Welcome, one and all, to day six of the 30 Day Gaming Challenge. Today’s challenge is … Most Annoying Character. OK, so continuing with the point that I don’t get to play as many games as I’d like, trying to narrow this down is difficult. I’m not sure that I can think of any characters that annoy me in the way that I think this question is meaning. There are a few that frustrate me more than anything, though that’s got a lot to do with me sucking at video games. Anyway, let’s talk about a few of them.
Unlimited Nine The Phantom (BlazBlue Central Fiction)
So, if you manage to finish Arcade Mode on BBCF and finish every fight with Astral, Distortion and Overdrive finishes, you get to do an extra fight after the ending finishes. I know that there are a few different ones that you can face, but mine have always come up as Nine thus far. Now, you may think that finishing Arcade Mode in this way would mean that I’m good at the game. Well … I am to a degree. Unlimited characters are overpowered though. They’re pretty much permanently in Overdrive mode, complete with the stat boosts it brings. On top of that, I find Nine to be the hardest of the Arcade Mode bosses as it is. Most of the time, my reaction within the first few seconds of facing this beast is to mumble something along the lines of, “Hitting you once would be nice.”
Knuckles (Sonic Adventure 2)
Oh, you feel some strange energy do you? Is it the mystical power of drowning constantly? I love Knuckles, I really do, but I find him so annoyingly frustrating to play as in SA2. Especially in the Aquatic Mine zone. I’ve never known another character to so easily highlight my own inadequacies in controlling things on a 3D plane. Cheers Knuckles.
Golden Freddy Mode (Five Night’s At Freddy’s: Sister Location)
Not one, but a ton of characters, all turning up at once, on the hardest difficulty. It’s a me-massacre. I have naff headphones and a poor sense of telling which direction a sound is coming from, so this mode is a loser for me from the get-go. As such, a bunch of characters that are absolutely fine on their own (or in small groups), merge into one big ball of frustration here.