Video games are a fun activities that many people enjoy to do in their free time. Video games can help reduce stress or take your mind off something else like school, but when first starting out, video games can be difficult to learn and hard to play. Numerous buttons on the controller that make your character do different things in game, along with the quick hand-eye coordination that is required to be good at certain games, were two things that I really had a problem with picking up.
The problem of not knowing what each one of the buttons on my controller did while playing a game was a huge problem. Without knowing what these buttons did, I wouldn’t know how to control my character throughout the course of a game. To solve this I would simply look at the instruction manual of the game to figure which each individual button did. In no time I was controlling my character and playing the game with ease.
While the problem of knowing what each individual button was relatively easy to solve, improving my hand-eye coordination was not. Hand-eye coordination is pivotal to being able to play video games well, and when I first started playing my coordination was awful. To fix this atrocious coordination, I figured that the only way to improve it was to just keep playing. The old saying “practice makes perfect” really stayed true in this situation. Over time my playing got better and I actually started to have fun.
The practice for video games really payed off, and it is something that I still enjoy to do whether it’s to take my mind off something or to just sit back, relax, and have some fun.
Do you have any other suggestions to help someone learn to play video games? If so, what are they? Do you think these ways of learning would help you too? If not, why?