There a definitely some good game mechanics out there and there are some horrendous ones, but there are a few, if not most that fall somewhere in the middle. And of those, there are a few mechanics that make us groan or sigh the moment we recognise them. These are Annoying Game Mechanics!

Every other week I’ll take issue with one of them and tell you how they should work to be good, and how they work when they’re bad, while giving you a few examples of both!

If you recognise the name of the series, I originally ran the series on 1001Up.com

Issue 1 – Flooding Puzzles

Issue 2 – Platforming

Issue 3 – Combos

Issue 4 – Collectibles

Issue 5 – Subquests

Issue 6 – Tutorials

Issue 7 – Timed Sequences

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