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Video Games you HATED at First but grew to LOVE ?

Old 11-30-01, 09:49 PM
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Video Games you HATED at First but grew to LOVE ?

Videogames more than anything i think, you can tell whether you are gonna like a game within 10 minutes of playing it, maybe more

Are there any videogames you really hated at first but then grew to love ?
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Old 11-30-01, 11:03 PM
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yeah, tony hawk 3.. At first, I didn't like it, but the more I played it, the more I liked it. Now I only have 7 more people to go to unlock the neversoft eyeball...
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Old 11-30-01, 11:57 PM
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i hate tony hawk 3, twisted metal black. probably b/c i suck at those games. i got them b/c they got such good reviews and i hope i grow to love them later

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I thought long and hard about this but I can't think of a single game I hated at first and ended up liking. I can think of plenty of games that the opposite applies to though.
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Old 12-01-01, 12:50 AM
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This happens with sports games sometimes. The controls can take awhile to get down and a game that you don't like can turn into a favorite once you master the controls.
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I hated Parappa the Rappa at first. I thought it was the most ridiculous concept and style ever made into a game. I had the demo from the PS mag. My friend and I just couldn't believe it. A few months later we put it in again out of boredom and got addicted. Went out and got the game and couldn't put it down.

"Did you try that bathroom on the left..."
"Did you try the bathroom on the right..."

I still bust up everytime I think about that game having bathroom humor.
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Old 12-01-01, 01:39 AM
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For me, it was Final Fantasy II on SNES, which I first rented back in late '91. It was the first role-playing game I had played, and after playing it for a short time, I thought having menu-based battles was just stupid. I couldn't understand how such a bad game was getting such great reviews. But still, I kept playing it, and before long, I was hooked. The story drew me in, the great music seemed to fit perfectly, and I quickly grew to like the menu-based battle system. I rented it a second time, and then bought it shortly thereafter. It's still one of my favorite games of all-time, and I still play it from time to time.
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I hated Parappa the Rappa at first. I thought it was the most ridiculous concept and style ever made into a game. I had the demo from the PS mag. My friend and I just couldn't believe it. A few months later we put it in again out of boredom and got addicted. Went out and got the game and couldn't put it down.


I second that, but then you know what?

I GOTTA BELIEVE!!!
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I recently got Half-Life for the ps2(i have a mac and this game never made it to the mac) and I wasn't too impressed with it until I had played for like an hour. Now I really enjoy the game. The first MGS was like that for me too. I was frustrated by the controls and I couldn't sneak very well. I grew to love it.
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Just kidding - that game blows.
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Old 12-03-01, 02:31 PM
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I'm going to say Starcraft for the PC.

It was so complicated at first and the graphics weren't terribly interesting compared to other games. A few days later I tried it out again and loved it, great music and sound effects and incredible battle system.
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CONTRA 3 for the snes. At first i thought it was too hard and too short and i HATED IT. I wanted to kill egm for rating it so high. I loved the first contra and was so dissapointed with it at one point i wanted to cry because the return policy wouldnt let me return it. But then i grew to like it somehow, and then i was so impressed with some of the later bosses i loved it. The biggest part of me hating it was that it was ONLY 6 LEVELS and at the time my mentality told me every game should be at least 8 levels.
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I don't know how I forgot it before, but Worms Armageddon. My friends at college had it and I always saw them playing it and I didn't know why. Then I tried it and thought it sucked. I played a bit more and grew to love it. I even bought it for my Playstation so I could play multiplayer without having to have a LAN in place
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