Gaming Pet Peeves

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I’d have to say my biggest pet peeve in videogames is the “Use tons of items during a boss fight — you’re supposed to lose the boss fight” bullcrap. There’s a battle in Breath of Fire III I spent, oh, probably 45 minutes on, not to mention it depleted all of my items, my MP and my sanity. I eventually kicked the bucket, but instead of permitting the game enough time to allow the appropriate cut scene to ensue that would have alerted me to the purposefulness of my death, I RESTARTED the PlayStation and tried to defeat the boss again.

I did that twice more.

Upon discovering I was actually supposed to die, I was flabbergasted. You can only imagine the bold, terrible words that came out of my ten-year-old mouth.


  1. “Enemy blocks or dodges all your attacks with inhuman reflexes. Its reading your controller inputs”

    God, I hated that one. Not sure if you played the original Metal Gear on the playstation but there was this boss that read all of your controller input because he was some kind of crazy ass psychic. It took me a while to figure out that you had to plug your controller to the second port to stop him from doing his thing.

    • I haven’t played that, but HOLY CRAP that’s really freakin’ cool, actually! Of course I’m not the one who was frustrated… ;)

      • These things never fade cuz they’re timeless…

        Although, I have no beef with Quicktime events, but goddamn Roman and his bowling. AAARRRRGGGGGHHH!!!!

  2. Did the 10 year old Britt teach your Dad all his curse phrases? And did you watch GI Joe and at some point yell Yo-Joe at the TV? :) 

    I must say my number one pet peeve are the massively long load times after a death. Seriously? I am already pissed from dying, now I have to wait even longer, fuming while watching the percentage bar load? Aaargh! Where’s the undo button?

    • Ha! Yes, my dad definitely had an influence on my potty mouth…

      Yeah, those blow. I also hate long load times when you’re entering a house or something.

    • No whats worse is when the load takes forever and the enemy just jumps right on top of you and starts wailing on you before you even get a chance.

  3. I can’t count the amount of times I accidentally did the “press a to repeat” to that stupid owl in OoT..whoever put that option into the game is evilll!

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