High rated games you just couldn't get into?

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#1 Posted by HipHopBeats (2904 posts) -

Most recently for me is Dragon Age Origins.

Inquisitions is still on my radar though. After hearing about the save file transfer and how good Origins is, I recently picked up The Ultimate Edition. The lore so far is great with good voice acting. I played it for a few hours and can't help thinking, 'an RPG with Origins lore combined with Dragon's Dogma combat would be beastly'.

I find the tactics combat has a steep learning curve to other RPG's but far less enjoyable for some reason. I like the idea of real time combat mixed with strategy but the mechanics feel somewhat needlessly complicated. Even the store menus seem to have two types of currency which is not explained in the manual.

Also the whole mute protagonist thing is another disappointment for me, especially since all stories seem to be guided paths like Mass Effect with not much character customization.

#2 Posted by Tokeism (2338 posts) -

GTA 4, Red Dead Redemption, Dragon Age Origins, Call of Duty (all games), in other words I don't rate a lot of high rated games

#3 Posted by HipHopBeats (2904 posts) -

@Tokeism said:

GTA 4, Red Dead Redemption, Dragon Age Origins, Call of Duty (all games), in other words I don't rate a lot of high rated games

Lol! Origins wasn't your cup of tea either? I was super disappointed with GTA IV. Only kept it a few days and sold it. The driving mechanics and 'realism' sucked. Not to mention the awful characters. GTA V made up for it though. AT least the single player anyway.

#4 Edited by marcheegsr (2841 posts) -

Dark souls and Demon souls. Felt like a bore for me.

Also when I had a xbox360.. Halo 4 or any Halo for that matter. I don't see what all the fuss is about.

#5 Posted by Pedro (21110 posts) -

Dark Souls and Demon Souls. I kept asking myself "what is the point of playing?".

#6 Posted by SovietsUnited (2317 posts) -

Every BioWare game ever released I'm afraid

#7 Posted by alim298 (1469 posts) -

@Pedro said:

Dark Souls and Demon Souls. I kept asking myself "what is the point of playing?".

Suffering that is.

#8 Edited by Ariabed (1123 posts) -

@HipHopBeats: @alim298: suffering lol!!! I get what you mean. For me gta4/5 was a let down, don't get me wrong they are good looking games good characters good main missions, but I enjoyed gta for the free roam and side bits you could do and I haven't enjoyed that aspect of the game since gta San Andreas.

#9 Posted by geniobastardo (1294 posts) -

@alim298 said:

@Pedro said:

Dark Souls and Demon Souls. I kept asking myself "what is the point of playing?".

Suffering that is.

HAHAHA ! LOL

#10 Posted by geniobastardo (1294 posts) -

All COD games except the first one. GTA IV and Batman Arkham City.

#11 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (8201 posts) -

@Pedro said:

Dark Souls and Demon Souls. I kept asking myself "what is the point of playing?".

@SovietsUnited said:

Every BioWare game ever released I'm afraid

I've got a couple to add:

Assassins Creed 2

Skyrim (Fallout New Vegas blew my mind so it's shocking that Skyrim is so boring)

Call of Duty after Black Ops

Halo (I enjoyed 3, Reach, and 4, they just didn't WOW me. I do want to play Anniversary though)

#12 Posted by Jacanuk (4748 posts) -

@HipHopBeats said:

Most recently for me is Dragon Age Origins.

Inquisitions is still on my radar though. After hearing about the save file transfer and how good Origins is, I recently picked up The Ultimate Edition. The lore so far is great with good voice acting. I played it for a few hours and can't help thinking, 'an RPG with Origins lore combined with Dragon's Dogma combat would be beastly'.

I find the tactics combat has a steep learning curve to other RPG's but far less enjoyable for some reason. I like the idea of real time combat mixed with strategy but the mechanics feel somewhat needlessly complicated. Even the store menus seem to have two types of currency which is not explained in the manual.

Also the whole mute protagonist thing is another disappointment for me, especially since all stories seem to be guided paths like Mass Effect with not much character customization.

