Most Bogus Gaming moments.

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Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Postby Antimony-120 » Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:13 am UTC

The Ur-Quan Masters is one of the most awesome games ever. Great gameplay, great plot, and for being that old the graphics weren't bad. It was also one of the funniest games I've ever played. I was addictted to that shit.

I never beat the final level.

Yeah. Screw you Sa-Matra
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Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Postby ACU-LP » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:23 am UTC

Severe necro here.
Playing cod4; putting a full clip from an smg into a guy's head, knifing him and having him still turn around and deagle you to death.
WHAT?!
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Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Postby SOSkanesumi ARK » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:25 am UTC

when i first got my xbox live account, i couldnt get my offline profile to sync up with my online profile, so i ended up with two useless profiles and 5000+ gamerscore that i had to restart on...it took me a year and a half to get it that high...sigh.....

the end of halo 3 pissed me off, as well as re5,
Spoiler:
i mean, come on, there is no way they could have survived in that heat, and even if they could, the posionous gasses would have killed them, wesker should have died 6 games ago and stayed dead, and you know hes comming back, just because he was in lava and had two rockets shot at him, doesnt mean he's dead, just means you shot rockets at him while he was in lava.
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Postby TheOtherDOOMGuy » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:03 pm UTC

eMan2718281828 wrote:Most frustrating: Contra...some version or another. You are in the sky (1) trying to destroy a helicopter looking thingy (2) while it is shooting at you and you are (3) hanging onto moving missiles and you have to (4) drop off of each missile before it hits the aforementioned helicopter looking thingy, all while (5) making sure that you don't get hit by the same missiles onto which you are hanging because there's 3 or 4 of them on the screen at once.


eMan, you have just described every Contra game in the history of the world. The details aren't important, Contra is just frustrating in general.

Also, special mention about frustrating, is Thief Deadly Shadows.
Where you are walking around the street, and for some reason the guards hated me, and constantly aimed to kill me.
Finished up, I spent 45 minutes stuck to a climbable wall, moving to slightly diffferent positions, so that they would lose interest.
Everytime I picked a spot they would eventually lose interest, then spot within milliseconds of doing so, starting all over again.

The reason I didn't just give up, was that I had spent well over 4 hours playing non-stop through the game, picking up every sinlge item of loot I could find, and DIDNT SAVE. I now make use of Quicksave every minute or so.
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Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Postby SOSkanesumi ARK » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:38 pm UTC

i was racing on forza 2 online, on nurmburgring, 20 laps. well, at about lap 17, my internet had catastrophic failure and i failed at the race, i was 2 laps ahead of the guy in 2nd...pissed me off, there was 10,000,000cr apiece up, and even though i had intenet failure, i had to fork out the money...
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Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Postby Antimony-120 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:54 pm UTC

Because of this thread going active again I downloaded the Ur-Quan Masters again (http://sc2.sourceforge.net/)

I STILL can't beat the Sa-Matra. FUCK! Why is it that the one game with good humour and a plot that's kindof zany and interesting gameply fucks me over on the final boss? GAH! MUST KILL!

...even so, recommended playing for everyone, the game is awesome, and hilarious.
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Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Postby Arantor » Sun May 03, 2009 1:33 am UTC

I got a random one. Nearly 20 years ago I got an Amiga for Christmas, and one of the games in the package was a text adventure in the style of Infocom, but with pictures and atmospheric sounds too. Dungeon Quest.

Over the course of a few days we (me and my family) had puzzled our way into the castle, so far so good. Found, and defeated the dragon. Then... a laboratory? In a castle? Then... stuck.

About 10 years on, I discovered the joys of emulating the Amiga in the early WinUAE builds, and sure enough I got Dungeon Quest going.

This time I figure out the problem in the laboratory. It isn't "talk person" but "talk man". This is the man not mentioned in the description (and "There is no person here.") but visible in the picture.

Cue end game sequence. Not spoilered since it's a very old game that I doubt many people remember or care about.

