Games others love but you just don't get it.

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  • wobbly_Bob 14 Aug 2012 18:02:38 1,783 posts
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    So what games does everybody and there granny seem to love but you just. don't. get. it?

    I was reminded of the first because it's sequel was reviewed today.

    Darksiders: Everybody seems to love this. I tried this twice. I abandoned it the first time and then later when tried it again since everybody seems to think it's the k9's testicular region, but no. Love the world, love the concept, love the artwork most of all, but the game? Dull, dull, and dull. The same boring grindy samey simple hack and slash template over and over and over and over. It's not that I have anything against hack and slash. God of War is fantastic and done right it's a exciting thrill ride, but the combat in this is just dull. Oh and the story is also pants. I gave up after the game locked me in a "room" again and charged me with killing x amount of baddies for the millionth time. It was stop playing of slit my wrists.

    GRID: yes, I know EVERY BODY and I do mean EVERYBODY loves it but again I just don't get it. The cars seem to float about the road, have no weight to them, and worst of all they seem to turn by pivoting in the centre!!! Also the "in your face" attitude of the game is sodding annoying. Can we please have a racing game that's not all about DUDE! THIS IS EXTREEEEEEM RACING!! WOW YOU ACED THIS LAP DUDE! And yes I am looking at you Dirt as the worst offender.

    So what games do you not get that everybody seems to love? Get it off your chest, it will make you feel better ;-)

    Edited by wobbly_Bob at 18:07:51 14-08-2012
  • Vortex808 14 Aug 2012 18:09:26 7,157 posts
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    Braid. Bought it, thought 'meh'.

    GTA IV. Loved 3, VC & SA. Enoyed 4 to begin with, but quickly got pissed off with it's shite checkpointing and the ropey controls. Gave up on a mission where you drive most of the city, collect someone, drive all to the other side, get in a fight at a boat yard. Chase someone in a boat and died. Time to go back through the driving etc again.

    I repeated it twice before ditching the whole game before I frisbeed the disc, or threw my controller through the tv screen. I even booted up again a few months later, thought 'Oh yeah' and sold the game.


    RDR was more enjoyable, with better checkpointing, but still the same control issues. LA Noire the same, but massively repetitive.

    GTA V can suck my balls. I'm not buying it.

    Edited by Vortex808 at 18:11:22 14-08-2012
  • superdelphinus 14 Aug 2012 18:14:26 8,073 posts
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    Second alpha protocol, crap game
  • SolidSCB 14 Aug 2012 18:20:30 6,742 posts
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    Bayonetta

    Didn't like the frankly embarrassing porn-like style of it all. Hate games where all you do is fight waves of identical enemies masked by 'stylish' hack and slash combat, usually followed by a 'spot the weakness' boss. Mind numbing, repetitive shite IMO.
  • sid92 14 Aug 2012 18:21:14 609 posts
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    Assassins creed i honestly do not see whats even 'good' about it, i personally think there pritty awful.
  • Stranded87 14 Aug 2012 18:26:00 900 posts
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    Bayonetta- utter nonsense
    Assassins Creed- really repetitive and assassinations are rarely interesting
    MGS- terrible writing, annoying game play
    God of War- just so boring
    Red Dead Redemption- repetitive, poorly paced narrative
  • Kanjin 14 Aug 2012 18:31:25 1,117 posts
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    Alpha Protocol.

    Borderlands. I understand it's good in co-op, but I just found it a boring grindfest.
  • theguy 14 Aug 2012 18:33:42 653 posts
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    Alpha protocol ain't bad. Maybe you just needed to give it a bit more time.
    Back on topic:
    The Trials games
    Shadow complex (to an extent)
  • Fake_Blood 14 Aug 2012 18:34:27 4,214 posts
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    RPGs in general.
  • DUFFMAN5 14 Aug 2012 18:35:41 14,701 posts
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    Bayonetta
    Darksiders
    Stranglehold
    Wet (did like bits of it)
    Shadows of the damned
    Run and Gun games do very little for me in fact.

    "Duffman the grey is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • kinky_mong 14 Aug 2012 18:37:48 10,301 posts
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    Gears Of War, Torchlight, Limbo, any JRPG ever.

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

  • MrTomFTW Moderator 14 Aug 2012 18:37:48 38,281 posts
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    I do not like Popular Game Franchise X, or Popular Game Franchise Y. Both are terrible and I have better taste than those who enjoy them.

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  • Doomspoon 14 Aug 2012 18:40:34 2,470 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:
    Bayonetta

    Didn't like the frankly embarrassing porn-like style of it all. Hate games where all you do is fight waves of identical enemies masked by 'stylish' hack and slash combat, usually followed by a 'spot the weakness' boss. Mind numbing, repetitive shite IMO.
    Whilst I don't fully agree with your comments I certainly feel this was overrated. I got it when it was sub 15 for 360 maybe 3-6 months after launch? I was having a bit of a hack and slash style love in after playing Darksiders, God of War PSP and Dante's Inferno. I really liked Dante's Inferno despite the criticism it received. Bayonetta though? There seemed to be this view that because it's got Sega branded on it it's suddenly great. I wasn't a fan of the "being batshit crazy 'cause we can" approach taken. The dialogue, the stuff I didn't skip through at least, was painful to sit through and I just didn't like the visual style. It wasn't a bad game but was very shiny 7/10 material for me.

