Your favorite level in games you despise

You all have probably played some shitty games that you just plain hated. But, is there a little piece of chocolate amongst the steaming pile of shit that the rest of the game is?

I really hated the Battlefield 3 campaign, even though I love the multiplayer. It was insultingly short and generic, with the shit factor being backed up by atrocious A.I and a practically on-rails campaign. That being said, I do replay the "Comrades" level from time to time. I really liked playing as someone besides big-chin American soldier #561. Plus, the characters spoke in actual Russian instead of in an over-exaggerated Russian accent like Nikolai from Modern Warfare. There were incredibly shocking moments in the level that didn't seem forced, and actually had an emotional impact on me. I had to shoot my way through French police and GIGN "for the greater good," feeling like a bad guy. Then, Vladimir dies suddenly and saddeningly, accompanied by the most chilling soundtrack I've ever heard in gaming. When Dima looked back after Vladimir died a couple times, it nearly broke my heart. And in the end, Solomon's nuke goes off anyways, meaning that the death of Vladimir and all those French police officers was for nothing. That was one of the darkest and most depressing levels in gaming history, and I loved it for that reason. So, what are your favorite levels from games you otherwise hated?

The first two levels in Condemned 2 are pretty good. The hotel full of drug addicts and thugs is pure Condemned. After that, though, the game just falls apart.

I guess the Perfect Cell fight in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi looked cool.

I SAY LOOKED COOL. PLAYED LIKE HORSE SHIT THOUGH.

The pirate ship level in skyward sword was really fun. It was a creative way of doing a Zelda dungeon and reminded me alot of the "Yeti Mansion" in Twilight Princess.

I also really liked the fire boss in Metroid; other M

All of the levels in Enslaved. I so desperately want to playthrough the rest of the game to see what else there is, but the combat is so fucking bad..

The last boss in Sonic 06 for two reasons. 1. The fucking game is over after it, and 2. I love the music of it

I'm gonna have to say the same with the "Comrades" level in battlefield 3. For pretty much all the same reasons you've pointed out. Also I loved the destruction present in that level, which oddly enough is absent in the rest of the game.

Everything in Battlefield 3 felt by the numbers and so linear that accusing the game for "Holding your hand" would be an understatement.

I'm confused. Who plays games you don't like? And why do you pick a favorite out of something you hate? You DESPISE the game.

Wayneguard:
The first two levels in Condemned 2 are pretty good. The hotel full of drug addicts and thugs is pure Condemned. After that, though, the game just falls apart.

I'll go with the second level and the bear chase in the mansion.

The jungle levels in Blops and Killzone 3 (I just hate the campaign of Killzone 3. I like the multiplayer) becuase I like sneaking around with a knife.

I didn't despise Black Ops, but I didn't really like it either. I thought the Bay of Pigs invasion and Vorkuta were both pretty cool though.

Well Condemned 2 was awesome until it hit exactly the halfway point then it just goes horribly wrong... I'd say don't go past the bear part and you'll be fine.

Evil mystical cults... Just what the fuck guys? The combat fell apart at that point as well. We have a combat system designed for melee weapons? Oh shit better make them use our shitty gun system for half the game!

Somehow the thread titles comes across as quite obscure!

Anyway, I don't know how many games I despise... But playing Serious Sam singleplayer and not split-screen 2man co-op can be really, really boring, and if I have to think of my favorite level from a Series Sam title it might be the Ancient China sections of Serious Sam: The Next Encounter (the only Serious Sam game I can think of that got out on Gamecube - dual Uzis rocked)

I should say though that I only ever played SS:TNE solo, but I still apply the 'serious sam sucks if it's not coop' even though I don't think that with Next Encounter. Blah.

The entirety of Dragon Age 2. I thought it was absolutely horrible for so many reasons, but every once in a while I'll catch myself wanting to go back and play it for the parts that are good. There were quite a few of them, but they were far outweighed by the not-so-good parts. Act 2 was probably my favorite, and if they had turned that in to an entire game, expanded it and spent more time on it, it would've been awesome.

Human Revolution was utter shite, but the level where you're sneaking into this big corporate building in Hengsha wasn't bad, I quite liked the difficulty of it. It was challenging because it was designed to be challenging, unlike the previous "sneak into is building" level where I was up against a small army with only a single shotgun shell to my name, which could have been rather exciting if I hadn't RUN OUT OF PUNCH-AMMO! Jesus, I still can't get over that fucking retarded melee. . .

