Kotaku - Games have rules. It’s sort of their “thing.” But just because a game suggests you’re supposed to play it one way doesn’t mean you can’t come up with some rules of your own.
Whether you do it consciously or not, you probably restrict the way you play games. Maybe you force yourself to live with questionable decisions in a story-based RPG, or maybe you don’t let yourself spam a first-person shooter’s most overpowered weapon. Maybe you raise or lower the difficulty depending on the area you’re exploring.