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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.

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Un0va View Post
    Can you rephrase that in good game terms?
    Halo is a good game.

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

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    For me, my "native" difficulty, is always Normal. Because it seems if I do easy, it's too easy XD If I do hard or the hardest difficulty, it's too hard! However in some cases, I may play a game that has a Hard mode that's somehow easier than Easy. x)

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    Generally I start on Normal. If I enjoy the game, beat it on normal, and I think I can handle harder difficulties, I tend to go for it. Sometimes midway I feel it's a bit too easy and ramp up the difficulty. There's a few games I've beaten on the hardest difficulty, including Duke Nukem 3D, Call of Duty MW2, and STALKER: Call of Pripyat.

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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
    everything else that I can think of - easy
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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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