The guide to end all guides about replay value in general.
Just so you can't preview it by hovering the mouse over it ..
The Blank Space of Ages!!!!!!!
Now, what everyone's been waiting for.
This guide is made for games with Zero replay value.
Which is not limited to but including the following : Final Fantasy ,Final Fantasy 2, Final Fantasy 3, Final Fantasy 4, Final Fantasy 5, Final Fantasy 6, Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy 8, Final Fantasy 9, Final Fantasy X , Red Ninja, Legend of Legia 2 : Duel Saga, The Thing, Clock Tower 3 , Resident Evil, Phalanx , Gradius and just about any game with the following : One ending, no multiple paths and no secrets to be unlocked.
What you will need:
A Computer, to read this ..Duh.
Any game with no replay value, (Quite easy to find. Just about every game on the shelf in a game store.)
Most importantly; The ability to forget about things.
Before you begin playing the game , get a stategy guide on the game.
Then use "Ctrl+F" to find the words "Final Boss." "Last Boss" etc.
Look ONLY at the name of the boss before the final boss and the name of the final boss. Once you've done that, get rid of the guide.
Begin playing the game.
Once you make it near the final area which contains the final boss, save the game and cut it off.
Alternate Step 3.
Once you make it near the final area which contains the final boss, save the game and delete your save. Then start a new game and repeat the steps up to step three.
Take the game and put it in a safe place out of sight such as , a cabinet, box , under the bed, under the matress, use your imagination.
Forget about the game. That's right.
Don't come near it for a good three months to a year.
After an amount of time has passed, go back and finish the game.
Congratulations, you have just improved the life of your game by at least a year!
Now if you do this with many games at once, it will be like you're playing a new game each time. = )
I came up with this while playing Swagman a good 7 years ago and it works wonders.
A few extra tips.
If you have the option of naming the main character give them rather redundant names.
Such as : What!!!!, Huh?!,How?!,Who!?, When!? ,LUNCH!
If you have the choice of taking the weak weapon, do it by all means.
If the game has a coloring option, by all means abuse it, Super Mario and Luigi in Capcom Vs SNK 2?
Last but not least, play the game while sitting upside down.
Do not use this guide with games that have more than one ending or have too many unlockables that require a lot of time.
Example : Star Ocean 2 - Too many endings.
Example : Silent Hill 3 - Too many unlockables.
Note: Unless you unlock the item at the game over/game complete screen, it does'nt count as an unlockable.