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      Right? This question is basically asking for a list of games I love, excluding the ones that somehow tricked me into finishing them

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    I liked fallout New Vegas a lot, but my hoarding mentality and constant inventory management was a bad combination, so I never finished that game.

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      There’s a UI mod that makes a world of difference. Adds categories and columns for sorting, one of the categories is junk so you know what you can just trash without worries. Another is a weight/value ratio so its easier to drop heavy armor that looks sort of valuable but really isnt. It saves an incredible amount of time. Game still takes forever to beat if you wanna do all the quests.

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        Anyone know what this mod is called? I have the same hoarding problem as the other poster so this sounds essential for me.

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          Its been over a decade so I’m not entirely sure, but I think this might be the one: https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/60534

          I played around with Skyrim modding more so I may have confused some features with SkyUI. I could have sworn they were made by the same people but now that one is listed as developed by the SkyUI team, and looks like it got a lot more updates.

          I think last I played NV I also used Project Nevada which gives a major overhaul of tons of aspects for the game. It’s got a whole lot more than you’re asking for but it was pretty rad.

          Edit: Or it might have been the DarNified one. This sounds familiar: https://taleoftwowastelands.com/viewtopic.php@t=7284

          Sorry for the uncertainty here, its really been awhile and I would have to reinstall all this stuff to know for sure whats what.

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        I’m on fallout 4 with an unlimited carry weight mod and having a blast. I’ll come back to fnv with mods after I’m done with fo4 then, thanks

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      Save corruption was what did it for me. Every single attempt at playing New Vegas resulted in save corruption before I could beat it.

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        One thing that worked for me was starting a new game and loading the corrupted save from there rather than trying to load it from the main menu

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      I got all the way to the end, but then decided to enter one of the DLCs and just lost all interest in it.

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    Baldur’s Gate 3.

    I played through one single player save and two multiplayer ones with different groups, enjoyed it all - but only got a little ways into Act 3 on any one save. A combination of middling performance with my older rig and just having sank so much time in I burnt out a little.

    Still think it’s a fantastic game, but I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to finish it - I feel like I’d have to start a whole new save.

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      I’m in the same boat. I want to like the game and it is fun, but I got stuck with some area with orbs and my save corrupted…one of the orbs just disappeared after 50+ hours and I can’t bring myself to play again and possibly have the same bug pop up. Maybe someday but it’s just such a big game.

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        It was the same with divinity original sin 2. The final act was so large, disorganized, and not fun. Like they had a lot of ideas they needed to use but didn’t know where until then, so they threw them all in a big city and called it a day.

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            Despite my complaints, its one of my favorite games of all time. I highly recommend it. Let me know if you want to do a co-op run (on PC)!

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        In my experience act 3 was extremely buggy, we had a blast in act 1 and 2 with my friend but the bugs in act 3 killed basically all our motivation and we never finished it.

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    • Doom 2016: Save with low ammo before a big fight
    • BioShock 1: Save with low ammo before a big fight
    • Prey 2017: Save with low ammo before a big fight…
    • Hollow Knight: Got lost to the point where now half my playtime is trying to find where to go, making me give up
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      I loved Hollow Knight except for the same issue. By the time I gain a new traversal skill, I have so many paths to explore that I can’t remember them. Became all about meticulous backtracking, gave up.

      Decided to give it another go. This time I found a map online, removed all icons and edited the image so it was just a simple outline with no spoilers. Printed it out. Marked it with notes and colour-coded symbols as I played. Made more progress, and exploration was way more fun.

      Then I moved house and lost the map… I really love the game but just haven’t gotten the desire to try again just yet. No idea how everyone does it with just those way-too-limited in game map markers

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          Well it’s been a while, so either I still managed to get lost with that, or I completely missed that mechanic… Well, I think even if I were told what area I should be in, I’d still feel like I needed to check off the 3 new paths I can now go down of the 15 currently locked to me. If that makes sense. I miss my map…

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      You can just beat the crap out of everything with the wrench and the only consequence for death is… Moving 40 ft to a vitachamber. Bioshock is a great game but yeah you should just try to finish it, it’s great.

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      You mean MC has something other than peaceful mode? Weird. I should try that one day.

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      I think the most frustrating part is to lose your inventory if you’re far into a mine and then die. So, as a purist, I only allow myself that one cheat: keepInventory=true

      You keep the tension off Survival without the heartache of lost items

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    FFX

    First time I played was at a boyfriend’s house. I got like 80% of the way through, then we broke up.

    Second time, I let a friend borrow my GameCube in exchange for his PS2. I got about 80% of the way through, then he wanted his PS2 back.

    I finally got my own PS2. Played about 80% of the way through but had a couple bad builds and couldn’t beat a boss. I didn’t have energy to grind my way into a better build, so I just never finished.

    It’s been ~20 years. I still sometimes think I’ll break out the old PS2 and see if my save file is there. I probably won’t.

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      The remastered copy on Steam let’s you speed up the game. It is much quicker running around at x4 speed and clearing random encounters. Then slow game speed to normal for major bosses and events. I would highly recommend this route rather than trying to find a PS2 again.

      If you haven’t played FFX-2 or FFXII then those are worth checking out too.

