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veltix

For the following genre like 1st and 3rd person shooter and 1st and 3rd person adventure, Jrpg turn base (Like p5 and cold steel series)?

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Thrillho

I always tend to go for the standard difficulty for games. It’s as much for time management as anything else. Back in the day, I used to replay games on higher difficulties but just don’t have the time for it (completing CoD: World at War on veteran took some doing, and getting all dog tags on every difficulty in MGS2 also quite the challenge!)

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stuzster

Pretty much always on easy mode to begin with, because I don't enjoy the difficulty in games as much as I enjoy the feel of playing them and the story. Then, with a title I take a shine to, I might increase the difficulty once I get used to the mechanics. The only exceptions tend to be racers, where I will likely start on a higher difficulty, because I want to experience the 'feel' of being a rookie in that particular class/car etc.

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FullbringIchigo

depends on my mood normally

if i just wanna experience the story i will play on the easier difficulties but if i fancy a challenge i will play on the harder ones

take Uncharted for example back on the PS3 i played through on the harder levels but now a days i just play for the story so i play on easy, i tend to do that a lot with games i'm replaying honestly especially if i have played though them multiple times before

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BearsEatBeets

100% will always start on the default setting as I feel this is what the developers feel is the ideal balance for the game. Normally I will do the full playthrough on this setting but if I'm struggling a bit and feel it will hamper my ability to progress I will knock it down to enjoy it more. Examples for me have been Jedi Fallen Order and Yakuza 0.
I only rarely then play on a harder setting if there is a trophy for it and it's a game I really like. I did this for Witcher 3, DA Inquisition, Uncharted 4 & Lost Legacy and Mass Effect Andromeda. Yes that's right I have the platinum for Mass Effect Andromeda.

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Genrou

For me I usually do the easiest setting as I want to see and enjoy the story. I am not keen on trophies and I have such a huge backlog that I just want finish the game and move onto the next.

Genrou

RogerRoger

@stuzster Same as you, buddy. If there's an option to tweak difficulty mid-game, then I'll try "normal" for a bit and then invariably knock it down if I encounter any trouble. Otherwise I'll start on "easy" and it's only my years of experience which prevent me from going lower, to any "Story Mode" difficulty level.

I play to have fun. Stress isn't fun. More power to those who like a challenge, but I use games to relax and therefore want a difficulty level which suits my needs.

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RogerRoger

@BearsEatBeets Respect for the Mass Effect Andromeda platinum, by the way! Love that game and yet haven't mustered the courage to try and 100% it as yet.

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BearsEatBeets

@RogerRoger The hard difficulty playthrough was quite funny. I used new game + to carry over all my gear and skills and did just the bare minimum of missions to finish it. I barely said a word to any of my crew, after every story mission I got told many times people wanted to talk me but I never did.

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JohnnyShoulder

@RogerRoger Same here, i play games to have fun so I always start on normal. Only turning it up a notch when it gets too easy as i find the game then is boring to play. I rarely feel the need to put anything down below normal difficulty however.

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Ryall

I would generally start RPG and third person games on normal difficulty and first person shooters on easy. I want to play in the way the developer intended but I’m really bad at first person shooters.

Ryall

Kalvort

Easy mode most of the time.

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nessisonett

Certain games I’ll play on a high difficulty especially if there’s a trophy. Hardcore difficulty on RE2MAKE for example was a whole lot better than Standard as it properly ramped up the tension. Fallen Order was also far too simple on any difficulty other than the hardest but I did appreciate the ability to change difficulty at any time. I’ll also play the Fire Emblem games first on Hard, to get to know the characters, and then on Lunatic to give myself a challenge. I’ve been sorely tempted to turn down the difficulty in Horizon, it’s more frustrating than difficult at times. Certain games like Devil May Cry though, I’ll hit my ceiling and then tap out on the higher difficulties with no regrets since life is too short.

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stuzster

Also, with a story driven game like Red Dead Redemption, I want to believe I am a badass gunslinger from the start - as indeed the character John Marston is - rather than some loon who is useless with a gun, and can't hit an enemy without wasting tons of ammo, which is what I tend to be at the start of a game. For me, the satisfaction comes not from learning to be better at the game by overcoming its difficulty, but more from becoming familiar with the mechanics such that they feel instinctive. For me, this adds to the overall enjoyment of the game without making me feel restrained by a difficulty setting that punishes me when I want to be having fun.

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stuzster

RogerRoger

@BearsEatBeets That sounds unintentionally hilarious. I think that's what stops me from trying for the platinum in any BioWare game, because there's often a difficulty trophy and I'd have to ignore all of my favourite characters to have any hope of getting through it all within a reasonable timeframe. Other games I've loved enough to play on tougher difficulty levels (the Uncharted trilogy and "I Am The Night" mode from Batman: Arkham Origins, for example) have been strictly linear.

@JohnnyShoulder Agreed, although the popularity of the Soulsborne games has led to an increase in general difficulty levels in some modern games, forcing me to embrace settings below "normal" or whatever the default is. Challenge is the new normal in some cases, which I find a bit scary. I'd rather not wind up an exclusive PEGI 3 gamer in my advancing years!

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Jaz007

@RogerRoger Did you actually play Arkham Origins on “I am the Night”? Doesn’t that end the whole game if you die?

Jaz007

RogerRoger

@Jaz007 Yes, and yes. I think it was my fourth or fifth playthrough (not counting endless practice in the game's separate Challenge Rooms, to ensure I was really in the zone).

I did cheat a bit, however, as I'd periodically quit the game to make a USB copy of my save file; that way, if I died and the game overwrote my progress, I could just stick the USB back in and take another swing at things. For almost all of the game, I never needed it and almost stopped doing it, but I randomly made a copy right before the final Blackgate riot sequence and was so glad I did, as I died during the Panopticon boss fight, a mere ten minutes away from the end credits.

Permadeath wasn't the biggest challenge. The total lack of counter indicators above enemy heads was much, much worse. They were even missing from the QTEs and cutscenes, meaning I had to remember exactly who took a swing at Batman and when, all the way through. As a result, in any Arkham game now, I kinda ignore the counter indicators and just watch body language.

It's the trophy I'm most proud of (and completing it unlocked a dynamic PS3 theme, which... well, which would've been cool if I were the kinda person who applies themes to his consoles!).

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RogerRoger

@LaJettatura Everybody's scared of your badassery.

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JohnnyShoulder

@LaJettatura Yes. Do always expect everyone to hang off your every word and reply within a certain time frame?

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.

There is no longer a good time to release a game. There are only less s**t times to release a game

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