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8 Videogame Trends that Need to Die

Ron Whitaker | 2 Oct 2015 15:00
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Videogames are a huge industry these days, and as is usually the case, there are a lot of things that most games do. Sometimes those are great things, like extra free content for game owners, packed in classic games, or similar bonuses. Sometimes, these trends are not so good, and that the subject of today's gallery. These eight trends won't be missed once they're gone.

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Stupid mini-games

While there are some games where mini-games thrive (Mario Party, anyone?), in many cases they only serve to break you out of the game experience. For an illustration of this, consider the Bioshock hacking mini-game, which tasked you with connecting up some pipes that would somehow unlock a door. Or if you're looking for a tedious example, how about Mass Effect 2's planet mining? Mini-games themselves are fine, but shoehorning them into completely disparate experiences is not.

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