Today we are going to talk about something simple that many people don't talk about, strategy guides. Growing up, if you purchased a strategy guide for a game you were considered bad at it because you needed guidance to help you complete it. Strategy guides informed you on extra lives, hidden levels, collectibles and much more. They were looked down upon in the gaming community early because it was seen as cheating and not truly playing the game by yourself. Over the years though we have found ourselves buying more and more strategy guides, but not for the purpose that we used to buy them in the past. This is probably due to the small amount of story, art, and information now found in game manuals. Before, game manuals used to be strategy guides all in their own ,but that has now changed as companies want to cut down on the use of paper.
We buy strategy guides now, not to cheat and find all the hidden secrets, but for the cool little things that they provide. They have also become a huge collectors item due to all of the sweet character art that can be found in mostly all of them. Our question to you is, do you you still purchase strategy guides? If you do, please explain why. Also, do you consider people using strategy guides cheaters? We would love to hear what you all think, so please comment down below.