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    Default Your 'native' difficulty?

    As I'm doing a Halo series playthrough and restarted due to realising I wasn't playing at the difficulty level I normally do I just thought I'd ask what is your 'native' setting?

    By which I mean what level do you set your games to when you're not going for a difficulty related achievement or tying to challenge yourself.

    I tend to go to Normal, as while I can do Hard/Heroic it does lead to bad rage moments for me once in a while. That said once I've gone through a game on Hard/Heroic and go back to Normal I often find myself wishing there was something in between.

    Anyhow over to you.

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    It varies by game. Sometimes easy is just too easy. I'm an unbelievably reckless player, though, too.
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    Easy. I want to be able to see the entire game without getting stuck in particularly difficult sections.

    Once I beat I can start again on progressively higher difficulties for both a challenge and a little more replay value.

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    Usually go for the hardest difficulty, I like a challenge.
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    I start out easy and turn up the difficulty once I know what I'm facing.
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    It varies but usually Hard. Sometimes the hardest difficulty is downright brutal.
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    I play on Normal since I figure that's how the game was intended to be played and then Hard after if I feel like a replay.

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    Hardest since playing on anything else makes you a filthy casual.

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    I usually go normal for games/series/genres I've never played before and go with the hardest or second hardest (to save the hardest for a replay) on games I'm more familiar with.
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    I usually play on Normal, but it can vary. I played on the hardest difficulty in Deus Ex because I felt it fit the game more.

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    It depends what game im plaing but I usually play on easy and keep going on gradually.
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    Normal difficulty is my standard. Boring, I know. :/


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    Easy to expirence the story, then Legendary, then I'll lower it to Heroic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the3rdH0kage View Post
    Easy to expirence the story, then Legendary, then I'll lower it to Heroic.
    Can you rephrase that in good game terms?

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    I start on Normal, beat the game; then try Hard (usually only if there's an Achievement for beating the game on hard).

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    Usually, I play every game (barring Fallout: New Vegas, which I change throughout my 17 playthroughs) on Easy, as I'm not a great video gmae player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Un0va View Post
    Can you rephrase that in good game terms?
    Sorry OP said Halo but start on Easy, then after I beat campaign to hardest, then I go to Hard for subsequent playthroughs.
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    It depends. If you get something special for beating each difficulty, I start with Easy. If not, then I usually do Normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Un0va View Post
    Can you rephrase that in good game terms?
    Halo is a good game.

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    Besides playing WWE games on hard, most times i play on normal

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    Normal, unless it's a series I'm very familiar with. Then I stick to hard or higher.

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    RPGs - most difficult setting if the game offers it
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    I play most games on hard as I know my way around a control pad, but not around the game. If I'm feeling a 2nd playthrough, hardest it is.
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    It's hard for me to say- the difficulty path I choose flies around sometimes, depending on how comfortable I'm feeling with the game. Probably the most frequent path starts with normal, then I increase difficulty one level in each subsequent playthrough until all difficulties are beaten.

    Sometimes I'll start with hard, though, and other times I'll start with normal and jump right to very hard.

    For playthroughs of games I've already beaten on the hardest difficulty...it's hard to say because I don't usually replay stuff. Probably a toss up between normal and hard.
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