Yeah, I’m a bit ticked at myself and others. Myself for having been “duped” into struggling through the “learning curve” of what now has become a fairly substantial list of games that require what I consider to be “too much” time simply to learn how to play a game. Yes, Paradox, I am most definitely giving you the most stinkiest of stink-eye possible! I’m also ticked at others for “hyping” so many games that have said “learning curves”. I have now tried FAR too many games that required a serious time investment simply to LEARN how to play the game, only to find afterwards that the game is not fun at all, and I’d just wasted my precious, precious time learning it when I could have been doing many other, fun, productive, fun, rewarding, fun, satisfying, fun, stimulating and FUN FUN FUN things!
So, this has me wondering if there are any other gamers out there like me who don’t want to waste another second of their precious, precious time on games that require TONS and TONS of precious, precious time just to “learn” how to play when, once learned, the end resulting satisfaction with said game is …debatable. Obviously, this is EXTREMELY subjective, but, just in case it might be interesting or useful for anyone else, here is my list of games that I struggled through the “learning curve”, but was disappointed with afterwards, that is, the time spent learning was not worth the overall satisfaction:
Europa Universalis 4
Crusader Kings 2
Supreme Ruler: Cold War
There are many other less-known games I’ve played, but these are, I think, the most popular.
Please feel free to add to this list.