Difficulty Differences

#1 Posted by MatPaget (1283 posts) -

What are the differences between the difficulties? 
Are all of the puzzles the same? Do you just get more continues on lower difficulties and "Rewind" on Easy? 
 
I've been having troubles starting this game because I'm afraid I'll choose a mode that's too easy or too hard. 
I'm pretty into puzzle games and I do alright when I play them. Which mode is for me that won't take away from the story?

#2 Posted by mutha3 (5025 posts) -

You can change the difficulty at any time and the puzzle layout changes inbetween the difficulties.

#3 Posted by MatPaget (1283 posts) -
@mutha3: You, my friend, win my heart! I can now enjoy this game without being afraid I'll be stumped!
#4 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6652 posts) -

Normal has rewind too, I don't know why all the reviews made it seem like it was exclusive to Easy.

Also they kept saying you could rewind one move back but you can rewind multiple moves at once.

#5 Posted by MatPaget (1283 posts) -
@LordXavierBritish: In game it says "In Easy Mode..." and when I tried rewinding in Normal it showed a Rewind icon crossed out.
#6 Posted by benjaebe (2870 posts) -
@MatPaget said:
@LordXavierBritish: In game it says "In Easy Mode..." and when I tried rewinding in Normal it showed a Rewind icon crossed out.
Funny, since I've rewound multiple times on Normal.
#7 Edited by MatPaget (1283 posts) -
@mutha3:  
It won't let me change my difficulty either =/
  
@benjaebe
: I don't know what to tell you because when I did it in normal, it wouldn't let me. 
#8 Posted by DillonWerner (1603 posts) -
@MatPaget said:
@benjaebe: I don't know what to tell you because when I did it in normal, it wouldn't let me. And it won't let me change my difficulty either =/
Throw your Xbox out the window, I hear it helps!
#9 Posted by mutha3 (5025 posts) -
@MatPaget said:
@benjaebe: I don't know what to tell you because when I did it in normal, it wouldn't let me. And it won't let me change my difficulty either =/
Correction: You can change the difficulty in the stray sheep and inbetween the floors of a level. Check the options screen.
 
And the reason it didn't let you rewind was probably because you didn't push a block before you pressed it. Because, Benjaebe is totally right about that one.
#10 Posted by MatPaget (1283 posts) -
@mutha3: Makes sense! It was on the first level and I was just testing it out to see if it worked! 
 
@DillonWerner: Not playing it on the Xbox. I'm playing it on my Commodore 64
#11 Edited by wolf_blitzer85 (5273 posts) -

@mutha3 said:

@MatPaget said:
@benjaebe: I don't know what to tell you because when I did it in normal, it wouldn't let me. And it won't let me change my difficulty either =/
Correction: You can change the difficulty in the stray sheep and inbetween the floors of a level. Check the options screen. And the reason it didn't let you rewind was probably because you didn't push a block before you pressed it. Because, Benjaebe is totally right about that one.

You can definitely change difficulty in the bar, but maybe since I started on normal, I cannot change the difficulty on the landings in between levels. The option is there, but it is greyed out and I cannot select it. So I don't know. Not a big deal though, I kinda want to try and struggle my way through this game, as it is already getting pretty tricky but it feels pretty good when you get through a stage.

#12 Posted by DumbFounded (53 posts) -

Quick question...Firstly I suck at these puzzles, dont laugh! Well im raging at one in particular now, But im already playing on easy, but does the very easy mode from the main menu translate into saved games or just if you go into a new game?

#13 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5877 posts) -
@DumbFounded: According to gamespot, you have to input the code every time you load or start a game.
 
I'm assuming that means it works on saved games too then.
#14 Posted by SixtyXCelph (286 posts) -
@DumbFounded: So, I keep hearing about this Very Easy mode... did I miss something?  Where is it?  I mean, by my second playthrough I was good enough to gold every stage on Easy at least, but, I certainly would have played it on Very Easy to begin with if I had that option.
#15 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19813 posts) -
@SixtyXCelph: I believe the method to play in Very Easy mode is holding select on the difficulty menu and pressing "Easy".
#16 Posted by DumbFounded (53 posts) -

Thank goodness for that! Ive already ragequit out for now!, but ill be back into very easy then if it works! Cheers!

And very easy is, basically highlight the first mode on the main menu and hold select until you hear a noise, then you get little perks in the levels that let you jump higher and stuffs.

#17 Posted by SixtyXCelph (286 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ: Interesting!  Moot point now, though, haha.  Is that explained anywhere?  Probably in the manual, huh?  I should really read those more often, at least the games that have them.
#18 Posted by DumbFounded (53 posts) -

@SixtyXCelph: It does say about the mode in the manual and what to do to activate it....It just forgets to tell you where you need to be to activate it!

#19 Posted by Junpei (790 posts) -

the biggest difference between medium and easy I found is that on easy they make some blocks immovable to lead you towards the proper path easier whereas on Medium or Hard you have to piece it together on your own.

#20 Posted by natetodamax (19417 posts) -

Very Easy modes spawns Super Energy Drinks every few steps or so. These let you instantly climb 3 blocks at a time and lasts about 15 seconds. You can clear practically every stage in the game in about 30 seconds.

#21 Posted by Junpei (790 posts) -

Just started another play after getting all golds on Normal, working on Hard now. Hard mode changes the layouts of the blocks two. There are a lot more immovable blocks and there is a lot more strategic movements to deal with. I actually am really enjoying it on hard but I can understand why a ton of people would get pissed off and irritated with it. Lots of restarting and head scratching (especially if going for gold runs).

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