10°
Submitted by TheLazyPerfectionist 1488d ago | opinion piece

Artificial Ineptitude

Let’s face facts: In the modern gaming arena, us, the player is lavishly spoiled. The constant ability to quick save, extensive yet inexplicably disguised about the person inventory systems, reassuring checkpoints for every square metre of terrain covered, and of course the piece de resistance: the miraculous gift of regenerating health. The gamer has never been granted so much power and tyrannical control over his foes, but let us please spare a brief thought for the down trodden and the suffering…

Being a videogame enemy is a more brutally unforgiving job than ever before, facing a relentless, seemingly invincible juggernaut of human power every waking second. The problem is, it’s hard to feel sympathy, especially for your everyday foot-solider, grunt, henchman or common expendable, when they so regularly fail to do themselves any favours in the old brain department. (Culture, Retro)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Bravely Second Gets a TGS Trailer Showcasing Musketeers

21m ago - Square Enix has just released a Bravely Second trailer at the tail end of TGS. | 3DS
40°

2014 Japan Game Awards - Games of the year announced

1h ago - The Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association announced the winners of the 2014 Japan Game Aw... | Culture
30°

Review: Frederic – Resurrection of Music (Pure Nintendo)

2h ago - Pure Nintendo: "I think Frederic Ressuresction of Music is a good bargin for the $6 the eshop is... | Wii U
40°

Behind Closed Doors, Tabata Talks Final Fantasy XV, Type-0 HD at TGS

2h ago - The author was invited for a special post-Tokyo Game Show meeting with Hajime Tabata of Square En... | PS4
Ad

Start Making Games for the PS4

Now - Want to design the next generation of video games? Start learning game design today. Click for more info on how to get started. | Promoted post
40°

Weekend Gaming Hardware Sales - $188 4690 CPU, $188 GTX 760

3h ago - GamersNexus: "This week, we feature a GTX 760 for $188, a 10-button laser gaming mouse for $35, a... | PC