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Topic   Classic games you regret never playing or finishing

Staraang
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19-Sep(#1)
Final Fantasy 3 SNES is the one that got away for me. Life just always got in the way and I never got around to really playing it. I have it on my SNES Classic console and I keep telling myself I'm going to play it but between family and work it's pretty hard to set aside time to play it.

How about you guys? Any games you've been wanting to play but never got around to? You can include games that you started but never finished. Bioshock, Alundra, SW: KOTOR, and Final Fantasy 2 are examples that I got pretty far in and then never got around to completing and now regret it.
tommy1212
Triple Gold Good Trader
19-Sep(#2)
Chrono Cross- bought the remaster on Switch but still haven't played it, played it on PSOne for about 10 hours and life got in the way
Skyrim- still haven't finished it
Mario Galaxy 1&2
Earthbound- played about 4 hrs. and couldn't get into it
Final Fantasy 3- most I've put in to it is about 10 hrs. and just never went back to it
Otaku100
Gold Good Trader
19-Sep(#3)
Digimon World 2 - I think I got around 30 hours in and got burnt out on it. I tried to go back to it later, but couldn't remember what I was doing.

Dragon Quest VI - Pretty much same as above; I think I even put around 30 hours into this game as well.

Magical School Lunar - Don't remember how far into this I got, but I really wish I had finished it; I think the extremely high encounter rate got to me at the time.

Parasite Eve 2 - Not entirely my fault, as I got the game used, and the second disc wouldn't run. I didn't really enjoy the game, but I would have still liked to have finished it.

Rondo of Swords - I really have no idea why I didn't push through to the end of this, as I think I quit on the final chapter.

I'm sure there's more, but this is all I can think of right now.
GamersLyf
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20-Sep(#4)
Just throw a dart at my collection list. I'm trying to play them all but damn...
DrizzDrizzDrizz
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20-Sep(#5)
#noragrets in general but a ton of series I somehow never managed to get into fully despite recognizing their value:
Zelda, Metroid, Castlevania, Mega Man, Resident evil (to an extent since i did beat multiple games) come to mind immediately

Parasite Eve 2 i started but didnt push through, I love the original and beat it multiple times so would have wanted to continue the story

Silent Hill, Syphon Filter, Splinter Cell come to mind from ps1/ps2 era
Souls games from ps3+

Gypsy
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20-Sep(#6)
Honestly can't think of any. I made a big effort from 2018-21 to play most of the old jrpgs I hadn't finished or started yet. Knocked out a ton of them in this span things like Chrono Trigger, FF 4/6/9, Xenogears, Star Ocean Second Story, Suikoden, Secret of Mana etc
Scott
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20-Sep(#7)
Good topic!

Mega Man - I've never beaten a single Mega Man game. I was familiar with the games growing up, but we never owned any of them, nor did any of my friends. It wasn't until my 20s when I finally picked up a couple of the Mega Man games for NES. I've tried playing them a couple different times over the years, but can't get into them enough to push through the difficulty. It's weird, because I like challenging platformers, so Mega Man should be right up my alley.

SNES RPGs - I played several, but there are a lot I've never played, and I fear they wouldn't hold up nearly as well now. Breath of Fire (did beat Breath of Fire II), Earthbound, Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, Final Fantasy V, Lufia & the Fortress of Doom (did beat Lufia II), Soul Blazer and Terranigma (did beat Illusion of Gaia). There are probably a few more but those are the main ones.

Banjo-Tooie - Played Banjo-Kazooie and loved it, received this one as a gift but never got around to playing it as a kid. Finally tried to start it up about a year ago after re-playing Banjo-Kazooie but couldn't get into it.

Metroid Prime Trilogy - I tried the first one once but couldn't get into it. I wish I had stuck with it longer though, I didn't give it too much of a chance.

Kingdom Hearts - They seem like fun games, but I'm just so far behind at this point, plus I fear the earlier ones won't hold up very well.

Pokemon - This one isn't exactly the same. I played Red/Blue and Gold/Silver when they came out, then just stopped. Over the last few years I've finally been going back and playing the generations I've missed. I've enjoyed it for the most part, but it's just not the same. I wish I had played them when they were new, and been able to devote more time to each one instead of just rushing through.
Gypsy
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20-Sep(#8)
Scott wrote:
>
>
> SNES RPGs - I played several, but there are a lot I've never played, and I fear they
> wouldn't hold up nearly as well now. Breath of Fire (did beat Breath of Fire II),
> Earthbound, Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, Final Fantasy V, Lufia & the Fortress of
> Doom (did beat Lufia II), Soul Blazer and Terranigma (did beat Illusion of Gaia).
> There are probably a few more but those are the main ones.
>

JMO having played these (did not finish some)...

Breath of Fire 1 is bad to very bad, not missing much. Honestly when a SNES cart that's an English release JRPG is still $30-35 in 2022 you do have to wonder why. 2 is the only game in this series I really enjoyed.

Earthbound is one of the most overrated games I've ever played and I never got very far before getting bored.

Mystic Quest is very boring to me. Paint by numbers and very easy.

FFV is worth a go, I wish it was rereleased as much as the others.

You definitely played the much better of the Lufia games already. The first one is "fine" not amazing.

