^ Oh man, Oblivion. I've tried with that game, I really have. But it's just bored me to tears every single time. I even tried it again after getting into Fallout 3/New Vegas, and yet again after Skyrim. I can't really put my finger on it, but it just didn't grab me the same way the others I mentioned did. I might try it yet again some day on PC with mods, but I'm not really in a rush.
* The most disappointing game I've played in recent memory is Mafia III (hardly an unpopular opinion, but eh, what the hell). I really went in wanting to love it. The setting, storyline (from what I played) and soundtrack are fantastic, and the core gameplay mechanics are fairly solid. I was loving the game at first, but after the honeymoon period wore off, the dents in the armor started appearing and the experience just became a huge slog I didn't really feel the need to keep coming back to, especially with other games in my backlog that I enjoy way more. And the various technical hiccups (the godawful HUD, the ridiculously inconsistent graphics with some of the worst lighting effects I've ever seen and I don't throw that around lightly... no pun intended) didn't help. Even though I bought the season pass (which was a valuable lesson for me - unless you're absolutely sure that you love a game enough to make such an investment, never, ever buy season passes), I actually traded in my copy a couple weeks ago and honestly don't miss it at all. Which is a shame, as I actually dug Mafia II quite a bit and like I said, the game had so much going for it that it's really quite sad how it turned out. Oh well.
* I don't play multiplayer much, if any. I did get back into it for a bit late last year, but my interest petered out.
* The most times I've ever bought a game is easily San Andreas.
1: Physical Xbox copy in '08.
2: Physical PC copy in '09 to check out mods, but my old PC didn't run it worth a sh*t. At least it was just 10 bucks.
3: PS2 copy in '10, for... some reason? I guess I wanted to have it on both my systems. It was kind of cool playing with the original PS2 timecyc... yeah the draw distance is godawful, but those colors.
4: Mac copy in '12... I was hankering to try it again and figured my Macbook could run it a little better than my crappy old laptop. And it did! I was ecstatic being able to play my then-favorite game with mods.
5: Xbox 360 "Remastered" version in '14. Yeah, the one where everyone looks like they've been slathered in Vaseline and it's buggier than Virginia in August. Yeah, I don't play this one anymore.
6: PC digital copy in '15... my Macbook died and I replaced it with a new laptop, and I'd lost my old physical PC copy, so I got a digital one.
Whoa... I used to have so much money to blow. If I remembered all the prices I paid correctly, I spent around 85 bucks on a single game (not counting games with DLC) I also bought GTA IV twice; first the Xbox 360 version in '09, then the PS3 version in '10 to again, have it on both my consoles I guess. I barely played the PS3 version and traded it in eventually. I also bought GTA V three times - first the 360 version on its midnight release, then I digitally downloaded the Xbox One version when I finally got the console on Christmas '15. I later bought a physical XB1 copy for display (as for why I didn't just do that to begin with - which I should have - I guess I got too excited with my new console, and it WAS on sale ) and sold off the 360 copy.