Games you don't want to play again

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by The Dutch Ghost, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Arr0nax

    Arr0nax A Smooth-Skin

    Oct 30, 2009
    Wow. I don't think the experience would translate well in 3D but why not. The only grief I have with death rally is the lack of a proper multiplayer mode, that is a multiplayer mode where every player progress in the tournament, upgrade his car, etc...

    That would have been so great. I hope they include such a mode if doing a remake.
  2. brfritos

    brfritos Humma Kavulaaaaaaa

    Sep 8, 2009
    I can think a few I do not want to play again.

    Like Dutch said, Mass Effect series is now defunct, is the first time I saw a dev shot himself in the foot with a bazooka, instead of a pistol.
    Is actually curious, because ME2 disregards almost all of the first instalment of the series to the point of enraging A LOT of fans.
    Then the company DO IT AGAIN, disregarding ME2 and turning ME1 pointless with ME3?

    Some days ago I tried FO3 again after a long time, this time with FWE mod (I used to play with Arwen's).
    Played about an hour and de-install the game.
    I have forgotten how bad the dialog is, specially after NV, good lord!

    Yesterday I finished Doom 3 for the second time since it was launched in 2004 and I swear, I will never play this piece of crap again.
    Thanks for raping my sweet young memories id.

    One thing funny is I'm a "new" Fallout player, I actually discovered F1 and F2 one year before playing FO3, but since the first time I play them they always remained installed on my machine.
    And every RPG I play suffers a comparison with them, specially regarding the C&C department and how the world behave around the player.
  3. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    I tried Fallout Tactics once, but played so wrong I barely survived Kansas City - with lots of ghoul casualties - could go past Osceolla (those muties can smack the living shit of the unprepared, damned be the ones with brownings)...

    I tried again some months later, but messed up in the char progression (too much effort directed at preparing for the mutants, no thoughts about robots and energy weapons)

    One year later I tried for the 3rd time and didn't finish it because of the Bunker Epsilon bug...

    Later I solved the bug, said 'fuck it', made a recruit called Terminator, loaded him with a Guss Minigun and a shitload of 2mmEC, and blitzkriegged the game just to see the story...

    That always bugged me because I really wanted to do a complete and legit play, so right now, after all these years, I'm trying again (currently at Junction City, kicking some Reaver ass).

    I hope nothing goes wrong, because this is the last time I play Fallout Tactics and that's the God's honest truth!!!
  4. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud

    Sep 14, 2009
    Alundra (1997) - A bitch of a game, pretty to look at, but difficult. I wanted to kidnap the lead game designer and beat the bastard to death on many occasion while playing this. So I say people, go play Alundra and then never play it again.

    It is known for containing many extremely difficult puzzles, some of which cannot be accessed if the player progresses further in the game, making some items unattainable.It is also known for its music and dark storyline. A range of terrain and surfaces also add variety, from sand, which causes the player to move more slowly, to lava, which damages the player. Upgrades throughout the game can help the player to overcome many of these obstacles, encouraging exploration.
  5. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    I played through almost all of it and had a game-ending bug I couldn't get past that would occur within moments after loading a save.

    I have yet to retry it. Although the gameplay and story were poor the setting was still fun. I hope I can convince myself to try it again.

    The Vault Dweller
  6. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Got to Vault 0 and stopped playing... keep meaning to actually complete Tactics one day. Graphics and art style is pretty damn good and I quite like the combat but man it gets repetitive.
  7. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign No Original Thought Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005

    My biggest complaint of the game really. Repetitiveness.
  8. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    They could easily have shortened some levels. I stopped my second Tactivs playthrough at Scott City, because after close to an hour of beating my head at a robot wall I had about 1/3 of the map done. This is the level with like 4 Behemoths mind you.

    As for games I can't replay, I was also surprised that I couldn't get into Deus Ex: Human Revolution again. I loved it when I first played it (my GOTy 2011 in fact), and I still love it mind you, but I stopped at Hensha and never got back. Dunno exactly why. Then again, it was the same with the original Deus Ex. I only completed it once.

    Another... Oh, Borderlands. First playthrough was a blast. Then I played two of the DLCs (Zombie Island and Knoxx's Armory). Then it was over. I guess the lack of randomness ala Diablo (when it comes to locations and unique enemies, I mean you can only kill so many bandits in a trash-filled desert before it becomes tedious) just kills replayability. That, and the fact that the classes don't differ that much.

    And finally, Portal 1 and 2. Wonderful games, but once you did them there's no reason to come back, really.
  9. Dirk Magirk

    Dirk Magirk Interstellar Vacuum Road Warrior oTO Orderite

    Oct 30, 2008
    Yes! I rented this once years ago and was frustrated beyond belief with several of the puzzles - it didn't take long for me to put it down.
  10. BarryMcDingleFace

    BarryMcDingleFace First time out of the vault

    Jun 21, 2012
    Assasin's Creed series. Constant button mashing. horrible control scheme. So repetetive. 'Nuff said.
  11. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    I've always loved Fallout Tactics (see: name). I do believe someone here just released a patch for it, so that's probably worth checking out for those of you who haven't finished it yet.

