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Topic   10 Best / Favorite Game(s) that You Never Actually Finished.

ENIX
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11-Aug(#1)
NO PARTICULAR ORDER NECESSARY.

For me, it has to be:

Star Ocean 4 - Loved this game, but only got to the second planet before finding out there were like 4 more and it took forever just to beat the first. I intended on finishing it but life got in the way.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Fantastic game, but my Wii caught on fire and I lost everything. I was more than halfway done, and just never found the will to pick it back up and start over.

Wild Arms - Just got to a certain point and never finished. Tried to pick it up again years later, starting over and repeated history. No good reason for this.

Cave SMHUPs - Ibara, Mushihimesama, you name it. I love them all but never do get very far.

Battletoads - I've yet to meet anyone in person who can get past those damn hoverbikes.

Friday the 13th (NES) - Have a soft spot for this one from childhood, and I've only ever met 1 person who could beat this.

Flashback - Whether Sega CD, SNES, Genesis or you name it. One of my most lifelong favorites and I could never beat this one part near the end to this day. I probably should look up a youtube or something on this, but I've always just got near that point and used a code to skip lol.

Paladin's Quest - Ok, this one I've never even powered on. Now, I've got a lot of games I'ver never powered on but never had as much of a weird connection as I do with Paladin's Quest. I've had it for years and just love the cover and art style. I don't even know if I'll hate it or not because I will probably never play it and I've had my copy since the 90s.

Xybots - I'm not sure if this counts or not, but I played it on Lynx and arcade and never got anywhere near finishing as far as I know. I'm not even sure if this ends.

Wario Land (Virtual Boy) - I adore this game, but another one where life got int he way, then sold my VB and never finished it.
Antipop
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11-Aug(#2)
This is a cool idea and right up my alley. I was notorious for getting right at the end of games as a kid and not finishing the drill. I'll get my list up soon.
dunno001
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12-Aug(#3)
This would be tough for me. I don't know how many games I've basically played up to the final boss, and then just stopped. I guess in a way it was because I didn't want the game to end, but I still just dropped it.

egg
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* 12-Aug(#4)
It's simple math. If you didn't finish a game then that means, to you, that game sucks. As it means that you evidently feel that the game wasn't worth finishing. The only exceptions are:

1) Your console stopped working, game stolen, house caught on fire, etc. Or you died in a car accident, or got married and had kids. It can be argued however that so long as you are alive and still a gamer, effort can be made toward going back and finishing that game you supposedly liked so much.

2) It's a game that cannot be finished such as Sim City series. But you still have to commit a certain amount. What amount is entirely subjective but it definitely can't just be something you played for five minutes and go "oh, neat"

3) You got stuck in the game, or something else about the game is preventing you from progressing any further in it. You're off the hook since it wasn't you that prevented yourself from doing so. In such a case it is possible to still like the game, but it's rare. But in such instances you must treat that as the entire game.

OP is mixing reasons. He lists Battletoads (impossible difficulty) and even a house fire destroyed his Wii. (Well I'll be damned!) But some of the games he listed like Wild Arms, it's obvious that the game just isn't very good, and he simply has yet to face it. "No good reason for this".. Yeah.. a complete mystery..
egg
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12-Aug(#5)
I have some of my own actually. Need for Prostreet. One of the best tuner games I played. But drift mode can go screw itself. I beat the drag, grip, and speed kings, and the final boss in 3 out of 4 disciplines. I seemed to be doing fine in the drift events for most of the game, but after a while they started to become obscene. How I tried, though. Still a great game.

Ridge Racer Unbounded was almost one. If you don't score high enough in events, you don't unlock the next one. So at certain points it was like. "Well, that's it I guess". I treated it as done and started playing something else. I ended up revisited the game a couple of times, not to try and beat it, but just to check it out or try the track editor. The game has a certain mystique to it and I felt it's just nice to be in it. But during one of these revisits I ended up beating it. Oops.
dustin11
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12-Aug(#6)
Final Fantasy 3 (AKA 6)

Chrono Trigger

Zombie Revenge (Dreamcast)

Jet Grind Radio

Perfect Dark

Mystaria (AKA Blazing Heros) (Saturn)
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
12-Aug(#7)
2 come to mind:
FF7 got to the 3rd disk but I was in college, newer systems were out and I got sick of the grind

WindWaker, got ~90% through, might have even faced Gannon a time/2 but then I got interested in collecting all the hidden stuff in each map area, I got around 75% of those and by then had moved on to other games/systems and just never went back, have meant to.

