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#1052024 - 01/26/16 04:34 PM What Turns You Off a Game
BrownEyedTigre Offline
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When a new or upcoming game is announced, what, if anything turns you off instantly to it?

Examples - cartoony, keyboard control, topic etc....

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#1052029 - 01/26/16 05:05 PM Re: What Turns You Off a Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Cartoony or keyboard controlled.
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#1052035 - 01/26/16 05:40 PM Re: What Turns You Off a Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Steam-only

Gore

Whiny voice acting

Motion sickness inducing movement -- 3D movement in a 1st person game usually gives me motion sickness -- especially if the point-of-view is only a foot off the ground. It's no fun playing a game if you feel like you're going to throw up the whole time.

Some cartoony graphics are a turnoff, but not all of them.
For example, Bulb Boy is cartoony, but it's not a turnoff sort of cartoony.

Specs that are way higher than what the game looks like it should need.

Flash-based -- Flash is a big agglomeration of security holes. Even Adobe is abandoning it. Updates mean a game that used to work may not work after the updates.

When developers claim a game is "like Myst" and it's nothing like Myst.

Excessive gassing, especially when combined with unfunny "jokes"

Achievement notifications obfuscating the screen while you're playing, destroying any sense of immersion, and suggesting that the game may be "phoning home" without your permission.

"Choose-your-own-story" style gameplay, especially when it's dependent on QTE's and other dexterity-oriented gameplay

Lack of a manual save

"To be continued" lack of a game ending

Advertisements for Facebook Twitter on the game menu -- I don't want to buy advertisements

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#1052037 - 01/26/16 05:50 PM Re: What Turns You Off a Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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As Jenny100 said: "Motion sickness inducing movement -- 3D movement in a 1st person game usually gives me motion sickness -- especially if the point-of-view is only a foot off the ground. It's no fun playing a game if you feel like you're going to throw up the whole time."

Not being able to save those are the two main issues.
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#1052038 - 01/26/16 06:19 PM Re: What Turns You Off a Game [Re: Jenny100]
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Originally Posted By: Jenny100


Motion sickness inducing movement -- 3D movement in a 1st person game usually gives me motion sickness


It would be good if adventure started implementing an FOV slider. Playing at a higher FOV can alleviate/remove motion sickness for some people. An FOV of 95 or more all but cures it for me. Been playing Fallout 4 for ages and haven't suffered a single bout of nausea with it yet (touch wood) :-)

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#1052088 - 01/26/16 11:12 PM Re: What Turns You Off a Game [Re: mj2c]
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Only available via Steam AND/OR lack of a "save when I want" facility yes
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#1052091 - 01/26/16 11:26 PM Re: What Turns You Off a Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Lack of save options is definitely a turnoff but not a "deal breaker".

What kills a game for me is arcade sequences that are too much for my slow reflexes to handle. Unfortunately, unless I learn from reviews or other players comments, I don't often learn of these events until I've already bought the game.

Game programmers really need to put a skip option in games that have these events IMHO.
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#1052100 - 01/27/16 02:21 AM Re: What Turns You Off a Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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- exhausting dialogues
- QTE
- illogical puzzles
- bad graphics

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#1052103 - 01/27/16 03:23 AM Re: What Turns You Off a Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
aretha Offline
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Motion sickness
Cant skip action sequences
Subtitles only - no voiceovers
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#1052105 - 01/27/16 04:00 AM Re: What Turns You Off a Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
meryl Offline
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Keyboard control.
Download only.
Cartoony.
Lots of dialogue.
Smut.
No control of "saves".
3rd person play (usually)
Timed puzzles.

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#1052116 - 01/27/16 05:40 AM Re: What Turns You Off a Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Download only, Cartoony, endless dialogue, ability to make my own saves, not a true adventure game.
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#1052122 - 01/27/16 06:57 AM Re: What Turns You Off a Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Timed Action Puzzles, Cartoony, No Manual Saves, and Keyboard Controls.
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#1052124 - 01/27/16 07:10 AM Re: What Turns You Off a Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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My worse gaming experience of last year was Ethan Carter and that god awful save system. I can't remember another game that I actually dreaded playing. Gorgeous game with brain dead game design. A real shame.

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#1052127 - 01/27/16 07:22 AM Re: What Turns You Off a Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
Paupasia Offline
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dialogues used as puzzle
cartoony
dark scenes where you can't see anything, used by developers to lengthen the game and save their work time


Edited by Paupasia (01/27/16 07:24 AM)

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#1052135 - 01/27/16 07:57 AM Re: What Turns You Off a Game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
Argyle1968 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/08
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1. Waiting around like six or seven years for a game after its release date is announced....coughbrackentorcough....

2. Steam.



Edited by Argyle1968 (01/27/16 07:59 AM)

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