I've just got done with an 10hr shift on Fallout 3 (GOTY), still my first playthrough, and argh! It's hooked me in!
I've sunk over 70 hours into one character, only gone so far as meant to be meeting dear old dad at Project Purity or something (done a lot of side quests) and I've only done Operation: Anchorage DLC so far!
Funny thing is I've played 3 and 4 hour stints on it before but it never really got me hooked and something somehow changed when I played it last week.
Same thing happened initially with Mass Effect 1 & Bioshock (that didn't take me 70+ hours of course) - at first 'meh, it's ok, but nothing amazing' ...keep going and one day - blam! Addicted.
So instead of being 'Ode to Fallout', I'll ask the question; has this happened to anyone else?
Footnote: I like to think that THIS is reason enough to justify keeping games, not impulsively trading them in/selling them because you didn't like at first or couldn't get into them.
Hulk is strongest one there is... Hulk is... only one there is... only one... there... is... Hulk feels... cold
Call of Duty: World at War Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Portal (Now Portal 2 is one of my favourite games) Mass Effect (But I haven't played this in a while so I may need another 'hook') Assassin's Creed II Saint's Row 2 (Now its one of my favourite games)
Games which still need to hook me in: (I still enjoy these games to an extent)
Saint's Row Just Cause 2 Fallout 3 Limbo The Darkness Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Enslaved Alan Wake Dead Rising 2: Case West and Case Zero (I love Dead Rising 2 though) Project Gotham Racing 4 Bioshock Fable 2 Dead Rising Assassin's Creed Oblivion
"Please remember, Science rhymes with compliance. Do you know what doesn't rhyme with compliance? Neurotoxin" - Portal 2
Mass Effect 1. Played it when first came out, put about twenty hours and then just stopped. Three years later decided to continue it, got me hooked and finished it, and then few months later finished ME2.
"Come at the king, you best not miss." "C'mon Alex, you can do it! C'mon Alex, there's nothing to it!."
Got it on PC in 2008. Couldn't get into it at all.
Bought it on 360 games on demand in '10. Couldn't get into at all.
Tried it again summer of this year. One of my FAVORITE games this gen. Easily. Not sure why I passed it up so much. I think I was too scared, lol.
This is actually the only example I can think of, and it's pretty significant because I not only ended up enjoying the game, but ended up regarding it as one of the best games on the console and best survival horror game since Resident Evil came out in 1996.
Batman: Arkham Asylum at first i had trouble figuring out how to fight and i stopped playing after an hour in, 3 months later i decided to play again, got the hang of things, and now it and its sequel are two of my favorite games
"When these hands are crushing your throat, your dying breath won't be an appeal to god, it'll be, thank you Killbane"- Killbane