The most frustrating enemies in videogames
What are the most frustrating enemies in videogames? It’s an easy question to answer, because we all have those enemies that we can never stand, no matter how many times we play against them. Whether it’s an enemy that keeps killing us, or one that can kill us in a single hit, we all have those enemies we want to see gone forever.
Several enemies mentioned in the article are Regeneradors in Resident Evil, Cazadors in Fallout: New Vegas, and Seymour’s Mount Gagazet bossfight in FFX. Some are frustrating because they’re difficult to deal with, or because they require you to use a specific tactic to beat them. Some are frustrating because they make you use ‘emergencies only’ items.
“The most frustrating enemies are either enemies that are difficult to deal with, or enemies that can kill you in one hit,” one Redditor explains. “I’ve quit games because of these enemies. I’ve not touched a game for years because of these encounters.” Some players have learned to change their habits, using debug weapons or console commands to overcome the difficult encounters. Others have learned to use items more freely, as they’ve realised that sometimes letting go of the ‘emergency only’ mentality can help them progress.
Summoning Yojimbo in FFX, using specific tactics, or using summons to distract enemies are just a few of the ways players have dealt with tough battles. Other players deal with enemies like the Deathclaw in Fallout 4, especially with mods, or the Crucible knights in Elden Ring. Some players mention Masa and Mune from Chrono Trigger, or the shiny Darkrai in Pokémon – a quick master ball moment.
Some players have no qualms about using ‘emergencies only’ items, as they’ve learned through experience that they can fight their way through tough encounters. Others mention strategies they use to overcome tough enemies, like distracting enemies with companions or using mines.
Here are some of the most frustrating enemies in games, according to Reddit:
The list also includes enemies like the Tomb Raider 2 enemies that set you on fire, the Crucible knights in Elden Ring, the Spider Mastermind and Cyberdemon in Doom, the Demi-Lich in Neverwinter Nights, and Sephiroth fights in Kingdom Hearts.
While some players are still stuck using ‘emergencies only’ items, others have learned to change their habits and don’t hesitate to use items on less dangerous enemies. For others, it’s simply a thing of the past, as they have learned to use items more freely, and know what to expect from certain encounters.
If you’re looking for tips on how to deal with specific tough enemies, here are some of the most frustrating encounters in games, as well as some helpful solutions:
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