Cheats, too easy?

Discussion in 'Past Generations' started by Cyberdemon, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. Cyberdemon

    Cyberdemon New Member

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    I know that cheats are fun in some games, but sometimes, don't they just take the fun out of stuff? Like when I got the Doom Collection, I played in fun for a while then I couldn't resist the temptation, but to try out some cheats, then before I knew it, everything was too easy, soon I was bored of the games because of cheats, and other games can have the fun sucked out of them also, do you think some cheats take the fun out of the game?
     
  2. moethelawn

    moethelawn ZOMG

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    It really depends on

    1. The type of game it is

    2. How hard the game normally is

    3. How well you play games

    4. What codes you use

    Sometimes, yes... it can take the fun out of it.... but if you're struggling alot in the game and when you use the codes, they help you... You'll be alot happier and enjoy the game more.

    Some codes might add extra fun, like cars you wouldn't normally get in a racing game that are superfast or that can do some weird stuff. In FF8, you can use your gameshark to get into a "Debug Room". That allowed you to play whatever song you want and battle any kind of monster. I fought a monster that wasn't normally in the game. I was weird looking (some kind of Japanese mascot). But it froze up the game after that, lol.

    Good question
     
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  3. Cyberdemon

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    yeah, i have to agree there are some cheats fun using, then other funsuckers, some for fps should be used until the game is beaten, cheats take fun out of most fps as Doom
     
  4. moethelawn

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    True, like when using God mode and infinite ammo from the beginning.

    It's kinda smart of EA that in James Bond:Everything or Nothing when someone use cheats.... you can't get any medals when playing the missions... after all... you didn't earn it for your "hard" work...
     
  5. ~Mr. Indecisive~

    ~Mr. Indecisive~ is philosophizing at the moment.

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    I think everyone should wait until the have beaten the game before using cheats, I have freinds who use cheats to get through the game faster then me, who doesn't use cheats, then they brag about how they beat the game faster. I hate when people do that.
     
  6. Cyberdemon

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    yes, all teh levels on plutonia experiment: Go 2 It on nightmare became so easy with cheats, it wasn't funny, it used to be exetremely hard, I've been away from my computer since July, so when I get doom running back up again, I won't use NO cheats
     
  7. Graycascade

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    In my opinion, cheats can definately add replay value. Let's say you've beaten a game(or perhaps, never beaten a game) and grown bored with it. Cheats can definately add some spice to the "relationship". My two cents...
     
  8. Jamari340

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    WHat digimon can palmon digivolve
     
  9. gary10052003

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    No I Don't Think Cheats Take Out The Fun In Playing Games
     
  10. Cyberdemon

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    yes, cheats can add spice to games, but at a price, they are good to use when you beat the game and replaying it, but when you first buy the game, and want to use cheats, you can get addicted to it, and you won't really know the difficulty of the game, everything will be too easy
     
  11. shizzle

    shizzle Black Jesus is your friend

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    I use cheats but not infinte health that bores me. I say if you need a cheat that lets you be immortal you shouldn't be playing a game of that difficulty.
     
  12. SSJKenneth

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    I just use cheats only after I've beaten a game. If you use it before you've beaten a game, there's no point in playing, or even buying the game. A game should be played for your enjoyment and to challenge yourself.
     
  13. theunknowngoat

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    cheats are a touchy subject, but I say are meant to be fun and if you've beaten a million times or its just not fun theres no real harm in it, also if you don't use a cheat to get farther in a game its fun as well, like GTA you can spawn a tank and just run around blasting the crap out of everything, then when you want to get back to missions you enter Lower wanted level, then start a mission.
     
  14. moethelawn

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    ~Stickied~ ... cause it's an awesome topic...
     
  15. Cyberdemon

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    cheats as being invincible make the game very easy, but cheats like infinite money can be very cool though, such as gameshark for FF7, I had 1 million gil in less then 20 minutes,
     
  16. Sephiroth Strife

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    only time i use them is on a rented game, that i dotn intend to buy, if it has soemthing i want to try b4 i need to return it.
     
