By ztiworoh 73 Comments
Today I admit it - I sometimes play games on easy/casual/beginner whatever it may be.
I'm easily frustrated and get no joy from replaying a segment of a game over and over. I have a job and responsibilities, I want to experience a game and get as much out of it as I can. I don't want to fall into the trap I did in the last generation of having a ton of games that I got through 60% of before getting bored or fed-up because I wanted to beat it on a decent difficulty level.
I was never a high-score gamer, or someone who felt the need to beat people in multiplayer. I play games for the escape and immersion into a new world and approach a game in the same way I approach a novel. I actually appreciate that some games are getting easier in order to move the narrative along. I just don't have the world's best reflexes and it killed me growing up that I couldn't experience games the same way as other people because in many I'd undoubtedly run up against a wall where it just got too hard.
So yes, sometimes, especially if I hear a game has a considerable difficulty curve, I put the setting to easy and if I like the game, maybe I'll play it again on normal. So there, that's off my chest - I'm not proud of it, but I've come to terms with it.