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The Top 7... Worst Parts of Best Games

The best parts: Mind-boggling attention to detail; groundbreaking realism; fantastic mission design; authentic characters; eclectic soundtrack; infinite replay value.

The WORST part:          SOCIALIZING   

Don't get us wrong - we love Roman. He's like digital family. Little Jacob, Dwayne, Packie? They're awesome. And we adore Brucie. The activities you meet these friends for can be pretty fun, too. Darts and pool are surprisingly realistic for minigames, the effects of drinking are hilarious ("Hey! Yellow car!") and causing mayhem at the strip club never grows old.

At some point, however, we just want to play the damn game. We want to finish the missions. We want to watch the story unfold. We want to make some infinitesimal sliver of progress after losing hours of our lives to bowling, juggling, cabaret singing and eating buckets of Cluckin Bell fried chicken. We want to effing shoot something!

But these jerks won't let us, calling and demanding our precious time between every single mission. Say "no" and you're penalized. Say "yes" and you may very well spend more time with these whiny bitches than you do with your real friends and family. The social system in GTA IV is more than distracting. It's exhausting.

Dishonorable mention: The radio stations in GTA IV are amazing, as always. The television stations? Not so much. The series' humor has never been subtle, of course, but that became painfully obvious with the addition of visuals. Plus, turning on your TV to watch a fictional character watch his TV is kinda depressing.



Another lonely Saturday night.

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  • General_Rincewind - June 30, 2014 5:42 a.m.

    I still have nightmares about the mission in Halo 3 called Cortana, I could not for the life of me figure out how to get to the end and after around 8 hours of seaching I finished the mission and resolved to NEVER play that mission again.
  • Sjoeki - July 19, 2011 9:43 p.m.

    I hated the part where you had to get the licenses for planes in GTA San Andreas, I stopped playing the game at that point, months later a buddy of mine helped me get the licenses and I found out that you almost never had to fly a plane in the game, damn that sucked hard!!
  • Darkhawk - May 25, 2011 8:32 p.m.

    I would like to submit the save point lacking Phazon Mines in the original Metroid Prime for this feature. The only point in the entire game where you can go over an hour against some of the toughest enemies with no opportunity to save.
  • baconHalo - March 9, 2011 11:20 p.m.

    i like Wind Waker and water temples in Zelda games. haven't played this terrible Majora's Mask one though.. i also very much like the Flood, but somehow Reach was better than Halo 3... maybe it's a coincidence that there's no Flood and it's awesome
  • Zeb364 - February 13, 2011 8:36 p.m.

    I love the blue shell pics. The Muhammed Ali one was freakin hilarious.
  • mrm1138 - December 7, 2010 1:08 a.m.

    I have a friend who is exceptionally good at avoiding blue shells (by which I mean he slows down and lets others take them for him and then retaking first, much like people have been suggesting). Of course, it's often been the bane of my existence (ofttimes thanks to the very same friend).
  • kurtbarber - November 30, 2010 1:47 a.m.

    George Bush would proably dodge that stupid thing like he did with the shoe
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - November 26, 2010 6:30 p.m.

    I hate the flood sooooo much. I mean, I play Halo to fight aliens on alien planets, not to shoot a frickin' zombie.
  • spongejerk89 - November 15, 2010 3:03 a.m.

    Wow, I always loved the Flood levels on Halo 1. They were in 2 of my 3 favourite levels from it: Assault on the Control Room, The Library, and The Silent Cartographer.
  • Aletheon - November 13, 2010 4:42 p.m.

    My friend spent hours on the Gummi ship screen. He loved them. I guess not "everyone" hated it.
  • BobberyFan98 - November 12, 2010 11:01 p.m.

    Amen for the one about Halo! THE FLOOD SHOULD JUST GO DIE IN A FIRE.
  • Zepaw - September 18, 2010 12:43 a.m.

    "Socializing is why I quit GTA4." This. I keep wanting to return and finish the game, but I DON'T WANT TO TALK TO YOU COUSIN!!
  • EricGirasole123 - September 13, 2010 6:11 p.m.

    Christ almighty the Blue shell 0_0 But it can be avoided just race good and keep them mushrooms and you'l be ok I suppose if you tap B hard enough yet Nintendo ARE truly screwing you over when your about to cross the finish line in an Online Race Your delighted becuase you finally won something that took ages getting Friend Codes of people and THEN finally your about to win and the Mutha'Fudga gets you at the last second
  • Darkmessiah24 - September 13, 2010 1:30 a.m.

    Well said about GTA IV, Mass Effect & especially Dead Rising.
  • ComradeKhani - September 12, 2010 1:37 a.m.

    strangely enough, now that mass effect 2 is out, i miss the elevators.
  • Trilby - September 11, 2010 11:26 p.m.

    One game that punishes you for winning as much as Mario Kart? Definitely Madden. Technically it doesn't punish you, but its 'make every single game a close game' system hacks me off.
  • hanktherapper - September 11, 2010 9:15 p.m.

    Socializing is why I quit GTA4.
  • buro13 - September 11, 2010 8:53 a.m.

    Dude I could not stop laughing for the mario kart spiky turtle. I f'n cried....Classic! 2am and I am laughing like a mad man and my wife is like "WTF go to sleep!"
  • sniperscope - September 11, 2010 3:47 a.m.

    The Blue Shell pictures are EPIC.
  • YuGiOhisbetterthanMagic - September 7, 2010 5:01 a.m.

    i love the water temple, all yall just a bunch of pansies.

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