FFD09062013

Games are awesome; we all think that – which is why we’re here. There can, however, be bits – conscious design choices –  of otherwise great games that annoy you enough to put your right off.

One such thing that drives me right around the bend is unskippable cut-scenes – particularly when they’re right after a checkpoint, in a difficult game , and you’re forced to watch the same waffle over, and over again. The same with games that have hours-long, forced tutorials, treating you like an idiot for the first section of a game.

Another one that gets my goat up? When you’re playing a game, kicking the snot out of some bad guy, but in the very next cutscene it’s the bad guy doing the ass-kicking. Of course, there’ always QTE’s which are seldom done right, and goddamned slow and boring underwater levels that nearly ruin games.

Another one that grinds my gears? When a change in camera perspective changes the direction of control, so mid-jump or mid-climb I have to switch directions. Or when NPC’s walk at a snail’s pace to tell me their life stories, forcing me to amble along with them. Just shut the hell up already.

Now, before I have an aneurysm, I’m going to shut the hell up already and ask you what design elements in games make you want to pull your hair out.

Last Updated: September 6, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

158 Comments

  1. PS4H1P5T4

    September 6, 2013 at 10:34

    Watching Nathan Drake take 5 mins to flex his eyebrows, now that’s the shit.

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  2. Mossel

    September 6, 2013 at 10:36

    If you die in a particular fight/battle and have to watch the cinematic again in order to do the fight!

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    • HvR

      September 6, 2013 at 11:05

      or getting a 360 degree crash video with windows popping out everytime you hit a pot hole.

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      • Mossel

        September 6, 2013 at 11:12

        I have actually never witnessed that, sounds horrible though!

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        • HvR

          September 6, 2013 at 11:16

          NFS: Most Wanted so glad is was free on PSN and I didn’t waste any cash on it.

          Another big piss-off element is game just blatantly ignoring reality, again NFS putting NOS in a Tesla Roadster WTF?!?!!?

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          • Mossel

            September 6, 2013 at 11:19

            LOL yeah that doesn’t even make sense! I remember back in the day playing Colin McCrae Rally 2. In Finland you would hit these little trees that were rock solid!

          • DBL_ZA

            September 6, 2013 at 11:20

            Well nitrous is known to give electric motors a boost by speeding up the I can’t even type this with a straight face…..

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 12:20

            Hahahaha

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 12:21

            Yes, or ‘drifting around corners is the fastest way to round a track’

          • DBL_ZA

            September 6, 2013 at 12:44

            I found that GRID 2 took that same approach… I could get a Focus ST faster through a corner sideways than through the actual driving line. Used handbrake in that game more than the actual brake, coz regardless of the car, it was just faster that way

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 12:52

            GRID 2 is the most disappointing game of 2013 for me. Don’t get me started. I love Codemasters, but GRID 2 is by far their worst game to date.

    • John mul-ti-pass

      September 6, 2013 at 12:19

      Deus Ex HR had that. Pissed me off so much.

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  3. Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

    September 6, 2013 at 10:39

    Not being able to pause during a cutscene , QTE and Linearity. one thing I hate is an easy game….I hate easy games, no challenge = snoozefest

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    • Mike

      September 6, 2013 at 11:34

      I hate it when the 1 difficulty is too easy, but the next one is almost too hard. Or the solution to make the game harder is to make your troops weaker or the enemies stronger instead of them actually being better.

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  4. ElimiNathan

    September 6, 2013 at 10:40

    When you can clearly jump onto or over something but you get blocked by “air” above the object

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    • Sageville

      September 6, 2013 at 10:40

      Werd!

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    • Uberutang

      September 6, 2013 at 10:42

      Yeah ‘invisible walls’

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      • Sageville

        September 6, 2013 at 10:46

        they also stop bullets, I hate that.

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    • CrasH

      September 6, 2013 at 11:30

      Invisable walls…. especially in any MMO… I climb everything and go everywhere…..

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  5. M

    September 6, 2013 at 10:41

    A narrow range in character models for the NPC’s. I hate a populated game with hundreds of identical look people. Like Far Cry 3 – good game, but only a handful of differeny NPC’s. It’s even worse when they all wear the same clothes.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 6, 2013 at 10:59

      1 set of clothes to rule them all!!!

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  6. Purple_Dragon

    September 6, 2013 at 10:41

    I hate escort missions and missions where you have to follow someone.

