I realized as I was playing various games that I am tired of some of the stupid functionality ideas that make it repeatedly make it into games With the “Stop Doing This” series. I want to choose various topics and express my distaste to developers for consistently using certain tropes and functional problems in games and out outside of them.

Why do games feel the need to give us cooperative companions without the actual co-op? Who decided it was a good idea that a CPU character should follow us around instead of a player? In this episode of Stop Doing this, we discuss the reason why this game play idea should go to the retirement home.