Game that you love but suck at?

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#1 Posted by downnice95 (88 posts) -

Super Mario 3. Still can not beat that game even with the flutes.

#2 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (9721 posts) -

Football games, the real football not that ball in hand kind. I'm actually good at it and can hold my own against the AI on the highest difficulty but I got a friend who always trashes me in FIFA.

I also love God Games but my only experience with them is black and white, also those games where you create stuff, love'em but can't build a track or a level to save my life.

#3 Posted by ChiefvsGordon (1085 posts) -

mortal kombat. im about average at the game. considering i grew up on it and had access to an arcade cabinet that my uncle owns, i should be a beast at it. im just ok tho, but i love playing it to this day.

#4 Posted by SaintJimmmy (2815 posts) -


I don't really play it anymore but, i played it for years and I always was just subpar at best

#5 Edited by PyratRum (561 posts) -


I'm pretty terrible at the genre but I always come back to and find myself playing them.

I'll 1cc a shmup some day. One day...

#6 Posted by blangenakker (2162 posts) -

Mortal Kombat 9. I love MK but I'm pretty sucky at fighting games, I have a tendency to forget the combos

#7 Posted by SoNin360 (5270 posts) -

I guess Super Smash Bros. I was and still am not remotely good at fighting games, but those were always fun games to play regardless of skill level.

#8 Posted by SirWander (5176 posts) -

Persona 4 Arena, or fighting games in general.

#9 Posted by Jacanuk (3854 posts) -

Super Mario 3. Still can not beat that game even with the flutes.

Hmm, i wouldn´t say i suck at any game

But being a more casual laid back gamer i am at most a very average gamer who plays to many different games to be really good at one of them.

#10 Posted by theothernormal (74 posts) -

Any Zelda game

#11 Posted by 187umKILLAH (1337 posts) -

Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition, I'm pretty average which is why I usually don't play it online but I still enjoy it a lot.

#12 Posted by MirkoS77 (6997 posts) -

RTSes (can't micromanage at a macro level), hardcore sims (such as DCS sims), and some fighters (I'd love to be good at Last Blade II, but it's too complex).

#13 Posted by outworld222 (2367 posts) -

To say the least, Street Fighter.

#14 Posted by Randolph (10423 posts) -

Persona 4 Arena, or fighting games in general.

Yep. Fighting games in general for me. I love Killer Instinct, and I wish I was better at it. But for me, their is almost always just way too much depth for me to process in these games, and it feels like you need to take a college course to understand them. Same goes for sim racers.

#15 Posted by bowchicka07 (1073 posts) -

Call of Duty.... hmm which way should i go? wrong... I'm dead.

#16 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25528 posts) -

XCOM: Enemy Unknown. I didn't suck exactly but I was nothing special. Need to replay it one day.

#17 Posted by Smashbrossive50 (2882 posts) -

Sonic Unleashed

Shame I never finished that "Eggmanland" I was so close to the ultimate finish

#18 Posted by Dougy_No_1 (11 posts) -

Fifa and COD online multiplayer. Just haven't got the brain for it :( !

#19 Posted by marcheegsr (2457 posts) -

Now that I think of it, I can't really love a game that I suck at. It just gets frustrating and end up hating it.

#20 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

Any Online Shooter. I love to play Halo, at least when a new one first comes out. But I never do very well, typically hitting an ineffectual 1:1 Kill/Death ratio. In Halo: Reach I managed to do slightly better, but I abused the hell out of cheap tactics in the Elite modes. Spawn with Plasma Pistol, run up to enemy with it charged, disable shields, whack-a-mole, rinse and repeat.

Any MOBA: I've tried League of Legends, I've tried Dota 2, and I tried DC Universe's Infinite Crisis. I just don't get them in the least. But I'm not really big into any online multiplayer so it's not surprising that I wouldn't do particularly well in these. Still, I just can't wrap my head around them. This one doesn't technically fit your criteria as I don't actually love them despite sucking at them, but I'd be lying if I said I was never interested. It sucks being on the outside of a huge trend in games but here I am.

Any online Fighting game: This one is actually kind of sad for me. In the 90s arcade scene, I was pretty good at most Fighters. I didn't play many of the SNK branded games other than Samurai Showdown, but Street Fighter 2 and all its iterations, the first 3 Mortal Kombat games, Street Fighter 3, Killer Instinct and company; I was a force to be reckoned with. Now I'm too damned old to play well despite still having that desire to play them. There's rarely enough single player content to justify a purchase price outside of Netherrealm's stuff so I've let a lot of Fighters pass me by.

#21 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16609 posts) -

Soul Calibur games (mostly 2). I've played the game to death but I can't for the life of me make an effective combo.

#22 Posted by pcty (356 posts) -

Persona 4 Arena, or fighting games in general.

Glad to see I'm not the only one.

#23 Posted by Glitter (353 posts) -

I like Chiki Chiki Boys for Mega Drive, but I have always found it to be too difficult for me.

#24 Posted by wrlxx333x2 (10 posts) -

Online shooters are fun but I just blow so bad, it's embarrassing :P

#25 Posted by touchscreenpad (220 posts) -

Probably Gran Turismo, though it's not my most favorite game. But yeah, I'm not that good, though my replays look like a CPU is controlling the car, I'm not a fast driver...nor do I know how to drive IRL. Hahaha! :D

#26 Posted by firefox59 (4339 posts) -

I struggle to maintain a 1 K/D at most online shooters, but I've been playing less of them. I'm also not that good at action games but have been playing more of them and getting better. There isn't really a reason to suck at an entire genre of games, you just have to put in some more effort.

