What game didnt give you "pirate's syndrome'" ?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by jan777, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

    Jan 4, 2008
    Since pirating (or backing up, whichever you prefer) is easy coz of the interwebs, we tend to get bored easily with our "downloaded games" esspecially with the DS.
    There was a time where i didn't even play a game for more than 1 hour before it got replaced.

    but there's bound to be at least one game you guys played to the end.

    for me it was,
    DS: PW series, and Hotel Dusk
    Xbox360: Red Dead Redemption. soo fuucking good.

    and thast all i could remember.

    other games were either too hard or too easy taht i just gave up, and downloaded another batch.

    so, whats yours?
  2. ojsinnerz.

    ojsinnerz. Damned

    Oct 27, 2007
    I don't really pirate much games these days, but I tend to pirate things from big companies, such as Activision and Nintendo. (Though I can make exceptions if they are good deals. For example, Metroid prime trilogy)

    The very thought of giving Bobby Kotick more money makes me sick.
  3. Potticus

    Potticus GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 30, 2010
    United States
    The Sims was a no brainer.
    Jurassic Park Operation Genesis
    Pokemon games
    Mario games
    Hot Shots Golf for PSP
    GTA for PSP and for DS
  4. flameiguana

    flameiguana that's not me

    Jul 12, 2008
    United States
    Well the only consoles I have pirated on were my DS and PS2. I wouldn't count the isos for PSX I've used in emulators because I previously owned those games. With the PS2 I never experienced pirate's syndrome for some reason (probably because I used to not have the speed to download them and relied on ripping friends games when I didn't wanna buy them).

    DS: The Daigasso Band Brothers series kept me entertained for quite a while. Also, Castlevaina Dawn of Sorrow. The other Castlevania games weren't as good, and I remember Order of Ecclesia being too difficult.

    Mario Kart DS is another great game that I played a lot.

    I have a ton of other DS games that I put down after an hour or so, not because they were bad, but for some feeling of being jaded or something.
  5. gameboy13

    gameboy13 Orange and fluffy since 1995.

    Mar 21, 2010
    United States
    The Fur Side.
    Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days and The World Ends With You.
  6. Goli

    Goli RPG

    Jul 16, 2008
    Cote d'Ivoire
    I beat most of the games that i download, I don't download things if I don't like them. See shoutbox.
  7. Ritsuki


    Mar 15, 2008
    DS : PW series, Blue Dragon - Awakened Shadow, Spirit Tracks, Tales of Innocence, Trauma Center 1 & 2 (did not finish them, besause I had some freezing issues at the last operation), Pokemon games, The World Ends With You, Time Hollow, and that's pretty much all I think.

    Wii : Muramasa (one of the best Wii games ever), Monster Hunter Tri, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Trauma Center (the second one)

    In fact, even when I buy games, I don't finish them. I get bored easily and I was really busy with school these days. I only finish games that I find REALLY interesting.
  8. Fluto

    Fluto A potato in disguise

    Apr 17, 2009
    The Moon
    pokemon (cheats to make it more fun)

    the ones that i can remember
  9. Whipple

    Whipple GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 24, 2009
    United States
    Phoenix Wright series
    Peggle Dual Shot
    ClubHouse Games
    Picross 3D
    A Witch's Tale
  10. PeregrinFig

    PeregrinFig A miserable little pile of secrets

    Jun 18, 2010
    United States
    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, Dragon Quest IV, Dragon Quest V, and Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker. I'm not sure if I've reached the end credits on any other game I've pirated on my DS. Dragon Quest IX may be entered into this list in a few days though.
  11. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

    Jul 13, 2006
    United States
    I don't suffer from Pirate's Syndrome. I prefer Steam Syndrome.

    I have backlog of over 60 games.

    One Steam game that I didn't expect to be fun was Defense Grid: The Awakening.
  12. Technik

    Technik GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 2, 2009
    United States
    Pkmn HG JAP ( the first pkmn game pirated) ironicly the english version i bought gave me pirates syndrome.
    Prof Layton
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicals BOTH
  13. Daizu

    Daizu GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 26, 2010
    United States
    Chrono Trigger. Not a moment goes by where I don't regret it. Put it on my top five favorite RPG's list. *nod*
  14. dinofan01

    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

    Jul 4, 2008
    United States
    No More Heroes, GTA Chinatown wars, and the biggest monster hunter tri. I thought i would need to buy mh3 to give it the time it deserves.....100 hours in. I need no motivation besides that great gameplay.

    Edit: great topic idea btw. I was just thinking about this.
  15. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    Let's see.....I know I beat:

    On the DS:

    Eragon DS. Wish we had more games like that (game engine), using a newer SDK of course.

    I beat Castlevania DoS and PoR. But for some reason, I couldn't get into OoE.

    I beat Spiderman Web of Shadows.....fun game.

    Nanostray 1+2

    Top Gun....I liked that game, despite its faults.

    Both Pirates of the Caribbean games.

    Sonic Rush

    Asphalt GT 1 + 2

    Speed Racer

    Lego SW Complete Saga

    Don King Boxing

    Star Wars Clone Wars and Force Unleashed.

    On the PC:

    Flatout 2
    Batman Arkham Asylum
    X-Men: Wolverine
    Devil May Cry 4

    Man! I know there a lot of games I beat, but "pirate's syndrome" (and 30+ years of gaming) has given me "video game Alzheimer's" and I can't rem 90% of the games I've played anymore. I've played so many video games over the years......it all becomes a jumble. But those are some I remember. I only have a DS and PC to game with.
  16. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Ah, good old pirating syndrome.

    Well, there's some games I will pick up once and never play again, games I will pick up a few times then never play again, and games I beat.

    Prince of Persia: TFS for the Wii I didn't complete yet but it sure beat the syndrome. That game was surprisingly good.

    Super Mario Galaxy 2 of course.

    All my Xbox 360 games since A) I buy all my 360 games and B) I like Achievements. Pirating syndrome would be a goner if we had an achievement system on Wii/DS.

    Not sure if there's anything on my DS in months that has beaten the syndrome.
  17. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

    Apr 30, 2006
    United States
    USA MTN timezone
    overcoming pirates syndrome is easy as fuck, you guys are just extremely weak willed

  18. Thoob

    Thoob LOLmonade.

    May 28, 2009
    Ah! That was such a good game when I was 10/11! It was the first game I played on my PS2, I had a 5 star park that took me about two months to finish! [​IMG]
  19. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Former Staff
    Oct 23, 2007
    PowerLevel: 9001
    IMHO, if you drop a game, it's mainly because it's bad and/or you don't like it.

    The only thing the pirate's syndrome lets you do, it's that when you don't like a game, you can switch it immediately with another. Instead, when you've bought it, you tend to force yourself to finish it just because you've paid good monies for it [​IMG]

    On the DS the only games which didn't make me suffer of the "Pirate's Syndrome" were the PW series and a few select others. I remember playing them non-stop 'till I finished them! Really good games [​IMG]
  20. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Marina is best waifu

    Sep 13, 2009
    Many moons away
    Dragon Quest Monster Joker, just because it shit compared to the original Dragon Quest Monster games.