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

Beatle9

Asexual coywolf and amateur writer.
You ever had a game you had a bit of a controversial opinion on? A game that seems universally loved, but you thought wasn't as good as people said, or even thought it was just plain bad? Well, let's hear those controversial opinions!

I guess I'll start by painting a big old target on my head, I didn't like GTA: San Andreas! I never managed to finish the game, mainly because I thought the controls and mechanics were just too dated. Before everyone thinks I outright hate this game, let me say what I liked in it. I liked what I saw of the story, and liked the characters, and I really liked the side stuff you could do like working out, dating, robbing houses, gang wars, etc. Honestly I think GTA V could have really benefitted from having a little bit more of that in it (and I loved GTA V).

But the driving controls are awful, cars don't even take that much damage before they catch fire and explode. The mission failure/death system is way too punishing with how it takes away all of your weapons and you have to drive all the way back to where you start the mission, as opposed to hitting a restart button. And my God, it takes practically an hour just to choose which clothes to put on CJ, with him going in and out of the closet for every damn article of clothing! I'm sorry, but I just couldn't enjoy this game with all of these problems.

This is definitely a game I think would benefit heavily from a digital modern remaster/remake. They could update the controls, make the shooting and health mechanics more forgiving, and maybe add some damn optional fast travel and GPS! I mean holy shit this world is huge and it's a bitch to tell if your going the right direction or not!

I'm not asking to make the game "casual" or any of the other buzzwords "hardcore gamers" like to throw around, just that they update it.

But that's just me. Anyone else have a different game you have a controversial opinion about?
 

Starbeak

Born in Space, endlessly exploring star-systems
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There is quite a few:

The whole Nintendo Switch: Reason: too controversial will start a massive argument. I will say, my friend has it brought it over and we played it. I just don't see myself playing it all the time.

FNAF: Reason: It was okay until the 3rd one, then youtube over-saturated it and it became "meh" rather then "sweet more videos". I played the first one it seemed boring and just couldn't get into.

GTAV Online: Reason: I tried to get into it but it just wasn't there. I usually find myself playing solo missions and single player roaming. There is nothing against it, but I just wasn't into it for whatever reason.

Other games people are Into but I have little to no interest in:

Overwatch And Undertale.

Even though I never played these two, I saw my subscriptions on youtube playing these and both are something I can see myself not playing for too long, even though I like watching certain channels play them due to their commentary.

:)
 

Beatle9

Asexual coywolf and amateur writer.
GTAV Online: Reason: I tried to get into it but it just wasn't there. I usually find myself playing solo missions and single player roaming. There is nothing against it, but I just wasn't into it for whatever reason.
I didn't get into GTA V Online either, but that was mainly due to the fact that I couldn't find anyone to play with that wasn't a 13-year-old who just learned racial and homophobic slurs for the first time, and tries way too hard to be edgy.
 

Tecwyn

Loves Chatting
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There is quite a few:

The whole Nintendo Switch: Reason: too controversial will start a massive argument. I will say, my friend has it brought it over and we played it. I just don't see myself playing it all the time.

FNAF: Reason: It was okay until the 3rd one, then youtube over-saturated it and it became "meh" rather then "sweet more videos". I played the first one it seemed boring and just couldn't get into.

GTAV Online: Reason: I tried to get into it but it just wasn't there. I usually find myself playing solo missions and single player roaming. There is nothing against it, but I just wasn't into it for whatever reason.

Other games people are Into but I have little to no interest in:

Overwatch And Undertale.

Even though I never played these two, I saw my subscriptions on youtube playing these and both are something I can see myself not playing for too long, even though I like watching certain channels play them due to their commentary.

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Wow, you like triggered me a lot, I like all of those...except FNAF....and GTAV.

Seriously though, I myself did not get into the Fallout Series, everyone is talking about it, but 3 and 4 just didn't get me.
Actually, open world games in general do this for me. It's fun being able to explore everywhere, but it's usually at the cost of a coherent or driving story.
Still enjoyable sometimes though
 

real time strategist

"What's an airport, again?"
Fallout: i have played them all, and they all bore me.

