for some reason i thought i made a post in this thread already, but i hadn’t.
anyway, cheating in singleplayer games doesn’t exist. it’s not real. from a financial standpoint, paying money for a game only to hit a point where it gets unfun to play and so you drop it is a waste of money. from a time management standpoint, devoting a significant amount of time to a video game only to hit a wall and drop it b/c you don’t think you can progress is also a waste. these are arguments you could make for cheats that are “logical” but they are also boring.
the meat of it is that we play games to be entertained in some way. what that means is different for everyone. that’s why they’re game are games. if a game isn’t fun for you or engaging you on a level you find rewarding, then modifying it so that it can do that isn’t something to be ashamed of anymore than using accessibility options or setting the game to easy mode is.
i reiterate, the concept of “cheating” in a singleplayer game is the fakest shit ever.