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Re: What's a game you don't play for a stupid reason?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:24 pm
by Matt
abbuw wrote:I am completely unable to get into System Shock 2 because the animations for the weapons and the enemies feel absurdly slow, like I'm tapping someone in the face with a wrench instead of bashing someone in the face with a wrench. Didn't have this problem in Thief or the original System Shock though.
I've always felt the same about Doom's fist...

Re: What's a game you don't play for a stupid reason?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:07 am
by Tartlman
abbuw wrote:I am completely unable to get into System Shock 2 because the animations for the weapons and the enemies feel absurdly slow, like I'm tapping someone in the face with a wrench instead of bashing someone in the face with a wrench. Didn't have this problem in Thief or the original System Shock though.


I gotta agree with you, it took me AGES to get used to how to reliably get melee hits and even longer to hit small targets like monkeys.

Re: What's a game you don't play for a stupid reason?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:05 am
by RichKiddey
Can`t go for lineage2 because my laptop is lagging in it lol

Re: What's a game you don't play for a stupid reason?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:07 am
by JacenXtreme
I don't play Left 4 Dead 1 or 2 and my stupid reason is that I don't have any close friends to play it with.

Re: What's a game you don't play for a stupid reason?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:23 am
by sinisterseed
NeonLights95 wrote:I don't play Left 4 Dead 1 or 2 and my stupid reason is that I don't have any close friends to play it with.

That's not a stupid reason at all though.

Team-based competitive games are a fucking cesspit when playing with strangers. This is just one of the many reasons I don't play MP games anymore.

Re: What's a game you don't play for a stupid reason?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:18 pm
by BunnyWithBeans
sinisterseed wrote:
NeonLights95 wrote:I don't play Left 4 Dead 1 or 2 and my stupid reason is that I don't have any close friends to play it with.

That's not a stupid reason at all though.

Team-based competitive games are a fucking cesspit when playing with strangers. This is just one of the many reasons I don't play MP games anymore.


This is precisely why I haven't even put an hour into Among Us. With people you know it can be great fun, but in every public lobby, the same thing always happens:

1) Someone leaves at the start of the match because they didn't get to be the Impostor (and there's no penalty for doing this other than making you wait for a few minutes before joining another lobby.)
2) Someone accuses another person of being the Impostor with exactly zero evidence.
3) People do the "if he isn't Impostor vote me out" thing pretty much every single round, which is dumb because you're basically just brute-forcing the game instead of actually doing work and finding clues to figure out who the Impostor is.
4) Someone hits the emergency meeting button and then takes 40 seconds to actually say why they just did it. It then takes an additional 30 seconds for everyone else to skip voting after realizing the person who called it was just doing it for an epic TikTok funny.

Not to mention that horribly unfunny community that only has three jokes that they repeat over and over and over and over and over.

Team Fortress 2 was the last multiplayer game I can say I really enjoyed with strangers. I feel like a huge hipster but if liking things that are good makes me a hipster then I guess I am.

Re: What's a game you don't play for a stupid reason?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:56 am
by CBM
mjr4077au wrote:
axredneck wrote:Final Fantasy series - because of too weird storylines.

I've never played a Final Fantasy game either, never got into role-playing games myself. I should broaden my horizons though.

I am heavily in to roleplaying... but also never played any final fantasy games... because of the story... its just to damn weird... and the monsters... shokobo? really?

sinisterseed wrote:
NeonLights95 wrote:I don't play Left 4 Dead 1 or 2 and my stupid reason is that I don't have any close friends to play it with.

That's not a stupid reason at all though.

Team-based competitive games are a fucking cesspit when playing with strangers. This is just one of the many reasons I don't play MP games anymore.


same here... thats why Im all about singleplayer experiences these days..

however.. left 4 dead can still be fun solo as well

abbuw wrote:I am completely unable to get into System Shock 2 because the animations for the weapons and the enemies feel absurdly slow, like I'm tapping someone in the face with a wrench instead of bashing someone in the face with a wrench. Didn't have this problem in Thief or the original System Shock though.

funny... :D

I played system shock 2 back in the day, because of its story... but I have never payed thief or the original system shock

Re: What's a game you don't play for a stupid reason?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:33 am
by sinisterseed
CBM wrote:same here... thats why Im all about singleplayer experiences these days..

however.. left 4 dead can still be fun solo as well

Same for me too.

