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Why do people complain about The Witcher 2 being hard?

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Seriously, it isn't that hard, on Normal difficulty at least. Oh, I've died a few times, but usually I get through on the first or second try. I can't believe people are having this much trouble with the game, especially if they play on Normal, or even Easy. I haven't even had to rely on potions that much, only a couple fights I've felt I needed them.
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Yep, more and more games are an easy walkthrough. In the old PSone days I played a game and died DOZENS of times, up to the point of frustration. But then I succeed, and I get the most satisfaction from the game.

Now it's like click when asked and no more Mrs Satisfaction. I'm glad the witcher made an exception of that new rule.

Yes, you can choose between difficulties, but even making it possible on easy to not die once is laughable imo, a game should need some work and effort put into it to get to the next level.
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in 1.2 patch they adjusted the difficulty. i also assume you havent met a few of the monsters or characters to fight yet. There are some difficult parts in the game.
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haha agreed! the game seems like it's moving in slow-mo to me. i play it because of the pretty indie environment. either than that i just get bored after a few of the slow-paced combat sequences or puzzles that make zero sense (didn't play witcher 1) & exit the game quite promptly
    
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I just started playing this game and I love it. I haven't played the first one, was recommended against it, and I started at hard difficulty. I am very satisfied with the challenge so far. (Not impossible, but have to use your brain) the one time I was frustrated so far was at the very beginning I think it was the tutorial I kept getting incinerated by the dragon, there was like nowhere I could go to get away and it seemed like a flaw in the dang game more than a difficult situation to overcome, but alas, I've moved on. Its real fun so far, inventory system could have been a little more intuitive.
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People are to use to everything being easy now I guess?

I was actually going to first try it on normal then see how far I could get on hardcore, that seems impossible now though. Nothing in the game is really hard if you know whats coming so you have the right potion. Just sucks not knowing until it is way to late.
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post #7 of 8
I enjoyed the Witcher 2 quite a bit I had to retry fights a couple of times in some areas but it really wasn't bad (on normal)... I would say Demon's Souls on PS3 is much harder.
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Just people are used to easy games.

I havn't played it at all, I don't like typical RPG's unless it's slightly more futuristic. Prefer guns to swords, really.

Anyway, like Llama16 said, it's that trying to beat the game that brings the satsifaction in, not the straight-in-a-line completion that comes with typical singleplayer games.
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