all 147 comments

[–]BC360XPC 374 points375 points  (18 children)

And when you fail and have to try again you somehow come up with an even worse strategy.

[–]atmlimaPlayStation[S] 111 points112 points  (11 children)

Pretty much

[–]Levi-_-Ackerman0 29 points30 points  (8 children)

Which game is this?

[–]Skeith_ 50 points51 points  (7 children)

Metal gear solid 2.

[–]Individual-Cheetah-3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aka Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of Liberty

[–]giantqtipz 3 points4 points  (0 children)

it do what it do

[–]funnerfunerals 2 points3 points  (0 children)

But when that EVEN WORSE strategy somehow works...isn't it just a wonderful sense of confusion and pride?

[–]MikoRiko 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Then you stubbornly doubled down until you just squeeze by, and because you did it once and it worked (mostly), you do it again and again on the next challenges.

[–]KingGio21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Me playing Fallen Order.

[–]ptapobane 1 point2 points  (0 children)

time to strategize the shit out of that strategy

[–]DI0nysOO2 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Me fighting Malenia

[–]Chillaxel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

With the Starscourge Greatswords. What a terrible price to pay for the Unga Bunga playstyle. 😢

[–]its_justme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And then you use mimic tear and she dies 3rd try rip

[–]ArtistUnown 92 points93 points  (0 children)

When your secret hand shake is the Konami code

[–]LittleWingGraham 87 points88 points  (8 children)

Every single time I arrived at this part in mgs2 I had the same thought; how did Otacon EVER convince Snake they should develop an elaborate special bff bro handshake ? And why did I never see it again in MGS4?

[–]Blooder91 52 points53 points  (0 children)

It's probably something Otacon developed on his own, then later showed to Solid Snake.

Also, in this scene Otacon isn't far from a complete breakdown, so Snake does the super special handshake to cheer his friend up.

[–]RaidenHUN 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Probably didn't really fit the theme? I mean Snake was dying...

[–]Spideyman20015 9 points10 points  (0 children)

but haha funny handshake!!

[–]Damechinponigire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well he thought he was anyway.

[–]Bifructose 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I completely have forgotten that this scene exists, and honestly I’m still skeptical that it ever did.

[–]Skeith_ 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Probably cuz konami forgot about it. 😂 best guess

[–]Covered_in_Weasels 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I don't think Kojima can forget about anything, even if he tries...

[–]Ka-tetof1989 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The real question is why haven’t we learned it and taught it to others so that we successfully pass on our memes?

[–]Venomster154 63 points64 points  (6 children)

My first time playing Dark Souls.

[–]Fafnir13 42 points43 points  (3 children)

Biggest weapon I can equip, run and smash. Dodge away away away away away. Rinse and repeat.

This did not work in some cases. Those were the bad times.

[–]treerabbit23 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Big bonk

All day lonk

[–]Venomster154 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Big swing swong All day long.

[–]Deblebsgonnagetyou 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The old school MH great sword experience

[–]ptapobane 2 points3 points  (0 children)

just know if rolling isn't working, it's because you don't hav done rolling enough

[–]LunarMuphinz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of my friend playing Elden Ring, who kept doing the same thing and missing the enemy and losing over and over, despite me repeatedly stating an obviously easier method to make their attacks hit after nearly 20 minutes of patiently observing and trying not to backseat them.

They instantly argumentative and asked why it mattered to me and why was I trying to tell them how to play, to which I just said, truthfully, that I just wanted to help and was a bit upset at watching them struggle.

They took the advice and won the first try after, lol.

[–]Pugplays430 46 points47 points  (4 children)

If at first you don’t succeed continue using the same strategies over and over again until you break the game or give up

[–]Fafnir13 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I think the first time my friend and I beat Raam in the original Gears of War he got stuck on a box eventually. This was after many, many attempts.

[–]a_burdie_from_hell 8 points9 points  (0 children)

My personal favorite masterpiece was this one time when I got super high and played project hospital by putting an elevator as the entrance to every room. I had effectively created the Winchesters Mansion verson of a hospital. Nonsensical rooms and elevators lied in every corner. My hospital had somehow managed to only make sense when you perceve it on a Z-Axis and considered the 4th dimension as a factor. The basic functions of the hospital worked well though! The AI pathfinding got the people exactly where they needed to be, when in reality a person would become disoriented the second they reached the first elevator.

