Games everyone seems to love, but you just couldn't get into.

Discussion in 'PC & Console Gaming' started by Beatle9, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. ACaracalFromWork

    ACaracalFromWork Forgive, forget and live!

    Eh, you have to trust your own eyes on things like that, doing the youtubes on how to beat this and that.
     
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  2. Pipistrele

    Pipistrele Smart batto!

    Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I see a ton of charisma in this game, but it's a bit on easy side, has lots of backtracking, and I'm not into its battle system. A subjective "not my type of game" pick.

    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. I'm actually a huge fan of both Castlevania and all the "metroidvanias", but low difficulty ruins it for me. I'm not against easy or easily exploitable games, it's just that this one gives you too many overpowered tools for its own good, doesn't test your limits at all, and you don't even have to try to find AI-breaking patterns or ways to breeze through it. That's speaking of original game, of course - there's a fanmade patch that ramps up the difficulty, and I've enjoyed it a lot.

    Civilization. A game I actually really want to love, but just don't get how to play it efficiently enough - I either get stomped by other nations or starve my own country due to improper resource management. I'm not a good strategist, I guess. Maybe one day, when I'll have enough time to read through some manuals - it took me half a year to understand SimCity, and now I love that series :D

    Also, Pokemon. The lore is cool, the mons are cool, and the atmosphere is cool, but it's the gameplay I have problems with - it's just so grindy, minimalistic and outdated, it makes Dragon Quest look like Monster Hunter in comparison. The "Pokemon collecting" aspect is kinda fun, but ruined by version-exclusive pokemons and some other artificial roadblocks. In general, Pokemon is a franchise I prefer to enjoy from spectator's perspective, and I never had enough patience to complete any game in the series - I'll better just play some Persona instead, a "mon-collecting" series with some genuinely deep gameplay mechanics and storylines.
     
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  3. Beatle9

    Beatle9 Asexual coywolf and amateur writer.

    I can relate to Civilization. I really wanted to like that game, but I was just no good at it. Strategy is another genre that's rather hit or miss for me.
     
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  4. ChapterAquila92

    ChapterAquila92 Resident Bronze Dragon Kasrkin

    For all my love of Europa Universalis and its handle on empire management (far more intricate than that of any Civilization game to date), its steep learning curve and relative lack of forgiveness takes its toll rather quickly.
     
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  5. Norros

    Norros baka!

    Metal Gear (except Rising)
    Mario
    Pokemon
    Final Fantasy
    STALKER
     
  6. SkyboundTerror

    SkyboundTerror Thrashing About

    Overwatch.

    Everyone seems to be into it and my god, no one would shut up about it when it was released. It had so little content and its price wasn't justified. I was looking forward to it, bought it, and was immediately bored within a week because of its slim pickings. It's better now, but still doesn't grab my attention.

    Probably doesn't help that my standards lie with UT2004.
     
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  7. Nixonia

    Nixonia Hi! I'm irritating!

    Call of Duty games past Modern Warfare 2. Don't like them. Too fast and arcadey, and rely on twitch shot capability in my opinion. I much prefer Battlefield (although didn't like Hardline for the same reason).

    Legend of Zelda games. Don't know why I don't care for them, because I should like them based on the games I like. But, I don't.

    Super Mario anything past Sunshine. I feel it's outdone, and am kinda done with it. I don't want to play Mario Goes Shopping, and hence, also don't want to play Galaxy.

    Any fighting game at all. Combos, reflexes, patterns, timing! They all coalesce into something I can't do very well, and so, won't play unless coerced into being a punching bag.

    And finally! Dark Souls! I could never get the timing right on anything, and so, die more than your average player. I am mocked for this constantly in my house. (BUT! I mock them for not being able to kill consistently with the flare gun in Battlefield 1)
     
  8. kidchameleon

    kidchameleon Active Member

    Grand Theft Auto V is definitely one game I struggle to see any merit in... think San Andreas was the only one I liked lmao
    Final Fantasy VII
    is also another. I know it's almost a cliche at this point to hate on FF7, but that doesn't change the fact that I do XD
    Then, there's Metal Gear Solid IV. Just... don't see why people like it. But then again, I didn't really like any MGS games...
     
  9. Lcs

    Lcs Well-Known Member

    CS:GO - FPS games aren't really my thing, but I found this one to be particularly generic in the small amount of time that I spent playing it.

    Rust - I initially played this with some friends on a server and spent almost an entire hour looking for them across the map - not an exaggeration. Also, the crafting/survival genre of games is pretty overdone at this point.

    Elder Scrolls Online - Too grind heavy, though I suppose this is more a problem with MMOs rather than exclusively ESO. Other than that, I have to admit that I found the versatility of classes to be pretty cool.

    That's a pretty common theme with a lot of games by Paradox. Some aspects of their games are just way too complex with little explanation, like the economy and population systems in Victoria 2.
     
  10. PlusThirtyOne

    PlusThirtyOne What DOES my username mean...?

    'Kingdom Hearts'. Nooooooooo thank you.
    i got my PS2 just after the 3 came out. i'd read some stuff on 'Kingdom Hearts' and the premise sounded intriguing; Disney characters crossed with a (final) fantasy RPG? Yes please! ... Then i saw how "edgy" it was with the character designs, dialogue, story, etc. and i immediately shut that shit down. i played for a total of 3 hours, all the while groaning and rolling my eyes. No person should have that many zippers. i couldn't get through the 'Alice in Wonderland' garbage so i didn't even get very far. i bought it used from Gamestop so i swapped it out for something else the very next day. The sales guy asked why i didn't like it and demeaned me in front of his coworkers and other customers. "Hey guys! Look at this asshat! He doesn't like Kingdom Hearts!". Just out of curiosity i looked up some of the cutscenes on YouTube and fucking LOL'd my ass off! i'm so glad i didn't get invested in it because Kingdom Hearts designs are hideously overstated and colorful, the voices are a perfect storm of terrible mixed with perfect, the storyline is hard to follow and the lore is unnecessarily deep and makes no goddam sense. Besides, hardcore 'Kingdom Hearts' fans are some of the cringiest mother-fuckers i've ever met in my life. WORSE than "Five Nights at Edgy's" fans. That's not to say that all fans of the games are cringe-lords but the worst of them make my skin crawl. How ANYBODY can take the game seriously as beyond my comprehension, especially given the old-school Disney settings and such. it's like serving chocolate icecream on seafood pizza. All three flavors are great on their own but mixed together makes a cluster-fuck of equally incompatible concepts.

