Should you feel ashamed if you can't beat a game on your own and have to use a guide when you're stuck?

Should you feel ashamed if you can't beat a game on your own and have to use a guide when you're stuck?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >some people are so dumb they need to read a book to play a videogame

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      See? That's what I'm talking about

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        those aren't even tough games. I don't get normies, man. When they tell you to "read books" it's always this kind of stupid shit that you could condense to a Ganker post. Those games are hilariously easy, you don't even need a guide apart from secrets or a handful of hard to find, tough or bugged quests. A Ganker post would be enough to summarize that information.
        When it comes to "hard" games like Witcher 2, Dark Souls, Divinity, etc. you can just list the order in which you ought to defeat the enemies, starting with the easiest ones. Again, just a few paragraphs and a list or two.
        Reminds me of that crap midwits read, e.g. NYT bestsellers, YA novels, other fiction, etc. All of that could be condensed in just a few paragraphs. Fricking waste of time.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          t. zoomer who missed the golden days of great game guides that were just fun to read along as you play and immersed you even more.

          i miss my old silent hill and metal gear guides. piggyback was king then

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Take Dark Souls 1 for example, a "hard" game.
          >list the various paths you could take to ring the bells
          >go to anor londo
          >then kill the lords
          >kill the end boss
          then mention secrets, 1-5 simple builds, some exploits/cheeses (like shooting off that dragon's tail to get the noob sword), shortcuts (the goat demon one), farm locations, and that's it. How the frick do you need 200+ pages for this shit? You could do it in 1 Ganker paragraph, or 1-5. Even a full Ganker thread is still something like 10-20 pages.

          t. zoomer who missed the golden days of great game guides that were just fun to read along as you play and immersed you even more.

          i miss my old silent hill and metal gear guides. piggyback was king then

          Dumb child.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I play on easy, use cheats, abuse quick save, look up a walkthrough for any puzzle/boss that stymies me for more than 30 seconds. For any secret content/ending that requires a ton of grinding, I look it up on youtube

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i had the strategy guide for ffx
    loved looking through it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        damnit. i destroyed mine

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These days? Sure. Because its just about looking something up.

    Back in the day however, guides were more like accompanying literature. Like a literal "guide" to the world you're engaging in. No surprise that some games actually came with them. Like Terranigma for example.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >when you're stuck?
    What modern game has "stuck" parts? This isn't the DOS era with Sierra games that made no sense. "Use coin on hole" or some cryptic garbage you weren't meant to figure out without hours of trial and error.

    Or the NES era of hard for the sake of hard games where there is realistically only one way to approach a final stage if you want to have a chance of winning.

    Most modern games have arrows telling you where to go or a voice giving you clues. Has anyone been stuck in a game in the last decade (that wasn't a "souls" game)?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Has anyone been stuck in a game in the last decade (that wasn't a "souls" game)?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >about to solve puzzle
      >character I'm playing as "huh, maybe I should push this block...?
      >uninstall shit game

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Jedi Fallen Order
        >Take ~1 minute of looking around at a puzzle room
        >Figure it out and start moving blocks
        >LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE STUCK PRESS DPAD DOWN TO ACTIVATE CLIPPY

        SHUT THE FRICK UP JESUS

        If there's anything nu-Raider did right it was allowing you to disable all the hints. Vocal hints? Gone. Bird shit on ledges? Gone. UI hints? Fricking gone.
        It was a bit of a problem how puzzles weren't designed to be done without hints in the first place but it was better than not really having any.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For a lot of people game guides ware kinda a novelty they liked to collect.
    Few people would read one on the first play-thru. Like usually only for collecting achievements.
    It was also the reason why so many games had collectibles that only gave you achievements and nothing else.
    I recently replayed Alan Wake and that game had like several kinds of collectibles and none of them gave you anything for complication other than achievements.
    Like really out of place impossible to find all on first play-thru kind of collectibles.
    So you would buy game guides for platinum/1000/1000.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Guides are not for people getting stuck but for people who want to 100% a game.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Then what a person that got stuck suppose to do?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In most games you get stuck because you are shit at the game on a basic skill level not because the game doesn't tell you what to do.
        I can only see getting stuck in moon logic point and click games. But game guides ware not as popular when that was a thing.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          So what am I suppose to do when I got stuck you stupid nigget?

