I'm about to start a new series on YouTube called "Greasy Gripes", a gaming equivilant to James Rolfe's "You know what's Bulls**t?". In this series, I'll be going on about my pet peeves in video games such as dire control, jump scares, small subtitles, checkpoints, passwords, DPS meters and many more minor irritations just for a laugh. My question to you is, what features of video games annoy you, and could you give examples of games with them?
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Loads of great points here, nearly all of which will see a script for a Greasy Gripes episode! I hope to start this on the weekend, and have five ready to be filmed so far! ^^
I agree with useless money. I had tens of thousands of dollars (or "credits") in both Far Cry and Mass Effect- you eventually just run out of things to buy!
Some very nice points, all of which I agree with. Out of all of them, the former two for me are the worst. I hate timed missions, especially when you've plenty of time left over and wonder what all the stress was about. Thanks again! ^^
I could easily do a video on this, because I could compare being a drone to having fun, i.e comparing quest/reputation systems of WoW to say, Fallout. But I totally agree with you there and this is something I'd like to talk about. Thankies! ^^
I hate this too, especially getting content online. I don't see why it can't be on disc as an alternative, even though I'm heavily outspoken on the overuse of packaging nowadays.
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A very common problem in the ~NES generation of video games, most notably in adventure games like Ninja Gaiden and Castlevania. I feel your pain ^^
I agree, I notice this a lot when playing Mario games on my Nintendo consoles.
Haha I remember the old games that didn't HAVE save points at all. A lot of my childhood NES/SNES games were basically, beat it in one play through or bust (arcade style)... Oh, those were the days, lol
Many modern games are similar tho. E.g. Just Cause 2 has you going back to the beginning of a mission if you die.
Hezekiah - that's true, but with old games, I was more referring to no saving in the entire game - as in, you have to play the whole game start to finish in one sit, no saving. :) Childhood memories of Zombies Ate My Neighbors come to mind, haha...
Indeed. Publishers fail to see the big picture by clogging the market with games that don't matter, and become genres we'll never want to come back to. Sooner or later, there will be no money left from any video game genre. It has happened before :(
Also the lack of local multiplayer games like rayman origins or mario. Its sad not to be able to sit down at home and play with someone else beside you.