I'm playing through The most recent Tomb Raider. I played for a bunch of hours and it was just not hooking me. Part of the problem is that I like to search everything and get the collectibles in this series. The story hadn't really built up much interest for me, but I could hunt like crazy. That was okay for a little while, but after a while I got bored. Eventually when I maxed out the resource gathering, and wiped out most of the animals. Once that was done, I started to actually start going through to the checkpoints and progress in the story. By then I had already put in about 11 hours but had only gotten around 16% of the story complete. That was fine, and when I played in earnest it finally started to interest me. Nothing was too difficult or shocking but I did get annoyed when I ended up back in the same spot I had just been in 30 mins ago where I had wiped out everything. When the story brought me back to that area, it then asked me to clear animals........ WTF?! Is this WOW?!! Fine! I'll go to the cave and walk in to get the mission completed and be done with it.
Shantz - Director of dice rolling failure and comedic timing