Excerpt: A game’s difficulty is a very interesting thing. Sometimes it defines a game, and sometimes it destroys a game. In some cases, people hail it as the thing that makes a game a hit, while other games live in infamy thanks to just how difficult they are. Difficulty is certainly a subjective measure, and certain people are going to find different thing more difficult than others, but when the majority of a community holds one opinion, It’s probably a fairly good measure of a games difficulty.
So what happens when a game, or part of a game is so mind-numbingly, pants-dirtyingly hard?