Soul Blazer is okay. Objectively fine but for some reason it wasn't pulling me in.
nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
20-Sep(#9)
Gypsy wrote:
>FFV is worth a go, I wish it was rereleased as much as the others.
I had a lot of fun with FFV. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Staraang
Triple Gold Good Trader
20-Sep(#10)
Super Metroid is another one that I never got around to playing but wish I did. Also got pretty far in Shining Force 2 but never finished it.
Staraang
Triple Gold Good Trader
20-Sep(#11)
Gypsy wrote:
> Honestly can't think of any. I made a big effort from 2018-21 to play most of the
> old jrpgs I hadn't finished or started yet. Knocked out a ton of them in this span
> things like Chrono Trigger, FF 4/6/9, Xenogears, Star Ocean Second Story, Suikoden,
> Secret of Mana etc

You must've had a ton of time to kill all those. I'm envious.

Scott wrote:
> Good topic!
>
> Mega Man - I've never beaten a single Mega Man game. I was familiar with the games
> growing up, but we never owned any of them, nor did any of my friends. It wasn't
> until my 20s when I finally picked up a couple of the Mega Man games for NES. I've
> tried playing them a couple different times over the years, but can't get into them
> enough to push through the difficulty. It's weird, because I like challenging platformers,
> so Mega Man should be right up my alley.

You and me both, brother. Mega Man was such a huge franchise and frankly just such a cool character. I tried hard to get into it but the difficulty was too great for me, especially the bosses, which led to my giving up since I wasn't motivated enough to keep trying.

>
> SNES RPGs - I played several, but there are a lot I've never played, and I fear they
> wouldn't hold up nearly as well now. Breath of Fire (did beat Breath of Fire II),
> Earthbound, Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, Final Fantasy V, Lufia & the Fortress of
> Doom (did beat Lufia II), Soul Blazer and Terranigma (did beat Illusion of Gaia).
> There are probably a few more but those are the main ones.

I think this is sort of the common thread here. I bet SNES/SFC RPGs are what people feel they missed out on most. There are so many good ones but they're so time-consuming you're just bound to miss out on some of them. I don't think anyone's mentioned it yet but Super Mario RPG is another one I never really played.


> Kingdom Hearts - They seem like fun games, but I'm just so far behind at this point,
> plus I fear the earlier ones won't hold up very well.

I wanted to try these too.

>
> Pokemon - This one isn't exactly the same. I played Red/Blue and Gold/Silver when
> they came out, then just stopped. Over the last few years I've finally been going
> back and playing the generations I've missed. I've enjoyed it for the most part,
> but it's just not the same. I wish I had played them when they were new, and been
> able to devote more time to each one instead of just rushing through.

Ha, this is one that's a bit after my time. I know tons of people here are into Pokemon and get nostalgic about it. I never got into Pokemon so I guess I don't know what I'm missing.
Staraang
Triple Gold Good Trader
20-Sep(#12)
DrizzDrizzDrizz wrote:
> #noragrets in general but a ton of series I somehow never managed to get into fully
> despite recognizing their value:
> Zelda, Metroid, Castlevania, Mega Man, Resident evil (to an extent since i did beat
> multiple games) come to mind immediately
>
> Parasite Eve 2 i started but didnt push through, I love the original and beat it
> multiple times so would have wanted to continue the story
>
> Silent Hill, Syphon Filter, Splinter Cell come to mind from ps1/ps2 era
> Souls games from ps3+
>
>

Syphon Filter and Splinter Cell seemed cool. Never played those either.

Resident Evil - only played the original and couldn't get past the clunky controls so never returned to the series after that. Also not a huge fan of survival horror.

Forgot about Castlevania. Only ever played Castlevania 2 and got fairly far into it but never finished it. Haven't played any others.

Parasite Eve is another one I had a passing interest in but never played.
Staraang
Triple Gold Good Trader
20-Sep(#13)
Oh, I also always wanted to play the 16-bit Front Mission games. I beat Front Mission 3 for PS1 and loved it.
Scott
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20-Sep(#14)
Gypsy wrote:
> JMO having played these (did not finish some)...

I appreciate the insight! I'll probably keep them on my to-play list for now, but who knows if I'll ever actually get around to them.

> Breath of Fire 1 is bad to very bad, not missing much. Honestly when a SNES cart
> that's an English release JRPG is still $30-35 in 2022 you do have to wonder why.
> 2 is the only game in this series I really enjoyed.

What's so different about BoF1 vs BoF2?

> Earthbound is one of the most overrated games I've ever played and I never got very
> far before getting bored.

I've felt like I probably won't enjoy Earthbound very much, but I at least want to give it a chance since it's such a popular game.

> Mystic Quest is very boring to me. Paint by numbers and very easy.

I don't mind my RPGs being a little on the easier side, I'm not particularly good at them lol

> FFV is worth a go, I wish it was rereleased as much as the others.

I started it once a long time ago but didn't get very far. I remember not liking how it just kind of threw you into the game with a full party and no real backstory on any of the characters or anything. Does that come along later? I also didn't like that it used a job/class system where you could pick any job you wanted for each character. I much prefer how in FFIV/VI each character has a pre-assigned job.


Scott
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20-Sep(#15)
Staraang wrote:
> Super Metroid is another one that I never got around to playing but wish I did.

