Forced walking sections in games

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Don't you just love those parts in games when your character whips out their phone or has to follow someone while walking slowly?

I think it's just greeeeat. It really gets me to my objective so much faster. Why does Batman need to stop and stare at his little phone screen on his wrist to talk?


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Gears of War was the absolute worst.


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Just started playing Furi, and I don't understand why those are even in the game.


 
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i think they're fine the first time through, but they should really allow you to skip them


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Who the bloody hell is this?
It's an annoying way for the game to throw exposition at you while interrupting gameplay.

I don't mind characters talking over combat, but if it's really that imperative to the story then save it for cutscenes or dialogue sequences.
Last Edit: July 03, 2017, 07:52:47 PM by Onion


 
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I don't think I've ever played a game with one of these.


 
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its really insulting to the player's intelligence.


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May as well just be a cutscene instead


 
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fuck you
Metro likes to do it

Resident evil 5 also


But I think it's the worst in gears and Assassins creed


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GTA V has the best of both worlds - Singleplayer phone calls are entirely skippable, and in GTAO they don't slow you down at all.

Only annoying parts are the "walking around while talking" parts, where you can't sprint off and get on with the mission.

Tbh most games that I do recall having it weren't too much of a nuisance because Devs do realise holding you back isn't the most fun.


 
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The MGS V one has to be the worst one in a long LONG time. It's just too fucking long.


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The MGS V one has to be the worst one in a long LONG time. It's just too fucking long.

Kept you waiting, huh?


 
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The MGS V one has to be the worst one in a long LONG time. It's just too fucking long.

which one are you referring to


 
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The MGS V one has to be the worst one in a long LONG time. It's just too fucking long.

which one are you referring to
Just take one guess


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The MGS V one has to be the worst one in a long LONG time. It's just too fucking long.

which one are you referring to
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Because running with your phone out is unsafe.


 
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The MGS V one has to be the worst one in a long LONG time. It's just too fucking long.

which one are you referring to
Just take one guess

if i were you id probably be talking about the hallway where you kill the infected soldiers with the peace walker theme playing

the jeep ride isnt a forced walking sequence, youre just travelling to your destination. its awkward but its not insulting in the same way forced walking is.


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Jacob Potila was actually a Jacob Flotilla of lies.- WarTurkey
Because running with your phone out is unsafe.

I'm sure Batman can afford a headset.


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sometimes taking it slow and being patience is a virtue


 
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sometimes taking it slow and being patience is a virtue

yeah but you shouldnt be forced to do it.

your story should be compelling enough to entice the player to take their time during those sections. forcing someone to dramatically move down a corridor to instill some phony ass sense of dread or suspense is just cheap. its a level of handholding that greatly insults the players intelligence.

"our audience isnt mature enough to understand that this is a pivitol moment in the game's narrative. lets make sure they know its important by restricting their movements."

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The MGS V one has to be the worst one in a long LONG time. It's just too fucking long.

which one are you referring to
Just take one guess

if i were you id probably be talking about the hallway where you kill the infected soldiers with the peace walker theme playing

the jeep ride isnt a forced walking sequence, youre just travelling to your destination. its awkward but its not insulting in the same way forced walking is.
No you dope, the very fucking beginning when you take 3 hours stumbling around like a moron.

and meh, the jeep bit is bad because they just awkwardly stare at one another for like 4 mins and it's been handled in previous games better before.


 
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The MGS V one has to be the worst one in a long LONG time. It's just too fucking long.

which one are you referring to
Just take one guess

if i were you id probably be talking about the hallway where you kill the infected soldiers with the peace walker theme playing

the jeep ride isnt a forced walking sequence, youre just travelling to your destination. its awkward but its not insulting in the same way forced walking is.
No you dope, the very fucking beginning when you take 3 hours stumbling around like a moron.

and meh, the jeep bit is bad because they just awkwardly stare at one another for like 4 mins and it's been handled in previous games better before.

oh, yeah. i completely overlooked the prologue, probably because it was really well done. at least in spectacle, anyway.

my point was though about the jeep, that it doesn't really count as a hand hold. it's a different kind of bad.


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sometimes taking it slow and being patience is a virtue

yeah but you shouldnt be forced to do it.

your story should be compelling enough to entice the player to take their time during those sections. forcing someone to dramatically move down a corridor to instill some phony ass sense of dread or suspense is just cheap. its a level of handholding that greatly insults the players intelligence.

"our audience isnt mature enough to understand that this is a pivitol moment in the game's narrative. lets make sure they know its important by restricting their movements."

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The MGS V one has to be the worst one in a long LONG time. It's just too fucking long.

which one are you referring to
Just take one guess

if i were you id probably be talking about the hallway where you kill the infected soldiers with the peace walker theme playing

the jeep ride isnt a forced walking sequence, youre just travelling to your destination. its awkward but its not insulting in the same way forced walking is.
No you dope, the very fucking beginning when you take 3 hours stumbling around like a moron.

and meh, the jeep bit is bad because they just awkwardly stare at one another for like 4 mins and it's been handled in previous games better before.

oh, yeah. i completely overlooked the prologue, probably because it was really well done. at least in spectacle, anyway.

my point was though about the jeep, that it doesn't really count as a hand hold. it's a different kind of bad.
I wish I could forget about the prologue. The cutscenes were cool, but watching Snake struggle and fall over 10 times got old quick.


 
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The MGS V one has to be the worst one in a long LONG time. It's just too fucking long.

which one are you referring to
Just take one guess

if i were you id probably be talking about the hallway where you kill the infected soldiers with the peace walker theme playing

the jeep ride isnt a forced walking sequence, youre just travelling to your destination. its awkward but its not insulting in the same way forced walking is.
No you dope, the very fucking beginning when you take 3 hours stumbling around like a moron.

and meh, the jeep bit is bad because they just awkwardly stare at one another for like 4 mins and it's been handled in previous games better before.

oh, yeah. i completely overlooked the prologue, probably because it was really well done. at least in spectacle, anyway.

my point was though about the jeep, that it doesn't really count as a hand hold. it's a different kind of bad.
I wish I could forget about the prologue. The cutscenes were cool, but watching Snake struggle and fall over 10 times got old quick.

it's not so bad once you get past the stairwell. granted i've only played it twice in my life so.


 
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The MGS V one has to be the worst one in a long LONG time. It's just too fucking long.

which one are you referring to
Just take one guess

if i were you id probably be talking about the hallway where you kill the infected soldiers with the peace walker theme playing

the jeep ride isnt a forced walking sequence, youre just travelling to your destination. its awkward but its not insulting in the same way forced walking is.
No you dope, the very fucking beginning when you take 3 hours stumbling around like a moron.

and meh, the jeep bit is bad because they just awkwardly stare at one another for like 4 mins and it's been handled in previous games better before.

oh, yeah. i completely overlooked the prologue, probably because it was really well done. at least in spectacle, anyway.

my point was though about the jeep, that it doesn't really count as a hand hold. it's a different kind of bad.
I wish I could forget about the prologue. The cutscenes were cool, but watching Snake struggle and fall over 10 times got old quick.

it's not so bad once you get past the stairwell. granted i've only played it twice in my life so.
I don't care. It still takes for fucking ever and is retarded as heck.