    Tried to play through that recently. Got fairly far in the game before just saying fuck it after the puzzles got downright ridiculous; which is saying something because I'll stick with a game to the end unless it's just unbearably bad or goes out of its way to fuck you over.

    There's too many games I could list that aren't worth replaying, but the only one I can think of off the top of my head where replayability was a huge selling point, yet it failed completely it is Left 4 Dead.

    I bought into all of the hype over the A.I. Director and pre-ordered it (my first pre-order since MGS2). I played the hell out of the beta... and when it was finally released, I played through it once with friends, gave the PVP a brief try, and never came back. Pre-release, the community expressed a lot of concern about how the AI director didn't seem to make that much of a difference in the beta, but at least the PVP would be awesome, right? Not exactly. Horrible console-esque matchmaking, lots of bugs, exploits, lag, constant ragequitting and just a whole mess of balance issues. It wasn't pretty.
  12. Mutoes

    Mutoes Mildly Dipped

    Feb 5, 2008
    Yeah, i played alundra as a kid too, there was this particular puzzle/ place that i just couldnt solve and eventually i dropped the game, shame since i thought it looked sounded and played well. I think the spot had something to do with pyramid that i couldnt enter or something along those lines, it was long time ago. Maybe i should dust my old ps2 and find the disc if i could actually complete the game now that im older and wiser and most importantly have internet full of walktroughs at my disposal . :roll:
  13. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    I am hopelessly picky with games. Most games I've tried, I'm totally fine with never playing again.
    The vast majority of games concentrate around some kind of a race - get there first, shoot most, hurry hurry
    A friend of mine gets console games often, and will often eagerly show me trailers and in-game videos on youtube. I really can't break to him that - not only am I not interested - but nearly bored to teaaars from all those repetitive games.
    "Look, it's incredible, you can shoot people!"

    As a result, I end up drudging around with the same few games for years at the time.
  14. GeneticBrew

    GeneticBrew First time out of the vault

    Jul 6, 2012
  15. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    The Heroes of Might and Magic/Disciples game series. I tried playing them again recently, and it's just too big of a time hog for too little pay off. Leveling your heroes/parties, managing the castles. It just takes too much work and I just don't find it fun anymore. I don't expect to ever go back.
  16. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    ^ I'd recommend the DoM (Disciples of Mortis) mod to refresh the Disciples 2 experience. It completely rebalances the existing units and adds new ones, adds some new items as well. However, I don't recall if it's available in English or not.

    You're right though, the single-player charm of the game has worn off for a while (mind you, I have completed most campaigns and expansions). However, if you have a friend to play it with, the game has almost infinite replayability. Same can be said for HOMMIII (V not so much cause it's too damn slooooow).
  17. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Hello everyone,

    Just been going through the various posts here again and I saw loads of titles and genre games I completely agree with I will never play again.

    As I really liked System Shock 2 I couldn't wait to play Bioshock when it was first announced years ago and the plot still had to do with an island and Nazi experiments, I didn't even really mind that they later changed that all to what we got now but after I started to play it I became so rapidly bored with it that I soon stopped after going past the beginning.
    When I tried to play it again a year later I still got barely further before I remove it again.

    As others have pointed out here, FPS games in general also have terrible replay value, especially when they are sort of tech demos for engines a developer wants to show.

    There are a handful of FPS I have played over the years again because they are good in their own right such as Star Trek Elite Force 1 & 2 and the Jedi Knight games but sadly time is also showing for these games.

    I had been considering replaying the Half Life games again but I have been though Half Life 2, ep 1, and ep 2 enough times.
    I will probably only install HL2 again once Black Mesa comes out.

    Not really PC games but I also really found it difficult to get back into older Amiga games I really enjoyed back at the time such as the Chaos Engine and Cannon Fodder.

    The Chaos Engine still has a very intriguing setting I would love to see being brought back in the future but the game itself is just a standard overhead shooter.

    Cannon Fodder is just so damn unfair sometimes (this was before Quick Saves) that I become so frustrated that I just don't want to play anymore.
  18. Malachite

    Malachite First time out of the vault

    Jul 21, 2012
    The Baldurs Gate Trilogy. Because i've played it so many times i am absolutely sick of it. :?
  19. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud

    Sep 14, 2009
    I can't play the game with a full party, because it's so bloody boring. I usually play a solo character. But BG is the sort of game I can only play once every 5 years. I need to forget most of the details before returning to the series. :roll: