Pretentious video games are difficult to play. They often try to break the mold, only to fail in the two most important categories: storyline and user experience. Instead, these games exude palpable self-importance.
It's not merely games that are impossible to beat or games that aim to tell thought-provoking stories that are guilty of being pretentious. Others games fall short as well. They disregard gameplay mechanics, seeking fame and novelty. If developers only understood that most people play for fun, more games would have real substance instead of just a flashy facade.