Video games are freaking great. If I could figure out how to just play video games for a living, I’d be all over that like stink on a skunk. That being said, these perfect time-wasting devices can be frustrating as hell.
Here are some of the things I absolutely HATE in video games.
1. Unnecessary Side Quests
Side quests can be a great way to extend a video game and keep players interested before the next DLC drops. Unfortunately some games (like World of Warcraft) have a frustrating number of side quests that don’t actually do anything for the plot of the story and just keep you running back and forth across the map for hours. It becomes off-putting, and makes you not want to even play anymore. No, I don’t want to bring you the hides of 100 Murlocs, so stop asking!
2. Escort Missions
Nobody likes these, so why on earth do developers keep including them in games? Is it to punish us? Have we done something wrong as gamers? Do they derive sick pleasure from hearing the screams of frustrated players who are trying for the 100th time to get the squishy NPC we’re supposed to babysit from point A to point B? In very few video games are the people we’re supposed to escort actually competent enough to defend themselves, and even fewer have enough HP to withstand more than one attack. I’m getting sick of throwing my controller in frustration, so if you could just refrain from continuing to put these missions in video games, that would be great.