I had played just a little bit of it a couple different times, but finally played and beat the entire game for the first time about 3 years ago and it still held up pretty great. Without the nostalgia though, I don't think it's hands-down the best Metroid game like so many of it's fans do. It's still really good though.
Scott
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20-Sep(#16)
Staraang wrote:
>> SNES RPGs - I played several, but there are a lot I've never played, and I fear
> they
>> wouldn't hold up nearly as well now. Breath of Fire (did beat Breath of Fire II),
>> Earthbound, Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, Final Fantasy V, Lufia & the Fortress
> of
>> Doom (did beat Lufia II), Soul Blazer and Terranigma (did beat Illusion of Gaia).
>> There are probably a few more but those are the main ones.
>
> I think this is sort of the common thread here. I bet SNES/SFC RPGs are what people
> feel they missed out on most. There are so many good ones but they're so time-consuming
> you're just bound to miss out on some of them. I don't think anyone's mentioned it
> yet but Super Mario RPG is another one I never really played.

I actually did beat that one, although I'm not a huge fan.
Cevil
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20-Sep(#17)
I need to go back and give Super Mario Galaxy another try. I never had a Wii and the subpar control scheme on the switch made me give up on it.
Scott
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20-Sep(#18)
Cevil wrote:
> I need to go back and give Super Mario Galaxy another try. I never had a Wii and
> the subpar control scheme on the switch made me give up on it.

The first time I tried Galaxy I couldn't get into it, but I gave it another chance a few years later and ended up loving it. I played it on the Wii though, I'm not familiar with the control scheme on the Switch version.
nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
* 20-Sep(#19)
Every once in awhile I think about playing Earthbound. I skipped that one.

And Wind Waker, specifically the Nintendo GameCube one. I started it, but couldn't seem to get used to the inverted controls. Felt counterintuitive.

But gaming isn't meant to be forced. If you have to convince yourself that you're enjoying a game, you're not doing it right. So although I've heard great things about Wind Waker, and do enjoy the art style that Wind Waker used, I'm not going to force it. Maybe I'll give it another go sometime, save it for a rainy day.
Scott
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20-Sep(#20)
@nonamesleft In Wind Waker HD you can change it to non-inverted.
Staraang
Triple Gold Good Trader
20-Sep(#21)
I'm only interested in Earthbound because of all the hype. I don't remember it even being on my radar back in the old days.
theyrhere
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20-Sep(#22)
Oh man, a lot. Mostly Persona 2. I just cannot get into it enough even though I do enjoy basically everything about it.
nonamesleft
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20-Sep(#23)
Scott wrote:
> @nonamesleft In Wind Waker HD you can change it to non-inverted.
:) Thanks. Good to know. I may have mentioned the following before, but I don't get what Nintendo was thinking with the inverted controls. It's not like they'd make an oversight like that. What was the purpose?
SupremeSarna
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20-Sep(#24)
I played 40 hours into Fire Emblem: Three Houses in 2019, but I have no intention of ever picking it back up. The school year started and I was playing Persona 5 at the time, with plans to play Luigi's Mansion 3 a month later, and so I gave up on Three Houses. The school setting in this medieval war RPG bored me senseless, and I was totally unengaged with Dimitri's story. I also picked a setting that was much too easy with no way to change it. So it's not a regret, but I notable one I still haven't finished after all these years.

Scott wrote:
> Banjo-Tooie - Played Banjo-Kazooie and loved it, received this one as a gift but
> never got around to playing it as a kid. Finally tried to start it up about a year
> ago after re-playing Banjo-Kazooie but couldn't get into it.

I'll always say world 1 sets a bad first impression in BT, with world 3 being one of the game's highlights. Should you ever return, I'd suggest getting enough Jiggies to open world 3 (Witchyworld) and playing that immediately. I also highly recommend watching this video if the backtracking is getting you down. It's a guide for how to play through the game doing no (or in some cases, little) backtracking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4X8Cs-DiNs

SupremeSarna
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20-Sep(#25)
nonamesleft wrote:
> Scott wrote:
>> @nonamesleft In Wind Waker HD you can change it to non-inverted.
> :) Thanks. Good to know. I may have mentioned the following before, but I don't get
> what Nintendo was thinking with the inverted controls. It's not like they'd make
> an oversight like that. What was the purpose?

It took me way too long to realize that you can set objects down without chucking them at full strength. That made switch-pressing puzzles way more cumbersome than they needed to be. Especially with the fire centipede in the Dragon Roost dungeon.

Simon_Belmont
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20-Sep(#26)
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Gypsy
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* 20-Sep(#27)
Staraang wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> Honestly can't think of any. I made a big effort from 2018-21 to play most of
> the
>> old jrpgs I hadn't finished or started yet. Knocked out a ton of them in this
> span
>> things like Chrono Trigger, FF 4/6/9, Xenogears, Star Ocean Second Story, Suikoden,
>> Secret of Mana etc
>
> You must've had a ton of time to kill all those. I'm envious.
>

Most actually were not that long. Xenogears was the longest by a fair bit. Many were under 40 hours.

