Embarrassing, cringe worthy moments in games

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  • SolidSCB 9 Aug 2012 17:52:15 8,476 posts
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    It has improved a lot and is now widely accepted by the world at large, but there are still parts in games where I feel embarrassed to be a gamer.

    My main one has to be the voice work in some games, particularly JRPG's, where I'd feel humiliated if I were sat in the same room as someone while playing. The sex noises are the worst culprit. Every time a female character is running, climbing or taking damage they just have to sound like someone is going down on them. Fuck. Off.

    What makes you raise your palm to your face and feel a little bit embarrassed when playing a video game?
  • Deleted user 9 August 2012 17:57:05
    That's just Japanese entertainment. Just watch their tv for ten minutes.
    A lot of the problem is the media, jumps on everything like a kid collapses from playing cod 4 days straight.
    No worse than film or tv.
    Some gamers are embarrassing not so much the games.
  • Fydria 9 Aug 2012 17:58:20 562 posts
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    Pretty much any general chat channel in any MMORPG.
  • Deleted user 9 August 2012 18:03:46
    "Do you know where I can find sailors?"
  • ecu 9 Aug 2012 18:09:07 77,783 posts
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5FTJxfV3pc
  • Deleted user 9 August 2012 18:10:10
    Most of Fahrenheit. Doubly-so for the QTE sex scenes.
  • Deleted user 9 August 2012 18:13:40
    Using a headset whilst playing against strangers on Xbox Live. Even though I never contribute to conversation in public games and lobbies, if anybody else is in the room watching and listening in, they find it hilarious and lump you in with the crowd.
  • SYS64738 9 Aug 2012 18:13:44 1,937 posts
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    Low FPS.
  • SolidSCB 9 Aug 2012 18:26:19 8,476 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5FTJxfV3pc
    Winner. This is pretty much the pinnacle for all that is cringe worthy.

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
  • Whizzo 9 Aug 2012 18:37:36 43,912 posts
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    meme wrote:
    Most of Fahrenheit. Doubly-so for the QTE sex scenes.
    God damn it you got there first.

    A sex scene featuring one of the participants being a fucking (literally) corpse that another character had only really met about five minutes earlier is one of the most embarrassing things in all media.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 9 Aug 2012 18:45:50 42,071 posts
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    I thought the Phantasmagoria rape scene was pretty cringe inducing. No need.



    Video contains badly acted rape, you have been warned.
  • Prehensile_Plant 9 Aug 2012 18:52:27 417 posts
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    Oooh, I have one that really sticks in my mind from quite a few years ago. Metal Gear Solid 2 the part where Otacon is crying over the death of Emma. He's there, wailing away, a bit over the top, but perhaps you can see why and then he comes out with the bombshell about himself as a kid having an affair with her mother, which is really why he hasn't spoken to her in so long.
    I couldn't stand it. I thought it was a ludicrous element after an over the top moment that's supposed to be so tragic, but I laughed myself silly. I still think it's one of the more absurd moments in gaming.

    Edited by Prehensile_Plant at 18:53:30 09-08-2012
  • FuzzyDuck 9 Aug 2012 19:03:31 6,342 posts
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    The sex 'minigames' in God of War.

    Words can't do justice to how nasty and cringeworthy they were.

    Oh, thought the full frontal male nudity in the Ballad of Gay Tony was a touch unnecessary too!

    Edited by FuzzyDuck at 19:04:42 09-08-2012
  • Ged42 9 Aug 2012 19:08:54 7,972 posts
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    Games should be banned from having sex scenes. Not out of any Daily Mail waving ranting, but because they're just so cringing awful.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 9 Aug 2012 19:09:43 42,071 posts
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    FuzzyDuck wrote:
    Oh, thought the full frontal male nudity in the Ballad of Gay Tony was a touch unnecessary too!
    Oh come on, that was just hilarious :)
  • andywilkie35 9 Aug 2012 19:12:56 5,338 posts
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    Most voice acting in JRPGs. I turn them off in every game I can, ruins it if it's on.

    And yeah the FFX laughing scene is definitely the worst, in a specific sense.
  • Rusty_M 9 Aug 2012 19:25:10 5,374 posts
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    Prehensile_Plant wrote:
    Oooh, I have one that really sticks in my mind from quite a few years ago. Metal Gear Solid 2 the part where
  • the_dudefather 9 Aug 2012 19:27:35 9,631 posts
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    [youtube] H8qG4AlK1qk[/youtube]
  • monty2k 9 Aug 2012 19:42:31 249 posts
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    Oldie but a goodie.



    Edited by monty2k at 19:43:11 09-08-2012

    Edited by monty2k at 19:43:32 09-08-2012
  • RelaxedMikki 9 Aug 2012 19:51:13 989 posts
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    Every cut scene where you make an impossible leap towards a hovering aircraft, miss the jump, slide backwards towards your doom, and are saved at the last moment by the outstretched hand of a companion...
  • Afiddes 9 Aug 2012 20:25:58 1,164 posts
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    Any point duke speaks in dnf
  • gooner77 9 Aug 2012 20:42:23 986 posts
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    The chinese accents in Deus Ex HR
  • Fatiguez 9 Aug 2012 20:45:40 8,826 posts
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    Did you say "nerd"?
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 9 Aug 2012 20:46:21 17,006 posts
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    The Wii
  • HelloNo 9 Aug 2012 21:24:20 1,531 posts
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    Yeah there are some downright awful examples of voice acting in video games, something I think is gradually going down. Thank god.

    Mine is from KoToR which for the most part I love more than any other game, but there's this one bit where Bastilla (Jennifer Hale) goes "FOR THE JEDI" in a completely over the top yell.
  • spamdangled 9 Aug 2012 21:38:19 27,911 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:
    What makes you raise your palm to your face and feel a little bit embarrassed when playing a video game?
    Pretty much all the dialogue in FPS and 3PS games.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 9 Aug 2012 21:44:17 42,071 posts
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    Pretty much all the dialogue in JRPGs

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    What? No Way!

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  • Anihlmal 9 Aug 2012 21:45:49 1,540 posts
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    @darkmorgado Why do you play games again?
  • SolidSCB 9 Aug 2012 21:49:14 8,476 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    Pretty much all the dialogue in JRPGs

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    What? No Way!

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    Ha! Spot on. I heard a rumour that Square had to buy an industrial sized crate of replacement full stop keys during the development of Final Fantasy VIII.
  • spamdangled 9 Aug 2012 22:48:19 27,911 posts
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    JCHilton wrote:
    @darkmorgado Why do you play games again?
    Not for the dialogue!
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