Games that are considered “bad” or just barely considered “good”.
Take Risen for example. Incredible game. Ridiculously difficult for all the right reasons, all of which are very video gamey reasons. You spend your play time learning to combat the game engine, instead of learning how to combat enemies in the game itself. It’s so old school in that aspect.
Okay, if I stand in this door way at the right angle, the enemies don’t realize I’m here and I can kill them.
My jump is stupid floaty, but its also really late, so you can jump and continue to move forward for 3 feet before you even leave the ground, despite not walking, and the game thinks you’re in the air, so you can technically walk over pressure plates without setting them off.
Enemies will immediately kill you without warning. You have to know exactly how to bait them out one at a time, and know exactly how their stupid animations are going to hit you.
I love games like this.