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#1 McKay

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 20:46

For me its escort missions where the NPC travels somewhere between your walk and run speeds.

 

And QuickTime events during cutscenes. They irritate the hell out of me. I always put my controller down during them so they catch me out every time. 




#2 Aergan

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 20:54

Pay £39.99 for age 18 certified game, spend 2hrs a night on multiplayer babysitting someone else's children.

#3 Andrew

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 20:54

Countdowns and timers - I like taking my time and looking around / collecting etc

Respawning enemy waves - reach a certain point on the map before endless waves stop attacking



#4 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 20:55

i always try to skip useless cutscenes, but some usually add to the story ya know!



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 20:56

timers, hate having to rush.



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 21:13

Games that no longer feel like games, but a relationship that you have to tend to. (IE: GTAIV, Farmville, Candy Crush)



#7 Shadrack

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 21:14

Online gloaters make my eyes sore from all the rolling.



#8 Andrew

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 21:16

Games that no longer feel like games, but a relationship that you have to tend to. (IE: GTAIV, Farmville, Candy Crush)

 

I agree with you, but with GTA4 you can get around all the relationship stuff by accepting their activity then calling back and cancelling. That way you aren't punished / lose metre. That's how I played GTA4 anyway. If you want some of the perks then you sadly need to grind that stuff (N)



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 21:26

Get a game on steam then forces you to go though UPlay.

 

I only want 1 DRM platform to play my game.



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 21:29

Joining a North American server full of international (mainly Indian) players. :angry:



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 22:01

My main three are:

Blatant "trip points": The next wave of enemies doesn't start, or the boss doesn't appear, or the mission doesn't start/finish until you pass an arbitrary but deliberately placed invisible line.

Convenient craters, mountains, fences, parked cars, etc. that stop exploration (I know why they're there, but still annoying).

Re-populated areas that were previously cleared (Red Dead Redemption, Skyrim, and Fallout 3/NV are all guilty of this), sometimes happens far too quickly.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 22:24

~ Constant popups telling me that I can do something. Far Cry 3, for example, always reminds you when you can do something like shoot an animal cage to let the animal out and maul people. I KNOW!

~ Inability to save whenever I want. I hate checkpoint based saves.

~ Pointless invisible walls. Fallout: New Vegas was bad for this. "Sure you can climb that, hil, but you definitely can't climb any further up this one. You're just going to have to walk through that Deathclaw nest." *sigh*
 

My main three are:
Re-populated areas that were previously cleared (Red Dead Redemption, Skyrim, and Fallout 3/NV are all guilty of this), sometimes happens far too quickly.


Far Cry 2 was hilariously bad for that. You could wipe out all the bad guys at a place on the map, drive on down the road maybe 10 seconds, turn around (maybe you went the wrong way) and have to fight all new bad guys that obviously teleported there. Thank god that got fixed in FC3.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 22:43

It appears i actually have a lot, never realised that until now  :pinch:

  • When EA ends up having something to do with a game series you once liked.
  • Game series where a new game is released every year without fail.
  • When content is held back and later released as DLC.
  • Micro transactions and day one DLC.
  • Adding up the cost of a few map packs to find-out it actually costs more than the actual game did.
  • When paid for map packs split the online community in two (i'm used to maps been given away for as long as I can remember playing older pc games, so don't buy them)
  • Free games that are full of micro transactions.
  • Digital download versions of games costing more than a physical copy of the game.
  • Origin.
  • Uplay.
  • Playing online with "matchmaking" and always ending up in extremely unbalanced games.
  • No dedicated server options in many modern PC games

I could probably go on, however people might think i don't actually like games if i did... i'm just very fussy with new games i purchase now, honest!



#14 Max Norris

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 22:52

~ Inability to save whenever I want. I hate checkpoint based saves.

This cheeses me off to no end.. what century is this again?

Other pet peeves -- lazy console ports, freemium games, any sort of online/background services required for single player games (Steam, UPlay, Origin, etc), DLC that should have been in the game to begin with but went for the cash grab instead.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 22:54

Not being able to select what DLC... I want when installing games in Steam, as some DLC is huge. Especially the Bioshock infinite... Burial at sea ep 1 and 2 is 14.5GB.