What game or series do you dislike, and why? I'm not a fan of the Bioshock series. The concept for the games is pretty cool, but there's just something about the games that bothers me. I can't quite figure out what it is that I dislike about the series, but there's just something there. :o
What Game or Series do you Dislike?
Reply by cooldude94
Dark Souls, particularly the first one. It's way buggier than I can forgive. But for the rest of the series and games in the same style I will never understand how tedium and repetition equate to "challenge". The combat isn't that difficult, engaging, or complex. If you had a traditional checkpoint system you would fly through the game. It's the pain of having to do everything back over again every time that creates the "challenge" which really ends up only being a challenge of your patience. lol. It's like "Are you patient enough to play the same 20 minute or so chunk of this level over and over until you finally get it?" I think that's pretty cringe. When I beat it I just felt duped, like I wasted my time. But to each his own I guess. lol
Reply by Shadow Bliss
Despite playing it to completion, I dislike Wolfenstein 3D. Its a game where a majority of what it does well, DOOM did better which, okay fine, outdated game is outdated, right? Well for me personally, the worst aspect not related to that is the secret areas. There are no clues as to where a secret area is and you sometimes need to know where they are to get critical items in order to beat a level. DOOM understood how to do a secret area better - you don't HAVE TO find them to beat a level and even then there are clues the game gives you to clue you into them being there (a wall texture not fitting, out of place patterns, etc.). I played Wolfenstein 3D to completion because of its history but those are serious strikes against playing it for any reason other than that.
Another one I retroactively decided I didn't like is Assassin's Creed. I played them all the time as a teenager but after going back to them however I seriously couldn't tell you why. When I got to 3, I only played for an hour and I think it was either so bad it turned me off the entire series or I realized I just didn't like the formula and that game just took away the distractions that made me enjoy the games. Either way, when I've played any of the older games since, I haven't been able to get into them and I haven't bothered with any of the follow-ups.
As far as my playing games goes, that's about as far as I'll go. Whenever there's a game I dislike, I'll usually turn it off after 5 minutes.
Reply by KiethBlackLion
I can't stand games like PUBG and Fortnite. I've tried both and frankly they've just become a breeding ground for microtransactions and unfortunately, those games have bred numerous copy cats. Even Call of Duty added Battle Royale to their lineup. I liked COD back when it focused on an actual single player story campaign (the original ones on PS2 and Xbox up through World at War).
Reply by Monster Zero
Life is strange. The writing makes my head hurt, I understand that unlikable characters have their place in media, but when the writers will constantly give you reasons to hate a character then expect you to care about them at the last second for no good reason... I just don't know what to make of it. I don't think this series would bother me as much if people didn't seem to like it so much, I have no clue how a game like this gets both a sequel and a fanbase. Won't mention gameplay considering it's nonexistant.
Reply by DeryckEleven
I’ve played a lot of stinkers in my 30+ years of gaming, but I don’t remember most of their names these days. I used to have a list of games to never rent again back when that was a regular occurrence for me.
Caveman Games on the NES is probably the worst game I’ve ever owned that cost me something. I got it via a trade for a TMNT action figure in 4th grade. Definitely got the shit end of that stick. I had a couple of games for my Apple II C that sucked, but they came with the computer from my aunt that she gave me so I could type papers for class.