When is an innovation not an innovation? When everyone hates it, some of you undoubtedly answered. In today's Fair Game column, we take a look at some of the worst innovations in gaming history. See if you agree before adding your thoughts to the list in the comments.
1. Edible Armor: The idea being that backpacks looked silly and ruined one’s attempt to cut an adventuresome dash, one needed a way to do without them. Alas, adventurers have an unfortunate tendency to injury, and healing draughts simply have to go somewhere. Several attempts (and much chafing) later, and the idea for eating one’s own armor was born. If injured, one could simply start snapping off (and snacking on) one’s pauldrons. Edible Armor was available in three styles: Matzo Mail, Jerky Jerkins and Flowing Robes of Ramen; eventually discontinued after the invention of pockets.
Read more of Lisa Jonte's Fair Game: The 12 Least Popular Game Innovations of All Time.