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Topic: Unfinished Business: What Games Have You Abandoned?

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nessisonett

@Gremio108 Oh no, you’ve reminded me that I still haven’t finished the first Suikoden! I was really into it but I genuinely forgot about it since it’s on my other Vita memory card with less space. I swear I’ll go back and finish it because it’s amazing and I’ve heard the 2nd one is even better.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

Ralizah

Heh, I completely forgot to add Bloodborne. I think I stopped 2/3rds of the way in. It's not bad, really, but outside of the fantastic battles, I don't really understand the appeal of the game. I'd say it's somewhere between "might start over one day" and "never playing again." I stopped playing a few weeks after launch, so it has been a while.

Also dropped Fallout 4 after 20 or so hours. Besides having a boring, uncompelling world to explore, the crafting and base-building elements just ruined that game for me. Probably not going back for a long, long time.

@Thrillho Nah. FF9 is the only one of the three I don't want anything more to do with.

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Ralizah

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nessisonett

@Ralizah I honestly couldn’t imagine playing FFXII without the speed up option. The extra speed helped with the grinding and I really loved my time with the game. It felt like an MMO without all the y’know, online bits. My kinda game.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

Ralizah

@nessisonett Oh yeah, I couldn't play through the PS2 version these days. That speed-up option is killer. Same for DQXI S, really: the higher battle speed in that, along with the other numerous improvements, makes me never want to play through any other version of the game.

FFXII still has one of the best battle systems I've ever seen in a JRPG. It reminds me of older CRPGs, but far more user-friendly.

Unfortunately, it's just not one of those games I can juggle. It demands all of my attention.

Ralizah

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JohnnyShoulder

@Th3solution You can filter your library by pressing triangle I think. There are various options like alphabetical and date of purchase etc.

@Arugula Are you sure you are on the right website? Pure Xbox is across the street. That is another nail in coffin of the PS4 from you!

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nessisonett

@Arugula To be fair, most of the first party exclusives have been third person action games so if that’s not your cup of tea, you could hardly be expected to be a massive fan!

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

Gremio108

@Th3solution It's strange how you can be so into something and then just stop playing it. I've been racking my brain all day trying to think of why I abandoned Resi 4. I've come to the conclusion it must have been GTA Vice City, as that would have been all-consuming enough to distract me. Still doesn't explain why I never went back to it though.

@nessisonett The second Suikoden game is an absolute masterpiece, intertwining touching personal stories with an overarching narrative of political intrigue which hasn't aged a bit. You won't believe how much it improves on the first game in every way, even down to the slightest details. I'm a fan, in case you hadn't guessed.

@Arugula Yeah I loved RDR II's epilogue, thought it was a thing of beauty. Luckily for me, my Horizon burnout didn't hit until new game plus, but I think that was due to an urge to simply start something new. That can be a force to be reckoned with sometimes too

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

PSN: Hallodandy

Th3solution

@JohnnyShoulder Yeah, on the PS4 there are at least rudimentary ways to organize your digital library by most recent, oldest, and alphabetical I think. That’s still pretty poor and I think we need a fully customizable virtual shelf to organize our digital libraries next gen. It should be as customizable as our physical disc collections on the shelves in our homes, where we can put them in categories of our choosing to view — All games in a series together, all JRPGs together, all Soulsborne together .... whatever we want for ease of searching or for our own viewing pleasure. Anyways... but yes, at least you can usually find something relatively quick on the PS4. But I was talking about the mobile PS app or website. The full website might have options of how to list them - I don’t know, but the mobile app doesn’t appear to, that I can see. And the mobile app is what I like to use to peruse things quickly, claim my PS Plus games, etc. It’s very annoying to not have a usable digital library there because that’s the only way for me to see my Vita, PS3, and PS4 digital games all together. Here’s hoping PS5 introduces a better system since it will be backward compatible.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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ApostateMage

Ralizah wrote:

FFXII still has one of the best battle systems I've ever seen in a JRPG.

