Some of you may have fond memories of Pong, Battlezone, and Asteroids. I know I've spent my entire week's allowance every Saturday and the local arcade. In all honesty, I still play these games today on my pc. They offer the simplistic arcade action that some of us crave.
Today's video games have gotten so complicated that entire books for a single game title have been written on how to finish them. The graphics, strategies, and multiplayer online aspects have taken video gaming to a whole new level. To be honest, it's rare that I can even finish a game anymore, let alone win all the bonus cars or cool weapons.
After playing for a few hours I'll often get stuck. Either I can't finish a level or can't find the special weapons to defeat the boss. If it weren't for cheat codes, I'd probably just give up. Never enjoying the full potential game play, never getting my money's worth. Even on the easiest settings, it's almost impossible to finish a game anymore without cheating.
So before I buy any game, I'll go online and check out the latest reviews, graphics, and best price. But I'm also looking to see if they have a walk through, cheats, and extras. You'll usually find these written up by the professional paid reviewers, but don't forget to check out the player reviews and forum. Sometimes the actual gamers will find even more cheats and extras that the professional reviewers missed.