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posted ago by reject_degeneracy ago by reject_degeneracy +30 / -1

Title. I'm not really talking about stuff like Call of Duty or Madden, because honestly tons of people hate those games despite their high sales, but moreso stuff like God of War 2018 or The Last of Us 1, where they are essentially praised universally.

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TrumpWonByALandslide 12 points ago +13 / -1

I'm not a fan of either God of War 2018 or The Last of Us. I did enjoy the old GoW games and Uncharted 1-3, though.

Some others that will probably have fanboys seething:

  • Breath of the Wild
  • The Witcher 3
  • Any GTA game

Breath of the Wild suffered from its open world and lack of direction. Weapons breaking every few minutes was annoying. Puzzle dungeons didn't feel rewarding. I enjoyed most other Zelda games, though the 2D games always appealed to me more.

The Witcher 3 is bland and boring. Same large open world problem. Not a fan of the combat. Quests were okay. My opinion of the game is basically "polished generic open-world action RPG".

... you probably get the idea that I'm not a fan of open-world games, right?

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Iron_Wolf 10 points ago +11 / -1

I am a fan of open world games. Witcher 3 is in my top ten, but I can understand people not liking it. GTA V is in my top five. But I don’t need other people to like what I like.

BotW I liked upon release, but its replay value is next to zero for me. The shrines were repetitive and too numerous. No dungeons. Outside of the four main “races” and two? other small towns, the world felt completely unpopulated for how large it was. What civilization is Link saving here? I guess that’s fairly common in Zelda games, but it felt more pronounced here.

I hate everything JRPG

Why are people downvoting in a thread of this nature?

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TrumpWonByALandslide 10 points ago +12 / -2

Because somebody is a dick.

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Iron_Wolf 5 points ago +6 / -1

I’m reading an unpopular opinion thread, let’s go prove the premise.

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DrNilesCrane___ 3 points ago +4 / -1

Agree about BotW. It had so much potential. I liked on my initial play but was very disappointed in the end when there was no big twist to the storyline, there were no big multilevel dungeons, barely any towns to explore, and not even that many side quests. Compared to earlier Zeldas, it was so empty, almost like they ran out of time or something.

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Assassin47 4 points ago +4 / -0

there were no big multilevel dungeons

That's a shame. Just mentioning that brings back fond memories of those massive dungeons in Link to the Past, with their fun but not too difficult puzzles.

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NeoDragoon 2 points ago +3 / -1

How dare you not like what I like! - my best guess

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JackSharpScribe 4 points ago +4 / -0

Hard agree on BotW. I literally bought a Wii U solely for that game, waited for 3 months after launch so I could play it after the school semester, and was so damn disappointed when it turned out to be so empty. And the story is lackluster, with anime trope characters. I can't wait for the "era of BotW" to be over.

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chez_blunts 0 points ago +1 / -1

Zelda games were never about the story, but I agree with the rest of your points. One major thing (among others) I didn't like was that it didn't have any of the catchy and melodic music the series was known for. I also didn't like the RPG weapon system (One sword and a shield is all Link needs).

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JackSharpScribe 2 points ago +2 / -0

Zelda games were never about the story

I know this is true, to some extent, but as a kid who grew up with Twilight Princess and knew about Majora's Mask and OoT, I really expected BotW to have a story up to par with those three. Even Link's Awakening, which has a story consisting of ONE plot twist, has a better story than BotW.

Also I completely agree regarding the music. I got myself so hyped for BotW off of the trailer theme, which is a great piece of LoZ music, and then they had approximately 3 themes in the whole game. What a let down.

I think enough has been said about the weapon system, but yes, it's awful. I wonder what kind of retcon they'll use to make it so Link doesn't start out with the Master Sword in BotW 2.

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Assassin47 4 points ago +4 / -0

Breath of the Wild suffered from its open world and lack of direction.

This is a callback to the original Zelda though.

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America1stAndOnly 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's what a lot of people don't seem to understand. They forget what LoZ's roots actually are and that there is a huge demand for that style of game. Case in point, Dark Souls. Think about what Dark Souls is and how it plays. It's a lot like a the original LoZ, except in 3d. Those games also did great and developed a big following because people were clambering for a return to that type of game.

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MegoThor 3 points ago +3 / -0

If Witcher 3 had Shadow of War's combat and nemesis system, it would be one of the greatest games ever made.