Hmmm if you mean not get into as not finishing it. No game at all

I dont start a game without finishing it.

#13 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -

Demon's Souls didn't do much for me. That said, I may give Dark Souls a shot as I've seen a friend play it and it looks like something I have a shot of getting into.

#14 Edited by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -

gtaiv is among the bigger ones. the characters are among the most childish and broad attempts at satire i've ever seen ("oh, man. wouldn't it be cool if we had a gratuitous S&M scene? what if we made a jamaican character whose only trait is that he smokes a lot? we really nailed that stereotype! we are definitely experts on the american dream."). they make the poor missions even worse because you have to endure big chunks of awful writing before you can get anything done. so if you die during one of those ludicrously slow and clunky shootouts, you have to listen to them all over again. you can't avoid the missions either. the vast majority of the sandbox needs to be unlocked by progressing through the story. there was almost nothing that i liked about the game.

#15 Edited by HipHopBeats (2904 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

@HipHopBeats said:

Most recently for me is Dragon Age Origins.

Inquisitions is still on my radar though. After hearing about the save file transfer and how good Origins is, I recently picked up The Ultimate Edition. The lore so far is great with good voice acting. I played it for a few hours and can't help thinking, 'an RPG with Origins lore combined with Dragon's Dogma combat would be beastly'.

I find the tactics combat has a steep learning curve to other RPG's but far less enjoyable for some reason. I like the idea of real time combat mixed with strategy but the mechanics feel somewhat needlessly complicated. Even the store menus seem to have two types of currency which is not explained in the manual.

Also the whole mute protagonist thing is another disappointment for me, especially since all stories seem to be guided paths like Mass Effect with not much character customization.

Hmmm if you mean not get into as not finishing it. No game at all

I dont start a game without finishing it.

Lol, hats to you then. Anyone on your friend's list with 1 - 5% worth of trophies for any game most likely gave up on the game or didn't like it for whatever reason. After hours of talking, talking and trying to figure out the tactics combat, I was bored out of my mind with Origins.

#16 Posted by HipHopBeats (2904 posts) -

@ariabed said:

@HipHopBeats: @alim298: suffering lol!!! I get what you mean. For me gta4/5 was a let down, don't get me wrong they are good looking games good characters good main missions, but I enjoyed gta for the free roam and side bits you could do and I haven't enjoyed that aspect of the game since gta San Andreas.

They'll never be another San Andreas. GTA V is pretty cool but it looks like from here on out, the main focus on GTA games for Rockstar will be its multiplayer unfortunately.

#17 Posted by Jacanuk (4748 posts) -

@HipHopBeats said:

@Jacanuk said:

@HipHopBeats said:

Most recently for me is Dragon Age Origins.

Inquisitions is still on my radar though. After hearing about the save file transfer and how good Origins is, I recently picked up The Ultimate Edition. The lore so far is great with good voice acting. I played it for a few hours and can't help thinking, 'an RPG with Origins lore combined with Dragon's Dogma combat would be beastly'.

I find the tactics combat has a steep learning curve to other RPG's but far less enjoyable for some reason. I like the idea of real time combat mixed with strategy but the mechanics feel somewhat needlessly complicated. Even the store menus seem to have two types of currency which is not explained in the manual.

Also the whole mute protagonist thing is another disappointment for me, especially since all stories seem to be guided paths like Mass Effect with not much character customization.

Hmmm if you mean not get into as not finishing it. No game at all

I dont start a game without finishing it.

Lol, hats to you then. Anyone on your friend's list with 1 - 5% worth of trophies for any game most likely gave up on the game or didn't like it for whatever reason. After hours of talking, talking and trying to figure out the tactics combat, I was bored out of my mind with Origins.

hehe, its a OCD of mine :) i just can't leave it if its not done.

But ya i have plenty of friends who drop games for what ever reason , cant get into it, bad game, or forget about it.

#18 Posted by HipHopBeats (2904 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

@HipHopBeats said:

@Jacanuk said:

@HipHopBeats said:

Most recently for me is Dragon Age Origins.

