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Posted 10/12/15
Here's the gist of this topic:
1. Games with characters that are so stupid that you can't stand it.
2. Games with a plot that either makes no sense, is not slightly creative, or just flat out stupid.

The game can still be a good game, like what my game is, so this topic isn't much of a "Horrible Games That Are Horrible" topic. Now then...

The game that had stupid characters and plot for me was Until Dawn, a PS4 exclusive. If you don't know the story of Until Dawn, here's a quick recap: Some teens go to a remote cabin on top of a mountain, courtesy of their friend Josh. They also did this last year, but that was when Josh's twin sisters went missing and presumably died. Josh thought that this would be a "therapy-like" way to get over what happened, but it's quite the opposite. There is a crazed killer who is watching them from the shadows, then killing them, which is reflected upon your choices as you play as each character. Later in the game, you learn that a helicopter may come to pick you up at dawn, hence the name. Now, everyone decides to do their own thing, which they still do even when they know they are in danger. JUST STAY INSIDE, LOCK THE DOORS AND THE WINDOWS, AND GO TO SLEEP! DON'T GET ALL HEROIC!!!

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I played BIoshock Inifinite, but I thought the dimension jumping was dumb. I mean, I know it's 1912 and as such they have simpler mindsets, but I can't believe they just jump so willnilly and not expect a whole lot of stuff to change, everything from Booker being dead to the Vox Populi being as brutal as they were.
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Lolicon Chainsaw Mascara!

oh wait these are fun games to a degree.
but games that makes no sense and stupied characters can be awesome XP
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I played BIoshock Inifinite, but I thought the dimension jumping was dumb. I mean, I know it's 1912 and as such they have simpler mindsets, but I can't believe they just jump so willnilly and not expect a whole lot of stuff to change, everything from Booker being dead to the Vox Populi being as brutal as they were.


Here, here. I really loved the plots of the first two Bioshock games, but Infinity just made no sense at all. Cool setting, interesting game play, best side-kick I've ever seen in a video-game... but it's like someone just took a bunch of good plot ideas and slapped them all together in random order.
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Suprnova wrote:

The game that had stupid characters and plot for me was Until Dawn, a PS4 exclusive. If you don't know the story of Until Dawn, here's a quick recap: Some teens go to a remote cabin on top of a mountain, courtesy of their friend Josh. They also did this last year, but that was when Josh's twin sisters went missing and presumably died. Josh thought that this would be a "therapy-like" way to get over what happened, but it's quite the opposite. There is a crazed killer who is watching them from the shadows, then killing them, which is reflected upon your choices as you play as each character. Later in the game, you learn that a helicopter may come to pick you up at dawn, hence the name. Now, everyone decides to do their own thing, which they still do even when they know they are in danger. JUST STAY INSIDE, LOCK THE DOORS AND THE WINDOWS, AND GO TO SLEEP! DON'T GET ALL HEROIC!!!


Well, i mean, it's a game emulating a horror movie. Have you seen a slasher flick? Without bad decisions everyone in one would be alive by the end credits.

Not to mention that what happens to Mike & Jessica when they were alone in the other cabin proves that locking the doors and windows wouldn't do anything.

It's absolutely a dumb story - I wouldn't have my interactive slasher film otherwise. But saying "they'd be fine if they stayed inside" is just plain wrong because the game shows otherwise.



I can think of several games with really bad stories starting with DmC: Devil May Cry. People who worked on the game infamously referred to the story as "Shakespearean" and the writer/director said it was brilliant satire.

Then the game came out. The story was worse than the old DMCs and those weren't winning any awards. The story had something to do with Mundus being a demon in human form trying to control the world through debt and Virgil was the leader of Anonymous. Oh and instead of just being half-demon, Dante and Virgil were half-demon, half-angel b/c they had to be super-speshul.

I've seen people claim western writers are better than Japanese writers at writing strong women. This game proves that wrong as the two female characters in this game exist soleyl to either A) provide motivation for males, or B)um provide more motivation for males. Stark contrast to DMC3 where the women in that game are A)a badass gunslinger who flat out shoots Dante when he rescues her and proceeds to save herself from a deadly fall, and B)a seductive vampire who joins Dante's side as an electric sycthe-guitar.

Virgil, a stoic character once filled with DETERMINATION is now a guy who wears a fedora and trenchcoat and


Dante, a fun-loving guy who loves pizza and strawberry ice cream is now a foul-mouthed punk. And he brags about that spoiler up there to Mundus. Our hero.


Another bad game with bad story is, well, anything from David Cage:

Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit starts out promising. Then


Heavy Rain also starts out promising but the terrible acting from the lead actor and the sheer, building stupidity brings it down a lot. The inane plot twist during the endgame is also a travesty and a bonafide example of how NOT to write a plot twist when you can READ THE MIND OF THE CHARACTER YOU'RE FOLLOWING.

Beyond: Two Souls is probably Cage's worst yet. It involves ghost Stands, Native American stereotypes I thought died in the 90s, African war zones, Willem Defoe, weird fetishizing of homeless people, near-rape (note that this and the previous thing are pretty much in everything Cage writes), lots of angst, and an Antarctic underwater Chinese ghost base.
Due to the non-linear way the story was told, it's entirely incomprehensible.
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Probably the dumbest game character I've seen that was meant to be taken seriously was Junior from the Xenosaga games. They tried to make him out to be a badass despite being a kid, but Momo had that covered better, and his big "mystery" that got teased over all three games was not enough to redeem him. I never used him in the party and cringed at half his dialog.
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Eternal Sonata - Never played a game with a plot and characters so bad I wanted to stop playing, these are some of the flattest, unrealistic, uninteresting, and in some cases flat out stupid characters I've ever gotten the chance to know. This is probably what people get when they think of the most cliche JRPG ever. It's really a shame because I like the visuals as well as the gameplay, but man the characters and story is just bad and to make matters worse the cutscenes are so long.
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Every hidden item game ever.
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