I love gaming, I do. I've spent a significant portion of my life playing games and sometimes, while playing certain types of games, I tend to do things I'm not too proud of. So, I just wanted to confess some of the slightly odd things I do while playing games for your reading pleasure.
I do this in every single game with a leveling system. I'll absolutely refuse to go into the next area until I've become so immensely powerful that every enemy in the current area immediately drops dead due to the sheer awesomeness oozing out of me, or until I get bored of fighting the same enemies while overlooking the same scenery. I know that by doing this I might be eliminating the challenge the game offers and with it the excitement of overcoming those challenges but still I choose to do so not because I'm scared of what lies ahead but because I just want to become the most overpowered badass in the game as early as possible... and because I'm a bit scared of what lies ahead, don't judge me.
2. Distracting Myself
While we're on the topic of being scared, let's talk about horror games. To be completely honest, I'm not a big fan of horror games. I know many people are and I have tried to become one myself but I guess it isn't for everyone. I'm a grown man who doesn't enjoy jump scares, yes, okay, whatever. You can laugh, it's fine. Although I'm not a big fan of horror games, I have played a few because for some reason I just really wanted to but I didn't play them exactly how they're meant to be played. When I play a horror game I always make sure to have the volume really low while also having some music of my choice playing in the background. For example, I played Silent Hill 4 on PlayStation 2 while listening to Metallica's S&M album on repeat. I also played the first Dead Space while listening to a playlist containing songs by Green Day, Sum 41 and Avenged Sevenfold. By doing this, I'm far less likely to be jolted off my seat by a jump scare and I'm far more likely to actually keep playing the game.
3. Button Mashing
Yet another game genre I'm not too good at, fighting games. While I am quite decent at fighting games like the Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series, the same can't be said for 2D fighters such as Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter. To be completely honest, I'm a bit crap at them. However, I have been able to win a considerable amount of matches by simply button mashing my way through. Whether it be an A.I. opponent or an actual human being facing me, many have fallen victim to my sometimes effective button mashing. I'm not proud of it, not at all. I pains me to admit that all my wins in Street Fighter have been due to vigorously moving my fingers around my controller without any clue as to what the hell I'm actually doing.
So, please don't think any less of me after reading that and if you do, well that's fine too. While I'm not exactly proud of these odd little things that I seem to have made a habit of, I enjoy the games nonetheless. So, play games however you want to play them! You're the one having fun! Happy gaming!