When you choose between Easy, Normal or Hard what does that really say about you?
... which should be OK for the first time. Ofcourse, some games are too easy when played on 'normal', but usually people and reviews will already have mentioned that beforehand, so I'll take that into account. Other times, games seem a bit too hard on 'normal', but because it's labeled 'normal' I just hang in there and get better. Ninja Gaiden Black and Vanquish spring to mind.
For me it depends on the game. If the gameplay seems fun I might play normal or even hard. If it's something competitive like fighting games I'll usually play on hard to get better at it. If on the other hand if the gameplay is dull and I'm only playing for the story then I might choose easy.
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