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Op Ed

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Rules For Games- Do & Donít #1. Thanks Morris.
Donít: leave diary entries by one person scattered over miles of corridors, buildings and countries. Thatís not how a diary works. A diary tends to be all in one place. Most people, when journaling their lives, donít tend to scribble it out on the nearest scrap of paper and then leave it wherever the wrote it. Because that would be utterly insane.

6. Re: Op Ed Jul 3, 2010, 15:05 Beamer
Donít: have flying baddies in your game. Sure, there may be examples of the odd few that have worked. The rest havenít. Itís so, so unpleasant. Like a lovely walk in the woods ruined by the constant assault of gnats in your face. Fun, people. We want to have fun. Not be constantly irritated. Fun.

No, he's pretty spot-on. So few games get Z right. Instead it's just a huge exercise in frustration.

This doesn't mean it can't be done. The single best part of Sin Episode 1 was the jetpack baddies. They weren't too difficult to kill and they died spectacularly.
The single worst part of the newest Terminator game was its Z enemies. Weird patterns or no patterns, small bodies... hitting them was far more frustrating than anything else.

Half Life 2 got it right as well. Their Z enemies didn't have ranged attacks so they were a matter of swatting them with the crowbar.
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