As it is, the combat is... adequate.

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80960KA 2 points ago +2 / -0

From the gameplay videos I've seen, the most appealing thing about BoTW to me was just dicking around with some of the physics mechanics. Art style/direction looks nice, but that's pretty par for the course with Nintendo, always one of the things they've been consistently competent at with their own in-house IP.

Overall though I'm not into Zelda enough to buy a Switch just to play it. I don't dislike Zelda games I just kinda know I'm probably not gonna finish one these days. I'll play around with it on an emulator or a cheap used Switch eventually, it's not going anywhere.

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GilaMonsterous 11 points ago +11 / -0

Fortnite. Also the entire MOBA genre from what it feels like.

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TrumpWonByALandslide 4 points ago +5 / -1

Can't stand MOBAs. I miss RTS games.

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HEXEN 3 points ago +3 / -0

You and me both. Everyone gave up after SupCom FA.

You get gimmicky stuff like planetary annihilation, but nothing that has really taken the genre to the next level.

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triforce28 2 points ago +2 / -0

Love Dota. But mute everyone

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Iron_Wolf 1 point ago +2 / -1

I’ve spent a decade trying to convince my B-I-L that my sis and nephew don’t really care for these games

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Socalwackjob 10 points ago +10 / -0

Last of Us, I despise the fact that everybody calls it the game of the decade when it's just cookie cutter third person cinematic action game that every triple A companies shit out nowadays.

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clit 6 points ago +6 / -0

Ugh, that game is the worst. I spent probably 3 hours on it and literally just pressed the X button 300 times.

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Iron_Wolf 3 points ago +4 / -1

It was ok for me. The Joel Ellie relationship was cool. But there’s no way it was a game of the decade IMO. It’s another game I tried to replay and couldn’t get more than an hour into. Sold it for $10 at a yard sale last spring.

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chez_blunts -1 points ago +1 / -2

Can I ask you something seriously? Why do people, such as yourself, give a shit about the relationship between two characters in a video game that really should be about shooting zombies in the face. I mean, if there's a video game that's supposed to be an action/adventure shooter/stealth game with zombie like enemies and the thing most people talk about is the personal relationship between two of the main characters in the game rather than an awesome section of game play or an epic boss fight, is it really a good video game?

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Iron_Wolf 1 point ago +2 / -1

If all I cared about was shooting zombies in the face, I’d go to the arcade. Games have evolved and are in many cases providing entertainment for other people watching. I mean sure, if your buddy is over, play Madden or FIFA or whatever, but it’s your wife/gf/sister watching they generally don’t enjoy watching side scrollers of FPS. And those are two genres I dislike. I enjoy the interactive nature of playing in a well developed story.

But, you don’t have to like that.

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chez_blunts 1 point ago +2 / -1

How old are you?

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Iron_Wolf 1 point ago +2 / -1

In my 40s

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chez_blunts 1 point ago +2 / -1

Do you like Resident Evil 4?

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Iron_Wolf 1 point ago +2 / -1

Never played it. I spent a good bit of college drinking and my time afterwards working 80-100 hours a week and didn’t have much time to devote to gaming until the past five years or so. Some of the Wii stuff was fun with kids and grandparents. I’ve played most Zelda games. Never liked anything zombie until I played Days Gone. Maybe I’ll give RE4 a chance; I’ve watched videos of more recent games and they don’t look compelling.

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chez_blunts 0 points ago +1 / -1

Resident Evil 4 is the benchmark for all third-person single-player action games that have come after it.

Anyways, I can't make the point I wanted to make since you never played RE4.

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TrumpWonByALandslide 3 points ago +4 / -1

It was a third person cinematic action game without the action.

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chez_blunts 0 points ago +1 / -1

People were praising the Last of Us as if it were a movie rather than a video game. Do you know what I mean by that statement?

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ShreddyTinkles 9 points ago +9 / -0

The Borderlands series

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CaptainRon77 8 points ago +8 / -0

Red Dead Redemption. Spend hours following people around listening to their boring ass stories.

I’m a huge GTA fan so was really excited and paid full price for it. Couldn’t even make it to 10 hours. Every time I found a new bozo with a soapbox to cry on I hated the game more and more.

