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|Comment #1 by Grummy |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 09:03:01 AM
|Easy difficulty easier? |
I'm going through on easy right now as I've never played and X-com game before and I'm not familiar with the game style. I'm also loosely following the Road Map which says to start on Easy in N.A. which I am doing. I couldn't honestly call Easy difficulty too hard at all. It can occasionally be unforgiving, and sometimes the game just throws an enemy at you that you're not prepared for that can outright kill one of your soldiers, which is irritating, but doesn't make the game hard.
I'm really not sure why they feel they need to make this any easier.
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|Comment #2 by Solomon Fuere |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 09:04:51 AM
|Fuck, why don't they just give the player infinite health and credits? |
Or give all the enemies Nerf guns?
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|Comment #3 by CraziedZombies |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 09:05:02 AM
|I really need to play the demo or just buy the full game w/ halo 4 next week so many games :/ |
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|Comment #4 by Gackt |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 09:06:58 AM
|I liked the game being harder for the casual gamer even on easy. Wish developers would stop catering to that crowd. |
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|Comment #5 by SeraphTC |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 09:09:54 AM
|@2 @4 - not sure what you are complaining about. They are making 'Easy' difficulty easier, not 'ALL' difficulties easier. |
If easy is to easy for you, then play it on a harder setting. Simple.
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|Comment #6 by x19KN1GHT89x |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 09:19:03 AM
|"Firaxis is also looking into an issue with the defeat screen that may or may not make into this second patch." |
I hope so, I was playing on Ironman Mode and beat the last level and then after the final cutscene, it bumped me to the "You Have Lost" screen. Re-tried my last save 3 or 4 times to no avail! Had to restart from scratch...at least it is a great game - happy to replay.
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|Comment #7 by Wtfmissile |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 10:29:03 AM
|Fuckin' casuals wanting their hand held again. Normal isn't even that hard. You want a challenge? Go play Classic Ironman. Anyone who plays this on easy is terrible and should feel terrible. Guess that list of people getting classic ironman is going to be REALLY short. :D |
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|Comment #8 by Dasha UK |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 10:49:11 AM
|@7 classic ironman is a bitch ! good fun though |
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|Comment #9 by ICGMU12321 |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 11:41:33 AM
If you're suck at an RTS on easy you should not be playing an RTS at all. I'm sick of devs making games easier because people bitch about how hard they are.
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|Comment #10 by potterscrow |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 11:52:14 AM
|If you guys are so amazing at the game why are you all up in arms about the difficulty of easy? You won't be playing it on easy so why do you even care? I mean you guys need to get a grip. |
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|Comment #11 by bensonrecon |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 12:02:22 PM
|Fair enough. If it makes it even more accessible to players then it means more people playing, more people playing multiplayer and more money going into the game. In turn more DLC, further XCOM TBS games. No reason to moan about it AT ALL. |
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|Comment #12 by queeg |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 12:13:31 PM
|I think some of are being a bit extreme with your comments about the difficulty, if people can't manage the difficulty and want it to be even easier thats up to them. |
However I do wonder why they bother, prehaps they should just watch a video of someone else playing through the game.
Prehaps developers should just add in cheat modes for the utlra causal gamers.
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|Comment #13 by Cinderkin |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 12:35:10 PM
|It blows my mind how some of you people are sitting on your high horses talking down on people who want to enjoy the game they spend money on. Who the fuck cares if you like a challenge. I for one have been playing on Ironman difficulty get blasted, but my friend has played on easy. Who gives a fuck if they make easy easier. They aren't touching the other difficulties. |
Sometimes I don't want suffer through a game that I spend my fucking money on. Sometimes I want an easy game that I can just play through.
Fuck anyone who thinks they can tell me how I can enjoy my fucking games.
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|Comment #14 by Tuck Norris 85 |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 01:08:47 PM
|i generally suck at rts's but this looks awesome. took me ages to do the original back in the 90's. god it was hard but i bloody done it. the sense of achievement was 10th times more than you get nowadays. especially when you know you suck at the genre lop. |
p.s. sorry about lack of capitals. my phones predictive text is obviously not very good at grammar.
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|Comment #15 by ViNyLek |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 01:27:18 PM
|I'm playing on normal right now and manage to hold my own with a reload here and there=) Will probably put away harder playthrough until early next year with all other games piling up=/ |
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|Comment #16 by Thai J |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 02:11:18 PM
|@13. Couldn't have said it better myself. You even had the correct number of 'fucks' in there. |
OT: I will definitely play this game, just not sure when. AC3, Halo, and Hitman out within four weeks of each other combined with work is going to keep me busy for quite some time.
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|Comment #17 by EpicStephen |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 02:11:47 PM
|@13 Right on brother. No one whining about this is playing on Easy anyway. |
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|Comment #18 by Grummy |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 04:20:14 PM
|To all the morons bitching about people wanting the game easier, who the hell do you think you are? The stupidest comments I have ever read have been in these replies. Saying that people who are bad at RTS games shouldn't be playing it, and they should be ashamed for playing on easy? Get a fucking clue. First off, who the hell are all you asshats to tell people how to play their games? People have different goals in mind when they play games, some like challenges, others like relaxing experiences, bother are equally valid. Secondly (and this is my favourite) how the fuck do you expect people to learn and get better if they can't play a game on easy? RTS games are not just for a small niche who have a natural affinity for them, everyone has to learn how a game plays, that's why we have lower difficulties. Seriously people, shut your mouths and engage your frigging brains. |
And to clarify, I wasn't complaining that they were lowering the difficulty, I was expressing my bemusement as to WHY.
