At 2/3/13 03:58 PM, RightWingGamer wrote:
For Instance, when I played Batman: Arkham City, I would always make sure I had completed all available sidequests before returning to the main story. That's more-or-less what I prefer to do with every game I play these days.
Funny, I do the exact same thing if the game presents the opportunity. I go after every single optional objective and side-quest possible before moving on with the main story. In Assassin's Creed 3 for example, I will reload to a checkpoint multiple times just to achieve an optional objective before resuming on the main one, not to mention the side missions you can do in that game as well.
Other than that, I find myself focusing on the story with complete intent on my first playthrough of a game, never skipping a cutscene or conversation if I can help it. Once I finish it the first time through, I'm then much, much more likely to skip a cutscene to get straight to the gameplay, since I already know the story anyway. I also used to rely on walkthroughs and GameFAQs and such in order to get through a game, be it to get 100% completion, find secrets, or just to advance with a little help, but now I seldom do such, not having any need to use them (I guess I got a bit smarter since then).