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BunnyPicnic 5 points ago +5 / -0

Rdr is fantastic for a 2010 game. Rdr2 is one of the masterpieces of this art medium. You can not like rdr because of pacing or whatever, but the world in rdr2 is incredible. Rdr2 is peak gaming, so far.

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chez_blunts 1 point ago +2 / -1

How is RDR2 peak gaming? Because of the graphics? It's boring as fuck. Video games are supposed to be fun and entertaining. RDR2 isn't.

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BunnyPicnic 1 point ago +1 / -0

Graphics, detail, immersive world. How is it boring? You can do whatever you want. You must be from a city.

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VoteCyborgTrump2040 2 points ago +3 / -1

I loved this game back when I played it, but I can totally see this perspective.

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IamM 7 points ago +7 / -0

Stardew valley and undertale. I played a bit of them and it felt like a nostalgia grab more than anything, using 8-bit graphics and emotions to distract away from terrible gameplay and a thoroughly anti-capitalist plot. Hell, the former's community center thing is literally telling the audience that if you don't support the best quality and efficiency you are evil.

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Assassin47 4 points ago +5 / -1

What gets me about Stardew Valley is that it's just a Harvest Moon clone. Sure they added tons of new features and gameplay on top of that, and obviously people wanted a new game in that style, but it's not creative or original.

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Socalwackjob 2 points ago +2 / -0

There was a reason I disliked about Stardew Valley. I wasn't too crazy into the art style but looks like fanbase sucks as well.

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IamM 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm just under the impression that the 8-bit style should be reserved for certain types of games and that it can't work with stardew. Metroid-vanias? Perfect. Old School strategy games like the room? Also perfect. Farming/dating simulator? Get better graphics.

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CisSiberianOrchestra 5 points ago +6 / -1

Back in the original XBox days, I could never get into Fable. I'd get a few hours in and then eventually stop playing out of boredom.

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TrumpWonByALandslide 11 points ago +12 / -1

You should try Fable 2. You can fight monsters, walk your dog, buy property, pet your dog, dig for treasure with your dog. I said there's a dog, right?

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America1stAndOnly 2 points ago +2 / -0

DOG!

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InfidelCastro11 5 points ago +5 / -0

CSGO is unbelievably boring

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MustafaJones 5 points ago +5 / -0

Borderlands. Everyone seems to thinks its a loveable quirky shooter but i just found the comedy grating, and gameplay repetitive. It’s the only game I’ve ever played in which shooting became a chore.

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Isolated_Patriot 2 points ago +2 / -0

The nonstop spawning of bullet sponges irritated the crap out of me with both games. And the comedy is completely miss for me as well.

Even when you have a bunch of lucky drops and can practically one shot everything, you still run out of ammo for all guns in nearly every area because they just keep spawning. And then they outlevel your lucky drops and it becomes a chore again.

They are games I want to like, but there's a lot of reasons I never finished either the first or the second, and never touched the rest.

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CantStumpTheTrump 1 point ago +1 / -0

When open world games make their enemies scale to you it infuriates me; you can never just go back someplace and stomp on shit that pissed you off earlier in the game...

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Kaarous 5 points ago +6 / -1

Crypt of the Necrodancer. I cannot stand rhythm games.

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PunchingWood 4 points ago +4 / -0

Animal Crossing.

I tried it, I don't like it. I don't even see the appeal of it. There are so many games out there that do it way better and make it way more fun. I guess it is aimed at children foremost, but a lot of adult people were talking about it as if it's a revolution in gaming or something.

Same goes with a lot of Nintendo games for me, a lot of them hardly do anything new from previous games, yet they still get praised into oblivion. While when EA releases a new FIFA they get stomped down because it's "another full price game that hardly does anything new"..

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RogueCoyote 4 points ago +4 / -0

Assassins Creed 2.

Game was like 10 hours too long of over and over again doing these borderline fetchquests of oh no these guys are burning some books or whatever go stop them. I ended up actively hating the game throughout it's entire second half and only beat it because of a sunken cost fallacy. What little important story there was felt like a massive filler episode from the story Asscreed 1 setup, a story the devs had clearly lost confidence in after they realized how inept they were at transitioning it into a modern setting.

And everyone says Ezio was great, but he felt like the type of character that would look into the camera and do the dreamworks face after some snappy comeback. Pretty sure he literally did at some point.

