You know those type of people that almost always play on the hard difficulty on a game, just so they can boast about how much larger their e-penis is bigger than us mere mortals? Now I donít have an issue with people who play on the hardest difficulty, heck I like to play on it most of the time myself, but sometimes I have to wonder why there is even a hard difficulty in certain games where it just doesnít fit. Iím talking about games where youíre supposed to be THE badass, the toughest S.O.B who ever ruled the land who doesnít give a crap about anyone else. It may just be me, but in these types of games, I can never play on the hardest difficulty.
Exactly 0.0374 seconds before Cole ran away with his tail between his legs on hard difficulty
God of War III is another example of a character that is presented with such brute power, but is a character that quickly becomes incredibly weak when outside of the normal difficulty. It is entirely possible that I am just utterly terrible at this game and it probably is true, Iíve seen it. I sucked. There are some games that actually benefit from playing on the hardest difficulty, at least in my eyes. These are generally games where you play as a character who is fighting against the odds and is the underdog who has to rise and beat insurmountable odds. This added challenge, if implemented well, I believe makes the eventual success that much grander and is why I sometimes prefer to play on the hardest difficulty.
I donít want the option to play on the hardest difficulty in certain games to be taken out. That would be beyond ridiculous and only serve to alienate a whole audience of customers. I may just be the weird one who goes against the grain; it wouldnít be the first time. Iím only interested to find out if Iím the only one who follows some kind of rule as to whether to play on hard difficulty or not, whether that be due to genre, preferences or how changing the difficulty affects gameplay or any other reason that someone might have.
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