Terrible Moments in Your Gamer Life
This pissed me off, that pissed me off, and that pissed me off, oh, and that pissed me off, too.-This blog in a nutshell.
Has there ever been that time where you felt that game you were playing was meant to piss you off? Or has there been a time in your gamer life where you couldn't have possibly been anymore more frustated? Yes, I'm guessing yes because a lot of gamers are raging volcanoes full of pent up rage. Stuff like that is surprisingly all over Youtube and in those Game Stop commercials that keep running over and over again.
Over the course of gaming's surprisingly short existance on Earth, I have decided to collect everything I have experienced that really fused and ignited an explosion of anger that culminated into an ear damaging scream which may or may have not got my dad to ask "What the hell is going on?"
Damn these things, they weren't such a big problem in the older Mario Karts, but now that these things are the exploding plague of flying blue shells, you can now tell that Nintendo is out to kick your ass and rape you after many have called their recent games "kiddie" or "too easy". No, Xbox Live kid side of the internet, the blue shell will ruin you harder than anybody on Live. Including your cousin Freddy. He's no match for this.
So you're in first, and you may have done this with the complete skill you have picked up over your time playing the kart racer, but it's all about to get ruined around the the final parts of the race because the A.I. is behind you like those terrible 6th grade memories you can't forget. No skill, your being attacked by a practically unavoidable item and all you have to defend yourself is a couple of damn bananas and a couple of turtle shells. Nothing more. None of that is capable of helping much besides the occasional red shell, which is nothing in comparison to the blue. Your reward for reaching first is to be forced into pain from a flying turtle shell. This is nearly cheating and hit you at the most inconvieniant points, say above a pit or perhaps near the finish line at the third lap. Then again, this does make the victory all the sweeter.
tl;dr Blue shells will make you their bitch if they know you have the soul of a winner.
I'm not normally an online type of dude, but if I go online on a game that I do have enough experience with, I may be able to hold my own. But some people devote absolutely all their time to certain games, which is something I really can't do. Sometimes, there's just that one guy you find online that has no life. Absolutely none. I've wasted around maybe more than a 100 hours on Team Fortress 2, but alot of people probably broke maybe more than a thousand perhaps.
Sometimes, you see him (or her, but I doubt it's a chick) do moves like no other. He's untouchable, he preforms manuevers you've never thought of. Perhaps in a sports game or a shooting game, he's really fucking untouchable and can probably make a lot of points or kill you a bajillion times without getting killed himself without even trying. He is in fact so good, he has perhaps wasted his entire time from launch day playing it. It's laughable iand pathetic, yet at the same time, impressive and awe inspiring to see a guy online that is an absolute BEAST. (You're supposed to shout when you read BEAST. The first one, not the second one)
Plenty of games that I've played run on my pre-assembled PC from 2011, but when they don't...FUCKSHITCUNTBITCHASSFUCKBITCHCUNTSHITBITCHSHITFUCKBITCHASS! I can't afford to buy more RAM or a new GPU at the moment! Someone lend me either of those!!!
I heard a lot of nice shit on Secret of Mana. It was a fondly remembered game from Square that helped pick up the Action RPG genre, but when I downloaded it on Wii Virtual Console and finally got to play it...I was unimpressed. With both the narrative and the gameplay. I didn't get very far. I just couldn't get into either the gameplay or the story, it just didn't click for me. The most I liked from the game was the title screen music.
I had a similar case with Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, it was just a big generic RPG; the kind you see when TV shows make unflattering stereotypes of nerds, which are all untrue because nerdism stuff is really mainstream. Well, the worlds were bland, the story was forgettable, and the combat didn't feel tight. I got really deep into the game, but later on, I just got confused by what was going on and decided that it just wasn't worth anymore of the time I could've been using to play something else.
And when I tell people I hate this game they may be like: "What? But it had this and that. That's strange." We all have different tastes, and I'm guessing you guys have been in a similar situation. But if you hate a game I like, you're obviously long, because only my opinion matters if you know me well enough.
This is a damned whopper. Has anyone played a game for hours on end, beat this really hard part, or basically just got around to an important plot point? Then for whatever reason, you just don't save? Perhaps you were too tired or just forgot when you shut the game off when you quit. This isn't really a problem for games with auto-save, but many PC games and Japanese games do require manual saving to this day...So when you forget to save at any important point or long session...Well...Shit. I have lost so much progress on Pokemon to this day.
Ah yes. This. In my childhood, I wasn't really a dude who knew how to take proper care of discs...I'm properly educated on this now, but...Damn. Screw disc errors. You still get these if you buy used games, which shows the guys that sold the disc knew it was scratched all along, and they sold it for a minor profit. Life isn't fair.
Screw you, man. I mean owl. I just wanna breeze through the text quickly by rapidly pushing A, but as a it turns out, you snuck in "Yes" as a default answer when you ask me if I want to repeat that question. Nobody needs you to repeat it! Nobody! Please! Cheeky bastard!
That's pretty much all I can think of for now, as I pretty much wrote this as quick as possible for some greater things I'm preparing. I'm getting busier as time goes on, because I'm going back to school so I can finally have some actual female interaction. So here's my most current brain baby until I can really, really get into the creative writing mood again. (I really drained myself a while ago).
