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Old 02-01-2013, 11:31
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1) Has to be first person, for some reason I cannot get on with third person view at all. Just dont enjoy it...weird really.
2) As I have slightly disabled hands..(arthiritus) I die a lot, quick save(ie save at any point) is a big advantage for me.
3) I really dont like a lot of cut scenes....or when a game takes over control from you...
4) I want to climb mountains!..give me a grappling hook at least .

Whats your game preferences...ie, when you buy a game, things you hope it will(or wont) have.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:33
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Anything timed is more a chore than a joy.

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Old 02-01-2013, 11:37
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Quick Time Events. God do I hate Quick Time Events.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:41
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Yup, them too.

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Old 02-01-2013, 11:44
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Quick Time Events. God do I hate Quick Time Events.
Oh yes..forgot about them...I hate them to...please, just let me fight a proper battle, using my own strategy, not this mickey mouse "press x, press triangle" stuff.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:27
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Escort missions
Anything timed (i like to take my time).
Trying to navigate awful consolified menus with Mouse/Keyboard
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:33
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Got to disagree with quick time events

look at games like god of war and how they make battling enemies more epic, also from reading these forums for long enough some people seem to confuse button prompts (press circle to open) with QTEs

The things annoys me and can get me raging quicker than anything are

1, bad check pointing, just because i missed the last jump it doesn't mean i should have to do the last 5-10minutes of climbing, just because the last guy killed me doesn't mean i should have to do the entire area again

2, Unskippable cutscenes, sort of an extension to 1, if i fail and then select retry the game should understand i have chosen to retry and therefore i must of scene the cutscene that proceeded the event that killed me
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:47
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Got to disagree with quick time events

look at games like god of war and how they make battling enemies more epic, also from reading these forums for long enough some people seem to confuse button prompts (press circle to open) with QTEs
Flip side of the argument is look at games like Resident Evil 6 where QTE's littered the main gameplay, not just boss fights.

Granted it does work for large scale bosses, but only the scope is epic. There is nothing challenging or 'epic' about having to press a series of buttons with no needed strategy or any amount of skill or effort.

Take Shadow Of The Colossus with its huge, intense and epic boss fights. Now imagine if each fight was a series of QTEs. Everything amazing about it would be lost.
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Old 02-01-2013, 14:04
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Skimpy female characters
inability to run very fast...or loss of stamina.
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Old 02-01-2013, 17:13
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1, bad check pointing, just because i missed the last jump it doesn't mean i should have to do the last 5-10minutes of climbing, just because the last guy killed me doesn't mean i should have to do the entire area again
But against that if you make nothing have any serious consequence the game becomes a blandfest. I know we all different levels of tolerance for these things, but the ultimate waste of time is the PC 'save anytime you want' scenario whereby anything remotely dangerous gets a save first and then it doesn't matter what happens, you just hit reload. You might as well watch a cut scene or get someone else to play it for you.
2, Unskippable cutscenes,
Yes, they are bad. I can understand them wanting you to watch it the first time especially if they've spent a lot of time and money producing it, but any game that doesn't let you skip it the next time through is getting it solidly wrong.

Oh, and much as I shouldn't like skimpy female characters in this post feminist age I'm afraid I still do.

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Old 02-01-2013, 17:31
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Flip side of the argument is look at games like Resident Evil 6 where QTE's littered the main gameplay, not just boss fights.

Granted it does work for large scale bosses, but only the scope is epic. There is nothing challenging or 'epic' about having to press a series of buttons with no needed strategy or any amount of skill or effort.

Take Shadow Of The Colossus with its huge, intense and epic boss fights. Now imagine if each fight was a series of QTEs. Everything amazing about it would be lost.
oh my goodness yes RE6, the qte's in that game are relentless, far far worse than RE5 (which is a good RE) and the really sad thing about it is, I died more often as a result of a QTE than from an enemy attack! Totally ridiculous.
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Old 02-01-2013, 17:47
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Any level in any game that involves water. Drives me nuts.
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Old 02-01-2013, 18:00
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Yeah QTE's and not being able to skip cutscenes, even after you've sat through em once. Oh yeah generic "hard bitch" female characters (unless its Jane Sheppard being all renegade)
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Old 02-01-2013, 18:02
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Regenerative health and infinite lives. There was a time when games had a limited number of lives and if you died it was game over, nowadays when you die in a game there are often no negative consequences to dying. Then add in regenerative health and it make failing at a game almost impossible because as long as you have something to hide behind you are pretty close to invincible.

I quite like the compromise health system which gives you x amount of health blocks which will regenerate to fill a block but you still need a health pack to fully heal yourself.
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Old 02-01-2013, 18:02
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I hate when you're in the middle of the game, having spent most of the time shooting up half the city, and being AWESOME, only to be slowed down by a section where you have to win a car race to proceed!

I'm looking at you, early incarnations of GTA.
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Old 02-01-2013, 18:10
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Also online trophies as they rely on servers staying open and people to actually continue to play the game. Its really annoying getting a game only to find I cannot get all the trophies due to something completely outside of my control.
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Old 02-01-2013, 18:21
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Timed missions (I like being able to take my time and do things at my own pace as opposed to being rushed and probably missing things)

Escort missions (usually because the person you're escorting has the intelligence of a fish and willingly stands in the middle of combat)

Unskippable cutscenes/end credits (nice the first time around; annoying as hell after that)

Cheap boss fights
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Old 02-01-2013, 18:24
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- Unskippable cutscenes
- Escort missions

I disagree with timed missions...if it's done right. It can add a sense of urgency to make the game more exciting. Resident Evil are particularly good at this.

One thing that annoys me more than anything though is ridiculously powerful enemies. Not bosses, or sub-bosses. Normal, average enemies that take the absolute mick to take out. I understand enemies should get more powerful as the game progresses, but some games just take the mick.
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Old 02-01-2013, 19:33
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What annoys me in a game? When it asks me to confirm what language I speak every single time I load the game! No EA haven't forgotten how to speak English since last night.

Linked to that is having to load the game, press x to select language, wait some more, press start to skip intro vid, wait some more, press start at redundant start screen, wait some more, press x to confirm I won't turn off during save, wait some more, press x to confirm terms of online play, wait some more, finally see main menu... then select load last save, wait some more, confirm yes I do want to load, wait some more...
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Old 02-01-2013, 19:44
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Cut scenes, definitely cut scenes.
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Old 02-01-2013, 19:48
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When you undress a man and discover he doesn't let you remove his underpants when he is dead.
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Old 02-01-2013, 19:49
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But against that if you make nothing have any serious consequence the game becomes a blandfest. I know we all different levels of tolerance for these things, but the ultimate waste of time is the PC 'save anytime you want' scenario whereby anything remotely dangerous gets a save first and then it doesn't matter what happens, you just hit reload. You might as well watch a cut scene or get someone else to play it for you.
Well, my take on it is....if quick save isnt to someones liking..dont use it?. No game forces you to quick save.
I'd like games to have the option to enable quick save or just have checkpoint save..maybe when you load a new game. if you dont like them, turn them off for the duration of the game.
Everyones happy.
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Old 02-01-2013, 19:54
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Unskippable cutscenes
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Old 02-01-2013, 21:03
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sniper missions
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Old 02-01-2013, 22:29
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Not really to do with the game itself, but when the charge goes in my controller. This usually happens when I'm playing an online match on Fifa.

Cue me scrambling for my play and charge kit, the person Im playing scoring 2 goals and and them celebrating like theyve scored a wonder goal.

And while Im on the subject of Fifa, I hate the celebrations system, drives me nuts.
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