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10 great game mechanics more developers should copy. Games are often praised for the general gameplay, story, music or graphics. But the difference between a game being excellent and a game just being good, is in the details. Gameplay mechanics are one of the details that can make a game reach great heights. We’ve listed 10 great game mechanics that are heavily underused by developers. ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ ZOOMINGAMES ON SOCIAL MEDIA ► Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/zoomingames ► Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/zoomingames ► Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zoomingames.ig ► Discord - https://discord.gg/3xzSxEa ► Twitch - http://www.twitch.tv/zoomingames ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ CREDITS Music provided by Epidemic Sound: http://www.epidemicsound.com/youtube-creator-subscription/
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Greg A (7 days ago)
QTE's need to just go away
vaynelevant (15 days ago)
one thing i'd like to see is layering armors like in siege of avalon.
Mochi Mochi (18 days ago)
Bring back the nemesis system!
Majapahit (18 days ago)
Soooooo... Cyberpunk 2077 is the perfect game, right?
Vincent Celeste (20 days ago)
could this be used for story development etc?
MrSoftypolimer (20 days ago)
Share this video to Bethesda to put all of those feature in the next Fallout and Elder Scroll series.
XxXx xXxX (22 days ago)
I would like to see a game developer find a way to duel wield pistols so you can shoot two separate targets.
The Biggest Foot (20 days ago)
Devil May Cry 3 .
Erix Gastao (24 days ago)
not much of a game mechanic but a detail,but i like how in bloodborne enemies just cover you in blood or dirt or whatever as you progress through the game,or better yet,final fantasy xv were chacters get dirty,sweaty,hurt and the same goes for the car,oh and how their hair changes when it's raining
stoagy mahalo (24 days ago)
I love how all these are actually in Half Life 3.
Xander Nicaise (25 days ago)
No active reload for me, please. That would be like having to operate the clutch in a racing game, giving you more to do when you are already multitasking.
AKSOXTS (26 days ago)
Already on it. I'm stealing everything HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (JK, Just going to be inspired and change shit up).
nwstraith (27 days ago)
A key mechanic I'm surprised wasn't mentioned is leaving control in the hands of the player. Some games take that control away in favor of endless cutscenes. Half-Life got it right by letting us experience the game how we wanted to. Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain is guilty of this as the first hour of the game is mostly just watching cut scenes. Nothing breaks the tension and involvement in a game more than taking away control.
SpongicX (29 days ago)
What about characters that interact with their environment? Games like Conker's Bad Fur Day, The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker, and Super Mario Odyssey did a great job at giving the characters idle animations and details that made it fell like the characters were aware of their surroundings. These range from their facial expressions, and body language. So many video games make the characters feel so bland and wooden, it's more fun when the characters can express a wide arrange of emotions outside of just cutscenes.
SpongicX (29 days ago)
copy is a bit of a shameful term, inspiration is a better way to put it.
Kevin Yohanes (1 month ago)
Dragon Age and Final Fantasy XII has one similarities: custom real time tactics (gambits). I can spend hours of picking the best action for all situations, like stun enemies whose attacking the mages, cast Firaga to enemies covered in Oil, etc. If Final Fantasy Tactics would be remade with faster Gambits system, then my life is complete.
N0rdW1nd (1 month ago)
Active reload? No thanks bye. The most thing I hate besides of Open World are Quick-Time-Events. XP Everything destroys every complexity a game could have.
Low Spec Player (1 month ago)
about no 10, i think everyone forgot about Saints Row 3&4
Corey Senn (1 month ago)
How about the health system used in Earthbound?
My Name (1 month ago)
Upgrades with negative effects was available in Mad Max. Eeach upgrade to your car has a negative and a positive, you can't add all upgrades and expect the best car.
My Name (1 month ago)
Finally a good video by ZoominGames.
