>Mind doing a top10 or 15 or 20 best games you've ever played?
I honestly don't think that I could. Any time anyone's every asked me this sort of thing, whether it be with movies/games/music, my mind always draws a blank. I can do the next best thing however and post a list I've been keeping since about April of 2017, in regards to all the games I've finished since then. Out of all of them, I could probably delineate it down further into the ones that I particularly liked or enjoyed the most, but I'm not sure what the point would be. Better to just see them all for yourself, I'd imagine. Again, this isn't accounting for all the games I finished prior to 2017, which itself would dwarf the list I currently have by quite a fair margin. Makes me wish I'd started keeping a record of some kind sooner, but it is what it is.
>Also do you use any playthroughs when finishing any of these games?
Never. My OCD wouldn't abide such measures, since I
need to finish the game myself. Watching someone else would completely undermine that.
>Do you try to figure everything out by yourself first?
I do, but I'll sometimes, on the odd occasion, resort to checking a wiki, or doing a quick google search, if something just isn't clicking with me, or I'm confused to a frustratingly large degree. In regards to old-style adventure games, if I have to resort to looking up the answer to a puzzle, than I often times just drop it instead, mostly out of shame & disappointment with myself. Not to mention that continuing on just feel overwhelmingly pointless once one succumbs to such measures.
However, as I was trophy hunting, which itself was an obsession that began for me around the Summer of 2008 & ended permanently in & around December of 2014, I would often check guides on PS3T.org (a popular trophy hunting website), on what was the fastest/most efficient path to the platinum or 100%. I'd do this with basically each game I played, so as to maintain a high efficiency in the amount of games I could clear. It didn't interfere all that much with the enjoyment I was able to derive from what I was doing. Not until near the end of my tenure as a trophy hunter, that is. Funny though how my OCD has morphed into regarding whaPost too long. Click here to view the full text.