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Old 18-10-20, 17:55   #61
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I occasionally buy games and play them for an hour or a few hours and then never go back to them again.

Because of this thread, I was thinking what it was that turned me off for some of these.

1. Red Dead Redemption 2. The story and characters didn't grip me, and then I had to do something where I think a pack of wolves were chasing me and what I had to do felt onerous or hard.
2. God of War. I liked the world and was becoming invested in the characters and the game mechanics, and then we had to fight this little man who should have been insignificant but turned out to be boss-level and I tried a bit and then thought I'd retry another day and never did, lol.
3. Until Dawn. I've tried to get into this two times. It seems on the surface exactly my kind of thing, a bunch of young adults living out a choice based horror story. But each time I started off enthusiastic and then after listening to them talk to each other, my interest lessened and lessened. I think the characters weren't interesting enough.
4. Witcher 3. I've tried this a couple of times too and get so far and then give up. The lead character I'm not overly fond of although having watched the series on netflix, I'm more interested now. I think I don't like the vibe of it and then I sense that there's lot of learning to do with the magic and stuff, it feels like it a complex world that would require a lot of investing in.

Anyway, the conclusions I've drawn from this is 2 main things put me off games, especially when they hit together in the same game:

1. The characters or stories don't grip in some way
2. Massive difficulty spikes or a sense of having to work at something in an onerous way

If I really like the characters / stories being set up (or the world-building like in games like Bloodborne, Dark Souls) then I will pesevere with difficulty spikes and onerous systems, but the less I'm gripped, the less I'll carry on if confronted with something like that.
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Old 19-10-20, 23:12   #62
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I occasionally buy games and play them for an hour or a few hours and then never go back to them again.

Because of this thread, I was thinking what it was that turned me off for some of these.

1. Red Dead Redemption 2. The story and characters didn't grip me, and then I had to do something where I think a pack of wolves were chasing me and what I had to do felt onerous or hard.
That's a darn shame, the characters get really interesting a couple hours in! But if you're not crazy about the gameplay, chances are you won't warm up to it.
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That's a darn shame, the characters get really interesting a couple hours in! But if you're not crazy about the gameplay, chances are you won't warm up to it.
I keep thinking I'll give it another go so maybe I will and then really get into it.

When I first played TLOU1 I got bored about an hour in and put it down and didn't play it for over a year. Now it's one of my most favourite games of all time. The same could happen with RDR2, if I ever go back to it.
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