Top 5 with Lisa Foiles: Top 5 Game Breaking Bugs

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Top 5 Game Breaking Bugs

Lisa lists off the most frustrating, aggravating, and darn right annoying game breaking bugs.

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think worst i had was with ocarina of time where the one box in the water lvl would get stuck in the wall and made it so you could not go to one area to grab a key. but then the elder scrolls skyrim: dawnguard bug with the vampires not recognizing you as one and made it impossible to continue was a pain in butt.

I wasn't even away of the Shivering Isles bug. Pretty sure I have a 360 save that have 150+ hours on it. Then again, Bethesda bugs are pretty damn random.

WHAT?!?!?!?!?

The Mass Effect 3 Black Hole bug is left off? Seriously?! The bug that literally caused thousands of gamers not to be able to play the game...
For those of you that don't know, it was a glitch that occurred between your gamertag and one of the system files in Mass Effect 3. After the starting load screen the game would go black. And that's it. Nothing more. It happened to me on my firth or sixth day of having the game.
And it turns out that neither Microsoft nor BioWare had any idea what went wrong and how to fix it. Really. I got responses to technical help tickets saying:
"We are sorry to hear about this. We have no solutions at this time. Thank you for purchasing Mass Effect 3"

It took about 13 months to get a solution, which ended up being a hacker who just posted a way to hack your gamertag and delete a few files. And Microsoft just went with it because they had no way to fix it otherwise.

Seriously Lisa! This made the news! How is it not here?!

I was expecting Skyrim becoming pretty much unplayable after 50-60 hours as number one, but I had forgotten the Shivering Isles one. Yeah... that's definitely worse.

Fappy:
I wasn't even away of the Shivering Isles bug. Pretty sure I have a 360 save that have 150+ hours on it. Then again, Bethesda bugs are pretty damn random.

I think it was just the PC version. I (now) remember holding off on buying Shivering Isles until it was fixed (and then two more weeks to make sure it really was fixed)

The way I heard it, Fallout: New Vegas has a bug that makes the game just freeze up as soon as you get to the city, among several others.

The Far Cry 2 bug can occur at multiple points in the game. I got it in the 2nd half of the game at 73%. And because the developers were overly paranoid about cheating, there's no easy way to get into the console to -noclip through the door to get to the mission.

There was a bug in this video. NO KEVIN!

Didn't you already do funniest glitches?

lisa, EDF 2017 was called EDF 3 in japan, while 2025 is EDF 4, they are made by japanese developer sandlot, while insect armageddon is a spin-off game made by an american developers someone else. that's why it was not as good. basically EDF2025 will probably be as good as 2017 or better.

Darth_Payn:
The way I heard it, Fallout: New Vegas has a bug that makes the game just freeze up as soon as you get to the city, among several others.

If you ever have an evening to kill, head on over to the Fallout wiki and check the bug lists for Fallout New Vegas.

I've never had a showstopper, but I've had a few instances where a quest was rendered impossible to complete. At least with the PC version you can use the command console to repair the damage, usually.

Yeah... New Vegas was pretty nasty for any platform it was played on, I lost like 6 hours of gameplay due to it's shitty integration of Steam Cloud. It's (mostly) fixed now, but every time the thought of playing it again crawls in, the memories of my lost saves reminds me why I never finished it.

When it comes to TES or FO3/NV I have never encountered glitches in vanilla games
All glitches were related to mods
Maybe I'm just lucky

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within: not only is it a terribly silly game made with the mentality of a horny 13 year-old boy, but it has, not one, but TWO game ending glitches. There is a cinematic where the Dahaka is supposed to go crashing through a wall, but sometimes it just doesn't bother to happen; problem is, the hole is where you're supposed to go. There is also a point in the game where you inexplicably turn into the Sand Wraith before you're supposed to leaving you unable to progress.

I hated that game so much, and it was so nice in trying to prevent me from continuing to play it, but I stupidly kept going from backup saves.

I would say the worst for me would be the Pool of Radiance Ruins of Myth Drannor uninstall bug. It was a mediocre D&D dungeon crawl so the chances of an uninstall were pretty good. Problem was if you did it took some important Windows system files with it and, well, it wasn't pretty.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pool_of_Radiance:_Ruins_of_Myth_Drannor

Geeze, I look at EDF and all I can think is "where's the square-cube law?"

Darth_Payn:
The way I heard it, Fallout: New Vegas has a bug that makes the game just freeze up as soon as you get to the city, among several others.

New Vegas has so many game breaking bugs.

One in particular has been my nemesis. It only started to show up after the final patch. At this point i already had a couple hundred hours invested between a few characters, only two of whom were finished.

The bug is simple. Loading screens never end. Never. I found (and tried) dozens of fixes and workarounds. Some of them had no effect, others bought me time. But in the end it was not to be. New Vegas was dead, murdered by the final patch.

And then i finally got a gaming PC. One day, i noticed New Vegas on a Steam sale. "Well", i thought to myself, "the unofficial patches and console commands have been invaluable in making Skyrim hold together, and 5 bucks is 5 bucks. Why not?"

And then, lo and behold, ten hours into my game guess what started happening?

It's your show Lisa. :D Do what you want!

