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Which games have beaten you? :-)

Posted: Nov 4th, 2005, 20:49
by Daedalus
Simple enough! Which games have you played that have been so bad and/or difficult that they have forced you to retreat while crying or smash your face on your keyboard/controller?

Here are mine that come to mind :

Dark Reign - Impossible. Can't defeat mission 5 and the Direct X problem is enough to give one a headache. Enemies are extremely fast and your tanks and troops disintegrate in seconds before your eyes. A nightmare!

WarCraft III Expansion : The Frozen Throne - I cannot, for the life of me, defeat the final mission. Mind you, I didn't try that many times, but the game isn't even that great.

Diablo II Expansion : Lord of Destruction, all versions post 1.9d - Although I have conquered this game on versions above, it was just lucky. This is a really shit game. I would uninstall it, burn the boxes, delete the images and break the CDs if my friends weren't so fond of it for Multiplayer.

Arcanum : I tried to drop a piece of metal on the floor and ended up throwing it at the blacksmith, who attacked and killed me. What a shit game.

That's all for now!

Posted: Nov 4th, 2005, 21:06
by Daedolon
Hahaha! I love you Matt!

Albion: I just don't know what do do anymore, I'm literally been stuck in the same island for what, five years?

Little Big Adventure: I always get up to the city, but can't figure a way out / in anywhere, and the awful combat system with hard enemies doesn't help it out at all.

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver: Well, I'm not sure should this belong here. I waited for the release of the game over one and a half year. When they finally released it after many setbacks, I've finished the game since around twelve times. The interesting part is that the game game back in 1999, but I still haven't found the last spell and three parts of the health bar...

Gender Wars: I actually don't know where I got stuck.

Police Quest SWAT: I can't seem to find my way to the second mission, although I've done all the required training many times.

Kuru Kuru Kururin: Factory level three. It's insane!

Battle Isle 4: Incubation: Mission three or four. I pretty much suck at this game, although it's a good game that I'd like to be able to play more.

ICO: A room where a part of the floor raises so I "could" reach the doorway, too bad there's no way of getting to the floor at that height, even by dropping down from anywhere. It's fairly much in the beginning.

There would be a lot more where these came from, but this is everything for now.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2005, 21:17
by Daedalus
I would like to take this opportunity to say that I still can't get past level 1 in Duke Nukem Forever!

Posted: Nov 4th, 2005, 21:20
by Daedolon
Wow! I can't even get TO the first level, how did you manage it? :shock:

Posted: Nov 4th, 2005, 22:39
by Hellen
Serious Sam. Yes, I totally dislike it (though I love Painkiller). I just watched my brother playing it, killing tons of enemies in the Egyptian world, and I decided to never play this game myself. Maybe cause I’ve the bad memories of Egypt from Chasm: the Rift.

HL Cauldron addon. I got stuck in some place with the burning trucks, if I’m not mistaken.

Post Mortem. To my shame I didn’t finish it. Stuck in the alchemist’s laboratory. Puzzle with mixing ingredients.

Hitchcock. Final Cut. I don’t exactly remember where I got stuck. This game actually isn’t worth solving it.

Sims (first Sims). In the beginning it was funny. After playing it a bit I discovered that the main funny thing in this game is killing your sims locking ‘em in the closet or setting the kitchen on fire. It burns, it burns!

Posted: Nov 4th, 2005, 23:10
by Shaggy
why? serious sam is quite nice game :)

hmm. as i don't play much recently, there are very few games i give up. one of them is DROD - deadly rooms of death. this game is hard to describe. it's worth playing. in the beginning is easy and stuff, but later... to much nerves.

maybe several adventure games, because of being bored with 'em.

Posted: Nov 5th, 2005, 04:21
by Drakan
Tomb Raider. Need I say more?

Posted: Nov 5th, 2005, 10:48
by Hellen
Tomb Raider, yes. Don’t remember which one exactly. I guess, 2nd. I just got stuck in one level and was too bored to find the exit.

Jagged Alliance 2. The game itself is brilliant, one of my favorites. But it requires a hell lot of time. Besides it’s always money, money, money… Pay for the weapons, pay to your soldiers of fortune, and the silver mines don’t bring enough profit. Also the game becomes impossibly hard after you’ve discovered a one third of the map.

JA 2 Unfinished Business. It was a bit easy from every side than the original and I’ve almost beaten it. I stopped cause of some “external” technical problems.

Perfect Weapon. This game was just awful. But I’ve played it. Very old console fighting somehow ported to PC. Two main things making this game awful: impossible controlling and impossible camera angles. How do I suppose to fight if I even can’t see my character on the screen? But it had polygonal models as well. Btw, if you think Blood has bad quality cinematics, you have to see a man whose face is made of six polygons. :lol:

Posted: Nov 16th, 2005, 00:06
by SIN
Unreal Tournament on GODLIKE difficulty.......just couldnt get pass Xan

Posted: Nov 16th, 2005, 12:25
by mouth
Weird Dreams.
Can't get past that ultra hard part of the game to get to the easy part.