Wiser words were never spoken.
I love the gambit system.

ApostateMage

RogerRoger

I don't think I've got any Graveyard Games to submit; even those I've walked away from in the past, I've kept on my shelf, with the determination to revisit them someday.

But I'll have to start them again, as I abandoned them because of their difficulty. I would therefore need to refresh my skills in the hope that, over the years, my general gaming ability has increased enough for me to finally conquer them (fingers crossed... although, come to think of it, that probably wouldn't help much when trying to hit all the buttons).

Zombified Games
Pursuit Force (PSP)
Sonic Battle (GBA)
Star Trek: Tactical Assault (PSP)

All my other games, I've at least seen the credits roll, even if I haven't 100% completed them. There are some things I own that I'll never return to try, like the "Undead Nightmare" DLC for Red Dead Redemption (just not interested, and didn't like the core game that much anyway) and I guess a handful of PS Plus games I've added to my Library might never get a look-in but, should I ever start them, it'll be with the best of intentions.

Trophy lists have a big impact; I can't abide having a low percentage, or an uneven one, so anything which leaves a mark on my PSN profile will see its story concluded.

There's a small handful of games I periodically dabble in, during in-between days. They're easy enough so that I don't have to re-learn anything, and I've completed them before, just working through them again for fun; they're the closest I come to putting anything in the third category.

On Life Support
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Jedi Alliance (DS)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend (PSP)
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (PS Vita)
Tomb Raider II (PSone)

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EDIT: Whoops, obviously buried the trauma (or my shame) pretty deep; I recently started, abandoned and will likely never return to Resident Evil: Director's Cut on PSone. As apt as it would've been to lie and say "no, I'll give it another try someday" so that I could hilariously call it Zombified, let's be honest. It's dead and buried.

Although it is still installed on my PS3's hard drive, so...?

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Th3solution

@RogerRoger I know you to have a remarkable knack for only starting games you are confident you’ll like and then once you’re committed, seeing it through to conclusion. I think you said once that you do quite a bit of scouting on a title before adding it to your library or deciding to play it — something I am not particularly good at doing. I’m also jealous of your laser focus once you do start a game to stay with it until it’s over before you jump to another (Like how you burned through Dragon Age 1-3 in a couple weeks, as I recall). I’m trying to be more like that, but sometimes I get ‘attention deficit’ on the whole process. I’m frequently distracted by what’s new and shiny in my peripheral vision. 😄

Oh, and for the record, RDR’s Undead Nightmare is another one I’ve forgotten that I left behind after a couple hours and had full intention to go back to, but never did. It is now a “Dead Nightmare” as far as I’m concerned (even though it was a great piece of DLC and a good time)

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PSVR_lover

I never finished Farpoint. Played it until the aliens just plain killed me. Great game however.

The PSVR is the best VR system on the market today.

RogerRoger

@Th3solution Thanks, but the grass is always greener on the other side; I'm envious of folks like you, those who're able to say "yeah, this isn't working for me right now" and walk away. For all my research and caution, I have ended up playing through my fair share of stinkers and, at times, it really isn't fun at all (kinda having a moment like that now, actually, with Spider-Man: The Movie on PS2). It took a lot for me to leave Resi recently, although it helped that I got it for pennies and started it with a "let's take a risk" mentality, but I definitely need to loosen up a bit. I'm certain that, between us, we strike the perfect balance!

It's also quite telling that almost all of the games I listed above are handheld. I dunno, I guess there's just something a little more private about my shame when it's on a small, unconnected console. I really don't play my handhelds as much as I should; similar to you, the bigger, shinier games call to me after a while!

Interesting that you call (Un)dead Nightmare "a great piece of DLC and a good time" and yet you reckon you'll never return to it, though. I guess you've just moved on too far...?

