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    Default Addicted to a mediocre/bad game

    Has this ever happened to anyone? I don't necessarily even mean a bad version of an addicting game (Say, some terrible Tetris knockoff), but any game in particular that you keep finding yourself playing, no matter how terrible.

    I've had bouts in the past where I've been determined to beat a terrible game, and recently it's started up again. Lately I've been playing "Great Baseball" for the Master System daily. I know it's bad, and I have far better baseball games at hand, such as the one for the Odyssey 2. Nevertheless, I am drawn to the Mega Cartridge and it's awful voice synthesis.

    I guess I just find it entertaining, and wanted to know if anyone else has gone through phases of terrible gaming.

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    Does Action 52 count? The game is terrible but definitely not as bad as everyone says and I've spent a fair amount of time playing Dam Busters.
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    Streamers and the platformer where the lights go out are decent enough games in Action 52.

    Menace Beach is my guilty pleasure. The various elements of the game make it so bad it's good from the weird enemies, the girlfriend yelling at you between levels while her clothes slowly disintegrate, and other things make it a pretty funny game to play. Operation Secret Storm is pretty amusing too.

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    I'm still very much addicted to Pepsiman on the PSX.

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    World of Warcraft a few years ago

    There are a few games I love despite popular opinion of them being low. One is skullmonkeys for playstation just cuz its so charming. Looove the music and claymation, the humor, and the style.

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    Every now and then I consider trying to beat E.T. for Atari, but every time I mention it my little brother slaps me, lol.

    There are a lot of games I consider to be excellent, but that others aren't so crazy about. I'm not sure if those count, since this seems to be a question games we ourselves admit are not good and yet continuously play.
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    True, I should reword myself. I admit the gameplay in skullmonkeys is pretty flawed, hit detection is bad, levels are pretty boring. But the style makes up for it. And the bonus level music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pezcore343 View Post
    True, I should reword myself. I admit the gameplay in skullmonkeys is pretty flawed, hit detection is bad, levels are pretty boring. But the style makes up for it. And the bonus level music.
    I just looked that game up and it looks awesome. It's totally going on my list of PS1 games to buy.
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    Many people complain about The Hunt for Red October on the NES for playing like crap and having God-awful music. You know what? I like the game, music and all. Well, everything except for the Final Stage inside the submarine when you have to diffuse bombs. That's a pain in the *#^.

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    Good! I think its fantastic. Can be a tad pricey but keep an eye out for deals.

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    Devil May Cry 2 had a stupid story, terrible dialogue, and a completely pointless second disc that was essentially the whole game over again with a different character.

    But, if played for the sheer joy of shooting stuff and chopping baddies up with swords, it's kind of fun.
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    There are some games that I like that other people have said are terrible games (Fester's Quest, for instance), and some games I played and beat just because I didn't have anything else to play and I like one or two things about the game (Lagoon for instance), but I'm not sure either of those things are what the OP is talking about. I do on occassion play a bad game just to laugh at it, but I rarely play it for very long. The worst I can think of offhand would be The Ring: Terror's Realm, which isn't incredibly bad, but it's certainly not good. The game is mostly saved by the crappy translation, tho.
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    I've forced myself to finish more than a few titles over the years.

    Stinkers, all of them, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobiusclimber View Post
    The worst I can think of offhand would be The Ring: Terror's Realm, which isn't incredibly bad, but it's certainly not good. The game is mostly saved by the crappy translation, tho.
    That's the first game I thought of when I saw this thread, pretty terrible game, but I couldn't stop playing it on account of how bad it was. Literally nothing happens for about the first 20 minutes or so and then things kind of happen, but it's more like a small fizzle.

    I kind of want to go back and beat it now.

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    Yeah, I think the game ended up getting to be tougher than I wanted to deal with (considering I was only playing it for the bad dialogue) so I gave up. I really should go back to finish it off tho. Then I can move on to Carrier or Illbleed.
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    Well not exactly, but I was addicted to a game that evil crappy SOE bought up(Pox Nora, which used to be great), which they then destroyed(all the changes hasn't taken effect yet, but It's as good as done). However luckily these past few changes are so drastically bad, that I was able to leave once, and for all(as there is no hope for PN being worthwile anymore).

    PS. Oh man do I feel loaded with dough, since I stopped spending money on that game(somehow I managed to not only pay off my credit card, and pay people I owed money too due to xmas, but I was also able to spend a bunch of money hor myself).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobiusclimber View Post
    There are some games that I like that other people have said are terrible games (Fester's Quest, for instance), and some games I played and beat just because I didn't have anything else to play and I like one or two things about the game (Lagoon for instance), but I'm not sure either of those things are what the OP is talking about. I do on occassion play a bad game just to laugh at it, but I rarely play it for very long. The worst I can think of offhand would be The Ring: Terror's Realm, which isn't incredibly bad, but it's certainly not good. The game is mostly saved by the crappy translation, tho.
    Hey now, Fester's Quest was indeed a pretty good game, so you're not alone there.

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    I actually enjoyed...and FINISHED (without loosing a life even) Rocky and Bullwinkle for GameBoy.

    It's really not a bad game, once given the chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoltor View Post
    Hey now, Fester's Quest was indeed a pretty good game, so you're not alone there.
    I agree. It's a tough one without a turbo controller, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrRoboto19XX View Post
    Has this ever happened to anyone? I don't necessarily even mean a bad version of an addicting game (Say, some terrible Tetris knockoff), but any game in particular that you keep finding yourself playing, no matter how terrible.

    I've had bouts in the past where I've been determined to beat a terrible game, and recently it's started up again. Lately I've been playing "Great Baseball" for the Master System daily. I know it's bad, and I have far better baseball games at hand, such as the one for the Odyssey 2. Nevertheless, I am drawn to the Mega Cartridge and it's awful voice synthesis.

    I guess I just find it entertaining, and wanted to know if anyone else has gone through phases of terrible gaming.

    If not...Super Tennis, anyone?
    Oh dear sweet Jebus, I can relate. I call these titles "secret shames", and mine is none other than the Neo Geo's Ninja Combat.

    Even when I was a kid I knew it was trash, but back in the early 90s the huge sprites and awesome audio set the new standard for gaming A/V..at least for me. I actually wrote about it.

    http://www.2d-x.com/secret-shame-rev...-ninja-combat/

    China Warrior was also an old school fave, but thats perhaps stiffer and shallower than Ninja Combat!
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