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Submitted by pinwheelherman 783d ago | opinion piece

At What Point Do You Turn to FAQs and Guides?

MasonicGamer.com - We’ve all been there before when playing a video game. You know - stuck. We swear we’ve checked everywhere, but nothing seems to trigger that next cutscene and advance the game. We’re sure we’ve done all we can, but haven’t moved beyond this point in hours. Thankfully, before we remove the game from the system and throw it against a wall, we have a large number of resources to turn to: Strategy guides, FAQs, walkthroughs and forums will always point us in the right direction, but I can’t help but feel a little guilty whenever I resort to them.

This aspect of gaming has changed so much over the years. As a kid, there was very little information available to help with games. Sure, there were expensive strategy guides and the even-more-expensive Nintendo Hotline, but most of the tips and tricks I learned were acquired in the schoolyard. Back then, I’d absorb every little tidbit I could that may help me advance in a game, but these days, I only seek advice if I really need it. Of course, sometimes I need it right away. (Culture)

Jek_Porkins  +   783d ago
Usually if there is a puzzle or something like that in a game and I have tried for hours I'll check a Youtube walkthrough. Cool thing about the Wii U is that you can bring up walkthroughs on the Gamepad while you are playing.
Cerv-Clash  +   783d ago
depends. When I finish the game for the first time and I want to do better or find secrets for the 2nd run then that's when use guides
wishingW3L  +   783d ago
games these days put everything in front of your face. Faqs and guides are useless now.
KnightRobby  +   783d ago
When you're playing Dark Souls (just kidding). Seriously though, Dark Souls' community thrives because of their Wiki. It's actually very interesting.

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