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3/25/13 5:54 A

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emoticon 200POUNDQUEST, Getting almost all the Veteran achievements is quite a task on MW. It took me longer than 5 months to get the Mile High cheevo. If I didn't stab the guy in the bathroom as soon as it started, I'd reset it... Over and over.. and over and over...

YouTube helps and always save at least one flashbang for that last hallway on the top floor! When you get it, the pride will be overwhelming and almost all games will suddenly seem easier.

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3/23/13 1:42 A

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I never played EQ, but I used to play a text based MMO called Dragonrealms obsessively. I tried WOW and didn't like it at all.

Back when I could devote my waking life to the game, DR was fun, but now that I have to do other things with my life it just takes too long to get anywhere to be enjoyable.

I think that's probably part of the reason for easier "normal" modes and such in games now. They are no longer just selling to kids who can spend their lives playing the game, they're also selling to casual gamers and adults who gamed as kids, but no longer have as much time to devote to gaming.

I used to play pretty much exclusively RPGs and the first few times I tried to play shooters I couldn't figure out how to do anything, but I actually managed to get through the first Modern Warefare game on Veteran difficulty after much cussing and dying and I enjoy some of the RPG/Shooter hybrids like Mass Effect, Fallout 3 and Borderlands. I still have Mile High Club haunting me as my last non-achieved achievement on COD:MW.

I picked up used copies of the older COD games and I'll probably eventually get some of the newer ones when I can get them cheap enough.



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3/22/13 11:00 A

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I find that the games seem "easier" for my spouse, who is a hard-core life-long gamer, and yet not easier for me, the "just for fun" gamer in the family.

I think it depends on the game/genre also. For example, games that get more complicated with every incarnation eventually get too complicated for newcomers to the series.

I'd like so see more games that are able to be scaled by choice (or automatically based on skill).

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3/21/13 6:18 P

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Isn't that truth about Call of Duty games! I'm pathetic with shooter games anyway, but I feel like I get brutally run over in CoD. I did try to co-op the zombie sections with my boyfriend but ended up being his medic with a gun.

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3/21/13 2:23 A

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Yeah, I played EQ after a beta test on PS2. But it didn't last too long after the beta testing for me. A) I was bummed I had to re-level up and B) There were monthly fees to playing the game and I just couldn't keep up at the time. Then I started Diablo II, since it had free online play.

If I want to get so mad at my xbox to where I want to smash it, I'll play ANY Call of Duty game. Single player on insane or just multiplayer matches, either way I'm going to die over and over again.

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3/20/13 10:58 P

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I have to agree with you Yagermonster, I think they have become easier but I do use the achievement systems to extend the game and challenge myself. There is a plus and minus to the whole "dumbing down" of games.

I was a hardcore addicted player of Everquest for 7 yrs starting with their beta. I loved the game but it was next to impossible for a new player to join in the game and grind their way up. Instead they had to buy black market characters and generally didn't know how to play it or the game. The game functions were a bit more complicated. Basically it kept the population down. Then WoW came along and "dumbed down" the whole MMO genre. They did open up MMOs for the masses, instead of just for the D&D nerds. emoticon Please don't take this as "WoW bashing". I did play WoW but not nearly as long as EQ. They did fix a lot of annoying problems in EQ, but it also closed off a lot of the social aspects of when dungeon crawling.

Even though I could grumble about the demise of video games and how easy they are now, I also have to be happy that more people are able to enjoy them now. For more challenging games and games that are more interesting I look for the indie games or go for a throw back classic game. If it'a AAA title, I look for challenge with the achievements or look for something out the ordinary. Plus with the games easier now, it doesn't suck up so much of my time.


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3/20/13 2:41 A

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Yes!! I have noticed that the Insane difficulties are rarely insane anymore. In alot of reviews I have read, they say that normal modes are easier to adjust non-gamers into enjoying the game without getting frustrated. But for hardcore peeps like myself, we have to adjust the difficulty everytime we want that insane challenge.

This is where I think the achievement system really shines. When they make that (optional) goal to play on insane to get an achievement for bragging rights.

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3/19/13 6:25 P

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I personally don't think so, but I'm not a hardcore gamer either. I do hate it when the games are so hard I can never finish them. I just like having some fun and relaxing. When they get too hard, I get frustrated and it defeats the whole purpose of the relaxing part!









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3/19/13 12:40 P

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I was reading an blog from IGN about how games have become too easy now a days. Do you think that is the case? Give us your opinion on the topic. Now its not about lives anymore and continues but regenerating health and shields and check points.

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