How to play games differently
Ideas of how to mix things up and rediscover your love of gaming
Ideas to play games differently
Gamers are people, and people are creatures of habit. We seek the familiar – be that the games we play or, just as commonly, the ways we play them.
There are lots of potential factors that may be causing you to feel bored with gaming and how you play is central to this. But the good news is that you can force yourself to play differently and experience games in a way you don’t typically. Doing so can have a huge positive impact and help you rediscover your love for your favourite hobby.
On this page you’ll find some inspiration to help you. Below are a number of ways you can play games differently. Not all will be right for everyone, but you only need to find one or two to have a significant impact on the experience you have.
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Speedrunning: recapturing the fun of gaming millisecond by millisecond
Far from “playing it wrong,” speedrunning can make games fun again, and makes you part of one of the most wholesome communities around.
Sick of filler content in games? Why not just stick to the best bits?
Many developers wear their epic playtime like a badge of honor, but achieve it through repetitive content. Skip the filler to have more fun.
PSA: You’re allowed to play games to have fun
When did we start taking games so seriously? Stop with the grind and meta-chasing and play games to have fun again.
Play games on release to help rediscover a love of gaming
Whilst advising gamers to play games on release is a controversial opinion nowadays, there are a range of benefits to doing so.
Keep things fresh by having multiple games on the go at the same time
Do you get bored quickly when focusing all your energy on just one game? Fix this by having multiple games on the go at the same time!
Increase the difficulty to keep games interesting
You shouldn’t be surprised when you breeze through a game and find it boring. Increase the difficulty to keep things interesting.