The only good thing was that it saved me from bothering with any more sequels. The absolute second Ubisoft stumbles upon anything successful they make sure to reduce it into a formula and stretch it over as many titles as possible.

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FromTheShadows 3 points ago +3 / -0

Seconded. This was such a boring-ass game to me. There was no challenge; the enemies are easy to sneak around, easy to stealth kill, and easy to slay in actual combat. Even crowds of enemies are a joke, considering their whole strategy is to take turns swinging at you one at a time. Now, using your parkour skills to explore the city can be fun at first, but there's nothing worth finding. Just weapons and armor that have minimal effect on your performance, and money you won't use aside from upgrading your keep, which will generate MORE money you won't use! The story wasn't exciting either even though by all rights it should have been. Somehow, they make a ninja rubbing shoulders with historical figures in Renaissance-era Italy while he fights a global conspiracy with possible links to aliens sleep-inducing.

And this is when Assassin's Creed was considered good. If I disliked the series when it was at its best, then I don't want to know how it would be when it's at its worst. But just like you, it means I could safely skip all the later AC games. And heck, Ubisoft in general.

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Huono_Velho 4 points ago +4 / -0

GTA V

I like how story is set up, character interactions are quite well written and the scant few heists are great. I don't like anything else about the game; the world in particular is boring.

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Raymond32 4 points ago +4 / -0

Read Dead Redemption 2, everyone likes that expect me. I hated this game. I stopped playing after 10 hours.

Edit: I forgot to add Astral Chain, I usually love Platinum games like Vanquish, Bayonetta and Transformers Devastation. However I was really board with Astral Chain (did beat the game though)

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Moldymaltquaffer 3 points ago +3 / -0

Fair enough. It’s a Western. The genre isn’t exactly fast-paced. (Worse, it’s four Westerns in a metaWestern. I love the genre, but by the end even I was over it.)

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Iron_Wolf 1 point ago +2 / -1

What did you dislike or hate?

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Raymond32 3 points ago +3 / -0

For Red Dead 2, it's was a slow game, the character moved like he was carrying 50 pounds on his back. The fact you can't call your horse drove me nuts. I had to take 20 minutes just to get my horse back. Also you go to a brothel and get no sex is crazy as well, that screamed of censorship.

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BunnyPicnic 1 point ago +3 / -2

Some people hate just to hate. They're literally nothing to hate about rdr2, other than online. I think most people who bought and played rdr2 knew going into the purchase whether they'd like it or not. It's pretty obvious what rdr2 was going to play like.

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America1stAndOnly 1 point ago +1 / -0

No. I played a lot of RDR1, practically getting the platinum for it. RDR2 though never managed to grip me in the way that RDR1 did. Put about 4 hours into it, still felt like everything was just dragging with it. Never went back to it.

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HEXEN 4 points ago +5 / -1

Oh man. I am the curmudgeon.

CSGO - Sucks next to source

GTAV - Middle of the games life, rockstar account required for steam.

Titanfall - Too gimmicky (3 hour story of the second one is alright.)

God of War - BOY, never finished. Kid is boring as well as the game.

Assassins Creed that isn't 1, Black Flag or Odyssey

Dark Souls games - Controls are a game of memory and gimped on purpose

Valheim - Playschool art design

Battlefield - anything beyond 3. EA is total shit. Premium package from 3 = boycott.

Batman Arkham Games - Boring beat em up in lame city.

Witcher games - First one was so boring I never bothered with others

Soldier of Fortune Payback - Probably the worst game ever

Fortnite - super gay

DOTA - super gay

Minecraft - looks like total ass

Mount and Blade Warband - Most boring game I've ever really given a shot

Metal Gear Rising Revengance - Coding overpowers control scheme

Darkest Dungeon - Roll of the dice shit with some great 2d art.

Metro 2033 - Boring FPS. Post apocalyptic worlds are drab and boring to me.

XCOM Enemy Unknown - Wanted this to replace my RTS itch. It failed horribly.

Spacehulk: Deathwing - Boring corridor shooter

Red Orchestra 2 - Graphics are too shit.

Dishonered - Boring with stupid art style and shit setting

Team Fortress 2 - Cartoon graphics would impress 2nd graders.

Wolfenstein The New Order - Gimmicky with odd FPS controls.

Company of Heroes 2 - For not concentrating on what I liked about CoH 1.

