Popular games of the past that you just couldn’t play

Discussion in 'Video Game Forum' started by 90 50, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. Gref

    Gref Scumdog Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Messages:
    3,256
    Likes Received:
    3,577
    Location:
    Gatorland FL
    Anything on the Infinity Engine. The Enhanced Editions of Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale are a bit more digestible and are fun to play with friends but I still haven't played through them.
     
    Mike likes this.
  2. empsim

    empsim Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Messages:
    2,501
    Likes Received:
    2,282
    well its an rpg. it already played a lot different when it came out.

    for me its gears of war. the whole badass theme made me cringe and combat is just sitting behind cover and waiting for the bullet sponge enemies to pop up.
     
    Bigsquid likes this.
  3. Fraz

    Fraz The Larry

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    9,372
    Likes Received:
    9,609
    Any mmo, the gameplay is always mediocre to bad.
     
    TehJesus, ObsoleteSoul and Hyperglide like this.
  4. Hyperglide

    Hyperglide Addicted to Synthahol

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2012
    Messages:
    10,386
    Likes Received:
    8,632
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Witcher 3
    Dragon Age Inquistion

    Just didnt like the mechanics or combat in both games. Clunky as fuck.

    Dragon Age Inquisition had no healing spells and the auto targeting sucks. I hate that about it. Seems petty. I might go back but it turned me off initially.

    Might revisit Witcher 3 cause everyone on this board fellates it, so I might focus more on it to get to the mid to late game.
     
    ssBaldy likes this.
  5. Rational Poster

    Rational Poster Scourge of the War Room

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2013
    Messages:
    30,364
    Likes Received:
    29,960
    I used to get so much aniexty trying to play Resident Evil 1.

    It's mostly because the controls were terrible and the inventory system triggers you constantly. "Oh I have the wrong key and now you're going to make me sit through 12 load screens to go back and get it thanks."
     
    Brodels likes this.
  6. MacDuffle

    MacDuffle Silver Belt

    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    Messages:
    13,072
    Likes Received:
    22,910
    Location:
    Aberdeen, in Exile
    played all of 5 minutes of Overwatch at my buds and wanted to kill myself
     
    chipsnbbqsauce and ssBaldy like this.
  7. DarkKnight81

    DarkKnight81 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    Messages:
    12,374
    Likes Received:
    1,752
    Half Life. Felt really sloppy, especially the platforming parts.

    Dark Souls. I've tried and I'm trying again as I just bought DS remastered. I don't want to sound like a whiny bitch but I will anyways. The combat doesn't feel hard to me, it just feels bad.
     
    Brodels likes this.
  8. 90 50

    90 50 Red Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    8,504
    Likes Received:
    7,131
    I got pretty board pretty quickly with Witcher 3, I can’t remember exactly why I stopped playing but It didn’t drag me in. My ex’s son played it through more than once though. But he was more into that type of game(dark souls is his all time favorite)
     
  9. Pupi

    Pupi SAVAGE

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Messages:
    30,138
    Likes Received:
    6,151
    Location:
    Beyond Space and Time
    Never got into Halo.
     
    chipsnbbqsauce likes this.
  10. dembonesPLUSone

    dembonesPLUSone PLUS1 CHAMPION Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2018
    Messages:
    11,807
    Likes Received:
    15,392
    Location:
    REIGNING-IEST DEFENDING-IEST AND UNDISPUTED-IEST
    Mass Effect and Fallout. I hate em both.

    It's a good thing g this forum doesnt have a neg system.
     
    chipsnbbqsauce and TheGZA like this.
  11. Plissken

    Plissken Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2005
    Messages:
    15,160
    Likes Received:
    2,188
    Location:
    New England.
    Games that try to be movies, just can't get into them because there's so little actual gameplay.
     
  12. blaseblah

    blaseblah Silver Belt

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    14,137
    Likes Received:
    15,238
    Same here, I had no idea how those games worked. You need to understand DND rolls to be able to play that game effectively. And even if you do, you can die really easily until you get a few levels.
     
    TheGZA and Mike like this.
  13. MidgardSerpent

    MidgardSerpent Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    4,536
    Likes Received:
    1,943
    Location:
    Holland
    Don't remember the specifics, but you can get 2 kinds of healing potions that you can restock at camps.
     
  14. blaseblah

    blaseblah Silver Belt

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    14,137
    Likes Received:
    15,238
    Could never get into the Resident Evil games. Don't like how the difficulty and suspense factor is based on handicapping the player by limiting how fast you can move and making ammo scarce. That's not real horror. Not being able to move while you shoot is bullshit.
     
  15. Mike

    Mike Apathetic Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    23,860
    Likes Received:
    28,942
    Location:
    A sea of human garbage
    On the very first screen after candlekeep where you get Imoen, there's an Ogre that can one shot both of you. If you don't understand ranged combat and kiting, every encounter you run into is going to kill you.
     
  16. TribalDrumz

    TribalDrumz Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2017
    Messages:
    2,675
    Likes Received:
    3,528
    Location:
    SoCal
    HALO... My friends always tried to get me to play.. I was like I'm not into jumping floating alien warfare, come join me on Call of Duty and get murked on the ground...
     
  17. treelo

    treelo Black Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    5,224
    Likes Received:
    1,194

    I kind of have feelings like this, i remember playing on the Atari 2600 back in the day, and have probably seen most of what gaming has to offer, so games these days dont really come as a surprise to me anymore, and i still visit old emulators and play the likes of Dizzy, Bomb Jack and Pang and a LOT of others.

    I also really enjoy modern games.

    The only really epic series i maybe didnt like as much as others, was Final Fantasy, its not that i dont like RPGs, i think they made it a bit niche for my liking
     
    90 50 likes this.
  18. 90 50

    90 50 Red Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    8,504
    Likes Received:
    7,131
    That submarine game on Atari was addicting as a kid
     
  19. Mike

    Mike Apathetic Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    23,860
    Likes Received:
    28,942
    Location:
    A sea of human garbage
    I can't do any Final Fantasy games after 9. The gameplay, story, and especially the characters keep getting worse and worse. Way too weeb for my liking.
     
  20. treelo

    treelo Black Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    5,224
    Likes Received:
    1,194
    My son uses that word, its not a proper word, but i agree, the 2600 has some crazy addictive games when the only option was terrible TV shows
     
    Robocok likes this.

Share This Page