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        I mentioned your comment to my partner after I saw it. Last night, he showed me he’d bought the FFX/X-2 bundle on Steam for me! So I guess I might actually finish the game after all :D

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          Awesome. Have fun.

          Don’t sleep on FFXII. That’s on the Steam store as well after you’re done with this.

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    Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077. Both amazing games (latter after the many updates that brought it over to the good side).

    If it’s “too” long (really, no such thing, but situationally this can be the reality) it can happen that life turns so that there’s no more time, and when I try to get back, too much time has passed and I can’t orientate myself anymore, can’t remember where I was and what I was doing etc.

    On the other hand, I can’t start again either, for a few years, because I remember everything before the point I left off at, once I get into the places and puzzles and whatnot.

    Annoys me to no end.

    But c’est la vie.

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      I love long open-world games, but I also reached a certain point in TW3 where I just burned out. It was weird too, because up until that point I was getting anxious over how little map I had left to explore. Then boom, I just lost my drive. Maybe I subconsciously sabotaged it so that I wouldn’t run out of game. I’d really like to try again sometime.

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      Yeah I had to go nolife for a while with Cyberpunk, got more than 100 hours in that game, definitely a commitment, although the main story is pretty short if you just want to do that

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      I feel like some AAA games have gotten better at making it easier to return after a long absence. FFVII Rebirth basically has a timeline of every single event leading up to your current mission and FFXVI had the Active Time Lore system and basically an entire in-game wiki that you put together for that old librarian dude. It also had that strategist lady who would explain to you the state of the realm between events and missions.

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    Im honestly not sure the last time I actually finished a game.

    A combination of not having enough play time and those rare occasions I do have the time I tend to burn myself out playing the game.

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      Same, played since beta era, haven’t even gotten to the end world. My potato farms are doing ok, though.

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      Exactly the same for me too haha, I’ve beat the ender dragon with friends before on shared worlds, but I’ve never beaten it in my own single player world.

      I generally have really short bursts of playing MC these days, and by the time I play again a new update has come out so I usually just completely reset to new world features and such. I know that they generate in unexplored chunks and that you can go prune chunks and whatnot, but rather than spend time doing that I’d rather just spend the time playing. Hell, these days I don’t even usually get to the stage of getting Netherite gear.

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    Subnautica. I always have so much fun exploring and crafting things, but then for one reason or another I end up putting it aside. By the time I get back to it, I’ve forgotten how to play so I end up starting a new game, only for the cycle to repeat. One of these days I’ll finish it!

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      Subnautica is absolute fire all the way through. But then again quitting before completion, forgetting all about it, and being able to perpetually start anew as it were your magical first time playing sounds like a pretty good plan for game edging :>

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      I really struggle to enjoy crafting in Subnautica. Something about it just feels clunky and/or a step removed from me, and I don’t engage with it very well.

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        Too many chores. Too much filler in between (very good) puzzles. Traversal way too boring.

        All imo of course. I feel the same way about almost all open world games these days. I don’t play video games to do chores.

        If I could play just the dungeons in BOTW & TOTK all in a row, 10/10.

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    Baldurs Gate 3.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love the game, and I’m sure I will finish it at some point. I just played it too much for a while, and found myself rushing for the main quest and ignoring side quests right after arriving at Baldurs Gate. I took that as a sign that I was in “just get it over with”-mode, so I decided to take a break for quite some time so that I can one day return to the game, take a step back, and continue with the pace that I had to begin with.

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    Almost all of them. I rarely finish a game. For a variety of reasons, all added together. The closer I get to the end, the more I want to put it off if I’m enjoying a game, so I will keep finding more and more nuanced stuff to do instead. A new game comes out and I eventually completely forget one of the 10 games I’m currently actively playing when it temporarily becomes 11, then back down to 10. My friends stop playing a game, but my character relied on them… maybe I’ll just start over with a character that can solo. Maybe that game will just go on the pile of “not today, but I’ll play it soon”, until it’s been in the pile so long that there isn’t much point anymore.

    I should mention I am autistic and likely adhd but I haven’t got that diagnosed yet. So while some of this is probably normal behaviours, some of it probably isn’t too.

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    Spider-Man Remastered - 80% completed the story and left it there. Lost interest. Didn’t see any point in exploring most abilities when a hand full of AoE enemy clearing abilities were so effective.

    Guacamelee 2 I left close to the final boss and still think of it as one of the best games I ever played.

    Cuphead - had plenty of fun, but lost interest in replaying bosses so many times over and over.

    Eldest Souls - excellent game, but I took along break from it and when I came back I forgot how the mechanics and ability synergies worked out and felt like I was relearning it from scratch (except I was on advance and difficult bosses).

    Overcooked 2 - my wife stopped making time to spend on the game and would rather watch TV together instead.

    It Takes Two - my brother’s schedule never lined up with mine.

    Sifu - got too difficult.

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    Elden Ring. It was fun at first and I got farther than I thought I could which makes it better than the other souls games for me.

    But now I have terminal skill issue and I dont really desire to bang my head against the wall trying to beat bosses. I also find some of the later stage content a little too unsettling for me. Stuff like caelid and just the general body horror of some of the enemies. I dont know why that stuff has such an effect on me but it does.