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    I've been playing a lot of GTA online recently and I've decided that the things that frustrate me in video games are other people. Just like real life.

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    In RPGs, grinding that's mandatory (not defeat x amounts of enemies like in Wizard101 but repeat the same dungeon over and over for mandatory loot like in Spiral Knights).
    In platformers, jumps that require perfect timing and/or movement.
    In horror, long gaps between save points (for long ones like Cry of Fear, not short ones like Slender) or inability to save anywhere (again, for long ones like SCP Containment Breach, not short ones like SCP-087).
    In online games, legal griefing. Something that's intentional in some games and annoys me to no end.

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    When a game has puzzles or anything that can be so difficult to figure out what to do without potentially spending hours of trial-and-error, unless you get lucky, that you'll need a walkthrough on hand at all times while playing the game. Using a guide for a 100% game completion (completing all side quests, finding every hidden extra item or unlockable, etc.) is fine, but requiring the use of one to refer back to every so often just to actually play the game can ruin any enjoyment of playing it, as is often the case for many early Point-and-Click adventure games, for instance.

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    Extreme difficult puzzles, I remember one of the most frustrating ones when I was a kid in the temple in Lost in Blue >_<, spend hours trying to figure how to move every rock, pushed one the wrong way? Leave, enter and start again. I almost threw the game once XD.
    No save points. When you have literally only one save point in the zone so you can save before the boss without going back all the way.
    This one's kinda stupid but a bad soundtrack, it throws me off when a the song don't fit the scenario. Yeah, ya got a soundtrack maniac here.

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    1.- time limits: i hate games that tell me that i have to do something in certain ammount of time, i ususally tend to explore every single corner of any part of any game,but if i have a time limit then i have to hurry and i have this feeling that i left something behind
    2.-social justice is gaming: this have to do more with the gaming community but im getting tired of social justice, or is racism, or sexism or classism, is just annoying, i hate when people demands (not ask) to the game developers to change gender or color skin to the main characters to adjust to their taste, is like some people dont realize that not all games have to target everyone, im cool with more female main characters but it have to be the developer the one who wants to make one, not being forced to make it

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    Default Re: Things that frustrate you in games?

    Escort missions, bad storytelling, and save points.

    Also the prejudices that plague the gaming industry and community, but that's another story.

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    That's another thing. Limited save points or the lack of the ability to save on the spot.

    Older games didn't have this problem for the most part, which is really strange to me. Most of the games I played as a kid had basic save functionality, i.e., the ability to save the game wherever and whenever you wanted. Now, in this modern age of games, where you would think games should be getting better, this is something that's becoming less and less common. Now we have check-points, or auto-save, which simply aren't as helpful.

    When I was a kid and I had hours to waste away on video games, this wasn't that big of a deal. But I'm 20 years old now. I go to school. I have a job. I have a life outside of video games, so when I do have the time to spend on video games, being forced to play until I hit a "checkpoint" or something similar that saves my progress is not fun. If you're worried about people making "save-states" and saving in order to repeat the same section over and over, then you can always do what Mystery Dungeon did, which was allowing you to save in the middle of the dungeon, then erasing the save after loading it. This prevented you from resetting a boss-fight over and over, but still allowed you to turn off the game if you needed to.

    In short, give us the ability to save again. Older games had it. There is literally no excuse to not have it.

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    First of all, escort missions. Nuff' said.

    Second, when the AI is better then you. Whether it's enemy or ally, it kinda makes me feel unusefull to the plot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farfetchd the Vigilante View Post
    Second, when the AI is better then you. Whether it's enemy or ally, it kinda makes me feel unusefull to the plot.
    I have another thing to add to the AI complaint. When the AI has the ability to help you but doesn't. EX. when you're getting low on HP in Kingdom Hearts and Donald has the ability to throw up a Cure but he doesn't. Then Sora dies and you have to start over again. Now I could use Cure as Sora but if another team mate has the ability to do it I don't want to waste my time on it.

