Posts Tagged ‘difficulty’

How Hard Is Hard?

Wolfenstein difficulty level selection

Ahh, remember when games used to insult you for picking the easiest difficulty setting?

First up, apologies for the porn film style post title. Finding a suitable image wasn’t easy either.

Anyway, today I want to talk about difficulty in games as, although it’s not a MMO, I’m sure most of you have read that Diablo 3 has now been completed on Hardcore Inferno setting. This means that those guys played through D3 several times in a row to get to the hardest setting, a setting that Blizzard touted has being insanely difficult, all without dying a single time. Not once, not ever. Having played the game on Hardcore myself (I’m still on Act I), I have a little appreciation for just how difficult this feat is.

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