A Great Game You Just Can't Stand...?
Every once in a while, you come across a game that you know is great, that everyone you know says is great, that wins all sorts of well-deserved awards, and sells like mad. And yet, no matter how hard you try, you just can't get into it.
As most people know by now, that game for me is Fallout 4. Well, it's the latest top-tier title I just can't stand; it has happened to me before. I can't deal with any of the Mass Effect games, for instance, primarily because I'm not a sci-fi fan and if I want a role-playing game, I tend to go for swords 'n staffs as opposed to plasma guns and whatnot. RTS and fighting is mostly out as well, but I should add that I've always loved turn-based strategy (Heroes of Might & Magic is one of my all-time favorite franchises) and I really did put a lot of time into certain fighting titles, like Soul Calibur and DoA2: Hardcore. So, it's hardly across the board with those genres.
Of course, I tend to like a lot of the very popular IPs, like Grand Theft Auto, Assassin's Creed and Uncharted. It's really just a matter of what resonates with me and what doesn't. So, which top-quality game or series have you never managed to like? It's one of those titles where you recognize it's a great product but something about it - or maybe several things about it - just keep turning you off. It's a game that you kinda wish you'd love, just so you could stop explaining to everyone why you don't like it...
11/13/2015 Ben Dutka