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    What happens when "git gud" should actually occur and you ruin the game for yourself, or playing it with friends if it is a multiplayer (you are indeed now "that guy")? Similarly if games have taught people pattern recognition for sometimes decades then is it surprising when you get good at it and does that in turn break something you were enjoying?
    Today we are looking for examples of games you were enjoying but eventually you saw through the matrix or your grit and determination left you just that good and thus you no longer care to play it. Did you make any house rules, alternative play styles, cheats or similar to try to make it better?

    Examples.
    One of my absolute favourite games on the DS was Puzzle Quest. It took the idea of "what if instead of epic battles in your fantasy RPG you instead won battles by doing a tile matching game" and ran with it. However then the pattern matching thing kicked in and I realised that if I saw a certain pattern of gems in the field which is theoretically random (in reality not so much, whether that is to make up for weak AI or an actual oversight I don't know) I actually knew the next seven or so optimal moves (some battles being less than that or decided by it), and then another optimal set for another common state, and another until I could almost do it on autopilot.

    Another DS favourite is Tetris DS. I played the vs CPU as something to keep my hands busy when watching videos or something. Today it poses no challenge and I have to house rule myself, or go for another version.

    Megadrive bomberman. I know there are better examples of battle mode but it was my main one and thus I still revert to it. However the thing where you wait for an enemy to come from above, know they will lay a bomb (or line thereof) and you go lower and trap them thus ending the confrontation does rather make it something of a one sided affair. Fortunately there are newer entries that follow the art style somewhat.
     
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  3. yusuo

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    Super Mario World on the Snes, I can run through that entire game and barely get hit by anything.
     
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    Have you tried any of the various ROM hacks, randomisers and such like?
    Or are you that good that is it not memory that carries you but reaction speed and knowledge of the mechanics?
     
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and this is in no way bragging that I'm pro-MLG or whatever. It's just that when I play with one or two of my friends, if it's a 1v1 and I'm playing almost any character( we play random a lot ), then I end up destroying them or getting a lucky kill off of something we didn't think should've killed. Like I enjoy playing against people of similar skill level because I want to try and get better to win, but I end up playing dumb or just play gimmicks to try and win in a harder way. And normally playing like that ends up with me SDing a lot.
     
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    HOMM3, the AI is just so bad I always know how to cheese it.
     
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    Tetris, i can not play with my friends anymore
     
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    Xenoblade Chronicles Wii, the game becomes too easy after played it many times, now i use cheats to reduce the exp gained (about 75%) and the game is more challenging.
     
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    This is actually an easy one ... Enter the Gungeon, I played that game maybe every day for about 6 months unlocking everything ... I got good to the point where I could finish the final boss (the lich) without taking a single hit. My one regret is I never got the perfect run but I have been close consistently it was always either the Beholster or the Killer pillars that ended my perfect runs
     
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    A lot of Tetris variants became boring after a while. What was once a desire for difficulty, has become a desire for "this better have Master Mode".
    Tetris Effect is nice to look at, but It gets boring to do endless marathons on it.

    Only Tetris The Grand Master 3 still gives me a tough time.
     
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    mario kart wii, one of my friends owes me a new tv after what happened yesterday.
     
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    I've seen way better so it prob is just muscle memory over nearly 30 years,ive only tried the base game. Randonisers sound fun though
     
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    I got into doing various time-efficiency challenges in Majora's Mask a few years ago. Examples include getting to the moon after one three day cycle (not counting the first three days as a Deku), or getting the Fierce Deity Mask after two cycles.

    I can't really play the game "casually" anymore because of this.
     
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    I'd say Star Fox 64 for me. I've played that game so many times by now that even didn't play it for like 10 years and then tried it again I'd probably still finish each level with a medal.
     
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    Fire Emblem Awakening or Three Houses. Unless you're playing on Lunatic+ mode, the game is so easy to break to pieces. Just get some good supports and pair ups/classes going and the game plays itself.
     
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    Silent Hill, Digimon Rumble Arena, Zelda - Link's Awakening, TF2, and Breath of the Wild. Splatoon 2 as well, because I feel like I'm the only ranked player that's TRYING to win on my team during matches.
     
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    PvE in Soulsborne games, but specifically Demon's Souls and Dark Souls 1. I've got thousands and thousands of hours in all the Soulsborne games, but Demon's Souls and Dark Souls 1 both I've put so much time into them that I just can't play them anymore and enjoy what I'm playing, it's just a chore at this point.

    I was hoping the Demon's Souls "Remake" was going to actually change how the game played so I could scratch my Soulsborne itch, but they didn't "Remake" any of the actual gameplay mechanics so it was just same old same old as the PS3 version :(
     
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    Fable TLC. Thankfully there are mods to make it tougher but even then I beat it pretty easily. I've seen people say it's difficult and others say it's painfully easy, but I've played it into the ground so much I can't really tell which it actually is anymore.

    That said I never ruined it for myself. I still love to replay it. It's just the first game that comes to mind when thinking of being too good at a game.
     
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    Final Fantasy VIII I know how to exploit the GF system and have unbeatable team on disc 1. It is cool but the combat aspect of the game becomes a bit boring.

    Crash Team Racing on the switch, no one want to play with me because I always win.
     
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    This is my problem with my current friend group and Project M

    Now my family back home is still a challenge but I don't get to see them often enough
     
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    my wife beat me once....ONCE..about 8 years ago and she still reminds me about it.
     
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