#51 Posted by hedfone (1748 posts) -

weird dead zones in first person shooters, damn you xiii i wanted to like you promise

#52 Posted by Pyroman31 (35 posts) -

Backtracking. 
 
Hands down. Lazy ass game design.

#53 Posted by teh_pwnzorer (1482 posts) -

Barf inducing 3rd person camera (the original Tomb Raider on PC).  I hadn't tried another 3rd person game for years, after that...until, as far as I remembr, Socom on he PSP which didn't induce the same nausea.

#54 Posted by Jasta (2217 posts) -

Not being able to see the gun in an FPS.

#55 Posted by wormz (140 posts) -

Enemies that aren't really intimidating. I've tried and tried to get into Halo, but those little guys just make it impossible for me. They make the game feel like I'm shooting 5 year old hobbits with machine guns so the war kinda feels pointless and one sided.

#56 Posted by Ferginator4k (737 posts) -
@DanielJW said:
" Being inable to jump. "
ooh thats a good one, but its not a game breaker.
#57 Posted by Pazy (2553 posts) -
@Ferginator4k said:
" @DanielJW said:
" Being inable to jump. "
ooh thats a good one, but its not a game breaker. "
I think that is the point, it shouldent be a game breaker but for some reason it is. There are so many times when stupid non-gamebreaking things have broken games for me. A good example are graphical flaw's I cannot unsee like weapons on a character's back floating out from them, when this is a character I will be constantly looking at for hours this can lessen my enjoyment potentially to a degree which stops me playing.
#58 Posted by trophyhunter (5804 posts) -

I don't believe one thing and ruin a game

#59 Posted by Tennmuerti (7720 posts) -

It's kind of weird reading this topic.
 
When some one mentions a small flaw in a game, it makes one think: "Really, you get uppity over a small thing like that? Kind of lame to dislike a game because of that."
On the other hand when people mention serious and significant things that are a major part of a game that are flawed then it's not really the "smallest flaw", is it?

#60 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -
@AlwaysAngry said:
" Bad graphics. "
lol 
 
For me it's a short single player campaign that gives you no reason to play through more than once.
#61 Posted by AlwaysAngry (2924 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" Bad graphics. "
lol"
Something wrong there?
#62 Posted by Geno (6479 posts) -

Any games that have unwarranted performance issues/glitches break it for me. See Mini Ninjas for PC. 

#63 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -
@AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" Bad graphics. "
lol"
Something wrong there? "
Graphics don't make a game.
#64 Posted by AlwaysAngry (2924 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" Bad graphics. "
lol"
Something wrong there? "
Graphics don't make a game. "
Neither does story alone, gameplay alone, or anything. All components of a game should come together and form a great overall experience. Are you saying you wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 came out and used the Call of Duty 4 engine?
#65 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -
@AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" Bad graphics. "
lol"
Something wrong there? "
Graphics don't make a game. "
Neither does story alone, gameplay alone, or anything. All components of a game should come together and form a great overall experience. Are you saying you wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 came out and used the Call of Duty 4 engine? "
Pretty graphics don't make a game great. It's the story and gameplay that make it great. And no, I wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 used the CoD4 engine because I don't have a PS3.
#66 Posted by Clembo (341 posts) -

That's a pretty big issue, OP.  It's also why I didn't like Bioshock.

#67 Posted by secretagent099 (127 posts) -

Any framerate that dips below 30.

#68 Posted by AlwaysAngry (2924 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" Bad graphics. "
lol"
Something wrong there? "
Graphics don't make a game. "
Neither does story alone, gameplay alone, or anything. All components of a game should come together and form a great overall experience. Are you saying you wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 came out and used the Call of Duty 4 engine? "
Pretty graphics don't make a game great. It's the story and gameplay that make it great. And no, I wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 used the CoD4 engine because I don't have a PS3. "
That's a bad answer because whether you had a PS3 or not wasn't the point. It was an analogy.
#69 Posted by Mrskidders (1330 posts) -

Being on the Wii.