Doom 4: not only are the originals more fun and cheaper combined, but the gameplay is so slow and boring, the cutscenes take so fucking long, which wouldnt be a problem if the story wasnt trash, and the levels all look the fucking same, best way to describe it is slightly faster call of duty.

Starcraft: good for competitive, but it is quite a bad RTS, there is very little strategy, and most of the game is who has more APM wins.

Arma: im sorry but I dont enjoy walking around for 10 hours only to get one shot, this game is slower than dwarf fortress and more confusing than it, yes I learned how to play arma but it is still a lot of walking around and not doing anything.

Command and conquer 3 and up: so take tiberian dawn and make it more boring and slow, I wouldnt say its bad but I would wrather play Tiberian dawn or ra1 than 3, 4 just sucks though.

Simcity, all of them: not only has DF made these games outdated for me, but they just bore me, I honestly have no idea why other than they just do for some reason.

MMOs: one word: grind.

MOBA: competitive games have this problem of taking out fun for being competitive, I dont really care at all about being competitive in a videogame.

Im going to stop now because this is going to become a text wall soon.
 
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BasilClover

Guest
Fallout 4 is one of the worst AAA/hyped games I've ever played. Embarrassing when another company can use your IP better than Bethesda can to create my favorite game of all time (Fallout New Vegas)
 

Beatle9

Asexual coywolf and amateur writer.
Fallout 4 is one of the worst AAA/hyped games I've ever played. Embarrassing when another company can use your IP better than Bethesda can to create my favorite game of all time (Fallout New Vegas)
Maybe it's just cause I've never played a Fallout game, but I really enjoyed Fallout 4. I can see the flaws are there (like the fact the Bethesda really needs to develop a new graphics engine), but I just kept coming back to play, especially with mods enabled. RPG-type games are always either hit or miss for me, but Fallout 4 was just my kind of RPG.
 
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ACaracalFromWork

Guest
Counterstrike: To me it's basic of the basic first person shooter a foundation for fps but I want a little more.
 

WolfNightV4X1

King of Kawaii; That Token Femboy
Team Fortress 2 and Counter strike...mainly because Im not very good at multiplayer gaming and shooter games in general :/
 

GreenZone

Banned
Banned
Fallout 4 is one of the worst AAA/hyped games I've ever played. Embarrassing when another company can use your IP better than Bethesda can to create my favorite game of all time (Fallout New Vegas)

sorry but this shows how little you actually know about fallout Fallout is not a Bethesda IP it was created by Interplay Fallout 2 was developed by Black isle studios who would go on to become Obsidian so it was Obsidian's to begin with not Bethesda

Fallout New Vegas was "better" because it was created by the original creators they also continued with their cannon like the NCR which in Fallout 2 was just a little nothing town in the middle of nowhere

i can't really see why you think Fallout 4 is "bad" its what fallout 3 should have been the origional fans of Fallout didn't like fallout 3 or NV because it didn't look like fallout it looked like an Oblivion total conversion mod with a Fallout skin Fallout 4 did a lot better job at making it feel like fallout

Fallout NV was an improvement it felt more fallouty but there was something missing i also didn't like the weapon re designs in all of them for example the "plasma caster" is actually what the Plasma rifle is supposed to be the Hunting Rifle is supposed to be a G3 and they had M9 Beretta's and desert eagles and so on Fallout was never this overly 50's looking game it looked more 90's like mad max
 

WolfNightV4X1

King of Kawaii; That Token Femboy
sorry, but this shows how little you actually know about fallout. Fallout is not a Bethesda IP it was created by Interplay, Fallout 2 was developed by Black isle studios who would go on to become Obsidian so it was Obsidian's to begin with not Bethesda.

