What are some unnecessary game mechanics?

What are some unnecessary game mechanics?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >OP can't into immersion
    pottery

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >its unnecessary because....it just is OK?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's a game about driving, with complex and fun driving mechanics, in which there are no consequences for stealing cars, which are everywhere. that is why it's unnecessary

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's precisely why taking the train or a taxi is so kino.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >complex

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >he didn't enjoy sitting back and letting the AI drive for a change smashing into everything when you tell them to hurry up
        The pajeet that works for Roman is the best because he spends the entire time bitching and you don't get charged for the fare so you are just riding on his time. When you get bored of his slow ass driving just start blasting out the window and he bails.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Unecessary game mechanics
    No such thing

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >when the dopamine doesn't hit for 5 seconds

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wouldn't call it unnecessary, but this is neat

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    regenerating health
    any form of animation between regular repeating actions such as saving or moving through areas
    checkpoints after point of no return door closes behind you
    checkpoints before unskippable cutscenes
    waypoints
    characters talking to themselves constantly reminding themselves what they're doing
    pop up tutorials
    dlc advertised on the main menu
    etc

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gta4 had a subway system??!!

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yup.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Star Citizen has a cool metro system as well. Do any other games have it?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          GTA III and GTA V both also have player-rideable rail networks.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i didnt even know this was a thing and I've played the game twice, once on console and the other on PC

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't understand. What mechanic here are you criticizing? The fact that you have to wait 10 seconds for a train to show up?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Useless and unnecessarily detailed secondary transportation system.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It would be dumb if you couldn't ride the subway.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    can't do anything cool for the sake of it without redditor video game essayists shitting themselves about some made up nonsense

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they could have spent the time developing this useless feature towards better driving physics

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        or they could've gotten swole at the gym and say fuck gta4, but here we are, watching grown men make toys for grown men to play with.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What would be the point of that? Both different wastes of time, except body dysmorphia is a disease, not fitness.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Its over

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You have the handbrake and brake. Use it. Are you those types mad at GTA 4 cause you cant come to an immediate halt after going 200mph?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Best driving in the entire series. Learn to steer

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >one single anon
      >"redditor video game essayists"

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I dont like "sense" mechanics
    if its too much of a casual game characters could talk to themselves or have someone on radio talk to them but sense is dumb

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rockstar are the kings of polishing unnecessary shit that won't improve their game at all

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for single player games: checking to see if you're connected to the internet/available updates/etc on load.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Denuevo
    diversity
    inclusion
    Always on line single player
    "Deluxe" digital releases
    Micro-transactions
    DLC packs
    Loot boxes
    Matchmaking
    open world crafting
    Reboots
    Remakes
    twitter personality writers
    social contracts

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >diversity
      Diversity in games is fun, though.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Denuevo

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      NEET mad that he can't pirate the game, aka was never a potential sale in the first place so his opinion is irrelevant.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >only pirates hate denuvo
        boy i love when i get kicked out of my single player game because the internet went out. Take that NEETS! Im glad my denuvo game will never get mods, the sacrifices we must make o7

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          goddamn NEETS having a better framerate than those who paid for the game!

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >only pirates hate denuvo
            boy i love when i get kicked out of my single player game because the internet went out. Take that NEETS! Im glad my denuvo game will never get mods, the sacrifices we must make o7

            NEET mad that he can't pirate the game, aka was never a potential sale in the first place so his opinion is irrelevant.

            Denuvo has been criticised for high central processing unit (CPU) usage and excessive writing operations on storage components, the latter causing significant life-span reductions for solid-state drives (SSDs). Denuvo Software Solutions has denied both claims.[26] In the case of Tekken 7 and Sonic Mania Plus, Denuvo caused a significant decrease in performance in several parts of these games.[27][28] Sam Machkovech of Ars Technica reviewed in-depth how Denuvo was causing performance penalties, releasing an article on the matter in December 2018.[29] In December 2018, Joel Hruska of ExtremeTech compared the performance of multiple games with Denuvo enabled and disabled, and found that the games tested had significantly higher frame rates and lower loading times when Denuvo was not used.[30] Richard Leadbetter of Digital Foundry compared the performance of a pirated version of Resident Evil Village which had stripped out Denuvo and Capcom's additional copy protection against the release version for Windows, and found that the DRM-stripped version performed far better than the released game.[31] It has been confirmed that the stuttering was caused by CAPCOM's DRM and not by Denuvo.[32]

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >It has been confirmed that the stuttering was caused by CAPCOM's DRM and not by Denuvo.[32]
              Yeah I'm sure it's just a "coincidence" that most games that use Denuvo across different devs and publishers have specifically stuttering issues as a problem, like Rage 2, Hatsune Miku Project Diva Mega Mix, Callisto Protocol, etc.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                i cant tell if people just get a stiffy for being contrarian, are some bizarre marketer or if denuvo actually has fanboys.

