With a brand new year comes a brand new segment that I've decided to call "Rustled Jimmies." I've called it that because I lack creativity and I enjoy that gorilla meme more than I probably should. Anyway... basically this is a shorter set of posts that will just pop up randomly when I feel like complaining about things that will, most likely, not be important at all. It's kind of like Jim Sterling's Nitpick Theater except, also most likely, not as funny. This doesn't necessarily have to be about video games though I guarantee most of them will be. Hope you enjoy my informal rantings as often as they show up.
So here's something that irritates me.
You are playing a video game that you are quite enjoying. You've decided to take your time with it and really soak up the atmosphere of this fantastic game. As you play, you discover a way to do some side missions for this game. Since side quests can be an excellent way to gain additional items, gain experience, or lengthen the play time of a game, you decide to take part of the side mission offerings. You take a look at the message board, wanted list, or whatever format the game may offer this side content and... WHAT'S THIS???? Despite your full intention on doing all of the side missions, you are hindered from taking more than one of them at a time for no foreseeable reason whatsoever.
You know what actively makes for engaging content? When you actually get to do things that enhance the story, make your life easier, increase challenge, or add to the lore of the universe. You know what absolutely doesn't make for engaging content? Wasting precious time walking back and forth across the same exact pathway over and over until my thumbs want to bleed. Time which could be spent doing literally anything else more fun. This drudgery is the majority of your experience doing side missions when someone on the development team decides that it's a good idea to only allow you to have one side mission at a time. Lets talk specific examples so you can really feel what I'm talking about.
So...that's something that mildly annoys me occasionally.
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