I'm sure that some of you have been in that situation: you purchase a game, play it... then for some reason you leave it aside, only to complete it years later. It's not because you hate the game, it can be for any number of reasons: don't feel like it, no time to dedicate to it, found something else to focus on, etc. It could also be that you purchased it long after many people, just like those who are now discovering Chrono Trigger for the first time.
I've done this a few times, with two notable cases:
- Final Fantasy VIII: Released in 1999, I got the game in 2000 or 2001 only to defeat the final boss in the summer of 2007. I didn't understand fully the junctionning system, so as the game moved on, I ended up being more and more underpowered. I was able to go on by relying on my GFs, until I faced a boss that didn't allow me to do that: Sorceress Adel. Being at disk 4, and close to the end of the game, being completely stuck wasn't a fun situation.
At that point, I had three alternatives: restart the game to built up my stats properly, take what I had and improve it as much as possible, or leave the game aside never to finish it.
Some years later, I decided to rely heavily on the strategy guide I had at home, fixed (for the most part) my stats, went back to that battle and thoroughly wiped the floor with Adel's ugly mug. The rest of the game was a breeze, and went by pretty quick.
- Star Fox Adventures: Released in 2002, I first purchased it in 2004 or so, and only ended up finishing it about two weeks ago. I'd play it for a while, forget about it... then resume playing a year or so later. The game is well done, the graphics are definitely nice, the soundtrack is great... but the whole package couldn't grab my attention. Maybe it's the Zelda-like gameplay that turned me off, I don't really like that series.
There are a few other titles that I have laying around, waiting to get some attention. Maybe I'll get back to them, maybe I won't: I'll see in the future, and report back if there's anything to be said!
What about you? I'm sure you have some games that suffered the same fate.
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