Do I use cheat codes in games? Yes. Do I cheat my way through games? No. What's the difference? When I complete a game without cheating or experience a game glitch at any time (usually involving getting stuck in a wall) then I'll use cheat codes. Basically, when it won't "ruin the experience", then I'll "cheat".
Just about all games, and some regular applications, have "cheat codes". Most times they're used for development and testing, but occasionally they represent inside jokes or are given to us as easter eggs, things that the developer wants us to play with and enjoy. Whether it be cow-flinging catapults in Age of Empires, or Matrix-mode in Deus Ex, it can sometimes be a waste to ignore cheat codes.
Having said that, I think I'll go browse game-faqs... :wink:
AOE 1, baby! The code is "Jack Be Nimble". Type it in the chat window. After you enter it, select a catapult and fire north. Other directions will fling other things, like peasants and Superman sans pants.
Cheats ruin the game. I try to avoid it especially when I'm playing against someone on LAN.
Ha, you said "try"...
I do the same. If I'm playing a game to finish it, I don't use cheats, even after beating it several times. If I'm playing a serious MP match, I don't use cheats, even if I'm losing badly. But they do have there place.
I've had a blast playing with cheats in MP matches, as long as everyone is doing it. It can sometimes be more fun using cheats in a LAN game than a solo one. I do it to unwind after particularly difficult matches, to test content I'm developing, or to practice.
It's a lot easier to practice rocket jumping in god mode. :wink: