ITT

Christopher Turner
Christopher Turner

ITT: Shitty game design that you hate

have to kill animals for bounty, but not all of them drop paws/hearts/heads
Main protagonist that won't SHUT THE FUCK UP
Batman/Witcher senses that make every quest easy as fuck

And not really a game design flaw, but i also hate it when the village needs your help to kill a wild animal when one guard is strong enough to kill at least 10 of them alone.

Liam Cook
Liam Cook

so is that just his scalp or a chunk of skull flying off?

Jonathan Hernandez
Jonathan Hernandez

just the scalp

Jaxon Brown
Jaxon Brown

Looks like scalp , is there a gif ?

Jeremiah Diaz
Jeremiah Diaz

hates detective mode
damn op, how does it feel to be the cancer killing video games? seriously off yourself

Joseph Bailey
Joseph Bailey

kill animal
drops 10 gold and a dagger

Landon Sanders
Landon Sanders

He survived that attack, but he still had toupee a hefty price.

Carson Edwards
Carson Edwards

get to crime scene
protagonist says "whoa, looks like i better turn on my Witcher Senses™"
follow trail until you encounter an enemy or protagonist says something new

Yeah, fucking great

Lucas Adams
Lucas Adams

is that the demon leopard barber of pajeet street?

i see what you did there.

Daniel Nguyen
Daniel Nguyen

map markers
useless crafting in RPGs
boring useless collectables meant to pad out gametime
"""open world"""" games with completely empty open worlds

Josiah Taylor
Josiah Taylor

you don't want to see a picture of the same guy being escorted away

Jace Edwards
Jace Edwards

"""open world"""" games with completely empty open worlds
Is there any open world game that doesn't suffer from this?

Gabriel Perez
Gabriel Perez

unskippable cutscenes

Dominic Murphy
Dominic Murphy

waaaa I don't value my time and would rather pixel hunt like an autist xD

Thomas Bell
Thomas Bell

I haven't played all of them but I personally can't think of a single one

Brayden Fisher
Brayden Fisher

Why not hire someone else to play the game for you while you do something valuable with your time?

Cooper Powell
Cooper Powell

u dont get head/furr/etc from EVERY drop cos when ur character is in the process of killing the animal the dmg done to it may dmg the head/paw/furr etc to the point vendors wouldnt buy it

Wyatt Wright
Wyatt Wright

You're just fucking lazy.

Carter Evans
Carter Evans

insanely rare drops from a hard-to-kill enemy

I hate this in Dark Souls with the dumb lightning-spewing drakes that hardly drop dragon scales

Austin Myers
Austin Myers

how old are you?

Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor

24 y??

Zachary Lee
Zachary Lee

Strategy game doesnt alert you when something bad is happening
Fuck you They are Billions, tell me immediately when a building is getting slapped, not after the infected already snowballed in my base

Brandon Torres
Brandon Torres

I don't know what a YouTube LP is
see, you would probably know that if you hadn't spent half your life searching for pixels

Jacob Bennett
Jacob Bennett

party members get stuck on everything
if you leave the room, they remain stuck in the room
if they're stuck in front of you, they won't move out of the way, and you're stuck there forever

Brandon Barnes
Brandon Barnes

Gothic

Brody Hughes
Brody Hughes

Bait

Jordan Lewis
Jordan Lewis

guards do nothing when bad guys attack you
guards freak out and will attack you together with the attackers if you try to defend yourself

Bentley Morales
Bentley Morales

Guards get into the crossfire
immediately pounce on you

Carson Foster
Carson Foster

guards are extremely telepathic

Xavier Wright
Xavier Wright

Party members don't gain xp when not in the party
Either you stick with the same people for the whole game or everyone is underleveled

Alexander Ward
Alexander Ward

We should define empty here, but I also think we all know what we mean by "empty" so fuck it.

Mount and Blade
X series, especially X3 AP (granted, all those games suck donkey dick without mods)
Distant Worlds: Universe (this can be played like a sandbox)

David Baker
David Baker

game comes with a single page manual

Ryan Lee
Ryan Lee

Steal an item from an empty room
5 days later in a different continent a guard insists on searching your intentory for no reason
instantly knows which items are stolen

Daniel Cooper
Daniel Cooper

Party Member dies in the same turn a Boss is defeated
Every member but them levels twice from the experience.

Luke Ross
Luke Ross

enemies self destruct

Jacob Young
Jacob Young

red barrels are explosive

Parker King
Parker King

enemies who follow you around in a megaman-like 2D platformer

Lucas Richardson
Lucas Richardson

red barrels aren't explosive

Lucas Stewart
Lucas Stewart

red barrels explode from melee damage

Brandon Thomas
Brandon Thomas

Cutscene bullets being the only bullets that injure your character
The wall jump in Super Metroid
Acceleration/deceleration with any character that isn't a car
And yeah, agree with OP, any town guard in any Elder Scrolls game could probably complete all the quests. Makes it seem like the adults are just letting my character play at kid games.

Jackson Adams
Jackson Adams

Go to crime scene.
Protagonist says "Better use my witcher senses"
Can clearly see an obvious piece of evidence.
Can't interact with it without using witcher senses.

The vision mode is fine on it's own, but it should be used as something the player activates when they can't figure out how to proceed without it, or to look for more information. If a quest or segment can't be finished without using the meme vision, the game is overusing it.

Josiah Collins
Josiah Collins

MC takes extreme damage throughout the game
dies in a cut scene to a single bullet

Dylan Ortiz
Dylan Ortiz

open world game without interesting and fun methods of traversal

Carson Carter
Carson Carter

you are the chosen one, the hero of the realm
people hail and kneel for you in the streets
"it's him, the hero!" they whisper
you still have to pay for the potions and weaponry

Evil wizard will open the gates of hell that will unleash the demonic horrors to murder and rape your entire world? Whatever, gotta make that coin, son.

Juan Johnson
Juan Johnson

game doesn't let me win

Nathan Gutierrez
Nathan Gutierrez

Bioware games are the worst with this, you have some minor achievement during a FUCKING TIMESKIP and everyone instantly knows you

Wyatt Ross
Wyatt Ross

Achievement: 100%
Do every little shitthing you can do
fuck you Mad Max, such a fun game without this bullshit

Grayson Cook
Grayson Cook

I couldn't be fucked going back into the airport to find the last two bits of scrap I missed but I completed everything else. I take it nothing happens if I get them?

Colton Nguyen
Colton Nguyen

Game requieres 3+ playthroughs to get every ending/see every place/get all achievs/whatever

Henry Phillips
Henry Phillips

Healing items that only heal a fixed amount of health

Just make it percentage based, so they stay useful for the entire game

Nolan Butler
Nolan Butler

multiplayer achievement
multiplayer is dead

Not really bad design, just frustrating. I can never 100% Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition because of this, I have all the other achievements.

Christian Lee
Christian Lee

you get the annoying achievement.
But seriously i have 35h in this game, did every outpost, got the last carparts, all that shit but i'm forced to spend another 10 hours looking for this now useless scrap

Joshua Hernandez
Joshua Hernandez

Straight up advertising in the game
It'd DLC
what the fuck Mad Max?
why?

Daniel Morgan
Daniel Morgan

heh

Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson

This please for the love of god.

Ethan Hall
Ethan Hall

shitty reboot makes fun of the beloved original game

Isaac Parker
Isaac Parker

I'm chums with the dungeon keeper

Caleb Murphy
Caleb Murphy

Tomb prospector Olek, you fuck.

Carson Cooper
Carson Cooper

Merc missions
Grinding
Shuffling party members to get access to skills
Xenoblade 2 has all this

Michael Morales
Michael Morales

IM HORNY

Landon Bell
Landon Bell

have to obtain item Z
Z isnt hard to obtain, however its avery rare dropfrom a random chance by killing X
people say its a difficult quest
its not you just have to kill X 1000+ times which is a time consuming and boring

Singleplayers games dont need thing is especially. I understand in mmorpgs, you need rarity, singleplayer its just a shitty mechanic.

Jeremiah Rodriguez
Jeremiah Rodriguez

fall 50 feet and keep running with no issues
Protag trips and falls in a cutscene and the next sequence has him limping and only able to use a pistol

Jack Reed
Jack Reed

There is literally nothing fun in any mmo. You get vague enjoyment out of social interactions but you're fighting through a shitty boring clunky grind to get any of it.

Charles Foster
Charles Foster

MC is super athletic and /fit/
dies by jumping from anywhere higher than 10 feet

fucking Geralt

Easton Howard
Easton Howard

player character does something in a cutscene that you can't do during gameplay

Ayden Martinez
Ayden Martinez

This.

Every MMO has grinding because grinding is the laziest most efficient way to pad out a game's content and keep players paying subscription for longest period of time.

They're literally fucking scams.

and what actual content they have is so utterly boring and sub-par they're BARELY a step above your average fetch quest.

99% of MMO are absolute 11/10 cancer where you're just getting fucked in the ass by BBC developer in pic-related.

Isaiah Fisher
Isaiah Fisher

and only 1 ear for the quest

Grayson Mitchell
Grayson Mitchell

Then why does WoW have boosts to level 100 or so?

Oliver Lewis
Oliver Lewis

WoW is an enigma.

It's been around for so long and and made so much fucking money, to keep it's playerbase nowadays is to actually develop worthwhile content and get new players into player run organizations to keep them around for any signficiant amount of time.

Think EVE online and how they constantly try to push players into corporations.

Players in player run orgs are almost GAURANTEED to spend more money on subscriptions and otherwise for longer.

Jacob Thomas
Jacob Thomas

WoW isn't really an enigma. WoW was the first one to hit the jackpot and get the formula right. All other MMO's are just trying to imitate it.

Blake Barnes
Blake Barnes

I want games with no challenge so I can play more titles because quantity > quality, and I hate wasting my time playing video games

Are you okay, user?

Colton Young
Colton Young

multiplayer achievement requires you to be ranked number 1 in the entire world in multiple categories
you can only become rank 1 by beating the old rank 1
they don't play anymore
they will concede their rank to you if you pay them

John Wilson
John Wilson

use overlapping patrol routes nigga

Colton Perez
Colton Perez

WoW was the first one to hit the jackpot and get the formula right.

Which makes it an enigma.

Also level boosts were only added WAYYYYYYYY later after it's release. WoW was released in 2004. Boosts were added in 2014 ffs.

Nicholas Gutierrez
Nicholas Gutierrez

The hand of evil strikes again
EA logo follows
Never 4get

Anthony Gutierrez
Anthony Gutierrez

The bullfrog flags were worse imho

Connor Murphy
Connor Murphy

lol what game does this?

Tyler Taylor
Tyler Taylor

escort mission
walk speed is slower than NPC
run speed is faster than NPC

Jeremiah Parker
Jeremiah Parker

Get attacked by a wolf.
Kill it and move on.
YOUR ANCESTOR HARVESTED HIS GAME! LEAVING ANOTHER ANIMAL CARCASS WILL DESYNC YOU!

Ryder Flores
Ryder Flores

Because grinding sucks and takes a long time because it's designed to make you buy boosts, but can still be done really quickly. Even a new player can max a character in under a month and that's 15$, compared to a 60$ boost.

Carson Rivera
Carson Rivera

Depends what you consider empty. Real life has "empty" areas so video game worlds that mimic that tend to be more immersive. You could argue that the maps in Assassin's Creed games are pretty full in comparison to, say, GTAV. But GTAV has a much more believable and detailed map, even though not every little nook and cranny of it is filled with icons and stupid activities.

Julian Mitchell
Julian Mitchell

Playing skyrim at launch anf being real hyped for a random dragon fight. Turns out three town guards can ass blast a dragon themselves. Killed the mood.

Brandon Gutierrez
Brandon Gutierrez

Are you fucking kidding

Parker Reyes
Parker Reyes

Fallout one you just gotta wait it out

Jordan Martinez
Jordan Martinez

enemies can destroy items in your inventory
literally coded to target your most valuable items first

Jeremiah Reed
Jeremiah Reed

enemies can steal items from your inventory
including key items you need to complete the game
Fucking Wizardry IV.

Eli Morales
Eli Morales

enemies scream Allahu Akbar during combat

Cameron Taylor
Cameron Taylor

steals your items
flees
can't get item back

Landon Anderson
Landon Anderson

run from random dragon because they're so easy they're annoying, don't drop good items and are just a chore to right
accidentally aggro a bear while trying to loose the dragon
bear one shots me

Fucking Skyrim dragons. I still can't believe the hype trailer music just became annoying because of them.

Logan Jenkins
Logan Jenkins

Fuck this. Why can't they just make NPCs have your movement speed?

Hunter Nguyen
Hunter Nguyen

branching paths in a dungeon/level
Oh I'll just see what's down this way real quick and swing back around to check the other bit
saunter on down path A
path gets blocked behind you

Luke Gray
Luke Gray

Oblivion is superior anyway

Aaron Ross
Aaron Ross

quest reward is less valuable than the loot you gathered on the way

elemental boss drops gear that boosts resistance to that element; also you never run into a powerful elemental again afterwards

you can't trigger the next event until you've talked to every NPC in the room; even though none of them say anything important

you have to search for an item; you know where it is but you have to search a bunch of random areas before it appears in its actual spot

Eli Gonzalez
Eli Gonzalez

Heh. Good job there.

Gavin Collins
Gavin Collins

Or worse:

Powerful status effects aren't worth using against trash mobs
bosses are immune

Kayden Robinson
Kayden Robinson

unavoidable instant party member kill moves in a fight you're expected to win in a game with character permadeath

Nicholas Sanders
Nicholas Sanders

what game does that?

Jaxon Richardson
Jaxon Richardson

darkest dungeon

Gavin Richardson
Gavin Richardson

Oh right, but wasn't that a big part of the final fight? It wasn't just a shitty cop-out mechanic, it was actually integral to how you had to approach it.

