In modern times
‘plot-hole’ has become an umbrella term for everything from
genuine plot-holes to logical inconsistencies, continuity errors and
in the case of video games, bizarre (and often hilarious) clashes
between gameplay and story.
Not surprisingly, we’ve seen MANY examples.
You’ve got Heavy
Rain, with Ethan Mars’ infamous unexplained blackouts, Metroid’s
long succession of ‘last’ Metroids, Zelda: Ocarina of Time’s
legendary time paradox, Gears Of War’s genocidal anti-human human
Myrrah - not to mention the suspicious immunity to viruses that near
every hero in near every zombie game is seen to possess.
To be fair a modicum
of sympathy is in order, because when you’re dealing with a
multi-faceted project years in the making, battling tight deadlines,
limited resources, and near unbearable hype mistakes are bound to
happen. But when those mistakes come down to pure laziness or writers
being a little too clever for their own good, then not so much.
So break out the
popcorn and grab a cup of tea, because its time look at both the
egregious and the unfortunate as we consider ten new entries into the
catalogue that you may never have considered.