The video games sector now accounts for more than half of the UK’s entire entertainment market. Naturally, every few months we have a plethora of new games ready to pop into our disk drives, or directly download, and experience within minutes (pending updates, of course). I’m personally guilty of abandoning games once I get my hands on a shiny new title.
Here is a list of 5 Games that I’m yet to complete and why.
5. Far Cry 5
I have a love/hate relationship with Far Cry. I don’t think in the history of the entire franchise, I’ve never finished one yet! When you first get stuck in, it is genuinely beautifully made, packed full of missions and has an intriguing story. The Seed family are evocative and offer, what seems to be, a completely new Far Cry experience. However, once you get further into a game, it all starts to seem a bit familiar.
To be honest, you kind of expect Pagan Min to radio you and to come across a prayer wheel in the mountains: BAM you’re back in Far Cry 4. Ubisoft don’t seem to want to mix up the formula anytime soon. Consequently, and FC5 will probably remain unfinished.
4. Assassin’ Creed Odyssey
Now this game took me by surprise. I’ve played every single one of Ubisoft’s AC games in the series (besides Unity, for obvious reasons) and, like Far Cry, I started to get a little irritated at the repetitive formula. Odyssey, however, is like a breath of fresh Agean sea air.
It combines the very best of the franchise and offers a genuinely brilliant experience. I haven’t finished this title, simply because Red Dead Redemption 2 came out and it was pushed aside. I’ll definitely be returning to Alexios’ Odyssey in the near future.
3. Horizon: Zero Dawn
Guerilla Games’ Horizon: Zero Dawn and protagonist Aloy were a welcome addition to the Playstation exclusive repertoire. The world is immersive and packed full of fascinating machines to take down. The story is genuinely interesting and I long to revisit the post-apocalyptic world of the 31st Century.
I lost interest in this title due to its size, think. After I’d conquered a few of the bigger machines and found out more about Faro Automated Solutions, I just lost all motivation. I think, these days, the size of games outweighs the developers ambition. Bigger is not always better in this context.
2.God of War (2018)
What. A. Game. I’d never played the classic God of War games (disgraceful, I know!) but, for sure, Kratos’ reputation certainly preceded him. It’s not my usual type of game; after a long period playing traditional RPGs, Sony’s God of War and its hack/slash type fighting was a welcome change. The setting is fantastic – I’ve always been fascinated by Norse mythology so experiencing it in this context was incredibly fun. The relationship between Kratos and his son BOY!, sorry, Atreus, forms the backbone of this game and the narrative is nothing short of immersive.
Due to work commitments, I abandoned my quest but made it as far as The Realm of the Dead, Helheim, on my lasplaythrough. The gods demand that I return to this game as soon as possible. I will not disappoint them.
1. Red Dead Redemption 2
Easily a strong contender for GOTY, the sequel the much loved Red Dead Redemption, RDR2 is arguably Rockstar Games’s greatest achievement to date. I simply love this game. It’s plethora of characters, environments and even it’s soundtrack is spellbinding. Unfortunately, early on in my RDR2 experience, an angry Instagram troll spoiled the ending on a completely unrelated post. It immediately spoiled my enjoyment of the game and halted my progress. After a month or so of thinking ‘what’s the point?’ I declared that I’d experience the world of Red Dead Redemption 2, as fully as I could, before returning to the main story.
I’ve still not played it for a while but absolutelt will, one day, finish Arthur Morgan and the Dutch Van Der Linde gang’s story.
In conclusion, that is the short version of games that I perhaps should have given another chance. What are your thoughts? Are there any recent games that you haven’t finished? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
Thank you for reading.