One of my pet peeves is when people used the expression, "You're forced to..." in games. I know it's just an expression and they don't literally mean that (or at least I hope they don't). But its such a whiny, inaccurate, awful expression. If nothing else, there is always the off switch. Many times, there are actually many other options, and I suppose players write or say this because they feel like you have to do it, even though you don't, but a greater amount of time its because they are being dumbasses. |
For instance, Dark Souls doesn't force you to play in a careful manner, it encourages it. No one ever forces you to grind in a good RPG if you want to proceed, it's your crappy mind that can't think of any other solution. You aren't forced to wait for a slow download, you can always try again later or do something else.
Some people go to the lengths of saying, "The developer forces you to...", which is even worse. No one is forcing you to do anything. The number of times in your life when you have no other choice and someone is literally forcing you are miniscule.
I bet these are the same types of people who say things like, "I was forced to eat junk food yesterday because I had no time left before work," as if somebody literally shoved it down their throat and it wasn't entirely their choice of how to deal with that situation.
It's a lazy use of language and a lazy use of language can breed a lazy mind.