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Submitted by Pozzle 576d ago | opinion piece

Five Games I’m Horribly Ashamed Of Never Finishing

Kotaku: Piles of shame, by definition, are shameful. But while untouched games in cellophane taunt and beckon , there’s a special circle of torment reserved for the games we started, but didn’t finish. Games we enjoyed, maybe even loved, but abandoned before completion.

It’s too late now! We can’t go back. Too much time has passed… things have changed, we have changed. The world has moved on yet we — a couple of hours shy of resolution — have to live with the fact that we have left an incredible game unfinished. We’ve tarnished a holistic experience and we’re bad bad people.

I may be one of the worst offenders. With too many games and too little time, I start almost every major release yet seldom finish them. Among these hundreds, however, are a handful of games that resonate — games I am genuinely ashamed I gave up on. These are the top five. (Batman: Arkham Asylum, GameCube, PC, PS2, PS3, Shadow of the Colossus, The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Xbox 360)

XXXL   576d ago | Off topic | show | Replies(1)
sprinterboy  +   576d ago
Agree, kinda funny article, seriously you got stuck in Batman, HOW? lol. You need a new hobby or your a dash slow :)
DrRichtofen  +   576d ago
Is that Jeremy Clarkson?!
lovegames718  +   576d ago
Didnt finish GTA4 but im not ashamed. That game was an extremely boring affair!!!!
FriedGoat  +   575d ago
Yes! Too much realism made the game extremely boring. Or maybe it was the fact I can't relate to annoyingly voiced immigrants. Who knows. All I know is the physics were fun for a while, but the game was boring. Viva la San Adreas!
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omi25p  +   575d ago
Well in my opinion its the best game this gen.
M_Prime  +   575d ago
i agree, i got the key to the city achievement in this game. thats 100% completion in single player, even i think it was crazy.
Froakie  +   576d ago
Tales of Abyss on 3DS for me.I wanted to play it but it bored the snot out of me.Same with Persona 3.
Blank  +   576d ago
Hey I dont know how you stopped playing persona 3 its story is engrossing! Not that im trying to tell u what to do.... But go back and finish it the ending will leave you satisfied you did ; )
Nerdmaster  +   575d ago
I really tried to finish Tales of the Abyss, too. But I also got bored of it (the only Tales games I ever finished and really liked were Symphonia and its sequel).

The games in Persona series have a problem that they start really great, but halfway through them, I just want to finish them fast. The games are good, I'm playing 4 Golden right now, but there comes a time that I get tired of building the many S. Links and just want to see the end of the plot.
nintendoland  +   575d ago
copycat
pandehz  +   576d ago
Should make a list of 5 games Im proud of never finishing. That would make one helluva flame bait article
omi25p  +   575d ago
My top 5 games i proud of never finishing are

1. Metal Gear Solid 4
2. Borderlands 1 and 2
3. Doom BFG
4 Just Cause
5. Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker

My top 5 games i wish id never finished

1. Mass Effect 3
2. Gears of War 3
3. Uncharted 3
4. Bioshock 2
5. Assassins Creed 3.
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tubers  +   575d ago
Wow! I also never got to finish your top 5 games. Hmm..

I did finish Doom 3 years ago.. with cheats :P That game creeps me out w/o infinite health.
cleverusername  +   576d ago
I didn't finish Bioshock when I 1st played it years ago but rebought it a few weekrg ago and was hooked!!
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TheOneEyedHound  +   576d ago
Mind has to be Heavenly Sword, I got no idea what I was thinking.

Unreal Tournament 3, I got it for X-Mas/Christmas and never gave it a shot.

I felt guilt not only because I didn't play them, but because these where gifts by my mom and brothers, I never played them in front of them.
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soraalam1  +   576d ago
Mine is Journey. I started it and always meant to finish it, but I just never hopped back into it. :/
CaptainYesterday  +   575d ago
It is not possible for me to not finish a game even if I don't like it I must beat it so I can move on to the next game.
lol i'm exactly the same.... Like video games are levels in our lives lol. ugh is there something wrong with us? :(
CaptainYesterday  +   575d ago
I think it's a good thing to need to finish games how could that be a bad thing! There's definitely nothing wrong with us :)
vickers500  +   575d ago
Wish i was like that. I have so many unfinished and barely played games that just sit there as a constant reminder of how much money I've wasted. To finish all of them I'd probably have to give up new releases for at least a year, most likely more.
cpayne93  +   575d ago
Final Fantasy 7. Ive only put a half hour in the game, but ill get around to it eventually...
AnimeAvenger  +   575d ago
Same here man. I tell myself to finish it but with all the new games and little time its just hard.
Chris558  +   575d ago
Demon souls
Dark_Overlord  +   575d ago
I've beat Demon Souls twice, but have yet to get the plat (So I don't class it as finished yet) I've spent over 2 years on and off trying for that f***ing Pure Bladestone, the drop rate is a joke >:(
tubers  +   575d ago
I finished Dark Souls but not Demon's.. I really hate dealing with World Tendencies... so fickle.
Nelson M  +   575d ago
I never finished Halo 4
But never mind i aint ashamed
Y_5150  +   575d ago
Super Mario Bros and Luigi's Mansion. Both games I love but haven't been able to finish for some reason. :(
brandonb21  +   575d ago
i never finished gta 4
greatcrusader44  +   575d ago
I too never beat Metroid Prime, and its even more sad because I stopped because I couldn't beat METROID PRIME, I even got to its last stage once and something happened and never returned to it.

Same as Chrono Trigger, did every single Side quest, revived Chrono, went through the Black Fortress, got all the way to Lavos, went in his Shell, killed the Lavos inside it, but never killed him when he split up into those three things. Never finished it.
wenaldy  +   575d ago
Dead Space, too Scared yo.
LOL_WUT  +   575d ago
Fear 2 I stopped playing once I was trapped by those scary creatures that crawl up the walls.
TheOneEyedHound  +   575d ago
Skyrim is another one, I played about 250hrs in multiple accounts. Something always bugs me, one moment I want to be a Khajiti the other I want to be something else. Same goes with being a Mage,archer,swordsman, I change my mine quick. I need help.
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tubers  +   575d ago
That's how it was for me on a certain MMO from early 2000.. I kept changing jobs xD
black911  +   575d ago
Vice City
Chris558  +   575d ago
Damn
Mottsy  +   575d ago
Mine would be Kingdoms of Amalur, I wanted to love it and it may be cause i beat the piss out of skryim. But i cannot finish KoA ;'(
sdplisken  +   575d ago
im ashamed that i finished resident evil 6
Pozzle  +   573d ago
Lol. I still haven't finished RE6. :o
nintendoland  +   575d ago
I never finished San Andreas. I am now in that part where you have to have good swimming skill to play that mission. It just sounds boring to get better skill in swimming.

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