                Who actually wants a rootkit with kernal level access that forces your single player game online and is so stringent it prevents anyone from making any kind of mods for the game, to the point anti-virus software thinks its a virus?

                Who really wants this just so a billion dollar corporation can be sure you bought it?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >i cant tell if people just get a stiffy for being contrarian, are some bizarre marketer or if denuvo actually has fanboys.
                You failed to consider option 4, people are deliberately trying to make you upset because it amuses them the way suffering amuses a psychopath.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >DLC packs
      can be good if it's not content taken from the base game

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    your life

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    didnt gta 5 have fully functional bus lines?

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All game mechanics that aren't fun or useful for the player.
    Your webm is one example.
    AAA are full to the brim with meme mechanics like treasure chests, ubisoft towers, cosmetics, bioware-wheels, cold shrinking horse balls, bloat, more bloat.
    The best games I've played (Civ5, l4d2, ksp, Rimworld, Factorio) have few mechanics. These mechanics evolved organically through implementation-testing phases. Unnecessary game mechanics are added by execs, non-gamers and retards.
    Surprisingly, shit mechanics can be added by technical people when they lose the focus of what makes their game good. Which makes them retards.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I forgot to mention I'm autistic and trans btw.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Haven't played the others but factorio has a load of mechanics, so I can only assume you're wrong about them as well. Even something as simple piping water into an early game boiler for power has a bunch of different mechanics at play.
      There's nothing wrong with frivolous mechanics.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Crafting outside of building games. It's fucking dumb and makes no sense.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    horse testicle autism in RDR2

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    whatever you do in No Man's Sky is pointless

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YOU CAN'T STAY UP ENTIRE NIGHTS, YOU'LL BE SORRY IF YOU DOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this and hunger you can't toggle off in singleplayer outside of Peaceful Mode are cancerous blights to Minecraft I play on my phone cause its comfier that way so I cant use cheats[/spoiler[

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that one japanese blind lets play of the game was the most perfect possible demonstration of why phantoms were bar none the dumbest addition they ever made to the game (yes dumber than hunger)

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        elaborate

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >japanese guy with no knowledge of minecraft decides to LP the game
          >absolutely 0 knowledge, no wiki, no watching of other peoples stufff 100% blind
          >inadvertently shows how unintuitive minecraft is without a guide
          >decides to build absurdly long skybridge
          >fast forward to whenever phantoms where added
          >doesn't know they exist
          >gets knocked off skybridge and dies
          >needs to walk for literal hours to get back to his death spot
          >doesn't understand he can sleep to avoid phantoms
          >wouldn't do that anyway because it would reset his spawn point
          >every time he gets attacked by phantoms he has to scramble to make a little fort on his bridge

          Basically this shows that phantoms are just annoying and don't add anything to the game other than player harassment for the sole purpose of forcing people to sleep.

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    crimson heads in REmake

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Was cool. It's details like that which go missing with every iteration that end up making the game feel soulless.

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >unnecessary game mechanics
    Is there anything more soulful in video games?

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There are working subways in GTA4?
    I don't even remember it. I just drove the cars to my destination or taken taxis for the most part instead, lmao.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i didnt even know this was a thing and I've played the game twice, once on console and the other on PC

      You literally have mission to steal a blista compact where you take the subway to get to it for vlad

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't remember.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >blista compact
        my beloved

        t. the guy who didn't spend unhealthy amounts of time pushing fatasses down flights of stairs and tossing paper cups at randos in the street.

        YESSSS YOURE SO FUCKINNG BASED AND JUST LIKE ME
        specially the throwing shit at people part
        i love you cuh
        gta 4 had all these kino little details that really made the game feel special

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If your game doesn't have at least one thing some dweeb on the internet thinks is "unnecessary" it probably has zero % soul. That's what makes stuff good, creators going the extra mile because it satisfies their own taste, not because they were told to or because it was calculated to earn X more dollars per unit.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ah yes
      ubishit garbage with lootboxes and microtransactions
      the epitome of soul

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        read my post again and then delete yours. and then I'll delete this one.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why? do you find my post..unnecessary?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ah fuck, ya got me

            Yup.