#27 Posted by HipHopBeats (2861 posts) -

Battlefield 3. I always PTFO and do pretty good with spotting, capturing flags, etc, but I don't get a high k/d ratio like I would prefer. But I do get some good kills and always end up catching the over confident veterans who have the maps memorized off guard.

#28 Posted by Netret0120 (1996 posts) -

I'm Awesome!!!!

#29 Edited by peteuplink (19 posts) -

I'd have to say any modern FPS. I'm fine with Doom, Quake and games of that type, but I don't seem to do very well at the likes of Call of Duty, Battlefield and Far Cry 3...

#30 Posted by bob_toeback (11267 posts) -

There was a time where I would put Donkey Kong Country on here, but I am Donkey Kong, now... So I'll put Sonic the Hedgehog here.

#31 Posted by lensflare15 (6174 posts) -

Counter Strike, Blaz Blue, Virtua Fighter

#32 Edited by benleslie5 (7727 posts) -

Super Street Fighter IV

#33 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69619 posts) -

Strategy and FPS for sure. I am not totally useless, but i am not good compared to most people

#34 Edited by drekula2 (1898 posts) -

dark souls

#35 Posted by Behardy24 (2632 posts) -

All video games. I am bad at all video games.

#36 Posted by Korvus (2817 posts) -

Does being lazy count as being bad? If so, for me it has to be MMO endgame where I see everybody with shiny gear but I can't be bothered to raid anymore...those years are behind me.

#37 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

@Randolph said:

@SirWander said:

Persona 4 Arena, or fighting games in general.

Yep. Fighting games in general for me. I love Killer Instinct, and I wish I was better at it. But for me, their is almost always just way too much depth for me to process in these games, and it feels like you need to take a college course to understand them. Same goes for sim racers.

Same for me. It's especially frustrating because I used to be really good at them back in the 90s. So it's not just a case of "I wish I could", it's a case of "I wish I still could". Which is far more disheartening.

#38 Posted by ACP_45 (429 posts) -

League of Legends.

It’s fun but I’m just not on standard to play PVP

#39 Posted by jasean79 (2338 posts) -

Pinball FX 2 and Pinball Arcade. I'm horrible at every table, but I can't stop playing it....

#40 Edited by Zassimick (6230 posts) -

Demon's Souls/Dark Souls

The game controlled amazingly and using each weapon felt right, but no matter how slow I took it and how many times I tried, I couldn't get through the game because of dying then having to go back through countless times.

#41 Posted by MudoSkills (376 posts) -

I'm throwing my hat in with everyone who said fighting games. I love them, and tend to reach 'competent' with most of them, and usually tend to hold my own with friends in local multiplayer, but when i go online and come against people who are actually good, I get wrecked.

Also agree with the guy talking about shmups. I picked up a bunch of region free shmups on the 360, and supported the European releases of Deathsmiles, Akai Katana and Under Defeat, but haven't ever gotten good enough to 1cc any of them, even on the easiest difficulties.

People have also talked about getting frustrated with games, I find that happens most when it's a game that I think I'm good at. I tend not to get too angry if I'm getting beaten at something I know I'm terrible at (my K/D in most FPS games is woeful) but when it's a game I think I'm good at, I take losses really badly. Weirdly, the first game where this really manifested for me was Guitar Hero 3.

#42 Posted by Zjun (146 posts) -

On Counter Strike (an online version) my KD can range from 0.5 to 1.5 depending on my mood.

#43 Posted by UnicrnDrpngs (13 posts) -

Starcraft II. I love that game, but its so frustrating that at some points its not even fun anymore. I am currently on a starcraft II break due to my last rage fit I had lol. I am about gold/platinum level

#44 Posted by meatz666 (17 posts) -

I suck MP in Warcraft/Starcraft... Love the games, but I can't fight and build a base inside a strict BO at the same time, I just can't.

And I thought I sucked in fighting games, despite loving them. I totally suck at SF4. But don't ask me how, I managed to reach a 2/1 level in UMvsC3. But man... MONTHS and MONTHS of training. You really have to love a game, to play the same thing and Practice mode for months. I bought guides, started to memorize frames, bought an arcade stick (required if you want to up your game), and know I can hold my own online.

Problem is, I can't play with my friends. They are under the noob level, so it simply not fun. I let them play, and I keep drinking beer and working as a "consultant".... hehehe... It's kinda of a trade off.

#45 Posted by iamllamapie (211 posts) -

Populous (Megadrive).

Love it but can only get to about level 20 before it all blows up in my stupid face.

#46 Posted by Byshop (11039 posts) -

XCOM: Enemy Unknown. I didn't suck exactly but I was nothing special. Need to replay it one day.

Ditto. The original XCOM games were even less forgiving.

I am terrible at the Total War games. I do alright in the short term but in the long game I have a hell of a time maintaining a large empire. Keeping the kingdom/shogunate/city-states/whatever fed and happy while simultaneously upkeeping an army large enough to hold it all always proved to be a challenge.

Also, Dirt 3 may as well be a boating simulator for as much time as I spend in lakes.


#47 Edited by -ParaNormaN- (709 posts) -

Final Fight, Double Dragon, Jackie Chan Adventures, I just suck at Beat 'Em Ups, Hack n Slash, Shoot "Em Ups, and Run n Guns in general. I love these games to death though and will keep playing until the vein on my forehead eventually pops from the rage.

#48 Posted by TheEroica (13223 posts) -

Battletoads, but everyone sucks at battletoads so I don't feel too bad :D