Giving up on a game
What does it take for you to give up on a game, particularly one that you've invested quite a bit of time in? Is there any point at which you just have to admit that it's just not worth it any more?
I ask because I just gave up at the very end of Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door after dozens of hours invested in it. Initial infatuation with the great art direction and enjoyable combat and exploration eventually gave way to boredom from gameplay and dialogue that had became numbingly repetitive by the end.
[color=white]Gritting my teeth, I made it past some irritating platforming segments to reach the last boss. Unfortunately, before you get to the final fight, there's a lengthy cutscene that forces you to hit the A button at certain points (meaning you can't even walk away and do something else while it plays out), followed by a long fight which you're forced to lose to continue the story, then an even longer interaction-required cutscene, then a fight that's dramatically harder than any of the ones that preceded it with cheap death opportunities galore. To get to that final fight again, I'd have to repeat every bit of it.[/color]
After one more attempt, I had absolutely no desire to ever see the game again, so Goozex ahoy. I could eventually win it after a few more tries, but why bother?
Anyone have similar experiences with a game?