Which Game Made You Feel Stupid?
Sometimes playing puzzle games I stop to think about what I’m doing, where shortly after, I realise this game has made me look a little stupid. Here’s where I am, and here’s where I need to be: how do I get there?
Being the person I am, I generally find my own way to pass the task at hand. It’s usually unorthodox, and causes a few more problems, but I do it. And I’m happy because it’s my way.
I distinctly remember playing Portal 2, with one stage causing so many problems for me. I simply couldn’t do what I needed to do. It was frustrating. I finally found my own way to pass the stage, where I thought: there’s no way that this is the way it’s meant to be done — people will take forever to come up with this idea. And they wouldn’t take forever because I came up with it, but rather because it was utterly stupid, wrong and overcomplicated.
Then, recently whilst playing another game I told to do “X” to pass the level, where instead I found my own way to go about it. I like doing that instead.
Another time, in Silent Hill, I also felt a bit silly — but that’s only because I neglected to collect an item. I didn’t think it would be in the rubbish disposal — and it was. My fault, I know.
I think, for now, the ones above are the only games that got the better of me. What about you? Which game made you feel like you’re derping-out? There’s got to be something which left you thinking: “WHY CAN’T I DO THIS?”