Games you unintentionally played wrongly

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Feb 19, 2013
  1. FAST6191
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    Starting with the obligatory XKCD
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    Goldeneye- facility level. I would wait for the scientist to appear in the toilets to get the keycard... given that was the level that also gave one of the best cheats (invincibility) it always seemed the time limit there was really harsh.

    Rainbow six vegas- after not playing it for several months and it being the middle of July and friend and I decided to replay it. We had forgotten about cover (some games use cover, this revolves around it)....

    Soul calibur- I almost never block, same applies to most fighting games actually. Made it nice when I got the bonus sword that could not block but had amazing offence.

    That would be the sort of thing I am going for but if you really want to share the "I learned game theory, disassembled the game to learn the algorithms to generate the perfect play and built a controller input with an arduino to play the game for me" style answers that works too. Where "I learned to snake in mario kart" falls I leave to you to decide.

    Also feel free to include some board games, card games and such like.
     
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    Oh, back when I was little, the Simpsons Hit n Run was too difficult for me, so I always had the invincible cheat on.

    Another that I played "wrongly" was the first time I played Pokemon. I used ONE Pokemon through the entire game, and never caught another Pokemon. Until I used the Masterball on Snorlax. (Oh, six year old me...you were so stupid...)
     
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    Like you with fighting games. All offense. Screw defense.

    Pokemon games. Starter (or in the last 2 games, with an electric-type accomplice) only all the way til E4. Remaining slots are for HM slaves. Wait... this IS the wrong way to play em right? O__o

    Monopoly. Various home rules. Which change from time to time :\ Includes building without collecting full set, allowing as much construction as you want as long as you can fork out da moniez, and banning mortgage. If you are outta cash, sell your property or lose. In hindsight, it probably was better. Sped games up a lot.
     
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    Fighting games have defense!?!? :blink:
     
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    Blocking. LOL
     
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    Well...when I was younger I always played games with cheats, and now thinking back to it I keep asking myself, why the hell I did that... :P
    I learned that playing with cheats takes away almost if not all the fun from the game ... making you a "god" in game and play it without any challenge at all .... just flying through to game without any difficulty and such ... is very boring....

    Now I try to convince my little brother too, to play without cheats, but he wouldn't listen... He just refuses to play without them.... The only thing I'm enjoying from this is that he states that he's a "god expert" at games (he thinks this because he always has infinite health on, and never dies...), but when I challenge him to a fight on Street Fighter/Mortal Kombat or any other fighting game we have, I always beat him in like 4-5 hits... :rofl2: and he just rages like hell... xD
    But with this I just want to show him, how the game is much more enjoying, challenging and intense rather then playing it with cheats and be bored after 5 minutes .... :sleep:
    Do you think that it's the right method? :P

    P.S.
    And back then I played only on Easy or Very Easy difficulty D: later discovering that I made a huge mistake, because on harder difficulties the games were much more challenging and fun, at least in my opinion... :P
     
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    Rollercoaster Tycoon when I was a kid. Sandbox mode, try to make the most dangerous attractions and/or kill the most visitors. Also give them odd names to match. Throw someone named I in the water and the popup would say "I drowned" or something to that effect.

    Oh, and all RTS games ever. Skirmish, enemy on easiest difficulty and just spend half an hour doing nothing but building a giant base. In Command and Conquer, proceed by stealing the enemies tank factory, build a mobile base, drive it to your own base and go build all buildings of both factions.

    And I used to starter only in Pokemon as well. The offense > defense thing is something I still do, lol.
     
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    Got another one.

    League of Legends. Solo AI only. Ranging from 1v1, 1v5, 5v5. All in the name of practice to hopefully increase win rate in PvP mode.
     
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    Same with the fighting games, never usually block.

    Crysis, while it's totally possible to just run and gun and kill everyone on most of the levels I like to sneak past and snipe only the ones that get in my way. Doesn't really work on the later levels, so I'm having difficulty adjusting to gunning everything.

    I also used to play Pokemon with just a starter and everyone else being HM slaves. Then I went and leveled up another Pokemon with my starter as a backup, and now I actually pick a team and level them up that way. Which also has a pattern now, I'll have an HM slave, a Psychic type, water type, fire type, any normal that can learn electric, fire, and ice attacks then whomever else I have an interest in. Usually my starter will end up being the fire/water type, so I have a bit of leeway in terms of team selection. Holy fuck I play Pokemon too much.