However, since then I'm beginning to get an idea. The difficulty, as I see it, doesn't so much lie in the battles as it does in the ambient events and the learning curve. Understanding that you need to consider all options when using your resources for example, most inexperienced people would just charge off and make new weapons and that's it, the idea that spending money to build more fighters and make them stronger really doesn't cross their minds, but it IS important. However, if you neglect it, you're making life more difficult for yourself. That is the learning curve, learning these aspects, it makes the game tough for the inexperienced.
Other problems I've noticed is that soldiers take a long time to return to duty, in battle you often get killed in 1-2 hits, and that the world starts going to smash way too fast, it's incredibly easy for countries to leave the XCom project if you're not careful.
These are all problems that, whilst they don't make the game difficult, for inexperienced players, it can pile up the challenge, making the experience difficult to cope with.
RTS games always have a learning curve, the best ones are gentle with you, this one, its one true flaw is that it is merciless, even for new players playing on easy. It's not game breaking, but it could certainly do with being toned down a bit.
Also, as a side note, the achievements can often make the experience tougher if you're trying to get them, as you need to make certain choices to aim for them that can harm your general progress. Not great.
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|Comment #19 by Nevander |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 05:00:28 PM
|#2 and #4 = ELITIST SCUM. |
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|Comment #20 by Belvik |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 05:24:29 PM
|For the people complaining that easy is being made easier...why do you even care? You obviously aren't the people playing on this difficulty, so please let the rest of us know how this affects you in any way. |
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|Comment #21 by KillerChris8814 |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 05:55:02 PM
|Just my thought but instead of making easy easier, why not just add a very easy mode. |
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|Comment #22 by grassycrab |
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 06:12:12 PM
|XCOM is a turn based strategy game. You take turns with the enemy, you don't act at the same time as the enemy. |
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|Comment #23 by exsiben |
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 04:32:07 AM
|How dare this company try to cater to lesser skilled people, in turn increasing accessibility and the amount of people playing/buying their game. How dare a business try to make more money! Where do they get off? /sarcasm |
If you love te game you should be happy that they may make more money and maybe a sequel or even something else. Seriously, some people...
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|Comment #24 by richardwarnercool1 |
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 05:57:54 AM
|I played on easy and completed it. I enjoyed the hell out of it, it gave me a really good understanding of how the game works, strengths and weaknesses of all troop and alien types and good strategies on making a good base. |
I'm now going on Classic and after that I plan on giving impossible a try. And because I started on easy to learn what the game is all about, I'm going to get a lot more enjoyment out of the game compared to starting on a harder difficulty, getting my ass kicked and wanting to rip my hair out after I've doomed the earth for the tenth time in a row.
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|Comment #25 by Krafty92 |
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 07:14:45 AM
|I'd like to know how "easy" easy mode was in the first place and could they have just as easily patched the game with a new difficultly rather than simplify an existing one? |
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|Comment #26 by francisrossi |
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 09:23:11 AM
|Ah, it has Japanese "Easy" mode then? |
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|Comment #27 by triplewitching |
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 12:16:41 PM
|All games should have a setting where the average gamer can beat them without too much struggle, unless the game is designed to be super hard (Geometry Wars) There will usually be an insanity achievement, so that way everyone can talk about the ending, and hardcore players can brag... |
I was not able to beat the original on the PC, but I'm looking forward to completing it on the 360
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|Comment #28 by widget624 |
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 06:11:29 PM
They could have added a new difficulty but as it stands now their is very little difference between easy difficulty and normal difficulty which would be my guess as to why they are changing the easy difficulty level.
At the moment the only differences are on easy funding is increased by 50%, Sectiods and Thin Men have one less health and Thin Men do two less damage and the players units have one more health. Compared to the amount of changes in difficulty between normal to classic and classic to impossible that is nothing.
So although they could add in a new difficult it would basically render the easy difficulty pointless. It's just much easier to alter the easy difficulty to make it less similar to the normal difficulty level like they are doing then create a separate "super easy" difficulty level.
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|Comment #29 by singhellotaku617 |
Sunday, November 04, 2012 @ 07:15:34 AM
|Why easy easier? The game is extremely easy on easy/normal, if anything I would make normal harder so going to classic isn't such a huge jump. |
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|Comment #30 by ManicMaysie |
Sunday, November 04, 2012 @ 03:57:28 PM
|2k should patch up borderlands 2 before bothering with this game! SORT IT OUT! I've been stuck on a glitch for 2 wks and can't complete the game :( |
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|Comment #31 by AMCW No177 |
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 03:15:30 AM
|played the 1st version of this game on ps 1 many many moons ago and it took me all in all 18 months to totally complete it.fantastic game and i was over the moon when they released it on xbox but for all the moaners out there try buying it for your pc if you think its too hard on xbox,cos its absolute fucking MURDER on a pc |