We have certainly all been there before, and I’m sure that this scenario will sound extremely familiar to you. You’ve been doing really well working your way through a video game when suddenly you seem to hit a wall. Either you can’t figure out what you need to do in order to progress to the next level, or you always end up being killed at the same place. With no way to proceed, the frustration starts to build and you end up extremely angry at the game. In some cases, you may have even thrown your controller at the TV in a fit of desperation! This was especially true for games that game out back in the day on the popular consoles like the Super Nintendo (SNES) and Playstation 1. To use a SNES game as an example: some people (including myself) still have nightmares from time to time due to Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts. That game was hard! And no option to save your game progress!
Today the day, you still have hard games (although less). But the Dark Souls series definitely comes to mind.
Thankfully, you don’t need to end up stuck in the same place on your game; there are ways you can beat a particular dastardly level. Here’s how.
Take A Break
When one part of a game keeps on tripping you up, you might find that you end up spending hours on it trying to get through. The more you play, the more annoyed you will get. All that anger and frustration could end up clouding your judgement, so it’s best to step away from the game when you start to get stressed. Take a breather, clear your head, and when you return you should, hopefully, be able to figure out how to move on to the next level without any great difficulty.
Learn From Your Mistakes
If you have been stuck on the same level for quite some time, it could be because you are making similar mistakes over and over again. So, it’s worth taking an objective look at how you are playing the game. Can you see where you are going wrong? Once you have figured that out, you will be able to devise a new strategy that should help you make it to the next level.
Look Up Some Cheats
If the above two tips don’t seem to get you far, you might want to take a look for some cheats or walkthroughs online. You’ll be able to find all kinds of cheats on the internet, including these useful Rules of Survival hacks, and they will all be able to explain how you solve the puzzle, kill the boss, or just make it easier to unlock the next level. Just don’t rely on these cheats too much!
Turn Down The Difficulty Level
Still finding it hard to move on from this difficult level? Don’t worry; there’s one more thing you might want to try – you could simply turn down the difficulty level. This is possible on most kinds of games. For some people, touching the easy mode can be a great shame, but there really is nothing wrong with it. If you have been trying to beat a boss for hours, then it is much better to turn down the difficulty than end up getting angry and stressed out. After all, it’s just a game!
Don’t let a game get you down – these useful tips should help you get to the next level! Also, embrace difficult games. It’s more rewarding and fun in the end!