Can I just say right here that the “Reach the observation room” platforming sequence toward the end of AC IV: Black Flag is utter bullshit? And why MUST one start over at the beginning every freaking time when one fails, and watch an unskippable mini in-game cutscene? It’s maddening. Devs, please put checkpoints in these things FFS.
Particularly annoying is the fact that the stupid camera controls in this particular sequence do not let you line up your view in order to make a jump onto a narrow platform which if you miss, you fall to your death (and then have to repeat a bunch of stuff just to get back to the same spot). You might object that you can’t do the camera lineup thing because there’s a wall behind the character. Big deal, make the wall transparent like ONI did back in 2000 or so.
Another one that I remember from a game of yore was in Turok Dinosaur Hunter on the N64 back when. You had to jump from the top of one column to the other. At least in that one I don’t believe said columns were moving, unlike the platforms in AC Black Flag.
What others come to mind, Qt3 Hivemind?