It's funny really, up until 2017 or so I used to be all for multiplayer, and if a game didn't feature any kind of online play I would often skip it, or I would buy it, but skip its solo component. However, I have ultimately lost all my interest in multiplayer of any kind after I realized just how toxic this environment had become. Cheaters, assholes, idiots who report you for anything - and I do mean just that - and too much corporate greed, which eventually resulted into too much frustration for virtually no pay off, not even an insignificant sense of gratification from winning matches.

Once the fun stopped, I stopped playing them. I used to have some folks to play with, but I felt they were gradually growing weary of me because of my low skill level and I was just doing them a disservice by playing together because I couldn't live up to their standards. These games really are fun only if you have a reliable squad/friend group to play with, otherwise it's a textbook example of an exercise in futility. "How to rage and ruin your day in three steps", basically.

So now I'm all for singleplayer, and it's just so, so much better. Less stressful, and I'm playing at my own pace, however I want to play.

As of recent, I've been having a shit ton of fun with KOTOR 2 specifically, haha Force Lightning go swoosh. Funny though, since I'm not the biggest SW fan out there, but I think what I've been longing for in this universe was something less black-and-while, without the excessive Force fluff, and without the "Jedi good, Sith bad" narrative. I only play this game as Dark Side so far, because I like the DS characters you get more, and I'm a Sith propagandist anyway :twisted: . It's just too bad some elements on the DS were visibly rushed even with TSLRCM - off the top of my head, the two biggest holes for me are: Bao-Dur being meant to travel to the HK-50 factory with HK-47, but the player plays only as HK there, and Hanharr completely disappears from the game after the attack on Citadel Station. He only appears on Malachor V if playing LS, hunting down Mira for the last time, but as DS he completely vanishes from the game, and Kreia's prediction of the future does not mention him at all either.

Re: What's a game you don't play for a stupid reason?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:00 am
by JacenXtreme
sinisterseed wrote:
NeonLights95 wrote:I don't play Left 4 Dead 1 or 2 and my stupid reason is that I don't have any close friends to play it with.

That's not a stupid reason at all though.

Team-based competitive games are a fucking cesspit when playing with strangers. This is just one of the many reasons I don't play MP games anymore.


Ya know. I hardly play Multiplayer anymore. Especially in FPS games. That's a VERY good point you had there.

Here's another game I NEVER find myself playing.

(Cue the drumroll)

Doom 3. Why? Although I don't think it is as bad as everyone wants to make it out to be, it's also really awkward. I consider Doom 64: The Absolution the REAL Doom 3.

Re: What's a game you don't play for a stupid reason?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:20 am
by sinisterseed
Ya mean Doom 64 vanilla I think, since Absolution was the Doom 64 on PC before any ports surfaced ;) .

I agree with the fact that it is the true Doom 3 as well since it's also set after the events of Final Doom, chronologically speaking. And gameplay wise it's the perfect bridge between the classic Doom gameplay and the survival horror-esque experience of Doom 3.

The problem with Doom 3 is that quite often it's just... aggressively average. It's not bad, but it's also not great either. It's an interesting clunky game, but it's sorely missing that spark that both the new games and classic Doom had. It just fails to deliver. If only the Hell section was longer I'm sure it was going to be a lot easier to forgive its shortcomings, but guess what, that's the shortest part of the game, and once it's over, surprise surprise, the game gives you MORE generic tech base maps.

Re: What's a game you don't play for a stupid reason?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:34 pm
by cybie69
Doom 2016 because i can't stand the slow the game down by forcing the player to fight an X amount of demons before progressing mechanic. That and it basically plays like a half assed call of duty clone and Bethesda shoehorned an inferior version of their RPG mechanic from Fallout 4 and therefore bears the just barely function Bethesda Seal of Quality.

Re: What's a game you don't play for a stupid reason?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:59 pm
by wildweasel
cybie69 wrote:That and it basically plays like a half assed call of duty clone

"Everything I don't like must have come from Call of Duty."

Re: What's a game you don't play for a stupid reason?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:08 am
by leileilol
To be fair, that is a "stupid reason".




I'll never play System Shock remake because it's just blocky bioshock x matt hazard!!!!

Re: What's a game you don't play for a stupid reason?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:44 am
by Logan MTM
HL, cus totally sucks!

Re: What's a game you don't play for a stupid reason?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:27 am
by ramon.dexter
Mario games - partly that I don't own any nintendo console. And part for just the mario. I dunno, but I hate the character.
FF games - NO, just no. For some time, I've been a anime fan. But the ages come and I just can't wrap my head around typical japanese "lets throw everything together" attire. Also, the over-epicness of anime...just, no.