Do games really need escort quests?

Escort quests, something that has become insanely popular in games for the last two generations of consoles. Goozernation has put together a list of games with escort quests, include, ICO, Dead Rising, Resident Evil 4, and Enslaved, The problem here is there is no standard for games, most of the time the NPC is a useless burden and makes the game almost unplayable. Should developers due away with the escort missions? Should there be some sort of standard?

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DelbertGrady2407d ago (Edited 2407d ago )

No. I hate them. Especially when they're on time as well.

elite-shot2407d ago (Edited 2407d ago )

Exactly why i didn't buy dead rising 2.. that games one big escort mission (saving survivors) and whole thing is timed too!

Tony P2406d ago


Escort missions are almost universally TERRIBLE. The AI needed to make these NPCs "smart" hasn't kept up with the rest of the tech.

I am a huge proponent of doing away with escort missions until they can stop NPCs from running face first into shotguns.

HacSawJimThugin2406d ago

I 2nd that!! I hate them more than anything.

kube002407d ago

I agree nothing like having to guard something that's helpless when a timer is running down and they wander off

bustercube2407d ago

Fallout 3, and oblivion have the worst escort missions, horrible pathfinding AI and they always start fighting anything near them & die.

iamnsuperman2407d ago

These are the bane of my existence

fl1pp132407d ago

Nope, i hate them! Just like check-point races..

Nightshade3862407d ago

Yeah, this one's a no brainer. There might not be anything in games worse than an escort mission. Except maybe underwater levels....

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