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"RAGE I lost interest in after 30 minutes. It was a pathetically bland FPS with a ridiculous plot setup at the beginning that I couldn't get over how laugh out loud stupid it was. I've been in cryogenic suspension for a couple hundred years and the entire world I knew is gone. I wake up and you want me to go kill a gang of murderers that you just apparently had no problem killing that you just saved me from? "


Rage was actually one of the best FPS's of this generation I suggest you go back and finish the remaining 15 hours before you judge a game after just 30 minutes.
Edited by TechJunki - 8/27/13 at 3:13am
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Rage was actually one of the best FPS's of this generation I suggest you go back and finish the remaining 15 hours before you judge a game after just 30 minutes.

Peoples tastes are just different. I think if a game can't capture your attention, at least for 30 minutes to an hour, then it probably doesn't appeal to you as the player.

Personally, I played about an hours worth of Rage and found it boring; However, I normally do not play single player games, so it takes a lot to keep me playing.
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Peoples tastes are just different. I think if a game can't capture your attention, at least for 30 minutes to an hour, then it probably doesn't appeal to you as the player.

Personally, I played about an hours worth of Rage and found it boring; However, I normally do not play single player games, so it takes a lot to keep me playing.
I'd have to disagree with that. I've had TONS of games that I thought were boring after a mere 30 minutes, and just let it sit in my steam backlog for weeks/months/even year(s). When I started trying to clear my backlog, I'd try each game I didn't like the first time, only to find out that lots of them were actually really good and I just didn't get deep enough the first time.

A couple of examples: I thought Borderlands 2 was totally underwhelming in the first 30 minutes... I have over 200 hours in it now.
Mount and Blade Warband seemed like a crappy ripoff of Skyrim when I first started, then realized how much unique content there was in the game and put in over 150 hours.
    
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If any of you like flying games a Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron 3 would be way cool.

I only played the first one. It was on PC but we've since lost it. I'm disappointed.

So after my experience with Half-Life 2's boss battle, I left the campaign on a sour note. I come back and start Episode One. I'm stranded in a tunnel with a pistol and a flashlight that lights up a tenth the screen for thirty seconds. Then I have to survive for several minutes with dwindling ammo against hordes of zombies. Again, with a flashlight. Finally, the light is back! So have minimal ammo and unlimited respawning bugs! I don't want to solve puzzles AND have things trying to kill me! That's artificial difficulty and poor level design.
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I'd have to disagree with that. I've had TONS of games that I thought were boring after a mere 30 minutes, and just let it sit in my steam backlog for weeks/months/even year(s). When I started trying to clear my backlog, I'd try each game I didn't like the first time, only to find out that lots of them were actually really good and I just didn't get deep enough the first time.

A couple of examples: I thought Borderlands 2 was totally underwhelming in the first 30 minutes... I have over 200 hours in it now.
Mount and Blade Warband seemed like a crappy ripoff of Skyrim when I first started, then realized how much unique content there was in the game and put in over 150 hours.


I get what you were saying, but to be a rip off the game has to come out AFTER the one that was supposedly ripped off. biggrin.gif
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One should note especially after reading the last couple posts....about saturation. If you have 4 newish games that you snagged due to price drops etc. and are busy with other titles....you may backburner games you may enjoy due to having too many titles and not enough time.
I know that I personally opt to finish games I am currently playing before adding new ones into the mix. The most I can really manage is my main MMO, main FPS and at most 2 other random single player games.
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I'd have to disagree with that. I've had TONS of games that I thought were boring after a mere 30 minutes, and just let it sit in my steam backlog for weeks/months/even year(s). When I started trying to clear my backlog, I'd try each game I didn't like the first time, only to find out that lots of them were actually really good and I just didn't get deep enough the first time.

A couple of examples: I thought Borderlands 2 was totally underwhelming in the first 30 minutes... I have over 200 hours in it now.
Mount and Blade Warband seemed like a crappy ripoff of Skyrim when I first started, then realized how much unique content there was in the game and put in over 150 hours.

It depends on the individual, though. Personally (and I know I'm not the only one), if a game can't keep me interested in 30 minutes to an hour, it's not worth my time and I'll probably blow the dust off of it one day when I'm extremely bored. I've got a lot of games and I juggle between the ones that I like. I don't have a lot of time to myself, from family to work, so I don't have a whole lot of time to game, so I really need something to keep my attention otherwise I don't have time for it. It's one of the reasons I like multiplayer games. I could jump in a match, play to my hearts content, and leave whenever I want to.
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Let me put it this way. Last game I finished was Amnesia: Dark Descent and Portal 2. Any other single player game released in 2012-until_now I didn't finish. To boring.
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One should note especially after reading the last couple posts....about saturation. If you have 4 newish games that you snagged due to price drops etc. and are busy with other titles....you may backburner games you may enjoy due to having too many titles and not enough time.
I know that I personally opt to finish games I am currently playing before adding new ones into the mix. The most I can really manage is my main MMO, main FPS and at most 2 other random single player games.

I'm having a hard time juggling my glut of games atm. What an awful problem to have wink.gif
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well I would have to list all my games (52) as I have never finished a game in my life. I get bored with them or don't like them or get pissed off when I am stuck on one.
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