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Top 5 plot holes in video games

Even in some of the best video games, there are some noticeable plot holes. In this article, I will be going through my personal top-five plot holes in games I have played. Just because a game has a plot hole doesn’t mean I did not enjoy playing it or it wasn’t a good game in general, but I still got to call it out. It is just part of the job.

No. 5 – Far Cry 3

I have said it once, and I will say it again, Far Cry 3 is my favorite video game of all time. That being said, just because I loved it so much did not mean I did not notice a pretty massive plot hole in the game. Throughout the entire game, Jason, the character we are playing as, is using a phone to keep in contact with numerous people on the island. That is all fine and dandy, but what if, you know, he called for help from someone off the island? All his friends were kidnapped and he barely survived. I get that he wants to be this hero and save everyone and have this whole inward journey, but come on man, just use your phone to call the dang police.

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Courtesy of Far Cry Wiki

No. 4 – Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil 7 was arguably one of the best games in the series, but it did have a pretty major plot hole. Lucas, one of the main enemies in the game, gets his hand chopped off by his infected dad, but he is somehow able to grow it back even though he is not infected with the virus anymore. Like excuse me… How did his hand grow back? This plot hole doesn’t break the game or anything, but it is still pretty annoying. For such a well-made game, I guess I am just a little harsh on any mistake.

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Courtesy of The Verge

No. 3 – GTA IV

Grand Theft Auto IV is one of the best video games of my generation. Despite this, it had a really big plot hole. The main character of the game, Niko Bellic, is a reformed man who after spending his life being a bad person, wants to make a change. So if he is so “reformed,” why is he so cool with running over scores of innocent civilians just minding their own business on the street? One of the great things about the GTA series is the open-world aspect to it, but with this open world comes running over random AI’s, and that is not something a reformed criminal would partake in.

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Courtesy of GTA IV

No. 2 – Assassins Creed: Brotherhood

Assassins Creed: Brotherhood has a pretty overarching plot hole. Throughout the game, we are told that there are gods that are able to control the minds and free will of every human except for the assassins. This is all fine until the end of the game where we see a god take over the mind of an assassin in order to get him to kill someone. There is no explanation to why this was able to happen and it sort of just seems like lazy writing and storytelling.

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Courtesy of The New York Times

No. 1 – Batman: Arkham Origins

Batman: Arkham Origins actually has a couple of pretty glaring plot holes. The game is set a couple years before the other games, so how can we explain the fact that he has all the technology and tools that we see him get for the first time in other games? This makes no sense. Along with this, Bane, the main enemy in the game, seems to remember/forget the identity of Batman whenever it is convenient to the plot of the game. These plot holes really took me out of the gaming experience and was an instance where it seemed like the developers of the game just did not really care about making a project that was consistent with their other projects.

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Courtesy of Batman: Arkham Origins 

Well there you have it. Those are my top-five video game plot holes. Did I get this list right? Or were there some major games with plot holes that I left out?  Make sure to let me know, I am always ready to complain about something new.

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