#70 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -
@AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" Bad graphics. "
lol"
Something wrong there? "
Graphics don't make a game. "
Neither does story alone, gameplay alone, or anything. All components of a game should come together and form a great overall experience. Are you saying you wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 came out and used the Call of Duty 4 engine? "
Pretty graphics don't make a game great. It's the story and gameplay that make it great. And no, I wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 used the CoD4 engine because I don't have a PS3. "
That's a bad answer because whether you had a PS3 or not wasn't the point. It was an analogy. "
Even then, you weren't talking about graphics, you were talking about en engine. Call Of Duty 4 is still a good looking game, so if Uncharted 3 had those graphics it wouldn't be the end of the world. But the engine? That's a whole different thread.
#71 Posted by AlwaysAngry (2924 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" Bad graphics. "
lol"
Something wrong there? "
Graphics don't make a game. "
Neither does story alone, gameplay alone, or anything. All components of a game should come together and form a great overall experience. Are you saying you wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 came out and used the Call of Duty 4 engine? "
Pretty graphics don't make a game great. It's the story and gameplay that make it great. And no, I wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 used the CoD4 engine because I don't have a PS3. "
That's a bad answer because whether you had a PS3 or not wasn't the point. It was an analogy. "
Even then, you weren't talking about graphics, you were talking about en engine. Call Of Duty 4 is still a good looking game, so if Uncharted 3 had those graphics it wouldn't be the end of the world. But the engine? That's a whole different thread. "
If you can't tell that we're talking about graphics right now, that's pretty bad...
#72 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -
@AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" Bad graphics. "
lol"
Something wrong there? "
Graphics don't make a game. "
Neither does story alone, gameplay alone, or anything. All components of a game should come together and form a great overall experience. Are you saying you wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 came out and used the Call of Duty 4 engine? "
Pretty graphics don't make a game great. It's the story and gameplay that make it great. And no, I wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 used the CoD4 engine because I don't have a PS3. "
That's a bad answer because whether you had a PS3 or not wasn't the point. It was an analogy. "
Even then, you weren't talking about graphics, you were talking about en engine. Call Of Duty 4 is still a good looking game, so if Uncharted 3 had those graphics it wouldn't be the end of the world. But the engine? That's a whole different thread. "
If you can't tell that we're talking about graphics right now, that's pretty bad... "
I know we are talking about graphics, do you think I'm dumb? You said "......if Uncharted 3 came out an used the Call Of Duty 4 engine?" You said engine, not graphics. Engine can be different from graphics.
#73 Posted by AlwaysAngry (2924 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" Bad graphics. "
lol"
Something wrong there? "
Graphics don't make a game. "
Neither does story alone, gameplay alone, or anything. All components of a game should come together and form a great overall experience. Are you saying you wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 came out and used the Call of Duty 4 engine? "
Pretty graphics don't make a game great. It's the story and gameplay that make it great. And no, I wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 used the CoD4 engine because I don't have a PS3. "
That's a bad answer because whether you had a PS3 or not wasn't the point. It was an analogy. "
Even then, you weren't talking about graphics, you were talking about en engine. Call Of Duty 4 is still a good looking game, so if Uncharted 3 had those graphics it wouldn't be the end of the world. But the engine? That's a whole different thread. "
If you can't tell that we're talking about graphics right now, that's pretty bad... "
I know we are talking about graphics, do you think I'm dumb? You said "......if Uncharted 3 came out an used the Call Of Duty 4 engine?" You said engine, not graphics. Engine can be different from graphics. "
I said "engine" because I didn't feel like typing "graphics engine." Same thing you did, you type "lol" because you obviously didn't want to type "laugh out loud." Who cares!? If you're that nit-picky, I refuse to argue with you any longer.
#74 Posted by MX (219 posts) -
@davissc9 said:
" @mazik765 said:
" Equipped armour/weapons not changing the appearance of your character. "
"

This and bad lip syncing really fucks me up.
#75 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -
@AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" Bad graphics. "
lol"
Something wrong there? "
Graphics don't make a game. "
Neither does story alone, gameplay alone, or anything. All components of a game should come together and form a great overall experience. Are you saying you wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 came out and used the Call of Duty 4 engine? "
Pretty graphics don't make a game great. It's the story and gameplay that make it great. And no, I wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 used the CoD4 engine because I don't have a PS3. "
That's a bad answer because whether you had a PS3 or not wasn't the point. It was an analogy. "
Even then, you weren't talking about graphics, you were talking about en engine. Call Of Duty 4 is still a good looking game, so if Uncharted 3 had those graphics it wouldn't be the end of the world. But the engine? That's a whole different thread. "
If you can't tell that we're talking about graphics right now, that's pretty bad... "
I know we are talking about graphics, do you think I'm dumb? You said "......if Uncharted 3 came out an used the Call Of Duty 4 engine?" You said engine, not graphics. Engine can be different from graphics. "
I said "engine" because I didn't feel like typing "graphics engine." Same thing you did, you type "lol" because you obviously didn't want to type "laugh out loud." Who cares!? If you're that nit-picky, I refuse to argue with you any longer. "
According to Wikipedia,  " The core functionality typically provided by a game engine includes a rendering engine (“renderer”) for 2D or 3D graphics, aphysics engine or collision detection (and collision response), soundscriptinganimationartificial intelligencenetworking, streaming, memory management, threading, localization support, and ascene graph
 