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Th3solution

@RogerRoger Perhaps we can all learn something from one another. I will say that since being a active member of the PushSquare community (quickly approaching my 3 year anniversary!) I have been more diverse in my gaming, more apt to try new things, and more likely to finish some of my games. The cheerleading from fellow PushSquires and the comments, reviews, and game impressions do really help. Our discussions do motivate one another; the proof is in the pudding — I figure it’s possible you’d never have tried Spider-Man without a little nudge from the forum cast and I’d surely never have made it through Bloodborne or NieR Automata (two that ended up being favorites this gen) without the collective support, and likely never would have tried gems like Oxenfree or Virginia either. I guess we can all learn from one another.

As far as Undead Nightmare, it was another victim of being trapped on PS3, like Puppeteer and the FF13 sequels. I had intended to go back and finish, but once the generation changed, I wrote off the PS3 once the PS4 library started to pile up. If RDR ever gets a remaster, then there is an outside chance I may dip in just for the DLC — a process, for example, I plan to do (hopefully soon) for the Burial at Sea DLC for Bioshock Infinite that I never played. But yes, Undead Nightmare was a solid bit of content, and I think I was probably at least halfway through it, but it was a little “samey” after having played the main game. And it has been a long while now and I’m not sure it would hold up.

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LieutenantFatman

I finish most games I start but there are a few where I've decided I'm better off playing something else.

Metal Gear Solid 5 - this one definitely has decent game play but no David Hayter, released unfinished, and it just didn't feel very MGS in its story telling. About 70% through they started repeating missions to move the plot forward so it felt like it was a grind at that point and I left it.

Killzone Shadow Fall - I really enjoyed the story telling in KZ2 & KZ3. But in Shadow Fall it felt weak, predictable and cliched from the start, so yeah, as amazing as those graphics are, it just wasn't interesting.

Tomb Raider remake - I loved Tomb Raider on the PSone, absolutely fantastic. But the whole wanting to protect Lara angle they tried to push and the puzzles being relegated to being very much optional.. I wasn't digging it. Gave up about halfway through I think.

Fallout 4 - Just a huge disappointment. After a few hours of play I started to realise they'd put in the bare minimum in effort.

LieutenantFatman

themcnoisy

Graveyard:
Kentucky Route Zero
Little Big Planet 3

I can't get into KR0 at all and LBP 3 has fantastic presentation, unfortunately the platforming is unsatisfying, a bit floaty and imprecise.

Zombified:
God of War
Lego Worlds

I really enjoyed GoW, put it down and forgot all of the buttons. Saved just before a massive fight and get slaughtered everytime. I need to restart it

Lego Worlds, 3 hours in on ps now, game crashed and corrupted the online save. Noooooo. Have to start it again.

On Life Support:
Disgaea 5
VR Worlds

I love both these games, unfortunately just like grand strategy or space sims I don't have the time for Disgaea and the grind. I had just finished up maxing out the Vita version of Disgaea 2 when I bought it - bad move. Also my PSVR hasn't seen the light of day for yonks due to my responsibilities at home.

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Gremio108

@themcnoisy Lego Worlds has to be one of the buggiest games I've played in a long time. The kids got it for Christmas and it feels like there's always some crazy glitch happening with it

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

PSN: Hallodandy

themcnoisy

@LieutenantFatman With MGS 5 you can skip the repeated missions and just do the new ones. There are about 7 or 8 from that point. Make it happen mate, we'll worth it.

@PSVR_lover Far point made me so ill. The introduction was fantastic and once the shooting sections opened up bored me to tears. The traversal on the other hand had me motion sick for a few days later.

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themcnoisy

@Gremio108 yeah it's all over the place. My daughter struggles with the controls but has fun anyway! We had a glitch with a caveman you had to save went under the level due to the contour tool so we couldn't get a gold brick to progress.

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zarak002

Kingdom Hearts (cause i raged quit), The Witcher 3 and AC Odyssey (probably cause they are very long games and i went onto other titles without returning to the former)

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