I'll admit. I am a game cheater, as attested by my brothers. I'll also admit. I really dont are about rating or trophy or what have you. I really dont care that Player A got gazillion trophy or that Player B got to be Master of THE GAME first or last.
What I do care about is that I was able to enjoy the game without mad skills or that I was able to access all that the game has to offer without having to grind through it.
I would like to think that I am a gamer but you know, I really dont understand why I have to play through multiple instance of the same games to get something that anybody should have been abe to get with one playthrough. Or that I must farm XP or money to get to the next area in a game. Let me give you an example:
Dead Space - The medical area that spawn all those 'slashers' and whatnot with the regenerating thing that is trying to kill you while you run around killing the whatnot too? You cant proceed to the next level until you pass by killing all the spawn and staying alive long enough to do it. I, CANT, PASS, THAT, AREA. Period. I suck so much that even on the easiest setting, I can't pass it.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma - The whole flippen game. I just suck. No matter what I do, it feels as if I am just randomly hitting buttons in the hope that I kill them before they kill me. It takes the fun out of the game as it get more and more fustrating just because your gaming skill sucks.
The older Resident Evil - Didn't matter how good or not you were, they were more interested in scaring you then in whether or not you had enough bullets to make it though the game. At least thats how it felt to me. I was more scared of when the next zombie is going to jump out at me then worry about whether or not I have enough bullets to do in the next wave of zombies.
Basically, what I am trying to say is that not everyone is into trying to cheat other players out of their hard won effort and times to collect meaningless bragging rights to who have the biggest ***** on the leader board. Some of us simply dont care that you have the time to grind through 6 or 7 playthrough of the same game just to get a get that coverted platnum trophy.
Me, I just want to enjoy a game that while it might take some skills and effort, its not so hard that it is beyond my ability to play it. Whatever happens to games like NES Legend of Zelda? Sure it was hard at times, sure it was even fustrating at times but I enjoyed it because even a weekend gamer can beat it.
I want RPG games that don't require me to farm xp or money. As long as I did what I was suppose to do, I should be strong enough to get to the next area. Of course, I want the side quest too but as an option. I shouldn't have to do it to get to the next area. No FFXIII though. That was just a very long movie that gave you the feeling that you were actually playing when all you were doing was what the movie wanted you to do anyhow.
I want story base games like Dead Space to have an option to scare the crap out of me like Resident Evil yet at the same time, I dont have to worry about whether or not can I control the camera well enough to shoot at a whole crap of monster and worry about something that can't die stalking me in the same room.
Number one reason why I want a cheat device? To enjoy the game without the stress of worrying about bullets, xp, money, upgrades, etc. I my opinion, a game is only as good as the story it tells. It doesnt matter to me how crappy the controls are. It doesnt matter how good the graphics are. Heck, it doesnt even matter to me if it is even a game or a movie pretending to be a game. All I want is to be entertain by pretending for a moment that I am that person in the game and it is my struggle and I want to see it to the end.
Of course, replay value for me is non-existance either. Once I beat the game whether or not I cheat, I personally know how it turned out. I don't care to play it anymore. And before anyone gripes. Yes, I do play FPS games BUT only campaign single player mode. Why? Multiplayer is pointless for me. No goal except who can aim better and who got better reflex. Even cheating in it is no fun because unless you just want to be a total dick and shoot everyone out of the game, whats the point. If you just want to be a dick, there are better ways to annoy another player then to cheat.
I know this post is long and rambling all over the place but I hope all you people out there who are saying, 'Death to the cheater!' understand a little now. Not all of us care about your precious trophy, rating, or even about braging to other people about how fast or even that we actually beat a certain game. We really don't care about going online to play with other people. We just want to escape this pain call life and live the life of our character for a little bit without having to worry about realism.
Bring on the cheat devices. I cant wait.