<.< As long as it's legal, and the Escapist says okay.....But they did let Jim read porn, and show a real life suicide, so I think a funny glitch show will be okay. ;D

Also; Got to agree with you on this. Fallout, and Elder Scrolls games are the worst for bugs.
D: All those lost hours!

Ohh yes I remember the Shivering Isles debacle... really soured my memories of that game.

J.McMillen:
The Far Cry 2 bug can occur at multiple points in the game. I got it in the 2nd half of the game at 73%. And because the developers were overly paranoid about cheating, there's no easy way to get into the console to -noclip through the door to get to the mission.

Isn't it eerie though you got the 27% Glitch at exactly 27% from completing the game?

Great show, the 'Oblivion can suck my ass' line made me choke on my drink. Also Top 5 Glitches sounds like a fun topic.

I wasnt aware far cry 2 had a glich that made you never proceed forward. then again it was so boring i dont think many peopel got to 27%. yet, this seems something that should have been picked at the very first playtrough, or maybe they played with system like mine - where i didnt have this.

Also how could you miss that "crash on final boss room loading" bug in fallout? spend 50 hours doing everything, cant finish the game anyway.

the new XCOM

i love it, its my favorite game this past generation, but shits broken as fuck, is the glitchiest game ive ever played, and its extra annoying when many of these bugs appear during an ironman run, like in my case, during a particulary nasty ass mssion, my first incursion to an alien capital ship, i lost almost my entire squad of vets directly or indirectly due to a string of fucking glitches, from alien squads becoming "active" when they shouldnt, to my soldiers being revived in the wrong place, hell one of my incapacitated soldiers fell through the fucking floor, unable to be revived

fuck that miserable mission, after i finally beat it (with only 2 heavily wounded soldiers), it took me months (ingame of course) to raise another elite squad and tackle the final mission

i cant believe fireaxis never bothered to fix most of that shit, im deeply disappointed in them

I still have that demo disc. It fudged up my (at the time) new memory card. Thankfully I didn't have much of anything on it.

Sudden urge to play demo disk rising.

I'm pretty lucky with bugs and glitches. I never really got any bad ones in Bethesda or Obsidian games like many other poor souls have. Worst I got was Skyrim borking itself on my PS3 with lag and Skyrim on the 360 making my wife eternally walk backwards after a failed bandit kidnapping attempt,

blackrave:
When it comes to TES or FO3/NV I have never encountered glitches in vanilla games
All glitches were related to mods
Maybe I'm just lucky

Wha? I'm pretty sure she said arse, or ass if you are American.

My worst glitch was Skyrim crashing after about a minute, mainly due to the hundred or so mod I added.

Hm. Really good list this week, Lisa. Keep it up.

Oh and BTW, I'm an avid FC2 player and I've yet to run into this glitch you speak of after passing even the 50% mark. Then again, I got into the game rather late in its release so there's that.

This reminds me of the first Saints Row where the route to a storyline mission was blocked by a hole in the game world in the middle of the road, and it was the only road to get there. There was also Sim City's game breakers, with police and fire fighters queuing endlessly in some corner of the city so the town would get pillaged and razed. I'm just glad I wasn't the one who bought it.

It's an old one, but I have to mention the sketch bug in FF VI (III in US). If you missed with a Sketch (special ability) it could potentially erase all your save data. The character was pretty far into the game and one of the monsters most likely to cause the crash was in the dungeon when you first get her added to your party (so anyone not aware of the glitch was most likley going to activate it).

Ride To Hell: Retribution? Hell, that game was it's own massive glitch!

I experienced a game breaking bug in Zelda Ocarina of Time.

In the water temple, it is possible to switch the water level before "preparing the dungeon enough" or progressing far enough. Leaving you trapped in the temple. You cannot continue.

I have never completed OOT as a result because I refuse to restart.

I encountered the twilight princess glitch. To this day I did not finish the game because fuck that I'm not restarting.

scw55:
I experienced a game breaking bug in Zelda Ocarina of Time.

In the water temple, it is possible to switch the water level before "preparing the dungeon enough" or progressing far enough. Leaving you trapped in the temple. You cannot continue.

I have never completed OOT as a result because I refuse to restart.

Fwiw, you cannot lock yourself out by switching the water level. It is always possible to get to the first ocarina point (down the bottom door on the right and back up) regardless of how the dungeon is set up or what water level you last activated. If that helps with your motivation to give it another go.

Tumedus:

scw55:
I experienced a game breaking bug in Zelda Ocarina of Time.

In the water temple, it is possible to switch the water level before "preparing the dungeon enough" or progressing far enough. Leaving you trapped in the temple. You cannot continue.

I have never completed OOT as a result because I refuse to restart.

Fwiw, you cannot lock yourself out by switching the water level. It is always possible to get to the first ocarina point (down the bottom door on the right and back up) regardless of how the dungeon is set up or what water level you last activated. If that helps with your motivation to give it another go.

I mean I cannot progress further as I've locked out of any potential progress.

The Uninstalling bug of Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor. That bug didn't just mess up with the game or with other games. It messed up with your system files. Very nasty.

The Final Fantasy II (SNES) 8 squared glitch? I think if you entered the same doorway 64 times the game had a chance of deleting all your saved data.

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