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This thread is intended to be about games you want to like, but just can't. Games that are popular, or seem attractive for some reason, but you just can't manage to get into for one reason or another. I'd love it if some fans of the series/games brought up could defend them, as well - spread your joy. Share your inner fanboy, even.
For me, the game/series I just don't get is Metroid: Prime. It makes no sense to me. Here's a huge world with what seems to be no reason to exist whatsoever. The plot is nearly non-existant the first 15 hours of the game at least (pirates = bad, phazon = poison), so the only reason to even play it is to explore to grap powerups. Which you only need in order to grab more powerups. To eventually open a door way back on the other side of the map that grants access to a new area...where there are more powerups.
Still, I could I would be okay with this - if it made sense as to WHY you need this stuff except as a means of getting more of it. If there was any sense that there was a story you were driving forward, or the combat was more engaging, or even if there was a way to tag the map so I could remember where to go BACK TO once I grab the blue beam without having to look up a FAQ I could get behind it well enough to finish the game.
Now, that said, I WANT to like this game. It's smooth, and pretty, and it feels like I should want to finish it. But about 15 hours in (twice now) I just say to myself: "This isn't fun. It's tedious. Why should I keep doing this?" And then I just put it away. What makes people so rabid about these games?