I don't care if you use them or not, just don't be egotistical
about it. I've seen this more with PC console commands than with console cheat codes, but it's a problem regardless of what platform you're using. If you God Moded your way through the game, I don't really want to hear your opinion on how challenging the game is; you didn't play it. I've heard way too much of this.
"Shooters, fighting games, etc. are all fake difficulty. There's no challenge in it, just boring, reflex-driven physical exertion. I give myself infinite health and super kill weapons and sometimes skip entire sequences because it's all so easy that a pea-brained monkey could do it. Games need to start having REAL challenges and HARD gameplay, because anyone can beat games like Mass Effect 1/2/3 on Insanity difficulty. It's just pushing buttons until everything dies."
If you have infinite life and super cheat spells/weapons and skip anything that's too hard, yes, it is just pushing buttons until everything dies, but the actual game itself
is much different.
I feel the same way about mods. I've seen people complain about how Oblivion is a terrible game because the Dire Wraiths are totally unbalanced and the developers NEVER should have programmed an enemy like that into the game; I have no idea what a Dire Wraith is, but if they're so unbalanced that the developers never should have programmed them, then that's probably why they didn't. There is no such thing as a Dire Wraith in Oblivion. You modded that in.
Basically, my stance is this: if you want to cheat and mod and console command your way around the game, that's your prerogative. That's fine. But if you're not playing the game as it was meant to be played, you forfeit the right to turn around and bitch that the way you're playing it is awful.
edited 5th Dec '13 11:57:10 AM by TobiasDrake