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Initial post: Apr 14, 2012 2:04:03 AM PDT
I can't believe it, but I now love Halo. All my life I was trying to close my mind up to it, but it prevailed and now I can't get enough of it. I was stubborn. But then, Halo finally won me over after seven years of non-stop baiting.

How about you guys? Any game series that you always turned up your nose at, but never gave up on you?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2012 2:08:04 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 14, 2012 2:56:54 AM PDT
P-Nasty says:
It's a video game not sodomy, why were you trying to close your mind up to it?

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 2:55:08 AM PDT
Bond Girl says:
LOL @ P-Nasty's comment!

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 2:58:10 AM PDT
I bought Vagrant Story used from EB Games back in... must have been 2001 or 2002. I popped it in first thing when I got home, played for about an hour, got bored, and swapped it out for Chrono Cross (which I bought at the same time).

It was probably a year or two afterwards that I finally tried it again and realized that it was the best game ever made.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 3:38:54 AM PDT
Alex Miller says:
Wow, P-Nasty has some massive insight....

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2012 1:06:37 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 14, 2012 1:09:24 PM PDT
What's wrong with incest?

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 1:12:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 14, 2012 5:23:45 PM PDT
DVvM says:
Oblivion was like the hardest game for me to come to terms with. If you played the game unmodded without min-maxing, it essentially becomes impossible late in the game. If you decide to min-max optimally, you can't really actually "play the game." Striking that happy medium between "questing willy nilly" and "spending an entire level training the skills that give you the stat increases you want" was tough for me.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 1:13:48 PM PDT
The Drizzle says:
bioshock. bought it three times, for some reason, i finally played through it last summer and loved it.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 1:15:08 PM PDT
Mass Effect. I bought the original on the Xbox for $15 back in like 2008, played it for awhile but then lost interest and shelved it. A year or so later I picked it back up, got to the end of the game and again just didn't finish it. Every time I wanted to go out and do sidequests I'd end up doing a quest that advanced the game forward. I was also playing as a soldier so I misssed out on all the cool abilities and had no clue how the game mechanics really worked.

Well in February this year I finally managed to sit down and get into it. Completed just about everything during my play through then instantly jumped into Mass Effect 2 and knocked that one out over the course of two weeks. When Mass Effect 3 released I picked that up and beat it as well. I have no clue why it took me so long to get into the series but now I'm a huge Mass Effect fan and wish I had played them sooner.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2012 1:20:22 PM PDT
DVvM says:
Mass Effect was a tough one, since it starts really slowly if you're the sort of person who likes to do the sidequests in an area before moving on to the major pressing issue. You could literally spend eight hours on the Citadel not shooting anything once Mass Effect starts.

It's interesting how they corrected this in the sequels. ME2: Shepard is killed, wakes up in facility, completes tutorial, gets sent to go save Veetor, now you have (limited) freedom. ME3: Earth is attacked, Shepard Completes Tutorial, gets sent to Mars to shoot badguys, now you have (limited) freedom.

I have to wonder how many more people would have been grabbed by ME1 from the beginning of Shepard is immediately sent to an engaging and extensive action sequence right after being granted Spectre status.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2012 1:25:47 PM PDT
It really wasn't the lack of action that got me disinterested in Mass Effect but rather how much information was being tossed at me and how long it took to get around. Some of the missions really bugged me on the Citadel because I was basically walking back and forth between two characters relaying messages that weren't very engaging.

I just felt like by the time I got into the action I didn't have that great of an understanding about some of the mechanics and I wanted to play it more like a straight forward shooter when the game wasn't built like that. Once I got past that Mass Effect became a great game. Playing as a soldier also sucked because many aspects of the game I was missing out on entirely.

When I almost beat it on the Xbox I was just getting annoyed trying to check out sidequests and somehow always finding my way into main quests. That and Wrex dying pretty much killed my desire to continue on though leaving Ashley for dead was pretty outstanding.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2012 1:33:05 PM PDT
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DVvM says:
Yeah, it does throw a ton of information at you to compound the problem of the lack of action. It's also weird that soldier is far and away the most popular class in each Mass Effect game, since it's really the class that adds the least to gameplay.

