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Webby-sama

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Every Pokemon game from the fourth generation until now (and probably until forever). I keep letting myself play them, gen four was horrid, gen five wasn't as bad but it wasn't very good, and gen six is probably only better (to me) cause I like when I can play dress up with my characters. I keep letting myself waste 40-50 or how many ever hours beating the newest release but I regret the buy every time. I know when X²/Y² / X2/Y2 / Z comes out, I'll probably play it through.

I know I'm not the only one either.

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shaneoh wrote:

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I'll never understand why someone would put up with a game they genuinely dislike. :/

So they don't consider that their money has gone to waste.

While I don't hate animal crossing, I did play City Folk longer than I would have liked so that I could reach a point I could consider the game complete (Complete museum, perfect town, all house upgrades, all golden tools, all structures built, highest HRA) so that I could put it down and be satisfied that it was done.

But then you're just wasting your time, and unlike money, you can't get a refund on the hours you just wasted...

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I'm with you @CanisWolfred, I don't understand this at all... :/

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I played through Other M despite me very much not liking it.

I even played through it again on Hard mode. That 2nd playthru didn't change my opinion on matters but at least the cutscenes were mercifully skipable that time around.

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Yea, this makes no sense. If you don't like a game, don't play it - I'm sure you have other better games available for you to play. If you bought a game that you ended up not liking then accept that you've lost the money and play something fun. While you're at it - prevent it happening again by reading reviews first and by not pre-ordering video games.

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sinalefa

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I forced myself to beat Metroid Prime 2 and Majora's Mask. I tried with Jak and Daxter 2 but I got fed up and left. Indeed there is no sense in playing something you don't like, specially if you have a backlog of games you will enjoy.

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If we're talking about whole franchises/genres, I'm going to have to say that I dislike the RPG genre, for one simple reason: grinding. I understand that levelling is supposed to be there to give the game more difficulty later on which is fair enough but I hate it when I need to stop playing the game just to go beat a bunch of the same mooks over and over and over so that I'm not too underlevelled. The problem with grinding, and why it doesn't feel rewarding to me at all, is because it's not really helping you learn about the game, it's just defeating the same generic enemies over and over to get enough EXP. Something like a time trial where you replay the level over and over or a difficult game where you need to go through the levels multiple times to learn them are much more rewarding IMO... Because those actually require memorisation and precision in setting up and executing your run. Grinding enemies for EXP does not require that level of skill, just finding a source of EXP you can keep re-using. I think that it's supposed to be something to make the victory sweeter, but it just doesn't do it for me. It's turned me off from the whole genre. I haven't played many RPGs, and this is why. It's not nessicary in every RPG, and sometimes you only need to do minimal grinding, I personally just can't stand it at all anymore.

(Of course, that doesn't just apply to turn-based RPGs which you may be thinking of, it applies to basically anything with levelling that has grinding in it. Looking at you, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon and Denpa Men.)

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Lego games. Hate em. They're poorly-designed, frustrating collectathons that I dislike every moment of, yet I own... dozens of these games.

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Jaws for NES!

Got it when I was like 6 or 7 years old and it was excruciatingly frustrating.

I finally beat it as a teenager, and continue to play it every so often up until today. It's not even that fun, but its a game I always find myself going back to.

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I guess the closest I have to this is Dragon Warrior for the NES. I hated it, but I kept going at it until I beat it. I actually enjoy playing it now that I know what I'm doing...

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31. Posted:

Honestly if I dont like a game I dont play it or finish it. With what little time I have for gaming I am going to play a game that I enjoy not force myself to play a game that I dont enjoy.

I will play a game for awhile to see if it gets better but after awhile if it doesn't for whatever reason I will stop playing it and move on to something else.

I will admit I have bought games that were big disappointments but I never hated them that I felt forced to finish it. Starwars: The Force Unleashed II was one of those. I bought it cause I loved the first one and I was disappointed by II but I wanted to finish it to see if it got better, it didn't so I just traded it in. I didn't hate the game per say enough to not make me finish it.

Now like Final Fantasy VII on the other hand I hated that game and never did finish it cause I hated it. Ended up giving it to a friend of mine without finishing it when his copy got stolen. But still I would have ended up trading it in without finishing it.

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games that have only one save file, I hate them because I must lose all my save data to start over, but it's common for a game to not have more than one save file so can't exactly stop playing them for such a petty reason.

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games that have only one save file, I hate them because I must lose all my save data to start over, but it's common for a game to not have more than one save file so can't exactly stop playing them for such a petty reason.

Ditto to Pokemon I love pokemon, but only one save game is absolutely ridculious

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DiscoDriver43 wrote:

GuSilverFlame wrote:

games that have only one save file, I hate them because I must lose all my save data to start over, but it's common for a game to not have more than one save file so can't exactly stop playing them for such a petty reason.

