Highly Rated Games that You just couldn't get Into

SkittlesSkittles Regular
edited September 2010 in Spurious Generalities
Even though it was the first game for my PS3, GTA IV would have to be a big game that I didn't really get into. The graphics were an amazing jump from the PS2 and the storyline was alright, but I just couldn't help feeling like I had played it before as it was the same old GTA formula, and a lot of detail that was in GTA San Andreas was taken out.

How about you? What was a game you've played that got high reviews and recommendations, yet you didn't really get into?

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  • Gary OakGary Oak Regular
    edited September 2010
  • MayberryMayberry Regular
    edited September 2010
    Painkiller. Played it awhile ago, and just sorta stopped playing. Still have it installed though in case I ever want to give it another go.
  • DirtySanchezDirtySanchez Regular
    edited September 2010
    Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion I hated it. I tried a few times to get into it but just couldn't.
  • KatzenklavierKatzenklavier Regular
    edited September 2010
    The sports games. Madden, NHL etc. I just can't get into them. I enjoy stuff like assassin's creed and FPS games.
  • SkittlesSkittles Regular
    edited September 2010
    I agree with you on the sports games, but I found Assassins Creed 1 horribly repetitive and boring. The second one was alright though.
  • PigPig Regular
    edited September 2010
    Assassin's Creed and GTAIV, definitely.

    Bioshock didn't interest me as much as I thought, but that might have just been because I didn't play it for long.

    The Reach beta was abysmal.

    And I couldn't get in to Project Gotham Racing or Forza. Gran Turismo was great, but the former two were just not my taste.
  • jamie madroxjamie madrox Sith Lord
    edited September 2010
    Any of the Halo games.
  • DirtySanchezDirtySanchez Regular
    edited September 2010
    Any of the Halo games.

    I liked the first 2 a lot. I also loved halo wars but I love most rts games. All the others sucked balls.
  • AlbinoEthiopianAlbinoEthiopian Regular
    edited September 2010
    All of the God of Wars. There is just something i don't like about them but I'm not sure what it is.
  • RolfRolf Regular
    edited September 2010
    I also loved halo wars but I love most rts games

    Halo Wars an RTS game? Next you'll claim Doom is a military simulator :facepalm:, states (and facepalms) Rolf.

    Rolf would make a long list, but here is a few popular games/series Rolf tried, but could never get interested in: World of Warcraft, Guitar Hero, Gears of War, any Halo game after the original, Final Fantasy, any other homoerotic japanese crap (except oldschool mario games and star fox 64 and F-Zero X... but thats about it), Super Smash Bros, Borderlands, Any MMORPG that isn't pre-cu SWG or old DAoC, Mirror's Edge, Fable, Rolf could go on and on and on... because most video games suck, states Rolf.
  • edited September 2010
    For me it would be WoW and Starcraft. I haven't even played the second one yet despite all the hype.
  • Professor ElmProfessor Elm Regular
    edited September 2010
    trx100 wrote: »
    For me it would be WoW and Starcraft. I haven't even played the second one yet despite all the hype.

    Play Starcraft 2! Its good, trust me. We could have a few games :thumbsup:
  • DfgDfg Admin
    edited September 2010
    World of Warcraft. Never even touched it.
  • Professor ElmProfessor Elm Regular
    edited September 2010
    Bad Company 2 for me. I felt that the maps were simply too big unless you were in a vehicle, a sniper or wanted to camp at an objective, but thats boring.
  • edited September 2010
    Play Starcraft 2! Its good, trust me. We could have a few games :thumbsup:

    I know, I know. It's supposed to be really good and all that, but I dunno. I've never really gotten into RTS. I'm more of an FPS guy.

    Maybe I'll give it a chance though.
  • edited September 2010
    Bad Company 2 for me. I felt that the maps were simply too big unless you were in a vehicle, a sniper or wanted to camp at an objective, but thats boring.

    BFBC2 was an amazing game! I actually loved it. The storyline, the weapons, the AI, the graphics... Everything. I was actually a little sad when the chopper pilot gets shot down :(
  • RolfRolf Regular
    edited September 2010
    Bad Company 2 for me. I felt that the maps were simply too big unless you were in a vehicle, a sniper or wanted to camp at an objective, but thats boring.