Scott wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> JMO having played these (did not finish some)...
>
> I appreciate the insight! I'll probably keep them on my to-play list for now, but
> who knows if I'll ever actually get around to them.
>
>> Breath of Fire 1 is bad to very bad, not missing much. Honestly when a SNES cart
>> that's an English release JRPG is still $30-35 in 2022 you do have to wonder why.
>> 2 is the only game in this series I really enjoyed.
>
> What's so different about BoF1 vs BoF2?
>

BoF 1 has a horrible "gimmick" with the bosses. I won't spoil it just in case. That's the biggest issue for sure, though there was some really obnoxious back tracking as well. ETA: It's also grindy in a bad way, not the best designed game imo.

Scott wrote:
>> Earthbound is one of the most overrated games I've ever played and I never got
> very
>> far before getting bored.
>
> I've felt like I probably won't enjoy Earthbound very much, but I at least want to
> give it a chance since it's such a popular game.
>
>> Mystic Quest is very boring to me. Paint by numbers and very easy.
>
> I don't mind my RPGs being a little on the easier side, I'm not particularly good
> at them lol
>
>> FFV is worth a go, I wish it was rereleased as much as the others.
>
> I started it once a long time ago but didn't get very far. I remember not liking
> how it just kind of threw you into the game with a full party and no real backstory
> on any of the characters or anything. Does that come along later? I also didn't like
> that it used a job/class system where you could pick any job you wanted for each
> character. I much prefer how in FFIV/VI each character has a pre-assigned job.
>
>
>

Yeah if you've never tried EB it's certainly worth a go to see if you enjoy it.

You definitely might like Mystic Quest then. Zero challenge was my main complaint.

I'd say story was a weak point for FFV.
Frank
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20-Sep(#28)
The Legend of Zelda - Have played multiple times but never actually beaten it, and would like to someday.
Zelda II - Same as Zelda 1. Someday...
Metroid - After completing Zero Mission, I don't really have the desire to ever fully play through the original sadly.
Staraang
Triple Gold Good Trader
20-Sep(#29)
Frank wrote:
> The Legend of Zelda - Have played multiple times but never actually beaten it,
> and would like to someday.
> Zelda II - Same as Zelda 1. Someday...
> Metroid - After completing Zero Mission, I don't really have the desire to ever
> fully play through the original sadly.
>

Never beaten any of those. Now that I think about it the main Nintendo franchise I played during the NES era was SMB. The others I remember playing as a kid was stuff like Excitebike, the TMNT games (2 and 3 mostly), and P.O.W. I also played an absolute ton of T&C Surf Designs with neighborhood kids. We were addicted to that one. I think we were bent on getting to the end of the game. I now know the game just goes on forever, ha.
Alaisiagae
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* 20-Sep(#30)
These games come to mind:

Daggerfall - I waited a long time for the fan remake, but I think the project died. I never played the original.
Redguard - I should probably just watch a Let's Play of this
Monkey Island - my sister had one of the games when i was a little kid, I remember it was silly. But when I played the modern remakes several years ago, the humor just didnt click with me. So, I think I could have enjoyed the games when I was younger. Or maybe it's the 3D models of the modern games that turned me off, I dunno.
James Pond - I think James Pond II was the one we rented a few times. I don't remember a lot of it, but it stuck in my memory for all these decades, so I wish I could play it. Probably another good candidate to watch a Let's Play of.
Myst - I never played this one. I wonder if it holds up well.

There are plenty of popular games I never played, have no intention to play, and/or played and didn't like.

DarkFact
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20-Sep(#31)
FF3/6, but only slightly. FF2/4 was doofy and I loved it. I feel like FF started taking itself entirely too seriously after that. No anime vampire babes on the moon
Snappy
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* 20-Sep(#32)
FF VII - was at Sepiroth and got my memory card stolen
Wild Arms - same thing, at the end of the game

Never had the heart to replay either, though Wild Arms is probably my favorite RPG of all time.

Xenogears - saved over my only save right before a boss fight that I was way under leveled for and with no way to level more... probably tried the boss 30 times. Didn't have the heart to start over.
PizzaTheHutt
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20-Sep(#33)
Just off the top of my head, I kinda regret never giving the Jak & Daxter series or Ratchet & Clank series a chance back in the day outside of maybe trying them on a demo disc or store kiosk.

I saw they sell the PS2 Jak & Daxter trilogy on PS4 as a bundle in the PlayStation Store and have thought about buying it. But especially after playing Super Mario 3D All-Stars where they just gave us ports instead of fixing the areas that desperately needed to be fixed, I worry they'll probably not play as good now as they did in the early-to-mid 2000s.

And for Ratchet & Clank I'll check out the PS5 game at some point and I also have the PS4 game from PS+ but just never got around to playing it.

Gypsy
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* 20-Sep(#34)
Snappy wrote:
> FF VII - was at Sepiroth and got my memory card stolen
> Wild Arms - same thing, at the end of the game
>
> Never had the heart to replay either, though Wild Arms is probably my favorite RPG
> of all time.
>
> Xenogears - saved over my only save right before a boss fight that I was way under
> leveled for and with no way to level more... probably tried the boss 30 times. Didn't
> have the heart to start over.

