The Worst Parts Of the Best Games – Top 10
5. Mineral scanning (Mass Effect 2)
The Reapers are coming. You need to enlist a good crew, amass resources, and delay their inevitable arrival. Time is short, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend several tedious hours scanning planets for elements, right? Mass Effect 2 does so many things right in terms of story and gameplay, but your ability to craft various upgrades is dependent on combing through the galaxy and mining resource-rich planets one by one. BioWare eventually released a patch to speed up this process, but it still feels like an incongruous and unnecessary hassle.