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The Five Most Annoying Sections of Video Games

If you play a lot of different video games (and I know a lot of you do), you may have noticed a trend of frustrating sequences in many of them.

Who here loves escort missions? Raise your hand.

And naturally I’m staring at an empty room. Despite escort missions being universally despised, there is a propensity for games to keep doing them over and over regardless. There would be no inherent problem with this, but AI programming is still such where more often than not, you fail the mission not because you’re doing something wrong in the protection department, but that your protectee is doing something idiotic like wandering through the open street during an automatic weapons fight instead of, I don’t know, laying down under a car.

And that’s just the beginning. You are not alone, and you might want to get together with the gamers at Unreality magazine and see what you can do about future game design. Link

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October 13th, 2011

Stranger to the World


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