Top 10 Most Frustrating Mini-Games in Video Games
To make this work, some of them have to be pushed onto a circular platform and rotated. It's not too difficult, but just like moving your furniture around you shove some pieces over here and some over there to make room. If any bit of a stone piece collides with another piece in the platform while you're rotating, it knock that pieces just enough out of the z-axis to render the puzzle almost impossible to solve without resetting.
7. Lost Odyssey (Funeral): Lirum is one of Lost Odyssey's sweetest characters, and when she dies it's pretty heartbreaking. We've all seen this sort of thing in games before, but I never recall a game making you help out with the damn funeral arrangements. Moments after she dies they order you to fetch flowers and torches, then you have to perform ceremonial torch duties at the funeral itself. It's not that the mini-game is hard, it's just seems really inopportune and out of place.
6. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Sledding): To obtain a Piece of Heart you have to beat a Yeti snowboarding down a sheer mountain. This is the second snowboarding race of the game, but the first is laughably easy in comparison. The Heart Piece race requires you to make zero mistakes and take a very dangerous shortcut that will through you off the mountain to your death at least a dozen times. It's white-knuckle stuff that you will never, ever use again in the course of the game, and it's been the recipient of more than a few controller tosses.
5. Persona 4 (Fishing): I talked a little bit back about untranslatable cultural idioms between Japan and America, and fishing mini-games is one of those things. The Japanese seem to be willing to drop them into a completely unrelated type of game at the drop of a hat. Of all the ones out there, Persona 4's seems to be the hardest. It requires a split-second timing to set the hook, and an incredible amount of button mashing on top of it.