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January 22nd, 2009, 1:19 PM
Do you ever use walkthroughs for games?

Do you use them when you're in trouble, or stuck in a particular part of the game, or you use them just to make your gaming experience easier?

I don't use walkthroughs, unless I'm really really stuck in a game. I'd rather find everything myself out. But once I finish a game, I'll use one so I can complete the game 100%.

January 22nd, 2009, 6:22 PM
I don't ever buy Walkthroughs, but I do skim through Gamefaqs when I reach a point in a game that I simply can't beat.

January 22nd, 2009, 6:37 PM
Yea I use walkthroughs from gamefaqs only when I am stuck at some point of the games but sometimes i use them just to finish a game quickly xD

January 22nd, 2009, 6:40 PM
Um I don't normally use them but then I don't play a lot of games..
Only if it is for a reference or a specific part of the game. I never use them before completing the game though..

January 22nd, 2009, 6:46 PM
I only make usage of them I need to collect certain missable items. Otherwise, I always venture around in games without walkthroughs, even if I get stuck. I usually figure out how to advance in the story anyway. :<

January 22nd, 2009, 6:49 PM
No, I don't use at all... Though, if I get very stuck, I just go to handy-dandy Gamfaqs! ;)

January 22nd, 2009, 7:58 PM
I used to buy Nintendo Power player's guides because I liked the pictures. But the quality of the guides progressively got worse during the GCN era, so I stopped. I only pick up collectible Prima ones now.

I'll take a glance on and a while on GameFAQs if I'm stuck on something for an extended period of time - say a week or two. Or if I want to unlock something secret but don't know the criteria that has to be met.

January 22nd, 2009, 8:08 PM
I use the internet :P

But I bout Oblivion's game guide.


January 22nd, 2009, 8:17 PM
The only time I've ever had to use a walkthrough is for the Phoenix Wright/Apollo Justice games.

January 22nd, 2009, 8:58 PM
I used to buy NP guides all the time, mostly because of how colorful they were.
After they quit making guides I relied far too much on IGN, Gamefaqs, and Gamespot, and even now I view theirs from time to time.
Nowadays I only view them just for the pleasure of reading them.

January 22nd, 2009, 10:54 PM
Nope I don't use them, But I do buy them after I beat them

January 23rd, 2009, 12:08 AM
It depends, really. Normally, I'll just use GameFAQ's.
But i used the guide for FF12. Only reason I had the guide was because I was offered the collector's edition at a HIGHLY reduced price.

January 23rd, 2009, 12:42 AM
Lol when I did'nt know where to get HM05 Surf on Pokemon Ruby - Game FAQs is the way to go.

January 23rd, 2009, 12:44 AM
I use it only if Im really stuck in a certain part of a game.

January 23rd, 2009, 2:08 AM
I almost never use a walkthrough while playing the game, unless I'm seriously stuck and haven't been able to solve it within some days.

But after I finish the game I use a walkthrough, mostly as a checklist to see if I've done everything.
You see, I'm kinda like a perfectionist, and more than that, I love creating perfect savegames!

January 23rd, 2009, 3:33 AM
I do from time to time on really hard games or when I want to find certain things.

January 23rd, 2009, 3:49 AM
I use walkthroughs when I'm too lazy to actually think hard of what to do next in a tight spot

January 23rd, 2009, 6:15 AM
I use walkthroughs when I'm too lazy to actually think hard of what to do next in a tight spot
I use them rather generously when I get stuck, although I tryto avoid using them wherever possible. I figure that I'm better off checking the faq when I get stuck rather than spending 40 mins wandering around. What can I say? Some games just don't have a logical progression.

January 23rd, 2009, 7:12 AM
I mostly use walkthroughs from the Internet, simply because it is free. Even then, I only tend to use them when I'm well and truly stuck in a certain part in a game.

January 23rd, 2009, 9:27 AM
Unless I've been stuck on something for literally hours, I won't use a walkthrough on my first playthrough. Usually when I'm stuck I find out I wasn't paying attention to a veeery little snippet of dialogue and it turns out I'm supposed to be somewhere else or something. XD; But yeah, I kind of feel like it's cheating if I look at a walkthrough.

I have no qualms using one the second time I play a game. For RPGs especially, the first time I play I'm getting a feel for the game and just beating it. Any sidequests I do are the ones I bumped into by accident. Then my second playthrough I'll pull up a guide and go for completion because especially in JRPGs, it's waaaay too easy to miss talking to one hidden NPC and then you're stuck not being able to do an epic sidequest. 8| I do sometimes read guides on GameFAQs during a first playthrough though. If there's an aspect of the gameplay I don't understand but has nothing to do with plot and could actually be ignored, I don't have a problem looking it up.

I rarely buy physical guides. When I do it's mostly for the pictures, though I do like buying Japanese guides more--they're so much thicker and more useful... assuming they aren't too hard to translate. :(

January 23rd, 2009, 11:03 AM
I use walkthroughs when I'm too lazy to actually think hard of what to do next in a tight spot

Zet stole the words from my mouth. Not physical walkthroughs, mind. I rely on the internet for all my gaming needs. And why not? I rely on the internet for pretty much everything else too.

January 23rd, 2009, 11:15 AM
I use walkthroughs for help in tight spots and to pick up missable items/sidequests

January 23rd, 2009, 1:28 PM
I hop on GameFAQs if I'm stuck in a game, or if there's a minigame or side quest to do that isn't so obvious. I also check to make sure I haven't missed any items or secrets, or if I see something in the game and don't know what it's for or if I need it yet.

I don't recall having bought an actual guide book for any game since Pokemon Yellow.

Ayano Katagiri
January 24th, 2009, 8:58 PM
I have never bought a walkthrough guide as of yet and probably don't plan to. I've only ever used walkthroughs on really hard sections after where I've already spent ages trying to figure out (or in some cases, too lazy to figure out). And then that calls for a visit to GameFAQs.