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#1099471 - 02/04/17 11:38 AM Do you ever abandon a game?
nolalou Offline
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Just wondering if it's just me or has anyone abandoned playing a game? I've only done it a few times, but usually because I come across a frustratingly difficult puzzle that I cannot solve, and cannot get a saved game to pick up after that point. In some cases, games outcome depends on how you play, and using someone ease's saved game will give a different outcome. (or some games are not strictly linear, so a saved game from another player may not find you at the same point in the game).

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#1099473 - 02/04/17 11:41 AM Re: Do you ever abandon a game? [Re: nolalou]
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I never used to, but I find a lot of the newer games are not as engaging.
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#1099475 - 02/04/17 12:10 PM Re: Do you ever abandon a game? [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
Mad Offline
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A definite "yes" from me !! yes

If I get bored to tears by a game I just don't see the sense in carrying on with it rolleyes

However, if there are no restrictions to my passing it on, I will do so, if only to a charity shop, as there's always the chance someone else might thoroughly enjoy it laugh
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#1099477 - 02/04/17 12:39 PM Re: Do you ever abandon a game? [Re: Mad]
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Yes for me too. I gave up on Myst because it was just too tough for me and I really am not a big fan of first person games.
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#1099478 - 02/04/17 12:41 PM Re: Do you ever abandon a game? [Re: nolalou]
The Haze Offline
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I just posted on another thread that I abandoned "Eyes of ARA." Whenever a game becomes more work than fun (Which is not very often!) I'll quit. It's like reading 200 pages of a novel and realizing that you don't care what happens to any of the characters. I just find the next one.
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#1099483 - 02/04/17 01:24 PM Re: Do you ever abandon a game? [Re: nolalou]
judith Offline
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I abandoned "The Experiment" It was more work than fun.
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#1099489 - 02/04/17 02:01 PM Re: Do you ever abandon a game? [Re: nolalou]
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yep i have - paradise springs to mind , as well as black mirror 2.

neither game reeled me in .

paradise was glitchy ,and black mirror 2 was just too slow moving and lacked

the variety of interesting puzzles the first had.

the myst games were another - just couldn't get into the first ones.

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#1099493 - 02/04/17 03:33 PM Re: Do you ever abandon a game? [Re: nolalou]
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I've mostly only abandoned games when the computer I was playing them on stopped working. I do have one on this computer (Conspiracies) that I haven't officially given up on but I haven't been back to it for a long while. I am stuck in it and can't move forward. I've never given up on one because I just didn't like it though.

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#1099494 - 02/04/17 04:21 PM Re: Do you ever abandon a game? [Re: nolalou]
TJL Offline
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Yes, I was forced to quit playing "JazzPunk" for really strong motion sickeness.

I was also near to quit "Stacking" for the same reason but managed to play it through playing only less than 20 minute sessions during several weeks of time. Didn't have guts to play many alternative solutions though.

Also quit playing "Deadly Premonition" for poor graphics on WQHD screen and poor gamepad controller feeling.

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#1099495 - 02/04/17 05:00 PM Re: Do you ever abandon a game? [Re: Mad]
Marian Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mad
A definite "yes" from me !! yes

If I get bored to tears by a game I just don't see the sense in carrying on with it rolleyes


Me too, although I don't like doing it. These days I tend to gravitate to tried-and-true favorites, because I already know what I am getting and invariably finish them.

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#1099533 - 02/05/17 12:31 PM Re: Do you ever abandon a game? [Re: nolalou]
cybermom22 Offline
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I posted on another thread I hsve abandoned eyes of ara, frustrating and it was becoming my lifes work. after 7 hrs of accomplishing nothing, and just getting bored, I quit. I want a game I can move thru and see progress, not a game that was written for the NOT 'ordinary gamer' For anyone who is playing it - enjoy - I DIDNT.

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#1099540 - 02/05/17 01:21 PM Re: Do you ever abandon a game? [Re: oldbroad]
Mad Offline
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Originally Posted By: oldbroad
I've mostly only abandoned games when the computer I was playing them on stopped working. I do have one on this computer (Conspiracies) that I haven't officially given up on but I haven't been back to it for a long while. I am stuck in it and can't move forward. I've never given up on one because I just didn't like it though.


How can you enjoy a game if you don't like it ?? woozy
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#1099554 - 02/05/17 03:12 PM Re: Do you ever abandon a game? [Re: nolalou]
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Well Mad, I guess I haven't TOTALLY disliked any game that I've played. There were parts of games I didn't like (fighting or boring or certain puzzles or getting motion sick) but I didn't dislike the game enough to just stop playing. Instead, what I may end up doing is using a walkthrough if that will help me to get to the end of the game sooner. I don't think I said I necessarily ENJOY them though. I just like to try to finish what I start, if I can.

Regarding the games on my non-working computers that I didn't finish, some are older games that won't play on Windows 7 like Alfred Hitchcock's: The Final Cut (I'm assuming that won't play on Win 7 but never actually tried it). The others were games that were giving me motion sickness so I haven't felt the urge to start them over (but may) or will try to continue if I ever get that computer fixed. One of the games was American McGee's Alice which I was actually liking a lot but I am not good at those type of games and wouldn't have been able to get much further in it anyway.

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#1099563 - 02/05/17 04:29 PM Re: Do you ever abandon a game? [Re: nolalou]
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More times than I care to admit. When the fall of the first person adventures came, I tried to play some of the other adventures, more commonly described as 3rd person. I gave up on most of those including Grim Fandango, and Monkey Island 2 . That was at the start of my gaming hobby, and now I have a better handle on my taste in games.
Of my first person games that I didn't finish, most were due to glitches, though I never completed The Last Express nor Voyage because I just didn't like them.

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#1099572 - 02/05/17 05:37 PM Re: Do you ever abandon a game? [Re: nolalou]
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There are two games I started but didn't finish, at least not yet. I recently was playing Spycraft: The Great Game on my older iMac when my built-in disc drive died. If I can find a compatible USB drive, I will finish the game, or else I"ll load it into my new iMac and start again. I also stopped playing Pegasus Prime because I lost all my saved games when moving to a different computer. I hope to get back to that one as well. I tend to take my time when playing a game and try to savor the moments. I guess I'm just lucky that as yet I haven't played a game I didn't like. smile
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