Ditto to Pokemon I love pokemon, but only one save game is absolutely ridculious

Yep. Especially when you have another person who wants to play the game like a child or a sibling. The only solution is to buy another copy.

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Wow. I didn't think what I said was so easy to misunderstand. I tend to do that though. I don't mean, like, absolutely hating a game or franchise, but like something that you may just truly dislike about a game, yet continue to play anyways.

For example, with the Sonic the Hedgehog series every game I've played has something way too difficult for me to beat at the time of owning it. Most notably for me is Sonic Heroes and Sonic Unleashed. I loved Sonic Heroes to death and still do, but, I hated having to collect all seven Chaos Emeralds to access the final level. I still haven't completed that task to this day. Me and my cousin tried sooooo hard to succeed at getting the last Emerald, but we could not for the life of us! And yet, when it was still in my possession, I tried as hard as possible, happy as can be.

In Sonic Unleashed (PS2) the final level is Eggmankand. In my opinion, it was a great Sonic game, but that last stage made me want to crush it. I went at it for hours on end and could never get even halfway through! Looking back, I still hate the level, but it feels good to know I had a challenge.

As for my original post about COD, I'm another one of those guys who just downright hate the series. I don't like that it's so successful with yearly releases (though that's hypocritical of me because I love other things that get the same treatment). Yet while I hate it, I can help but play it. It's the only game me and my uncle can play together , on the same T.V., on his own system that isn't related to something we've played the heck out of.

I doubt this'll elaborate, but at least I can say I tried.

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36. Posted:

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Pretty much every JRPG's last segment. I just feel the need to see the ending even if it's totally predictable. Usually I find the gameplay has gotten stale by the time the game is wrapping up though, so I don't do the bonus dungeons.

Also, a lot of MMO's get me with their sunk cost thing. I'll keep playing after I stop finding it fun just because I feel like I need to get my value's worth. Yeah, I know that's stupid and it's how MMO's nab players in the first place, but still :p

I feel like this is also a good example of it.

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In that case, I would say The Wonderful 101's Kakoo Regahs, specially in Hard and 101%Hard. I know they are optional, but some of them are truly infuriating and I also hate the loading time when you have to retry them. Retrying/continuing in the main game does not trigger a loading screen, so why do kakoo Regahs?

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i hate games that are super hyped and i seem to be the only one not gettng why.

i wont name those games because im sure a lot of people would hate me then :D

cough*Titanfall*cough

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Spin the Bottle. I always wind up landing on someone next to the person I want to make out with and not the actual person I'm going for. I hate that, but I gotta keep playing.

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A game I hate is more likely to get my attention than a game I feel lukewarm about.

When I bought The Revenge of Shinobi on Virtual Console, my immediate reaction was hatred. Hatred, and confusion at how people could possibly claim it was a great game. (Thanks, Nintendo Life. 😒) I kept coming back to it, though—partly to see if later levels were better (no, they were of the same quality) and partly because I was desperate to justify spending the eight dollars. By the time I finally beat it (more than four years after I bought it), I had come around on it.

In contrast, I have just never been able to stay interested in Dragon's Curse for very long, even though it's really not a bad game. Being a TG-16 Wonder Boy game, it is basically a better version of Zelda II. And yet, I have probably spent more time playing Zelda II, despite or possibly because of how Zelda II gives me more things to hate. It's like I'm thinking, I gotta beat this jerk of a game. It's considered a classic, after all! In fact, that's exactly what I'm thinking, whether in the back or in the front of my mind.

It's not like that for every game, though. With Sonic and the Black Knight, I kept playing through the awfulness until I reached the dragon boss, at which point I quit. I haven't played the game since. A similar thing happened with The Legend of the Mystical Ninja, wherein my brother and I had to collect a pile of money in one of the boring town sections in order to progress, and then we had to collect it again when we got game over afterwards. The game just became too frustrating and, yes, boring to play at that point. (Though it might have actually been a really hard beat-'em-up section that came after that level. I forget.)

Now, if a good or well-regarded game bores me, I'll keep reminding myself that I should play it. I hardly ever do play it, though, because I would rather be passing the time with something else. This is why I haven't beaten Phantom Hourglass, Metroid: Other M, a bunch of RPGs, ZombiU, or even the sure-to-be glorious Pikmin 3. These days I just play what I want when I want. It keeps me from buying games in certain genres, since I can just go back and play some of the ones I haven't beaten yet.

As for what I do want to play, I'll play the heck out of that. I'll do things in it that I have no reason to do and which I should, by all means, not enjoy. For instance, I got every medal in Sonic Unleashed (PS3) even though there was no reward for it but an achievement. Likewise I got the S rank in Rooftop Run Day Act 2 even though it was a horrible experience, just to prove to myself that I could do it despite the nigh unplayably laggy controls in that level. My only justification is that it was, for whatever reason, the way I wanted to spend my time.

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