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Eyes aren't like they used to be, hands aren't quick anymore. I may play the whole.game on normal.or higher but that end boss after 6 retries I just say screw it. I need to just finish it and move to next one.
Nothing wrong with easy mode, especially if you want to just get through the game and enjoy the story. But if you want to claim you "beat" it, you would need to play through it in the "normal" mode of the game the way it was intended.
Easy is reserved for kids! Definitely like having options for this, don't like it when the game is too easy on story mode. Need to go back to the NES game development days where the story mode is almost impossible to win muwahahaha!
I think beating the game in any manner for which the developers designed counts.
There are certainly games out there that I want to play for the story and not grind the harder difficulty.
That said, it is quite rewarding beating a game on the highest difficulty!
As someone who used to struggle with accepting the fact that there was an "easy mode" I can only say "yes". There is nothing wrong with just wanting to enjoy the story of a game, and there's many games I abandoned when I was younger because of my stubbornness.
Yes it sure does. You beat it at a level of difficulty that you enjoy. Video games for the most part are for enjoyment, especially single player games. If you want to find that enjoyment playing on easy mode than who am I to say you haven’t actually beat the game
I understand why some are saying no. You make some pretty strong arguments there ... but you're still wrong. Otherwise, even if you beat it on the hardest level, but don't complete every achievement ... did you really beat it?
My stance has changed over time on this. All I have to say is that game stories are so good and so elaborate, and you should do whatever you need to do you can enjoy them. You can't take the old school games down but Super Mario Bros. on NES isn't the same calibre of game as The Last of Us.
Heck yes it does. I don't have endless hours to perfect some arcane complicated whatever on the highest difficulty. If you get a different ending and want to see that extra cut scene, just look it up on the internet. Done is done.
Does it count? Absolutely! Does it feel the same? No. There’s a reason I don’t typically choose the easiest setting. Typically the challenge is what helps make the game enjoyable. Mario Kart against easy cpus is not much fun at all…
There are games I’ve never played so they get easy mode on the first play 90% of the time. I did this for multiple games. Then I’ll go back and restart at a higher difficulty because I have a general idea of where I’m going and what I’m doing.
It definitely counts, I'm not here to gatekeep your skill level or your desire to simply enjoy a game and it's story. I started the MWII campaign on the hardest difficulty available and was dying so much I couldn't follow the story, so I turned it down. No shame.
It depends. I was a hard “no” on this growing up but as an adult with a lot less time, I’ve used easy mode somewhat. I’m going through Bioshock Infinite now on easy because I only play a couple times a month and my skills lapse between sessions. I just want to experience the story.
Did you enjoy the story? Great! Did you have fun? Awesome! Did you beat the game intended by the creators? No! Some games won't even give you the full ending for doing so. Solution: Be like Mario Bros, Mega Man, or Elden Ring. One difficulty. The game.
I mean it’s a game. Now I will admit going to easy will take away from the game. Like if you use Nabbit in Super Mario U Deluxe you are taking away the fun of the game with no damage. That may be an extreme example because I believe that character is for kids. But I think everyone gets the point
Some will say it doesn’t, but games will even suggest if you are new to the genre to start on easy. Some games even have a fluid difficulty that adjusts to how you are doing. In the end, video games are like life you just gotta hike your own hike and forget how others are hiking