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Make a beloved game worse with one simple change

Nepenthe

I'm just gonna take 5, or 10...or 20.
Moderator
Oct 25, 2017
6,438
Ooh, ooh. Another one.

Overwatch: Sombra's gun is actually good.
 

BouncyFrag

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,770
All the bolts on the air grates in the Arkham Batman games have been strengthened and made unable for Bats to rip off for hiding and surveillance.
 

HardRojo

Member
Oct 25, 2017
9,642
BotW: Link talks. (I would actually have loved this)
God of War (2018): Sex minigame
Spider-Man PS4: Every swing is a QTE
 

Noema

Member
Jan 17, 2018
1,695
Mexico CIty
Any FromSoft game: you can now heal instantly from a pause menu without any risk. Also let the player carry unlimited healing items that are incredibly inexpensive.

In other words, turn them into Dragon's Dogma.
 

Efejota

Member
Mar 13, 2018
655
In Super Mario Bros you have one button for running and jumping and another for shooting fireballs.
 

electroaffe

Member
Oct 28, 2017
541
Berlin
The Last of Us - Better AI. Would be too hard then.

The Last Guardian - Better controls and Trico listening. Would feel unnatural.

Killzone 2 - Less input lag. Game would lose its weighty feel.

Zelda: BotW - No weapon degradation. People would just use the weapon they have the most fun with.

Soulsborne - Pause button. Game would become too easy.

Half Life 3 - Existing. Would make all other games look worse.
 

jonjonaug

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,853
Majora's Mask: Have the Bombers give you hints on how to find everything in the game, and they never leave you alone until they give you their hints.
 

RestEerie

Member
Aug 20, 2018
7,812
Sonic - same speed as mario games
Doom 4 - Reloading, generating health and fall damage
Half Life - Gordon talks
Castlevania SOTN - Alucard controls like an 8bit belmont
Street Fighter 2 - uses the same control sensitive buttons as SF1
Mortal Kombat 2 - Plays like MK1
MK9 - Plays like MKvsDC
Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 - Looks like MvC: Infinite
God of war 4 - No Axe
 

HotSauceMaven

Member
Oct 9, 2018
55
I see your Sekiro Easy mode and raise you a dedicated dodge button for DMC.

/s

Make any Final Fantasy episodic.
Add cool downs to every special move in a Capcom, ArkSys, or NRS fighter.
Remove all puzzles from Zelda.
Teen (or lower)-Rated Mortal Kombat.
 

Aaron

Banned
Oct 25, 2017
12,549
Sonic 2 - if you’re playing as Sonic and Tails, Tails getting hit causes you to lose rings

The beta version (with Hidden Palace) “features” this. Was probably a bug more than an intended mechanic, but holy shit would it have destroyed that game.
 

funky

Member
Oct 25, 2017
7,566
GTA

1 Star if police see you breaking basic traffic laws such as speeding, running red lights and driving on wrong side of the road.
 

Blade Wolf

Member
Oct 27, 2017
7,888
Taiwan
Bloodborne, weapon breaks like in BOTW.

Resident Evil 2, unlimited ammo from the start by design.

MGSV, getting spotted will instant fail the mission except boss fights.

DMC5, the entire game you play as Nero.
 

SecondVariety

Member
Oct 29, 2017
81
Mega Man 2, when you defeat a boss, you don't"t automatically get their ability. Instead it's a RNG lootbox with the power being more rare than exotic. Retires start at the boss select.
 

naff

Member
Oct 29, 2017
49
Metroid, but Samus is dead. You are now her son, and it is a traditional FPS.