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12:18 PM on 08.02.2014 // Gamingnerd15
Games Many People Like But I Can't Get Into

There are a number of popular games, or well-received games that many people like, but I don't. These games are by no means "bad" games; they are games that I did not enjoy as much as other people because I could not get into them, I did not understand the praise, or they just weren't my type of game. I appreciate these games, but I am not a fan of these games listed. Here we go!


Call of Duty: I respect the Call of Duty series and I was a long time fan at one point. But these games, at least for me, have become boring and repetitive. My annoyance with the series stems from the newest (not so new) installment, Call of Duty: Ghosts. I recently bought a PlayStation 4 from someone, and one of the games I received was Call of Duty: Ghosts. I played about three missions in the campaign, and about ten matches online and this solidified my feeling towards the series. I love when a shooter has a strong story, but those are few and far between. I feel like Call of Duty: Ghosts tried too hard to be something it is not - a popular online shooter with a story that is worth remembering. Call of Duty is known for its competitive multiplayer and I felt bored with its online. Maybe I'm the only person who feels this way? I don't know. I understand why people love these games, but they aren't for me anymore. I prefer story driven games these days.


Tearaway: This game has been highly praised and has reviewed very well. Tearaway is very unique and Media Molecule has done a great job creating an upbeat, joyous adventure. But I could not get into this game. I know it sounds crazy because I am praising the game for being unique and intriguing, but it honestly was difficult to play. The objective of the game is basically to deliver a message to yourself while you play as a piece of paper. Iota, or Atoi the main character, depending on which gender you choose, embarks on a special journey and helps many people along the way. That sounds perfect for me because I love helping others and going on unique adventures. What could possibly be wrong with this game? I hate sounding negative, but I felt bored while playing Tearaway. Maybe it simply does not appeal to me? Probably. I wanted to finish the game instead of being placed into areas that pushed me further from the destination. I understand why people can like this game. It just wasn't for me.


World of Warcraft: I tried World of Warcraft and I liked what I played, but I felt incredibly overwhelmed. It could be because I'm 10 years late to the party, but there was just so much to do and I didn't know where to begin. I would have needed at least three months to better understand the hype and the praise. Perhaps one month isn't a fair judgment for a game this massive, but I could not get hooked in that amount of time. I really do wish I could enjoy it more, but even a few friends who are into this MMO said it takes a long time. Maybe, sometime in the future, I will play World of Warcraft again and truly lose myself in the incredible world the game offers. Again, it is nothing against the game; it's the fact that I'm playing it way later than I should have.


I feel bad that I could not enjoy these games like others have. I do not believe the games I listed are "bad", they're just games that did not appeal to me for whatever reason. Every person has different tastes in games, movies, etc. and I respect everyone's feelings regarding what they like or dislike. What are some games that many people enjoy but do not appeal to you? Share your thoughts!
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