For me the first few hours decides if i will continue playing the game or not. If the game doesnt pull me in from the beginning then what is the point. I understand a game could probably get better as you get deeper in but if im not having fun getting to it i don't see the point especially on a game meant to be replayed more than once. Once i realized i wasnt having fun playing it i just dropped it. With a bunch of other games out there id rather be playing and my already busy adult schedule i find it hard to convince myself to go back a play it.