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the strategy guides for bloodborne, sekiro and dark souls 3 all cost over 150€

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People collect them
      They're really cool books in their own right

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no
        get an artbook

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nah they're just extremely low print thats why
        look at the elden ring strategy guides they are actually usefull and yet they still sell for 40€ because they printed hundreds of thousands of them

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      mfw when about 2years ago I bought DS3 official guide and steelbook edition game for 40€

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends upon the game.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you're playing a pre ps1 era game and you don't have access to the manual, it's fine
    anything past that is a sign of deep brain tissue moronation

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      have a nice day homosexual

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nta but he's right.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          So what am I suppose to do when I'm stuck at something?

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >spending $15 for a guide that says "just use Seth lmao"

    Still better than the official Final Fantasy 9 guide.
    >just have internet lmao
    Why the frick would I buy a physical guide if I require easy access to internet?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >just have internet lmao
      i don't get it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The final fantasy 9 strategy guide would tell you to go to their online site (playonline.com or something) for almost everything you would actually want in a guide. The rest of the guide itself was barebones.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nah who cares, they're just games. That forza 3 guide looks cool btw, it probably has detailed car and track info.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on the guide. Some video games - especially older ones - can be pretty much impossible to beat without a guide. But for those in your pic, yeah, you're moronic for buying a guide.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >spending money on guides when some autismo on GameFaqs always makes a better one for free

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >not knowing the feeling of thumbing through a physical guide checking out all the cool tips and pictures.

      I support gamefaqs but physical guides from the past were soulful.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        On the flip side, a guy in his basement drawing dungeon maps and adding some embellishments for chapter titles with nothing but text has its own charm to it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I love mapping out text adventure games

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not all of us with internet had easy access to it.
      We had internet but the computer was in the family room, so a guide was nice so I would have to run downstairs constantly for reference.
      >just print a GameFAQs guide moron
      I did that at school and got banned from using the computer lab for a year.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do you guys assume people read guides / walkthroughs because they're bad at the game and not just for fun

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    seeking help in matters that you failed countless times to accomplish is no reason to shame, anon

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >seeking help in matters that you failed countless times to accomplish is no reason to shame, anon
      It is

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        experiencing shame is a waste and only morons feel this useless emotion.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          have a nice day

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >this homosexual feels shame and can't handle chads existing without it.

            go take that shame and continue being pathetic.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              If you need externak help to accomplish anything, you're fricking loser

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                its amazing how stupid of a statement this is. You use external help to become a function adult. You literally can not do anything without the external help. holy shit you are fricking moronic.

                With your mentality. You can never google anything, read a book by someone else, look at pictures by someone else, you can't buy food grown by someone else, you can't own a car, you cant own a house. Pure moronation.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Taking external help from any source will paint you as weak and incompetent, especially if you're a male
                You are NOT expect to ask anyone for help.
                It will make people think lesser of you, even if they not show it or tell you that directly

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to collect N64 and PS1 guidebooks as a kid because I liked the artwork in them.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hate shit like missables, where i would occasionally use a guide online. My first time is always blind though.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some games are just too bullshit or hide really good rewards behind cryptic shit. Yes it's cool as frick if you manage to find it on your own. Yes it's lame as shit if you miss it and wonder why you got the bad ending.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Oh, you bought a guide book?
    >Well, too bad for you

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can understand buying them to learn more about the gameworlds lore or if they have nice artwork in them, but if you use one to actually "beat" the game your a massive pleb

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >game doesn't tell me what to do
      >hurr durr if you use a guide you're a pleb!
      People like you make these games and people like you should be lynched

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >found the moronic zoomer that gives up after a few two tries and then asks reddit how to do it
        no, you should be lynched

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not gonna waste my time on your shitty slop.
          If the game doesn't respect my time, it's not worth my time.
          Quest markers exist for a reason. Implement them, or frick off
          I refuse to play your shitty game if I have to use ANY external help

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >"if a game doesn't hold my hand, it's wasting my time"
            >I refuse to play your shitty game if I have to use ANY external help

            all you have to do is use your brain bro, lol

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              There's a difference between holding someone hand and providing player with all the right tools to progress

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You can't expect the developer to provide you with a brain, mate

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I provided your mother with my load, homosexual

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So, you are the kind of moron who just skips every dialogue, got it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If I wanted to read, I'll get a fricking book.
          Games are to be PLAYED.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stuck? How could I be stuck? I read the guide before ever putting in the disc.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Frick adrenaline bar. There literally is no time to explore and find hidden shit, after the first level.

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