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#1 +warwagon

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 03:19

I like Video games. Although it is very hard for me to find one I dont' get bored with. What happens to me on most games is i'll play them and a section will keep kicking my ass that I get annoyed with it don't return.

 

A good example of that I "Metroid : The other M" ... AMAAAAAZING game. I think I put about 10 hours into it. Then I got to a certain point, in fact it might even be the one i used for the screen shot. That kicked my ass and frustrated me that I never returned to the game. So for me at, least it would be neat if a game noticed this spot was giving you trouble and offered to make, at least this that section, easier.

 

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 03:22

On the bright side, it didn't tell you that all your ass are belong to them.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 03:24

It annoyed me on Wolfenstein, I was playing on Max difficulty, and if you die repeatedly at the same checkpoint, the tip changes from combat advice to "You can change the difficulty at any point"

 

Is there a reason "kicked" is missing the E in your screenshot?



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 03:29

On the bright side, it didn't tell you that all your ass are belong to them.

 

It should that would be funny too!



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 03:29

that question might injures masochistic gamer pride.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 03:29

On the bright side, it didn't tell you that all your ass are belong to them.

 

Alpha version.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 03:30

that's actually a good idea...   there have been a few games like that for me



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 03:31

that's actually a good idea...   there have been a few games like that for me

 

Thanks. "Cave Story" is another good example. I must have put 6+ hours into it. Then got to a spot were it was so frustrating I couldn't get passed and the game instantly became no fun any more. I never went back.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 03:35

Is there a reason "kicked" is missing the E in your screenshot?

 

Because they're fakes, perhaps. Or the programmer can't spell worth sh..



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 03:36

Because they're fakes.

 

Yes they are! I'm honored he thought they were real



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 03:36

Lots of newer games you can change difficulty mid mission. 



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 03:41

It would be even funnier if when you click "yes for the rest of the game" the mortal combat voice guy says "######!"



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 04:37

I like Video games. Although it is very hard for me to find one I dont' get bored with. What happens to me on most games is i'll play them and a section will keep kicking my ass that I get annoyed with it don't return.

 

A good example of that I "Metroid : The other M" ... AMAAAAAZING game. I think I put about 10 hours into it. Then I got to a certain point, in fact it might even be the one i used for the screen shot. That kicked my ass and frustrated me that I never returned to the game. So for me at, least it would be neat if a game noticed this spot was giving you trouble and offered to make, at least this that section, easier.

If there's one thing I really appreciated about Sin Episode 1: Emergence it was the dynamic adjustment of difficulty.

 

I really don't care what the difficulty is at as long as I don't get so frustrated I can't be bothered to play.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 05:24

Difficulty spikes in generally linear games are terrible. It's not like a Souls game where you expect it to be difficult cause the first opponent you meet generally kills you, plus the whole thing is designed so you can go do something else and then return to the more difficult parts better prepared. In linear games those points where you feel like the devs said "Ok you had enough fun, now you LOSE" are a pain in the ass.

 

So i never mind these notices that remind you to change difficulty if you want. A lot of games do it, including COD. Games should have either no difficulty settings with balanced progression, or meaningful and gradual difficulty settings. Easy shouldn't be like a cheat mode, but it should basically be a guarantee of completing the game. The hardest setting should basically be a guarantee that you will NOT finish the game unless you're totally insane.

 

Treyarch do it quite well. Veteran settings on their games might as well be called Nade Rain Mode.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 08:21

There is definitely one or two games which after dying at the same spot several times give you the option to skip that specific part (not just lower the difficulty, if I remember rightly).

 

I can only remember seeing this in one or two games though and hell if I can remember what they are now. It is going to annoy me until I remember what they are now