    I played it for a bit, I felt (that like the original Bad Company) it was dumbed down too much from the mainstream Battlefield series. That and the maps were too short. Thankfully Rolf has a continuing love affair with the ArmA series.
  • LethargicaLethargica Regular
    edited September 2010
    Bioshock. I played some of it, but killing people and doing fetch quests all game is terrible.:o i think review critics were too generous for bioshocks rating. The graphics not going to lie, are good, but the fetch quests all game is really limiting it.
  • DirtySanchezDirtySanchez Regular
    edited September 2010
    Rolf wrote: »
    Halo Wars an RTS game? Next you'll claim Doom is a military simulator :facepalm:, states (and facepalms) Rolf.

    Rolf would make a long list, but here is a few popular games/series Rolf tried, but could never get interested in: World of Warcraft, Guitar Hero, Gears of War, any Halo game after the original, Final Fantasy, any other homoerotic japanese crap (except oldschool mario games and star fox 64 and F-Zero X... but thats about it), Super Smash Bros, Borderlands, Any MMORPG that isn't pre-cu SWG or old DAoC, Mirror's Edge, Fable, Rolf could go on and on and on... because most video games suck, states Rolf.

    It technically is an RTS. If it's not then what would you call it. Sure it's not as good as AOE or starcraft but it is an RTS.
  • LargosFinesTLargosFinesT Semo-Regulars
    edited September 2010
    Crysis. I've tried a few times but i just cant get into it.
  • KamuyKamuy Acolyte
    edited September 2010
    Full Spectrum Warrior is my best example, after watching my brother play it for 5mins when I got back from work the day I bought it. I just thought fuck that shit and never even tried playing the game once.
  • RolfRolf Regular
    edited September 2010
    It technically is an RTS. If it's not then what would you call it. Sure it's not as good as AOE or starcraft but it is an RTS.

    It's not an RTS, it's been dumbed down so much for the console that the "Strategy" part has been completely removed, states Rolf. Rolf suggests calling it "RTS"... "Real Time Shit".

    Rolf likes not much the Starcrafts either, though Age of Empires is still brilliant.. for what it is. Rolf suggests to thou the first Supreme Commander game, Sins of a Solar Empire and the Total War (especially Rome and Medieval II) series, listen to Rolf, for Rolf is brilliant.
  • MantikoreMantikore Regular
    edited September 2010
    Most of the Final Fantasy series, and Halo 2
  • edited September 2010
    Crysis. I've tried a few times but i just cant get into it.

    This for me, too. I installed it, played it about twice, and then didn't bother again. It seems to actually have no real storyline, just a bunch of overrated graphics that aren't actually that good any more anyway.
  • DirtySanchezDirtySanchez Regular
    edited September 2010
    Rolf wrote: »
    It's not an RTS, it's been dumbed down so much for the console that the "Strategy" part has been completely removed, states Rolf. Rolf suggests calling it "RTS"... "Real Time Shit".

    Rolf likes not much the Starcrafts either, though Age of Empires is still brilliant.. for what it is. Rolf suggests to thou the first Supreme Commander game, Sins of a Solar Empire and the Total War (especially Rome and Medieval II) series, listen to Rolf, for Rolf is brilliant.

    Rome total war is awesome I actually just got it a few weeks ago. I'm not denying that it was an extremely dumbed down version of an rts but theres not really any other category you can put it in.
  • Pill PopperPill Popper Regular
    edited September 2010
    World of nerdcraft
    Half life
    Fallout

    Just fucking hated them
  • VermicideVermicide Regular
    edited September 2010
    Any Mario game after (and including) Super Mario 64. Mario was only fun when it was side scrolling.
  • edited September 2010
    World of nerdcraft
    Half life
    Fallout

    Just fucking hated them

    You didn't like Half Life? Not even the second one?
    That's really surprising dude, they're really great games.
  • Professor ElmProfessor Elm Regular
    edited September 2010
    I love how people bash WoW, fair enough if you do no like it, but its hardly a nerd game. There are rumors and stories about how it ruins lives and makes mutant aliens out of chinese people but I have played it on and off for 4 years. It's a fun game and not for 'Nerdslolomg'.
  • Viper2002Viper2002 Acolyte
    edited September 2010
    i thought the last gta sucked
    pro evo... love fifa... but evo is naf
  • DirtySanchezDirtySanchez Regular
    edited September 2010
    trx100 wrote: »
    You didn't like Half Life? Not even the second one?
    That's really surprising dude, they're really great games.

    I agree half life 2 was one of the best FPS ever.
  • MantikoreMantikore Regular
    edited September 2010
    trx100 wrote: »
    You didn't like Half Life? Not even the second one?
    That's really surprising dude, they're really great games.

    well, to be honest the plot wasnt too strong at all, despite a good backstory
  • RolfRolf Regular
    edited September 2010
    I love how people bash WoW, fair enough if you do no like it, but its hardly a nerd game. There are rumors and stories about how it ruins lives and makes mutant aliens out of chinese people but I have played it on and off for 4 years. It's a fun game and not for 'Nerdslolomg'.

