I suppose the argument here is that these images and game modes are making fun of players for choosing lower difficulties
No need to talk about it
Absolutely no need. It isn't even an argument. The game does make fun of lower difficulties.
We can at least laugh at the kind of scumbag that would be offended at a menu item in a video game.
Anyone who has an issue with them has no place playing a game. Sex, language, racism, violence in Wolfenstein but your offender by an in game menu? This is truly making an issue of nothing.
Are we running out of things to complain and be offended about?
That may be a good thing. If we can run out then maybe we can reset and install better Software that protects us against little sissy men we seem to be becoming.
We can hope.:)
Man this is a new low... Can’t this insufferable loser of a game journalist just laugh at the joke? What a baby!
Oh my god...get over it. If you're seriously this fragile then I have no idea how you can stand to interact with the world on a daily basis.
Lol! I think people invent things to talk about sometimes. Who cares what the difficulty someone sets their game to? As long as they have fun.
It's quite ridiculous to complain about that. Just look at the higher difficulty images. They're like psychotic or something. Is that calling people who play on higher difficulties murderous psychopaths?? Stop being so sensitive.
This might be the best response possible to an article like this. The insane difficulties are roided brock lesnars, does it matter? Its a gag...
It's Kotaku, we already know what kind of site that is, and what kind of people are on there. It's shit, just shit.
Is this really a thing or is someone struggling for content to write up?
"I suppose the argument here is that these images and game modes are making fun of players for choosing lower difficulties". Well I suppose that there was no argument and people are just finding new things to be offended about. The difficulties in Wolfenstein have been those since 1992. That was 25 years ago and you didn't hear anyone bitch about it back then. If these sort of things offend you then you have no business gaming... Or watching films, or being connected to any media really. I miss the good old days when people could laugh about things without having someone cry over their "hurt" sensibilities.
uh... let's not?
This offends people?
You, author, are one pansy ass bitc~!!! I can't believe some garbage like this is approved and someone with half a brain would even consider to write something so pathetic and meaningless.
You're confused, how about you read it.
All the disagrees apparently are confused too. This guy is calling the author a pansy, but the author is the one calling out the stupid Kotaku.com article that was crying about difficulty. Call Kotaku the pansies.
Yup. Goes to show people don’t bother to read...they take the title and run. Kind of embarrassing for these “educated”, errrr... opinionated gamers.
I thought it was funny. ID soft (now Bethesda) games have always been like this. I would be offended if they didn't make fun of my bad abilities.
You know, I think *maybe* you guys need to not judge this at face value and read the piece. Here's an excerpt: I dunno, if you feel like you are getting peer pressure from a video game, maybe you should consider something safer, like No Man’s Sky. I mean that’s a much safer game if you somehow have your feelings set to “can I play, daddy?.”
The author used some very specific choice words in the title. Feeling that the game is taunting you by choosing a lower difficulty is one thing. But being "offended" by it is click bait buzz words. He might have had an interesting argument here. But the stupid title will guarantee that most people don't even bother.
You do realize the author is saying that it's silly to be offended, right?
I think people are criticizing Kotaku, not the author of this article.
Reread the article....or actually, read it before you comment. You’re way off.
Is anyone offended by a menu? Aside from the author This seems like a pointless article.
Kotaku published an article about how offensive the Wolfenstein 2 difficulty menu is.
The Wolfenstein difficulty menu is hilarious. Any guy offended would be called a girly man by a girly man.
I thought it funny as I chose the "don't hurt me" level of difficulty! (getting older and the reflexes aren't the same as they used to be)
I agree wholeheartedly with you! Although I would argue that it's not the reflexes that are gone (I'm 38 and my reflexes are fine :) ) It might just be we enjoy a good story more than dying every 2 minutes and doing the same part over and over again until we get it.......an hour later lol!
Can't tell if the journalist is taking the piss out of SJW's for the sake of website hits or whether he is actually retarded. Either way, not clicking.
Great.. Liberals have invaded N4G
Shhiii I wish i could've hade a easy mode for the dragon fight in the ringed city. It took HOURS to get past him.
OH BROTHER. They're really running out of reasons to b*tch unnecessarily, don't they?
lol. Just lol.
I have to agree with him IRT difficulty trophies/achievements......God I hate those! It just puts getting a platinum trophy way out of reach for most people...sure you can play on it's hardest difficulty if you like this sort of thing...but I don't see any enjoyment out of it and trophies shouldn't be attached to it....Hell, 0.1% of people who played Wolfenstein 2 actually got this trophy, which tells you a lot! Why do developers keep doing it??
Earning Trophies is supposed to be an accomplishment you know like all trophies except those new participation trophies that are ruining people. Complaining about such things is so sad. it's like you want some reward for not trying hard.
There you go....was waiting for someone to twist what I said into something negative, that has nothing to do with what I said........There's nothing wrong with a hard difficulty. I don't know if you actually played Wolfenstein 2 on Mein Leiben difficulty, but it's masochisticaly hard, like impossible hard! Yes, some people might like it, but I'd bet it's a very small minority! Have you not read what I wrote? 0.1% got this trophy.....When it's THAT hard, I don't know how it can qualify as fun... And if you want to make a game hard, make it hard at it's core (Dark souls, bloodborne, nioh). I'm one trophy short of getting a platinum on Bloodborne. Platinumed other games as well, including on their hard difficulty (117 in total) including Wolfenstein NO. It was hard, but doable. But thanks for spewing stuff about people you know nothing about....I'm not complaining, like the actual kotaku guy who wrote the original article, just saying tying trophies to next to impossible feats is a bit of a shame, in the same league as online trophies (the ones that are unobtainable due to server shutdown)
The trophy system is there to show your in game accomplishments. Not everyone or even a large majority of athletes can say they have an Olympic gold medal. This is because you have to be on top of the world to get one. There is nothing wrong with game developers deciding that they want you to be world class in obtaining trophies in their games. It simply differentiates the most committed players from other gamers. If everyone can easily achieve the trophies it really becomes a useless exercise. They might as well just have one trophy then called, "I completed the game". Part of getting insanely hard trophies is being able to say afterwards, "I spent forty-two hours on level X so I could get this trophy! I know that was dumb, but look at my trophy list now!". And now I want to go and get the Uber trophy for Wolfenstein II... Why, because I love the game and when gamers see me get the trophy they will say, "Man that must have been hard, respect to you!"
I do understand your point, and I agree! Believe me! At least YOU were respectful with your reply! (don't see why people feel the need to get on the offensive all the time...) I just don't get why you guys can't see my point....Why put trophies that are so out of reach for 99.9 of players.....literally. It just feels cheap when developers lower your hit point next to nothing, enemies become bullet sponges and they have godlike accuracy, killing you with 2 pistol bullets from across the map.....it just seems there is so many ways they could make it harder without being cheap....
People are too easily offended, as we all know. I personally always thought difficulty settings, like the one pictured, were just funny.
Man f**k the difficulty menus, why is nobody mentioning whats gotta be the worst character to ever be in a game, Grace Walker? Stupid b**ch ruined the game, I couldn't even finish it. To bad coz its a fun game
I always thought the menu was hilarious!
well... this is an age old thing. they obviously never played wolfenstein 3d. the difficulty selection screen is essentially same like the new one
The person who wrote and posted this article is a pvssy
Poor snowflake author. :```((
You know you could say this guys being a bit of a....baby. honestly thou something like wolflenstien and Doom are not particularly something of great story experiences. Their meant to be fast paced, live or die orientated games, that should give you a challenge. Your picking easier then easy.....feels like you might be in the wrong place
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