Erayserbeam

Is it "cheating" if I use guides to platinum a game?

34 posts in this topic

I've been thinking about it a lot lately because I want to get more platinums but I feel like I'd be cheating if I'd do anything but complete the games myself without outside help. Would you consider it "cheating"?

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, it is not cheating. Game guides and strategy guides has been around for a long time. Nintendo even had the hotline you could call to get tips on your games. Trophy guides are no different. They are there to help you out in your pursuit of Platinum's.

 

If it is cheating, than a majority of this site are cheaters.

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

100% cheating, don't join the dark side!!

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

[SARCASM FONT] It’s absolutely cheating. You’re riding on someone else doing the work and telling you what to do. [/SARCASM FONT]

 

 

Does it matter? No. Even people who call out boosting as cheating all use guides before they even try a game. 

Edited by DaivRules
Forgot that this was a very serious conversation that needs proper documentation
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Even if I’m biased, I don’t think it is at all so long as it’s you doing the work. Following a YouTube tutorial on how to knit a pair of gloves wouldn’t be cheating if you still did it yourself.

4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Even the smartest people in the world use other people's advice and methods to get their job done, you're not allowed to write an academic paper that is deemed valid unless you use references from other people's research to prove your points. It takes a huge elitist troll to consider it cheating to use guides, there are forms of acceptable cheating such as using a glitch to bypass the difficulty of content in a game or reverting the game to a lower patch version to make things easier. As long as you're not seeking out save files that other people have made or breaching any leaderboard rule on this website you shouldn't feel guilty about your trophy hunting activity. If anyone claims they didn't use any guide for trophies, they wouldn't be on a trophy forum, a lot of people come here to discuss trophies and get help with them so if there was a person who claimed they don't use guides they'd be a hypocrite for even being here in the first place.

Edited by Sergen
4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In no way, shape, or form is it cheating, the thought is laughable.

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guides exist for a reason. If they were to promote 'cheating', there wouldn't be any. Don't feel shame to use them if you're stuck.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No it's not cheating some trophies are hidden so you would have no idea how to unlock them,some can be very vague and others can just have odd requirements. 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aslong as you have fun with the game, play it however you want 😀

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes.

 

Never listen to any advice. Always go blind through life.

And god forbid, if someone were to tell you something important, just close your eyes, shut your ears and start yelling. So you will never hear anything helpful. 👍

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes it is cheating.

 

Sly put the guide section on the site to trap a bunch of people into using them THUS eliminating everyone from the Leaderboards so he can be #1...diabolical :o

 

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

No.

 

Edit: People who purchase things from IKEA: cheaters. How dare you to use a book to guide you how to build a bed.

Edited by LoveInHell
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've used guides for games dating back to when Nintendo Power was relevant and they were posting stuff for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

 

If you think you 'cheated' because you spoiled the story and used a walkthrough from start to finish, you only cheated yourself because you spoiled the game. Technically it's not considered cheating, only a fool in this day and age would say so.

 

Some people make my head spin.

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

No, no, a thousand times no. Even if you use the guide, it doesn't change that you still did the work to earn the trophies. I see it like cooking a dish from a recipe you found on the net or in a magazine... you know what goes into it, but you need the right proportions, temperature, etc.

Edited by RadiantFlamberge
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nope. Every person has to learn from another, whether that be the game’s tutorials, or a guide off the Internet.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The only way it's cheating is if you hack trophies open. But guides, boosting, etc. is not cheating. 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes. I'm sure there is a special Hell of people that use guides for video games. 😄

 

Well I like to go into a game blind and if I do get stuck I do look at a guide.

And since I'm playing an older Hitman game I need one. 😮 It's just so different compared to the newer games.

I mean I didn't know how to poison items in this.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember first using the Internet to find some remaining stars in Super Mario 64. It was a huge relief.

 

i remember using a video online to figure out how to unlock the Invincibility Cheat in Goldeneye Facility level. Guide present, it’s still an insane accomplishment.

 

The guides “help” but having used them it’s still on the gamer to execute, which is always still hard. No it’s not cheating, it’s passion.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, PalaceOfLove706 said:

I remember first using the Internet to find some remaining stars in Super Mario 64. It was a huge relief.

 

i remember using a video online to figure out how to unlock the Invincibility Cheat in Goldeneye Facility level. Guide present, it’s still an insane accomplishment.

 

The guides “help” but having used them it’s still on the gamer to execute, which is always still hard. No it’s not cheating, it’s passion.

 

Not sure whether you're talking about Goldeneye 007 on the N64 or some other game. It's been forever since I last touched it.

 

The train level was a bitch on 007 difficulty. So was the last two 'secret' levels, the one with Jaws I had a lot of trouble on.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Spaz said:

 

Not sure whether you're talking about Goldeneye 007 on the N64 or some other game. It's been forever since I last touched it.

 

The train level was a bitch on 007 difficulty. So was the last two 'secret' levels, the one with Jaws I had a lot of trouble on.

Yeah the N64 one - spent my entire 11 and 12-year old life playing that. Train was very difficult but the Aztec level with Jaws 007 was very very painful too. I remember it well. There were secrets in the Egypt one to make it easier. But not Aztec

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, PalaceOfLove706 said:

Yeah the N64 one - spent my entire 11 and 12-year old life playing that. Train was very difficult but the Aztec level with Jaws 007 was very very painful too. I remember it well. There were secrets in the Egypt one to make it easier. But not Aztec

 

The game was my shit back in 1998 - 1999. Used to have a friend (who sadly, died from an accident) come over and we'd spend the night playing Goldeneye and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. We actually had sleep ins. Do kids even do that anymore?

 

God I miss those days.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Spaz said:

 

The game was my shit back in 1998 - 1999. Used to have a friend (who sadly, died from an accident) come over and we'd spend the night playing Goldeneye and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. We actually had sleep ins. Do kids even do that anymore?

 

God I miss those days.

Oh man the all night gaming sleepovers we did too with a couple friends the same age as my brother and I. Would have Goldeneye tournaments. Would play games like South Park without their parents knowing. Then we’d watch James Bond Movies. Sorry also for your loss

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   1 member