    For the record, i LOVE the old Disney cartoons and characters but only a handful of JRPGs (namely FF7). i didn't know exactly what to expect; only that everybody recommended it. i feel like i dodged a bullet.

    Addendum: i also spent far too long typing this one single, solitary post. Dammit. My soda's gone flat and my cookies are stale...
     
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  11. Sergei Sóhomo

    Sergei Sóhomo Well-Known Member

    Any kind of MoBA
     
  12. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru Animu Wolf

    FNAF
    Undertale
    Destiny (Seriously, fuck this game)
    Fallout 4
    Crossout (I play it occasionally, but that's it)
    World of Warcraft (I reeeeally tried to play it for a long time. Just literally couldn't, even after numerous attempts over long periods)
    Company of Heroes 2
    GTA V
    Consoles. I see ZERO benefits with them. The majority of games can be played quite easily on a PC and way better, I might add.
    Overwatch (Just.. Meh. I'd much rather play Team Fortress 2. TF2 is way more varied in both game modes, maps and just sheer FUN. Also, hats)
     
  13. drawain

    drawain Artist

    League of Legends
    CS:GO

    It's already annoying enough when all your friends just end up tilting the majority of the rounds. You play it for rank? Why is your rank worth that bullshit? You play it for fun? Then why don't you have fun and whine the majority of the time because of retarded teammates? I played CS:GO occasionally for fun, at an internship with my "bosses", lol, and here and then with my bf and friends to fill in 5th position. (I suck tho.) And I like the characters and art in LoL. But all in all: toxic genre.

    Smash Bros
    I don't like Nintendo physics, movement feels artificial and... shallow. And in Smash Bros the majority of characters don't interest me. I'd prefer other beat up games for parties.

    Final Fantasy
    This franchise is so confusing me. I see certain covers, see certain designs I like... I love Amanos work... I get a certain expression of the game and... then I see the actual game and gameplay and it feels so disconnected to my initial impression? Cheesy highschools? A world that just looks like it was made from edgy random weeabo-dreams thrown into a blender? Maybe I have to give it another chance, but the characters just look to forcefully edgy to me.
     
  14. Stratelier

    Stratelier Active Member

    Oh, I'll put that on my list too ... just not for the same reasons.

    It was a huge departure from the 16-bit era, and not just because of the sprawling 3D (though Hyrule Field was still too large for its own good). Boss battles made a jarring switchover from twitch-based battles (with maybe a usage of your newest item to assist you) to puzzle-based battles built exclusively around said newest item. (a.k.a. the "theme park" problem.) I also didn't enjoy the latter half of the story. Didn't care much for the Gorons, mixed feelings about the new Zora designs, and I'm (still) not a fan of the Ganondorf lore it established. Majora's Mask was just MUCH more enjoyable, both in gameplay and its setting.
     
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  15. Cloudyhue

    Cloudyhue Certified Fuzzbutt

    The Last of Us. It just seems boring. Kills some people, push a platform around in the water, kill some clickers, save Ellie from something, repeat. I found the whole experience pretty dull.
    Mario
    Call of Duty
    Battlefield
    Final Fantasy
    Kingdom Hearts
    Dark Souls
    Oblivion (I couldn't handle the awful graphics)
    Destiny
    Fallout 4
    Fighting games
     
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  16. Pipistrele

    Pipistrele Smart batto!

    I can see many good reasons to dislike Oblivion, but this is a really weird one. I mean, it's not much uglier than majority of games of its time (the outdoors enviropment was pretty impressive in it back then, actually), and art direction is fantastic - not to mention all the dated low-polyness can be fixed with dozens of available fanmods.
     
  17. ellaerna

    ellaerna Sass Master

    The Metal Gear series.
    There are too many motherf*cking Snakes in that motherf*cking franchise. Just sayin'.
     
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  18. Beatle9

    Beatle9 Asexual coywolf and amateur writer.

    Eh, I'm not sure I would describe KH as "edgy", at least not in the modern day sense.
     
  19. PlusThirtyOne

    PlusThirtyOne What DOES my username mean...?

    How do you define "edgy"? Just look at their costumes. Leather dusters, baggy pants, shitloads of zippers, belts, straps, charms, armor, rips, tears. i haven't seen all there is to see but i wouldn't be surprised if there's some twit with a fedora in there somewhere. Kingdom Hearts SCREAMS early 2000s' "edge". Hot Topic "edge". Sarcastically "edgy". Not necessarily "edge" in it's literal form but within the bounds of anime and angsty try-hard tumblr teens, it's "edgy".

    More specifically it feels like it's trying to be "edgy" but it comes off like a 14 year old brony with a katana and butterfly knife collection.
     
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  20. Beatle9

    Beatle9 Asexual coywolf and amateur writer.

    I've been on the internet long enough to where edgy is now defined by me as 13-year-olds and other idiots using lazy offensive shock humor, or whatever the hell DC has been doing what their movies lately (excluding Wonder Woman of course). But that's just me.
     

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