Nate Brown (1 month ago)
Nemesis System is actually very broken. Because of games like the Fable Series that only let you have one save per Profile, & to a lesser extent to make it easier to remember what play-style I’m using in games like Mass Effect, I started using a Second Profile which over time evolved into my ‘Murder everyone’/‘be a dickhead’/‘deliberately fail’ Profile. Using this 2nd Profile I restarted LOTR:SoW with the express purpose of seeing what happens if continually let yourself get slaughtered. Got 10-15% through the game (played legit, if poorly, till 1st Death) then deliberately started losing the Revenge missions, which got especially funny when an Enemy gained the Humiliation Perk...... an hour or so later I’m a level 21 fighting a level 76, and the game is glitching our encounters constantly !!!! I die, run to next location, trigger it.... he confronts me & states I won our last encounter because he ran away (🤨) but this time he’s gonna defeat me. 20 seconds later I’m on one knee & he Humiliates me & says my allies (literally have none) will not save me this time, before Combat starts again. Grind him down to the verge of death then Last Stand kicks in, he says I won’t kill him again (never have) & he beats me in 10 seconds, Humiliates me again stating he’ll get his revenge (again.... have never defeated him), etcetera et all !!!!! Best bit..... HE’S FLOATING AROUND MY GAME !!!! Last time I saw him was when storming Sauron’s two, where he went beserk & took at three Nazgul all by himself (😬)..... I didn’t even know an Uruk COULD kill a Nazgul !!!!!
Madalin Grama (1 month ago)
Quick-time events are never an interesting part of game-play, I don't even care how they're implemented, doesn't matter. Just let me reload my gun the old fashioned way, thank you very much.
Tobi D. (1 month ago)
Never played Titanfall but fuck me that Movement looks awesome!
Tommy Yau (1 month ago)
FFXII Gambits System. I hate a game taking away control of my party members (attacking instead of healing, healing instead of attacking?) but I loved how efficient I could make them by setting my own Gambits. And if you hate efficiency then you can turn them off entirely and select every move yourself. Most underrated mechanic ever!
Tempest Brown (1 month ago)
Jump cancels should be in every action game.
The Guevara (1 month ago)
Publishers are fucking stingy
KLOUS (1 month ago)
''Imagine to be able to level a building in PUBG and kill all your opponents inside'' a.k.a. Fortnite xD
Leonardos Markakis (1 month ago)
Armored Core has something quite similar to 8 (negative equips), every part you can equip has different alignments and weight and energy consumption, so you need balance everything to the capability of your power supply/legs/core
Chillton (1 month ago)
05:03 because it's redundant
Why is it everybody gets this wrong? It's "auTOmata," not "autoMAta." After all, not only is the Greek word stressed on that syllable, even the singular is "auTOmaton" in English, so "autoMAta" is completely baseless.
Chilling爽爽 (1 month ago)
should introduce more state of the art AI systems into games
Brandon Roberts (1 month ago)
agreed with most of these.
LatisARG (1 month ago)
Multiple choices and endings (Alpha protocol did it brillantly)
Teddie Danh (1 month ago)
I am a simple Tark i see SoW i upvoted
Barret XIII (1 month ago)
The problem with the Nemesis System for me was how I made it useless by always putting in the effort to kill enemies, even if they came back. I rarely let them kill me, so I never really fought any super high powered war chiefs
Vincent Celeste (20 days ago)
well if they put in a way that allows them to either get stronger or so from the defeates then it will be interesting.
D'oh Nuts (1 month ago)
Exactly.
Not enough people appreciate Titanfall 2
Tassy Josh (1 month ago)
Gravity and the manipulation of such alongside portals and physics manipulation from games such as gravity rush and portal, can you imagine those mechanics being integrated into a fps? People flying all over the place and even having a person stand on each wall in a room as well as the roof and floor, or putting them into a game like GTA where you use those powers to get you through
Félix Plante (1 month ago)
I don't like Active reloads to be honest
Nyphilim (1 month ago)
I wish they would make a new WoD game maybe a MMO or just a really big and deep RPG with Online features for pvp or pve, let you be every thing from The Hunters, Mages, Werewolves, Vampires, Promethean, Changelings, Mummy, Demons, and any and all of the subraces for each, and have all of your choices from creation, in game appearance, and in game actions affect every aspect of the game.