Brutal. I never had anything stolen but I did have some stuff returned in bad condition back in my school days which was the end of me letting anyone borrow anything.
dunno001
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20-Sep(#35)
Scott wrote:
> SNES RPGs - I played several, but there are a lot I've never played, and I fear they
> wouldn't hold up nearly as well now. Breath of Fire (did beat Breath of Fire II),
> Earthbound, Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, Final Fantasy V, Lufia & the Fortress of
> Doom (did beat Lufia II), Soul Blazer and Terranigma (did beat Illusion of Gaia).
> There are probably a few more but those are the main ones.

As someone who considers 16-bit RPGs the pinnacle of gaming, I will give my thoughts on these:

BoF1- the game is really average overall, but I liked the quirky things in it. Whether it's running a shop or finding the dig spots. Plus, I like how each shop had a slightly varied price from the global same.

Earthbound- again, quirky, but I'd say it's a bit above average. It never takes itself seriously, which is nice at times. It does have a couple of challenging points, but they are more based on getting a new (level 1) character in an area meant for someone higher level.

FFMQ- knowing the history here may help some. To sum it quick, FF2 did not sell as well as Japan would like, so they made an RPG for "dumb Americans." (Hence its Japanese title- Final Fantasy USA.) If you look at it as a beginner's RPG, it's a decent and actually fun game. If you want a full FF experience, you will be disappointed.

FFV- ah, my favorite FF. My only complaint about this game is its story. A story I've heard is that it was supposed to be FF4 on the NES (hence all the similarities to FF3's system), and that 4 was to be 5 on the SNES. Due to trends, it was decided to cancel FF4 NES, and instead rework it was what we got for 5.

Lufia- it was a good game for its time. But everything it did, really, 2 did better. It may be tough to go back to after playing 2...

Soul Blazer- I... kinda prefer this to Illusion of Gaia. It's just really tough if you don't know where to look for certain items needed to beat the game, because most are esoterically placed. But the ability (and need) to go back to old areas is nice, and not having those annoying time killers as Gaia does (Will and Kara on the raft, anyone?) makes this one more fun to replay. Terranigma, though, I can't comment on, as that's one I missed...
Staraang
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21-Sep(#36)
Snappy wrote:
> FF VII - was at Sepiroth and got my memory card stolen
> Wild Arms - same thing, at the end of the game
>
> Never had the heart to replay either, though Wild Arms is probably my favorite RPG
> of all time.
>
> Xenogears - saved over my only save right before a boss fight that I was way under
> leveled for and with no way to level more... probably tried the boss 30 times. Didn't
> have the heart to start over.

That sucks, man. Surely there's a way to download a save that takes you to the end of the game. I'd wanna do that just to complete the game if that's how far I got in it.
Staraang
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21-Sep(#37)
Alaisiagae wrote:
> These games come to mind:
>
> Daggerfall - I waited a long time for the fan remake, but I think the project died.
> I never played the original.
> Redguard - I should probably just watch a Let's Play of this
> Monkey Island - my sister had one of the games when i was a little kid, I remember
> it was silly. But when I played the modern remakes several years ago, the humor just
> didnt click with me. So, I think I could have enjoyed the games when I was younger.
> Or maybe it's the 3D models of the modern games that turned me off, I dunno.
> James Pond - I think James Pond II was the one we rented a few times. I don't remember
> a lot of it, but it stuck in my memory for all these decades, so I wish I could play
> it.

Lol, James Pond! I haven't thought about that game in probably 20 years at least. That really takes me back.
EclipseLion
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21-Sep(#38)
Dragon Warrior II (GBC) - had to be over halfway through but stopped playing for a month and when I came back to play I had no idea where to go next, felt like I talked to every npc and revisited all the dungeons, just couldn't figure out what came next, even checked gamefaqs walkthroughs to no avail

Staraang
Triple Gold Good Trader
21-Sep(#39)
EclipseLion wrote:
> Dragon Warrior II (GBC) - had to be over halfway through but stopped playing for
> a month and when I came back to play I had no idea where to go next, felt like I
> talked to every npc and revisited all the dungeons, just couldn't figure out what
> came next, even checked gamefaqs walkthroughs to no avail
>
>

Isn't that the worst? I wish there was some type of log that would be kept in games that would give you a recap of what happened so it would be easy to pick up later.
bonham2
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21-Sep(#40)
Scott wrote:
> Good topic!
>
> Mega Man - I've never beaten a single Mega Man game. I was familiar with the games
> growing up, but we never owned any of them, nor did any of my friends. It wasn't
> until my 20s when I finally picked up a couple of the Mega Man games for NES. I've
> tried playing them a couple different times over the years, but can't get into them
> enough to push through the difficulty. It's weird, because I like challenging platformers,
> so Mega Man should be right up my alley.
>
> SNES RPGs - I played several, but there are a lot I've never played, and I fear they
> wouldn't hold up nearly as well now. Breath of Fire (did beat Breath of Fire II),
> Earthbound, Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, Final Fantasy V, Lufia & the Fortress of
> Doom (did beat Lufia II), Soul Blazer and Terranigma (did beat Illusion of Gaia).
> There are probably a few more but those are the main ones.
>
> Banjo-Tooie - Played Banjo-Kazooie and loved it, received this one as a gift but
> never got around to playing it as a kid. Finally tried to start it up about a year
> ago after re-playing Banjo-Kazooie but couldn't get into it.
>
> Metroid Prime Trilogy - I tried the first one once but couldn't get into it. I wish
> I had stuck with it longer though, I didn't give it too much of a chance.
>
> Kingdom Hearts - They seem like fun games, but I'm just so far behind at this point,
> plus I fear the earlier ones won't hold up very well.
>
> Pokemon - This one isn't exactly the same. I played Red/Blue and Gold/Silver when
> they came out, then just stopped. Over the last few years I've finally been going
> back and playing the generations I've missed. I've enjoyed it for the most part,
> but it's just not the same. I wish I had played them when they were new, and been
> able to devote more time to each one instead of just rushing through.

