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Most of my childhood was based around playing games on the ps1 and 2 with my father. We had discovered new worlds, destroyed Aliens and saved the republic countless of times. Looking back on it all, I wouldn't have traded the experience for anything.

Today I put up my ps2 in storage, although it's still around the house, you just can't see it. I haven't used my PS2 in years, and it was literally collecting dust, so I thought it was time to put something else there.

Something that I noticed is that I wouldn't want to replay most of those games again, just due to how clunky the controls are, or how they just didn't age all that well. It's somewhat of a disappointment to me. Something else that bothers me is how washed out the graphics look on a HD TV, and it's just unappealing to look at.

So my question for the GOG community is, Is there a game you absolutely loved when it came out, but you could never see yourself playing it again?
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

I absolutely loved that game when I was younger, but at this point I've long since replayed it enough times that I just don't think it could ever be as fun as it once was.
For me, I would probably never play Medal Of Honour Rising Sun ever again. It's one of my favourite games to play with my father, but having played it for hundreds of hours, it just isn't that interesting anymore.

It doesn't help the controls are clunky.
Football Manager 2005-2012 I guess.
Tomb Raider 1+2. Got the 1+2+3 pack recently on GOG and well... should not have started the first. Ugly early 3D graphics plus the clunky controls made me quit in 10 minutes. At least there is the Anniversary remake.
On the other hand games like Doom/Hexen/Heretic have aged well. Always lose a couple of hours when I start Doom hehe.
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innerring: Tomb Raider 1+2. Got the 1+2+3 pack recently on GOG and well... should not have started the first. Ugly early 3D graphics plus the clunky controls made me quit in 10 minutes. At least there is the Anniversary remake.
On the other hand games like Doom/Hexen/Heretic have aged well. Always lose a couple of hours when I start Doom hehe.
Okay we're off topic here but if you have a few extra bucks opt for the Glidos. It has a special feature made for GOG's TR 1 and I love it. Of course I've been in love with Lara since she was introduced all those years ago so I'm biased.

As for the thread, yes, pretty much everything NES. Every once in a while I think how great would it be to relive BreakThru or Ikari Warriors or Excite Bike, so I hook up the NES or ROM if I don't feel like blowing and start playing. I get 2 minutes in and think, "THIS SUCKS!"
Post edited November 30, 2013 by tinyE
For me personally the GTA trilogy (3, Vice City and San Andreas). Between bad controls and annoying mechanics I just can't do it anymore.
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darthspudius: For me personally the GTA trilogy (3, Vice City and San Andreas). Between bad controls and annoying mechanics I just can't do it anymore.
myeah.some graphical aspects of them aged awfully too.
I just replayed the entire GTA Trilogy a couple of weeks ago. I had a blast but for the final GTA 3 mission and that's only because I despise timed missions. :O
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elendiel7: Something that I noticed is that I wouldn't want to replay most of those games again, just due to how clunky the controls are, or how they just didn't age all that well. It's somewhat of a disappointment to me. Something else that bothers me is how washed out the graphics look on a HD TV, and it's just unappealing to look at.
Hmmmm, really? I feel exactly the other way around. PS2 games have aged really well in my opinion, in fact, they're not even that old. I would never put up my PS2, there are still MANY great games for it that i haven't played (like God Hand, Viewtiful Joe 2, many JRPGs, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy XII, the Persona series, Jak 3, Sly Cooper, SOCOM 2, Killzone, Twisted Metal, and the list goes on and on).

Yes, the graphics look horrible on modern TVs, but you can't blame the console for that. The PS2 was not designed for HD TVs, but there are some games which support 480p that can look good (not great, though) if you use a composite video cable (the one with the green, blue and red conectors for video, along with the usual red and white for sound).
Post edited November 30, 2013 by Neobr10
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elendiel7: Today I put up my ps2 in storage, although it's still around the house, you just can't see it.
Make sure the disc drive head is in a good position - if the ribbon cable leading to it is folded for an extended time it can harden in that position (or "remember" that position next time it folds) and may start to scratch discs next time you use it.

EDIT: Not sure if there's any game I liked that I couldn't see myself playing again at some point.
Post edited November 30, 2013 by DreadMoth
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elendiel7: So my question for the GOG community is, Is there a game you absolutely loved when it came out, but you could never see yourself playing it again?
NES games, especially the "unfair" games like Castlevania, Ghosts n Goblins, Ninja Gaiden, Battletoads and a few others. I like a challenge, i really do, but i just can't stand unfair difficulty anymore. Everything from the SNES and Genesis up has aged well enough for me.
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elendiel7: Most of my childhood was based around playing games on the ps1 and 2 with my father. We had discovered new worlds, destroyed Aliens and saved the republic countless of times. Looking back on it all, I wouldn't have traded the experience for anything.

Today I put up my ps2 in storage, although it's still around the house, you just can't see it. I haven't used my PS2 in years, and it was literally collecting dust, so I thought it was time to put something else there.

Something that I noticed is that I wouldn't want to replay most of those games again, just due to how clunky the controls are, or how they just didn't age all that well. It's somewhat of a disappointment to me. Something else that bothers me is how washed out the graphics look on a HD TV, and it's just unappealing to look at.

So my question for the GOG community is, Is there a game you absolutely loved when it came out, but you could never see yourself playing it again?
I absolutly loved Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (GameCube), so much, that my dogs name is Xelha :)
I got a ps2 especially for final fantasy 10 and at the time i was amazed by the graphics. i recently replayed it and it was still fun.
There are probably a few more good ps2 games and it's good for emulation but nothing a wii or ps3/4 or xbox can not do.
Post edited November 30, 2013 by lugum
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elendiel7: So my question for the GOG community is, Is there a game you absolutely loved when it came out, but you could never see yourself playing it again?
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Neobr10: NES games, especially the "unfair"
*ahem* U-U-D-D-L-R-L-R B-A START :P