    But yes, for me is the unskippable scenes especially when you die and then have to sit through it again and again when you keep dying.

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  7. Gavin Mannion

    September 6, 2013 at 10:41

    When I enter a warehouse with a shotgun and then a cutscene starts and I have a hand gun… that kinda thing drives me to drink I tell you.

    And escort missions… I don’t about real life people why the fuck do you think I’d care about some stupid pixels?

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 6, 2013 at 10:49

      much anger in you, must no let the darkside win

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    • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

      September 6, 2013 at 10:50

      Holy crap, OVG has turned into his real persona (Jason) and sent the RAGE your way. Life will only go downhill from here mate.

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 6, 2013 at 10:52

        Most Jasons I knew were nice…. Robs on the other hands jeeesh!

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        • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

          September 6, 2013 at 10:53

          Were? Fuck did you do to all of them? 0-O *Run Jason! RUN!

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 6, 2013 at 10:53

            I did copy my role model from Dexter 🙂 or did I hmmmm Jasons need a bit of salt though…

        • SaintsRowLee

          September 6, 2013 at 11:02

          Jason… Nice…

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    • Dooza

      September 6, 2013 at 10:57

      Lol…Got killed a lot in Max Payne 3 because of that

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 6, 2013 at 10:58

        true so very very true!

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    • DBL_ZA

      September 6, 2013 at 11:22

      All I read in that first sentence was Mass Effect. Loved the game, but that really grinded my gears….

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    • Weanerdog

      September 6, 2013 at 14:24

      That gave me the absolute shits in mass effect.

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  8. Hammersteyn

    September 6, 2013 at 10:41

    Unbalanced multiplayer. Nothing makes me fell more despondent towards online play when you start playing and get eaten alive for the first week until you put enough sweat and tears into to be competitive.

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    • Mossel

      September 6, 2013 at 10:42

      Or when you pump 4-5 shots in someones chest only to get meleed in the foot!

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  9. Uberutang

    September 6, 2013 at 10:42

    YUP.

    1. Unskippable cut-scenes

    2. No ‘ skip the training I am a pro’ setting

    3. The lack of a quick save button

    4. Lack of ‘video’ options in most ‘Ported’ games

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    • Gareth L

      September 6, 2013 at 10:44

      All of the above!

      Oh, and being unable to play a single-player campaign because “The servers are down for maintenance”.

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      • Uberutang

        September 6, 2013 at 10:47

        YES! Thankfully cracks exist for that every reason! (looking at you Uplay!)

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 6, 2013 at 11:05

          Oh yes. I had that with Uplay. Can’t log in, password wrong, reset password, “not now, we’re down” MOFO!

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        • HvR

          September 6, 2013 at 11:10

          Those are the days I almost return to my high school pirate days; why the fuck must I pay for something if I need to perform dozen hacks, install cracks and download patches ass big as the game.

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    • John mul-ti-pass

      September 6, 2013 at 12:08

      I agree on that number one. Pisses me off. Immediately takes away a game’s re-playability.

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  10. Dean

    September 6, 2013 at 10:44

    Tediousness masquerading as difficulty. I want a challenge not a 12 step program.

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  11. Hammersteyn

    September 6, 2013 at 10:45

    Games with almost impossible achievements. GTA IV. Shoot every pigeon in the game!

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    • Uberutang

      September 6, 2013 at 10:47

      I got all them pigeons. Took ages!

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 6, 2013 at 10:48

        I enjoyed it 😉

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      September 6, 2013 at 10:48

      I hate that grindy crap..like collecting all the flags in Assassin’s Creed. What on earth for? Piss off.

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    • Hermann Schwindt

      September 6, 2013 at 11:45

      That’s not the worst. You have to win every race online in every mode. For some Aufwedersien trophy. Gave up half way through.

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  12. Sageville

    September 6, 2013 at 10:45

    Collect 10000 feathers…..

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    • That Tall Twit

      September 6, 2013 at 12:27

      And 10 boar flanks

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      • Sageville

        September 6, 2013 at 14:27

        (Shudder)

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  13. Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

    September 6, 2013 at 10:46

    Sick to hell of fetch quests…go get your own damn Onions NPC!!!

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 6, 2013 at 10:53

      but they want to make a stew!