Mega Man and MPT really shock me. I was the same with MM...never really got into them until Virtual Console on Wii. Since then, I've played and beat every main series entry. MM9 was amazing. Give yourself another chances with them.

And MPT...on boy. MP1 is one of my top 2-3 games of all-time. 2 and 3 were really good, but 1 was and still is absolutely incredible. When (if) Nintendo ever releases the heavily rumored remastered MP1, you better give it another shot.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
21-Sep(#41)
bonham2 wrote:
> Mega Man and MPT really shock me. I was the same with MM...never really got into
> them until Virtual Console on Wii. Since then, I've played and beat every main series
> entry. MM9 was amazing. Give yourself another chances with them.

I plan to, it's been a while since I tried one of them.

> And MPT...on boy. MP1 is one of my top 2-3 games of all-time. 2 and 3 were really
> good, but 1 was and still is absolutely incredible. When (if) Nintendo ever releases
> the heavily rumored remastered MP1, you better give it another shot.

I knew you'd respond to this, we've talked about it a couple times in the past lol. I've been wanting to give MP another chance for a while now, but keep holding out for the port/remake. I'll definitely play it if that ever happens.
Simon_Belmont
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21-Sep(#42)
James Bond 007 on Gameboy.
Thats another one that i put like an entire summer into and then school started and i revisited it...and i was lost.
Pretty amazing adventure/rpg style game in the Bond universe.
BloodPuppetX
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 21-Sep(#43)
Ico comes to mind as a game I've wanted to play. I'd definitely like to try Xenogears again. I played it on Vita and was enjoying it, but just didn't go far for whatever reason.

Would also like to finish Suikoden 2, and I'll get the chance next year.
Staraang
Triple Gold Good Trader
21-Sep(#44)
Ico is one I wish I played too. Also Shadow of the Colossus.
Orlandu
Double Gold Good Trader
21-Sep(#45)
Emulation with save states helps cross a lot of those NES games off the list. Being able to retry a boss without running through an entire level again makes those games a lot more manageable.

My answer is Suikoden II. I loved Suikoden and owned Suikoden II twice, but somehow never played it. Maybe it was the dread of missables that kept me from it. I played through or at least attempted pretty much every other major PS1 RPG, too. It baffles me when I think about it.
Yoshi
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21-Sep(#46)
For the last several months I've been building a "bucket list" spreadsheet genre by genre. I started with RPGs and branched into action games so far. There are hundreds of games on it. Some I missed, and some I want to replay or play a remake/remaster. I've come to accept that at some point in the not too distant future this industry will tell me it doesn't want my money anymore through exclusives bullcrap like Epic Games, acquisitions by the CCP, er, Tencent, or politically correct nonsense like censorship. At that point I'll have the next couple or three decades to go back and revisit better times, and I'm frankly looking forward to it enough that I've already started back in the 1980s alongside modern stuff that isn't yet compromised.
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
21-Sep(#47)
I remember a couple games I regret not finishing.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door on GameCube. I played up to the final boss way back in 2004, but by the time I had gotten there another new game had just released and stole my attention away from PM, and so I just never went back to it. If I ever unpack my GameCube I very likely would just start the game over. But I'd rather just wait for the next console and hope they add GCN games to Switch Online.

Resident Evil 3 on Dreamcast, I'd say I got around 75% through the game twice, only for my save file to become corrupted both times (I don't remember if it happened at the same spot or not) and so I just never went back to it again. I know on Dreamcast you could download other people's save files online so I could have just did that and looked for someone that was near where I was, but I just never bothered. I do own the RE3 remake on PS4 and I'll just play it that way someday.

Dragon Warrior, bought in the Switch eShop a couple years back. As a kid I used to watch my mom play this series on NES, but I never gave them much of a chance myself because I rarely have the patience for RPGs. I figured I'd buy the first two games just for nostalgia's sake and see how far I get in the first game. Well, I didn't get very far. I bought it a little too close to the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and once that released no other game existed to me for months. If I were to return to it now I'd have no idea where I was or where I needed to go next.
loztdogs
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22-Sep(#48)
OG FFVII back in the day. I never heard of FF until then. I remember getting up to the point where you're in Cids airship flying around but I think I couldn't figure out what I needed to do next and moved on. Played a little of the switch port last year but lost interest. I just started FF7R and having a blast.

FFIX - got about halfway through multiple times and got side tracked and never picked it back up.

RE 0 - another one I've started multiple times and got distracted with something else.

RE 2 - started this multiple times on multiple platforms. Last year got about 3/4 through remake and then sold my PS4 slim.

