Should I Just Throw This On Easy?

#1 Edited by BaconGames (3371 posts) -

First and foremost, I'm set in my ways to play through this game because I suffer from Vinny syndrome and I genuinely think I will enjoy it. However, I'm not ignorant of its bullet-sponge reputation so I'm wondering if I should just throw it on easy to avoid some of the downsides. Has anyone else done the same?

#2 Posted by mikey87144 (1730 posts) -

I beat it on the hardest difficulty setting so take what I say with that in mind. Bump that game down to easy and enjoy yourself.

#3 Posted by Winternet (8014 posts) -

It plays just fine on normal, so I'd say to go with that.

#4 Posted by Jeust (10552 posts) -
@Winternet said:

It plays just fine on normal, so I'd say to go with that.

ditto! Don't be a sissy. 
#5 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1430 posts) -

The game is already super easy, and the flow is pretty swift. It's up to you, but there is nothing to worry about.

#6 Posted by MildMolasses (3219 posts) -

What are your goals when playing a game? If you're only interested in story and the design, by all means drop it to easy. I'm pretty sure that's what I did. But if you actually care about being challenged in some way (not to say that normal is difficult, but, like you said, it does have the bullet-sponge reputation) then play it on normal.

I honestly don't think the game is that great, so I'm glad I took the path of least resistance on it. But I think its worth going through just to enjoy the art design

#7 Edited by chilibean_3 (1635 posts) -

If you just want to get through it? Sure, no reason not too. That's probably what I would do in your situation.

But what do I know, I even bumped the difficulty down in the third one towards the end because the combat stopped being fun to me and I just wanted to get the game over with.

#8 Edited by GunstarRed (5120 posts) -

Other than a couple of late game gunfights it's pretty easy even on normal.

#9 Posted by vikingdeath1 (953 posts) -

Unless you'e trying to just Rush through it i'd suggest normal. I don't remember it being that difficult of a game.

#10 Posted by theodacourt (530 posts) -

I'm not bad at shooters. I've beaten almost all cods on veteran. MW3 took me about 7 hours. Uncharted is a great game but on normal I died more than I wanted to. You will enjoy it more on easy. The game is hard in the way that the AI flank you real easy all the time in some areas. You're as much a bullet sponge as them but you'll die before you reach some other cover because they outnumber you vastly. It was plain frustrating. It felt like there was nothing I could do at times. You're too fragile to move much because of being outnumbered and then you can't stay still because of the AI. I would suggest starting on easy.

#11 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

Yeah the combat sucks so do your best to make those segments as short as possible.

#12 Posted by djou (874 posts) -

The first is definitely the most difficult of the series, but if you played the other two and don't mind some frustrating spots where the AI takes cheap shots then go for it. The enemies are bullet sponges, but I played the other two games on Crushing and you really need to go for headshots with this game. I played UC1 on normal but I definitely favor fast and fun over challenge.

#13 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (4339 posts) -

Yes, the enemies are annoying bullet sponges. I rather enjoy a game than have a shit time with it.

#14 Posted by believer258 (11802 posts) -
@theodacourt
I'm not bad at shooters. I've beaten almost all cods on veteran. MW3 took me about 7 hours. Uncharted is a great game but on normal I died more than I wanted to. You will enjoy it more on easy. The game is hard in the way that the AI flank you real easy all the time in some areas. You're as much a bullet sponge as them but you'll die before you reach some other cover because they outnumber you vastly. It was plain frustrating. It felt like there was nothing I could do at times. You're too fragile to move much because of being outnumbered and then you can't stay still because of the AI. I would suggest starting on easy.
This.
#15 Posted by Ducksworth (660 posts) -

Played through it on normal and never really noticed anything too bullet spongey, there are certainly sections that come off as cheap (that stupid water room can go to hell) but it's nothing that can't be overcome.

#16 Posted by BaconGames (3371 posts) -

Alright, I'll start on normal and work my way down as soon as I feel frustrated, thanks! I suppose if I want to enjoy what it has to offer and see for myself what made this an odd duck/inferior product compared to the others, I guess I need to play it on normal starting off.

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