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Old 02-02-20, 06:30 PM
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Common things in video games that you really dislike?

When I'm playing a video game, one thing that always annoys me is the "invisible wall". Another thing is in open world games, when I clear a section and then it is not clear what I'm supposed to do next and I spend a lot of time basically walking around aimlessly trying to figure where I'm supposed to go.

What common things in video games do you dislike?
Old 02-02-20, 06:41 PM
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Load times that vary so much in games. Load times period. I know they have to be there, I guess, but sometimes big interruptions are not ideal. Thatís what pause is for.

And non-skippable cut scenes. I like The Witcher 3 and all but donít need to see same while beautiful art of Witcher and Yennifer and recap of whatís happening, when I die or go to different area on map...
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Re: Common things in video games that you really dislike?

Game updates that take 6 to 10 hours to download.

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Re: Common things in video games that you really dislike?

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Game updates that take 6 to 10 hours to download.
donít you just have it auto do it in middle of night or whenever youíre not using?
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Re: Common things in video games that you really dislike?

Swimming. Rarely does it ever feel like you are actually swimming. Tomb Raider does a decent job but it's still more of a nuisance than something to look forward to.
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Fallen Order wasn’t that bad, but generally agree about swimming in games. Actually AC: Odyssey not bad either...
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Re: Common things in video games that you really dislike?

Invisible walls are my number one. They just reek of laziness and instantly pull me out of a game.
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Re: Common things in video games that you really dislike?

Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
Load times that vary so much in games. Load times period. I know they have to be there, I guess, but sometimes big interruptions are not ideal. Thatís what pause is for.

And non-skippable cut scenes. I like The Witcher 3 and all but donít need to see same while beautiful art of Witcher and Yennifer and recap of whatís happening, when I die or go to different area on map...
I definitely hate those, especially when they occur at the beginning of a save point.
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Game updates that take 6 to 10 hours to download.
This. Especially when it's a new game. Like you sit down with your brand spanking new game and you know you have to put it in and cook dinner or something while the thing loads it onto the harddrive and downloads updates.

I hate escort missions of basically all kinds.

Games that don't have some kind of recap (if the story is complex) or tutorial (if the gameplay is complex). Yeah, I know, manuals are passe and you can go on the internet if you really want. But it's really really hard to pick up a game without these after taking a week or so off. A game like Xenoblade Chronicles 2 doesn't even really explain the combat system all that well, and it does it only once, so screw you if you try to pick it up again after playing other games.

Speaking of that game, I hate gachas/random rolls. I understand the monetization behind it for things like mobile games, but I also understand the insidious way it's used to get people to spend more via adrenaline rush, etc.
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Originally Posted by Sub-Zero View Post
When I'm playing a video game, one thing that always annoys me is the "invisible wall".
Yep. While I understand that an open world game has to have limits, good design can avoid the invisible walls (like an in-game boundary that your character wouldnít be able to cross anyway).

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Load times .... And non-skippable cut scenes. I like The Witcher 3 and all but donít need to see same while beautiful art of Witcher and Yennifer and recap of whatís happening, when I die or go to different area on map...
Im playing Divinity Original Sin 2 and those load times are infuriating. Iím hopeful that the next gen of consoles, using SSD drives, make this a thing of the past.

Its been a couple years since I played Witcher ... was what youíre talking about cut scenes or just something shown on the screen during loading? It used to be a big issue, but at least with the games I play it seems cut scenes are skippable.

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I hate escort missions of basically all kinds.
First thing I thought of. Nothing like feeling great in a game for how you keep your guy alive and kicking ass ... only to have it all thrown out the window babysitting some idiot NPC.
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Re: Common things in video games that you really dislike?

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I definitely hate those, especially when they occur at the beginning of a save point.
Or at the beginning of a boss fight. I don't want to have to sit through a 5 minute cut scene every time I die and have to retry the boss.
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Or at the beginning of a boss fight. I don't want to have to sit through a 5 minute cut scene every time I die and have to retry the boss.
Oh, yeah. That, especially. You're potentially already frustrated, and that just compounds it.
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Re: Common things in video games that you really dislike?

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I hate escort missions of basically all kinds
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First thing I thought of. Nothing like feeling great in a game for how you keep your guy alive and kicking ass ... only to have it all thrown out the window babysitting some idiot NPC.
Iíve hated these since Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe. They are the worst.
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Re: Common things in video games that you really dislike?

I've gotten really sensitive to lazy game design. I was playing Dragon Ball: Kakarot and it was all over the place. Things like un-directed cut scenes where the camera is static or a lack of voice acting, etc. I don't have tolerance for that any longer.
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Re: Common things in video games that you really dislike?

Escort missions. Hallucinating missions (Far Cry anyone?). Forced stealth missions.
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Re: Common things in video games that you really dislike?

Thanks for all of the replies.

I also don't like boss fights when there is no indication if your character's attacks are actually doing any damage to the boss.
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Re: Common things in video games that you really dislike?

Basically bad design for me.

One of the worst is if you have to trigger something specific to go to the next cut scene to continue with the game. Especially if it's not something obvious, like you have to stand in a certain spot.

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