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User Info: orangenee

4 years ago#11
SixStringHero posted...
Ability to skip cut scenes.

Unfortunately one of my favorite games this gen, Max Payne 3, suffers from not having this immediate ability. It' only becomes problematic on subsequent plays however.

That's because the cut scenes are load screens in function. There's a good few games that do it like that.
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User Info: glassghost0

4 years ago#12
Yeah I love MP3 too much to hate on the loading

And I love all of the dialogue so it's cool in my book
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User Info: Oldskool_Rulez

4 years ago#13
Sound and music test in the options menu. It is one of my favorite features in games from the earlier generations, which seems to not be used anymore.

Also, secret unlockables. IMO, games are better when they contain secrets such as characters, bosses, stages, and so on. Plus, finding a secret on your own without a guide feels amazing.
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User Info: JRS511

4 years ago#14
Being able to customize your characters appearance in multiplayer.
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User Info: Bac0n01

4 years ago#15
Ability to pause and skip cutscenes
Button mapping
% complete for story and a seprate % for collectibles
Easter eggs
Split screen
Ability to skip tutorial
Manual save points
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User Info: glassghost0

4 years ago#16
Manual save points are cheating...

Just saying...
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User Info: Dante729

4 years ago#17
- Manual saving
- Button mapping
- Some type of good completion indication for collectibles.
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User Info: oasisbeyond

4 years ago#18
Camera changes for up down and left and right movement.
Music lower or off but keep voice.

User Info: kryllion007

4 years ago#19
Pausing and skipping cutscenes are fine. But only on subsequent viewings. If it's your first time, you shouldn't be able to go BLAH BLAH BLAH MORE SHOOTY/STABBY/PUNCHY/etc.

Manual saves are uneeded as long as the checkpoints make sense and are well placed. Savescum are the worst of the worst anyway, no one should cater to them.

Button mapping, yes.

Valve-esque enviromental subtitles.

Some way to distract yourself during a loading screen. Max Payne 3's loading screens are a thing of beauty, as are Beyonetta and Okami's.

Multiplayer centric games need something to end each map besides staring at the scoreboard for 15 seconds while we wait for the next lobby to pop up.

Replay theaters that are worth a damn on any multiplayer games. Even non shooters.

Mission replays in open world games. I'm looking at you, Saints Row.

Drop in, Drop out co-op for applicable games.

FoV changing.

Bloom/lens flare tonedowns.

Achievements doing something ingame. I loved when DA:O's dlc achievements unlocked things for me in other games. I want more of that.

User Info: Dragon Nexus

Dragon Nexus
4 years ago#20
The ability to near instantly retry a failed section, preferably from a checkpoint.
AC Brotherhood intruduced full synchronisation, an idea I liked. Complete the mission exactly how Ezio did. Fun idea! But if you fail a part then restart from a checkpoint, the part remains failed even if the checkpoint is from before you could achieve you have to restart the whole mission. Why they thought *that* was a good idea I'll never know. Fixed for AC3 thankfully, though they did make them more asinine to complete.

Following on from this, I hate trial and error style games that have an obnoxious restart time to them. What Rayman Origins and Legends does so well is not punish the player too harshly. You die, you see a 1/.5 second long death animation, a quick flash of black and a second later you're back. Dying takes maybe 3 seconds.
Die in Mario and you have to watch him die, the screen turn slowly to black and then re-load where you were. Takes a lot longer.
Or a racing game, especially in short segments (like the speed trap activities in Project Gotham), where you restart and have to watch the camera roam around your car then count down "Three!.....Two!.....One!.....GO!" Ugh, just start do "Ready? Go!" to hurry this up, I don't want to wait 6 seconds because of a simple mistake. Especially when this event only takes 20 seconds total anyway.
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