DefaultGen
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* 12-Aug(#8)
Neverwinter Nights. Got up to Act 5 of the main story at least three times, but I kept wandering off, playing custom modules, etc. And every time I got back I have to start over.

Gypsy
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12-Aug(#9)
DefaultGen wrote:
> Neverwinter Nights. Got up to Act 5 of the main story at least three times, but I
> kept wandering off, playing custom modules, etc. And every time I got back I have
> to start over.
>
>

Honestly the main story is pretty weak. NWN2 is loads better iirc.
dustin11
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12-Aug(#10)
Metroid Prime 1. I just couldn't' get into the motion controls later on in the game because they became too frustrating, but even so its one of the beset games I've ever played.
PizzaTheHutt
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* 12-Aug(#11)
I don't know if I can think of 10, but one that always bugs me is Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door on GameCube. My last save was right at the final boss but I got distracted by another game that released around that time and I never went back.

Also, Champion's Road in Super Mario 3D World. I collected everything in the game and story-wise the game is finished, and that's just the one optional level left to complete but I never feel like going back to it.

edit: Just remembered another one:
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, I'd say I got through 75% of the game but got distracted by too many other games and never went back to it and I doubt I ever will now because I think my save file was lost in a hard drive crash a couple of years ago (when I bought the game I never once played it on Wii, I played it exclusively on the Dolphin emulator because the game launched right around the time I had built my first gaming PC and I felt playing it in 1080p vs 480p was a no brainer). I was enjoying it more than most people seemed to, so I don't know why I didn't go back and finish it. I think the motion controls were a little troublesome later in the game but they weren't in the beginning or else I wouldn't have made it as far as I did.
DarkFact
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12-Aug(#12)
I'm not gonna number my list, but at the very top of it is Darksiders 2. I may never finish this game, and it's certainly not because I don't like it or can't get into it.

Super Mario 3D World: Literally on the last part of the last world, never finished.

Bangai-O: I'm rectifying this.

Dragon Quest XI: Rectifying this soon as well!

Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past. Keep getting distracted and quitting and starting over. This is like Super Metroid for me; eventually I'll get a bug up my butt and plow through it. Last year I beat Zelda and Zelda 2 on NES, two games I never thought I'd finish.

Bayonetta: Another game I was very close to finishing then never did. I'll beat this at some point.

DMC5: Might not beat it this year but it's on my list. I'm not far in.

Final Fantasy 3: Like Link to the Past, but about 75% less interested in a playthrough.

Pocky & Rocky: SO hard, but I think I can finish it soon.

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle: I need to pick this up again. The first game hit all the right spots for me, but for some reason I didn't like this one nearly as much as the first.
Slickriven
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* 12-Aug(#13)
@dustin11
Metroid Prime 1 was awesome, especially the music. Easily my favorite GC game.

Prime could also trigger a different, yet similar, list - Game series that I started and loved the first game/2, but never got around to playing others in the series.
For me that would include:
Metroid Prime - beat/loved 1, own 2 and 3, never touched 'em.

Assassin's Creed - beat and enjoyed 1, even collected all the stuff, only missed 1 achievement - purchased 2, Unity for like $2 and Syndicate, got just about all the rest between 1 and Syndicate from GwG, never touched a single one.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - beat and enjoyed the first, got some DLC for it, but didn't play that DLC. Grabbed 2 eventually, never touched.

God of War - beat 1, eventually gave 2 a shot getting over 80% through it before hitting a section I kept dying at, gave up. Own the Saga collection as well as 1-3 individually.

mcorrado
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12-Aug(#14)
Never did the "true" final boss in Octopath, not sure if that counts or not.
benstylus
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12-Aug(#15)
RPGs.

