I'm curious how people here view guides. Me personally I have no problem using one on certain games where others I try to avoid unless I'm really stuck. An example is right now I'm play Persona 4..... I really don't care to go through and figure out enemies weaknesses one at a time. Just give me the weakness and move on. BUT on the S Link portion (the best part) of the game I will not look up how I should be doing things and just go with the flow. I made my first mistake already in joining the Band over Drama, but I moved on with my terrible choice. Another one is the Portal games. I haven't played them and I'm TERRIBLE at puzzle games so once I reach a puzzle that I can't figure out I'll probably look towards a guide for help when I start playing them.
I use guides more of a anti-frustration tool. How do you view guides?