Ive been playing games since the mid 80's. the original mario was the first game ive ever played and ive been gaming ever since.ive owned pretty much every console there is so i know how to play a video game. flashforeward about 20 years and i meet my girlfriend who i love to death and will probly marry one day. now before me, the only video games she's ever played were animal crossing and mario 64. now me being the game nut that i am i exposed her to it not really expecting much. ive tried to get past girlfriends to play games but aside from some drunken rock band sessions or the occasional awkward grand theft auto,ive had little success. but not with her. shes taken to gaming like a duck with water. shes plays constantly and even listens to pod casts lol.
but here is my problem. i enjoy watching her play games. its alot of fun and shes actually quite good at them. but somtimes when shes playing a game,she does it all wrong. then i try to pipe in with some helpful advice and she yells at me.like im ruining the game or somthing. for example. shes made it over halfway through max payne 3 only using bullet time once or twice. she is repeatedly killed and starts over,over and over again. i try saying,"hey babe,try using bullet time or shoot dodge.it really can make those firefights a bit easier." then she either doesnt listen to me or gets on me about forcing her to play the game my way. or how she will spend over an over in one section in Snake Eater.trying to sneak past all the gaurds un noticed. only to get to the very end and get caught and die. i try saying," sweetie, you have a tranq gun for a reason. if that dude is in your way,just pop him and move on." and again im met with the same anger.
now i am aware that this just might be her playstyle and thats fine. it just seems to me that she is intentionaly trying to make the game as difficult as possible. i try to help but it gets me nothing. ive noticed alot of my fellow gamers dont like being told what to either. so what are some helpful ideas you guys got?