It would be shorter to make a list of the games I HAVE completed:

Final Fantasy I (GBA version)
Chrono Trigger
Skies or Arcadia
Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
The Denpa Men
Miitopia
Pander Dragon Saga
Shining Force 1, 2, 3, and CD
Phantasy Star 2 & 3
Champions of Krynn
Final Lap Twin
Vay
Frank
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12-Aug(#16)
Cave Story + - I got to the end boss, and had to stop playing for a while. I came back to it and was getting frustrated. I took too long a break and now can't get myself to restart.

Ratchet & Clank PS4 - I was probably 80%-90% done with the game, but then something else came around that I wanted to play more. I took a break and just never went back to it.

Mario & Luigi Bowser's Inside Stories - I'm pretty sure I ended up trading it away while I was still playing it. Despite picking it up countless times, I never even attempted to restart.


Bighab
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12-Aug(#17)
Shining Force 2: I've beaten Shining Force 1, CD, SF3 and Shining Force GBA but not this one. I've played it to the end and had a meh party and couldn't beat the final boss. I've restarted a few times but can't seem to stay with it to finish it.

Wizardry 5 Snes: Big Wizardry series fan. Got pretty far in this one. Had an awesome party. Loaned it to my neighbor's 12yr old kid and he deleted my save. He was crapting his pants when he gave it back to me. This was 18 years ago and I haven't fired it back up since raspberry

Dragon Force :Beautiful battle scenes! I do fairly well early on/mid game then get bogged down in a grind fest and I lose interest. I really need to beat it once.

Dark Wizard: love the hex based strategy aspect. But later on you need this item and to make this type of character to get to this area. Blah! Not sure I have the patience but I have a friend who's beaten is probably 50+ times so instead of using Gamefaqs I'll just use him instead for help.
Gypsy
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12-Aug(#18)
I loved Dragon Force but there is definitely some slogging involved.
dustin11
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13-Aug(#19)
I loved Dragon Force. There were 2 generals who you could capture and both of them could resurrect the majority of their army if they got wiped out. You could wreck a good portion of entire countries' army with those two guys alone. You could also use them to defend an important area and no one team could get past them.
whitefire
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13-Aug(#20)
This is hard because of all the re-releases.

Super Mario Bros. 2
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Quest 64
Fallout New Vegas
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Turok
Halo 5
Grand Theft Auto V

thatfootballguy
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13-Aug(#21)
I'm a sucker for RPGs, but they be long.

Shining Force II
Legend of Dragoon (made it to disc 3 before losing my memory card)
Final Fantasy III (6 in Japan)
MS Saga
Ni No Kuni
Rogue Galaxy

Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
Pikmin
Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Pokemon Y
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie

KCPenguins
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13-Aug(#22)
Ninja Gaiden 2 (NES) There was one damn jump that had a spawning enemy I could never get past.

Solomon's Key (NES) This one is tough, but a gem. I think the furthest I made it was to a stage in the low 40's .

Battletoads (NES) I can make it past the speeder bikes by either using the warp or beating the stage, but I can't get much further.

Castlevania Dracula X (SNES) Never played it until Wii U VC, no longer have the patience to beat it. Would have enjoyed it as a kid.

DBZ Tenkaichi 2 & 3 (Wii) I really enjoyed the games, but I got my ass handed to me regularly in story mode. Never made it very far.

Hollow Knight (Switch) Haven't been able to beat the boss, tried to go back and get more power ups and got stuck in a horrific platforming area. Got back to the boss sans any power ups and haven't played it much since. Love this game though.
Gypsy
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13-Aug(#23)
I don't recall drac x being too long. Played through it on pce again last year.
KCPenguins
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13-Aug(#24)
Gypsy wrote:
> I don't recall drac x being too long. Played through it on pce again last year.


Got stuck in one area, didn't have the patience to get through it.
Slickriven
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14-Aug(#25)
After KCPenguins mentioned Hollow Knight I was reminded that I didn't finish that either. But I don't think I'd call it a favorite game. I got maybe 80+% through it but just lost interest and was actually disappointed in the game, it never really grabbed me. It was simply the only game I was playing on my PC at the time so I keep going til I got bored.

Topic   10 Best / Favorite Game(s) that You Never Actually Finished.