The Seven Worst Game Mechanics

Erik at Probable Failure talks about the seven worst game mechanics from button mashing to unskippable cutscenes.

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Eromu3341d ago

Fail on #7

There IS a trophy for beating the game without dying on 3DDGH.

SilentNegotiator3340d ago

Jumping to flashing ledges should be on this sort of list.

colonel1793340d ago

Yeah, I was going to comment on that!

BTW, for me at least, IMPOSSIBLE trophy! WTH? In the first temple I died like 10 times...

The same goes for the trophies about defeating the bosses without being touched! IMPOSSIBLE!

GiantJedi3340d ago

Number 1 has Assassins Creed written all over it.

meganick3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

As well as Metroid: Other M.

TheDeadMetalhead3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

And Mass Effect.

Die at the Krogan Battlemaster fight? Have fun watching a 5-minute unskippable cutscene again.

tiamat53340d ago

Please. Half of God of War's enemies would kill you faster if you tried to button mash them. The burrowers with the blades on their arms, the Medusa,the Sayters, the Giant with the club, the Cerberus etc. Never understood what people mean by God of War being simply a button masher. Many times I have tried to strong arm my way through GOW1 and GOw2 only to just die faster and more often.Never understand what people are talking about.

probablefailure3340d ago

Bosses aside, and on the easier difficulties, I found that button mashing works.

FENDR3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

try button mashing on hard in the god of war series see how far that gets you

jarrod19813340d ago

although i havent played gow3 i just finshed playing gow1 and it is definatly a button masher. it was a great game but a button masher for sure.

UnSelf3340d ago

try not playin on easy/normal for once

dizzleK3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

He shouldn't have to play it on hard in order for the game to require skill. Spin it all you want, it's a button masher. You might have to hit the block button more but you're still mashing buttons.

TheDeadMetalhead3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

Those aren't always so bad. Hell, Heavy Rain was literally made of QTEs and it was pretty good.

Now, if the QTEs are combined with unresponsive, buggy controls...

Bloodlyte3340d ago

#2 is what I hate the most, example : in Alan Wake there comes a point that a bus on its side blocks your path, and i'm like, dude just get a trash-box or something, get on it and jump over, but noooooooooooooooooo i have to walk trough the forest with shadows that try to kill me. ( still Alan Wake was awesome! )

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