    Call of Duty, I don't call everyone a faggot then rage when I'm losing.

    I don't think I've ever done an entire playthrough of Half Life 2 without using one cheat. Oops.

    The first time I play RPGs I'll do the main quest only, then get around to the side quests after I beat the main story. Beat Skyrim in like...6 or 7 hours at quite a low level.
     
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    So much this. I would always develop the base and research everything, and only then would I start working on attack units. What's the point of building those small squishable fucks when I can research and go straight to tanks :ha: I got better, but I still like the stupid AI in single player games that pretty much ignores whatever I do until my base is almost touching theirs :ha:
     
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    Love Plus. I didn't date any of the girls.
     
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    I'll use glitches in RPG games to proceed with the game esp. if that game is more fun with glitches or if the games too difficult without them. An example would be the Fable series(1/2/3) there's a ton of glitches that can help with stealing items, making an insane amount of gold, or max the majority of your skills with little effort.

    If you've ever played Morrowind, Oblivion, or Skyrim you've most likely cheated to max your skills, at least I do. I can't imagine not using some way to level your skills without using some trick.
     
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    For the longest time I didn't really know how to play games like Oblivion and Fallout 3. It took me a while to get into the groove of things and realize how to do everything. Get supplies, invest points properly, stuff like that. Nowadays it's really second nature to me in big open world games.

    I wasn't really knowledgeable on fighters in the beginning but now I'm adequate. I'll play it with friends at least.
     
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    You know what? I take it back. Playing fighting games without blocking IS the way it should be. Blocking is now for wusses :P
     
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    First ever time i played Ocarina of time, i didnt get the fire cloak and did the entire fire temple (boss included) using a combination of fairies in bottles and speed to stay alive. (i kept telling myself that i would find the cloak IN the dungeon somewhere lol) Also, once you beat that dungeon you cannot re-get the red cloak. It wont let you buy it or get it the normal way.

    For about 60hours into Disgaea, i never knew that the "front" of the desk in the castle sold weapons. Untill that point i had used the item world and unlocked weapons for my characters, i knew the desk sold armor but i didnt know the other side had weapons. I really have no idea how i didnt notice this for so long (i was in a rush to play it first time and didnt pay attention
     
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    On RTS games the same but then playing lunchtime rounds of age of empires during work experience cured me and mine of that.

    Pokemon I will make an exception for, mainly as those people that talk about ev training scare me worse than guilds/alliances types in mmo games. Similarly it works so what is wrong with that?

    Bethesda games- I put in about 70 hours to Skyrim.
    Did not earn shout 1. Same applies to pretty much everything else- do the start mission and then go sideways, indeed it is often only my doing a random mission at one point that I get put onto story missions. The worst for that for me is probably still might and magic though.
    I rarely go in for the minmax stuff however, I will "confess" to finding the best stealth person and moving around when hidden next to them.

    Games with cheats.... all I mainly want to do here is contrast that to the more modern stuff that still has "collectibles" in hard to reach places.
     
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    Oh, I know one like that. In Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, I cleared the water dungeon without getting the cleansing ring thing first, which stops the area from draining your health. I had to use a spell that halved damage and wait for ages in safe spots to regain health and mana. Not to mention that I was supposed to do a different area first, so I was underleveled as well.
     
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    I used to cheat at games all the time. Especially Pokemon and GTA games, I never played any of those without chests until Black/White and IV respectively. I have every cheating device from every system I ever owned somewhere around here. I still use them sometimes even, though now it's to see unused content or where the games logic dies from sequence breaking. And to have a bit of fun in certain games I'll still cheat a bit after beating the game, for example in Second Sight there's a level where enemies never stop spawning that never gets boring to screw around in with infinite Psi-Energy.

    And you can add me to the list of people who never block in fighting games, though not for long because I have started to recently.
     
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    I say Pokémon, interesting you ask.

    In the past I played Pokémon and caught the 'cool' ones which were not strong at all. The legendaries were 'very strong' always, like Zapdos, but now looking back they were not at all.

    I played many RGP games on the wrong way if I think about it, like Final Fantasy, etc.(yeah I can't remember what games I've played) I also play shooters the wrong way and I always will.
     

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