Resonance-Gaming goes though their personal pet peeves in video games. Includes some of the most irritating features games can contain such as unskippable cutscenes and in-game adverts and those dreaded bugs!
I'd love to know your pet peeves in video games. :) - Dan from RG
One of my pet peeves is this article appearing for the 3rd time in the pending queue. I approved it the first and second time, but the third time you lost my points. Sorry.
It's OK I understand, but every time it gets 1 or 2 pendings, nothing else. I think it's due to E3, anything that's not directly related is being skipped. Not had reports for it, but not had approvals either. It's confusing me!
After our conversation I decided to redact my previous declaration. I'll approve now :)
My biggest annoyance in games is how easy they have become. I welcome a game like Motorstorm or Ninja Gaiden every so often just to remember how hard gaming once was and can still be. When was the last time you saw a "Game over"? or lost your last life? I hate the lack of challenge anymore in games... I can look through my collection and look at upcoming games and see them for what they are i.e. Lego games or LBP. After seeing the new Production Interview for Prince of Persia where he basically says "You can't die from falling" Then I start to wonder why there is all the jumping anyway...
The cost for games :/
useless economy. games that either give you too much money that you never have to properly balance a budgets, or give you all the items you will ever need so you don't need to bother buying stuff. Or games that don't give you enough money and force you to grind for equipment. custom control schemes. k, let me make my own control scheme that I think fits with how I play the game. Or at least give me some presets that let me change it, if I find it uncomfortable to reach button x but i have to use it often let me map the action to another button.
Custom control schemes seems to be an issue with games. The reason why I love PC gaming so much is because it allows a user to manually assign each button on the controller.
i dunno about you guys but.. i absolutely HATE when there is no separate animation for walking up or down stairs! you know what i mean, playing assassin's creed and marveling at all the amazingly detailed animations, and then you decide to just walk up/down some stairs and WTF, immersion ruined, the character just walks exactly the same as on flat ground. g-o-d-d-a-m-n-i-t. at least gtaiv did that right :)
I love uncharted animations especially when he walks up and downstairs
Unskippable cut-scenes is a bad one. I get that they want you to see them, but on your second play through a game like Assassin's Creed is it really necessary? NO! I find save systems in modern games to be really poor. PC gamers have been able to save a game whenever they want for years. Now home consoles have enough built in memory to do the same. Why are we still using checkpoints? Stupid.
being able to save anywhere at anytime makes the game lose all challenge..
"I find save systems in modern games to be really poor. PC gamers have been able to save a game whenever they want for years. Now home consoles have enough built in memory to do the same. Why are we still using checkpoints? Stupid." I have to totally agree with this. Check points are some of the most retarded things ever. It makes games feel like they came strait from the 80s. Maybe console gamers like it, I hate it. It makes me want to throw some of my PS3 games out of the window sometimes. It´s a stupid feature. Be done with it.
I don't know poeo. I haven't played any PC games in a while, but I do remember being legitimately challenged by Half-Life in a few spots. The same could be said for Quake 1 and 2, Duke Nukem 3d, Max Payne. Pretty much all the old PC games I used to play and I'm fairly certain they all allowed you to save whenever you wanted. Besides if the only thing that's making a game challenging is long check points, then the devs haven't really done their job.
bad lip sync with annoying, bad hand gestures
I tend not to worry to much about it. Graphics in games get a lot worse than that, that said I can see why it would irritate some.
Heh, always reminds me of GTA. They've still not managed to get it right.
Downloadable Content (Not all) When Developers release an unfinished game only to keep releasing stuff for more money that should have been in the game int he first place.
Very true. I NEVER pay for DLC. Either give me a full expansion or you can keep the "horse armor" and "extra guns", thank you very much.
I think that every time I see a sims pack come out, or when I heard about the Sims Shop. It's trying to rip every penny from fans.
Oh yes, this is especially annoying if the content is already IN the game and all you buy as "DLC" is a freaking unlock code To me that screams of ripoff
Very true! I've added this to the article. Thanks for the idea.
I know it's maybe not a common scenario, but I'm sure DLC is due in part because of time constraints- whether by pressure from the Publisher or whatever it may be. I think developers WOULD put in the content IF they had all the time in the world. Sadly, they don't and the gaming industry moves fast, with development costs soaring unlike previous generations, so not every single bit of content can be released on-time in the retail version. Maybe that's not always the case and I'm sure there are some developers who DO use DLC as an excuse to grab more money, but I don't think it's common.
One of the main reasons i quit playing PC Games is the lets get the game out now and we can always patch it later to fix the problems that were commen with PC games and now it is starting to happen in console games instead of doing it right the first time
we have a hong kong account along with many other regions. we were fortunate to purchase & download Samurai Showdown from the psn. I don't know if it was a glitch but if you hurry & have a credit card. Be ready to spend about 5 or 6 dollars. happy gaming droids. bubbles please
The biggest gaming sin is purchasing an Xbox 360. By doing so, you have contributed to one of the most blasphemous products that has ever graced the realm of console gaming. Xbox 360 will undoubtedly grant you a one way ticket to purgatory and that's something Dark Sniper would not recommend to anyone. $niper
who thinks Shenmue 3 will be announced at TGS?
Well spoken Sniper. Shenmue 3?Soon I hope.
Unfortunately not. Sega choosing not to make Shenmue III but rather moving foward with games such as Viking:Battle For Asgard baffles Dark Sniper.. Clearly enough, it's bullshit and Dark Sniper is furious. http://www.n4g.com/events_e... $niper
therapy not working then dude. YOU ARE NOT DUFFMAN!!!!!!!!!NO NEED TO TALK IN THE THIRD PERSON!!!!!!!!!!!
I also hate how most sports games have one new gimmicky feature and roster update every year which is supposed to justify a 60 dollar purchase. Either change a significant amount and actually try to improve the game engine or charge it on discount price, 40$ would be good enough.
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