pop_ mu22 (1 month ago)
A batman reboot with a young batman and nemesis system is what we need at the moment
The 3 Fr33m4nn (1 month ago)
MAGAZINE!!!!! not a clip
PC PRINCIPAL (1 month ago)
11: shoot a chair... EXPLOSION
Taka Baruna (1 month ago)
If they were ever to make a second Mad Max game, or another Batman Arkham game, they should implement the Nemesis System. Heck, they can even use the exact same system and codes with extra gimmicks as improvement, as WB Games have the rights to the Nemesis System, if the words of the Monolith spokesperson ring true (trust WB to actually copyright the system, lmao...).
Zer0_TE (1 month ago)
:) that was cute during the Bloodlines clip
rasheedqe (1 month ago)
I would like to see the reverse of this less. Ten game mechanics devs need to copy less
Omni (1 month ago)
You can keep the "active reloading" and wallrunning.
Ertan Soner (1 month ago)
Far cry 2 gun jamming.
keynan martinez (1 month ago)
You forgot the burning mechanic from Evil Within to destroy the enemies if they are close to use a match to put them on fire.
Sir Galahad (1 month ago)
*Resident Evil 2002...* *Alone In The Dark 2008...*
Desgil Danphi (1 month ago)
I think For Honnor combat mechanic is worth copying too
Rainbowhawk1993 (1 month ago)
A game I want to see would be something like this: The Mother Base Mechanics of MGSV and ship bordering of Assassin’s Creed Black Flag in Space. Space Pirates the game.
vaynelevant (15 days ago)
basically freelancer sans base mechanics.
mrHowlll (1 month ago)
You had me at enemies remembering your actions but lost me at mind controlling them
Zarathen (1 month ago)
With sjw's in gaming it won't happen
Luis Cabrera (1 month ago)
So if someone copied one of this mechanics they would be called "copie of..." it would be better to name this video "original mechanics in videogames that changed the whole gameplay" just saying
Rainbowhawk1993 (1 month ago)
#10 was used by Larian for Divinity Original Sin 2.
orca2390 (1 month ago)
Fuck number 8
LoneStar SR (1 month ago)
So like xcom 2?
CosiestCord2 (1 month ago)
Good except the emotional bars and negative up grades
Takahiro Shinsaku (1 month ago)
I just wish for a "Asuras wrath way "of stopping certain enemy/boss blabbering in certain games... Dang! You're so annoying *Punch/Kick in the face* ahhh much better! (•̀ᴗ•́)൬༉
Jesse the Lawless (1 month ago)
How your enemie learn how you take them out if they are dead???
Erix Gastao (24 days ago)
hive mind,an enemy that comes back from the dead.....mr freeze....
RyantheSpartan (1 month ago)
What's the 10th game called?
Darren Mcg (1 month ago)
RyantheSpartan it literally tells you in the video. Vampire: the masquerade
Mystical Ronin (1 month ago)
Ummm da fuq they shouldn't copy other games then these games wouldn't be unique which makes them all boring Seriously
CyberGhost101 (1 month ago)
Where's the mysterious voice over lady?
DobieMeltfire (1 month ago)
Not copied, inspired!... which is a just a nicer way of saying it.
nam hoang (1 month ago)
thats how apple fan boy would say to android user.
Sir Galahad (1 month ago)
*#ZoominGames** yay thank you for turning my idea into a video!*
Максим Г. (1 month ago)
8:29 — XP for jumping was in Oblivion, not Skyrim.
super gamer6521 (1 month ago)
Love your videos and your games
Bill Cox (1 month ago)
In an old Apple II game called Knights of Legend you used to be able to damage to the point of incapacitating an enemy's body parts. The head left or right arm and the left or right leg as well as a torso. I know that because I used to play that game. If you found a suit of armor and you had a character who was a dwarf you had to get the armor resize to fit the dwarf properly. If you have an overly large character you had to get the armor custom made for it to fit otherwise the armor was no good.
vaynelevant (15 days ago)
having an armor to be refitted for characters sounds like more tedious than fun. having some unique armors to fit only certain size characters or specific race is okay, but having armor fitting issues for normal ones is just unnecessary work. one armor mechanic i like is that of siege of avalon. you get certain armor slot layers which is really fun to play with.