Posted: Nov 16th, 2005, 12:40
by Keis
Guilty Gear series: I love the games, mind you. Sometimes those "boss" powered enemies just make one insane (even on the easiest difficulty setting)...

Zone of the Enders: My friend adviced to play on Hard right from the beginning, since the game was too easy on anything easier. I chose Very Hard, and boy did I regret it... Until I got used to the game I whould die quite fast. When I finaly got used to playing, I got as far as the 4th boss... That's where I'm stuck to this day...

Super Mario Bros.: My dad keeps saying "I shouldn't have bought you that cursed Nintendo"... I think he's right. I remember playing SMB on my small 14" tv and swear my lungs out whenever I got game over. I didn't beat the game 'til I was 14-15 or something.

Nowadays I mostly don't even bother starting to play that many games since I know I'l either get bored, or don't have time to play... I wish still where 10 years old and didn't know what boredom was...

Posted: Nov 16th, 2005, 15:22
by Drakan
Okie dokie... more games sprang to mind just now.

First up is Half-Life. Not that I thought it sucked, at first anyway. I was just well... Naive back in the day and enjoyed it as I played it, despite the shitty "one way street" map design. I thought the gameplay was ok until.... that stupid big ass snake boss. The one you have to pump that rocket fuel shit to burn it - which I found out LOONG after I gave up on it back when I played the PC version(The PS2 V. was the last I played). Ok, fine, so on the ps2 V., I went through the whole thing again, went past the snake boss, and continued playing. Where did I stop? Well... I don't know what boss it was, but it was the script where some soldier was trying to blast the shit out of it with an M16, and well, I began firing on it. No blood pouring? It didn't seem to be taking damaged. Seeing how that was the case with the snake thingy, that's what I assumed, switched it off, and never went back since. ...And people hailed this as game of the year???

I mean.... what happened to just plugging a boss creature full of bullets and rockets and calling it a day? Really. I mean fucking oath, the first time I saw the snake boss, my instinct was to just blast it with my guns and grenades!!!! I had no fucking clue! :neutral:

And Diablo 2.... No way in hell can you get past the whole thing unless you're in multiplayer. At least in my case anyway. Great game though.

Manhunt as well. The level in the backyards of Starkweather's mansion was driving me beserk.

Posted: Nov 16th, 2005, 16:45
by Hellen
Oh, yeah! How could I forget Manhunt? I was never expecting such game on the GTA3 engine. Well, actually it’s okay as long as it’s a “stealth” game. When it goes to fighting it sucks.

And of course, Doom 3. Getting past the intro level was enough for me to make a conclusion. I’ve seen it all before: some space station, some mutants, phew! Besides, main thing distracting me from this game was that damn darkness. Why should it be darker than in the ------’s ass? And why won’t space marines from the 25 century attach the flashlight to the gun using such simple thing as the tape?

Posted: Nov 16th, 2005, 18:05
by Daedolon
Hellen wrote:...simple thing as the tape?
Maybe they are (read: think) too advanced for such ancient things? I never understood corridor runs, and Doom 3 wasn't an exception.

Plus, I really had to stop playing it after visiting the toilet, I couldn't stop laughing, the fire scene was just way too hilarious. I think the last bit was when I realized I was shooting at the same goddamn model for 10 minutes, repeating the same animation and sound effects constantly. People should leave that to Serious Sam or Painkiller!

Posted: Nov 17th, 2005, 02:30
by Dopefish
Drakan wrote:Okie dokie... more games sprang to mind just now.

First up is Half-Life. Not that I thought it sucked, at first anyway. I was just well... Naive back in the day and enjoyed it as I played it, despite the shitty "one way street" map design. I thought the gameplay was ok until.... that stupid big ass snake boss. The one you have to pump that rocket fuel shit to burn it - which I found out LOONG after I gave up on it back when I played the PC version(The PS2 V. was the last I played). Ok, fine, so on the ps2 V., I went through the whole thing again, went past the snake boss, and continued playing. Where did I stop? Well... I don't know what boss it was, but it was the script where some soldier was trying to blast the shit out of it with an M16, and well, I began firing on it. No blood pouring? It didn't seem to be taking damaged. Seeing how that was the case with the snake thingy, that's what I assumed, switched it off, and never went back since. ...And people hailed this as game of the year???
Didn't the snake boss (my favorite one) begin with a scientist warning you that maybe if you could turn on the rocket, you could kill it?