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Why Does Difficulty Matter?

After playing Guitar Hero III on the easy level, Gaming Today editor Chris keeps getting harassed by taunts and jeers from other Xbox gamers on Live. Why does it matter that he plays on easy? Isn't having fun the point of playing games?

Chris explains the point of video games and reveals the issues with some gamers on Xbox Live.

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Real gamer 4 life3683d ago

unlike hardcore gamers casual gamers play games for fun.

Rooftrellen3683d ago

So that's why people say the Wii isn't hardcore, the games are fun.

Well, I'm happy to be a casual gamer that plays games as much as 12 hours a day when I have nothing else to do.

MK_Red3683d ago

Well, it depends on type of game. I play Guitar Hero games on hard (Not expert) yet play DMC and Ninja Gaiden on easy-nomral settings.

Sometimes game's hard difficuly destroys the fun while other times games easiness takes out all the fun. A good balance between easy and hard like God of War.

RadientFlux3683d ago

Difficulty makes a big difference for gamers with limited time.

I play games to have fun and relax and don't have hours to spend doing the same thing over and over again.

I usually play games through on a easy-normal setting first and then depending on how much I enjoyed the gameplay I will often re-play the game at a harder difficulty.

Seriously3683d ago

I'm with you on this one. I have a wife and kid so my gaming time is usually either late night or in small time windows. I've been gaming since Calecovision but I guess because I don't play every game on hard or expert I'm not a hardcore gamer. Either way I tend to play the normal setting on most games because I just want to play and don't have the amount of time needed to play levels over and over.

I am however playing CoD4 on Veteran as I've always loved the series and I find myself being pretty good at it. I really don't think it matters, a gamer is a gamer is a gamer. We all play to have fun, some can handle the abuse a game on Hard or Expert gives them and still have fun and some can't. If you are bothered by some twelve year old on PSN or LIVE talking smack to you because you didn't beat the game on hard then you may have more issues than you think.

Transit3683d ago

I usually play games on the normal setting the first time through (except Halo 3 i started on Hardcore). After I finish the game I will usually go back and play through on a harder difficulty level. I think only the competitive hardcore gamers are the ones that laugh at people that play on easy. Also, very competitive multiplayer games like Halo 3 unless you play it on Legendary you are nothing compared to them in their eyes.

Rhezin3683d ago

lol it just makes them look more like nerds with no life.

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