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This topic came up last night when I was playing a game, I was thinking to myself. Man this series is so popular, but I can’t really see why. Now don’t get me wrong, I understand not everyone likes the same stuff. Not every game is made for each person. I just thought it’d be nice to share a few series that I can’t really get into, even though they all have a good following.
First off is Fallout, the series has been around for awhile now, I have given them all a try here and there. The funny thing is I love RPG’s but this series isn’t something I really enjoy. The bad thing is, no matter how hard I try, I can’t figure out why. I don’t hate the series, in fact I know I’m missing out on something good. Can’t really say much more, hopefully one day I will find myself enjoying it.
Bioshock is a love/hate kind of relationship, in a lot of ways I love it, others I hate it. I should say I haven’t played Infinite yet. The first Bioshock released, and I skipped it. I actually thought it looked sub-par, then everyone was talking about how good it was. So I ended up giving it a shot, I had to, I needed to see if all the talk was true.
I bought it, finished it, I was left with a feeling of it being good, but that’s it, just good. I didn’t like the story, to be honest I can’t even remember that much about it. But I did enjoy the setting, the mood the game gave me, and the fun it gave me for a short while.
The bad thing is I ran into the same problems with Bioshock 2, which seemed like it was more repetitive than the first. I must also add, before I finished both games, I had to force myself to finish them.
3. Dead Rising
Dead Rising was a game I got excited for when I first hear about it, I love zombies, so I’m going to love this. Wrong, I didn’t enjoy it. The original game I never even finished, I couldn’t bring myself to it. For the most part everything felt awkward as far as the controls goes. The second one came out and I passed it up, until it was free on Xbox Live.
I decided why it since it’s free, I enjoyed it more than the first one, even completed the whole thing. Yet, all the way through it, I was still trying to find the hype surrounding it. And I couldn’t, maybe I never will either, who knows. The third installment is out, but I haven’t played it yet.
I understand the big draw to this game for some, is simply killing zombie after zombie in a lot of ways. That is fun for a little bit, after a few hours though, I find it to be boring.
4. Saints Row
Saint Row is the last series on the list, and again it’s got a good following. I’ve played the first three so far, and as of now I’m done with the series. First looking at it, it looks like a lot of fun, but I find it bland and boring. I first got excited for it, simply because I enjoy open world games, especially with the gangster feel to it.
I do love the GTA series, but I’m no fanboy, I see a lot of fans of both series trashing each other. GTA is better, no Saints Row is better. I ain’t that way because it doesn’t make any sense to me. Saints Row defiantly has a lot of potential to me though, and could be a huge hit, bigger than what it is.
My main problem with the game is I feel that it try’s way to hard to be fun, and act cool. So much so it comes off as dumb to me. IV the latest game, seems to take that even further, but I can see the appeal that it gives.
Again with any of these games/series I ain’t trashing them, just sharing my opinion. Everyone has series like that, I love GTA, MGS, Halo, and a ton of other series plenty of people don’t really enjoy at all. But I hope you all enjoy the post. And again thanks everyone for the views and follows.