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normal difficulty is what my 8 year old nephew plays his games on.

I can honestly say that i need something tougher than normal because i think we can all agree that if an 8 year can do it, its not that difficult.

Games now are made by publishers and they playtest games to make sure there is no difficulty or tough parts, because frustration is bad. So they make it so that everyone can be winners!

Thats why we have regenerating health, !s over characters heads, stories,plots, and characters with about as much depth as a michael bay film. Auto aim, arrows pointing you to the quest or next area. liniear levels that run you through what is basically a straight line. Bosses with big ass blinking or glowing weak points. Hmm that enemy has a neon spot on him, im suppose to shoot there.

People should have fun, first and foremost. Play how you like to play. But do not forget that yes beating the game on hard does make you better at the game than someone who beat it on normal. Does that make them better than you in real life, no, just at that game. Just like someone is better than you at basketball, but you both still enjoy it.

My fun is in the challenge, in having to use my brain to work out how to survive an encounter. I can enjoy all that and still have time to enjoy the graphics, scenary, and storyline. Its not like putting the game on hard suddenly changes anything but the difficulty of some of the fights. I enjoy the 4th and long moments, or where i have 5 bullets but 6 guys. I feel every enemy in a game should be a threat and be capable of killing you. This isnt neccessarily for the next guy though.
Edited by Vhati - 1/19/11 at 2:12pm
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post #62 of 129
You know NOTHING of HARDCORE!
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i play on the highest difficulty because i have found that if you play on normal or lower its difficult to change your playing style to beat a game on a higher level after you have had your way with stupid, blind, never shot a gun, cover finding behind explosive barrels A.I. there are some games that are just cheap and almost impossible to beat no matter what difficulty.
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post #64 of 129
Someone is compensating for something I think...
Anyway, A game is meant to be played however you want it to be played.
Personally, I see "normal" as the idea difficulty. I can enjoy the game and get a bit of a challenge.
But im in it for the story etc. I look for content, not any feeling of superiority.

So im not l33t and hardcore and a G4M3R. Im glad you are amazing at video games. Guess what im proud of? Im proud I have a wife, wonderful friends and the ability to build a computer that isn't lopsided and has money in the wrong places. And im proud I have other things to do but go online and brag about how good I am.

You obviously aren't l33t when it comes to building/buying systems. Your Sig Rig is proof of that. You wasted money on things that give you no performance or benefit.
But ive got news. OCN is about computers, not games. We love games for certain, but we couldn't care less about how good you are at them if you have no meaningful input and give nothing to the community.
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That is why GOD mode was invented.
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I don't know many people who play games on easy due to a lack of skill or simply to play through the game unless they're trying to burn through it. Normal is ideal for me when I play a game the first time through, while keeping awards/achievements in mind while going through levels. Now, if I care to play the game again and obtain all the achievements/awards, then I'll play on the hardest mode available but not before then.

I'm pretty eager to experience what the story and game has to offer, therefore playing on the hardest mode the first time through will give me nothing but frustration and distract me from the story. At least, that's how it's worked out for me when I've tried the hardest mode first. I tend to absolutely forget the storyline, only resulting in playing for the now with nothing memorable of the game except the most frustrating parts.
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Hardest mode trophies?

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I cant respect anyone who doesn't play it on insanity.
I'm genuinely speechless...
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I play on easy,I like things that are easy.
    
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I never play story mode on hard. I generally play on normal. It's not as enjoyable playing hard. If I need to display my mad gaming skillz (bro), I play online.
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I play games on the difficulty setting that I find best suits my skill and play style at said title. I think some difficulty settings make games absurd and hardly playable as well.
 
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