My goodness, where could I even begin with games that I just never bothered to finish. More recently I haven’t gone back to either Persona 5 or Nier Automata.
For Persona, I finished up Ann’s social link and then just sort of stopped. I generally enjoy the visual novel aspect of Persona a lot more than the actual gameplay aspect, and I guess Ann is really the only character I cared enough about to finish the social link. It’s the same reason I dropped off of P4G (although I did not enjoy P4 but did enjoy my time with P5) where I just didn’t care enough about the characters. I think Persona 5 is a wonderful game and would recommend it to everyone, but I just don’t know if I have it in me to go back and finish it up.
For Nier, I really enjoyed the gameplay and characters and design and music and just everything about it! But it’s open-world design is horrific. I just want to run around and finish side-quests and after not being able to find some of them, and stopping playing for a week, I just can’t get back to it. I have no idea where I am in the story anymore and I just don’t know if I have it in me to go another 40ish hours in that game. It’s a shame, but I already had the ending spoiled for me so there’s not a lot of motivation left.
But there’s so many games that I’ve played for an hour and really enjoyed my time, but never went back. Open-world games give me anxiety through the amount of options and I always get so caught up in either grinding or side-quests that I just can’t follow the damn game after a while. Other games like CRPGs (Baldur’s Gate/NWN/Torment) get so difficult that I don’t know if I could beat them if I tried. I keep trying though, because I enjoy them, but I just don’t have the skill level. One day I’ve always wanted to really sit down and force myself to finish these games but there’s always some shinier game that has my eye.
Oh, I also never actually finished Metal Gear Solid. I adore that game, have played through it so many times, and then I just stop on the final fight. Partially because it’s real tough, and partially because I just don’t see the reason to slog through what I think is a bad boss fight compared to the rest of them just to see the finish to a story I’ve already seen multiple times.