    My personal offering for this thread is Chrono Trigger on the DS. Granted my opinion may have been different if I'd played it the first time around on SNES but I just couldn't find any love for it. I think if it had been given similar treatment to the Dragon Quest games or Final Fantasy re-issues on DS I might have had more patience with it but in it's form on the DS.
  • shitfuckcunt 14 Aug 2012 18:54:14 7,359 posts
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    SOME GAMES

    YAY CONJECTURE
  • hypoBla5t 14 Aug 2012 18:54:17 1,419 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    I do not like Popular Game Franchise X, or Popular Game Franchise Y. Both are terrible and I have better taste than those who enjoy them.
    Wrong thread mate. Not sure anyone's come out with that (yet).
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 14 Aug 2012 18:58:19 38,281 posts
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    hypoBla5t wrote:
    MrTomFTW wrote:
    I do not like Popular Game Franchise X, or Popular Game Franchise Y. Both are terrible and I have better taste than those who enjoy them.
    Wrong thread mate. Not sure anyone's come out with that (yet).
    Just call it a prediction :)

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  • SpaceDave3000 14 Aug 2012 18:59:23 78,216 posts
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    All the games everyone likes are shit.

    +1 / Like / Tweet this post

  • jonsaan 14 Aug 2012 19:05:01 25,349 posts
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    Dead or alive Paradise. I love it. Serious. The best collect em up ever. With added boobs. What's not to like?

    FCUTA!

  • Deleted user 14 August 2012 19:05:18
    I wouldn't say I don't get it, I like it, but Skyrim has not blown me away as yet.

    edit: autocorrect

    Edited by Apostle at 19:54:39 14-08-2012
  • Dante_Cubit 14 Aug 2012 19:15:52 1,926 posts
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    Apostle wrote:
    I wouldn't say I don't get it, I low it, but Skyrim has nor blown me away as yet.
    It is not a shit game just massively uninspired and bland. The game world probably looks good on paper but it is just so poorly realised. The production values are pretty good but the scripting is lame and the dialogue is unbelievably flat. It amounts to little more than "please help me, my daughter has been kidnapped!"... "OK...". It is like the world's best looking SNES game.

    The Fallout series dump on it from a great height...
  • GuiltySpark 14 Aug 2012 19:18:14 6,387 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    I do not like Popular Game Franchise X, or Popular Game Franchise Y. Both are terrible and I have better taste than those who enjoy them.
    This post in itself is more annoying than anyone who actually does that. People disregarding other peoples opinions. Funnily enough, not everyone on the internet is out to be a dick. It is actually possible to dislike popular games.

    That said, Zelda is awful. Every iteration I have played has just been extremely boring, I do not get it in the slightest. I didn't grow up with it though, maybe that is a factor.

    Edited by GuiltySpark at 19:19:15 14-08-2012

    Get bent.

  • MadCaddy13 14 Aug 2012 19:19:18 1,931 posts
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    Portal
  • dominalien 14 Aug 2012 19:23:30 6,883 posts
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    Most FPSs, with special mentions going to Halo and Portal.

    Anything online. Not that I've played much: some Uncharted co-op and deathmach, for the trophies. Some Unreal Tournament back in the day. Bleh.

    PSN: DonOsito

  • GuiltySpark 14 Aug 2012 19:25:29 6,387 posts
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    dominalien wrote:
    Most FPSs, with special mentions going to Halo and Portal.

    Anything online. Not that I've played much: some Uncharted co-op and deathmach, for the trophies. Some Unreal Tournament back in the day. Bleh.
    Nice to see you've got all the bases covered : ) Keep trying! Online gaming is some of the most satisfying and fun gaming you can have.

    Get bent.

  • Stranded87 14 Aug 2012 19:30:50 900 posts
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    Oblivion - mostly because of the broken leveling system. I don't mind other Elder Scrolls games, though they tend to be a bit soulless, but I hate Oblivion.
  • lucky_jim 14 Aug 2012 19:32:14 5,299 posts
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    Metal Gear Solid. I've tried the first three games, and I really wanted to love them, but they're just so completely fucking tedious. IMO.
  • dominalien 14 Aug 2012 19:33:51 6,883 posts
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    GuiltySpark wrote:
    dominalien wrote:
    Most FPSs, with special mentions going to Halo and Portal.

    Anything online. Not that I've played much: some Uncharted co-op and deathmach, for the trophies. Some Unreal Tournament back in the day. Bleh.
    Nice to see you've got all the bases covered : ) Keep trying! Online gaming is some of the most satisfying and fun gaming you can have.
    It really holds no appeal, for some reason. Rich single player experiences are where it's at for me: the Fallouts, Oblivions, RDRs and Final Fantasies.

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