7 Awesome Abilities That Were More Trouble Than They Were Worth

Published 19 days ago by Andy Farrant

Flip the bird

Sometimes in videogames you will often find yourself in possession of a weapon or ability that seems great at first, only to discover that when you use it, it's more trouble than it's worth. Here are just some of the times we've encountered that very thing.

Take air support in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, for example, which sounds awesome, but in reality is anything but.

Call in air support on your iDroid and your helicopter pilot Pequod storms in, playing his music at full volume and starts strafing everything in sight with miniguns, which alerts everyone to your presence, causes a load of mayhem, and stops you being able to score a perfect S rank on the mission.

He then usually gets shot down, costing you a bunch of money. Cheers Pequod.

Previously on Outside Xbox: 7 Heroes Who Lived Long Enough to Become the Villain: Commenter Edition

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Andy Farrant
Andy is co-editor at Outside Xbox, enjoys difficult moral decisions and fights like a cow. You might remember him from such defunct Xbox video channels as Inside Xbox.

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