There’s nothing quite like coming home at the end of the day and kicking back with a video game. It can relax us, give us the opportunity to let off steam, and offer us a distraction from the pressures we encounter at school, college, or work. These are just some of the reasons why we love video gaming.
Of course, this article isn’t based on love. It’s not Valentine’s Day yet, so don’t expect a round-up of games to play with your boyfriend or girlfriend. This is an article based on the things many of us, as gamers, hate! Can you relate to any of the following?
#1: Delays and shortages
The announcement of a new console, game, or downloadable update can fill us with excitement, especially if it is something that we are desperate to experience. As the release date gets closer and closer, that excitement increases until…we are informed of a delay! One or two weeks isn’t much of a biggie but when it stretches to a few months, as is the case with Gran Turismo 7 which was supposed to be released this year (but now pushed back to March 2022), it’s incredibly aggravating.
And then there are console shortages to consider. There was a lot of buzz at the PS5 reveal event which got many of us worked up, for example. But despite that excitement, many of us still don’t have that particular console! One day soon though, right?
The Xbox 360 had the red ring of death. The PS4 had the blue line of death. And many of the other major consoles have suffered similar console-crippling problems. As gamers, we live in fear of such issues occurring and we panic when the first warning signs appear, be that the indicators we mentioned previously, or the random turning off of our consoles. It’s even worse when we haven’t had the opportunity to save our games before these breakdowns.
Of course, provided our consoles are under warranty, we can contact the console manufacturers for help and a possible replacement. We can also turn to game console repair services for further assistance. But it’s still a massive inconvenience when we have a library of games that we want to play but no working console to play them on. Here’s hoping for a speedy repair!
#3: Wasting money on a disappointing game
There will always be bad games. For every God of War, there will be a cheap knockoff title that pales in comparison to that Sony classic. But then there are those games that we expect to be good but on purchase, discover that we have wasted our hard-earned money. Cyberpunk 2077 is one recent example, due to the bugs and low frame rates that plagued that particular title.
The much-hyped PS5 launch title Godfall also turned out to be a disappointment and turning the clock back a little, so too were Aliens: Colonial Marines and Fallout 76. These rank as some of the most disappointing games ever made, which is a massive shame, because as gamers, we were really hyped for them when they were originally announced.
Have you related to what we have mentioned here? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to also let us know any other things you hate as a gamer!