Besides that, I really don't have much to say to say because this was a quickie, not a sticky. So are there any things in your gamer life that really pissed you the fuck off? I can only assume "yes", complete and total yes. Move onto the comments and tell me those exact things that pissed you off because I love you.
Stay thirsty, my friends.
Strange you say that since it happens to be my current favorite Final Fantasy.
I had that with pokemon as well BUT it was not because I forgot to save ...
I think we all remember the x4 AA battery problem ... You are in the zone, you just wooped a lot of gym leader ass, you found that rare pokemon, leveling is going well *bip* .... You notice that red led just died on you .... *FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU*
I think one of my first swears as a kid
I can't remember ever forgetting to save, but I do remember dying before I could save. One of the worst moments was probably FF 10. When I farmed for about three hours just to get my whole group "stoned" right before the savepoint.
Also, fuck that owl.
You have no idea... How much time and money (money and time) have gone into currupted files.
Dude I bought a Kingdom Hearts disc after gifting the game to a family friend and ended up buying a used disc to play before the release of the second game. Well turns out that the game was perfectly fine till the point right before the game was suppose to show me the teaser trailer for the second game. SOOOOOOO PISSED!!! I went and bought ANOTHER game just watch the sneak peak to the second game again because YouTube can't capture that feeling for me when I see it in person from beating the game..
I'm feeling the scratched disc thing right now. apparently I'm cursed when it comes to Metal Gear Solid games, last year I got Metal Gear Solid, the last disc is scratched so bad that I can't select continue after a game over, it took me months to finally beat the final boss and the credits still couldn't play properly. I just got Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of Liberty, I can't continue after the cutscene, when I upload the final picture of Metal Gear RAY.
Corrupted memory cards... -_- not fun...
Oooh man. That fricken owl. What a bastard. I can't remember how many times I ended up yelling at the screen because of that sneaky, unprecedented, completely unnecessary move. He is on my murder list right up there with Navi.
"You Hate the Overly Hyped Game Other People Love"
Donkey Kong 64
I beaten it, I like it but to go to say that it was one of the best games is going too far. The game has trial-and-errors all over the place, the game relies on it to have difficulty. The camera, at times were good, but there were parts were just bad.
Dang lol I'm one of those who loved Secret of Mana but I understand some of my friends don't. I really do recommend Seiken Densetsu 3 because to me, it feels superior to the others.
I'm part of a TF2 community where we have those untouchables. They're always so good (I'm in the mediocre bracket :p) but I've put in my fair share of a thousand hours at least.
Kaepora is there to give us a mass amount of knowledge for our journey ahead. Respect your elders! (nah I'm kidding, I hate pressing yes).
I've only played the Mega Man Zero games, but yeah, a lot of bosses have moves that require very specific ways to dodge. It doesn't help that Zero has so little HP without cyber elves.
Oh yes, screw you owl! Reading: blablablabla... Press A, blablablabla... Press A, blablablabla... Press A, Do you want me to repeat... Press A NOOOOOOOO!!!
I know the feeling about losing all the hard work on a pokemon game but I didn't forget to save because all the crystal games had a weird glitch in it that overtime they would restart everything!
I've lost so many discs that way.
There was this game in Halo 3 that I played where this one guy would come after me, and I know you guys will probably think I'm being paranoid. He had maybe 15 kills I remember them being double digits and having 3 kills on other people, the rest of them were on me. I did nothing to this guy to anger him but he made it his mission to make me his bitch.
Another terrible gaming experience was when I was playing black ops, there is a helicopter circling the map, that map with the missile that launches. The spawn system decided I needed to spawn directly in the aim of the helicopter everytime just spawning me around the map with the helicopter.
These are 2 really bad ones, someone borrowed my copy of paper boy then moved away without returning it, those type of people are the worst. I had a PS1, my second console ever. I had gotten a Ridge Racer game that I loved playing (although I was more into Rage Racer which came with the console). One day I tried looking for it everywhere but I could never find it, it was just gone one day then 10 years later my brother tells me my mum sold it
There were mutli-taps released for it that went up to 4 players, most notably the Bomberman games. Secret of Mana was one of the few games for the control (outside of sportball games) that supported it. The Wii version made it easier with the wireless controllers/Gamecube controller support.
Doesn't the SNES only have like 2 controller ports?
I can really agree with you on forgetting to save and Secret of Mana. A game for me that I do a lot of crap in and die and tend to not save was the .hack// games. And I bought Mana for the Virtual Console, and didn't like it either. It is weird though, I loved its sequel Seiken Densetsu 3 though.
The problem that people have with the narrative clicking with Secret of Mana is in localization by renaming it "Secret of Mana" and not Final Fantasy Adventure 2 as it was call in preview section of Nintendo Power would have helped a lot of people. The game harkens back to Final Fantasy Adventure in a lot of ways and that probably would have helped.
Also the game has 3 player support, and that's where the game really shines
Two aspects I hate about games are when there is no conveyance i.e. first attempt at the Water Temple in Ocarina of Time, and when games accelerate the difficultly from being challenging to downright frustrating very quickly for no apparent reason, I'm looking at you Ogre Battle 64.