I'm sure there are others but that's what comes to mind. To be fair I enjoyed all of the above just easily distracted by other games.

DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
22-Sep(#49)
Elden Ring. Starting over now. Pressing more buttons than I used to. I will complete. Classic.

https://streamable.com/jigzy5
Snappy
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22-Sep(#50)
Staraang wrote:
> Snappy wrote:
>> FF VII - was at Sepiroth and got my memory card stolen
>> Wild Arms - same thing, at the end of the game
>>
>> Never had the heart to replay either, though Wild Arms is probably my favorite
> RPG
>> of all time.
>>
>> Xenogears - saved over my only save right before a boss fight that I was way under
>> leveled for and with no way to level more... probably tried the boss 30 times. Didn't
>> have the heart to start over.
>
> That sucks, man. Surely there's a way to download a save that takes you to the end
> of the game. I'd wanna do that just to complete the game if that's how far I got
> in it.

You're probably right man, though of that actually.. maybe one of these days I'll have to give it a shot.
Snappy
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* 23-Sep(#51)
Gypsy wrote:
> Snappy wrote:
>> FF VII - was at Sepiroth and got my memory card stolen
>> Wild Arms - same thing, at the end of the game
>>
>> Never had the heart to replay either, though Wild Arms is probably my favorite
> RPG
>> of all time.
>>
>> Xenogears - saved over my only save right before a boss fight that I was way under
>> leveled for and with no way to level more... probably tried the boss 30 times. Didn't
>> have the heart to start over.
>
> Brutal. I never had anything stolen but I did have some stuff returned in bad condition
> back in my school days which was the end of me letting anyone borrow anything.

This reminds me of a Wild Arms story - I offered to sell it to a 'friend' of mine after my save was lost (maybe I should have just let him burrow it in retrospect) and he asked if he could try it out for a day or so to decide if he wants to buy it and I let him...

...then he wouldn't return my calls for a few days and/or was putting me off saying he was still trying it out.. something like that. Suspecting treachery, another buddy and I went on a covert mission and showed up at his front door.. ultimately, my buddy distracted him while I checked his save file on Wild Arms... he had put in like 40+ hrs (!)... that bastard was trying to beat it an then give it back without buying it! lol. So......... I erased his save and took the game back. shock

Needless to say, we never really became close.. maybe underlying trust issues had something to do with it. :*D
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
23-Sep(#52)
Snappy wrote:
>
>
> This reminds me of a Wild Arms story - I offered to sell it to a 'friend' of mine
> after my save was lost (maybe I should have just let him burrow it in retrospect)
> and he asked if he could try it out for a day or so to decide if he wants to buy
> it and I let him... then he wouldn't return my calls for a few days and/or was putting
> me off saying he was still trying it out.. something like that. Suspecting treachery,
> another buddy and I went on a covert mission and showed up at his front door.. ultimately,
> my buddy distracted him while I checked his save file on Wild Arms... he had put
> in like 40+ hrs (!)... that bastard was trying to beat it an then give it back without
> buying it! lol. So......... I erased his save and took the game back. shock
>
> Needless to say, we never really became close.. maybe underlying trust issues had
> something to do with it. :*D

Absolutely gottem.

One story I remember thinking about all this involves an old friend mine. My friend and his brother have never really got along at all. Well his brother decided to steal some of his PS2 games for cigarette money. This was either really late in the PS2s life or once PS3 had picked up a bit I don't remember exactly when but the main point here is a lot of the "blockbuster/aaa" games were close to worthless at this point. So he steals things like GTA/God of War etc to bring to the game store while leaving all the banger JRPGs that were already starting to climb in price even back then.
Staraang
Triple Gold Good Trader
* 23-Sep(#53)
Snappy wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> Snappy wrote:
> |>> FF VII - was at Sepiroth and got my memory card stolen
> |>> Wild Arms - same thing, at the end of the game
> |>>
> |>> Never had the heart to replay either, though Wild Arms is probably my favorite
>> RPG
> |>> of all time.
> |>>
> |>> Xenogears - saved over my only save right before a boss fight that I was way
> under
> |>> leveled for and with no way to level more... probably tried the boss 30 times.
> Didn't
> |>> have the heart to start over.
>>
>> Brutal. I never had anything stolen but I did have some stuff returned in bad
> condition
>> back in my school days which was the end of me letting anyone borrow anything.
>
> This reminds me of a Wild Arms story - I offered to sell it to a 'friend' of mine
> after my save was lost (maybe I should have just let him burrow it in retrospect)
> and he asked if he could try it out for a day or so to decide if he wants to buy
> it and I let him...
>
> ...then he wouldn't return my calls for a few days and/or was putting me off saying
> he was still trying it out.. something like that. Suspecting treachery, another buddy
> and I went on a covert mission and showed up at his front door.. ultimately, my buddy
> distracted him while I checked his save file on Wild Arms... he had put in like 40+
> hrs (!)... that bastard was trying to beat it an then give it back without buying
> it! lol. So......... I erased his save and took the game back. shock
>
> Needless to say, we never really became close.. maybe underlying trust issues had
> something to do with it. :*D

Lol. This story reminds me of a similar college buddy who loaned me his Chrono Trigger SNES cart 20+ years ago. Later he borrowed some books with my library card and ran up serious late fees on them. He then denied returning them late and refused to pay the fees. So I just kept the cart.

