15 Dumbest Video Game Mechanics

The worst tendencies of games that we all take for granted.

Posted By | On 15th, Nov. 2019

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Like all of us, video game developers make mistakes every now and then, and these mistakes often take the form of in-game mechanics that are either poorly thought-out, poorly implemented, overused, or a deadly combination of all three. This is a feature about 15 video game mechanics that have over the years, for one reason or the other, gotten on our nerves. Without further ado, let’s get started.

QTEs

Quick time events can be a great tool when executed properly. The Greek-era God of War games, for instance, used them to great effect to punctuate high octane action sequences in a great blend of cinematic and gameplay. The problem is, games that do that are very rare. QTEs more often than not feel unnecessary and arbitrary, and for every God of War, we have a dozen games that fall on the other end of the spectrum.


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