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    • CrasH

      September 6, 2013 at 11:35

      Yea, rather have me save your daugter and then say, btw for extra credit, bring me 10 of their left ears… now thats a fetch quest that makes sense… and then the npc escort… why can’t any of them run or even hide…

      “i am in danger, so i will walk standig behind you in the open while 5 mobs try to kill you and me..” or the brave NPC “i need protection to get past the bridge, but i will attack anything that moves in a 5 mile radius”

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  14. Hammersteyn

    September 6, 2013 at 10:47

    Changing the genre of a franchise or rebooting it.Like DMC,RES6 and Dead Space 3

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  15. Mossel

    September 6, 2013 at 10:48

    Quickscoping! I mean, think about it. In real life if you pull the trigger on a Ballista while holding the gun incorrectly you’re gonna get a hurt real bad!

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  16. RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

    September 6, 2013 at 10:49

    Having Guardian Forces that take 3 minutes to do their attack move. No, wait, what?@umarbastra:disqus

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  17. TiMsTeR1033

    September 6, 2013 at 10:51

    Games with no checkpoint system! Forced to do shit again and again till its perfect! Saints Row the third side missions here is looking at you!!!! YOU I SAY!!!!

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  18. Warren Ross

    September 6, 2013 at 10:53

    Although I played WoW for years, egads I hate quest-grinding! Or any kind of grinding, in general. Nothing makes me feel more like I’m pissing away my time…kill 400 fucking fruit bats to get 30 guano pellets at a drop rate that is more miserly than a mining CEO at dividend time. 😡

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  19. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    September 6, 2013 at 10:56

    I HATE unskippable cut scenes.
    I LOATHE unskippable dialogue
    But my absolute worst………day one patch updates…..I have actually stopped installing a game before and just left it for a week becuase I got so angry.

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    • John mul-ti-pass

      September 6, 2013 at 12:16

      I get you.

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  20. RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

    September 6, 2013 at 10:56

    Playing an awesome game, and then being offered a KAK ass ending (Borderlands 1 you know who you are!)

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 6, 2013 at 10:56

      Farcry 3!!!! you know it!!!

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      • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

        September 6, 2013 at 10:59

        Oh man, too soon 🙁

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 6, 2013 at 11:07

          you no see the end yet?

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          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 6, 2013 at 11:08

            I have! And you remind me too soon! That being said, you play the blood dragon DLC? That ending was perfect!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 6, 2013 at 11:23

            I was scared to try as thought it might kill Farcry3 for me

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 6, 2013 at 11:26

            Dude, do youself a favour and get it. Not expensive, around 6 hours long. I give it a 9/10. If you like old school you will LOVE it.

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 12:24

            Do it man. It’s the coolest damn thing.
            Sergeant Rex Power Colt!!!!! FTW!
            Voiced by Michael Biehn, what more could you want?

    • Kromas

      September 6, 2013 at 11:01

      Ill see that and raise you “Epic story spanning over 3 games and the last 15 mins destroys everything you’ve done up till then in one of three pretty colours of your choice.”

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      • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

        September 6, 2013 at 11:07

        I know not of what you speak. No one would be so bold, nay, CRAZY to do such a thing…0-o

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      • Sageville

        September 6, 2013 at 12:05

        CHOOSE!

        1.) Die
        2.) Die
        3.) Die

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        • Kromas

          September 6, 2013 at 12:27

          *MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT*

          in one option if the conditions are just right you don’t die.

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    • Weanerdog

      September 6, 2013 at 14:27

      What was that shit. That whole last mission through the canyon and the final boss felt like the developers suddenly all got sick and died and the mail room guy got to finish it.

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  21. Mossel

    September 6, 2013 at 10:56

    In Alan Wake you had to pick up all these transcipts, now thats all good because it gives you the story. But you then have to wait like 20 seconds as he reads it to you. Why not make it like Bioshock with the Voxophones where you can carry on as usual while listenening to the story?

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 6, 2013 at 10:57

      They actually annoyed me a lil

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      • Mossel

        September 6, 2013 at 10:59

        I know, right!? I ended up just skipping it. In retrospect that probably ruined a bit of the story for me.

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  22. Kromas

    September 6, 2013 at 10:57

    Random out of game QTE’s – BF3
    Split second QTE’s – Various game but most noticeably RE5
    QTE’s that don’t explain themselves well – Tomb Raider
    QTE’s that require multiple presses – Dead Space 3
    QTE’s that hinder gameplay – Witcher fighting mechanics is the one thing that i always hated

    And one example of QTE’s done sorta right – Saint Row 4

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  23. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 6, 2013 at 10:59

    Checkpoint saves only. We’ve been able to save games anywhere since MS-FREAKING-DOS – why stop now?

