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Added by Kookosbanaani on 28 Jan 2014 09:34
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Games I've dropped out at least once

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People who added this item 179 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Advance Wars - Game Boy Advance
Times dropped out: 1

Status: Unfinished

Reason: I made it to the second to final chapter but lost interest to go further. Don't get me wrong, this is a fun tactical game but at that time of the year I had lost a little interest in video games. Maybe some day I pick this game up again and finish it after a break of over three years.
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Times dropped out: 1

Status: Unfinished

Reason: Everyone who has already played this new game knows how well it parodies old school difficulty. Some of the instant deaths are so exaggeratedly cheap, for example gravitating towards the nearest pit after getting a hit (Castlevania), disappearing blocks (Mega Man), too much lethal enemies in the screen (Silver Surfer) and enemies you can't see until it's too late. Other than those, this game wasn't as hard on normal mode as I expected it to be: you get 30 lives for each stage and regular checkpoints to help you out. The real difficulty lies within the final boss which I have yet to defeat.
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Times dropped out: 2

Status: Unfinished

Reason: This game is hard as balls. You will find yourself grinding a lot in order to beat some of the nastiest bosses. And that alone can be extremely frustrating. I trained my characters for over 20 hours (two 10 hour marathons for one boss fight alone) but had to take a break between them. The second time I dropped out, I had made it to the final dungeon and one of the final boss fights but found out it was too hard for me. Guess I need to grind another 10 hours at some point.
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People who added this item 970 Average listal rating (659 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Final Fantasy VIII - PlayStation
Times dropped out: 1

Status: Finished

Reason: That time of the year I was a huge Final Fantasy fan and I simply had to play most of them in a six month marathon. The time I got to the eighth installment, I had to drop this out for a while and move forward to the ninth, simply because I couldn't access the Junction system which was way deeper than the simple and easy-accessible Materia system of FFVII. After FFIX, I returned to FFVIII and finally could beat this game after learning the very basics of the gameplay mechanisms. And I'm glad I did, since this turned out to be a very enjoyable game, although the story wasn't its strongest parts.
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People who added this item 229 Average listal rating (100 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
Fire Emblem - Game Boy Advance
Times dropped out: 1

Status: Finished

Reason: The first time I played this game I had only a little knowledge on how to make my characters gain enough experience. When I reached the second half, my characters were so weak that I had no chance on winning this game. The second time I restarted the game and used my undeveloped characters more and made them so good, that I finally beat this game.
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People who added this item 136 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
F-Zero X - Nintendo 64
Times dropped out: 1

Status: Unfinished

Reason: Another infamously difficult game. I beat the first cup in the normal mode, but the second was nearly impossible. Screw all the characters I had yet to unlock, the difficulty curve was probably too much for me.
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People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
God Hand - PlayStation 2
Times dropped out: 1

Status: Finished

Reason: This game offers you brutal, but relatively fair challenge. If you lose, you weren't good enough and that's how it should be. Regular checkpoints and save points guarantee that when you lose, you don't have to go back too far. Don't even consider to try this game if you're not ready to be ass-kicked and you will die A LOT. With patience and practice, you can master this fun beat 'em up. For the first time, I had not enough time to beat this and had to return this to my friend. Then I later decided to buy my own copy and had finally time to beat this game.
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People who added this item 143 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
Metal Gear - Famicom and NES
Times dropped out: 1

Status: Unfinished

Reason: The NES version of Metal Gear is probably the most incompetent port of the original MSX classic. No proper stealth engine, no Metal Gear as final boss, not enough ammo for special weapons, no fair challenge and no theme of Tara. I made it to one of the bosses you have to fight with a grenade launcher but lost all the ammo and couldn't find more. When I get my hands on the original one, I can finally forget this one.
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People who added this item 637 Average listal rating (497 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 0
Metal Gear Solid - PlayStation
Times dropped out: 1

Status: Finished

Reason: I played this game first on emulator, but had no idea how to switch discs with it. I just couldn't leave the gripping story line behind and decided to buy my own copy for PSX. I'm glad I did, because this turned out to be one of my favorite games of all time.
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People who added this item 191 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Rogue Galaxy - PlayStation 2
Times dropped out: 1

Status: Unfinished

Reason: This is one of those games that are best enjoyed in small pieces rather than rushing through the whole game in one month or so. An interesting game but also rather repetitive if you're not used in J-RPG's with hack and slash elements. Other than that, my personal life was very busy at the current time, so I decided to drop this game out for a while.
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Times dropped out: 1

Status: Unfinished

Reason: The first Umineko game (Episodes 1-4) was awesome, but the four following started to go downhill at the seventh episode. I've already fell of the wagon and the last two episodes are just boring and repetitive. The awesome soundtrack and the brilliant atmosphere just wasn't enough to hold my attention in this case.
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People who added this item 81 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
Viewtiful Joe - PlayStation 2
Times dropped out: 2

Status: Unfinished

Reason: This is the hardest PS2 game I've played for now (DMC3 definitely coming soon for this list). Save spots and power ups are scattered randomly which makes this both fair and unfair game when it comes to challenge. When you die, you go back. The bosses aren't as bad as the levels. That is until you reach one of the final stages, where you have to re-fight all the previous bosses with stronger attacks and bigger health bars without save breaks between them! Good luck, if you're one of the 5% chosen ones who have destined to beat this cruel game.
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List of games I've dropped out playing at least once. I mostly play through all the games I'm interested in but there are few exceptions that are so hard to beat that I've quit playing them for a while. Note that I have also included games that I've finished later on but had a break or two between the playthrough.

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