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Submitted by Gekko 968d ago | opinion piece

Does anyone enjoy escort missions? – Reader’s Feature

GameCentral Reader:

Why do developers use escort missions? Most of us have had the experience, while playing the latest release, we boot up the next mission and we are given some lame character that we are forced to escort across a map. All the while the character we have been made to escort will run into every pack of enemies they can find. They are frustrating as hell. (Assassin's Creed, Dead Rising, Far Cry 3, Jak II, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Fateful_Knight  +   967d ago
Almost as annoying as escort missions are the "defend me while i hack this terminal" routines. Those are usually tied into the escort mission somehow, and usually make me want to pack up the game and sell it to Gamestop.
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ATi_Elite  +   967d ago
Does anyone enjoy escort missions?
F... NO!!

Worst Video Game cliche ever!! I think Devs now a days put them in games just to piss the Gamer off or the Dev has run outta ideas!
Sugreev2001  +   967d ago
The fact that its become this generation's escort mission makes it all the more infuriating.im surprised escort missions still make it in games today,their hatred hasn't exactly been secret.
csreynolds  +   967d ago
Couldn't agree more.

Moreover, it annoys me that your A.I. escortee often aspires to be the world's greatest bullet catcher - STOP RUNNING INTO ENEMY GUNFIRE, YOU PLANK!!!
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   967d ago
It depends. Vanquish gave me the most enjoyment I had in an escort mission recently due to a "certain" engineer.....XD

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Rampaged Death  +   967d ago
Defending and escort missions are the worst !
Spacemagic  +   967d ago
Not when it's called "ICO"
MariaHelFutura  +   967d ago
Yep. This entire game is an exception for escorting.
brodychet  +   967d ago
I like em in GTA. Because they're usually silly.
TopDudeMan  +   967d ago
Everyone who thinks escort missions are good please youtube "spyro 2 escort mission" and then re-evaluate whether you like escort missions.
Soldierone  +   967d ago
It's boring, especially when the characters AI is dumber than a rock, constantly getting stuck or dying. You make it through barely, and now the nimrod has to make it somehow.

I notice some games do it to try and make things harder. You can get by just fine on your own, but suddenly they throw people in to protect and its the longest level in the game because of it.

Only thing more boring is when a character goes "follow me" and walks slower than hell all the way across the map. If you walk faster he gets mad and stops, or you still have to wait for him to get there to "open the door" All the while you don't do anything at all, you just follow
Megaton  +   967d ago
Nope. Worst mission type.
dmonee  +   967d ago
Bioshock's protecting the little sisters can be obnoxious. Bioshock 2 is worse withe big sister battles. I found them unecessary in their abundance. I agree with this article though. Die and try again escort missions, suck! I don't mind them when they are scripted or streamlined. It's the long, drawn out, no checkpoint escort missions that should be banned.
thorstein  +   967d ago
X-Com escort missions are fine.
r40k213  +   967d ago
Guild Wars 2 players LOVE escort missions. They're good for XP and usually part of a chain of events.
Psychotica  +   967d ago
I am also tired of the follow them but don't them see you routine..
blackstrr411  +   967d ago
I always complain bout escort n defend missions. Sigh. And the new one in FPS's is go climb on a mounted gun- yes I'm pointing at COD. Try playing soap, price n yuri african mission on veteran
HenryFord  +   967d ago
In those games where I can I generally start those missions by shooting the people I have to protect. I hate them. With every little fiber in my body I hate those people.

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