    Non-skippable cut scenes. But even worse than that, non-skippable sequences when starting a game. I’VE SEEN YOUR LOGOS 1,000,000 TIMES – ENOUGH ALREADY, I don’t need to see it every time I start the damn game.

    Stupid quests that only exist to make you revisit a map that you’ve already cleared for the sake of padding and do absolutely nothing to advance anything.

    Games that only give you the really cool toys 5 minutes before the end of the game so that you can only use them once.

    Level caps. If I’ve spent hours doing all the side quests earning extra XP then hit a level cap because balance. Well then why have the damn side quests if I’d hit the level cap without doing any.

    There’s more but I’m tired now.

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    • Sageville

      September 6, 2013 at 12:06

      “Games that only give you the really cool toys 5 minutes before the end of the game so that you can only use them once.”

      Testify Brother!

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  24. Kromas

    September 6, 2013 at 10:59

    Remakes of classic games but in another genre. Looking at the bureau and also syndicate.

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  25. RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

    September 6, 2013 at 11:00

    Save files that you cannot back up! Dark Souls!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 6, 2013 at 11:01

      You can on PC trollol.

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      • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

        September 6, 2013 at 11:01

        You shut up!

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        • Mike

          September 6, 2013 at 11:16

          With PS+ I used the save file upload/download for some games. Not perfect, but it works

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  26. Mossel

    September 6, 2013 at 11:00

    Not being able to walk past a PLATE in sims…yes I used to play sims when I was younger, get over it!

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  27. eXpZA

    September 6, 2013 at 11:01

    NPC’s that walk faster than your walk, but walk slower than your run.

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 6, 2013 at 11:25

      oooo, good one!

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    • CrasH

      September 6, 2013 at 11:37

      Just reading that brings back moments of rage…

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  28. Mossel

    September 6, 2013 at 11:01

    Going back to the same level 3 times! THREE TIMES! Thats you Alan Wake American Nightmare!

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  29. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 6, 2013 at 11:02

    Invisible walls.

    Oh let me try jumping across this gap – bang into invisible wall – fall to death… SCREW YOU.

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  30. Mark Treloar

    September 6, 2013 at 11:02

    Not being able to climb because they want you to jump

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  31. Mossel

    September 6, 2013 at 11:02

    I feel like we are all achieving something today. Let out all the anger, friends. Just let it out. We will all feel better afterwards.

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    • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

      September 6, 2013 at 11:04

      • Skyblue

        September 6, 2013 at 11:12

        I can’t stop looking at that, ah to have the caress of Bob’s man boobs.

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        • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

          September 6, 2013 at 11:15

          It’s Norton’s twitching eye that does it for me! Erm… 0-o

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          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 6, 2013 at 11:26

            O_O

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 6, 2013 at 11:30

            Don’t judge me!

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            September 6, 2013 at 12:36

            My question is, Why does Bob have nipple stand? 😐

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 6, 2013 at 12:39

            That is a good question, thanks for drawing my eyes to it. *SLAP

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            September 6, 2013 at 15:06

            It cannot be unseen!

        • John mul-ti-pass

          September 6, 2013 at 12:05

          His name is Robert Paulson

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      • Mossel

        September 6, 2013 at 11:21

        LOL!! Thats looks so comfy though!

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  32. RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

    September 6, 2013 at 11:03

    Jumping to a platform, and then going through it because you didn’t jump far enough

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  33. RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

    September 6, 2013 at 11:05

    Running out of ammo before a boss fight, and not having the game spawn more…

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  34. Mark Treloar

    September 6, 2013 at 11:07

    Gimping characters, because they think it will make the game play better.

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  35. Mark Treloar

    September 6, 2013 at 11:10

    Obvious story lines that don’t allow you to alter the outcome. L.A. Noire!!!!

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  36. Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

    September 6, 2013 at 11:10

    You know what else I hate? when games take away all the cool abilities you’ve learned, along with all your weapons and and you have to GET THEM ALL AGAIN. Stop it.

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    • Mossel

      September 6, 2013 at 11:13

      Just encountered that last night with Witcher 2. Wasn’t as bad though, Skyrim’s version was a lot worse!

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 6, 2013 at 11:27

        (not reading about this, don’t spoil it for me dude)

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        • Mossel

          September 6, 2013 at 11:38

          I shall say no more.

