View Full Version : To Cheat or Not To Cheat...
April 4th, 2002, 09:36 AM
Not all games require them... The mindless shoot to kill scenerios come to mind or some racing games - but what about it?
Whether it be for the PC or the consoles, do you ever feel the need for a little help? And what form does it take on?
Do you scan the net for the latest hints and tricks - or better yet, the cheat codes that seem to accompany some of the harder games? Or do you just chuck it all at the beginning - buy the strategy guide and say to hell with it, I'm doing the walkthrough?
I guess there is the other option of starting it out from scratch honestly, playing right up to the frustration point and THEN finding out how to advance in the game... smile.gif What say you? How honest are we when we play these things? (And speaking of that - are we going to need a strategy guide for Necroscope when it comes out?) :D
April 4th, 2002, 10:08 AM
Well, it is nice having some sort of a FAQ or manual when it comes to games, especially when you are totally lost. Cheats I don't like using, yes they are nice to have in case you have problems from a bug in the program and have to get out of something you might be stuck in like a wall. But to have cheats to be invincible, or to breeze through the game, takes all the fun out of it.
But it all depends on the game itself. Most of the time fans of a game will eventually make a website or just a walk-through file of a game for other's to have if they want. Myself, I think the programmers have done their job by making the game itself and they shouldn't be obligated to get into alot of detail for step-by-step instructions on how to get through their game.
But too, if they plan on having answering questions on how people like their games, then it would be a good idea to have a basic FAQ area since there will be many folks asking 'How do I do this?' or 'Where do I go now?'
EDIT: Drats... forgot the Necroscope question... Unless there are many items that you really need to get through each level or (of course too, not exactly sure how this game will be, as in RPG fashion, etc) or you have to go in this section before going to that section and it isn't explained in the game itself, then no, would much rather go through it myself as the game was intended and programmed as.
[ April 04, 2002, 07:13 AM: Message edited by: Ema ]
April 4th, 2002, 04:53 PM
I have been known to use cheats, but hey, I am Wamphyri OH HA HA HA HA HA
Seriously though, if I do resort to cheats it's normally because I'm stuck and have tried and tried, but can't get anywhere. Normally hate using them though because it robs me of that satisfaction when I can complete a game without using them.
As for the Necroscope? Dunno, I say lets do without cheats/walkthroughs, at least to start off with.
Maybe an idea for a poll though?
April 4th, 2002, 09:01 PM
All for cheating!
Well, not always... codes for getting infinite lives, or infinite fire-power... just makes a game boring and loses the 'satisfaction factor'.
But for things like the Final Fantasy games, I do like having a strategy guide by my side... not so much to lead me by the hand through the game, but I just hate missing anything! And I still get as much, if not more, enjoyment from the game!
So go ahead and cheat I say... you're only cheating yourself, true...but if you don't mind, then who cares! tongue.gif
April 4th, 2002, 10:06 PM
Cheating is good.... except in multi-player games, then it kills the point... I mean, you regenerate anyway... so, what's the point of immortality or never-ending ammunition?
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