Sometimes games can hurt - can cause genuine physical pain. Rice Digital explores some of the worst offenders.
Monster Hunter was really annoying thanks to it's control scheme. Metroid Hunters too - those bosses really took it out of you.
I was expecting Painstation and some other classic sadistic game stations... P.D: I agree with Monster Hunter. The others, I haven't played them (Brother in arms DS was like Metroid, IFRC wasn't it?)
I'd have to say the majority of the minigames from Mario Party, especially the "Tug of War" minigame, which forced most people to use their palms on the analog stick to rotate it as fast they could and get annoying blisters as a result. a win is a win after all.
bad article, I remember ton of them besides those
The first assassins creed on ps3 was brutal. The constant ridiculous amount of screen tearing made me jump ship within the first 20mins. Never touched that game again....
I would have to say that one of the most painful games that I have ever played is 1080 on N64. It's a really great game, but trying to do all of those spins with the N64 analog could literally make your thumb bleed if you played it day after day to try to beat yours and your friends high-scores on courses like the half pipe. Can't forget the awful cramps you'll get in your hands from the constant playing. Those were some fun times. =P
A lot of N64 games hurt my hands - especially really intensive skill-based games...
oh yeah, forgot about 1080 - that could get pretty painful. Also Mario Party caused me quite a few blisters. WarioWare om Wii as well.
I'd say Monster Hunter on ANY platform is painful. :/
Track and Field on the NES. I think someone told me they actually dislocated their thumbs playing it.
We resorted to using spoons to slide over the A&B buttons rapidly to save our wrists and thumbs. Also, nobody mentioned the NES Power Pad. I definitely pulled some muscles jumping over hurdles and stuff.
yeah, i've had more than a little pain caused by Track an Field type games
Never really had an issue with MP:H. If needs be, just rest the ds on the arm of a sofa or something. I found the shooting mechanisms offered on it were far more precise than most early (i.e. before I stopped playing) Wii titles such as Red Steel.
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