When you said engine, was I too assume you were talking about a graphics engine? You could have been talking about the physics from CoD4, the animation, the AI, etc. I'm not being nit picky, I'm just trying to make sense of your nonsense, which frankly is more difficult than it sounds.
#76 Posted by WEGGLES (739 posts) -

Barrel rolling in Afterburner: Climax.
 
urk

#77 Posted by AlwaysAngry (2924 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" Bad graphics. "
lol"
Something wrong there? "
Graphics don't make a game. "
Neither does story alone, gameplay alone, or anything. All components of a game should come together and form a great overall experience. Are you saying you wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 came out and used the Call of Duty 4 engine? "
Pretty graphics don't make a game great. It's the story and gameplay that make it great. And no, I wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 used the CoD4 engine because I don't have a PS3. "
That's a bad answer because whether you had a PS3 or not wasn't the point. It was an analogy. "
Even then, you weren't talking about graphics, you were talking about en engine. Call Of Duty 4 is still a good looking game, so if Uncharted 3 had those graphics it wouldn't be the end of the world. But the engine? That's a whole different thread. "
If you can't tell that we're talking about graphics right now, that's pretty bad... "
I know we are talking about graphics, do you think I'm dumb? You said "......if Uncharted 3 came out an used the Call Of Duty 4 engine?" You said engine, not graphics. Engine can be different from graphics. "
I said "engine" because I didn't feel like typing "graphics engine." Same thing you did, you type "lol" because you obviously didn't want to type "laugh out loud." Who cares!? If you're that nit-picky, I refuse to argue with you any longer. "
 When you said engine, was I too assume you were talking about a graphics engine?
YES! Yes you were! That's what we've been talking about from the beginning! Do you realize this whole conversation is about graphics!? Who the hell mentioned AI!?
#78 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -
@AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" Bad graphics. "
lol"
Something wrong there? "
Graphics don't make a game. "
Neither does story alone, gameplay alone, or anything. All components of a game should come together and form a great overall experience. Are you saying you wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 came out and used the Call of Duty 4 engine? "
Pretty graphics don't make a game great. It's the story and gameplay that make it great. And no, I wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 used the CoD4 engine because I don't have a PS3. "
That's a bad answer because whether you had a PS3 or not wasn't the point. It was an analogy. "
Even then, you weren't talking about graphics, you were talking about en engine. Call Of Duty 4 is still a good looking game, so if Uncharted 3 had those graphics it wouldn't be the end of the world. But the engine? That's a whole different thread. "
If you can't tell that we're talking about graphics right now, that's pretty bad... "
I know we are talking about graphics, do you think I'm dumb? You said "......if Uncharted 3 came out an used the Call Of Duty 4 engine?" You said engine, not graphics. Engine can be different from graphics. "
I said "engine" because I didn't feel like typing "graphics engine." Same thing you did, you type "lol" because you obviously didn't want to type "laugh out loud." Who cares!? If you're that nit-picky, I refuse to argue with you any longer. "
 When you said engine, was I too assume you were talking about a graphics engine?
YES! Yes you were! That's what we've been talking about from the beginning! Do you realize this whole conversation is about graphics!? Who the hell mentioned AI!? "
Well sorry I bothered you then, I misunderstood what you were trying to say.
#79 Posted by GaZZuM (440 posts) -

The gameplay in Assassin's Creed

#80 Posted by Eidderf (504 posts) -

I'm not really bothered by small flaws, though I am starting to get a bit annoyed at some of red dead's weirder weapon problems. For example using the lasso doesn't always seem to work, for some reason he refuses to throw it at the target sometimes and just sort of stands there, it gets annoying when trying to hogtie the bountys sometimes. (Though googling it it seems I'm the only one who's hand this problem)

#81 Posted by Flaime (525 posts) -

Lag on menus

#82 Posted by themangalist (1675 posts) -

I don't know about you, but I get motion sickness quite easily. That's why I absolutely HATE games that are so good and keep me playing, BUT the field of view is just intolerable. I get that feeling playing Call of Duty and especially, Half-Life 2.

