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If the game you're playing is too hard would you eventually lower the difficulty?

Poll Results: Would you lower the difficulty If you couldn't pass a certain level or boss?

 
  • 55% (22)
    Yes
  • 45% (18)
    No
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post #1 of 39
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So My Cousin and I are both huge Video Game fans, and we both like a challenge. The one thing we disagree on is Difficulty.

We got Dead Space 3 about a week ago. We Started Playing it on Hard. Eventually we got to a room that should have taken 1:30 to 2 Minutes to pass but we kept dying. I got tired after dying 15+ times, So I said lets lower the difficulty. My cousin said no and kept playing. 20 Minutes Later I asked him again if we could lower the settings, No. I told him If he could pass that single room In less than 30 Minutes I'd quit bugging him about it. 28 Minutes Later he passed it... that single room. Sure enough within a minute after passing that room he died. Eventually I got a copy for my PC played it on normal and beat it. On my 2nd pass I played it again on Hard and beat it. My Cousin on the other hand still hasnt passed Chapter 6.

Do you think If a game is too hard or a certain level is too hard that you would change the difficulty?


Another time we played Metal Gear Rising (Hard Difficulty not Revengece) and got stuck on the Final Boss. I said "I Give up" after dying 30+ times. My cousin called me a quitter and 3 Hours later he hadn't beaten the boss. Now he thinks If he plays it on Revengence he can beat it... He has yet to beat it...

Like I said we both like a challenge, but my cousin and I both wanted to see what other think.
post #2 of 39
I am with you on this. I lower the difficulty. If I fail to do this, I loose interest in the game in question and don't play it anymore.


(I love trainers) don't flame me, I prefer to use a trainer instead of lowering the difficulty. Then after the HARD or impossible part, I disable the trainer.
Edited by KaRLiToS - 2/23/13 at 8:54pm
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post #3 of 39
I never lower the difficulty. Im a stubborn person who HATES to lose, so if I get to a hard part in the game 9/10 times that is my Favorite part of the game lol.

That feeling of me FINALLY CRUSHING what ever was a hassle is just o.m.g. awesome. Like beating Sephiroth in kingdom hearts 2....took forever at a young age ;-;

I can play one part of a game 5-6 hours before I take a break, if I REALLY want to win. Also a good example was getting the Mile high achievement on xbox 360...
Edited by iMica - 2/23/13 at 8:57pm
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post #4 of 39
Absolutely not. I play games for the challenge and making them easier defeats that purpose.
post #5 of 39
I play it on normal first, then i up the difficulty when i finish the game, i never play a game lower than normal though thumb.gif
post #6 of 39
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Originally Posted by iMica View Post

I never lower the difficulty. Im a stubborn person who HATES to lose, so if I get to a hard part in the game 9/10 times that is my Favorite part of the game lol.

That feeling of me FINALLY CRUSHING what ever was a hassle is just o.m.g. awesome. Like beating Sephiroth in kingdom hearts 2....took forever at a young age ;-;

I can play one part of a game 5-6 hours before I take a break, if I REALLY want to win. Also a good example was getting the Mile high achievement on xbox 360...

I can completely understand that. I Know that awesome feeling of finally beating that boss. But like when we played MGR it was instant 1 hit instant death. Over and Over and Over and Over Again for 3+ Hours. And then again when we tried to play it on Revengence Mode.
post #7 of 39
I have broken a couple of controllers....when I win lol. Toss them and go WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SUCK IT (boss name here)
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post #8 of 39
I would never try more than maybe 5 times. Just imaging trying more than 20 or 30 is insane to me. I like a challenge but I also like moving forward.
post #9 of 39
Nope. Never* (explained later).

I play any player-based-skill game (FPS, TPS, RPG, etc.) on the hardest (available) difficulty, and I leave it there (some games require you to beat it once to get the highest difficulty). First play through - every play through (unless I'm going for pictures, but at that point I beat it already). The only exception is knowledge-based games, like RTS, which require you to know all the units, build orders, etc. I usually start off on whatever the default it, simply to learn what units I have, and how the game works (econ, etc.). This also applies to more RPG-based RPG games (The Witcher 2). Meanwhile action focused ones (mass effect),
are always on max difficulty. FPS games all play the same (mostly), so the only reason you'd fail at anything is because of being bad at the game.


Even stupid games, like Far Cry 1 on "realistic", which will literally throw you into incredible rage at the later areas of the game (stupid car-gunner thing, the ENTIRE last level, etc.) or STALKER on "master". I've played them at those difficulties and beaten them.

IMO lowering the difficulty is just saying "the game is better than me". I refuse to do that.


*The only exception was back in 2007, with Crysis 1 and Mass Effect 1. My computer (Pentium 4, 2gb ram, 7800GTX sli) couldn't give good FPS (~20-30 at best, in Crysis), so I had to lower the difficulty on the "core" level, simply because the aliens moved too fast to track at that low frame rates. Mass Effect 1 was fine until the last boss fight, which gave me 8-12FPS (even on lowest settings). At that point, it's not skill that's stopping you, but the tech. That's the only case I see it "fair" to lower the difficulty.
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post #10 of 39
I always start on highest and almost always stay there. Although for RPG games like Dragon Age, which for some reason I really suck at, I could not even beat on easy. My friend just bashed thought the enemies unlike me trying to use tactics and got through the level I couldn't beat at all immediately lol. I don't know what's wrong with me lol.

Very rarely, it depends on the type of game, I go on something like "normal" so I can learn how to play first, and then I go back to the hardest difficulty before finishing the game. Something like Dark Souls I would stay on the hardest difficulty level no matter what. For a racing game like GRID, I can't get anywhere on the hardest difficulty without first adjusting myself to the game first. Whenever I start a game over again after not playing for a while, like an FPS game, I lose all ability to play the game, so I gradually have to relearn how to aim and use tactics until I become amazing. But I do this by starting step by step like always aiming for the head, or taking some more time to move my mouse instead of flicking to the head first and then gradually learning how to adjust for the spray pattern.
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