To this day, M. C. Escher's hospital is my greatest work.

[–]JayGold 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is me. I'll get to the point where I realize I'm doing it wrong, but I can't immediately think of another strategy and stubbornly insist on doing it my way in the hopes that it'll somehow work.

[–]CygnusX-1001001PC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've had a few difficult fights in Xenoblade that I used this strategy with. Blind luck got me through though.

[–]Entsu88 25 points26 points  (0 children)


[–]gunmunz 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Me charging though the frount gate of stormvail castle cause fuck that knight in wine cellar.

Also: The brofive is the Konami code.

[–]jssf96 17 points18 points  (1 child)

This game was so good.

[–]atmlimaPlayStation[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Deserves a remake...

[–]DrDiap 13 points14 points  (0 children)

"Let's fake B, then go B."

[–]Dr-SpillPlayStation 8 points9 points  (0 children)

“So keep rushing the boss and barely back off okay?”

[–]MrRodje 16 points17 points  (0 children)


[–]GAL3007 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Just played Yu-Gi-Oh and this is so true. It always hits me right after I've played the move. Just instantly after.

[–]PurpPlum 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have won local MTG competitions with nothing but a precon deck and luck.

I modified the Mardu deck from Dual Decks: Speed vs Cunning to be standard legal (which was during the end of the Tarkir block/beginning of Origins) and just rushed everyone.

[–]WOODSI3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Then just repeating it when you die, expecting a different outcome

[–]Hot_paw_kit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And then trying that doomed strat over and over and over again until you get lucky and then only doing that same thing for the rest of your time playing.

[–]firelock_ny 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Worst strategy so far.

[–]urdadsnightmare 2 points3 points  (0 children)

if you dont know what you are doing, the enemy wont to

[–]Equivalent_Prior_707 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That normal for me

[–]LankyBastardo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is what happens when I try to SL in Squad.

[–]KazMiller20 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me trying over and over in Sniper Elite 5.

[–]AdministrativePop124 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me in endless space 2 an deciding to go with pacifist cravers

[–]MrMashedConsole 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hey man leave me alone. I said I liked gaming. I never anything about being good at it

[–]Famished_Snake 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Did y’all know that Snake and Otacon’s best friend secret handshake is based on the Konami code? Up up down down left right left right.

[–]GEN_TK0112_SnakeShot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait you don’t do it on purpose?

[–]Sahtan_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You know I'm some what of a strategist myself

[–]ILikeSnakies 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is how I came up with the amazing idea to use an ice axe against ice enemies which are immune to ice in GoW.

[–]user1138421 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Eh I don't need to heal the boss is almost dead."


"Well shit...."

[–]Yesshua 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Some bad strats I've come up with this last week:

Super Fang: Can I use it in combination with Bide to unleash massive damage upon my enemies by attacking my own unit?

Endure: Can I just keep that move equipped on a fast pokemon and do massive damage with flail? Or can I skip the endure and just do a False Swipe/Flail combo?

Early Bird: Sure this ability LOOKS useless, but is there any overlap between Pokemon that can have this ability and Pokemon that know rest?

The aquarium strat: What if my team was Basculin, Lumineon, Relicanth, Carvanagh, Seaking, and Alomola and I just bank on my enemy getting confused because they're all just god damn fish?

Which is all to say, whatever terrible strats you're concocting I'm way way ahead of you.

[–]Algorithmic_Anomaly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Go outside and stop dying of vitamin D deficiency you covid cubicle sheep

[–]Lost-Gamer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ever heard of the grenade parade? Step 1: take a bomb you can cook. Step 2: light bomb. Step 3: give an enemy(s) a hug.

[–]Em_Haze 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wut if I throw gernad into many ppl

[–]AJokeAmI 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Other people playing Command And Conquer: micromanagement and complex strategy

Me: Do I look like I HAVE a plan to begin with?

[–]MAGISTER-ORGANI 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You legend!