  17. Gurch

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    In two minds

    Sometimes, the right cheat applied for the right amount of time can get you over a hurdle and lets you continue enjoying the game. However, keep that cheat on for two long, and you don't get the same sense of fulfilment when you beat the game.

    Nice reference to that James Bond medal thing. Theme Hospital of old complained when you applied cheats, and Rise of Nations won't let you "cheat win" through the Conquer the World Campaign - it calls you "X of the Cheaters" at the end.

    However, I agree that sometimes cheats give replay value to a game; to get to a certain level in a hurry, etc. So I'm really in two minds about the whole thing, and I think it's a personal preference.
     
  18. Milton Waldman

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    I like to use cheats AFTER I beat a game so I can easily look for easter eggs and stuff. I did this with WarCraft 3, for example.

    Also, I enjoy games like Goldeneye where after you beat the game you can try to earn cheats. I found this effective and often fun. It took me forever to unlock invincibility...
     
  19. neru_my_boy

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    Like u said...

    cheats are made for teh end of the game, not anytime else, like in one of the Duke Nukem games, there is a little cave that is completely unaccesible without cheats, and when you fly up to it, a message tells you how much of a cheater u acctualy are, then throws a really tough monster at you.

    So, the balance of cheats and hard work, the modern day Yin and Yang (im a buddist) give it an almost Zen like quality when just the right combination of cheats and work are used. :bow:
     
  20. diehardgamer2.0

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    the only cheat that destroys the game for me is the infinit health/ammo cheat.
     
  21. jjbse

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    Cheats are there for you to use, it is up to you to use them! So i don't believe that they take the fun out of the game but only there to help when you want help. That is if they work!!!
     
  22. Gameking25

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    Cheats are cool! You can do cool glitches if you use them right! :D
     
  23. Amata Hatchling

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    Yes, for certain some games are much better with cheats especially if the game is almost impossible. An example would be Rainbow Six for Xbox. However I use cheats only after I've beaten a game unless the difficulty of the game is like Rainbow Six on normal.
     
  24. smzee27

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    Yeah, I can't help but use cheats with almost every game. As long as I CAN cheat (have cheating devices or codes for a game) I almost always do. The only games I like using cheats are on RPGs that have good storylines but I can't play easily and the only thing I want is to find out what happens in the end.
     
  25. Fire Hazaard

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    i think cheats should be used for fun or when the game is differcult. like if u r stuck on a level then use a cheat but then stop until u come across other hard levels.
     
  26. Foe/Logic

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    I like using cheats to improve the quality and funkyness of certain games. You know what you can do with Gran Turismo 1 and a Gameshark?
     
  27. Pro Gamer

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    I Use these kind of cheats AFTER I finish the game. hehe

    Well anyway I've got some question. Are the codes in Codebreaker can be input in Gameshark series? Like for an example. I've seen one cheatcodes in the codebreaker site. e.g. Xenosaga II. it says that it was appicable in Codebreaker. My point is can i use those code in Gameshark version?
    (I'm planning to buy a new cheatcode CD but I dont know what to buy, either Gameshark/Codebreaker. Since my Gameshark CD is broken last November)

    ~thanks
     
  28. waldojnk

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    I think you should beat the game at least once before you use cheats. Unless you can't beat a level and you have been trying to beat it for around 1-3 months. I'm having trouble with one of my games. I tried to use cheats, but they never worked. The game is T.H.U.G. for gba. It's called HELP WITH SLAM JAM CITY. If anyone knows how to help please go there in the TONY HAWK PRO SKATER SERIES.
     
  29. masterofgames

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    I used the levatation cheat in the Ocarina of time for fun purposes like going in the sky as long as possible and waiting for me to come down and not get hurt at all. Plus fing out that all levels are floating I used walk through almost anything cheat and entering the great Deku tree I jumped. So when I jumped I stood still and fell and fell and fell until it was like falling down a bottomless shaft and the game did the thing where you get reset back at where you started with one heart gone. lol
     
  30. Foe/Logic

    Foe/Logic Super Saiyan Shinji

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    ... what levitaion cheat?