Time and time again I tell myself “I will sit down one day and play a game from this series”. But then my interest falls with something else and I push that game to the side. For me, this happened a lot. This list is going to be controversial, so buckle up and try not to get too mad at me.
This one surprised even me. The long-running series Final Fantasy has never made its way into my life. Growing up I just had no interest in playing these games. I always thought they were either too confusing with all of their mechanics, and I wasn’t really a fan of anime.
The recent Final Fantasy 15 sparked interest in me. My brother ended up buying the game in 2016. Multiple times I sat down to watch him play it and was simply blown away by it. The mixture of stunning graphics, particle effects, and character models captivated me. How fluid the combat was also really piqued my interest. Even after all of this I still never picked up this game. I am officially adding this game to my backlog, even if I don’t own it.
I know this one is going to make a lot of people angry, and you have every right to be. I have watched my brother, friends, and various you tubers play these games. The gunplay, loot generating, art style all look appealing to me. But as I watch gameplay it just doesn’t do it for me. I do realize that it is different when you actually play the game. With Borderlands however it looks like I wouldn’t enjoy it. I may give the third installment a try, but don’t hold your breath.
Alright before you scream let me explain that I am planning on buying the Bioshock collection on PS4. Now as for me never playing these games the answer is a plain and simple I Don’t Know. These games have everything that I love in them. An interesting story, incredible world building with unique level design, and combat unlike any game. I guess through my PS3 days I just overlooked this game series and never really gave it a chance. Also, I was a naive little kid that didn’t know a quality game if you hit me over the head with it.
I actually have a reason for this game series. The answer is, I grew up with the original Xbox. The Metal Gear franchise was exclusively for the PlayStation when I was growing up, so I had zero exposure to it. Even after getting my PS3 the games never really jumped out at me. They also took a break making games when I got my console. When I eventually got my PS4 they released Ground Zeros and The Phantom pain. I didn’t pick these games up because I knew I wouldn’t understand the story. But, a couple of years ago, they added The Phantom pain to the PS plus lineup so I actually have the game now. I am still on the fence about playing it though, because of the story.
Horror games and I don’t mix well. I know that not all Resident Evil games are horror, but that still didn’t stop me from avoiding these games. I got maybe 10 minutes into the P.T demo before shutting off my PS4 and going for a walk. If you give me Resident Evil 7 to play I might just up and have a panic attack. I formally apologize to any and all fans of these games, but I will NEVER play these games.
The Legend of Zelda
I saved the best, and worst, for last. People grew up with the Legend of Zelda games, I didn’t. I opted to play Pokémon growing up. My Brother, however, grew up and owns most of the Legend of Zelda games. His favorite being Twilight Princess for the Wii. Even when I had my DS my brother tried to make me play Spirit Tracks and Phantom Hourglass. Me being the stubborn child that I was refused and went back to playing my Pokémon games. This is definitely my most shameful entry on this list. After seeing what this series has turned into, I regret not playing these games while growing up. I might even borrow my Brothers games now and play them.