    Also to add another thing to my problems with games. Difficulty. When games are insanely hard to the point where they're no fun. For example, Dark Souls games. Those games don't appeal to me at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerraTF View Post
    Also to add another thing to my problems with games. Difficulty. When games are insanely hard to the point where they're no fun. For example, Dark Souls games. Those games don't appeal to me at all.
    When the game's difficulty settings are too steep (i.e. you go from "piss-easy" to "impossible" just by going up one difficulty level) that's also obnoxious. Kid Icarus: Uprising was a rare example of a game that handled difficulty settings well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky View Post
    When the game's difficulty settings are too steep (i.e. you go from "piss-easy" to "impossible" just by going up one difficulty level) that's also obnoxious. Kid Icarus: Uprising was a rare example of a game that handled difficulty settings well.
    Games that start off hard then start to get super easy at the end are worse than those with a steep difficulty curve.

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    For me, it's the bugginess of some games, at the moment. For example, Saints Row IV on the PS3. I enjoy the game, but it freezes for me. A lot. They really need to patch up the game a bit so I don't constantly have to do parts of a mission over again. How about you?
    I have Saints Row IV and haven't experienced any freezes, maybe it's your disc. For me, the annoying thing about video games is specifically involving the PS3 and it's trophy system. I can be quite obsessive about trophies and getting the platinum, sometimes it's relatively easy and just takes dedication but for some games it's near impossible and I it serves no use other than to torment those players who value the platinum trophies but know they wont be getting it unless they replay the whole game numerous times, pay for extra dlc or generally spend hours and hours doing the same repetitive activities over and over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackFox View Post
    For me, the annoying thing about video games is specifically involving the PS3 and it's trophy system. I can be quite obsessive about trophies and getting the platinum, sometimes it's relatively easy and just takes dedication but for some games it's near impossible and I it serves no use other than to torment those players who value the platinum trophies but know they wont be getting it unless they replay the whole game numerous times, pay for extra dlc or generally spend hours and hours doing the same repetitive activities over and over.
    Trophies and achievements are really for those who go the extra mile.Yes some Platinums can be near impossible to get (I'm looking at you Bioshock) and even Multiplayer completely ruins the fun of trophies.

    The jump from Assassin's Creed 2 having one of the easiest sets of trophies to get to Brotherhood being near impossible if you didn't get any of the Multiplayer trophies as soon as you started the game.

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    I can understand difficult achievements. I mean, they aren't really needed, it's just a fun challenge for those who like them. What bugs me are the stupid "participation prize" achievements that you literally cannot avoid getting. Not achievements that are easy to get; I'm talking those useless achievements that you get like right at the very start of the game, just for turning on the game.

    Take Assassins Creed II for example. As soon as you start up the damn game, you watch the opening cutscene, and instantly you see "Achievement Unlocked: An Assassin is Born - 5 GS" Wow, I really worked hard for that one. I had to put the disc in the tray and everything.

    Seriously, it's called an "Achievement" or a "Trophy," as in, you had to do something special to get it. Having an achievement that literally every player of the game is going to get is just pointless. What's the purpose of having an achievement if everybody is going to get it because it's impossible to not get?

    Yeah, it's a silly pet peeve of mine, but I just never understood it. Like, what's the point?

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    It probably adds some kind of extra dimension of reward for your actions. Consciously it can be annoying, but the people who make games know brains like to be given rewards for stages of progress, however arbitrary. Might make you more likely to keep playing.. Or something like that.

    I still think those rewards for inevitable actions right off the bat are silly, though.

    Otherwise, among the more significant things that really get me is puzzles or events that require you going back on yourself a lot - levels full of go do this in x, then go do that in y, then go back to x and get this, then use this in y to get to z etc... It just gets old. It makes me feel like I'm backtracking and, in deliberately more complexly designed or visually repetitive environments, can be outright frustrating and confusing. Maybe it's asking too much in terms of size of in-game worlds, but in most games I like to progress without an active need to revisit the specific areas I have already explored - or at least, without a need to do so not that long after I was last there. It starts to feel like a cheap way to make things more difficult or time consuming, which reminds me of yet another thing I really find annoying - grinding. It doesn't need to exist, seriously. It just strikes me as lazy game creation. You shouldn't necessarily be amazingly strong just by playing the story through, but you shouldn't need to spend hours completing repetitive side quests or fighting without any actual plot progression. It just creates the impression that they wanted to push you to be stronger for the next step up in the story but couldn't be bothered to fill in the gap with actual content.

    Alongside this, a lack of ability to save wherever I want. As is the case for others, I just don't appreciate it. It makes playing the game feel like a chore rather than a hobby that fits around other things I have to do. Useless companions also rank highly - you have twice the people to protect and yet still only the same firepower - and escort missions tend to create that kind of situation often too.

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