Hello all and merry Listmas! For those who don’t know, Listmas is a multi-blog event masterminded by our friend C.T. Murphy of Murf Vs Internet. It’s a wonderful time of sharing, story-swapping, and lists! Oh such wonderful lists! Keep an eye on CT’s blog and United We Game from now until the 25th, as we’ll be bringing you all the wonderful Listmas goings-on! And with that we move on to, you guessed it, another exceptional list! These are the 3 Worst gaming moments I can think of.
Thinking of bests is easier than thinking of worsts. Your best moments are just that, moments. Beautiful points in time that you hope you’ll hang onto for as long as you live. Worst on the other hand are something else entirely. They’re forgotten, becoming these vague periods in life associated with embarrassment and rage. So this list is going to be a little different from it’s predecessor, instead focusing on that which brings about the worst things a gamer can encounter rather than the moments themselves.
Finishing a Game
Okay, this one might be cheating a little, but I’m serious. Even though beating a game feels like an accomplishment, that feeling is always quickly replaced with that dreaded question: “Well, now what?” Moving from game to game is difficult, even when there’s new games to play. It’s always the same, you go from being on top of the food chain to being the equivalent of a bug. You have to learn how to play all over again, learn new rules , and get oriented to a whole new landscape. Sure it’s all part the fun once you get going, but until then. finishing and starting anew kinda sucks.
Getting stuck on a cheap boss or broken level
Some say there is no greater motivation for success than utter frustration. I can see where they could get that idea, when something frustrates you, you want nothing more than to see it overcome. However, when it comes to games I find it has the opposite effect. When challenge is genuine, it spurs you on. You want to beat it, to enjoy the sweet taste of a hard won victory. When it isn’t though…all you want to do is break you controller and call it a day. Cheap difficulty isn’t rewarding, IT’S ENRAGING! I SWEAR IF I EVER SEE CRISIS CITY AGAIN IT WILL BE TOO SOON! …*ahem*…so yeah, difficulty brought about by cheap and broken design is frustrating.
Getting Destroyed in Multiplayer
This is a common one but you can’t argue with the truth: it sucks to lose. I’ll admit it, I’m a sore loser. I’m the type to rage quit out of a game where I’ve died 15 times to my own 2 kills. I’ll usually try to stick it out, but in games where I’ve been left to fend for myself or have an absolutely rotten string of luck…or LAG, I’ve learned to quit. I’m not proud of it, but quitting before going overboard with online rage is a much better option as opposed to breaking another chair…
Those are my picks for the top rage inducing or just plain crummy aspects of gaming, but I’m more interested in yours. Is there anything out there that causes you to make the furniture fear for it’s life? Any game music that instantly puts you in a bad mood for some unknown reason?