Things that annoy you - Gaming Edition

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PostRe: Things that annoy you - Gaming Edition
by Knoyleo » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:56 am

Fade wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:Status effect moves. The only status I'm interested in affecting is reducing their HP to 0.If it doesn't do damage, it's pointless. See also, enemies that use status effect moves that turn fights into a boring grind. Played the first gym in pokémon heart gold lately, and the combo of the gym leader's Pidgey using sand attack to reduce accuracy and that roost move to restore health meant the fight took about ten times longer than it should have.

Learning enemy attack patterns. The only attack patterns I'm interested in learning are how many times can I attack and how hard.

The thing that strawberry floats me off about status effect moves is that in most games you can only use them against cannon fodder.

In JRPGs especially most bosses are invulnerable to them all.

Honestly seems like JRPGs in general have a lot of poorly thought out and just plain bad combat design decisions :lol:

FF7 is still one of my favourite games but I think that's because the ATB system and materia combinations help to keep the combat fast and interesting.

In games where certain characters have specific attacks and your only way through some battles is to grind more rather than come up with a creative set up, it just takes away a bunch of interest decisions as well as your own agency once in the battle.

I stopped playing FFX at one of the Seymour battles because the game clearly wanted me to grind (I was getting one shot even with a bunch of buffs up) rather than come up with a creative solution. gooseberry fool like that just shows the limitations of turn based RPGs if they're designed too traditionally.

I read somewhere once that grind is actually considered a positive feature for RPGs in the Japanese market, which explains a lot.

I've literally abandoned games I was otherwise enjoying before, because I found myself in a situation where I would just need to go and grind through some random battles for a while just to get the resources I needed to progress the story, and I flat out couldn't be bothered.

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PostRe: Things that annoy you - Gaming Edition
by Tomous » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:13 am

This has probably been said already but text size. Why is it so often so small. I dont understand. The industry has a massive issue with this. Do playtesters only test games with their nose up to the screen?

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PostRe: Things that annoy you - Gaming Edition
by Fade » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:13 am

shy guy 64 wrote:
was it the fight on the mountain? cause that was has a combo deliberately for one shoting

Yep.

Even the moment to moment battles in FFX are boring though. Once you fight the enemies for the first time and figure out what their weakness is the battles just become a chore.

There's no interesting decisions to be made it's just "do the thing it's weak to, win" aka the Pokémon/Persona formula.

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PostRe: Things that annoy you - Gaming Edition
by shy guy 64 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:31 am

Fade wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:
was it the fight on the mountain? cause that was has a combo deliberately for one shoting

Yep.

Even the moment to moment battles in FFX are boring though. Once you fight the enemies for the first time and figure out what their weakness is the battles just become a chore.

There's no interesting decisions to be made it's just "do the thing it's weak to, win" aka the Pokémon/Persona formula.


That is widely regarded as one of the most irritating fights in the game regardless of people’s view on the overall combat system

I often opted for the insta death route

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by Victor Mildew » Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:02 am

Cheeky Devlin wrote:"Follow NPC" sections where the character you are supposed to be following walks at a completely different speed than the player and you can't match it so you run ahead of them all the time.


I hate this so much. Days Gone for some reason has missions that start in a camp, you then walk with a character very very slowly down a path and then get on your bike for the mission to start. Why not just have that bit be a cutscene if all we're going to do is walk down a straight line and talk? Can only assume it's masking loading for the bike ride bit.

Worse still is some of these walks, the character would stop dead if you got even a tiny bit ahead (you walk quicker than they do) so you have to edge forward, and sometimes they're going to walk off in a different direction, so you almost have to guess where they're going to go then make sure you step in that direction or they just stop :fp:

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PostRe: Things that annoy you - Gaming Edition
by OrangeRKN » Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:03 am

Tomous wrote:This has probably been said already but text size. Why is it so often so small. I dont understand. The industry has a massive issue with this. Do playtesters only test games with their nose up to the screen?


