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Does using a walkthorugh help you in some sort of way, or are you more of a playthrough person?

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Ever since video games has changed in the gaming community, we have game walkthrough websites, physical and digital game guides, and YouTube videos by other gamers covering 100 percent of a game they're playing to unlock every secret that is available.

 

Does it help you in any sort of way such as watching a video gaining tips on how to beat a boss easily by watching the player in video on how they do it? Does it help you in finding collectibles that you may have missed if you have played a single-player campaign when you started a new game for the first time? Does it help you in unlocking hidden and harder Trophy and Achievements in certain games?

 

For the people who don't bother with using walkthroughs, are you simply interested in playing a video game for the pure enjoyment and not bothered with walkthroughs? Do you simply move on to another game, or go back and play the last one on a higher difficulty setting for a greater challenge that offers you more unlockables when completing them?

 

I believe using video game walkthroughs can be beneficial to me because I see myself as completionist and want unlock everything by meeting every criteria to reach 100% in order to learn about the games' easter eggs and secrets.

 

Does it help you in any sort of way from your own view?

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Nov 24, 2013

I never buy walkthroughs or anything like that, I like to play through the game on my own. I will however look online for some help if I truly am really stuck at a certain part of a game that I'm enjoying.

 

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I only watch walkthroughs for games I don't own/plan on owning, I may watch a video that gives hints or strategies to get pass something difficult though I'm kind of arrogant and like to figure out myself.

 

Only games I replay are games where you can have different experiences like rpgs like Deus Ex: HR, Mass Effect, Kingdoms of Amalur or open world games like GTA V or Just Cause 2. Games I'll play that aren't like the games I mentioned have to be games with nostalgia in them.

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For trophy hunting yes. If game devs insist on putting pointless "go find "X" amount of "Y" types of trophies, i'm not going to spend hours hunting for small objects stuck in off the wall places. ( looking at you assassin's creed) Some of them even acknowledge this by naming the trophy for obtaining all the items something like: "Got walkthrough?" 

 

Other than that, games just aren't hard these days and are pretty easily beaten without outside help.

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I usually play the game thru and if im totally stuck on something for say countless hours, then id try and look it up.
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I use walkthroughs to get trophies since it would be almost impossible for me to achieve 100% without any help. There are moments where I'm stuck in an area in which I can't get past by so there are times when I have to search for videos.

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I do for trophy hunting, especially if the game has collectibles or missable trophies tied to specific chapters/parts. I always look for the walkthrough first but if there isn't one, I just jump into the game head on. I recently platinumed Ratchet and Clank: Into The Nexus without a walkthrough and got about halfway through Knack without one.
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I'll admit though there was one game where I saw a playthough for 3 hours before I played. That game was Heavy Rain uploaded by darksydephil. I couldn't stop watching because he was hilarious and not only that, he convinced me to go buy the game.

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Yes. Escpislly for collectibles.

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Only for trophies.


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