Not everyone’s built the same way. Some players excel at video games, while others totally suck at them even though they have been playing for more than a decade. Don’t worry if you belong to the latter group. There are ways to still enjoy video games even if you’re not particularly good at them.
Play on beginner/easy mode
Games are more beginner-friendly now compared to games in the ‘80s and ‘90s in which players don’t even get a tutorial explaining the gameplay mechanics. Most modern games have become so easy that players are actually complaining about it, a reaction that would have been considered absurd back in the day.
But if you still find games really difficult, you can always play in Beginner Mode or Easy Mode. Look, no one is going to judge you if you play on the easiest difficulty setting available. This is especially handy when playing story-driven games as it allows you to fully enjoy the story without interruption from difficulty spikes. Ignore people who mock you for finishing games in Easy Mode. The only thing that matters is that you enjoyed playing them.
Watch Let’s Play and walkthrough videos
But what if a game doesn’t have an easy difficulty? What if the default difficulty is simply too much for you to handle? Well, in which case, you can watch others play the game in walkthrough videos on YouTube instead. Nothing wrong with that. People who don’t have time or money to play games often do the same in order to “experience” a game. Sure, it’s nowhere near comparable to actually playing the games themselves. But at least you get to see how the gameplay plays out and how the story unfolds.
Stay off online multiplayer
Online multiplayer is a great way to meet and play with or against other players around the world. It is also an unforgiving place where egos and pride get bruised on a regular basis and where players with terrible skills get exposed quickly. So if the single-player mode in shooter games and fighting games is already giving you enough trouble, it would be best to stay away from online multiplayer.
You can play with real-life friends if you want. It could make the experience more enjoyable. Because friends are more understanding compared to total strangers. Insults and curses also tend to feel like jokes when coming from friends. Your terrible gaming skills will still get exposed, though. So if you don’t feel comfortable having other people witness how you play, then stay off multiplayer altogether. For your confidence’s sake.
Play for fun, not for challenge
The best way to enjoy games is to not look at them as challenges that you need to complete. Instead, look at them as a source of fun. Don’t think that it’s a waste of time and money if you can’t finish a game. Just enjoy the experience. After all, games are all about fun. Except for notoriously difficult games such as Bloodborne and Dark Souls where dying is a sport created by the developers.
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