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4 Game Series I Just Can't Love

Sometimes there are games that we just want to love, but for some reason we can't. It might be something as simple as the art style or music but it's there. I'm the same as everyone else, here are 5 games I want to love, but I just can't.

5. Soulsborne Games

RPGs are my favorite kind of game. It's 2024 and I just realized Skyrim has a Daedra worshiping town. It doesn't take much to get me excited for an RPG. Soulsbourne games often have deep lore, which I love. The worlds are beautiful and unique. But, at the end of the day, I feel nothing playing them. The games often seem difficult for the sake of difficulty and overcoming some major obstacle doesn't give me satisfaction. I never get the sense of being better at the games, I don't feel strongly about any of the lore which is often buried in item descriptions. Sometimes I just crave the old hack and slash Devil May Cry type games and that's okay.


4.  Legend of Zelda

Again, I love RPGs but something about Legend of Zelda has never grabbed my interest. I've finished a few of them. Link to The Past, Adventure of Link, Ocarina of Time, and at some point I just gave up on trying to love the series. There's these giant worlds with combat that allows you to parry, deflect, sneak and so much more. Yet, it always seemed incredibly simple. I always felt as if there should be just a little more to the games, but I never got it.


3. Assassin's Creed

Now this, is a series I should be in love with. A series with lore built around alternate histories from around the world. I have a YouTube channel, that focuses on delivering history from a less eurocentric perspective. I love when games like Red Dead Redemption or The Council make references to real life events. Yet, when I play Assassin's Creed, I get bored. I'm someone who watches history documentaries for fun, and the games bore me to death. I'm not even complaining from the perspective of one of these weird people who are upset there's a Black man and Asian woman in Japan. The whole series bores me and I jumped off years ago. Black Flag almost got me, but I didn't finish the game.

2. The Witcher

Yeah, I don't even dislike this series, I just hate it. I don't think the environments are near as charming as people claim they are. The controls are terrible and clunky. The story boils down to a power fantasy in which every single woman craves Geralt and every single woman no mater if she's 18 or 81 has incredibly detailed and massive breasts. Sex on a unicorn can not save this game for me. Henry Cavill couldn't save the series for me. The fact that this series got past the first game is ridiculous to me. None of us who had played the first game in this series should have been shocked when it took a year and a half for Cyberpunk 2077 to actually be playable.

1. Castlevania

This one hurts me the most. I really want to like these games. I write about vampires and stuff all the time in my web anthology Exsanguinate. I have always had a love of supernatural things and games are no different. We need more platformers, it's a dying genre outside of indie games. I've beaten a good number of Castlevania games. However, I gave up on the series. I felt the games were too tedious and filled with a bunch of backtracking to extend play time. It really sucks because that's the only bad thing I have to say about the series, but it's enough for me to not be a fan.

Do you have any games you want to love but can't?

Darrell S.

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