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Games you hated as a kid but loved as an adult (and vise versa).
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So what are some of those games you really hated as a kid, but as you grew up and replayed them you really loved them (or vise versa)?

For me it's definitely Zelda 1/2.

I had the NES GBA versions and after playing the other games (LTTP/LA/MC etc.) going back to the first two was annoying.

I didn't hate Zelda 1 that much, but I honestly had no idea where to go since games like LTTP and MC gave you a map with a direction. Looking back I wish someone told me to make a map since I would've loved to do that a kid and it would've helped in the long run. I could never find the second dungeon and would usually die before I got there. Zelda 2 on the other hand was just so difficult and different to any other Zelda game I just disliked it.

Replaying them in 2013 was a lot more fun. I had a map for both just so I knew where to go, and consulted a guide whenever I didn't. Zelda 1 was just a basic Zelda game so I liked it once I knew what I was doing, as for 2 I really loved it. From the music to the world map that game was really cool and unique, loved the combat too once I got the hang of it, very challenging.

Another game would be The World Ends With You. My brother got it in 2007 and loved it, and told me I should play it but I honestly HATED the controls. I really didn't like using buttons and the touch screen to play (and I still don't) so I put the game off for 10 years. I liked everything else about the game, but hated the gameplay. I eventually went back to it last summer and really enjoyed it, the boat has passed for me to really love it sadly. It seems like one of those games that I would've put in my top ten back when I was 11 and would've stuck with me since but sadly, that won't happen. Spoiler:Although, if it was anything like me playing Phoenix Wright I probably would've had a cringeworthy phase in regards to the game, so at least THAT never happened.

If it counts as well, I didn't really like games like Mass Effect, Red Dead Redemption and Fallout 3 until years later (although, I don't like Fallout 3 as much as I did, but I don't hate it as much as I did before). The other two I played as a teenager and didn't like them as much, but over time I grew to tolerate and even enjoy them even though my first playthrough wasn't that enjoyable with them.

Although, there is no game I can think of I loved as a kid and really hate now. They were all pretty good and I still enjoy them today.
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You'll be surprised. When I was little. I wasn't into Square's RPG games(E.g Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana), but now. As I played them when I was older, I was able to enjoy for what they did to the gaming community. 

I guess I could say the same thing about Zelda II. Its different from the first game, but I do enjoy the fact that Nintendo was willing to take a risk with one of their new IPS at the time.
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Now, I don't know if I'd call it hate, but I've come to acknowledge that YuGiOh Forbidden Memories is a really really really bad game as I've gotten older. I kinda like watching people speedrun it because it takes anywhere from 3 hours to 20 hours because its entirely RNG, and the final boss is a string of around 5 characters that can win with a single card with no saves in between.
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I very distinctly remember playing Snowboard Kids 2 at a friend's house and loving it, returning several times to his house to play it.

I tried it again as an adult and all I could think was "Wow, this game is stupid and controls bad".

Also, I must admit that I completely poop-pooed the idea that the Ace Attorney games could be any good when they came out and hated them on principle. There was nothing exciting that could happen.
Then I joined these forums and saw retro raving over them all the time and figured "All right, I guess I should just try them." So far I've played all of the DS Ace Attorney games, watched the anime and played the Phoniex Wright/Layton crossover 3DS game.

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To avoid filling this with my personal unpopular opinions, I'll just say Goldeneye for N64. I use to have so much fun with the game. I played the multiplayer with my sister all the time, and I would replay the second stage all the time. Looking back, I never made it passed the second level. Going back to it, I can say that it's good for what it is and what it stands for in history, but I'll take a good amount of modern games over the janky controls.

On the flip side, Tetris. I was never good at it and could never figure out how to "git gud," so I just stopped playing the games. This year I picked up the original Tetris on NES and it seemed so easy to play, and I may or may not have spent two months playing the game off and on.
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(05-03-2018, 09:51 AM)CosmykTheDolfyn Wrote: I very distinctly remember playing Snowboard Kids 2 at a friend's house and loving it, returning several times to his house to play it.

