What Game Do You Love, But Can't Seem To Finish?

Will The Phantom Thieves ever steal all the hearts? Will I ever eat curry again with the best boy, and starving artist, Yusuke? When can I expect it to stop being November in Persona 5? When I pick up the controller and finish the game, you say? Oh. Okay.

You know how, sometimes, you really like a game but for whatever reason you just haven’t finished it yet? And it’s been years since you’re in this predicament? This is me with Persona 5.

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When the game released back in spring of 2017 on PlayStation 4, I immediately fired it up. I was enthralled by the characters and the weird stories that seemed all too real. I puzzled over who to date (and eventually decided I didn’t need to form romantic bonds with anyone). I was really enjoying my time with it. When I got to the eleventh calendar month in the game, I stopped playing. I don’t even really know why, and it’s been over two years at this point!

I heard the ending isn’t so good, but that’s not it. I’d like to make that determination for myself. Life just sort of got in the way, I guess. As always, new games arrived and tore my attention away, too. It doesn’t help that Persona 5 is a huge JRPG undertaking and it’s been hard trying to find my footing after so much time apart. I’ve tried to return to it. I don’t remember too much of the details in terms of which persona set up I had or the game mechanics. Or my calendar planning… it’s a mess. I’m sure if I just take a few moments to figure it all out, it’d be fine.

With Persona 5 Royal on its way in 2020 and its addition of a new Phantom Thief, I was thinking about getting the re-release and just starting afresh. Maybe...

Let’s hear from you, Kotaku Readers: What game do you really love, but have never finished? Is there a copy of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance sitting in your backlog, still? Don’t even worry about it! This is a judgment free zone. Let’s chat!

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Narelle Ho Sang

Narelle is a freelance writer with a New York State of Mind. She's an admin of Kotaku's TAY Blog, where she can be found musing about JRPGs, music and doing this ಠ_ಠ. Reach her on Twitter.