5 Video Games With the Worst Bugs of 2011
|Wrong kind of bug, Link!|
With video games becoming more complicated to develop over time, the bugs that accompany these games will become more apparent....or hilarious. The following is a look at five of the most notable video game bugs and glitches of 2011.
5. Dark Souls (PlayStation 3)
"Invisible Environment" Bug
4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (XBOX 360, PS3, PC)
"PS3 System Crash Bug"
Repeatedly getting this error message will ultimately result in the corruption of the PS3 system start up files and other important software, basically killing your PS3. Once the crashes start happening, it's probably a good idea to uninstall the patch and start a new, patch-free game. Sure, you've probably wasted dozens of hours game time, but how bad can it be? You have to play more Skyrim. Boo-hoo.
Note: This is a very rare bug, likely caused by a corrupted download of patch 1.02.
3. Dead Island (XBOX 360, PS3, PC)
"Inability to Load Save Files" Bug
Another bug heard around the community includes losing save progress, in which players will reload their save file, only to find themselves at an earlier point in the game with a lower level, wasting previous man-hours of game time.
2. Battlefield 3 (XBOX 360, PS3, PC)
"Too Many to Name" Bug
|"have you seen this boy?"|
- game-halting glitch that occurs during the game's final mission that involves a broken quicktime event that renders the game unfinishable
- bodies hilariously flying across the map
- If you die with the pause menu open the screen will retain its blurred/blue tint until you re-pause the game.
- servers have been down on Xbox 360
- the promised bonus for PS3 owners, Battlefield 1943, was not included with the game
- random colored flashes that occur during turning or sprinting
- bullet paths floating in the air
- audio levels going wrong (often mutes everything but voices, guns, and explosions)
- clipping issues (getting stuck under the ground)
- reload animations not working
- sprinting does not work unless players stand still beforehand
- inability to aim down sights unless players switch out guns first
- killcam displays a section under the map
- gun attachments appearing a few inches away from the gun
- player dies and their gun is pointed up still firing invisible bullets (hilarious)
- characters will have arms and legs that "spaz out"
- characters slide around instead of crouch walking
- unable to quit a match without turning off system
- quitting game leads to never-ending load screen
- ...and many more!
1. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
"Song of the Hero" Game-Killing Bug
|Don't talk to this guy twice. Talk to him once!|
Considering that several other games on this list also have game-halting glitches, Skyward Sword's takes the top spot simply because of the poor method in order to fix it. The game-killing bug here occurs when you complete tasks in a certain order during the "Song of the Hero" quest. If you save the game after the bug is in effect, then prepare to start the game over.
If you complete the desert section of the quest first and talk to the Goron twice, the game locks out completion of the other two portions, halting all progress of the game. How do you avoid this? Just talk to the Goron guy once. Alternatively, don't do the desert section of the quest first.
Nintendo is currently working on a program that will be distributed in order to repair the save data. Details of when this program will be released in the future. You can also call Nintendo's hotline at 1-800-255-3700 and talk to one of their ridiculously friendly service reps, and they'll provide players with instructions on how to send in your save file for repairs.
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