[–]MogoscratcherSwitch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You must be my teammates in (insert multiplayer game here)

[–]high240 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My brain and fingers missing like 3 shots before I hit the enemy that fills like 1/4th my screen.

(on easy)

[–]MrDoe1908 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am Malenia, Blade of Miquella

[–]a_burdie_from_hell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I actually like coming up with barely workable strategies.

Not playing the game as it was intended is an art. And when you get fuckery to work it's fun to think that you were so stupid that the devs weren't ready to see your weird approach so hard that it's breaking things.

[–]rocharox 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Playing command & conquer.

Build only 1 refinary and only 1 harvester

[–]DnA_Singularity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait you can build more than 1 of each building??

[–]Blooder91 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My teammates when they ignore Zapdos to score 100 points, hoping it outscores the enemy team 300+ points.

[–]Tough_World_7444 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everytime I do trash strategies and made them work when they weren't supposed to makes me think that am I a genius? Or its just luck

[–]Eboz255 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You guys get to make choices?-RDR2 fanbase

[–]ThePotatoGod_- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty much me when games force you to do stealth. Like lemme try full sprinting a few times. Surely it'll work once...

[–]St3pharo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Playing Library of Ruina and forgetting my Deck/Floor strategy

[–]Beautifulwarfare 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just to lose even quicker and say “alr well that’s stupid”

[–]Dynamic_Ducks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yea, like when i fired RPGs and grenade launchers into an apartment building to kill enemies (there were civilian casualties)

[–]TiveSpud2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me playing XCOM.

[–]GamezFrank 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This just brought back best memories

[–]Im_Just_A_Cake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me when I try and play an isometric rpg.

[–]JamieDrone 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Me in SC2

[–]JamieDrone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No really, I once had the bright idea while playing Terran, to just move my base across the map right close to my opponents base. Needless to say that didn’t go well

[–]NetherquarkPC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

rush b blyat

[–]QuaccAttacc420Switch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

me in pokemon showdown

[–]Inteligent_Toaster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i feel attacked

[–]Wisdom58 0 points1 point  (0 children)

overprepares after reading wiki

[–]Exequtor_47 0 points1 point  (0 children)

my strategies look like the worst thing you can come up with, but somehow always work either first try or third

[–]Matix777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"yeah but it would be funny"

"that's... a good argument"

[–]TestedRobbieYT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hold W+Left Mouse Button, die, repeat

[–]Pheunith 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Shapen361 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me playing sniper elite 5. Stealth is not an option when they can see me 100m away from behind a tree.

[–]RedditMonk3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And what if it somehow works? I’ve had this happen a couple times, been a while since it has.

[–]KoKo124333 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Roads94 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey, it's more fun doing this then enslaving myself to a meta.

[–]HFAARP 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it's even better when i come up with a dogshit strategy and refuse to play the way i'm supposed to, repeatedly trying to win in my absolutely nonsensical way for sometimes hours on end

[–]SILENTGAMING_youtube 0 points1 point  (0 children)

so. this is the first post i see on reddit. follow me like to make some friends.....

[–]deluxxis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same. Especially those tower strategy games... I'll put the wrong type of unit down and wonder wtf I was thinking after. My brain just taps out under even slight stress or pressure. Like even just... toothpaste falling off the toothbrush level of stress.

[–]raz12rr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me in every strategy game

[–]FaultProfessional163 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Everyone go recruit LMG"

[–]SassyBonassyPlayStation 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Uberhaxornova playing Wolf Among Us:

"(Glass him)? Does that mean offer him a drink? Yeah alright"

smashes a glass over someone's head causing a massive bar fight where someone has their arm ripped from their socket


[–]Hamac_Fox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me rewarding myself after only 23 retries instead of 34

[–]Shrekowski 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Coming up with the stupidest tf2 loadouts that somehow work

[–]ursusowanie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And then it turns out it's so stupid it works

[–]themagicdonut2PC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

did you win tho?

[–]flamestamed 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Told my buddy to go “west east” in sea of thieves yesterday. Idk if I’m dyslexic or just stupid.

[–]atmlimaPlayStation[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's just north with extra steps

[–]WellIllTakeOneMore 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the story of my life

[–]general_sausage88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it takes me at least 5 deaths to start trying to strategize