Wouldn't strategy guides make things boring?

Oct 29, 2017
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Whether it be Final Fantasy II or any of the other ones, it seems like figuring things out on your own is the whole fun. I mean, when I'm playing Mario that seems to be the case. However, though, when I'm a point when I really want to beat a game and I simply have no clue, it's nice to go online and look up some moves - either via a website or YouTube.
 
Oct 24, 2017
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Whether it be Final Fantasy II or any of the other ones, it seems like figuring things out on your own is the whole fun. I mean, when I'm playing Mario that seems to be the case. However, though, when I'm a point when I really want to beat a game and I simply have no clue, it's nice to go online and look up some moves - either via a website or YouTube.
I agree that figuring things out when playing a game is fun but when you play the same level over and over again and not being able to pass to the next level will make the game boring.

Strategy guides don't make the game boring, they help players pass a difficult point. Strategy guides are also optional and not every player needs to use them. :D
 
Oct 24, 2017
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I think there is a reason they are added there. Some of the gamers can't find their own way around this. And for this reason alone they need to be there. You may find that some of the time such guides make it boring. But it's worth having there from what I have seen. It's not that bad.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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The internet is full of cheats and hints. This pertains to almost all the famous games. It is up to us whether we want to look at them or not. I don't say that we should look at the tutorials at the start of the level. But, there are times when we get badly stuck up. Inspite of all the game plan and the strategy things don't seem to work out. In this case, taking help from the hints is justified. There are times when we stop playing a game all because we get bored of trying again and again. These cheats help us to maintain the interest and momentum in a particular game.
 
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The internet is full of cheats and hints. This pertains to almost all the famous games. It is up to us whether we want to look at them or not. I don't say that we should look at the tutorials at the start of the level. But, there are times when we get badly stuck up. Inspite of all the game plan and the strategy things don't seem to work out. In this case, taking help from the hints is justified. There are times when we stop playing a game all because we get bored of trying again and again. These cheats help us to maintain the interest and momentum in a particular game.
This is indeed true. Most of the internet is into the hacking the games.And also this has gone a lot of higher with mods and stuff. But I am guessing that applies to every game. And genuine people continue to play the games. So it's not something that is an issue for sure. We just have to learn to live around this.
 
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The internet is full of cheats and hints. This pertains to almost all the famous games. It is up to us whether we want to look at them or not. I don't say that we should look at the tutorials at the start of the level. But, there are times when we get badly stuck up. Inspite of all the game plan and the strategy things don't seem to work out. In this case, taking help from the hints is justified. There are times when we stop playing a game all because we get bored of trying again and again. These cheats help us to maintain the interest and momentum in a particular game.
Exactly! It is up to us to check the hints or not. It is good to always learn from the more experienced because we can't know everything when we are completely new at something. The hints also helps to save on time and it prevents us from getting bored with a new game.

It is also not for famous games only. It is for all games.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Exactly! It is up to us to check the hints or not. It is good to always learn from the more experienced because we can't know everything when we are completely new at something. The hints also helps to save on time and it prevents us from getting bored with a new game.

It is also not for famous games only. It is for all games.
There are many who follow the cheats regularly. Such kind of people doesn't like to get stuck up in any part of the game. They want to keep moving ahead at a regular pace. These people are only concerned with completing the game, irrespective of the methods taken.
 
Oct 24, 2017
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I think there is a reason they are added there. Some of the gamers can't find their own way around this. And for this reason alone they need to be there. You may find that some of the time such guides make it boring. But it's worth having there from what I have seen. It's not that bad.
There is a reason why cheats and walkthroughs are posted on sites and on YouTube. It all comes down to why we want to use them. I would imagine that using cheats sometimes makes the game interesting. Some cool objects appear and make your attack stronger while at the same time retaining your zeal for the game. If your intention is only to get through the game as fast as possible, you may end up getting bored before even completing all levels. Some levels are unusually difficult and you absolutely need to use a cheat or watch a walkthrough video. It is however not the same for every gamer. Some people will find all levels easy and respect to them!
 
Nov 10, 2017
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I would never even think about getting one or using one until absolutely necessary, and even then I am not sure I actually have ever depended on one. I agree it just seems to take the mystery out of it.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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There is a reason why cheats and walkthroughs are posted on sites and on YouTube. It all comes down to why we want to use them. I would imagine that using cheats sometimes makes the game interesting. Some cool objects appear and make your attack stronger while at the same time retaining your zeal for the game. If your intention is only to get through the game as fast as possible, you may end up getting bored before even completing all levels. Some levels are unusually difficult and you absolutely need to use a cheat or watch a walkthrough video. It is however not the same for every gamer. Some people will find all levels easy and respect to them!
I completely agree that there are some levels which can be cleared only after following a particular action or object. Moreover, the required action and object is hidden somewhere and not easily accessible. In these cases cheats are the only resorts that can help us to pass through. Following the cheats is sometimes better than quitting the game forever.
 
Nov 29, 2017
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I think yes it will make the game boring if you already know what to do and what is next. There will be no thrill for me if I watch or read the walktrhough of the game, its like watching movies that you already know the story. I want to solve the hidden items and quests by myself.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I think yes it will make the game boring if you already know what to do and what is next. There will be no thrill for me if I watch or read the walktrhough of the game, its like watching movies that you already know the story. I want to solve the hidden items and quests by myself.
I agree. The fun associated with making new discoveries all by self is incomparable. Only a true gamer can understand the real importance of dealing with tough phases of any game. The Final Fantasy game series offers many such occasions. The real gaming spirit lies in consistent trying with different game plans. One should keep exploring each and every area of the game plot to find hidden items.
 
Oct 24, 2017
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There are many who follow the cheats regularly. Such kind of people doesn't like to get stuck up in any part of the game. They want to keep moving ahead at a regular pace. These people are only concerned with completing the game, irrespective of the methods taken.
I think cheats were designed for the testers to test out the game limits. So it's something that can happen for most games. Otherwise testing becomes hard and slow. I think if testers leak the cheat then yes that could be one problem.
 
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I think cheats were designed for the testers to test out the game limits. So it's something that can happen for most games. Otherwise testing becomes hard and slow. I think if testers leak the cheat then yes that could be one problem.
Can you please elaborate what you mean by testers for testing the game limits? I cannot understand your point.
 
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Can you please elaborate what you mean by testers for testing the game limits? I cannot understand your point.
Every game designed goes through quality control process. Testers are the one checking if any game has bugs. Like not opening starting or something. Finding faults in the game. So that's a good option for making a better games. In that case you can see that testers are the one who do this work. That's why cheats and strategy guides.
 
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Yes indeed, making your own way throughout the game is really exciting and fun. But sometimes, I can say struggle is real man, there are times that you really don't know what to do, even if you try harder, this is where walkthroughs and guides becomes handy.
 
Nov 10, 2017
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I have always wondered what it would be like to be a tester. It sounds great but for some reason I can see it kind of ruining things for me, but maybe it depends on the game.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I think some people take video games to serious sometimes(hardcore gamers)-but to me it's just entertainment and fun-so I am not going get bent out of shape. I think I would get a few pointers from YouTube-but I would like to just figure it out myself over time-but I understand those people that want to win at video games, or darts,or other sports, because it may just be their nature though?
 
Oct 24, 2017
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Walkthroughs also save you time since you will not get lost.
I think walkthroughs on the youtube and the other places save a lot of time. And you don't make mistakes. And learn how to deal with the enemies. So surely that's something we can try out in the process to learn games.
 
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