    Rolf is pretty sure having "Johto" as a location pretty much classifies you as a nerd, though you should not care, for caring is for pussies, not nerds.

    Rolf agrees though, WoW is hardly a nerd game, nerds tend to have intelligence, none is needed to be successful in the simple MMORPG known as World of Warcraft. The shining beacon of virgins, bored (and very ugly, the less ugly ones do porn) housewives, and obsessive clingy 40 something women looking for 12 year old boyfriends, although #3 can sometimes also be a #1 or a #2, states Rolf.

    Rolf knows of a mutant alien WoW addict, who, was, in fact, not chinese. Said mutant alien WoW addict is the younger brother of Rolf who played WoW for about four years for 12 hours a day, at least now he is only addicted to Call of Duty. Rolf states that WoW is like cocaine, except that it is even more detrimental to your health and is less likely to get you laid, therefore, Cocaine > WoW.
  • RuptureRupture Regular
    edited September 2010
    Rolf gives us words of wisdom, as always.
  • DysgraphiaDysgraphia Locked
    edited September 2010
    WoW, God of War, Metal Gear Solid, GTA series, any sports game.
  • DirtySanchezDirtySanchez Regular
    edited September 2010
    Dysgraphia wrote: »
    WoW, God of War, Metal Gear Solid, GTA series, any sports game.

    God of war got retarded as soon as you realized it all came down to how fast you could push a button. That really was all there was too any god of war game. No actual skill needed just be good at button mashing.
  • Professor ElmProfessor Elm Regular
    edited September 2010
    I dont read Rolf's posts because it's like listening to the disabled black guy from Malcolm in the Middle.
  • edited September 2010
    I dont read Rolf's posts because it's like listening to the disabled black guy from Malcolm in the Middle.

    I don't.................................understand...............................what you....................................mean
  • Professor ElmProfessor Elm Regular
    edited September 2010
  • SkittlesSkittles Regular
    edited September 2010
    I quite like Rolfs persona. If you decipher it, he actually has something interesting to say, kind of like brandon.

    I agree with you guys on WoW. I did the 7 day trial, but only played about 1 hour before I got bored. It would be cool to play if you had a lot of friends on it, but even then I wouldn't pay a monthly subscription for a game like that.
  • Hammer TankHammer Tank Regular
    edited September 2010
    definitely god of war. i bought the collector's compilation of all 3 for ps3, and played it for like 2 hours then got stuck and said "fuck it"
  • evil_monkeyevil_monkey Acolyte
    edited September 2010
    People make a big fuss about halo.... I don't get it. :confused:
  • DirtySanchezDirtySanchez Regular
    edited September 2010
    People make a big fuss about halo.... I don't get it. :confused:

    I agree with this. I thought the first two were pretty good but anything after that sucked and wasn't much different than any other fps. All the halo games were seriously overhyped imo.
  • Professor ElmProfessor Elm Regular
    edited September 2010
    People make a big fuss about halo.... I don't get it. :confused:

    Yeah your on the money, like Sanchez said, 3 and after were just meh. At least the call of duty series changes dramatically, even if they arent as good as cod4.. imho.
  • PigPig Regular
    edited September 2010
    Yeah your on the money, like Sanchez said, 3 and after were just meh. At least the call of duty series changes dramatically, even if they arent as good as cod4.. imho.

    They could rerelease COD4 simply with better graphics and it'd still be better than MW2 or Black Ops.
  • DirtySanchezDirtySanchez Regular
    edited September 2010
    Yeah your on the money, like Sanchez said, 3 and after were just meh. At least the call of duty series changes dramatically, even if they arent as good as cod4.. imho.

    The other nice thing about COD is people actually die when shot. I got so tired in halo of unloading a full clip on someone and there still alive.
  • ThirdRockFromTheSunThirdRockFromTheSun <b style="color:blue;">Third<em style="color:pink;">Cock</em>FromThe<em style="color:brown;">Bum</em
    edited September 2010
    Read Dead Redemption. And all Halo games. And Dead Rising.
  • DirtySanchezDirtySanchez Regular
    edited September 2010
    Read Dead Redemption. And all Halo games. And Dead Rising.

    Yeah dead rising was about as shitty as gaming gets. Bad graphics shitty gameplay and worst of all the save system was ridiculous.
  • Gary OakGary Oak Regular
    edited September 2010
    i think the thing that is so appealing about Halo is the Forge. Custom games are awesome.
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