i wouldn’t say i ever bothered becoming “good” at any game except maybe pokemon and a few specific multiplayer modes in halo reach but, as for games that i’m awful at, i’d have to say the soulsborne series. love the world of the games, love watching my friends/family play them, love talking about and analyzing them, but i hate playing them. it’s just too much pressure!
it’s a similar thing with the dishonored series: i havent’ actually played any of those games, even though i watched a full playthrough of the first one and really liked it, because i’m just too scared of messing up! maybe someday i’ll have the confidence to try dishonored 2 but this year is not that year, i don’t think.
gonna second puzzle games too. i’m pretty good at certain types of puzzles, like logic puzzles, but a lot of types of puzzles i just have a really hard time thinking through which makes me nervous about trying out a lot of the cool puzzle games that there are. i’ve played several prof. layton games and there’ll be like a third of the puzzles i can do without much of an issue, a third that i’ll need some time with but can solve with a few hints, and then a third that i absolutely have to go look up the answers to because i just can’t deal with 'em. it’s partially for the same reason that other people in here have a hard time with strategy games - i just don’t think very far ahead. i also have a difficult time not like, trying basically the same thing over and over even though i should already know it doesn’t work.