Right. The world is decaying and going to hell because the computer crashed, and we fix it by doing the Amiga equivalent of Ctrl-Alt-Del. So after all the brainache and lost hours... I get a nice picture of a dragon holding a floppy disk. Wha???

But that's not the real bogus moment. It's the ones immediate after that when you actually contextualise everything:
1. The 'letter from a friend' in the manual is completely pointless, the one that actually explains the point to the game.
2. The cryptic message from the spirit in the bedroom that "the sword is the key" and something about an amulet is pointless. Unless you count the entrance to the laboratory being opened because you hit the keypad with the sword.
3. You spend the first disk of the game mooching round the decaying village, with a few neat puzzles (the stable, the riverman). The second half of the game exploring this empty castle.
4. There is a room whose description is "...it looks like a typical room in an adventure game, which is funny because it IS a typical room in an adventure game." Way to break the immersion there.
5. It's like the developers took two completely different stories and games, one about a decaying/cursed village, and one about a sci-fi machine gone horribly wrong, merged them together then got bored half way through.


Sorry if that's a bit much. But I cringe at how long I spent fighting this game trying to get somewhere, and realising that the only thing preventing me from solving this several times in a ten year period was the fact that I grew up with Basic Human Decency. Seriously, I spent more time on this than I did on any of the individual Zork games, and I still think about this game.

Interestingly, watching the 'full play' on YouTube showed me something I hadn't seen before.

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Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Postby madprocess » Sun May 03, 2009 2:57 am UTC

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver: To Be Continued as the ending to an otherwise awesome game.

Earthbound: Saving the game after being turned into a robot and having no way to get back.

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Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Postby darkspork » Mon May 04, 2009 4:47 am UTC

Spore. If I say one more word about that I'll take up several pages.
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Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Postby SOSkanesumi ARK » Tue May 05, 2009 7:31 pm UTC

the end of Prey pissed me off, because you know they arent going to make a sequel...sigh
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Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Postby headprogrammingczar » Tue May 05, 2009 9:21 pm UTC

I was playing a game of Civ II on a LAN and the host machine could barely handle the load (what the fuck kind of computer can't run Civilization 2?). I was in the middle of a war and about to land my troops on the mainland (3 riflemen, a howitzer, and a tank), when the game lagged. I moved the transport towards the coastline 3 times, each time losing a move point and not moving anywhere. My turn ended, and the very next thing I saw was a submarine sinking my transport. :x
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Postby Poochy » Wed May 06, 2009 4:12 am UTC

villadelfia wrote:
HSG wrote:Most frustrating? You know that point in Maxx Unlimited where there's a hold and then the music stops for a little bit but the arrow is still considered a miss if you step off of it? You know how that was that arrow was just the only thing standing between you and a AA? Yeah, fuck that arrow.


That's not the worst hard-to-hit arrow in my opinion. Take that arrow in 桜 heavy where the bpm is slowing down and literally just before said arrow, it slows down from 60 to 20 bpm for example, worst. arrow. ever.

Agreed. On MaxX Unlimited, from the time you hit the freeze arrow to the left arrow after the stop is 8 beats at 140 BPM (or 3 beats from the stop to the arrow). I doubt it's any coincidence that the section immediately before it is also 140 BPM. (Similarly, Max 300 has 6 beats at 300 BPM between the stop and the next arrow. I prefer to count 3 beats at 150BPM, though.) Sakura's 14BPM arrow, on the other hand, I have yet to find any reliable measure for.

IIDX also has some obnoxious difficulty spikes, often on the last measure. The last measure is the only reason I have yet to clear Inori [A], and also the only reason I can't clear Reminiscence [A] without Easy. I also hammered away at the last 4 measure of Colors [H] for months before something clicked and I was able to stumble my way through it (i.e. drop from 100% to about 88% instead of 100% to 60%). It's always the fun songs that get these annoying spikes, too.
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Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Postby poxic » Wed May 06, 2009 4:39 am UTC

Any one of the dozens of times I've made significant progress in Oblivion or Morrowind since the last save, only for the game to crash straight to desktop. In fact, I'd swear there's a bug that makes the chance of crashing directly proportional to time since last save. :evil:

Granted, I probably only notice when it *has* been a while.