Inquisitions is still on my radar though. After hearing about the save file transfer and how good Origins is, I recently picked up The Ultimate Edition. The lore so far is great with good voice acting. I played it for a few hours and can't help thinking, 'an RPG with Origins lore combined with Dragon's Dogma combat would be beastly'.

I find the tactics combat has a steep learning curve to other RPG's but far less enjoyable for some reason. I like the idea of real time combat mixed with strategy but the mechanics feel somewhat needlessly complicated. Even the store menus seem to have two types of currency which is not explained in the manual.

Also the whole mute protagonist thing is another disappointment for me, especially since all stories seem to be guided paths like Mass Effect with not much character customization.

Hmmm if you mean not get into as not finishing it. No game at all

I dont start a game without finishing it.

Lol, hats to you then. Anyone on your friend's list with 1 - 5% worth of trophies for any game most likely gave up on the game or didn't like it for whatever reason. After hours of talking, talking and trying to figure out the tactics combat, I was bored out of my mind with Origins.

hehe, its a OCD of mine :) i just can't leave it if its not done.

But ya i have plenty of friends who drop games for what ever reason , cant get into it, bad game, or forget about it.

Ha! You must be like level 50 or something if you're on PS Plus or Xbox Live! How many platinums you got?

#19 Posted by Cloud_imperium (3718 posts) -

Assassin's Creed 3 and 4 and every COD after World at War (except Black Ops 1) . I just can't bring myself to play another Assassin's Creed , on other hand I've stopped bothering with COD totally (Don't even watch its gameplay or trailer or E3 reveal or whatever . Let alone wasting my time to pirate it , to check it before purchasing) . However I will return to AC 4 (I had left it uncompleted) , once I'll have my new rig . On other hand I never got excited about anything from Rockstar , very overrated studio in my opinion .

#20 Posted by iamllamapie (211 posts) -

Assassin's Creed (All of them) - Way to boring, clunky controls etc.

Dragon Age Origins - Really want to like it but something is stopping me from liking it.

Bioshock Infinite - Gameplay was really downsized from 1 & 2, while the story was great.

Street Fighter - Just never liked it's art direction or gameplay to Tekken, early Soul Caliburs and Mortal Kombat.

GTA IV - Horrible controls, boring setting, horrid car handling, horrid characters, list goes on.

Fallout: New Vegas - Empty, small, more bugs than 3, lifeless... felt like an expansion rather a £40 RETAIL GAME.

Halo 4 - Felt it was far to casualized

Skyrim - See Halo 4

Dishonoured - Felt the game punished me for having fun. i.e don't kill people or there'll be more rats and enimies. Don't use your powers or you'll miss a lot of trophies. Dropped it after a few hours.

Resistance Fall of Man - Thought it was really barebones, even for a launch title.

#21 Posted by foxrock66 (403 posts) -

Any GTA except five. Dragon Age, Gears of War, original Bioshock, Resistance FOM, Fallout New Vegas, the Arkham games, Max Payne 3 - which was a ton of fun but just not what I expected. the Killzones, Fable 2- I really preferred 3. Sue me. Also the Tomb Raider reboot.

#22 Posted by skipper847 (3354 posts) -

Skyrim tried that loads a times.

#23 Posted by jasonredemption (340 posts) -

Dragon Age 2

Dishonored

Dragon's Dogma

Resistance 2

Call of Juarez

Call of Duty (any of them after WAW)

Any JRPG (just doesn't even look fun)

#24 Posted by locus-solus (533 posts) -
  • Call of Duty
  • Uncharted 1 & 2
  • Multiplayer Shooters

#25 Posted by SoNin360 (5504 posts) -

I don't know if it counts as "high-rated", but Gran Turismo 5. It was basically my first racing sim, and I just couldn't get into it. I thought it was just the game at the time, but then I played Dirt 3 some time later and also found it incredibly boring for the most part.

