I finally caved and bought a copy of Majesty. It’s a good game, with a nice interface, and good graphics, and I thought it might give me a few ideas to help support my Dungeon Mastering habit.
So, I read the rules. (Yeah, I know. So sue me.) It looked good. Not simple, but they started you out with some Beginner level quests, so it should be pretty easy…
What a blast. I played for hours, finishing all the Beginner quests, and then playing on after the quests were done, getting the kingdom in perfect working order and fine-tuning my understanding of the interface.
Then I took a deep breath, double-clicked on an Advanced quest, listened to the briefing, and in no time flat, got my royal butt kicked all over the kingdom and back again, several times.
So, what I hate most about computer games is the patented “Sudden Jump In Necessary Skill Levels”, i.e., Level 1 is cake. Level 2 would take Bruce Willis and a truckload of ILM effects gurus a month to beat. I mean, I know it should be tough, but ramp up to it gradually, you know?
Well, I’ve got some Minotaur butt to kick. Any other gaming peeves out there?