Hello and welcome to another Side-Quest episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone! This time, it’s Emma’s turn to choose a topic! We talk about difficulty options- why some games have easy modes and some don’t, among other things.
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What makes a game difficult? Who do difficult games appeal to? Is there a point to difficulty besides pride? What are different approaches to difficulty level, and how has it changed from earlier days?
The Actual Discussion
We did not talk about Getting Over It, but we probably should have. We do, however, talk about how adult life has changed our approach to difficulty in games, and how much we like being able to change the difficulty after starting the game. We talk about how we find some difficulty satisfying and other frustrating. And we also touch on the gatekeeper-y elements of the gaming community, and how that factors in.
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