The devs are on PCs right so basically yes

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PostRe: Things that annoy you - Gaming Edition
by Fade » Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:09 am

shy guy 64 wrote:
Fade wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:
was it the fight on the mountain? cause that was has a combo deliberately for one shoting

Yep.

Even the moment to moment battles in FFX are boring though. Once you fight the enemies for the first time and figure out what their weakness is the battles just become a chore.

There's no interesting decisions to be made it's just "do the thing it's weak to, win" aka the Pokémon/Persona formula.


That is widely regarded as one of the most irritating fights in the game regardless of people’s view on the overall combat system

I often opted for the insta death route

Insta death route?

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PostRe: Things that annoy you - Gaming Edition
by shy guy 64 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:31 pm

Fade wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:
Fade wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:
was it the fight on the mountain? cause that was has a combo deliberately for one shoting

Yep.

Even the moment to moment battles in FFX are boring though. Once you fight the enemies for the first time and figure out what their weakness is the battles just become a chore.

There's no interesting decisions to be made it's just "do the thing it's weak to, win" aka the Pokémon/Persona formula.


That is widely regarded as one of the most irritating fights in the game regardless of people’s view on the overall combat system

I often opted for the insta death route

Insta death route?


theres an optional summon you can get just before you go up the mountain that you give money to fight. if you give him enough money he will insta death any enemy including the super bosses.

or knock them into their next form

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PostRe: Things that annoy you - Gaming Edition
by Jezo » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:53 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:"Follow NPC" sections where the character you are supposed to be following walks at a completely different speed than the player and you can't match it so you run ahead of them all the time.


I hate this so much. Days Gone for some reason has missions that start in a camp, you then walk with a character very very slowly down a path and then get on your bike for the mission to start. Why not just have that bit be a cutscene if all we're going to do is walk down a straight line and talk? Can only assume it's masking loading for the bike ride bit.

Worse still is some of these walks, the character would stop dead if you got even a tiny bit ahead (you walk quicker than they do) so you have to edge forward, and sometimes they're going to walk off in a different direction, so you almost have to guess where they're going to go then make sure you step in that direction or they just stop :fp:

Unnecessarily 'interactive' cutscenes drive me insane, feels like they last so long too. I can kinda get it if it's to mask a loading screen, but at the same time it feels like they're going for a realistic/immersion thing. Like yes, I get to walk and talk with the characters realistically, until I run ahead too far like a mad man and randomly bump into NPCs etc. Just seems foolish.

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PostRe: Things that annoy you - Gaming Edition
by imbusydoctorwho » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:35 pm

Code in the Box Switch retail releases, it wastes plastic, worth nothing in resale and does bugger all for game preservation.

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PostRe: Things that annoy you - Gaming Edition
by shy guy 64 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:26 pm

imbusydoctorwho wrote:Code in the Box Switch retail releases, it wastes plastic, worth nothing in resale and does bugger all for game preservation.


yes it does seem to be a rather redundant thing to do

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PostRe: Things that annoy you - Gaming Edition
by Lotus » Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:56 pm

I'm playing Rayman Legends at the moment and in order to play the game I had to install Uplay and Ubisoft Connect. :dread: :fp:

I don't want or need this bullshit :fp:

Just let me buy and play the game without installing a load of gooseberry fool alongside it. Maybe it's needed for the multiplayer stuff, but I don't give a gooseberry fool about that. Could be DRM related I guess, but again, shouldn't be needed. I also don't want all these Uplay banners popping up mid-game to tell me I've achieved something. Doesn't even tell me what I've done or what I've achieved. :fp:

Also, I don't want Ubisoft Connect to be open once I've finished playing the game. I don't even know what it is. Just close it when I close the game. I've selected the option in the settings menu to do this, but of course, it doesn't work. :fp:

What a load of gooseberry fool.


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