Games you play with your own rules

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by FAST6191, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Jacklack3

    Jacklack3 ( ゚ヮ゚) buddie was here

    Oct 6, 2015
    In your basement Dick Size: 5 meters.
    In Super Mario Odyssey sometimes I parkour my way on different buildings (without touching the ground). It's pretty relaxing. :)
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  2. Issac

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    As some might have seen in my signature, I enjoy RetroAchievements which I think is a way to add a few rules to a game. Sure, some games have lazy achievements that just follows the story of the game, but then there are a few more interesting ones that limits you as a player. Beat Zelda without picking up some specific item, or beat some specific stage in Super Mario World without touching a wall, block or enemy. Those are fun ways to have some meta rules that you don't have to come up with yourself :)

    Then I've seen a lot of videos of trying to beat Mario games without touching any coins, or without pressing right, and so on. Never tried it myself but it sounds like a fun challenge.

    House rules are fun. Especially once you feel that you've beaten a game as it was intended, in my opinion.
  3. cracker

    cracker Nyah!

    Aug 24, 2005
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    I usually tend to get sucked into starting the 'game' of messing with a game's code/values and/or writing tools to assist in it. Sometimes I have more fun altering code/values on 'closed systems' than playing the games themselves.
  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
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    I must admit I do start putting together things like and AI patterns by default, and then figuring out what I would change to make it better. Not just for Final Fantasy clones either but random adventure/puzzle flavour of the month as well.
  5. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

    Jan 26, 2016
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    In Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories in Reverse/Rebirth mode, I would limit my Map Card use to exact number and make higher amount/later in list the priority. For Dragon Ball Xenoverse/2's 1 vs 1 online battles, me and my buddies have an unwritten rule where you don't use items.
  6. hamohamo

    hamohamo GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 16, 2017
    i mean cool but that will result in intoxication in abt 3 minigames
  7. Shrike

    Shrike GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 10, 2018
    I never talked about alcohol, did I ?

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  8. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    I tried such a thing with Ipecac syrup once... fool me once.
  9. Vhestal

    Vhestal Advanced Member

    Feb 16, 2019
    Betwix the Twilight
    Every Pokemon there is;

    -Female/male only Dex with the exception of single gender Pokemon.
    -Use only disadvantageous Pokemon.

    Every JRPG there is;

    -Do not use any of the items that you can get from the Overworld/chests/events unless absolutely needed and use one the ones that you can buy or loot at monsters.
    -Use only the Protagonist.
    -Reach every nook and cranny of the immediate area unless its impossible to do so.
  10. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    Hmm...I can recall three, but I'm sure I'm forgetting many.

    One is somewhat mentioned: monopoly. We always played that you can't buy stuff the first round. While it evens out for the advantage the first player has (you'd always see: the first player goes and buys a street; the second throws exactly the same thing and has to cough up money for the very same action), it isn't any less lucky.

    Then there is doom 2, and a rather specific one. You see, the game didn't really feature Z-axis because it auto-aimed up or down when an enemy was in front of you. The exception was the end boss: you had to time your rockets perfectly fine so it'll flew in some giant goatskull's brain. This was pretty hard...unless you "cheated" by taping a crosshair on your monitor. I had done this...but come to think of it: I still hold a lifelong grudge to my brother because he must've hit the screen with a knife or a scissor or something...because at one point the monitor had a small hole in it at EXACTLY THAT LOCATION. :angry:

    The latter was rollercoaster tycoon and its sequel. Sure, you COULD build a nice and friendly park that aims to entertain the guests. But it was more fun to me and my friends to make the most dangerous and vomit-inducing ride possible. and my friends had conversations that went like this (spoilered because it's quite long):
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
  11. medoli900

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    I love doing a wedlocke challenge in Pokémon. I ignore the gender restriction, and I play with the usual nuzlocke dupe clause.
  12. krabscode

    krabscode Member

    Feb 19, 2019
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    I play Halo CE on MCC to kick off summer with 3 cans of pop, and I get a new pop each time I beat a mission on legendary in any game or finish as MVP in multiplayer.
  13. Foxchild

    Foxchild Goomba Overlord

    Apr 13, 2013
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    When my daughter plays Fortnite, she immediately goes for a hamster ball, then rolls off in search of some hapless soul to grapple onto. Also, for her, Breath of the Wild is basically a horse raising sim.
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