WC - It’s fair to say that we expect video games to be challenging. Difficulty and challenge are key gameplay features just like running and jumping; if games were too easy, their value as entertainment would have a limit. It’s one reason why video games are such a popular medium nowadays; that level of accomplishment simply can’t be matched by books or films.
Some games revel in inspiring gamers to rise to a challenge though. Some games developers have created sadistic methods of virtual torture for us to endure; games that are both great or addictive but present an immense challenge which requires hours and hours of endless practice to beat.