Are Games too Easy? Handholding in Video Games Analyzed

Gamers Nexus writes, "It's a commonly-known issue that handholding is becoming evermore present in video games, but this is not inherently a negative progression; the negativity stems from a lack of confidence in the gamer by the developers/publishers. People die (in games) -- you have to accept that as a game-maker. Don't water it down because you fear that someone may die -- gasp -- twice instead of once in that cinematic battle. Heck, most of these games have their difficulty settings so out-of-whack that I end up playing on harder modes just because "hard" has become exceedingly easy, in fact, nearly impossible to die (and I know that I have not gotten that good at games)."

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