10 Gaming Mechanics That Developers Should Have Fixed Years Ago

It's 2017 and we're still putting up with these simple design issues.


Video games have come a long way over the past 30+ years. From 2D side scrollers to multi-choice, open world RPGs, gaming has advanced thanks to the hard work and dedication of developers, who have constantly pushed the boundaries of technology and have always looked to innovate in their work.

Despite all this hard work, certain outdated gaming mechanics from the bygone years have become immutable. Everyone knows that red barrels explode when you shoot them, water can never be trusted, and that the biggest weapon is usually the most powerful. It's time for a change.

As the technology has improved, certain mechanics that were once need are now outdated, and others that could only do so much now have the potential to do even more. Sadly, these improvements have been overlooked by many developers, resulting in modern games that are being held back by technological limitations from the '90s.

Here are 10 video game mechanics that developers really should have sorted by now.

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