FEAR 2 - Total shit next to its progenitor.

Mass Effect 3 - Because I knew they couldn't do the characters or writing justice

STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl - Boring with no direction and no voice acting.

Mirage Arcane Warfare - Fuck Torn Banner

etc.

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HEXEN 6 points ago +6 / -0

Oh yeah, and Bioshock because everything about it was gay and everyone jerked off over it.

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MAGAnic316 4 points ago +4 / -0

Lol, take my upvote 😆

I’m one of the people who happened to enjoy those games, but the way some of the guys from my office would sit around obsessively talking about it and arguing narrative theories, even I got over it

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SoundEffects 4 points ago +4 / -0

Battlefield 4 isn't so bad

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HEXEN 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's not. You could make the argument that it's better than 3, all things considered.

EA just pissed me off too much over BF3's Premium package bullshit. People who had "Premium" got extra incentives over players who bought individual map packs. All I wanted was Armored Kill, so that's the only pack I bought. (Charging for map packs is stupid as fuck in the first place)

Anyway, my money wasn't good enough because it wasn't "Premium" money, so I had to wait a month while Premium members were getting their "Premium" private playtime on the Armored Kill maps.

EA is such a shit company.

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GibsonDawg 4 points ago +4 / -0

Lol you're the white version of old man Stinkmeaner from The Boondocks.

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HEXEN 3 points ago +3 / -0

When I was involved in multiplayer endeavors, the inside joke amongst the group I gamed with was:

"Ask HEXEN if he likes it. It's probably his favorite game."

and

"HEXEN, what do you think about this game?"

90% Answer = "Total shit."

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GibsonDawg 3 points ago +3 / -0

Well as impressive as your list was, I feel like a few in it are NOT games that everybody likes (Mass Effect 3 is almost universally reviled by fans for the ending and the first Witcher is known by most to have aged very poorly) and some are games that have an equal amount of haters (Minecraft and Fortnite). Titanfall, you'll be happy to know, is unplayable. No, I mean literally. Hackers have loaded the servers with bots and it's impossible up log on. EA won't fix it but they regularly push sales by discounting it. Satanic company. Plus you made an exception for AC Odyssey? An AAA game with an AAA price AND micro transactions. How can you be a curmudgeon AND accept that?? I think the only ones I actually would take exception to are Minecraft and Valheim. I won't count Witcher 3 since you didn't bother to play it.

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HEXEN 2 points ago +2 / -0

"Mass Effect 3 is almost universally reviled by fans for the ending..."

A lot of people will make excuses for it now though, after Bioware created multiple endings with DLC's. I already knew it was never going to match 2's prowess.

"Plus you made an exception for AC Odyssey? An AAA game with an AAA price AND micro transactions."

I went from Assassins Creed 1, to Black Flag, to Odyssey. Odyssey is actually one of only 5 games I own on the PS4, and it was only because I got it for $14.99. I haven't played in over a year, but I don't remember the micros.

I enjoyed it because of the ship to ship combat, which was my main draw to Black Flag. After doing some research, Odyssey was slated to be the best in the ship to ship medium, behind Black Flag, so that's the one I ended up grabbing.

Still waiting to see what they do for Skull & Bones.

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America1stAndOnly 2 points ago +2 / -0

Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. I take serious issue with 1 of the entries on your list and your reasoning for it. XCOM:EU. That game is fantastic. It's also a turn based strategy game. Turn-based. Why would you expect it to fill the roll of an Real-Time strategy game. Those are different genres. It's not XCOM's fault that you went into the game expecting something like Starcraft.

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HEXEN 2 points ago +2 / -0

lol I'm not retarded.

I knew the game wasn't going to be SupCom. I saw the trailers, read the reviews and watched gameplay videos. It looked fun and interesting to me, and the base building aspect looked really cool and fun to play around with.

What's never really conveyed, is that there's no real pressure to do anything, even on missions. You can just sit there for ever, debating on how to move your pitiful 5 people around the little coffin box maps. Once I had it in my hands, I found it to be one of the most boring games I've played.

I should have worded my post differently, and just said "satisfy the strategy itch". I admit XCOM is a well constructed game and showcases it's respective genre in a positive light.

I personally just found it to be boring shit, hence the thread title and hence me calling myself a curmudgeon from the beginning.

