For those of you who have forgotten my experiences with DC Universe Online, I found it one of the most obnoxious and unpleasant games to actually play that I’ve ever wound up covering while working here… but darn, I love that game’s aesthetic. It’s seductive. I keep looking at it and thinking that maybe if I give it another shot, this time I’ll enjoy it, only to find myself reminded again that I really don’t enjoy the actual game despite my best efforts. I want to like it because it looks pretty.
I know that this is not the only game where the art style makes me want to like the game but the actual game itself turns me off. Heck, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person who looks at a game and wants to love the art style even as I dislike the actual gameplay. There are a lot of games out there with a distinct visual style that may not wind up married to compelling gameplay (Gigantic, looking sadly in your direction). So are there MMOs you love to look at but hate to play?