Fallout New Vegas was "better" because it was created by the original creators, they also continued with their canon like the NCR which in Fallout 2 was just a little nothing town in the middle of nowhere.

i can't really see why you think Fallout 4 is "bad", its what fallout 3 should have been. The origional fans of Fallout didn't like fallout 3 or NV because it didn't look like fallout it looked like an Oblivion total conversion mod with a Fallout skin. Fallout 4 did a lot better job at making it feel like fallout

Fallout NV was an improvement it felt more fallouty but there was something missing

...this was awful to read and drove me mad so I fixed the grammar by putting periods and commas.
 

WolfNightV4X1

King of Kawaii; That Token Femboy
the thing about tf2 even if you're bad at the game their are billions of modded game modes you can play.
I used to play fun servers a lot.

I guess so, but I dont understand it, I guess.

...and on that note same with minecraft. What do?
 

Stratelier

Well-Known Member
Oh, I could list a few....

Fallout series: I just don't like post-nuclear settings in general.

FF7: Sit down a while and let me tell you a story.
Back in its day, I played a demo for its ill-fated PC port. I don't know what exactly happened but all those lovely pre-rendered background graphics wound up absolutely scrambled when I played it (the FMVs and 3D rendering were fine, though). Compared to the crown jewel of the 16-bit era that was FF6, the above experience killed my interest faster than Sephiroth kabobbed Aeris. Oh, and that whole Aeris thing wasn't a plot twist I discovered blindly; by the time I actually tried playing it on the PSX I was already spoiled to this development (and having an official strategy guide at the time did not help this any, either), so its emotional impact on me was a big flat ZERO. I was genuinely more brokenhearted over losing Shadow in FF6...
 
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BasilClover

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sorry but this shows how little you actually know about fallout Fallout is not a Bethesda IP it was created by Interplay Fallout 2 was developed by Black isle studios who would go on to become Obsidian so it was Obsidian's to begin with not Bethesda -snip-

"Bethesda Softworks LLC v. Interplay Entertainment Corporation was a legal dispute between Bethesda Softworks, the current owner of the Fallout franchise, and Interplay, the publisher of the original Fallout games, and in settlement confirmed that Bethesda was the sole owner of the Fallout franchise, and ended the hopes of Interplay to create any future Fallout titles, including Project V13 (Fallout Online)."

"In 2004, faced with growing debts and declining revenues, Interplay offered a number of their Intellectual property rights (including Fallout)... Amongst the bidders for the Fallout license was Bethesda Softworks, who secured a license to create 3 Fallout titles, in an Exclusive License Agreement (often referred to as the ELA). This deal was completed in June 2004. Following this, Bethesda began development on Fallout 3."
 

WolfNightV4X1

King of Kawaii; That Token Femboy
the snarky attitude is very unnecessary mate
Sorry, I tried to be polite about it, :/ it didnt come off that way, but run on sentences like that dont read well
 
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Alstren

Guest
Darksouls, its setting and ideas are awesome and it looks like it could be alot of fun. But after getting my ass kicked in by the Bell Gargoyles 37 times in a row with no hope of success I went a little silly with rage and swore off playing it ever again. To this day I respect the game, I like its lore, but I will never play any of the Souls games ever again.
 

Beatle9

Asexual coywolf and amateur writer.
I guess so, but I dont understand it, I guess.

...and on that note same with minecraft. What do?
I could never get into Minecraft mainly because I'm not talented enough to create anything in it.
 

Beatle9

Asexual coywolf and amateur writer.
Darksouls, its setting and ideas are awesome and it looks like it could be alot of fun. But after getting my ass kicked in by the Bell Gargoyles 37 times in a row with no hope of success I went a little silly with rage and swore off playing it ever again. To this day I respect the game, I like its lore, but I will never play any of the Souls games ever again.
It also doesn't help that when you ask the fanbase for advice or help with a difficult boss they act all high and mighty, and blow you off.
 
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ACaracalFromWork

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It also doesn't help that when you ask the fanbase for advice or help with a difficult boss they act all high and mighty, and blow you off.
Eh, you have to trust your own eyes on things like that, doing the youtubes on how to beat this and that.
 

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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Beatle9

Asexual coywolf and amateur writer.
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. 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
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.
 

ChapterAquila92

Resident Bronze Dragon Kasrkin
Banned
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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