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America1stAndOnly 2 points ago +2 / -0

Okay. I just wanted a more valid reason which you gave. What you stated is also a noted issue with the original Enemy Unknown. The slow move is the best move.

Have you ever looked into Enemy Within though? It added a bunch of new features which put some time pressure on you in missions and some new enemy types which discourage players from just hanging back and spamming overwatch. They also added a bunch of new maps.

Talking to you about Enemy Unknown reminded me that when it first came out, I only considered it to be a fine game. I personally rated it as a 7/10. I played it, liked the 1st playthrough, but it became old fast after that. It was only when they managed to add all that Enemy Within stuff that the game became a 10/10 for me.

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Vulkanian 1 point ago +1 / -0

Seems like you value graphics too much.

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HEXEN 1 point ago +1 / -0

A little bit, yeah. Graphics and fidelity are higher up on my scale than on others I would imagine.

That said, I can still appreciate great art styles that aren't pushing the envelope. Darkest Dungeon has some of the best 2D charm I've ever seen, I just don't care for the title. I really can't stand low poly creations, but Deep Rock Galactic is one of my favorite titles of all time.

I can admit when something is done properly and just not for me. There's also a few exceptions to my own rules, so I'm not 100% sourpuss.

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DrNilesCrane___ 4 points ago +4 / -0

Guitar Hero and therefore Rock Band, as well. Really cool concept but I found them unenjoyable to play. Many of the inputs were opposite of what they would be on the actual instrument and were not always in time with the music.

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raven0ak 4 points ago +4 / -0

undertale, thats just active v-novel

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NeoDragoon 4 points ago +7 / -3

Dark Souls - It's not an RPG, it's an action adventure game with tacked on RPG leveling to distract you from the fact that the enemy should not be able to hit you through the god damned wall.

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80960KA 3 points ago +3 / -0

I've never played a Last of Us game. Beyond it being for a platform I didn't have I just wasn't interested in more zombie apocalypse, was well saturated on zombies as a plot device by that point.

Borderlands 2 was boring, repetitive, and obviously procedurally generated enough that I didn't want any more after finishing the main arc. I haven't touched it since like a couple weeks after it came out and I bet the twee 201X reddit approved comedy has aged like fine milk. Warframe does all the good stuff about Borderlands better.

I don't get MOBAs, just not my thing on a gameplay mechanics level.

I found Half Life 2 to be fairly boring and have no real interest in further installments.

The whole mil shooter genre, boring, just don't care even before lootdrops started to make it pay2win.

The whole battle royale genre looks like it could be fun on a mechanics level but you're pretty much going to be playing with 10 year olds.

Gacha games. You put money in and you get anime girl jpegs, mostly trash ones you already have 20 copies of. That's the game.

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DigitalFulcrum 3 points ago +3 / -0

Battle Royale game modes.

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GibsonDawg 3 points ago +3 / -0

Dragon Quest XI. The nightmare looping music, the uninspired tedious combat, the shitty voice acting and a "chosen one" story that's more bland than tofu. On top of that, Squeenix re-released it, fixing some mistakes, improving the soundtrack, added 2D pixelated sprites and original Japanese voice acting and charging $20 less than the original release because fuck those fans with a dildo chainsaw.

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TrumpWonByALandslide 3 points ago +4 / -1

I love DQXI, but I have to agree with that last point. The worst part is that PC owners don't get a free or even discounted upgrade.

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Treckooxx 2 points ago +2 / -0

I don't get how they managed to fuck up the soundtrack so bad. As for gameplay this might be peak classic turn-based rpg style combat, but they did not nail the difficulty. The hard mode is too hard and the normal mode too easy

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ProdigalPlaneswalker 1 point ago +1 / -0

First time they play the overworld music, you're riding on horseback. I'm thinking, this is a good heroic tune while riding out...

Then I get off the horse and the music doesn't change to something less hyper.

There's nothing wrong with heroic overworld music. But it needs to build up. DQXI overworld music wants to get your blood pumping right from the start. Just too jarring whenever I walk out the town gate.

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GibsonDawg 1 point ago +1 / -0

Out of left field but... If you get an opportunity, play Skies Of Arcadia. Amazing JRPG by one of the only capable females in the business. The combat music, ebbs and flows with your situation in combat. The main theme starts. You start taking care of business and you get this driving, somewhat peppy tempo and melody. Getting your ass kicked? It gets all frantic and edgy sounding. Adds bigly immersion.

