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What's Your Go-to Difficulty Level in Games?

Difficulty Choices   183 members have voted

  1. 1. What's your standard difficulty choice in games? (I know the names differ between games, but you get the idea)

    • Very easy (Pure story; I want to get through as quickly as possible and feel like a god while doing it!)
    • Easy (Less of a challenge; give me the story!)
    • Normal (Usually what the developer's 'intend')
    • Hard (Offers a stiff challenge)
    • Very Hard (You'll need to use everything you've got very well in order to survive)
    • Extreme/Impossible (You usually die very quickly, the enemies are crazy strong, no items, etc.)

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I usually start my game on Easy, especially if I have 0 experience/knowledge of the game and once I finish it, it would depend. If the game wasn't that hard I would jump to Normal or even Hard, but if I found the game really hard then it's staying on Easy. :P

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Going through this again, I seem to have more of a random choice. Some games, Metro: Last Light is an example for me, I'll play on an easy setting. Other times, like right now as I'm playing Operation Raccoon City, I'm playing on the hardest difficulty.

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Normal if it has difficulty related trophies, Easy if it doesn't.

 

Hard or hardest difficulty setting if the game is said to be easy (i.e Remember Me, Terminator).

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I normally start with normal and play with the difficulty the developer intended to be the best experience to enjoy the game ie  not too easy but not too hard i normally only play harder difficulties if there's trophies related to it and funny thing is after playing one playing through your first play through you always find your hard playthrough even easier eg the last of us i died more on easy than on the hardest play through (excluding new dlc difficulty)

 

I personally feel that difficulty in games don't have a huge gap in them the harder difficulty you play in generally just requires you to be more patient or conservative you don't necessarily have to have a better skill at playing games although there are one or two games that are skilled based but generally its just perseverance and patience

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I always start on Normal. I want to enjoy the game, and still experience some difficulty.

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It is ussaly set to easy unless if there is some form of game+ - then I start on the hard difficulty ^_^

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The hardest available, even if they don't stack I think it's better. If you start on easy you get used to it. Starting on hard it the way for me.

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It depends on the game, but I generally pick the difficulty level immediately above Normal, with two exceptions. I always start Kingdom Hearts games on Proud Mode and Tales of games on the hardest mode available at the beginning, the mechanics all along the games in those two franchises are somewhat similar, so Normal gets a bit boring eventually :)

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always i go with easy with games that im really focus in the story and maintain  the flow  of the action and pace of the story , later i go with all difficulty love a good challenge in FPS games 

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I'd have to say normal when I play a game for the first time then maybe harder but only if there is a trophy for it, Bottom line though I really enjoy playing games on normal.

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The hardest difficulty available, doesn't matter if there is a trophy for difficulty.
Even if I have to crouch or prone through the game the whole time (like I did in BF3 singleplayer haha).

Mainly to play the game for a longer time and have more of a challenge.

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mostly i'll do the toughest difficulty or atleast normal if the game needs two playthroughs so i can just cruise through the second playthrough...

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usually the Hardest one to get a challenge unless the game has 5/6+ difficulties, in which it can then be that the hardest is basically impossible. For example, in InFamous SS, easy, normal, hard, expert is the one i usually choose.

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It depends on how hard the game is to get the trophies for the most difficult settings. I usually pick normal 95% of the time. I never pick easy.

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I usually go with normal as my default setting for difficulty, however if there's difficulties that require unlocking by clearing other difficulties, I sometimes go with the highest available.Any genre I'm not proficient with, such as FPS or Flight Simulators will always start off on easy.

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I usually do Hard difficulty unless it's more of a story driven game in which case i'd just pick normal.

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Normal - For games I'm not familiar with.

 

Hard - For games that are part of series I'm familiar with.

 

Extreme/Impossible - For 2nd Playthroughs

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I honestly like to start off with normal and work my way up just to test myself and see how good i really am and could be

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I do whatever is needed for platinum ^^

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My go-to difficulty depends on the trophies. If a game offers no additional trophies for the different difficulties, I will mostly play on easy.

If I like the game, I will play it eventually again on a higher difficulty.

 

If trophies are related to difficulty, I will try the hardest one avalible, unless they require a lot of knowledge of the game.

For instance, I'm playing Strider on the hardest difficulty which is actually quite easy. Playing Outlast on the hardest difficulty would probable be stupid.

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I hate the difficulty trophies they make me hate the game while I am playing through it, easy allows me to enjoy the game and have fun with it.

 

If the game is too hard I will just drop and forget about it and not bother with any of the trophies.

 

The difficulty in dead space 3 was alright it wasn't too hard.

 

Dead space 2 was harder with only having 3 saves on hardcore I saved near the end of the chapter 5 at chapter 13 I was too jumpy at this point after getting so far without saving so i saved here and near the end of chapter 14.

Of orcs and men that was hard, I was about ready to drop it when I got lucky on the final boss. 

 

The Cursed Crusade I kept getting killed by the same enemy and I probably will never go back to this.

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Most of the time I play on Normal but if a trophy doesn't require a playthrough on a harder difficulty, I'll replay the game on Easy.

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