Other than that, I tend to enjoy most of the games I play. Sometimes I don't feel like some games should have been rated as high as they were (like GTAIV) but I was still "into" these games and overall enjoyed them.

#26 Posted by Archangel3371 (15743 posts) -

Not many that I can think of. The three Resistance games come to mind, I just found them kind of dull and didn't care for the look of them.

#27 Posted by amari24 (1898 posts) -

Any military shooter

Demon's/Dark Souls

Uncharted 3

Halo 4

God of War

Gears of War

Rockstar games aside from Vice City and RDR.

#28 Posted by Jacanuk (4748 posts) -

@HipHopBeats said:

@Jacanuk said:

@HipHopBeats said:

@Jacanuk said:

@HipHopBeats said:

Most recently for me is Dragon Age Origins.

Inquisitions is still on my radar though. After hearing about the save file transfer and how good Origins is, I recently picked up The Ultimate Edition. The lore so far is great with good voice acting. I played it for a few hours and can't help thinking, 'an RPG with Origins lore combined with Dragon's Dogma combat would be beastly'.

I find the tactics combat has a steep learning curve to other RPG's but far less enjoyable for some reason. I like the idea of real time combat mixed with strategy but the mechanics feel somewhat needlessly complicated. Even the store menus seem to have two types of currency which is not explained in the manual.

Also the whole mute protagonist thing is another disappointment for me, especially since all stories seem to be guided paths like Mass Effect with not much character customization.

Hmmm if you mean not get into as not finishing it. No game at all

I dont start a game without finishing it.

Lol, hats to you then. Anyone on your friend's list with 1 - 5% worth of trophies for any game most likely gave up on the game or didn't like it for whatever reason. After hours of talking, talking and trying to figure out the tactics combat, I was bored out of my mind with Origins.

hehe, its a OCD of mine :) i just can't leave it if its not done.

But ya i have plenty of friends who drop games for what ever reason , cant get into it, bad game, or forget about it.

Ha! You must be like level 50 or something if you're on PS Plus or Xbox Live! How many platinums you got?

Mostly a PC gamer so only exclusives on consoles which isn't a lot. :)

#29 Posted by spaceninja818 (424 posts) -

Bioshock, Dishonored and LA Noire. I got so bored of these games, I just couldn't finish them.

#30 Posted by HipHopBeats (2904 posts) -

@spaceninja818: It's funny you mentioned Dishonored. I was seriously considering buying the GOTY edition until I checked out some gameplay footage. Even though they promote Dishonored as a 'play how you want' game, it's like the game gives you cool weapons but punishes you for taking a lethal approach. Forcing you to do a pacifist playthrough for the better ending.

#31 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (6235 posts) -

GTA 4 & 5, Skyrim, every COD game since Modern Warfare, all Assassin's Creed games up to AC4... to name a few.

#32 Edited by amari24 (1898 posts) -

@HipHopBeats said:

@spaceninja818: It's funny you mentioned Dishonored. I was seriously considering buying the GOTY edition until I checked out some gameplay footage. Even though they promote Dishonored as a 'play how you want' game, it's like the game gives you cool weapons but punishes you for taking a lethal approach. Forcing you to do a pacifist playthrough for the better ending.

Dishonored uses something called a 'chaos system'. You can still kill people and finish the game with a low chaos (good ending). It all depends on how many you kill and what side missions you complete. So, no, the game doesn't force you to do anything; your actions simply have consequences, which is something that not enough games do.

If you want to go on a killing spree every mission, wiping out guards and innocents, don't expect to receive a good ending.

#33 Posted by quatoe (5684 posts) -

GTA IV, Bioshock series (I am willing to give them another try though), Assassins Creed series (Didn't enjoy the first, second or third but I do want to try Black Flag) Halo after Halo 2, Uncharted (I found them extremely boring. Beautiful as hell in scope though, I wont take that away from them), Fable 2 (I loved 3 which is weird), Battlefield, ES IV: Oblivion (I love Skyrim, so another oddity there.)

