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Games that took you too long to realize they suck.

ExpandKong

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FF13. Gave that game ten hours of my life, at least a few of which were spent reading the database because the brain trust at SE forgot how to effectively tell a fucking story.

I always hear that it gets good like 30 hours in. No thanks. I can almost beat MGS3 twice in 30 hours.
 

Shelookdlvl18

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Oblivion.

Took me a while to realize the awful, game breaking level scaling and the boring looking dungeons being boring because they are randomly generated.

Must have spent 50+ hours at least on that trash.
While Oblivion wasn't my answer, it's funny as my answer indirectly relates to oblivion.

Back in the day having spent dozens of hours in oblivion, and looking for a game in the same vein, I impulsively bought Two Worlds. Took me all of 5 minutes to realize what a trash game it was. Should've taken me less than 30 seconds.

Runner up would be one of the Mercenaries games. The one that was hyped to hell and back. Me and my buddy got back to my house both excited as hell. It took a good 30-45 minutes before he looked over at me and said "You kept the receipt right?" 10 mins later we were back at Walmart trying to decide what to spend my return money on. Lol
 

Codeblew

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The sequel, too. I spent at least 10 hours in each really wanting to like them because of the art style, but man... just not good games. The 2nd one is better, but it's ridiculously easy to the point of not being enjoyable.
Yeah, I got hyped on the 2nd one but it was way to easy and I lost interest after a while.
 
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bbeach123

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Masss effect andromeda and Dragon age inquisition .

Despite the bug n shit I still really like andromeda combat . Too bad after the second and third planet I realized they're all the same , doing the same shit .

Same with Inquisition , but at least I got to 50 hours before it get boring .
 

#Phonepunk#

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TMNT for DOS. i had the version that had the impossible jump in level 3. i think i tried a whole bunch of times to get past that when it was a fucking broken and unbeatable game.



i don't think it was until the 2000s when i found out this was a genuine bug. at least i had fun playing levels 1-3 over and over again. i'm really good at that part of the game. :pie_wfwt:

that's something people forget about living in the age of patches. yes it sucks to have to download a patch before you play the game. but at least they can fix it! this was just, sorry, this port is 100% unfinishable, it will be like this forever.
 
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brenobnfm

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Devil May Cry V: nice combat system, graphics, character animation, etc, until you realize you need to play a good part of the game with a shit character (V), and the second half of the game is terribad because it's inside a fucking tree with almost no visual and gameplay variation.
 
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kiphalfton

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While Oblivion wasn't my answer, it's funny as my answer indirectly relates to oblivion.

Back in the day having spent dozens of hours in oblivion, and looking for a game in the same vein, I impulsively bought Two Worlds. Took me all of 5 minutes to realize what a trash game it was. Should've taken me less than 30 seconds.

Runner up would be one of the Mercenaries games. The one that was hyped to hell and back. Me and my buddy got back to my house both excited as hell. It took a good 30-45 minutes before he looked over at me and said "You kept the receipt right?" 10 mins later we were back at Walmart trying to decide what to spend my return money on. Lol

No way they let you return it. At least not any north american store in the past 20+ years. Once it's opened, you're SOL.
 

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Uncharted 3. The first 10 chapters were a snooze fest or I felt indifferent to what I was playing. By the time I was near the end, I realized haven't had much fun playing it at all really.
 
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Porcile

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Recently Soul Calibur 6. I mean, the core mechanics are pretty decent, but I played the story modes hoping for something good to happen or to see some cool cinematic or endings like Soul Edge. Yeah nothing... Which is a shame because its probably the most fun fighting game out there.
 

Zuzu

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Recently it's been Metro Exodus and Borderlands 3 for me. Metro's stealth mechanics are terrible, it's story and characters are boring, its open world hubs are mostly dull, its morality system is stupid and you spend far too much time collecting junk for the dull crafting system. I played it through to the end and the best bits were the scripted linear sections which were quite good, but these only take up a small part of the game. At first it feels like a modern Stalker game, but in the end most of the game is just boring. Borderlands 3 has good gunplay but everything around it is awful - awful characters, awful story, copy and paste quests. The game feels great initially because of the fun gunplay, but as you go on it becomes so repetitious and there's no great payoff in the story so it ends up feeling tedious, empty and boring by the end of it.
 
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Husky

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I played Life is Strange 2 very recently. I liked the first game, but was disappointed with Before the Storm. But oh god. LiS2 is some real hot garbage. Fucking waste of time. I had a good time with the first two chapters, but the illusion of a choice-based narrative quickly fell apart afterward, and the cringy overly-melancholic dialogue that grew charming in the first game just became painful.