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  37. Tarisma

    September 6, 2013 at 11:12

    Earth, I cannot handle that element in games, always the most useless one…

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    • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

      September 6, 2013 at 11:14

      It could be oh so much worse mate http://i.imgur.com/MpuJF.gif

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      • Tarisma

        September 6, 2013 at 11:18

        true true it could be heart!

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        • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

          September 6, 2013 at 11:21

          I don’t know what flower power writer came up with that. Ultimate Trolling!

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          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            September 6, 2013 at 12:00

            I prefer this 5th element!

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 12:04

            Someone say Fifth Element?

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 6, 2013 at 12:05

            Back off! The movie is mine! (also did a paper on it at UCT!)

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 6, 2013 at 12:05

            Yes, well, I have the name. Sucker

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 6, 2013 at 12:07

            Damn you!

          • Mossel

            September 6, 2013 at 14:18

            You did a paper on Fifth Element?! What did you study? I only did stupid papers on rocks and trees.

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            September 6, 2013 at 14:23

            I did English. The course was called contemporary popular culture. I also did a course called ‘Sex, from Sapho to cyber’ which rocked! Also got my highest marks in it hehehe

          • Mossel

            September 6, 2013 at 14:33

            LOL! Sounds awesome!

  38. RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

    September 6, 2013 at 11:13

    Okay, my biggest hate in games? When a game lets a player (Jason, OVG RIP) steal all the ammo and health packs and doesn’t offer enough for player 2!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 6, 2013 at 11:13

      Why do you need them? Are you bad at the game? trollol

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      • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

        September 6, 2013 at 11:15

        Oi! Playing a 15 hour game, getting to the end boss, on just one health bar is not easy! THE BOSS.

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  39. Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

    September 6, 2013 at 11:14

    You know what grinds my gears? When you make that leap onto a platform, and even though you know you connected with it, the game says NUH UH and lets you plummet to your doom.

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    • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

      September 6, 2013 at 11:15

      See below 😛

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  40. Skyblue

    September 6, 2013 at 11:15

    Respawning enemies in games. Far Cry 2, Soldier of Fortune 2 and Just Cause are the worst culprits imo.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 6, 2013 at 11:16

      Oh yes, those stupid insta-respawn check points in Far Cry 2. I really enjoyed the game, but that annoyed the crap out of me.

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      • Mike

        September 6, 2013 at 11:20

        Not making it clear that it’s an enemy re-spawning section. You end up killing dozens of enemies, wasting your ammo and health only to realize that you need to do something else for them to stop re-spawning.

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  41. RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

    September 6, 2013 at 11:18

    Earning an achievement for watching the opening scene…

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    • Tarisma

      September 6, 2013 at 11:19

      Being born in assassins creed 2. That was one of the hardest ones to get.

      Also an achievement for watching the credits

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    • Mossel

      September 6, 2013 at 11:20

      What if the opening scene was so horrifying you deserved it?

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  42. Mike

    September 6, 2013 at 11:22

    QTEs in long cut scenes. Watching the cut scene, putting the controller down because it’s taking forever and then QTE pops up.

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  43. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 6, 2013 at 11:24

    Pay to win

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    • Tarisma

      September 6, 2013 at 11:25

      yes, yes, yes

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  44. Mike

    September 6, 2013 at 11:26

    Playing a game in Iron Man mode and moving your supposedly elite unit to flank the enemy with a 90+% chance to hit, with a shotgun, and missing!
    Only for another enemy to get a long range, instant kill shot on your unit. Your high rank, but apparently blind soldier.

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 6, 2013 at 11:26

      Dafuq is up with that???? How do you miss with a shotgun at point blank???

      I feel your pain Mike, I feel it!

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  45. Mike Doutchevitch

    September 6, 2013 at 11:32

    Day one DLC, Non-skippable cut scenes, check point saves only. The last one really upsets me. There were a few games that I had to stay and play way past the time I needed to go to bed so I can get to a checkpoint and not lose my progress. Dead Space 3 comes to mind.

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  46. fred

    September 6, 2013 at 11:33

    Scenes after credits have rolled. Credits that you have to watch and that thank every person remotely part or not part of the game , and their dog and their cousins’ cat.

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  47. Rockstar

    September 6, 2013 at 11:34

    Unskippable cut-scenes drive me crazy!

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  48. Rags

    September 6, 2013 at 11:35

    Achievements.