#34 Posted by GamerForca (7095 posts) -

GTA IV - Could never get into GTA. Just always felt boring and repetitive to me. Don't think I was able to finish a single one.
Halo - Any Halo game. Multiplayer was all right, but the single player always bored the hell out of me. Vehicle combat was decent enough to keep me somewhat interested.
any Call of Duty since IV - Just the same thing over and over. I simply can't play this series anymore.
Red Dead Redemption - Same as GTA. Felt boring and repetitive to me, and it took waaaay too long to get going. Dead Eye made gunfights pretty boring.
Dragon Age Origins - Took a long time for the gameplay to really pick up (through much of the game, it was really slow-paced). Story was too much of a LotR rip-off. Level design was so banal that it gave me a headache if I played too long.

#35 Posted by st1031120016 (10 posts) -

GTA IV, i play with my brother and he is bigger than me and we could't finish it.

#36 Posted by nicecall (428 posts) -

@iamllamapie said:

Assassin's Creed (All of them) - Way to boring, clunky controls etc.

Dragon Age Origins - Really want to like it but something is stopping me from liking it.

Bioshock Infinite - Gameplay was really downsized from 1 & 2, while the story was great.

Street Fighter - Just never liked it's art direction or gameplay to Tekken, early Soul Caliburs and Mortal Kombat.

GTA IV - Horrible controls, boring setting, horrid car handling, horrid characters, list goes on.

Fallout: New Vegas - Empty, small, more bugs than 3, lifeless... felt like an expansion rather a £40 RETAIL GAME.

Halo 4 - Felt it was far to casualized

Skyrim - See Halo 4

Dishonoured - Felt the game punished me for having fun. i.e don't kill people or there'll be more rats and enimies. Don't use your powers or you'll miss a lot of trophies. Dropped it after a few hours.

Resistance Fall of Man - Thought it was really barebones, even for a launch title.

umm i was gonna list some but you read my mind... nice

I'd probably not include Skyrim on that list for me, I did have fun playing around with the mods in the game, but you gotta be in the right mood to play the game.

I'll also add Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, both these games i thought were boring and gameplay was stiff and slow.

Also Viva Pinata, really couldnt get into it.

The newest Final fantasy games... not sure what happened but I can't stand them now.

And nearly every single over rated indy game (nice way of saying shit lazy made game). wtf is with these things, worse graphics then atari/nes games most of the time.

#37 Posted by 777Hedonist7666 (30 posts) -

@nicecall said:

@iamllamapie said:

Assassin's Creed (All of them) - Way to boring, clunky controls etc.

Dragon Age Origins - Really want to like it but something is stopping me from liking it.

Bioshock Infinite - Gameplay was really downsized from 1 & 2, while the story was great.

Street Fighter - Just never liked it's art direction or gameplay to Tekken, early Soul Caliburs and Mortal Kombat.

GTA IV - Horrible controls, boring setting, horrid car handling, horrid characters, list goes on.

Fallout: New Vegas - Empty, small, more bugs than 3, lifeless... felt like an expansion rather a £40 RETAIL GAME.

Halo 4 - Felt it was far to casualized

Skyrim - See Halo 4

Dishonoured - Felt the game punished me for having fun. i.e don't kill people or there'll be more rats and enimies. Don't use your powers or you'll miss a lot of trophies. Dropped it after a few hours.

Resistance Fall of Man - Thought it was really barebones, even for a launch title.

umm i was gonna list some but you read my mind... nice

I'd probably not include Skyrim on that list for me, I did have fun playing around with the mods in the game, but you gotta be in the right mood to play the game.

I'll also add Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, both these games i thought were boring and gameplay was stiff and slow.

Also Viva Pinata, really couldnt get into it.

The newest Final fantasy games... not sure what happened but I can't stand them now.

And nearly every single over rated indy game (nice way of saying shit lazy made game). wtf is with these things, worse graphics then atari/nes games most of the time.

So much this. Rating these... things on the same scale as professionally developed retail games does a huge disservice to the industry.

#38 Posted by groowagon (2822 posts) -

most big hits that are too scripted and story driven (= linear). i like exploring and building the story of my own. i watch a movie if i want a good story.

