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Fri Mar 22, 2013, 02:11 PM

Which do you hate more: extremely easy or extremely hard games?


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Easy
2 (33%)
Hard
4 (67%)
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Reply Which do you hate more: extremely easy or extremely hard games? (Original post)
Jamaal510 Mar 2013 OP
Neoma Mar 2013 #1
Whisp Mar 2013 #2
ZombieHorde Mar 2013 #3
justiceischeap Mar 2013 #4
cemaphonic Apr 2013 #5
Dash87 Apr 2013 #6

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 03:05 PM

1. They're both extremely annoying.

I'd say yes to the easy games are loathe worthy... But I hate Myst! There, I said it!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 03:20 PM

2. there are some so easy you don't have to do anything.

I came across one just the other day: Odin's Quest. It's a browser game and graphically very beautiful. But it's one of those were everything seems to be automated, you don't have to do any searching or puzzle solving just run around and collect stuff.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 06:09 PM

3. I love games that have lots of upgrades,

and upgrades don't mean much in an easy game.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 07:21 AM

4. Depends on what I'm in the mood for

If I just want to kill a bunch of things (as stress relief) with no skill required, I go easy. If I want a challenge, I go hard.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 02:40 PM

5. It depends on why it's hard

I'm playing Dark Souls now, and that game is insanely unforgiving and challenging. For the most part, it's fun, and the hard parts are satisfying to complete but it has its fair share of irritating issues. One example is an early boss, where until you learn how to react, you will lose the fight in seconds. Which would be alright if the nearest save point wasn't a boring 5 minute slog away, so instead of spending your time learning how to defeat the boss, you're spending the majority of your time traveling. A spawn point nearer to the boss wouldn't make it any easier, but would cut down on the traveling timesink.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 11:52 PM

6. Extremely easy. Might as well not even play it.

There's nothing worse to me than a game that plays itself for you with nothing new to learn about it. I like starting off extremely weak and skill-less, and working myself up. If a game is too easy, and the threat of losing is gone when I just started, the game is boring.

As for extremely hard, it depends - how generous are the saves? Do you have to rewatch cut scenes (instant deal breaker)? Am I just doing something extremely repetitive / trial and error without any fun value at all?

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