            I like the realistic aesthetic of this map, but lol @ all those sections where the residents just have to watch the subway go by with no stops anywhere near them. People on that small island must be pissed, hope that's where the mansions are so they wouldn't be taking the subway anyway.

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The real unnecessary mechanic was picking up and throwing shit
    It does nothing and there's barely anything around to throw, it had potential to be fun though

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >cups
      >cellphones
      >bricks
      >pretty sure you could throw hotdogs if you knock it out of their hands fast enough
      I do agree that the game could've done with more throwables. Nothing like being a public nuisance by tossing bricks through some cunts window.

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >You are hungry
    >Open Inventory
    >Click Sandwich
    >You are not hungry anymore
    >5 minutes pass
    >You are hungry
    >Open Inventory
    >Click on Sandwich
    >You are not hungry anymore
    Absolute braindead drone shit

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I agree on this one. annoys me a lot of kcd.
      at the very least add some SOUL to it with an animation of eating and maybe some commentary from the pc if it's a game with a voiced pc
      would have really enjoyed hearing henry compliment the food if I got him some expensive stuff or maybe complain if he's eaten nothing but jerky for weeks

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I actually like this in STALKER even though it is pretty pointless
      The thing is it takes like an in game day/real hour to go slightly hungry and you only get some adverse effects if you're really hungry and food isn't rare or expensive at all. It's just a thing youdo when you have a little downtime, helps my immersion/autism

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >playing keep-away bounty in GTA V
    >hide in subway
    >eventually opposing players find me
    >hop on train in nick of time, while they race to find a car

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I actually used the subway extensively in GTA IV. it’s an effective means of fast travel without draining you of money like taxi rides do

  31. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >he didn't ride a motorcycle through there as Johnny boy playing chicken with the trains
    ngmi

  32. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I spent a shitload of time in the subway systems looking for ratman. I never did find him, but my friends and I did have a spooky time.

  33. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    t. the guy who didn't spend unhealthy amounts of time pushing fatasses down flights of stairs and tossing paper cups at randos in the street.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i would have put a hundred more hours into V if i could do this
      the impacts were more satisfying in IV though

  34. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know why open world games don't have a simply "wait around" mechanic. Be it taking out a cig, or just resting on a bench. Was more annoying in missions that required a certain time of day and didn't just forward ahead to it for you (hi San Andreas).

  35. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was extremely necessary. There would've been an unholy shitstorm if they released the game without a subway system.
    >HURRR how could you make a new york city parody without a subway system?
    They'd be right even though it's not a dealbreaker.

  36. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Will you be complaining about the trains in 3 or San Andreas, or just the one here that makes the most sense of the three?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the only GTA that let you larp as a train driver
      >pretty much impervious to all harm that not even tanks can stop it
      >you can derail it if you go fast enough
      San Andreas was a game ahead of its time tbh.

  37. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In Siren, you have to press triangle to open a submenu to perform a basic action like "pick up keys" when you could just press X and automatically perform said action like a normal person

  38. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember being disappointed by GTAIV at launch by how little there was to actually do in the world. Like there was so much attention to detail, but most of it was just stuff like OP where it's like "Oh that's neat", but you couldn't really do anything meaningful with it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My biggest issue was how closed off all the roads were. It makes sense for NYC, but after SA where you could turn down almost any alley or side street and usually find some kind of route or shortcut, in IV it felt like almost every alleyway was either a dead end or full of garbage that you couldn't drive through. The subway was pretty much the one place you could actually go in a pinch to actually get away from a 4 or 5 star wanted level.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you can roleplay a subway suicide

  39. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >item doesn't look like all the other uninteractable background stuff
    >even shimmers a bit
    >approaching the item creates a pop-up bubble of text that reads "pick up"

  40. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I understand what OP is trying to say. I do find it kind of a drag when a game has cool stuff like this, but theres never any good reason to really use it, and you only do so because you just want to see it, even if you know you're kind of forcing it. It does take away from some of the immersion if its kind of pointless. It makes me want a game set in NYC without the ability to jack cars so I would actually have to make means of these other forms of travel.

  41. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I always took the subway until me and my mate ran into bigfoot. Never used it again.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that wasn't bigfoot it was ratman

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wait what who's ratman

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous
  42. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i love IV's subway
    just wish you could "drive" the trains like in SA (aka hold down accelerate and then watch it derail, that was always entertaining)

  43. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Run stamina. Who thought that shit was a good idea?

  44. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Survival mechanics in non-survival games.

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