The Spirit Temple in Ocarina of Time, the Arbiter's Grounds (or whatever the desert dungeon is called) in Twilight Princess, and the pirate fortress in Wind waker.

Considering I love Majora's Mask and Skyward Sword, and all the other Zelda games on handhelds/previous consoles, those three are just extra disappointing.

Probably the Fade sequence in Drago-
(Re-reads the thread title)
Oh, it's good levels in bad games, not the other way around.
While I wouldn't say I despise the game, the Tokyo nightclub level in the first Kane and Lynch game wasn't too bad.

The first level, because I don't play beyond that in games I despise.

I like the murderer questline in dragon age 2 but that rest of the game is a bit pants.

The final boss of Devil May Cry 2. Your reward for beating some terrible bosses while playing through a rushed game with a weird combo system is a boss that actually feels like it belongs in Devil May Cry. From what I've seen on videos and my experience with a similar fight in Bayonetta the final secret room looks pretty awesome too, no way I'm going through some of the bullshit just to get to that though.

The Wykydtron:
Well Condemned 2 was awesome until it hit exactly the halfway point then it just goes horribly wrong... I'd say don't go past the bear part and you'll be fine.

Yes, my cannon is that at the end of the bear level when you're fighting off that wave of dudes while accessing the laptop (or something I only played it once)they overpower you and kill you. And so ends the story of Ethan....Mars? No wait Thomas....I think. I always get those two confused. It's great though because not every story needs to have a happy ending or a hero triumphant.

The first track in every racing game. I suck less at them than any other in the entire game.

Band Hero kinda sucks, but it has I Want You To Want Me and American Pie, which are the best songs ever.

The Point lookout DLC for Fallout 3 had some great quests, characters and exploration+combat.

Hmm. I can't really think of much.

I guess I'll go with the Thieves Guild quest line in Oblivion. Not sure I'd say I despise Oblivion though (especially not the same way I despise the so-called sequel to Diablo), just that I don't enjoy it.

I could also say Van Cleef in WoW, but again I don't really hate the game. It's just boring. Actually it does have a few levels I used to enjoy a lot. Scarlet Monastery, for one. And I know I'm weird for saying it but, I frikkin liked Gnomeregan. Almost wished I could cap my leveling off at 40... never did like the endgame stuff.

Ljs1121:
I didn't despise Black Ops, but I didn't really like it either. I thought the Bay of Pigs invasion and Vorkuta were both pretty cool though.

Black Ops had some really awesome environments, just painfully linear levels; Kowloon could have done so much more with alternate routes n' things, as could navigating the nova six gas on the island towards the end, and the Vietnam/Laos levels would have been great if there were more open environments; totally agreed on Vorkuta though.

denseWorm:

Anyway, I don't know how many games I despise... But playing Serious Sam singleplayer and not split-screen 2man co-op can be really, really boring, and if I have to think of my favorite level from a Series Sam title it might be the Ancient China sections of Serious Sam: The Next Encounter (the only Serious Sam game I can think of that got out on Gamecube - dual Uzis rocked)

I should say though that I only ever played SS:TNE solo, but I still apply the 'serious sam sucks if it's not coop' even though I don't think that with Next Encounter. Blah.

I've only ever played Serious Sam solo :(

The Western level in Timesplitters 2, minus the boss.

Yes, I despise Timesplitters 2.

The first time you play as the British in COD MW2. In the snow storm. That was pretty cool, despite the rest of the game being boring.

PieBrotherTB:
I've only ever played Serious Sam solo :(

Going through the Memphis slums absolutely killed me.

TheYellowCellPhone:
The Western level in Timesplitters 2, minus the boss.

Yes, I despise Timesplitters 2.

That makes no sense. It's like asking for a point south of the south pole, or dividing by zero. The very sentence is broken.

OT: I don't despise the game, but I don't much care for Dear Esther at all. That said, the 'level' in the cave looks absolutely gorgeous.

denseWorm:

PieBrotherTB:
I've only ever played Serious Sam solo :(

Going through the Memphis slums absolutely killed me.

I think there's an achievement (I have the HD xbox releases) for just doing that level on the hardest difficulty setting.

Oh, they know what they're doing...

 

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