Anyone played Aliens: Colonial Marines already? There's a scene in the beginning in which a solider is giving CPR to a fellow marine, who seems to be in a pretty bad shape. Long story short: the guy pauses the procedure, gets up and goes to a door in order to get it open for me (as if they couldn't think of a way I can do it myself). Then, like 30 seconds later, goes back to the injured marine and resumes the CPR procedure. Wtf?
I learned to live with the insulting messages "this game uses an autosave feature, when you see this sign, do not turn off your computer", but it is becoming really unbearable.
Is the average gamer really that stupid? Does anyone really turn off their comupter in the middle of a game?
And are game developers getting to that level of stupidity? There's another scene in the game in which for no reason the protagonist loses his ability to run (he can only walk) - obviously to give enough time for the narration in the background to finish. There's a door at the end of a corridor that gets open for you as soon as the narration is over. Wouldn't it make more sense to leave the player in control of all his incredible powers (like running) and when he gets to the door, have him wait there for the narration to finish and then open the door? It's still stupid, but it's not THAT stupid.
These are just a couple of examples out of about 15 minutes of gameplay; I tend to notice such things in every second game I play. And given I enjoy less and less games that come out (this being one of the reasons), I come to the conclusion that the dumber you are, the more likely it is you will enjoy today's games.
What do you think?