I've realised recently that I'm putting down more games than usual. I still complete quite a lot of what I buy and own on the whole, probably 90% of what I buy in a year I finish, but there are just some titles I put down never to look back at. This is less about backlog titles and more games I have literally decided I am not going to finish and I'm wondering how many of us end up in similar situations and our reasons why. This year the three offenders so far are Tales of Xillia 2, Kingdom Hearts and Chrono Trigger. These are for the following reasons: Tales of Xillia 2: Now I really liked the original Xillia and I think it was probably one of my favourite Tales of entries, so I'd been excited for Xillia 2. However, not far into the game it introduces a system that basically exists simply to gate your progress in exploring the world - it's system based on you repaying a financial debt that your character owes and as you pay it down your travel restrictions are lifted. This sounds okay on paper but in reality I soon found myself spending far more time repaying the debt than actually making progress and it just wasn't fun anymore. Kingdom Hearts: Some of the reason this one was put down is a fault on my part. When I started the game I made a stupid remark to my friend about how it couldn't be 'that hard' and chose to begin the game on its medium difficulty instead of easy. I gave the game a good shot but eventually the difficulty and my increasing lack of interest in the story came back to bite me, and I put it down. Chrono Trigger: Having recently played I Am Setsuna on the PS4 I was really interested in playing Chrono Trigger and when @Linkachu bought me a copy of the DS version for Christmas I was really happy to have the chance to try it out. I'm nearing the end of the game, but like with Kingdom Hearts the difficulty of the game has caught up with me and the battles are being actively frustrating. It's a shame but I don't think me and this game are going to move any further forward. A lot of it is simply that my life has gotten progressively more busy. My gaming time is a couple of hours in a weeknight and maybe at a weekend if I'm not otherwise busy. Some of it is simply that Xillia 2 and Chrono Trigger don't feel like the kind of difficult I can get over, nor do they offer the reward and enjoyment I'd want for continuing. Anyway enough rambling from me. Are there any games you've notably put down rather than because a new one came along? Any real reason why?