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Ways to Sharpen Your Video Game Playing Skills

We all want to win every time we play a game whether it’s been there for long or it’s a new addition. However, sometimes our limited skills may hinder us from winning making the whole gaming experience painful and distasteful. There is a way though that you can sharpen video game playing skills in as much as there are ways of sharpening other game’s playing skills.

Here is how you can sharpen your gaming skills.

What do you want to become better at?

The first question you need to ask yourself is what exactly do you really need help in. once you are able to answer this question, can you start to embark on a mission of sharpening and gaining more insight into how you can overcome your challenge. There are many facets to gaming, as you already know; there are the controls, gameplay, levelling, multiplayer competitions and much more. Even if you have a challenge in more than one facet of gaming, work on a single facet at a time i.e. start from the basic, learn how to use controls in a way that suits you and move to the next stage. Never try to learn everything all at once.

Read the instruction manual

Many instructions manuals I have seen especially those coming with consoles look more like short novels. This can be a turn off especially if you are not a reader but there are certain sections you need to read and possibly some you will visit in case something goes wrong. One such section you need to read is the one on Basic controls. Get accustomed to the basic gaming controls before you start playing even if the gamepad looks similar to the one you already have.

Start with the easiest mode

Most if not all video games nowadays have the levelling up feature. This lets you move from one stage up the ladder to the next, some, however, let you choose which stage you want making it possible to start from level 3 or any such high number. For you to get a better understanding, rather start from the easiest mode, as it is from this mode that you will get accustomed to the most basic features of the game that may be useful in the later stages.

Seek competition online

Once you are able to navigate around, seek competition from other online players. It’s always a good thing to play someone who is better or who you think is better than you are as you can learn a lot from a defeat against such a player as compared to what you can learn in a victory against someone who is miles off your pace.

Nick Saban

By Nick Saban

Nick is a social and community editor for gaming news. He spends his time figuring out how to involve readers better in our journalism, and trying to ensure we cover the topics and angles they want us to cover. As-well-as gaming he also writes about politics, books, music, film, technology and cycling.