Grayson Bennett
Grayson Bennett

boss fight you're supposed to lose
i loved it when I could actually win in Tales of Abyss

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams

That reminds me, sort of related
enemy is invulnerable
game gives no indication of this, you slowly lose an increasingly frustrating war of attrition before a cutscene shows the MC being defeated

Jason Torres
Jason Torres

game has no health bars

Christian Reyes
Christian Reyes

get quest to collect 100 human heads
bash humans to death with mace
surprised their heads are broken and not usable

Jayden Davis
Jayden Davis

trying to fully explore a dungeon
option of two paths
accidentally select the correct path
locked into cutscene and cannot backtrack
look it up later and there's a really good item at the end of the other path

Gabriel Ross
Gabriel Ross

Fall 10 feet
Take minor damage
Fall 11 feet
Instant death and ragdoll

Jeremiah Collins
Jeremiah Collins

Getting Killed in an fps allows you to see the kill cam which in turn gives you information on the player and players around them that you can then feed to your allies.

It's a small thing that's not a huge issue, but I find it a bit unfair when I get killed in Rainbow 6 and can call out 3 operators because it tells me who the person who killed me was, and then see the 2 operators advancing with them are.

Michael Parker
Michael Parker

open world game
not enough unique clutter models to make the world varied beyond recolors
Main reason I couldn't enjoy BotW, I think.

Lincoln Green
Lincoln Green

Eh, that's not always bad. But when an enemy flashes red and staggers but doesn't take damage it makes me want to fucking break the cartridge.

Nathaniel Cruz
Nathaniel Cruz

do literally fucking any action in a game
have to hold the interact button while a long and drawn out animation plays

Blake Cook
Blake Cook

Did that guy get fucking scalped?

Nolan Barnes
Nolan Barnes

playing stealth game
Devs intend you to stealth take down almost every guard you pass
They fail to realize that take downs are an act of failing stealth

Christian Rodriguez
Christian Rodriguez

yeah

Ian Ross
Ian Ross

Risen series.
I love how you can kill a monster while exploring and then find an NPC who gives you a quest to kill said monster and you just collect your gold and exp because you already did it. I hate when open world games only spawn quest objectives after the quest is given and you end up clearing an area of enemies 3 times in a row.

Jack Bell
Jack Bell

Mercenaries pestering a farmer for their land
Either fuck off the land or pay money
MC swags in
Persuade/Intimidate/Bribe
Give the mercenaries 100 gold to fuck off forever
They leave
Farmer thanks you for helping him and gives MC 600 gold

Dominic Ortiz
Dominic Ortiz

Ideally a game should have both.
Fixed healing is good for early game and percentage based healing is good for late game.
Divine Divinity does it, health and mana potions restore fixed amounts but you can combine them to make restoration potions that are percentage based.

Hudson Lopez
Hudson Lopez

BotW

Isaac Rodriguez
Isaac Rodriguez

As someone who lives in the south, farmer families would rather burn their land and salt the earth than give thieves their money. Its why there is such an anti-government sentiment amongest them

Zachary Mitchell
Zachary Mitchell

Diablo 2 does the same thing

Luke Perry
Luke Perry

I hate when open world games only spawn quest objectives after the quest is given and you end up clearing an area of enemies 3 times in a row.
That's basically whay made me drop FFXV actually. Went through some longass dungeon full of high level enemies that I couldn't leave until I finished. Finally fought the boss at the end by cheesing and got out only to find a hunting quest for said boss expecting me to do it all over again.

Aaron White
Aaron White

it just says "Git Gud"

Alexander Stewart
Alexander Stewart

release button for a split second
animation immediately completely fucking undoes itself and you have to start over from scratch

Aaron Morgan
Aaron Morgan

He give a single fuck about """""achievements"""""
Do not copulate.

Jose Hughes
Jose Hughes

Understand that an entire generation of players is coming of age and they have literally never known a video game industry without achievements.

Blake Thompson
Blake Thompson

iirc some wrestling games do this with belts

Henry Gomez
Henry Gomez

But who plays those?

Alexander Hill
Alexander Hill

Party members that join later in the game don't start at a similar level to what your party is currently at, rather they start at Level 1 and are severely gimped as a result.

Andrew Edwards
Andrew Edwards

at least one person on Sup Forums, evidently.

Nathan Sanders
Nathan Sanders

Character is virtually invincible in gameplay
Gets booped on the head during a cutscene, is immediately incapacitated

Fucking Skyrim. I'm wearing full plate, basically a demi-god that can punch dragons to death, but sure, this elf bitch's arrow with a super duper special poison can put me out for the count, and some dickhead sticking me with a dagger definitely would've killed me.

Tyler Cook
Tyler Cook

This isn't that bad. If the farmer pays them 100 gold to "fuck off", the bandits know that they can return whenever for 100 any time again.

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