Am I the only one who doesn't like to use walkthroughs, strategy guides and/or any other means of so-called help (**cough** cheating **cough**) when playing video games? Playing video games using methods such as these is like being a professional wrestler, sure you’re in the match but when all is said and done did you really accomplish anything worthwhile…besides manhandling another sweaty dude in his underwear.
Now I'm talking about on my
first play through, the second time around, have at it and cheat like Tiger
Woods did on his wife...or like the Republicans did in the 2000 election. I kid
Republicans; I really love you, so please don't axe me...or leave me hanging
like a chad!
I just like to play and beat
the game on my own; it feels like I actually accomplished something when I do. I
know there are people who claim it enhances the overall experience, and to
those people I would say bull donkey (sorry for the profanities) you are just
lazy, impatience and a girlyman (I can be pretty scrappy when I’m behind a
I just never saw the reason,
it's kind of like reading the book then seeing the movie...there's just no
point. Honestly I don’t get the whole “reading” thing in the first place…not
when there’s perfectly good movies out there…but to each their own I guess.
If you don’t want to play the
game the way it was intended to be played, then why don’t you just watch
someone else play from the sidelines…you can be the waterboy and/or even the
cheering section. Think about it, it would be like watching a movie…you could
have your bucket of butter-drenched popcorn in your lap and a super double gulp
Mountain Dew by your side while you watch all the fun play out, and you
wouldn’t even have to worry about getting the controller all greasy.
I'm not trying to condemn
anyone who prefers this method, it's just not for me...so please don't hate me
for my opinion…or beat me up. As far as I’m concerned playing this way is like
an unsharpened pencil…it’s pointless.
Another thing, the games of
today award players achievements/trophies when they do something special in the
game (for the most part anyway), so by using a guide and/or some other form of
cheat kind of makes me feel like Milli Vanilli...or better yet Mark McGwire. Now
I know people would be none the wiser when they checked out my
achievements/trophies lists…but I would know and that’s all that matters.