The One Video Game Feature Or Gimmick You Couldn't Stand?
Over the years, we've seen numerous new features and gimmicks arise, ranging from the days of the first light gun and the Power Glove to virtual reality.
Of them all, though, which one bugged you most? Those dance mat crazes? 3D? Rumble? Being able to take a picture of your gameplay?
I guess for me it has to be 3D. I don't react well to 3D in general (it usually gives me a searing headache) but beyond that, it has never been even remotely believable. I've seen the latest and greatest; I have a 3D HDTV myself and I've seen recent movies and games in 3D. It just never works. In fact, it's so far from working that I deem it downright comical. I'm never really convinced that I'm "in" the experience, so-to-speak, and moving your eyes even a fraction of an inch will reveal a comedy of angle errors.
I'm sure VR is better but I want no part of it for a variety of different reasons. I should also add that I really couldn't stand all the music peripherals during the Guitar Hero and Rock Band crazes. Yes, I get that it was fun. But man, people just looked so stupid wielding those things. Sorry, but they did.
How's about you?
1/19/2015 9:51:06 PM Ben Dutka