Games with the most annoying NPCs

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#1 owl_of_minerva
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I find few things more frustrating in a game than when you have an AI-controlled character that, intentionally or otherwise, does his/her utmost to sabotage your efforts. I can't think of too many examples off the top of my head but ones that spring to mind are (1) Noober in Baldur's Gate. Who hasn't killed this guy? (2) Lance in Vice City Stories. Although he is characterised as crazy, is he supposed to be so crazy that he constantly veers into your submachine gun fire during one of the motorcycle missions? After you end up inadvertently killing him you just want to resurrect him so you can kill him again. (3) Any of the NPCs in Sacred if you had to save them. The unarmed fools would charge the nearest enemy and slap them with their fists until they met a swift and deserving end. Pain.

Which NPCs would you give the honour of being the most moronic and frustrating?

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#2 TheMazaku
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Chicken Escort from WoW. Even though I don't play any more, when I first encountered the chicken escort I was frustrated.

Also Fabio, a quest NPC in Old Tarantia, in the game Age of Conan(which I also don't play anymore). When I found out his princess was a cat (or a dog, can't remember) I was slightly disgruntled.

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#3 Treflis
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Global Operations.

Those NPC's have the worst AI ever.
Running into walls and continuing to run while facing the wall, standing at point blank range and shooting at eachother and actually missing, Shooting you in the back all of a sudden even though there are no enemies close and my favorite running around like headless chickens.

The game was amusing for the sole purpose of wondering if Wally from the Comic Dilbert was in charge of the AI.
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Pretty much every single person in Dead Rising (though I love the game I just despise the saving people portion)
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Halo 3. Most of the time, The Arbiter's just going: DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH DUH DUH DUH DUH PICK MY NOSE DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

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Oblivion: Shivering Isles

I hate Sheogorath with a passion.

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I can't belive no one has mentioned the Adoring Fan from Oblivion! He was sooooo irritating!!
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Oblivion, but I still love that game. I just don't like that eveyone you pass by talks to you or says something about you. Very annoying!
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Begging women in Assassin's Creed
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Begging women in Assassin's Creedczort666
Oh thats a good pick right there, I HATED them.
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#11 owl_of_minerva
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Global Operations.

Those NPC's have the worst AI ever.
Running into walls and continuing to run while facing the wall, standing at point blank range and shooting at eachother and actually missing, Shooting you in the back all of a sudden even though there are no enemies close and my favorite running around like headless chickens.

The game was amusing for the sole purpose of wondering if Wally from the Comic Dilbert was in charge of the AI.
Treflis

The game sounds worth playing just for the spectacle of the AI alone.

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Delta Force: Black Hawk Down.
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[QUOTE="czort666"]Begging women in Assassin's CreedGodModeEnabled
Oh thats a good pick right there, I HATED them.

This
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I really disliked the beggars and those crazy men that would always push you in Assassin's Creed; they were so annoying especially when you wanted to pickpocket or stealth assassinates someone.

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DOOD

Ashley Graham from RE4! OMG, she died soooooo many times just because she ran into a group of ganados whenevr she was scared lol

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Dead Rising. the survivors were dumber then the zombies.
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Any game Tingle is in, is it really that hard people?

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#18 owl_of_minerva
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Any game Tingle is in, is it really that hard people?

SemiMaster

It is if you've never got into the Zelda series. But the wikipedia article is pretty damning, we could have a winner.

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[QUOTE="SemiMaster"]

Any game Tingle is in, is it really that hard people?

owl_of_minerva

It is if you've never got into the Zelda series. But the wikipedia article is pretty damning, we could have a winner.

How many people do you honestly think use this website and have never played Zelda? Let alone even heard of it?

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#20 Zephgaldarien
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I also will have to say Dead Rising, especially trying to escort more than 3 at a time.
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#21 owl_of_minerva
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[QUOTE="owl_of_minerva"][QUOTE="SemiMaster"]

Any game Tingle is in, is it really that hard people?

SemiMaster

It is if you've never got into the Zelda series. But the wikipedia article is pretty damning, we could have a winner.

How many people do you honestly think use this website and have never played Zelda? Let alone even heard of it?

I count myself one of them. I tend to avoid those 'classic' franchises for some reason, especially if it's Nintendo and if it involves puzzles and/or platforming.

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[QUOTE="czort666"]Begging women in Assassin's CreedGodModeEnabled
Oh thats a good pick right there, I HATED them.

and the mentally ill people as well that if you got close they would hit you.

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Random people in any 2D RPG in towns.

They never seem to know when you need to walk in the way they are holding up.

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[QUOTE="czort666"]Begging women in Assassin's CreedGodModeEnabled
Oh thats a good pick right there, I HATED them.

"but im poor and sick and hungry"

dead rising survivor ai was a pain