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I'm all for it, helps to get more out of the experience
 
10 45.45%
Not at all, its not necessary. There are other ways.
 
4 18.18%
(Universal) It depends on what gamer you are.
 
8 36.36%
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08-09-12, 4:59 PM

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Is it necessary for a strategy guide for a game you just bought? (or had a while ago)

thoughts, opinions? please share. (please no flaming, its just a question...)
or answer on the poll.
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08-09-12, 7:23 PM

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I only use them when I'm stuck on a boss or I'm doing extra things. Or after I've beaten the game to see if there is anything I missed... I try not to spoil myself, but sometimes I can't resist >_< I usually get them because I'm a collector.
 
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08-09-12, 7:43 PM

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thats true...
I forgot about that, for collecting reasons. thats quite nice, you must have a large collection of guides huh? not that its anything bad, but I would like to see it. haha
 
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08-10-12, 3:09 AM

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Oh yes, I have so many that I'm actually running out of space in the containers I keep them in! ^^
 
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08-10-12, 7:30 AM

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It's more fun figuring the game out for yourself. Sure, Guides and Walkthroughs help speed things along, but knowone wants to rush thru a good game.

BTW I tweaked the thread title to help get more replies to your poll question. I hope you don't mind.
 
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08-10-12, 6:31 PM

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no I dont mind at all. thanks for making it clearer now! appreciate it! haha
 
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08-13-12, 9:00 PM

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not on my 1st playthru unless i get stuck >.< but ya usually i will make use of a wiki/walkthru for when i go trophy hunting
 
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08-15-12, 5:28 AM

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man, i guess it all depends on what game i get. if its a long game, i'm getting a guide most definitely. but if its a game i can look up on gamefaqs, simple, just look it up on there.
 
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08-18-12, 5:18 PM

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I use it if its my last resort and if im stuck. But I do tend to use them to just find all the extra bosses and all the loot in the game so I can complete it 100%.
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08-19-12, 6:20 PM

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The only time I use a guide is if two conditions are met;
1. I beat the game already on my own
2. I'm going for a 100% or all trophies run

The only exception being if I'm just entirely stumped and stuck to the point I simply can't progress at all and have no other choice aside dropping the game or looking up how to get past whatever it is I'm stuck at.
 
10-02-12, 11:38 PM

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Yes unfortunately lol Its usually not something Im proud out but since I didnt start out gaming that way but more recently its become a habit. I try to do things myself every now and then but usually end up using a guide and sometimes even video walkthroughs on youtube *HidesFaceInShame* because I dont want to miss anything during my 1st playthrough. My 1st playthrough is my last so I always want to complete and collect everything during that time and "finish" the game before setting it down.
 
10-05-12, 9:17 PM

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TallonKarrde23 said:
The only time I use a guide is if two conditions are met;
The only exception being if I'm just entirely stumped and stuck to the point I simply can't progress at all and have no other choice aside dropping the game or looking up how to get past whatever it is I'm stuck at.

This. And even then I'll try not to use a guide, just because it ruins the fun for me .-.
But if I beat the game once or twice, then I'll go ahead and use a guide to see what I missed and what I can get, so there's that
 
10-19-12, 6:21 PM

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are you talking about actually buying strategy guides? lol i dint think anyone buys those why waste the money but yeah i usually search for the guide if im stuck for a while never bought or planning to buy one though.


I don't wanna brag or anything but I'm also i G-rank monster hunter.
 
10-20-12, 3:13 PM

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I think walkthrough's can help alot ezpecially when your in a pinch when your playing a game, does it ruin the experience and the fun of the game? yes but thats the risk you take when doing it.
personally I have two walkthroughs im currently using which is FF13-1 and Harvest Moon, I also had one for ZOE1 too
 
11-11-12, 6:10 PM

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I don't follow walkthroughs unless I am stuck permanently..
 
12-24-12, 11:25 AM

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Well I only use when I really need it when I get stuck somewhere in the game.
 
12-25-12, 3:21 PM

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I normally do if one of the 3 reasons:

A. I am trying to platinum it and there may be missible trophies.
b. If I am stuck some where and I can't figure it out after various attempts.
c. when I actually need help(Like in demon souls)

I couldn't figure out the beginning.
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Well i often use them on RPG or for a special trophy i can get or a hidden one.
 
02-24-14, 8:05 PM

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I bought a hardcover guide for Bayonetta for no good reason.

...Well, I guess I bought it because I was really into the game when it came out. But I haven't really opened it since.

Still, I mainly use online guides (mainly gameFAQs and the Wiki site for said game) for RPGs when I want to know about certain weapons, equipment, spells and stuff like that.
 
02-25-14, 7:24 PM

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I have a hardcover guide for Final Fantasy XIII but totally forgot about it until reading FacelessVixen's post about a hardcover guide for Bayonetta. lol ^^;

Apparently, I bought mine FFXIII guide a few years ago for $10. I have yet to use it but now that I remember about it. I will be using it while playing FFXIII. Thanks FacelessVixen!

Before I use it, I got to find it. I am currently clueless as to where I put it. :(
 
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