I admire game writers that produce software that you can 'dive' straight into (without a 50 page manual) eg..
All Lemmings - except worlds
... this thread is about games that you admire but do not play.
I cannot admire any game that isn't readily playable, has poor controls, just too hard nor easy to understand, no matter how pretty it looks.
(No Second prize/Project X/Microprose Grand Prix etc).
You know the type... one hit and your dead