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ProdigalPlaneswalker 1 point ago +1 / -0

Skies Of Arcadia

I still have the Dreamcast version in shrink wrap. Really got to grind down that backlog...

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GibsonDawg 1 point ago +1 / -0

Brings a lot of $$ these days, you lucky dog.

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PixelScout 3 points ago +3 / -0

Hollow Knight. I like tough combat and platforming, I like metroidvania exploration, but the combination of them in this game just didn't work for me. I'm going to give it another try some day.

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InfidelCastro11 3 points ago +3 / -0

Didn't stick with it my first try either

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Isolated_Patriot 3 points ago +3 / -0

It was my third try before I actually started to like it. Eventually though I got to a boss that had two mini-bosses between him and the last check point and I put it down again for irritation. Ori may be a tad bit too easy, but I like them much better.

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TheImpossible1 3 points ago +5 / -2

Last of Us 1. Dark Souls. The Witcher 3.

All overrated crap with deluded fan bases, that turned into a borderline cult by the end.

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InfidelCastro11 7 points ago +7 / -0

What's wrong with dark souls? Also, do you mean the first one specifically or the franchise

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VoteCyborgTrump2040 4 points ago +5 / -1

I can respect you not liking Dark Souls, but it's objectively not crap. There's a reason it spawned so many games trying to emulate it.

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DeplorableGerman 3 points ago +4 / -1

Any FarCry game past FarCry 2. Any Assassin's Creed game. Spunkgargleweewee like Cerl ef Derte and Berrtleferld and last but definitely least, garbage like TLoU, Uncharted, Control, Detroit: Become Human, God of War and Horizon.

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Gamerarch 3 points ago +3 / -0

Controversial, but I never saw the appeal of Half-Life 1 or 2. I never played either back in their heyday, and I can respect what they did for the industry, but going back I just thought they were boring slogs for most of the duration when compared to other FPS games I'd played.

Bonus; Star Wars Republic Commando. I didn't put that up front because I don't think it's as universally revered, but going back to that... Yeesh. You could really tell the limitation the Xbox put on the design and maps.

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Assassin47 1 point ago +1 / -0

I was going to say Half-Life, and I think for the same reason that you said: I played it years after release. I won't pretend it's not a good game and I can appreciate its relevance in gaming history, but the design elements are now cliché.

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Gamerarch 1 point ago +1 / -0

It also lacked a lot of the satisfying gunplay and enemy designs for me. I think the special operatives which cloaked and leapt around were neat, but most of the enemies were just chores to get through with a fairly underwhelming assortment of weapons.

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CaptainRon77 1 point ago +2 / -1

I’m gen-x and started gaming on wolfenstein, so half life was ground breaking at the time. There’s not a chance that game stands today and id never touch it bc it would ruin my childhood.

I’d put almost all classic games in that category. They don’t hold a candle to today’s standards and this cult of classic gamers is exactly that - a cult of clingers holding onto the past bc the memories of then are prettier than creating new ones.

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Gamerarch 4 points ago +4 / -0

I wouldn't say that a majority of classics fall into that category, but there's a selection which'll feel more obsolete. I can still play games like Super Mario, Sonic, Crash Bandicoot, etc and still really enjoy them (Hell, I even played through Wolf and Doom and loved both), just... Half-Life in particular didn't do it for me in either instalment.

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Assassin47 3 points ago +3 / -0

I actively play new games and old games and the old ones are almost always better, even the ones I've never played before. Nothing to do with nostalgia. An exception might be new indie games that go for oldschool gameplay. There's just more creativity there than in the AAA space.

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Iron_Wolf 1 point ago +2 / -1

I still play Wolfenstein and Doom once in a while. Never to completion again, but they can be fun diversions. I think I’d be more disappointed if I tried out Quake again.

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80960KA 2 points ago +2 / -0

Quake really isn't that bad, but you can feel how FPS mechanics have evolved since then. It's like driving a mid-century car. Everything is kinda there where you expect it and works how you expect it, it's not like driving some ancient Jay Leno's Garage shit, but it feels clunky and unrefined.

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HEXEN 1 point ago +1 / -0

Dark Forces is the only game from my childhood I will still sit down and play through every 2-3 years or so.

