NEGATIVE WIN

Succeeding in a game by playing by its rules, but not in its spirit. Farming excess items from low level enemies to breeze through later sections, camping on a FPS map, or metagaming to figure out how to defeat bosses before even meeting them are some examples.

Replaying games like The Wolf Among Us seems like a given, but knowing the possible outcomes and dramatic peaks ahead of time makes second completions feel like developer-sanctioned negative wins.”

See also: POSITIVE WIN