At e3 the devs talked a big game about how people who bragged about never dying in SoM should play their nemesis mode. While I really enjoyed the OP power fantasy aspect of the end of the first game, I was a little sad that there weren't any further challenges to face so I had kind of set my mind on running the nemesis mode in this release.
I've made a terrible mistake.
I have died in the opening area of the game maybe more than in the first game total. Granted I've never professed to be any good at any of this shit, but holy god. The single-rally-attempt restriction is brutal. Every hit takes so much life, and actually killing a captain feels like maybe 50/50 for whether or not they'll actually die.
I definitely turned the game off completely tilted and on edge last night. But this morning I'm feeling like diving back in, trying to get a little further into the story, unlock more stuff, and take it a little slower. Because holy shit actually overcoming it all and getting a kill is the best feeling.