/and I *still* have to remind myself to save, save, save...
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Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Postby darkspork » Wed May 06, 2009 2:59 pm UTC

I hate every game that lacks autosave. Saving breaks flow.
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Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Postby aireoth » Wed May 06, 2009 4:59 pm UTC

The end of Fallout 3.

Spoiler:
Fawkes telling me its my destiny, stfu and get in there you dumb ass mutant.


Halo 2 and 3
Destructible terrain was promised, also Halo 3 had way to many glitches with the walkers, I kept getting flung 100 meters in the air when they stepped near me!

Final Fantasy 1 on the Nintendo, I almost beat it 4 times and every time my little brother would find where I hid it and erase the save game so he could play, damn games with only one save slot.

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Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Postby UmbralRaptor » Mon May 11, 2009 2:23 am UTC

poxic wrote:Any one of the dozens of times I've made significant progress in Oblivion or Morrowind since the last save, only for the game to crash straight to desktop. In fact, I'd swear there's a bug that makes the chance of crashing directly proportional to time since last save. :evil:

AFAIK, Morrowind does have a bug that does exactly that. And a bug where if there are too many save files and addons, bad things happen.
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Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Postby AvalonXQ » Fri May 15, 2009 5:59 pm UTC

The "end" of God of War II, which is basically
Spoiler:
"This isn't the end; play God of War III!"


I hate it when ANY game does that.

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Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Postby thicknavyrain » Fri May 15, 2009 7:29 pm UTC

Although it's an amazing game overall, the ending to Jade Empire left me feeling unsatisfied: too easy compared to some of the other enemies. Also, the "bosses" were really easy sometimes (granted I had my weapon style fully levelled up fairy early on) whereas some minor enemies like those guarding the fountains were bastardly hard (possibly due to lack of levelling up martial styles...hehe).
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Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Postby Sonicle » Sun May 17, 2009 12:12 am UTC

Me and a couple of friends at a gaming center playing L4D, about to reach the centers record survival mode and to have the network die on the last second before the record was broken.

DAMN YOU, YOU DID THAT ON PURPOSE!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Postby Deaus » Fri May 22, 2009 3:31 pm UTC

Had to register just to make this gripe. :)

So I'd been playing NetHack on and off for a few years, still had never beaten it. Mostly due to my poor understanding of how game mechanics worked and what to do with what. For the first time in a long time I'm finally getting somewhere with a character though. I'm playing a wizard and as luck would have it I started with a ring of slow digestion as dying from hunger was one of my biggest issues. Plus I managed to find a magic lamp in the gnomish mines! Joy! I wish for some amazing armor (SDSM), I have a bag of holding, some decent spells including Identify. My AC on this particular character is as good as any character has had it, no hunger to worry about, magic reflection, magic resistance does decent damage... I'm good to go now! Welp, I descend a few more levels and see my first Minotaur. No big deal, I've crushed everything up till now. Walk up to him and swing...*tink*. He swings back and takes a third of my life away! I try to run, he catches up and swings again for another third my life. Well I'm stuck now. I stared at the screen for a solid 10 minutes trying to think of something to do and I had nothing.

Now I know a lot better. I use praying when weak, I wish for markers instead of armor, I try and drag my pet with me more. I've still only ascended once but I make more progress in general now than I used to. After i die I tend to say something like "BS! There was nothing I could have done about that." and blame the death on bad luck. On the other hand I've seen the scoreboards and I know there are people out there who will ascend 3 out of 4 characters they start or ascend 11 or 12 times in a row. Then there are the real crazy guys who ascend the class list. They just work their way down, first a valk, then a knight, wizard, rogue... etc. and I think I've GOT to be doing something else wrong... just dont know what it is.


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