Spent way too much time in MGS V: The Phantom Pain, 55 hours. I wouldn't call it awful, moreso a giant mixed bag, but it sure is a massive disappointment that I never hope to revisit.

When I was approaching the finale for Far Cry 4, I honestly assumed I was only halfway through at most. Nearly all of its missions are simple tasks that feel like they ought to be completed in the first act, to familiarize the player with the game's mechanics. Ending came outta fucking nowhere. Hardly even got to acquaint myself with the lead antagonist before the credits rolled.
Luckily the game's topography was finally put to good use in Far Cry Primal.
 

I’m heavy bored

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Cyberpunk 2077 (˜40 hours, played on XOX) :)
Once the charms of the Nightcity aesthetics wear off, it appeared to be a complete hollow prototype with broken main mechanics (leveling, abilities, shooting, stealth) and tons of undercooked (not bugged!) elements (voice acting intonations mismatches, insane UI/UX, dialogues/messages/calls timings, etc.).
 

Soodanim

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FF13. Gave that game ten hours of my life, at least a few of which were spent reading the database because the brain trust at SE forgot how to effectively tell a fucking story.

I always hear that it gets good like 30 hours in. No thanks. I can almost beat MGS3 twice in 30 hours.
I actually got to the point where it opens up before I quit. I don’t remember what exactly it was, whether I had stopped caring by that point and just never went back or whether the corridor approach for the vast majority of the game was an insult and to open up there was futile. Either way, I remember nothing of the story and I am only left with the memory of it being a bad game.
 
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Breath of the wild. The most boring, most baren RPG i have ever played. I only finished it cuz i had no other game on the switch, waiting to click. It never did and i wasted 30hrs of my life on this trash people call the best RPG in recent years. You people need to play more games besides baby platforms.
 

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I actually got to the point where it opens up before I quit. I don’t remember what exactly it was, whether I had stopped caring by that point and just never went back or whether the corridor approach for the vast majority of the game was an insult and to open up there was futile. Either way, I remember nothing of the story and I am only left with the memory of it being a bad game.

Same. Everyone and their mother kept saying it gets better once you reach the open world part so I rushed to get their hoping it would.


The second I got to that part, and realised I'm still playing a game whose story I dont enjoy, and a battle system that i dont enjoy, and that now all the open world monsters are overpowered than me because I rushed through to get there: I was out.

Haven't touched it since.

It annoys me how 2 FF games in a row (FF13/FFXV) that I felt so annoyed by how shitty of a direction the series is taking.

FFXV angered me once I beat it because I realised i got conned into buying an incomplete game, and even more so when the DLCs came and the updates that allowed you to play as the other characters in the game many months later.

Fuck that game.

Cyberpunk gets a mention as well.

Loved the game, beat all missions and side missions, but now that I have nothing but the open world exploration I realised how hollow this game is and the thought that this game may improve tremendously in the coming months and all the missing content - pisses me off.

I dont quite hate it yet, but the idea that such a great game was rushed with so many incomplete or cut out content is annoying AF now that I've beaten it.
 

Papa

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FF13

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Will never understand why or how they went from 6 through 10 (9 is the best come at me) to the trash they put out now. Like don’t tinker with a winning formula. Make a spin-off series or whatever.
 
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Hot takes the thread!

Instead of saying X game isn't for me, you go for the "no dude it suuuuuuuuucks"!

 

Soodanim

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Same. Everyone and their mother kept saying it gets better once you reach the open world part so I rushed to get their hoping it would.
The second I got to that part, and realised I'm still playing a game whose story I dont enjoy, and a battle system that i dont enjoy, and that now all the open world monsters are overpowered than me because I rushed through to get there: I was out.

Haven't touched it since.

It annoys me how 2 FF games in a row (FF13/FFXV) that I felt so annoyed by how shitty of a direction the series is taking.

FFXV angered me once I beat it because I realised i got conned into buying an incomplete game, and even more so when the DLCs came and the updates that allowed you to play as the other characters in the game many months later.

Fuck that game.

Cyberpunk gets a mention as well.

Loved the game, beat all missions and side missions, but now that I have nothing but the open world exploration I realised how hollow this game is and the thought that this game may improve tremendously in the coming months and all the missing content - pisses me off.

I dont quite hate it yet, but the idea that such a great game was rushed with so many incomplete or cut out content is annoying AF now that I've beaten it.
I like to see the good in things and people, but FF I never went back to.

It’s such a kick in the teeth when a game starts well enough but you realise it isn’t finished. Even the people that moan about Cyberpunk being delayed were just expressing their disappointment in the only way they know how, but who wouldn’t have preferred a finished game with less ridiculous bugs?
 
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