Video game second chances

  • MGS3 :I hated it because the fixed camera while I love MGS2 and one of my fav but it doesn't work with MGS3 , with the release of MGS3 Subsistence I loved it so much and turned out one of my greatest games of all time

    Dark Souls (the first one) : this game killed/saved my gaming life dude, me and my friend bought Skyrim together my friend dig it and I tried so hard to like it but unfortunately it doesn't click with me , always my friend talk about skyrim and me feeling disappointed cause I bought it and did not like it and after month my buddy said "what do you think of Dark Souls " I said "dunno man" my buddy was so excited about Dark Souls and said "let's go buy it and try it out " after long thinking (I was afraid of Skyrim story happen again lol) I said ok and telling myself I'm gonna love it this time so we bought it when I started the game I went to catacombs and be killed quickly everytime I was saying "WTF this game is so difficult" I kept trying until i found another way and said " what an idiot i was going in the wrong way whole the time haha" and guess which area this time , New Londo lol it was easy until I reached the ghosts " FU*** these invincible ghost " and hard quit , when I met with my buddy he was so excited about dark Souls 1 digging it and I'm feeling disappointed again but he insisted to help me out with Dark Souls he was saying you will love it if you get the hang of it we played it co-op and explained to me the mechanics of the game after first boss the game clicked with me and OHHH what a joy I got form that game and absolutely one of my greatest game of all time if not it is the one

    that one a hell of a comment sorry for that

  • Fallout 2 I enjoyed the first one, but had a hard time with the second one. It does start terribly (I used a save editor to give me a crappy pistol to make the first dungeon not a slog) and I found out I could speed up combat. Listening to Watch Out For Fireballs' episode on it inspired me to give it another shot and am glad I did

    I know one that hasn't happened yet
    Super Metroid I've tried it 3 different times and I just don't like the way Samus controls, she's both floaty and clunky

    I need to give Dark Souls a second chance, but the lack of pausing really puts me off

  • Muramasa Rebirth.

    I remember playing it for an hour or so and finding it very bland and repetitive and felt like I was going nowhere.

    Queue me starting to travel and having some long buses/flights and I decided to pick it up again and really dug it. I guess I just wasn't in a good mood first time around.

  • Mario Galaxy: I used to get really bad motion sickness from games (still do sometimes), so I had a lot of issues playing this at first. The constantly shifting perspectives just messed with my brain a little bit and made me feel awful, so I hard quit it. I picked it up again from a friend a few years after it came out and it became one of my favorite games of all time.

  • Lol, Ocarina of Time.

    I was 8. I was a Kokiri. I couldn't find the sword so I gave the Collector's Edition disc to my then-best friend.

    He found the sword, so I traded him a memory card back for it (I'm decidedly not a capitalist pig). I was then engrossed by the game, despite copying my friend's save to skip Jabu Jabu's Belly and the Shadow Temple and getting stuck before the Fire Temple, searching for the Goron Tunic.

  • I thought Mass Effect was the most mundane and choppy feeling game. I couldn't believe the praise. Years later I got sucked in and did so many side missions and really felt the whole game out before I finished main story.

    However, I've given Mass Effect 2 about three chances and I can't go through it. The story is so painfully generic. The shooting is so simple and mindless. The information you get about your companions is excessive and through jarring exposition. No more chances for ME2.

  • @Haru17 One day I will give Ocarina of Time a third chance, but today is not that day. (I have the same bullshit complaints about sound quality that I do about Twilight Princess, and despite the fact that I'm completely forgiving of hardware limitations in almost every other case, it's always been super hard for me to look past it in those two games for absolutely no discernible reason).

  • @naltmank it's probably because the compositions are so strong. I just take them for what they are. Twilight Princess has some of my favorite orchestrated music even in just the midi tracks.

  • Banned

    Diablo 3.
    Absolutely HATED it, but then they ditched the auction house, introduced smart loot, added rifts, RoS, etc, and now I have 7 fully geared 70s on both PS4 and PC. Even platinumed it on PS4. The Necromancer/D1 remake announcement made me diamonds.

    Also more recently and for exactly the same reasons, The Division. Launch was a mess, but 1.4 completely changed itemization, rebalanced ALL skills, made enemies less bullet spongy, and added a ton of other stuff. Also working towards the platinum for Division as well.

  • Half-Life 2 is the big one for me.

    Got it on the original Xbox, played a few hours before giving up.

    Bought it again on PC a few years later, got to Ravenholm but gave up then finally got it in The Orange Box on 360, played through and completed it and absolutely loved it.

    I'm hoping FF XV will be the first FF I finish, tried getting into the series so many times with VII, VIII, IX, X and XIII but to no avail, so fingers crossed XV will finally click for me.

  • Uncharted 2, i just got so frustrated with it at one point