aion7 wrote:Also, fishing. It sucks. It's even worse when required. I'm looking at you, Twilight Princess.
Hah, I actually always love fishing minigames. Okami's was awesome. But yeah, any minigame should never be mandatory, because someone is always going to absolutely loathe it.
All escort missions suck, except ICO, which was one huge escort mission - so they actually worked on making sure it didn't suck, and managed to make one of the greatest games of all time.
There are a million things in Bethesda and Rockstar titles (well, ES, Fallout 3, and GTA) that are totally crap when looked at as individual elements. In fact, most gameplay elements of those games tend to suck hard - it's a major accomplishment that those developers can still make an incredible experience out of those pieces*.
*GTAIV excluded. GTAIV sucked.