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Submitted by CriticallySane 620d ago | opinion piece

Most Frustrating Mechanics in Gaming Today

"The most recent generation of games has resulting in a proliferation of new mechanics and ideas. It has also been plagued by some bad ideas that just won’t die, or have newly crept into our consciousness, much to my chagrin. Like Snooki or one of those eight million Kardashians, these mechanics simply refuse to go quietly into the night, electing instead to cling to their fifteen minutes of fame like a tick, sucking the lifeblood out of our collective gaming experience. Here are the worst offenders." (God of War, PC, PS3, Rise of the Triad, Star Trek, Xbox 360)

Kyosuke_Sanada  +   620d ago
4. Regenerating Health
5. Giant text informing you what to do over and over again.
CriticallySane  +   620d ago
Wait... you don't believe that hiding behind a pillar for five seconds will completely heal you of all injuries?

Neither do I...
tripper182  +   620d ago
Just played half life 2 again this week. Scooping up health packs when you have been running around half dead for a few minutes is strangely satisfying.I wish this style would make a comeback, innovate it all you want, i just know that most people don't have health regenerating organs.
skyrimer  +   620d ago
lack of quicksave or badly placed save points that make you play 30 min zones over and over
napoleon1066  +   620d ago
Tales of Versparia- there was a boss fight that was preceded by a 10 minute cutscene that I lost probably 8 or 9 times at. I was going crazy.

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