I tried it again as an adult and all I could think was "Wow, this game is stupid and controls bad".

Also, I must admit that I completely poop-pooed the idea that the Ace Attorney games could be any good when they came out and hated them on principle.  There was nothing exciting that could happen.
Then I joined these forums and saw retro raving over them all the time and figured "All right, I guess I should just try them." So far I've played all of the DS Ace Attorney games, watched the anime and played the Phoniex Wright/Layton crossover 3DS game.

CURSE YOU RETROLINKX FOR MAKING ME ENJOY SOMETHING! CURSE YOU TO HECK!

Hahahaha, I'm very happy that I was a driving force to make you play those games. The first is my 4th favourite game of all time, and it's absolutely amazing. I say it changed me as a person. Make sure you play Dual Destinies and Spirit of Justice next, they're just as good.

Make sure you play Ghost Trick Phantom Detective if you haven't, it's made by the same person Shu Takumi and is my 2nd favourite game of all time.
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(05-03-2018, 09:51 AM)CosmykTheDolfyn Wrote: CURSE YOU RETROLINKX FOR MAKING ME ENJOY SOMETHING! CURSE YOU TO HECK!

HEY, WATCH YOUT LANGUAGE!! Do you actually type messages to other people using that keyboard? (/s)

But in all seriousnes (and to stay on topic), I will say that so far I don't have any game that fits into any of the two categories.
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Wasn't really a kid but tried Mass Effect 2 pretty soon after it came out when I was a teenager and couldn't fucking stand it. Then I gave it another shot last year, got past the horrible tutorial, and my god is that game glorious. Such a great story, so many fantastic self contained side quests, and the entire game is just one big ol' "getting the team back together" montage with really likable characters.
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(05-06-2018, 12:23 PM)gamemaster1991 Wrote: To avoid filling this with my personal unpopular opinions, I'll just say Goldeneye for N64. I use to have so much fun with the game. I played the multiplayer with my sister all the time, and I would replay the second stage all the time. Looking back, I never made it passed the second level. Going back to it, I can say that it's good for what it is and what it stands for in history, but I'll take a good amount of modern games over the janky controls.

Looking back on my past experiences with Goldeneye, I personally don't recall having trouble with the Facilty (the second level). I mean, maybe I got killed a couple of times here and there, but that's it.

You wanna know which level I never completed? The train. I never made it pass the train. Not sure if it's because I was retarted back in the day, but I just didn't knew how to escape from that one room you get trapped on near the end of the level.
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(05-28-2018, 03:00 PM)ZpaceJ0ck0 Wrote:
(05-06-2018, 12:23 PM)gamemaster1991 Wrote: To avoid filling this with my personal unpopular opinions, I'll just say Goldeneye for N64. I use to have so much fun with the game. I played the multiplayer with my sister all the time, and I would replay the second stage all the time. Looking back, I never made it passed the second level. Going back to it, I can say that it's good for what it is and what it stands for in history, but I'll take a good amount of modern games over the janky controls.

Looking back on my past experiences with Goldeneye, I don't recall having trouble with the Facilty (the second level). I mean, maybe I got killed a couple of times here and there, but that's it.

You wanna know which level I never completed? The train. I never made it pass the train. Not sure if it's because I was retarted back in the day, but I just didn't knew how to escape from that one room you get trapped on near the end of the level.

I guess I should better explain. I never made it past the Facility as a kid. It was just a really cool level to explore, which, I will admit, is one of the parts that holds up. The furthest I've made it was the bunker (I think it's level 5). I still have no idea what it wants me to do. Maybe I'm just stupid and over looking instructions. I should probably just look up a video to show me what to do so I can mark it off the unbeaten list.
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I'll say that, since I was a little arjahn playing Ocarina of time, I've vehemotly hated Stealth Segments in any videogame. Now, after sinking a lot of time into good stealth games ala Dishonored and Deus Ex and playing the stupidly overpowered Sneaky Archer in Skyrim a few times, I see the appeal.
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