#39 Posted by MirkoS77 (7625 posts) -

MGS 4. I literally could not force myself to push through that abomination. I will never come to understand how such garbage garnered such high scores. It was a 7/10 at the very best.

#40 Posted by The_Last_Ride (72434 posts) -
  • Uncharted 2
  • COD
  • Halo series
  • Gears of War
  • Oblivian

#41 Edited by TunnelSnakesFTW (8 posts) -

I loved Bioshock 1 and 2 but I HATE Infinite and also The Last of Us sucked in my opinion except for the mind raping, thought provoking ending.

#43 Posted by Pffrbt (6565 posts) -
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Anything by Bioware.
  • The entire God of War series.
  • The entire Halo series.
  • The entire Assassin's Creed series.
  • The entire Grand Theft Auto series.
  • The entire Gears of War series.
  • The entire Call of Duty series.
  • Far Cry 3
  • Fez
  • The Last of Us
#44 Posted by Pffrbt (6565 posts) -
@MirkoS77 said:

MGS 4. I literally could not force myself to push through that abomination. I will never come to understand how such garbage garnered such high scores. It was a 7/10 at the very best.

If it's such garbage then why would you give it such a high score.

#45 Posted by MirkoS77 (7625 posts) -

@Pffrbt said:
@MirkoS77 said:

MGS 4. I literally could not force myself to push through that abomination. I will never come to understand how such garbage garnered such high scores. It was a 7/10 at the very best.

If it's such garbage then why would you give it such a high score.

Because, as all Kojima's work is, I find his games to be technically proficient. It was the story/storytelling and editing that was awful. If it had a good well told story I'd love it.

#46 Posted by Ryagan (490 posts) -

Batman: Arkham Asylum. I grew bored of it very quickly.. Also, I just couldn't get into Okami. That game always made me sleepy, and I just didn't find the story that interesting.

#47 Posted by Pffrbt (6565 posts) -

@MirkoS77 said:

@Pffrbt said:
@MirkoS77 said:

MGS 4. I literally could not force myself to push through that abomination. I will never come to understand how such garbage garnered such high scores. It was a 7/10 at the very best.

If it's such garbage then why would you give it such a high score.

Because, as all Kojima's work is, I find his games to be technically proficient. It was the story/storytelling and editing that was awful. If it had a good well told story I'd love it.

If you don't enjoy the game at all then being technically proficient is meaningless. There's no reason to score a game higher than a 1 if you don't enjoy it.

#48 Posted by MirkoS77 (7625 posts) -

@Pffrbt said:

@MirkoS77 said:

@Pffrbt said:
@MirkoS77 said:

MGS 4. I literally could not force myself to push through that abomination. I will never come to understand how such garbage garnered such high scores. It was a 7/10 at the very best.

If it's such garbage then why would you give it such a high score.

Because, as all Kojima's work is, I find his games to be technically proficient. It was the story/storytelling and editing that was awful. If it had a good well told story I'd love it.

If you don't enjoy the game at all then being technically proficient is meaningless. There's no reason to score a game higher than a 1 if you don't enjoy it.

Sure there is. Reviews should always hold some degree of objective merit. Even though reviews are the large majority subjective, there's always objective qualities within a game itself. I despise MGS 4, but I recognize its technical proficiency. Kojima and his team always make very technically impressive and well designed games, my dislike for his poor storytelling and editing skills doesn't change and is irrelevant to that fact.

#49 Posted by Pffrbt (6565 posts) -

@MirkoS77: "Reviews should always hold some degree of objective merit."
Why if the enjoyment of games is a completely subjective experience. Giving a game a score is subjective in itself. Being technically proficient may or may not even benefit a game.

"I despise MGS 4, but I recognize its technical proficiency."
What good is that technical proficiency if you despise the game.

#50 Posted by Vodoo (1757 posts) -

I absolutely hated the newest Max Payne game. It was rated pretty good but to me it just felt like Super Generic Game #4,056.