1. Too much time between save points during difficult parts, this includes hour long boss battles. If I die, I don't want to replay the same long stretch again and again...
2. Forced time wasting. I don't mind big maps or mazes, just don't send me from one end to the other on foot. Give me a quick movement option. Don't put in stupid long cut scenes or fill the game with cut scenes every 5 minutes. I want to actually play the game.
3.jumping puzzles in games that shouldn't have them. I don't want to have to jump to a small platform, backflip off the ledge, swing off the pole and the land on the one rock on the lake. Especially because your camera sucks and your jumping controls were limited to jumping onto a crate the entire game leading up to this point.