I'm really hoping that 15 years from now or something Bioware will put out an "extra special edition" of the Mass Effect trilogy where they extensively remake each of the three games using all of the lessons learned from each. Mass Effect with the Hammerhead instead of the Mako and ME3's combat would be great.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 1:36:33 PM PDT
At first, I thought Infamous was meh, but then I ended up liking it a whole lot as the game progressed.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2012 2:05:03 PM PDT
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Paper Tiger says:
Maybe that's why I couldn't get into Mass Effect either. I tried to play the 1st in December and was bored to tears by the Citadel. I also found the equpiment/upgrades to be confusing at first and I was slow to pick up the gameplay other than taking cover and mashing buttons to shoot. I just assumed it was because I'm so hit or miss with Sci-fi since I tend to enjoy Bioware games a great deal. Perhaps I will try again when I'm done with The Witcher 2 and Xenoblade.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 2:52:55 PM PDT
Technosapien says:
Assassins Creed: Revelations for me. At first I thought it was just like the others in the series and got bored with it pretty quickly. It took me a good 5 hours to realize that it is the best in the series. It is much better than any AC game once it gets going.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2012 3:06:06 PM PDT
Yea the soldier class really kept me from enjoying the game. When I switched over to Vanguard that was when the combat really started to connect with me. Blows me away that soldier is the most popular when it limits you the most.

The information aspect killed it for me due to not really being exposed to any of it until later in the game or getting a brief example before going back to running around.

It'll be interesting to see if Bioware ever revisits Mass Effect in the form of a total remake.

@ Paper Tiger

I highly recommend you give the game another shot because it is worth it once you clear the hurdles. Bioware created an amazing series that does what no other series does. Once you hit Mass Effect 2 the gameplay during combat starts to keep up with modern shooters. Personally I preferred the gameplay of the first and the focus on the RPG elements.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2012 4:01:04 PM PDT
Movie Monkey says:
Interesting, this is the one I have to play next after beating the others. I'll try to see if I can get through 5 hours without giving up. By the end of Brotherhood I was getting bored of the Assassins Creed universe.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 4:17:32 PM PDT
OoAK says:
I have to go with Mass Effect as well. It was a game I bought purely off of how good everybody kept telling me it was. Played for a couple of hours and didn't enjoy it very much other than the bit of RPG elements letting you somewhat carry on your own conversations. I shelved it for a couple months and one day just decided to give it another go. I deleted my save and started a fresh game with a different class and ended up enjoying it. It's pretty amazing how just using different classes can really change your whole experience during gameplay. Once I got past the first few bits and really started getting deeper into the story, I was hooked. Ended up buying Mass Effect 2 before I even finished 1 just so I could jump right in once I finished. I was happy because Mass Effect 2 puts you right into the thick of things without too much dragging in the beginning.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 10:32:34 PM PDT
Lat says:
After it came out, it took me about a good three or four years to finally admit that I liked Dead Rising. Of course this was after I had bought myself a new flat-screen HDTV so I could finally read the f**king stupid tiny text in the game...

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 10:39:06 PM PDT
Assassin's Creed 2

I was about ready to give up on that game and then it got good.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 11:08:50 PM PDT
Tony says:
I will also agree on ME, AC2 and infamous. I played each them for like 2 hours, i thought it sucked. AC2 at first feel like it has bad controls (lots of buttons overlap functions), not to mention i know nothing about AC1. ME and infamous just started really slow and uninteresting. Then i gave it another shot after a month (infamous, about 2-3 months before the release of I2) since i dont want to waste my money and they got good reviews for a reason. And all those 3 turned out to be one of my favorite IP's this gen.

My others are Dark souls first played it last november then gave it another try last january. Turned out to be what i think is one of the best this gen, it also made me feel bad for snubbing demon souls.
Also skyrim, never liked Oblivion but for some reason i really enjoyed skyrim. Got 100hrs on it since getting it a week after release date. One of the best games to really make you feel that you are the game character you are playing.

Posted on Apr 15, 2012 12:30:04 AM PDT
El Tron says:
Probably Batman: Arkham Asylum. As much as I was enjoying how cool everything was and how well they captured the spirit of the books, I couldn't help feeling that something about the game felt shallow to me. I think that once I took some time to really learn how the combat system worked, I enjoyed the game much more. It game the game a lot more depth. I think Arkham Asylum has quite a few flaws, but overall I ended up really enjoying myself. I'm looking forward to playing Arkham City. It looks a lot better than Arkham Asylum.

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 2:53:35 AM PDT
GUS GUS says:
CASTLEVANIA LOS it became one of my favorites this generation . but the first few hours weren't my favorites and it got shelved for a few months.but one day i decided to play it and it hooked me completely what an amazing game.

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 4:21:49 AM PDT
Kin-foot says:
Demon's Souls, KOTOR and Deadly Premonition. I didn't get the hype at first. Now they are my top favorite games of all time.

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 4:53:29 AM PDT
Record of Agarest War is sort of becoming this game for me right now...I keep liking it more and more.

I also wasn't too into Lost Odyssey (other than the crazy awesome opening cutscene/battle) until 4-5 hours in...Then I was hooked!
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