What do you think is the most annoying trend in video games and why?
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Tagged as annoying, trends, video games
I wish I had a good one for this… I would think loot boxes would be high on many people’s list even if I avoid them so they don’t annoy me too terribly much!
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Not a trend as such, but the tendency of major publishers to pursue whatever the current hotness is rather than attempting to create it. AAA lacks the innovation that is present in indie gaming.
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Developers/publishers releasing a game that is a mess at launch and then hoping to fix it with patches. Also, games that have betas literally two weeks before they are set to launch.
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Games set during World War One or Two where you fight as a Yank or Brit only. OK, big developer companies, which part of WORLD war don’t you understand?
Haha good point.
I personally think there are too many “open world”-games. I can enjoy them but thinking back my favorite games has usually been more linear games with solid stories and fun gameplay.
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I never complain when there’s a solid story; perhaps more games need that. I wonder what video game stories will be like twenty years from now.
Sony’s censorship crusade, ever since their HQ moved to California pisses me off. According to them murdering people in games is okay, but they ban things like boobs jiggling.
Haha what a crazy world we live in!
The fact that the seemingly dominant genre for the foreseeable future is that of the ‘Battle Royale’. Not really a trend, more of a shift in genre popularity, but nonetheless annoying.
Yes, and hearing that phrase all the time can get annoying too.
Honesty, and I’m not trying to start any kind of battle in the comments section, the most annoying part of video games is easily the fans. I’m currently playing and loving Fallout 76 but the amount of absolute hatred that is spewed online for that game is unbelievable. Certain complaints are definately understandable but certain ones are not.
Hmm I know what you mean. I’m sure everyone who has viewed this post can recall instances of video game fans spewing out hatred online in comments or in games. We can behave better, and hopefully, stop the hatred before it starts.
DLC and microtransactions. And I’ll second Otaku Judge’s complaint about Sony’s newfound love of censorship. All my favorite series seem to be moving over to the Switch anyway, at least on a non-exclusive basis if not on an exclusive one, and I’ll be following them.
Online-only games. It’s saddening that we have to be connected to the internet even for story-based games these days. I don’t have a problem with online games, but there definitely should be an option between the two.
Yes, I agree. And there’s still some people who don’t have reliable internet access.
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