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Zelda is a tough one to rank. It is hard until it's not. Amazing game regardless though.
Exactly. Even when it is hard there is plenty of less demanding quests to help prepare for more difficult tasks. It is your typical RPG grind made more enjoyable with the shrines and such. It isn't difficult in the same way as bloodborne which kicks your ass from the word go.
I wouldn't even say Bloodborne is that hard.. One of my favorite games next to Dark Souls 3, but once you learn the areas and the shortcut system in the game, it makes things a lot easier. Most bosses I beat in one try on my first playthrough, and I'm not a seasoned souls vet. I actually started with Dark Souls 3. Now Dark Souls 2, that game is hard, and just plain stupid.
@G-haul.. Bloodborne was tough. That last fight on the normal story took me hours. And those stupid guys that carry the bags.. Damn them.
I still don't think it was that bad. It's not like the game is hard on purpose like people make it out to be is what I'm trying to say. I've had harder times on normal hack and slash games than I have on a game like Bloodborne. The only thing I'll give to Bloodborne for being harder, and not necessarily harder, but more-so annoying, is the blood vial system vs the estus. You have to grind for blood vials if you're stuck at a hard part, which is kinda bunk. Dark Souls 2, I'll never beat that though. I think the human effigy system is ridiculous, and the game punishes you for dying more than it realistically should. They made the movement system clunky on purpose, it takes 84 years to drink an estus, and the game just tries to be hard on purpose.
I consider the difficulty in most Zelda games to be just right, I wouldn't say their hard games. Most times I play a Zelda game, I make a nice steady advancement during a session. Almost every other game on that list though is a completely different beast.
I've beaten Dark Soul 1-3, and Bloodborne. The challenging aspect of Soulsborne games, is figuring them out. Beating Souls games has helped me with other games, oddly even compete shooters. I also think Ori and Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, Halo 5 solo Legendary, and Donkey Tropical Freeze, where so of the more difficult games I beat this gen. I haven't gotten around to trying Ni-Oh, games cost too much in Canada. I flat-out gave up on Super Meatboy.
Super Meatboy is on a whole nother level lol! And Nioh is awesome!
Super Meatboy, was the first game since Ninja Gaiden Black on hard (which I beat), to make my hands sweat heavily. I just couldn't handle it.
Yeah I gave up on Super Meat Boy too lol. Ori was pretty tough, awesome game
Ori is MS's best new franchise this gen.
amigo make sure Nioh is somehow played by you this gen. If you like souls games, this one is fantastic. The Diablo style loot system makes the game always seem fresh as every corner you turn there's a kick ass weapon or armor waiting for you. One of the few games where I bought the season pass, it's my GotY of 2017. Yes even over Horizon and Zelda and P5
Xcom 2 commander difficulty on ironman mode is insane difficulty
Pretty sure Armored Core (any title) is harder than most of these titles. Damn near impossible to get SS rank in any mission. Last one i played was 4nswer, and remember how much of a bitch it was taking down White Glint on hard let alone SS rank... and f*ck The Answerer haha. Games are pretty niche tho... really want a current gen Armored Core make it happen From.
It's where it all began.
There's still a chance we'll get Armored Core this gen since it was kinda hinted at that one might be in the works. I've sorely missed that series and hardly anyone seems to want it as much as I do.
You're going to mention Dark Souls which is ridiculous. The other day I was playing Addam's Family: Pugsley Scavenger the Ocean game for the Super Nintendo, and I just couldn't believe how unfair the difficulty of this game was (and the controls are tight... a bit slippery perhaps... technically you can do it but no, is just a freaking nightmare) There're no modern difficult games...
Nioh is my GotY so far. So good!
Glad there are more games made to be challenging coming out this generation over the last. Sick of the high availability of hand-holding AAA experiences with very very few games for the gamers. In the past there were plenty of challenging games, and platformers, and jRPGs, and survuval horrors. All these four are slowly making a return from the long sleep that was the 360/PS3 era.
MMO's and MP games probably don't count.. but the day 1 of Raids in Wow and Destiny are epic.
That NioH DLC was tough as hell. I had to grind up a lot. No way I was doing that at level 110.
Killzone: Shadow Fall is the only difficult current generation game I've played. Difficult in the sense that I couldn't finish it due to the difficulty. Plus this was the easiest setting.
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