140°
Submitted by jar155 777d ago | article

Stupid tropes in video games that make no sense

Video games are great, but sometimes they're harboring some dumb things. Sometimes they do those dumb things over and over and over again. Here are a few of those common tropes that need to go. (3DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Sp1d3ynut  +   777d ago
The one about the turrets is so true. I think Borderlands 2 was poking fun at the absurdity of this gaming cliche, with the first boss battle against Boom & Bewm.
calis  +   777d ago
Completing a complex puzzle, going through traps and rooms to find the keys to get past the door...only to find the enemy has passed it.
ChocolateGiddyUp  +   777d ago
Exploding barrels - people just leave them around wherever they want. Play Quantum of Solace...there's a ton of them inside a casino for some reason.
Tetsujin  +   777d ago
Backtracking - Go to point A, beat boss, get item. Go back to town, only to find out you "forgot" something and have to go back there again. After 4-5 trips the NPC you talked to was "kidnapped" or "disappeared" and you have to go there AGAIN to rescue them.
InTheLab  +   777d ago
Weapons and ammo magically reset to default at the end of a chapter...

I'm usually very careful to use force equal to what is necessary in most games. I'm very careful with ammo consumption, particularly with weapons I enjoy using....so it pissed me off when after all that care, I'm rewarded with sh**ty default weapons for my trouble at the end of a chapter.

Take Halo 4, for example because it's the most recent game I've played with this trope. You plow through a bunch of covenant using plasma pistols to destroy shields and the covenant carbine for the quick headshot afterwards. You use precision to scythe through all from Elites to grunts with while using very little carbine ammo. You cruise that that section only to have a door lock behind you and a nice cutscene. You get back into action and get boned with that awful assault rifle and decen pistol, instead of the infinitely more effective carbine/plasma pistol combo.

How? Cutscene magic is how. I'm in the middle of some foreign planet surrounded by prometheans but I magically end up with Marine weapons?

Alan Wake did the same s*** only super bones you by removing all of your damn flashlights, flares, and other things that took you an entire chapter to acquire. GRRR...

Only AI can kick down doors, but you can slaughter and entire army by yourself-

This isn't a Halo thing. This is more of every other shooter out there thing. Especially those of the modern variety. It's amazing how some door to some mudhut in the middle of the desert cant be kicked down or even opened by you, but you can slow down time and headshot 3 or 4 guys all huddled up in the same general area after your buddy politely opens the door for you.
TekoIie  +   777d ago
"Does a helicopter ever land safely in a video game?"

I lol'd XD

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

RIDE: Triumph Speed Triple Trailer

1h ago - Here is Milestone’s Triumph Speed Triple trailer. The Speed Triple has an aggressive presence, an... | PC
30°

Elite 800 Gaming Headphones Review | The Game Scouts

2h ago - Tin Salamunic: It wasn’t too long ago that only two features mattered when purchasing gaming head... | Tech
30°

Boss! Review | Hardcore Gamer

2h ago - Sometimes, a game doesn’t need to be super deep, with nuanced mechanics, a layered storyline and... | PS Vita
30°

Animal Crossing Looks Pretty In This Pixel Art Demake

3h ago - Brazilian pixel artist Midio has imagined Animal Crossing as a 2D pixel art demake as a piece of... | Nintendo DS
Ad

Study Game Design at DeVry

Now - DeVry University, is an accredited* university offering you the flexibility of over 90 locations, online courses and a wide variety of bachelor's a... | Promoted post
40°

Exclusive: Interview with cyber-terrorist group, Lizard Squad - why they brought down XBL and PSN

3h ago - Infamous self-proclaimed cyber-terrorist group, Lizard Squad, chose December 25, 2014 to take dow... | Industry