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  49. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 6, 2013 at 11:36

    Oh I thought of another one, your character is involved in some kind of animated sequence that you can’t interrupt while constantly taking damage from another source. JOY!

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  50. Mike Doutchevitch

    September 6, 2013 at 11:38

    Also, I hate it when you’re with MC Hammer and he doesn’t let you touch anything.

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    • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

      September 6, 2013 at 11:44

      Bwahahahahaha

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    • Sageville

      September 6, 2013 at 11:57

      Upvote activate!

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  51. Anon A Mouse

    September 6, 2013 at 11:44

    Bad balance in games. A sniper shot to the chest does almost nothing but a knife to the toe is instant death.
    Invisible walls, huge gaps in the story that leaves you with more questions than answers, bad programming where you have to land on the exact pixel or you fall through, BAD PROGRAMMING, Day one patches, escort missions, etc etc etc.

    Yet somehow I still play and enjoy most of the games I buy, I’m complicated like that.

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  52. SaintsRowLee

    September 6, 2013 at 11:49

    Huge open ended games that FORCE you to play as a Russian/Ukranian illegal immigrant with a cousin you cannot shoot in the face!

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  53. That Tall Twit

    September 6, 2013 at 11:57

    Escort missions in World of Warcraft…. THEY WALK TOO F&**$%&@#$(KING SLOW!

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  54. Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

    September 6, 2013 at 12:07

    Games where they attach a crappy single player story line to a Multiplayer game

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  55. John mul-ti-pass

    September 6, 2013 at 12:19

    Releasing a game that doesn’t work and you have to download the entire game.

    That’s you EA.

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  56. Hillbillygamer

    September 6, 2013 at 12:28

    Slow internet unfriendly drm.

    Special award Prototype 2 on steam for 4.8 g download on 512 k connection.

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  57. Double-O-Six and a half

    September 6, 2013 at 13:38

    Every single game has an annoying thing – lately for me it’s become a bit of a game within a game for me to see how quickly I can find that “one thing” that turns an otherwise great game into a not so great one… It seem particularly prevalent with reboots, things like the last Lara Croft seemed more about how precisely you could mash buttons or jump to exactly the right place than actually trying to solve the puzzles, I remember solving some of the puzzles pretty quickly but lacked the hand eye coordination (for various reasons, some of which were self inflicted by alcohol) to get it exactly right even after multiple retries, and I just couldn’t proceed… the sense of accomplishment when you finally got it right was completely overshadowed by the sense of relief that “thank f(*& that’s over”… Getting stuck in objects (Walls, furniture, boxes, etc) just before your next save point is another one that for some reason I seem to come across often…

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  58. Weanerdog

    September 6, 2013 at 14:39

    Mass Effect 2 I am ambling down a path and hey a bad guy, sniper rifle get him in sight and bang, nothing no reaction, ok I must have missed shoot again and again. WTF take one step forward and they suddenly react. Really one step back you couldn’t here a fricken sniper rifle shooting blanks and now you suddenly can see and hear me.

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  59. KuchikiSentou

    September 6, 2013 at 14:49

    Mine is one where you shoot a guy multiple times in the neck and he doesn’t even flinch.

    Worst in Splinter Cell Blacklist where if an enemy is carrying out certain animations such as reloading or peeking out of cover, they are 90% immune to direct fire.

    In FIFA 13, players acting out scripts from FIFA titles as old as FIFA 03. Can’t wait to see the new scripts in FIFA14

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  60. Ryanza

    September 6, 2013 at 15:47

    Being forced to connect to oversea servers just to play a single player game. Playing Diablo 3 with 2 or more seconds of lag while playing in single player mode. Being forced to only play Diablo 3 at 5am just to get the 2 seconds of lag because when ever i wanted to play Diablo 3 single player experience, it was unplayable except for at 5am where i still got 2 seconds of lag from a single player game.

    And let me not start on Sim City 5!!!!!

    The future of gaming = lag? fuck that. Support DRM-free only.

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  61. hairyknees

    September 6, 2013 at 16:11

    What about those awesome long cutscenes in games where you are watching watching watching and push something by accident and OMG I SKIPPED IT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Also, cutscenes that you can’t pause >_< sometimes I have to get up to do something in a game but I can't because I can't pause said cutscene. Then I try pause it and I skip it?!?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

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  62. Brian Murphy

    September 6, 2013 at 16:30

    Auto-aim/Aim-assist

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