The worst trends in video-games, from bald anti-heroes to deadly water!
Awww...come on. Marcus fenix isn't emo...
After playing Prototype I am done with the whole anti-hero thing. GWAVE: Way to turn this into a console thing...
me and my 6 friends cross game chatting beg to differ..... and wait is xbox losing activison? So stop trying to start crazy arguments and go play your "God System" And haha i love Marcus he dosn't remind me as emo just a good guy who's been through some bad shart.... Everybody Love Everybody!!!!
know what's the worse trend? Top ten lists. To me it just screams website out of ideas.
Start the stupid fanboy B.S. in 3....2....oh wait, GWAVE already did. And Captain Tuttle, (below) you should change that to "sorry Wii/360/PS3 owners".
yeah, this list is dated. no one really makes WW2 games any more except for COD: WAW and that was one game released last year.
bah, that list is basically "what is cool with games but I can't have because I own a Wii"
good list. why doesnt somebody make a good vietnam game.
Dunno, I can see some fails here. No 10. Cole McGarth for example was bald in later game cause he was burned badly by the explosion. Also, he was a delivery guy, bike delivery guy. Care to think what longer hair would do to your heat management while cycling through city? Nathan Hale on the other side was a soldier. Seen a soldier on duty with an emo hair or afro? No 5. Cole was killed by solid ammount of water, small ammounts just got electrified so no problems here with drinking or taking a bath. That's it. No 4. Amnesia isn't a cliche IMO. It's one of the ways of storytelling. There were movies, books and comic books with amnesiac protagonists. It isn't lazy excuse since in the end it needs to fill all the gaps in story and pretty much most of them are surprises. It's similar with characters that don't know much and are discovering what's going on. No 1. Another set of BS. If this is a cliche how big cliche is being a hero saving someone/something and running around trying to acomplish it? Author have some basic knowledge about gaming but I think he's mistaking cliche with things that he don't quite like in some games.
Yeah, I agree with most points as well, just the baldness and anti-hero trends are not that bad, if you ask me. They are just stereotypes, and every medium that tries to tell a story in a short amount of time has to rely on those.
"...where electrically-charged hero Cole McGrath will be fried alive if he comes into contact with water. I wonder what he does when he’s thirsty?" When he's thirsty he will drink water not jump in the ocean. Cole can step in a puddle and not get hurt so I doubt drinking water would hurt him...At least not that much and he'll at least recover from it if he does get hurt.
it was dumb to add inFAMOUS and it makes sense why he can't swim in water he'd electrify himself and everyone around you can touch a puddle it won't hurt but if you go into a fountain you start losing health really it's not the same as GTA3 were the character drowns for no reason
Couldn't agree more!
yup yup, agree with almost all of those
I can't help but think that if someone was to combine all of these "The Worst" in to one game that it would be EPIC. Could you imagine it?
I can: Mario Asylum. Mario has become a mentally ill, bald, mute, old lecher that doesn't remember his past, and it's your job to collect his memories in a simple pac-man like game, where you have to evade deadly water and zombie-nazis from outer space. Also, for 5 dollars, you can download a new overall with a flower pattern.
He forgot quick time events.
but I agree when its used cheap like in RE5 it sucks, IMO.
I agree... Rhythm games managed to bring games based solely on quick time events to the masses.
So how is it that a man who generates lethal amounts of electricity dying when in contact with water a good example of that gaming cliche?
Why should the electricity kill him in water and not in air? or is it just outer skin that produces electricity? Or does he need the electricity to live and large pools of water are dispersing it too fast?
uncharted doesnt follow any of these, YES i just got plat this weekend, such in an uncharted moood
1. Brown & Grey level design-it's been said a lot but dammit devs are still doing it too much 2. Multiplayer-remember when single player used to stretch for 12-15hrs? Seems like ever since Halo 2 came out it's made it OK for devs to make a 5 hour game as long as has multiplayer It was fine then when there weren't as many multiplayer games, but now not so much.
That number 2 gets me every time. Some people live for the multi, but I enjoy good stories. Not a 5 hour setup for a sequel.
hmmm bf 1942 storyline was quite short.... well, was it even a story? and it came out 2 years before Halo 2.
Especially the anti-hero thing.
why is number 3 bad? The story in Half life, Bioshock, Metroid are amazing. Hell Shadow of the Colossus has almost no dialogue and to say it has an amazing story is an understatement.
It seems the naughty dog came up with that list so they could keep uncharted from having any of them. Drake can swim, isn't bald, not a anti hero and talks a lot. The game isn't in ww2, nobody has anmesia...you get the point. But yea, awesome game.
Yeah the inFamous one is off. Electricity and Water do not mix, but yeah lets swim accross. I would say CHECKPOINTS is the worst trend in games at the moment.
so u would rather start over from the beginning after a long arse climb up tower and end up blasted by a rpg?, and fall all the way down to the ground and have to restart from the bottom
All protagonists in most action games nowadays are very dull(Master Chief, Cole McGrath, Alex Mercer,Marcus Fenix etc), they tend to react in the same way to different scenarios. We need more characters that have character/personality like Nathan Drake & Niko (hopefully Alan Wake also drops into this category). That said my most hated trend nowadays is that every game has to have multiplayer.
IMO games releasing before they are ready are the biggest problems. Games have all kinds of glitches where they don't work quite right. But developers at some point say that's good enough for now and release it. Then after the flood of complaints come rolling in they roll out their patches. How about going through QA cycle before releasing it? If gamers can spot problems right off then it's obvious that the development companies don't give a crap, they release it as soon as they think it'a acceptable not when it's finished. Empire at War on the PC is the perfect example of this, all kinds of problems when first released and the AI is still a joke. Should of been in development for another year.
Motion control. Sorry Wii owners.
My number 1 : AI partners in single player. You stop playing the game and spend the time reviving those idiots or trying to melee them out of your path.
while it was bad when HL2 came out, most devs sorted this out correctly now
third person shooters
theres hardly any third person shooters out right now or any shooters for that fact
shooter games in general. Ever since Halo dropped the bomb onto the world we've seen a ridiculous surge in shooter games that all star a muscle-bound action hero, complete with a dead stare and "no past to speak of" motto. The surge in shooters is so much so that it has become the american equivalent of the popularity of RPG's in Japan. I mean, seriously, Halo is a good game, but come on guys. Edit: I do have to applaud studios like Naughty Dog that finally break this mode by introducing an ordinary character, just like us, that is doing many feats, if not, more than some of these "more equipped" stallones.
Paying for downloadable content would be the most annoying gaming trend and I'm guilty of buying DLC, we need more devs like Criterion/Valve etc releasing free DLC.
I think #1 should be DLC that comes out with the game's release. Companies like EA (for instance, Tiger Woods 10) is going overboard with that. They all should be ashamed of themselves.
people with afros are so actiony that they die of starvation because they dont stop the action who never mention world war 2 but need some other ridiculas reason to fight with no DLC is allergic to zombies and aliens so he cant fight thiose is a olympic swimmer who is very actiony because we all hate casual games has photographic memory never stops talking with no bad seaquales and have to be awsome good guys. really is that the future of gaming?
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