Just got it. What difficulty?

#1 Posted by golguin (4041 posts) -

Should I go with normal or tough? Is there a ng+ mode for higher difficulties?

#2 Posted by MURDERSMASH (251 posts) -

I'd say, go tough. Normal difficulty was surprisingly easy. I don't think I even died once. There's no NG+.

#3 Posted by Doomed (207 posts) -

You can adjust your difficulty after you start but you won't get achievements for completing it on Tough without starting the game on that difficulty.

It got extremely easy around 1/2 through the game for me. What happens is you get so strong that you don't combo anything, so you kind of just spam. I probably should've played on Tough.

#4 Posted by SecondPersonShooter (619 posts) -

Yeah, I'm playing on normal right now and it's been extremely easy so far, almost to the point of tedium, I'm probably going to switch up to tough.

#5 Posted by golguin (4041 posts) -

@Doomed said:

You can adjust your difficulty after you start but you won't get achievements for completing it on Tough without starting the game on that difficulty.

It got extremely easy around 1/2 through the game for me. What happens is you get so strong that you don't combo anything, so you kind of just spam. I probably should've played on Tough.

That sounds super crazy because I'm at around 80% completion (snow area) and my combos are usually in the 200-500 range without even trying. I have felt very lucky though because I've stacked my item drop and luck as high as I can and I always seem to pull a weapon augment that's way more powerful than I should have. I've only used like 4 of them and now I found one with 800+ attack despite only having like 5 gems in the attack stat.

I got the double jump so I've gone back to 100% areas and I'm literally flying through them with my lightning storm.

#6 Posted by Doomed (207 posts) -

@golguin said:

@Doomed said:

You can adjust your difficulty after you start but you won't get achievements for completing it on Tough without starting the game on that difficulty.

It got extremely easy around 1/2 through the game for me. What happens is you get so strong that you don't combo anything, so you kind of just spam. I probably should've played on Tough.

That sounds super crazy because I'm at around 80% completion (snow area) and my combos are usually in the 200-500 range without even trying. I have felt very lucky though because I've stacked my item drop and luck as high as I can and I always seem to pull a weapon augment that's way more powerful than I should have. I've only used like 4 of them and now I found one with 800+ attack despite only having like 5 gems in the attack stat.

I got the double jump so I've gone back to 100% areas and I'm literally flying through them with my lightning storm.

I always used the best equipment unless I was farming gold or items. And I also specced into attack for the most part. It's a lot of factors at work. Maybe I just got lazy. It's hard to combo those later enemies. But they sure seemed to be dying quickly.

#7 Posted by golguin (4041 posts) -

@Doomed said:

@golguin said:

@Doomed said:

You can adjust your difficulty after you start but you won't get achievements for completing it on Tough without starting the game on that difficulty.

It got extremely easy around 1/2 through the game for me. What happens is you get so strong that you don't combo anything, so you kind of just spam. I probably should've played on Tough.

That sounds super crazy because I'm at around 80% completion (snow area) and my combos are usually in the 200-500 range without even trying. I have felt very lucky though because I've stacked my item drop and luck as high as I can and I always seem to pull a weapon augment that's way more powerful than I should have. I've only used like 4 of them and now I found one with 800+ attack despite only having like 5 gems in the attack stat.

I got the double jump so I've gone back to 100% areas and I'm literally flying through them with my lightning storm.

I always used the best equipment unless I was farming gold or items. And I also specced into attack for the most part. It's a lot of factors at work. Maybe I just got lazy. It's hard to combo those later enemies. But they sure seemed to be dying quickly.

I haven't really farmed unless you count letting the game idle so that the shops can stock up on whatever items I need to craft something. I'm level 20 something and I always have my health and def at the stat limit while my attack and fidget powers trail 4 stat points behind so that may be the reason for my ability to combo high numbers. I only use my money to occasionally buy crafting materials (bought all keys) so I've stacked about 60,000 to play around with. It's been a good while since I've actually bought equipment from the store since I always seems to find amazing blue prints.

#8 Posted by Branwulf (409 posts) -

I just played it for the story on easy, it's a bit of a joke on easy though, you can pretty much hold down spin/magic and wait for everything to die.

#9 Posted by TobbRobb (4840 posts) -

Man hearing about this makes me think I should restart. I'm just a few hours in and already feel like I broke the curve. The magic is just ridiculously strong, and you don't even have to put points into attack since the augments do all that work for you. I can totally see why the game wants you to spread out the points now, because maxing fidget early would just be broken.

#10 Posted by musclerider (594 posts) -

@tobbrobb said:

Man hearing about this makes me think I should restart. I'm just a few hours in and already feel like I broke the curve. The magic is just ridiculously strong, and you don't even have to put points into attack since the augments do all that work for you. I can totally see why the game wants you to spread out the points now, because maxing fidget early would just be broken.

If I remember correctly there are also rings that double your magic power so that's what I did for the last quarter of the game.

#11 Edited by golguin (4041 posts) -

@tobbrobb said:

Man hearing about this makes me think I should restart. I'm just a few hours in and already feel like I broke the curve. The magic is just ridiculously strong, and you don't even have to put points into attack since the augments do all that work for you. I can totally see why the game wants you to spread out the points now, because maxing fidget early would just be broken.

The thing is that the tough difficulty is actually tough and you can die in 1-3 hits if you're not careful. The fighting experience you build up playing on the normal setting is valuable when you get to the higher difficulties.

#12 Posted by TobbRobb (4840 posts) -

@golguin: Considering it feels like im cheesing it already I seriously doubt it. And dying in 3 hits isnt a problem when I fly all over the screen and kind of dont get hit.

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