#83 Posted by ectoplasma (946 posts) -

I couldnt play Dead Space on PC because it played like a piece of crap with the mouse. Also I cant Play ut3 because everything is grey. How can it be so grey? I hate playing games which can't achieve a steady frame rate (best 60fps+) or don't have very spot on controls.

#84 Posted by ectoplasma (946 posts) -
@themangalist said:
" I don't know about you, but I get motion sickness quite easily."
This too! I get motion sickness from HL2 for example. I don't get motion sickness from BBC2 or MW2.
#85 Posted by demontium (4707 posts) -

Lag, even in the slightest bit, and framerate dipping.

#86 Posted by SourMillennia (43 posts) -

The horrible multiplayer lag that pervades Gears 1 and 2. When the game works it's great, when it doesn't it makes me cry and curse all at the same time...which is awkward to say the least.

#87 Edited by skrutop (3615 posts) -

It's a really minor complaint, but playing the intro riff to Iron Lung by Radiohead on expert guitar on Rock Band drives me nuts.  It's such a clear ho/po, but you have to strum it.  I know it was released early on, so the game didn't have hand-placed ho/po's, but I just can't play that song because of it.

#88 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7612 posts) -
@AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" @natetodamax said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" Bad graphics. "
lol"
Something wrong there? "
Graphics don't make a game. "
Neither does story alone, gameplay alone, or anything. All components of a game should come together and form a great overall experience. Are you saying you wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 came out and used the Call of Duty 4 engine? "
I understand what you're saying, graphics can sometimes make the experience.  Red Dead Redemption for example would not be quite so immersive if it were an NES game.
However, in general I don't think graphics matter at all.  I can enjoy old games just as much as state of the art ones.
#89 Posted by Horsepuckishness (48 posts) -
@mazik765 said:
" Equipped armour/weapons not changing the appearance of your character. "
This. It's just lazy design.
#90 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

Third-person shooters that have the reticule on the screen at all times, even if they have the over-shoulder view.

#91 Posted by shiptoncraig (149 posts) -

"Hollow" graphics.  It's hard to describe though :p

#92 Posted by Burns098356GX (1366 posts) -

Overly loose controls. I tried Killzone 2 when I owned a PS3, I found the controls would be so loose it was just annoying to try to be precise.

#93 Edited by dbz1995 (4786 posts) -

Lack of character development in pretty much any game. For example, in Borderlands, without caring for the characters, I felt a lot of the time I was just shooting for no particular reason.

#94 Posted by shadows_kill (3165 posts) -

not being able to aim down the sites and bad aiming in the game. fallout 3 is impossible for me cause it has the "><" but really could fire 500 feet to the right or left instead in the given area....

#95 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Make_Me_Mad said:
" Oblivion: Skin Tone of the head not matching the body, with a noticeable line around the neck.  It pains me so much that I couldn't play the game for months, and when I do I have to keep a shirt or robe on every character at every time. "
That and how sometimes the beggars would have 2 different voice actors depending on the question you asked them.
#96 Posted by RYNO9881 (625 posts) -

Dragon Age's lack of any kind of appealing armor and a general terrible art style.

#97 Posted by eccentrix (1424 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" @Make_Me_Mad said:
" Oblivion: Skin Tone of the head not matching the body, with a noticeable line around the neck.  It pains me so much that I couldn't play the game for months, and when I do I have to keep a shirt or robe on every character at every time. "
That and how sometimes the beggars would have 2 different voice actors depending on the question you asked them. "
That's because they were trying to sound more pathetic to get money off you.
#98 Posted by Yummylee (20552 posts) -

Lack of customisation for your character. More specifically for open-world games.

#99 Posted by EVO (3778 posts) -

I can't think of anything. 
 
If it's enough to ruin a game a game for me, it's must be a pretty big flaw.

#100 Posted by s10129107 (1164 posts) -

Not being able to map my buttons.  I remember Batman Arkham Asylum required an xbox controller if you wanted to use a gamepad.  Also i believe beyond good and evil had that problem.  I hate that kind of stuff.