Today games pretty much hold our hands throughout the game in order to help us complete them. There may be some odd, out of the way hidden things (see: GTA hidden packages), but these usually aren’t required to beat the game. This thread is dedicated to those moments in gaming where you’ve been FUCKING STUCK unable to beat the game because of some weird arbitrary task that you were required to do to beat it.
Here are some of mine in no particular order:
X-Men (Genesis) “Reset the computer”: First off this game wasn’t exactly easy. There’s a part where you finally beat Mojo, and the game tells you to “reset the computer” while a timer ticks down. So many times I sat there hitting buttons trying to do shit and then died when the timer ran out. I can’t remember how many times I got to this part, and couldn’t figure out what to do or turned off the game in frustration before the time I actually just hit reset… IT ACTUALLY WANTED YOU TO RESET THE GENESIS Holy fuck I couldn’t believe that shit at the time.
Damn near anything in Zelda II Adventure of Link or Castlevania II Simon’s Quest: Both of these took me over 8 years to beat. In Zelda I could never figure out how to get the down thrust, but after that it wasn’t so bad… Castlevania on the other hand? Hit this non-descript block with this item to make shit happen. Go to some random ass ledge and kneel to make a tornado appear… THE FUCK?! How the hell was I ever supposed to find that shit?