Hey, Listen: NPCs Should Stop Yellin' at Us

So many NPCs are designed to nag at people. There has to be a better way to help guide and teach players without being as annoying as Navi or Cortana.

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SegaGamer307d ago

I have noticed that NPC's have become more annoying in recent years. Wolfensteain: Youngblood's characters never shut up, they are enough reason to avoid the game.

FF7 Remake looks like it has this problem too. The characters never seem to shut up when you are fighting. I hate this kind of thing, it's really off putting.

ShinjukuSon306d ago (Edited 306d ago )

I like it. 7R looks really promising. The banter between Cloud and Barett, Jesse's crush on Cloud. They're all good character moments and add character growth naturally. But people have to complain about everything.

meganick307d ago

The funny thing is that this applies to real life too, and not just video games.

Kurisu307d ago

I work in retail and I wholeheartedly agree.

AK91306d ago

I thought it applied to RL game journalists aka NPC's

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porkChop307d ago

I don't mind if the characters say something once a minute or two to remind me what I'm doing. But in some games it seems like every five to ten seconds they're yelling at me, and it's just annoying and off-putting.

sprinterboy306d ago

It's the npc who is annoying when there telling you to "hurry up" or say "over here" when your going through your load out or collecting ammo and searching for stuff of interest etc.
I'm always like I know where I'm fucking going and I'll come when I'm finished collecting all the loot and shit I've got to collect lol.

rainslacker305d ago (Edited 305d ago )

I really hate the ones that keep pestering you to advance the story. RDR2 was terrible about this. After big fights, you want to explore around to try and see what kinds of things you can get, because they won't be available after advancing, but you have this guy off to the side who just keeps telling you to come over here, or go do something every 30 seconds. It's like they think I don't know what to do next, despite the fact they've been telling me what to do next for the past 5 minutes.

porkChop305d ago

Yeah in some games it gets super annoying. COD has been really bad in that regard.

MasterCornholio307d ago

HEY LISTEN!!!!!!!!! HEY LISTEN!!!!!!!!! HEY LISTEN!!!!!!!!! HEY LISTEN!!!!!!!!! HEY LISTEN!!!!!!!!! HEY LISTEN!!!!!!!!! HEY LISTEN!!!!!!!!!

I know what the author means. Sometimes the characters can be so annoying.

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MasterCornholio305d ago

IGNORE ME!!!!!!!!

That's from the venture Bros.

gangsta_red307d ago

That Cat in Persona 5 who wouldn't let me go outside to lay my mack down on the Shogi player...what a hater.

TheColbertinator306d ago

Mona is a jealous c*ckblocker

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