Ben Smith from Handsome Phantom reminds us that it's okay if you don't play ever game on nightmare mode.
"I’d rather experience an amazing story in a fraction of the time than agonize over a single play area with a boss I can’t beat." Exactly my sentiments. My current backlog of games is by far longer than I will ever get around to at this point I want to experience as many of them as I can.
I usually go normal. If it's too annoying I'll drop it down. If its to easy (Diablo 3), I crank it up to feel a sense of resistance.
Hell yeah it is. I've played a lot of games on the hardest difficulty for trophies and achievements and I hated it almost every time. I play on easy and I remember the game for the great things in the game and not just how angry I got
It's perfectly fine to play a game on easy. Just remember that for most games, they weren't meant to be played on easy.
I never play on easy, always try to atchieve platinum i prefer no difficulty level at all, easy difficulty makes games dumb, that's the problem with games like horizon it would be better if would be much harder when it launched. easy is for kids. play at normal then try harder.
I usually stick a game on the highest or 2nd highest difficulty & if the difficulty doesn't meld well with the gameplay then I'll switch it down to easy. I usually prefer open world games on easy or normal for example, but linear games on hard.
No its not, normal or hard only. Easy makes the gameplay worse and less interesting.
I usually play games on easy mode. Call me a noob, but I enjoy stories more than mindless difficulties in games.
I love it when I can switch back and forth in-game. For example I was playing Horizon and tried clearing a camp for probably a good 4 hours. Finally I just switched it to easy, cleared the camp, switched back to normal, and moved on.
My latest casualty is Hollow Knight. I like Metroidvania games, and this one is a good indie take on the genre. But I'm simply not willing to repeat a lengthy sequence endlessly to get past an overly tough spot in the game. That's not what I enjoy about this kind of game. (The frustration and waste of time are the very opposite of enjoyment, in fact.) I like the exploration, puzzle solving and growth in abilities to be able to reach and explore more of the world. If there were an easier mode, or an ironing out of such sharp difficulty spikes, I have a feeling I would love it all the way through. As it stands, I'm done with it, and I will warn anyone curious that it takes a hardcore attitude to experience the entire game. This debate will never end, I realize. Not that I understand why anyone would be opposed to *optional* greater accessibility in non-competitive single-player games. No, I do not.
I almost always play the one level up from medium/regular (Hard). if your going to pay $60 (or rather $47.99) bucks ya know make it worth it. My exception this gen so far has been Wipeout PS4 playing that on easy, cuz just wanted the experience, not a major challenge.
It is okay. There are a bunch of those types of games. Only, they're called movies. Go watch if you want "story" and don't want any challenge.
Devil's advocate - I agree, but at the same time not all games deserve an "easy" option. Im so glad that the Souls Series didn't have an "Easy" mode.
The first playthrough is easy mode lol
do whatever you want, personally I think most games lose any sense of fun on easy and the story alone is simply not enough to keep me playing in 99% of games (most games have laughable stories to be honest).
If ya like to be bored to death! I love story, I do and there are a handful of games that catewicompete th other media on a story level, but mainly I play for the challenge, for aspects that aren't available on TV or in movies or books. I used to play every game that came out, but I don't miss the 80% of games that I played just because they were new. I play games far longer now, like this but so far Horizon, P5 and Nioh and Nioh is my GotY so far.
Just depends on the game. Usually I keep it at normal and if I play through again I like to bump it up a notch.
I couldn't care what people think I play how I want.
It's ok to not be good at things.
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