Hardly anybody is looking forward to hard-to-navigate underwater levels, fetch quests, or escort missions. Escort missions are the absolute worst, and even great games suffer from them from time to time.
The legend of zelda: twilight princess – the carriage
A piece of cake for the Hero of Twilight, right? This can be a terrible escort mission, depending on your luck. The carriage is in danger of being hit with flaming arrows from all sides, or bombs from above. Naughty Dog is best known these days for their more recent IPsbut once upon a time, they gave us the brilliant Jak and Daxter.
Jak II is notorious for being much harder than its predecessor. This escort mission is one of the reasons why.
But you can. Be ready for a few game over screens. This will probably be a controversial one since Ico is considered a classic by many. The game has players go on a journey of sorts while taking care of a girl named Yorda. It gets old. Yorda listens to commands and can be led around by holding her hand, but as the game goes on, it all begins to feel more and more like a escort games than anything else. Babysitting Yorda is just not a great experience for the whole seven or so hours it takes to beat Ico. Fable is a game of many quests.
Video game examples:
Some will fascinate and engage you, while others test the limits of your patience. The Trader Escort quest does the latter, of course. This escort mission has you guiding traders through a few not-so-safe locations, including a dangerous Darkwood that contains Balverines werewolves, basically. The traders have horrible pathing, and can never seem to stay near you.
All I have to say is, thank goodness that this quest is an optional one. Save or harvest? Unfortunately, her business involves become an easy-to-hit stationary target as hordes of insane Splicers converge on your location. The Resident Escort games 4 escort missions are bad ones mostly thanks to the fact that they severely overstay their welcome. Especially in the water room and El Gigante fight.
Frustrating AI can turn almost any good gaming experience into an unforgettable one for all the wrong reasons. This is the case with the Alchemist escort mission in Spyro 2.
All you need to do is keep creatures known as Earthshapers away from an Alchemist so that he can deliver a potion. The problem is that he will walk near every single Earthshaper on the way to his goal.
This infuriating Alchemist has a clear path for his potion delivery, but instead, he goes out of his way to endanger himself constantly. Speaking of frustrating AI, Dead Rising might have every other game on this list beat in that department.
Escort missions are already some of the worst missions in gaming, but Dead Rising takes that to another level. Just like the Alchemist above, the survivors will endanger themselves for no apparent reason by not using their weapons effectively, picking unwinnable fights, or even just getting stuck on walls. In all honesty, defending the survivors is easily the least fun thing to do in Dead Rising. GoldenEye is one of the most beloved first-person shooters of all time.
At one point in the story, Natalya uses her programming skills to hack a computer while you have to defend her in a fairly large room. Remember when I said that underwater missions and escort missions are some of the worst things to play through? Well, for some unfathomable reason, Metal Gear Solid 2 combines the two. You have to escort a girl named Emma Emmerich, who is afraid of bugs and water, through bug-infested areas and underwater passageways.
It truly is one of the worst escort missions in all escort games gaming. There are plenty of rough escort missions to choose from, but which ones gave you the most trouble? Be sure to let us know down below! Featured image via Fandom.
Non-video game examples
Connect with us. Jak II — The Kid. Ico — Yorda. Fable — Traders. BioShock — Little Sister.
Resident Evil 4 — Ashley. Spyro 2 — The Alchemist. Dead Rising — Survivors.
GoldenEye — Natalya. Metal Gear Solid 2 — Emma. Continue Reading. To Top.