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I just finished Batman Arkham Asylum, I think it deserves the high reviews it got, but man I had to grit my teeth and grind that one out just to finish it. Just got bored with it so fast.

Half Life 2 was the same for me. To be fair I only recently played it and I'm enough of a graphics whore that I find it difficult to enjoy titles that look so dated.

Witcher is a title I'm finding impossible to complete. Been trying for years. But after a few hours I just cannot go on and it collects dust for months. I so want to finish it though so I can get on to Witcher 2 in time for WItcher 3's release. Don't even know why since I'm not enjoying this.
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BioShock Infinite I found to be a good game but it got boring about half way smile.gif
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BioShock Infinite I found to be a good game but it got boring about half way smile.gif

it's not a bad game, however the amount of screen shake and wild camera swings caused me such a huge headache that i simply can not finish or enjoy the game.

i hope developers realize that if PLAYING the game causes you to want to vomit AND take a headache pill, then it might not be a good thing... skyrim did not need these types of cheap tricks to sell their game...
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I keep trying to finish The Witcher so I can play Witcher 2 but it can never seem to keep my interest over other games, even ones I've already beat like XCOM.

Also, I played Deus Ex: HR - Allllllll the way to the end, then stopped without actually beating it, I don't even remember why, that might have been when I got Dark Souls which pretty much consumed my gaming life for the better part of a year. Not to say I didn't enjoy Deus Ex, I did. tongue.gif
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Braid.
Sure the gameplay mechanics were pretty cool, but the controls didn't feel very responsive (i.e. felt like a Mega Man game from the NES era).
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Congrats OP, not many people are capable of thinking that way. Most play a game, and if they don't enjoy it, it sux!! If they do enjoy it, it's a great game!!1 By the way, you should get Cinematic Mod for HL2. You probably won't be complaining about the graphics then.

DoW 2 seems like it might be great, but it just wasn't my type of game. I imagine I'd share this stance with any great RTS. System Shock 2 is another, I got zero enjoyment out of it since I find corridor shooters to be so boring. But it had some cool ideas. Also GTA V, though I'm sure I'll actually enjoy it on PC.
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Crysis 3 was honestly a bit of a let down for me. I had been changing the visual settings all the way through every level, trying to find a nice balance between decent anti aliasing and good visuals, but it just didn't work out.
I did end up beating it, but I didn't exactly enjoy it.
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DoW 2 seems like it might be great, but it just wasn't my type of game. I imagine I'd share this stance with any great RTS. System Shock 2 is another, I got zero enjoyment out of it since I find corridor shooters to be so boring. But it had some cool ideas. Also GTA V, though I'm sure I'll actually enjoy it on PC.

I had the same reaction to DoW2. I'm not sure it's an acclaimed title like Arkham Asylum, but it was well reviewed and it seemed interesting so I gave it a go. And just like you it was confirmation to me that rts just isn't my thing.
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Crysis 3 was honestly a bit of a let down for me. I had been changing the visual settings all the way through every level, trying to find a nice balance between decent anti aliasing and good visuals, but it just didn't work out.
I did end up beating it, but I didn't exactly enjoy it.

I have Crysis 1 installed but I just cannot get into it. I'm not sure this is an acclaimed title either -- I was thinkng more along the lines of Bioshock, Mass Effect, etc -- whereas Crysis seems more about game engine. I'm actually playing Rage right now which no one raved about but I am enjoying it, in a way I never could with Crysis. Dunno why.
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