You're a pansy: Defending difficulty in today's games. takes a look at the difficulty of today's game in this interesting commentary about enjoying difficult games. Well worth the read if only to find out whether you're a pansy or not!

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omodis4203687d ago

I didn't see that one coming. Wow, what a shocker.

The Matrix3686d ago (Edited 3686d ago )

My friends always want to get through a game on easy "Just to play it for the storyline", they say. "If I'm busy dying I won't be able to play the full value of the game." Maybe their right, but I always play on atleast medium. If you plow through a game with no resistance then it's not a fun experience in my opinion.

I think all games should have a easy, medium and hard difficulty level with a bonus superhuman/god mode/extreme difficulty that can be unlocked after beating the game on any difficulty level.

I also think that games with only one difficulty level (fable 2, king kong the video game for example) should really have a choice for harder difficulty. I know my friend was kind of angry because fable 2 was too easy for him and there was only one difficult level.

I guess it comes down to everyone has their own right. If game developers just make a wide range of difficulty levels then everyone will be happy.

jadenkorri3686d ago (Edited 3686d ago )

your a lame gamer if you play on easy, you prob don't even play online problaly cause you wouldn't survive.. if ur gonna argue, go finish battletoads first then come talk to me...

callahan093686d ago

Omodis, I'm not sure what you're getting at by saying "what a shocker" ... but let me say this, THANK YOU to Sarcastic Gamer for publishing this article. I agree with every word of it.

darkjanus3686d ago

I like games with a challenge and i despise easy games. If theres no challenge whats the point?

However im a big fan of RPG's. This means ill usually play the game once or twice on hard mode and then on im just trying different builds and dialogue so i dont see anything with playing it on easy when ive already beaten it

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Raz3687d ago

It may come as a surprise, but most gamers simply want to enjoy their entertainment, not be frustrated by it. There's a line between keeping it fun and making a game into work. (Evidence: Silent Hill; Homecoming)

..So quit being an insulting little elitist. I'll continue to enjoy games at my own pace and difficulty, thank you very much; and if I want to complain, I will - I paid for the game, after all.

-GametimeUK-3686d ago

is because the controls suck and enemies are so dumb they are hard

kevnb3686d ago (Edited 3686d ago )

old games were hard on purpose since they were often times only a few hours long. How else could a 4 hour game last longer than 4 hours...

demoneyeslaharl3686d ago

Where's DMC4? By the time you hit Son of Sparda... the difficulty spikes up its not even funny. XD

Pennywise3686d ago

I beat all my games on hardest difficulty available at the start.

Horny3686d ago

same, i cant stand most new games on normal or easy, its just too easy. I like not being able to just walk through a challenge.

ChrisGTR13686d ago

i usually leave the hardest mode for the second playthrough to get more hours out of it.

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