So sometimes when I'm playing a game I've played and beaten multiple times, I start to come up with "rules" for myself to make the game more interesting. For example, sometimes when I play Final Fantasy tactics, I'll start to ban myself from using certain abilities because they're too powerful, or restrict the gear I'm allowed to use, such as no Knight swords. I've also tried going through Ocarina of Time for as long as possible without a shield just to see how far I could get.

I was wondering if anyone else does that, and if so, what are some of the rules or limitations you put on yourself?

jdodson   Admin wrote on 12/15/2012 at 11:58pm

I am going to do a Let's Play about this sometime, but one thing I do in The Legend of Zelda for NES is max out my hearts, get the blue right and white sword and such before I hit level 1. That said, that makes level one easier... So. Harder...

Hm.

Well I had a dream with the Legend of Zelda that one could beat it without the sword entirely. I tried it a few times but couldn't seem to crack the nut, but some great souls have.

http://faqs.ign.com/articles/559/559800p1.html

Travis   Admin wrote on 12/16/2012 at 02:21am

In the Elder Scrolls games, I always set out to make different characters with different stats and different focuses, but I always end up playing a sneaky thief archer/dagger wielder. So I'll frequently put these self-imposed rules on myself to force me to play in a different way. I just love that play style, it's hard not to go back to it, but it's worth it to see all the different ways you can play.

vdogmr25 wrote on 12/16/2012 at 06:01am

If a game has a difficulty setting, I usually choose the hardest available for my first play through. There's a few games where this doesn't work out; namely the Command and Conquer games, but it keeps things challenging. In games like Elder Scrolls, I try do at least one run though using fists only. There's a strange satisfaction in punching a giant to death.

Travis   Admin wrote on 12/16/2012 at 06:18am

vdogmr25-- Elder Scrolls unarmed reminds me of this. If you haven't seen this, it's hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhBiNx749Zw

MAJOR language warning on this. Don't watch unless you're ok with numerous f-bombs.

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