Deadlight sanctuary (1 month ago)
What people dont seem to realize in the comments is that everything is copied from everything. The devs jus seem to use the bad peices to copy. NOTHING is original. No matter how you argue it. NOTHING is unique. The only thing games nowadays will improve on are graphics. U bring up something that should be in a game now. And ill tell you what you just copied from. Theres no getting around it.
amateur match (1 month ago)
I hate limited upgrades. One of my main complaints of Shadow of War
Deadlight sanctuary (1 month ago)
Dude. Ive been sayin this shit for YEARS. i put a vid on my channel talking about it almost four years ago and it got taken down. Twice. Luckily im not monitized. So i jus kept re uploading it and now it stays but still. Ive brought this up countless times. And all anyone cares about is online play. I cant tell you how many insults ive gotten for even bringing up environmental destruction like red faction for the ps1. PS1 for crying out load. I want a game that if i throw a grenade at the ground or shoot it with a rocket it leaves a massive dent and u can dig with a rocket. Creating a tunnel underground with explosives. And the gore factor in soldier of fortune double helix for the pc that came out sometime in the 90s or early 2000's. U can see every. Single. Knife cut. U can dismember them inch by inch. U wanna cut off a finger tip? U can do it. Theres so much potential those kinds of games can have with all the attributes u mentioned and the ones i mentioned. Itd be the GREATEST game to every be released if its done right. But no. The developers and consumers want more online elements like emojis. Its rediculous.
amateur match (1 month ago)
I prefer DOOMs idea to reloading
Xaero188 (1 month ago)
My personal favorite underappreciated mechanic is enemies hating each other in the first DooM. If some monster of one species occasionally hits other kind of specimen - they start fighting. It helps to save ammo and adds a little more strategy. Also it's just fun to see them beasts breaking each other's faces.
Xaero188 (1 month ago)
Yeah, and Doom 2016 is awesome, but unfortunately it's very rarely seen in the comparison with the original. Only once I saw Hell baron beating crap out of buncha imps and I almost thought that was scripted.
Tyrant (1 month ago)
Enemy infighting is a feature in Doom 2016 too.
VIZIN (1 month ago)
Spiderdemon vs. Cyberdemon
SirSpidey (1 month ago)
parkour in warframe is better :D
TheMDXtreme (1 month ago)
So "copying" other devs' ideas is fine but piracy is considered a sin? lolwut
TheMDXtreme (1 month ago)
+Ertan Soner game mechanics which are basically ideas that are implemented in games...so... stealing ideas
Ertan Soner (1 month ago)
Copying GAME MECHANICS not game itself.
Dan Johnson (1 month ago)
Mass Effect's story impact based on choices
KonicavaBR (21 days ago)
More like Fallout choices. Mass Effect were 2 and it hadnt any impact on the overall story, i would only change the color of the ray.
Erix Gastao (24 days ago)
yeah but not on class choice (the only character creation choice you got)
Kadmon Jr. (1 month ago)
I’d like to see realistic magazines implemented more in games. If you still have a few rounds left in your magazine, they would be discarded if you reloaded with them left unused
Infested Sniper (9 days ago)
like siege in custom game tactical realism?
Eminemgodful (1 month ago)
+TheGeckoNinja amen
TheGeckoNinja (1 month ago)
you think its a good idea, but I remember some games doing that and all it did was piss players off, games don't need to be 100% realistic cause then it just becomes frustrating or annoying the fun factor needs to come first.
capthavic (1 month ago)
While that's not something I'd like in most games, I'm not totally against it if the gameplay is designed with that in mind.
