was playing it stopped and haven't touched it since then
Persona 3-way too much grinding I was on lvl 40 of that giant ass tower
Lost Odyssey-I'm stuck on the 2nd boss of the game I need to go back though

(p.s-if anyone can help me beat these games I would much appreciated the help)

Tartarga:

Sly Cooper- I got all three games on the PS2 out of a bargain bin in Wal-Mart a while back for $9. Never got around to finishing it. Really need to get on that.

I love sly cooper games I think #2 was the best of the trilogy. You gotta play and beat them

Still only 10 hours into Dragon Age. Will never progress to 11.

Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion - logged hundreds of hours into it, then got suddenly bored one day and stopped playing forever.

Sonic Heroes - I could never beat those damned chaos emerald levels to get the true ending.

Alright, everything I have other than Persona 3, Bioshock, the Mass Effect trilogy, the Metal Gear Solid series, Portal, and... that's about it.

The 2004 release of Ninja Gaiden. Fuck those ghost fish.

Final Fantasy 10 and Neverwinter Nights 2.

/shame

Alien Hominid comes to mind since that game was impossible for me to play so I just gave in.

<.< >.> <.< ... Shadows of Amn...

It's not my fault I swear!! After I beat the first one of course I immediately started up the second and then my computer broke. So I tried again and my saves got erased. So I tried again and a crisis happened. So I tried again and had to move... I'm on my fifth damn playthrough of that game and I haven't even gotten into the asylum yet...

There are others but that is the one that really bugs me.

Grandia ( psx )
I have played this game quite a lot, started over on it a lot, but for some reason I always got bored with the game half way on the second disc and as such, I never proceeded beyond that point.

Metroid Prime 2, mainly because I hated the dark world. And various other ones I intend on beating but haven't gotten to yet.

Record of Agarest War. The gameplay was cool enough, but the story moved so slowly to pad out the billions of battles. It was just too long.

Resistance: Fall of Man. I couldn't tell you why I didn't finish it, I should do that someday. LoZ Ocarina of Time, yeah should probably do that to.

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