@phatmac: Thanks! I'm actually thinking about playing Awakening on harder difficulties, so I think it might be an important part of 2014 for me as well. I haven't been listening to it regularly, but when I went back to it to choose a track for this post, I found myself wondering why I wasn't.
I rarely play games on harder difficulties. I usually go for normal on genres I play most often, and I'll bump things down to easy if I'm dying a lot. I'm not a big fan of playing on easy all the time, however, because if there's no challenge at all, it can get a little boring.
For the most part, I play games to relax and enjoy the story, not to get mad and throw controllers.