Eminemgodful (1 month ago)
Fuck that
Kevin Villa GAMER (1 month ago)
Armor and clothing destruction would make it more realistic, but also influence the course of battle.
Kevin Villa GAMER (23 days ago)
+Erix Gastao lol
Erix Gastao (24 days ago)
but im pretty sure you were thinking about the fanservice....
MixNix999 X (1 month ago)
Mutilate
blazer ernst (1 month ago)
Nemesis is fun, till you die to a no one in SofM then there the Tark slayer, and that's fine and you kill them, then they come back, " well that's annoying but ok die", come back again, I have killed them 12 TIMES I WANT THEM GONE OR IN MY ARMY, Which i can't say yet.
Taka Baruna (1 month ago)
I mean, if you hate that one particulark orc, I think the system is working as intended.
matteo mariucci (1 month ago)
nice video
Jewel Jade Flores (1 month ago)
Vagrant Story fight mechanic is unique. I think no one copied it.
Manny Garcia (1 month ago)
Top ten games that are spiritual successors to the original my blood stains to Castlevania
Sir Galahad (1 month ago)
*#ZoominGames** 10 Types Of Sick Creative Twisted Levels Designed For Horror Video Games!*
Sir Galahad (1 month ago)
+adevilscupoftea *Yay they turned my idea into a video! 😀*
adevilscupoftea (1 month ago)
Oh hey, they made the video (kinda)
killzone12 (1 month ago)
Fucking ads stop putting them on if you must have them put 1 not 3 or whatever
Aguila701 (1 month ago)
Someone actually encouraging copycats?
Sir Galahad (1 month ago)
*I'm just glad they took my suggestion & turned it into a video*
EA Mixtures (1 month ago)
with all these battle royals right now? yes I want something besides that
Gamewolf Gamerbyte (1 month ago)
How about instead of copying other developers, make original content? Or at the very least evolve the mechanics?
Gamewolf Gamerbyte (1 month ago)
capthavic Yeah I can see that, copy can be a strong word, because some mechanics can go great with other games, but as long as they make it their own and don't literally copy then it would be fine
capthavic (1 month ago)
I think that is what they meant by copy. As long as the execution is well done I don't really mind if something "copied" from something else.
Gamewolf Gamerbyte (1 month ago)
Jordan Jones I don't mean Battle Royale is anti consumer, that's just an easy thing to slap on a game and get paid, but releasing games that aren't finished, dlc that is finished but having people pay for it to get it, pay to win is a big one.. almost every game has microtransactions on top of it.. Shadow of War for example, it had loot boxes and that single handedly made it lose a lot of sales and screwed up the endgame, it was a wonderful game that was riddled with anti consumer practices, and luckily they removed them. Any roads I'm tired, having just woke up from a nightmare. So instead of fighting in the comments on a youtube video I'm going to get some rest
Sir Mamdingo (1 month ago)
+Gamewolf Gamerbyte explain to me exactly how games having battle royale is anti-consumer?
Gamewolf Gamerbyte (1 month ago)
Jordan Jones At least the "idea" of not having anti consumer practices is a good one, better than praising and defending the greed hah
BLUETONCS GAMING (1 month ago)
oh im here early im 6th comment! yay love your channel.
kyle courtney (1 month ago)
This channel died faster than a child with stage 4 cancer
Keir Haddon (1 month ago)
Dont
LoliOnii-chan Senpai (1 month ago)
The jiggle of anime tiddies should be in every games
Scylla IsSpooky (22 days ago)
Fufufu weeb same like jews lowest race and again wasted sperm fu fu fu
Zer0_TE (1 month ago)
+GOD HOUR sick
GOD HOUR (1 month ago)
Cyberpunk will have that
Renashi 012 (1 month ago)
Can't believe we really need this XD
Zer0_TE (1 month ago)
Agreed
awesomejf03 (1 month ago)
"Hey, can I copy your homework?"
DietSwiftieCat (1 month ago)
Like new stuff coming out myself. It would be nice, though.
PEPSI MAN (1 month ago)
There is a thing called unique ness of each dev

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