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#4321615 - 12/20/16 02:05 AM What is you gaming "White Whale"?  
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That game you really want to try and like, but every time you try it, you just drop it and walk away after a few minutes of play.

- Dark Souls: I am still at the first big monster in the church/temple... you know the one. Been trying for 2 and a half years according to Steam.

The saddest part? - Even though I have never been able to progress, I also got DS2 and 3, because I was able to get them really cheap...and it was inevitable to be able to continue the first one...someday.

I blame it on it being a third person game....yeah...that sounds right.

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#4321616 - 12/20/16 02:24 AM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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for me it's the Stalker series and Pacific Storm

tried many times those games but always unistalling them after a couple of hours


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#4321618 - 12/20/16 02:27 AM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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I kind of have that with Dragon Age: Inquisition. There are many things I like, many more that I don't understand yet and things I don't care for. Its not a bad looking game by any means but I'm not a fan of the Frostbite engine or at least the latest iteration. I'm not sure why. It still feels kind of shallow to me and not organic like Witcher 3 engine, Red Dead Redemption engine, The Order:1886 engine. However I did like the looks of Battlefield Bad Company 2. I'm also still struggling a bit with the combat. It all hasn't quite clicked for me yet but I hope it does. I'll usually grind an hour or two here and there just hoping it opens up more. I'm sure there are others but that's all I gots right now.

#4321621 - 12/20/16 02:44 AM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Crusader Kings 2. I've started it at least a dozen times and never been able to last more than 10 minutes.


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#4321622 - 12/20/16 02:47 AM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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#4321623 - 12/20/16 02:51 AM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear. The mission where you have to bug the terrorist camp. It's next to impossible because you can't even be seen let alone glanced at. There are no save points. So you can get 40+ minutes into the mission and one slip[ up and it's chutes and ladders all the way back to the beginning again. So annoying. You can't even fire a weapon.

I finally completed the mission once. I was so turned off and frustrated by it that I never finished Rogue Spear. A while later my hard drive crashed which means after re-installation I would have to start the whole campaign all over again, INCLUDING that mission.

I never even bothered to re-install it. I was that fed up.

There's an Arma 3 mission that is that way right now for me. I accomplished "Signal Lost" once before but because some silly update saw my campaign progress as not compatible, it started the campaign over at the last good save point, which is right where that tough mission is again. Grrrr.....!!!!

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#4321636 - 12/20/16 04:09 AM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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DCS World. It's beautiful, and it has the unusual distinction in simulation gaming of still being supported.

It's just not fun. In the pursuit of fidelity, they completely erased any sense of enjoyment, at least for me.


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#4321640 - 12/20/16 04:38 AM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Try one of the newer A-10C campaigns, "Operation Piercing Fury" or "The Enemy Within". Both of those turn a dry, serious simulator into some serious, kick-ass, gaming fun!

#4321656 - 12/20/16 09:07 AM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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The Witcher 3. Everything about it seems to shout that I will like it. But in practice - meh. Just can't get into it.


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#4321678 - 12/20/16 11:44 AM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Originally Posted By: PFunk
DCS World...

It's just not fun. In the pursuit of fidelity, they completely erased any sense of enjoyment, at least for me.


Couldn't have said it better myself.


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#4321680 - 12/20/16 11:52 AM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Originally Posted By: Bib4Tuna

That game you really want to try and like, but every time you try it, you just drop it and walk away after a few minutes of play.




You ask a most excellent question.


For me the game is Assetto Corsa. The feel of the physics engine is nice and the graphics are nice but the actual immersion and gameplay itself I find to be so sterile and bland. I can never play it for more than an hour at any time.


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#4321690 - 12/20/16 12:34 PM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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And I'm not going to start Mankind Divided before I have finished Human Revolution.

The reality is, whenever I try to muster the energy, I fire up Civilization once more for yet another all-nighter.

#4321693 - 12/20/16 12:55 PM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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DCS flight sim are mine. I would really like to become competent with them but there's just to MANY BUTTON combinations.
I Really want to purchase DCS spitfire but I know it will be used a couple of times then just likes DCS huey and the rest not be played.

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#4321705 - 12/20/16 01:54 PM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Grand Prix Legends.

The sim is supposed to beat you. You're not supposed to be as fast as Clark Hill Gurney Brabham and company.

Been trying off and on since '98. The racing is great fun but real-race length Monaco? Nurburgring? You're lucky to finish, let alone get a top three spot. But "a few minutes" has no place in GPL. Takes longer than that to put in a good qualifying lap.


What kind of car is that? What does it matter? When I drive it, I'm Steve McQueen
#4321706 - 12/20/16 01:56 PM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: 462cid]  
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Originally Posted By: 462cid
Grand Prix Legends.

The sim is supposed to beat you. You're not supposed to be as fast as Clark Hill Gurney Brabham and company.

Been trying off and on since '98. The racing is great fun but real-race length Monaco? Nurburgring? You're lucky to finish, let alone get a top three spot. But "a few minutes" has no place in GPL. Takes longer than that to put in a good qualifying lap.


Yeah, GPL is the epitome of the hardcore racing sim. It kicked my a$$. biggrin


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#4321707 - 12/20/16 02:03 PM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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I hope to finish my Christmas shopping today. I'm on vacation this week to get things done. Maybe in a few days I can devote some seat time to GPL. After all these years I have a PC that doesn't bat an eye at it at full res and all sorts of mods.

But the images of "Zandvoort DNF. Kyalami DNF. Mosport DNF. Watkins Glen DNF." mock my wakeful dreams.


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#4321717 - 12/20/16 02:43 PM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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DCS World for me. It may as well be a job. Just too real.

Hearts of Iron IV too. Different reasons that I can't really describe. I always end up back with War in the Pacific when I try HOI.


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#4321747 - 12/20/16 04:29 PM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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This is probably going to sound like heresy, but for me it's Civ 5. I never played any of the Civ games except Civ revolution on the PS3. That was sort of like a Civ light I guess, and it kept my interest enough to make it through one or two campaigns. They really had to simplify it to get it to run on a console and even then it taxed the system
with choppy performance.

Then some time late last year when Steam had a sale on Civ 5 with all of its various DLC for one lump sum, I gave in and bought it. In a year, I have put in exactly 6 hours and most of that has been playing the tutorials. I just get bored with it and stop after an hour or so.

I guess it's the fact that I got spoiled by the Total War type RTS's, which have a more of a gritty historically authentic tactical element and less of an overall fantasy world aspect.


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#4321754 - 12/20/16 04:52 PM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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DCS dropped off from my radar several months ago. It definitively has to do with the sterile nature of the maps, workload, and overall lack of "consistency" or "synergy" between the simulated platforms. It has some of the elements I disliked about civilian flight simulators, and very few of the ones I loved about military simulations.

I will try to get one of the A-10 campaigns this Christmas and see if that changes my perceptions a bit, but I am not confident it can.

On the other side of the coin, I still fly regularly and love F4 BMS, and I never feel it gets tiresome for me.

#4321758 - 12/20/16 04:57 PM Re: What is you gaming "White Whale"? [Re: Forward Observer]  
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Originally Posted By: Forward Observer


I guess it's the fact that I got spoiled by the Total War type RTS's, which have a more of a gritty historically authentic tactical element and less of an overall fantasy world aspect.


Cheers
This right here is the exact reason why I skipped on getting TW: Warhammer. A huge part of the appeal to me with the Total War series are the historical settings and the fact that I'm a big military history buff.

I keep hoping that Creative Assembly is working on either an Empire 2 or Napoleon 2.


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