Going Through the Motions with Blood Dragon

Blood Dragon

I’ve got a confession to make: I don’t love Blood Dragon.

After being so excited about Far Cry 3’s far-out DLC with a cheesy sci-fi bent, it turns out I’m just not that into it. The atmosphere of the game, full of reds, purples and neon colors, actually makes it kind of hard to pull of Far Cry 3’s refined, excellent gameplay. You can’t see enemies very well, you’re so superpowered that stealth barely matters, and with all the colors you rarely have any idea of where enemy fire is coming from.

But more than anything it just makes me want more of the real game. I’m not sad that I purchased it — I think DLC like this should be made more often — it’s just not really floating my cyber-boat. I find that I’m having to force myself to play the game, even after bumping it down to Easy to make it pass more quickly.

With gaming, I tend to muscle through most of the time and finish titles, even if I’m not 100 percent feeling them. But sometimes, I run into a Blood Dragon, where I legitimately do not even want to play it anymore, but feel like I should. So my question for you guys is this: when do you decide to cut the cord on a game? And what’s the last game you decided to stop playing? Go!

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5 thoughts on “Going Through the Motions with Blood Dragon”

  1. Well in the case of Hitman: Absolution, I cut the cord after the second level. It’s not fun. I think that’s the only game I stopped playing after getting bored. I’ve yet to finish Dishonored, but that was because of coursework getting in the way and not finding the time to get back into it as opposed to disliking the game/getting little enjoyment out of it.

  2. That’s what happened with Ni No Kuni 🙁

    Quitting felt like such a relief. That’s how you know.

    Although after Spirited Away, I kind of just want to watch the game on youtube…

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