Nothing else gets revisited. I've tried. It's so tedious lol

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triforce28 3 points ago +3 / -0

Tales of Vesperia. I've played 4 tales games and just didn't care for that one even though a lot consider it one of the best. Story put me to sleep

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GibsonDawg 1 point ago +1 / -0

I felt the same way about Berseria

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KernalMustard 2 points ago +2 / -0

Symphonia was mine. I gave up 10 mins in

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SeproDep 2 points ago +2 / -0

Minecraft.

Also, Undertale.

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ACNLGal2016 2 points ago +2 / -0

Animal crossing new horizons. It's an unfinished mess packed with tons of problems. I rate it second worse of the AC games just behind ACCF.

Like... I hate ACNL a lot due to some pretty big flaws with it and consider it middle of the pack in my chart but at least at release it was a FULL game.

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Conspiracytheorist 2 points ago +2 / -0

Assassins creed games

Really, any Ubisoft games in the last 5-7 years.

They all seem like copy and paste, similar to maddens or call of duty. Slight differences but majority the same.

The people foaming at the mouth to get the latest one I just don’t understand it.

Also, I love competitive games but the older I get (34) the more I’m not much into the whole “esports” games, yet my friends that are the same age are addicted to them.

I do play League of legends on pc a couple hours a night, mostly because I’ve been playing since beta (no I haven’t tried to commit suicide) and Im generally good at it.

Just got game pass and it’s nice exploring games, then uninstalling when I see a trans or woke message in it.

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Ottoandersson 2 points ago +2 / -0

Animal crossing (switch version)

It's the first one I played. It has a cool premise of using real time mechanics to grow and make a city. But it is just too repetitive and unsatisfying to me. I loved setting up, but now just feels like a slog. It feels like I'm doing it just to complete something rather than enjoying myself.

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MR_FROG_TRUMP 2 points ago +2 / -0

Destiny. I just cannot get into it.

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Cstriker01 2 points ago +2 / -0

Unfortunately….Escape From Tarkov.

I love the game. Love watching it. Love the systems. Love the inventory management. Amazing game.

I suck, so damn bad at it. It just doesn’t click with me and I hate that. Especially as I play hard ass tactical games. Squad, Hell Let Loose, Insurgency Sandstorm, Siege (when it was good), ARMA3.

Maybe it’s my system. I could use a new processor and throw in a SSD. I love it so much and want to play it, I just can’t get it to click with me.

JRPGS are next. I’ve liked a total of two: FF7 Original, and FF Tactics on PS1. Otherwise I can’t stand them.

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chez_blunts 1 point ago +2 / -1

Tetris

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Moldymaltquaffer 1 point ago +1 / -0

FarCry 3. It was good, to a point. But that point was before you transitioned to the second island.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. I liked the puzzles, and that Norse myth was played relatively straight. The combat was meh, and there story collapsed under the weight of all the pretension well before the final act.

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CmonGubMintGibMe 1 point ago +1 / -0

Half life, Witcher 3, fallout 3 and 4 are some of the ones that come to mind....I tried to like Witcher, I really did... played about 10-12 hours, but it was just such a grind, luckily I got it on sale for like 10$

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Treckooxx 1 point ago +1 / -0

The last of us 1, Final Fantasy 12, almost all sonic games, Mario sunshine

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TNpedefosho 1 point ago +1 / -0

Uncharted series

Destiny

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Assassin47 1 point ago +1 / -0

FEAR. People will fight me on this but the amazing AI is overrated. It's a bunch of fancy tricks with map design and hundreds of voice variations to make you think the enemies are smarter than they are. For a game that leans on horror elements I don't remember being scared at any point, except possibly those invisible ninjas. The story and ending are unsatisfying.

The combat was fun I'll give it that. Outstanding map design. It's a good game but it just did nothing for me.

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reject_degeneracy [S] 3 points ago +4 / -1

No, I actually like Call of Duty. I'm just using it as an example because I knew it was going to be some people's answer, it's kind of an obvious choice

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reject_degeneracy [S] 4 points ago +5 / -1

I actually like Call of Duty

You don't like it

Oh I get it. I'm talking to a woman right now

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reject_degeneracy [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

It's not that deep, the point is people routinely hate on games like CoD, Madden, or other dude-bro games on internet forums like this, in my experience. That's why I wrote that, because I was already anticipating all the Cod answers

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