Strangely, we remained friends after that. I was stuck with the fees but he didn't fight me on the CT cart. Of course, I never let him use my library card again. I still have his cart.
Snappy
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* 23-Sep(#54)
Staraang wrote:
> Snappy wrote:
>> Gypsy wrote:
> |>> Snappy wrote:
>> |>> FF VII - was at Sepiroth and got my memory card stolen
>> |>> Wild Arms - same thing, at the end of the game
>> |>>
>> |>> Never had the heart to replay either, though Wild Arms is probably my favorite
> |>> RPG
>> |>> of all time.
>> |>>
>> |>> Xenogears - saved over my only save right before a boss fight that I was way
>> under
>> |>> leveled for and with no way to level more... probably tried the boss 30 times.
>> Didn't
>> |>> have the heart to start over.
> |>>
> |>> Brutal. I never had anything stolen but I did have some stuff returned in bad
>> condition
> |>> back in my school days which was the end of me letting anyone borrow anything.
>>
>> This reminds me of a Wild Arms story - I offered to sell it to a 'friend' of mine
>> after my save was lost (maybe I should have just let him burrow it in retrospect)
>> and he asked if he could try it out for a day or so to decide if he wants to buy
>> it and I let him...
>>
>> ...then he wouldn't return my calls for a few days and/or was putting me off saying
>> he was still trying it out.. something like that. Suspecting treachery, another
> buddy
>> and I went on a covert mission and showed up at his front door.. ultimately, my
> buddy
>> distracted him while I checked his save file on Wild Arms... he had put in like
> 40+
>> hrs (!)... that bastard was trying to beat it an then give it back without buying
>> it! lol. So......... I erased his save and took the game back. shock
>>
>> Needless to say, we never really became close.. maybe underlying trust issues
> had
>> something to do with it. :*D
>
> Lol. This story reminds me of a similar college buddy who loaned me his Chrono Trigger
> SNES cart 20+ years ago. Later he borrowed some books with my library card and ran
> up serious late fees on them. He then denied returning them late and refused to pay
> the fees. So I just kept the cart.
>
> Strangely, we remained friends after that. I was stuck with the fees but he didn't
> fight me on the CT cart. Of course, I never let him use my library card again. I
> still have his cart.

Unless those were some SERIOUS library fees, I'd say you came out on top there!
Staraang
Triple Gold Good Trader
23-Sep(#55)
Snappy wrote:
>
> Unless those were some SERIOUS library fees, I'd say you came out on top there!

Haha, at the time it was more than $50 iirc. So for that time it was pretty even I believe. CT has obviously increased in value but it's also been more than a couple of decades since it happened.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
25-Sep(#56)
I can think of 4, there's likely more though.
FF7 - I wasn't really into RPGs prior and started this a while after it was out. Got into the 2nd, maybe 3rd disk and started to do some Weapon hunting and leveling up on the Cacti island or whatever and got bored and gave up.
FF8 - Got this for Christmas after having that interest in 7 and didn't get as far since I didn't like the gun-sword nor overall systems vs. the Materia of 7.
Legend of Dragoon - Was pretty into this but I'm fairly sure I never finished it. Being in high school and lots of distractions likely didn't help. I also started Xenogears, but didn't get far in that either.
Wind Waker - I didn't love the art style and found it certainly different from LttP that I loved, (still haven't touched the Nintendo 64 titles) but I stuck with this one for a long while but I believe I was seeking to find all of the crap 'hidden' in the wind open seas right before facing Gannon and completing the title when I just lost interest. I think I tried to revisit it at least once and just get it over with, but I don't think I did... I maybe should try to do that.

DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
25-Sep(#57)
FF7's a pretty slick game! Give it another go.

I need to beat Wind Waker. I got to the part where it opens up, didn't really have a good sense of direction and got distracted and sorta never got back to it.
Orlandu
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25-Sep(#58)
The Wind Waker remake is a pretty big improvement over the original. You can sail faster without having to manipulate the wind, and the final triforce hunt is less of a pain.
PizzaTheHutt
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26-Sep(#59)
The Wind Waker HD is definitely the way to go if anyone is looking to revisit it. My favorite feature was propping the GamePad up on my desk in the charge cradle thingy while it displays the map and I played on the TV using Pro Controller. That's one feature the inevitable Switch port will lack. Also was disappointed the Wii U version of BotW lacked that feature because they didn't want it doing anything the Switch version couldn't.

DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
26-Sep(#60)
Very lame.
Renaissance2K
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29-Sep(#61)
Between last year and this one, I finished my three big "games that got away": Final Fantasy XII, Mass Effect 2, and Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

There are still a bunch started and need to finish, though, or start over. Off the top of my head:
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Metal Gear Solid
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, San Andreas, & 4
- Burnout Revenge & Legends
- WipEout, XL & Pulse
- Twisted Metal 4 (even though it sucks)
- Kingdom Hearts
- DJ Hero
- Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
- Mega Man 7
- WarCraft & StarCraft
- Super Mario Sunshine
- Sonic the Hedgehog 3
- Snake Rattle & Roll
- Unreal Tournament 2004
- Quake 4

Topic   Classic games you regret never playing or finishing