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Should games like Sekerio have an easy mode?

Yes. 15 35.71%
 
No. 25 59.52%
 
Unsure. 0 0.00%
 
Other/comments. 2 4.76%
 
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This debate has pretty much run it's course now and let's use Sekerio as an example as it was what sparked the debate again recently but I'd like to see what real gamers think rather than Twitter users and journalists, so your opinion? 

Also, please remember that Easy mode is a form of accessibility but that is not the issue here and too avoid confusing semantics let's say accessibility would entail an auto deflect system or something similar where as easy mode would increase player health and lower bosses for example in a separate mode and not an options toggle so we should not be getting into broader accessibility a d derail the conversation as it has been so often now. 

Should FromSoft add an easy mode? Is Sekerio too hard or is it just right and people need accept it isn't for them? Did you find it too hard? Do you want tan easy mode?

Personally I think there are many way FromSoft could make Sekerio a little easier without adding an easy mode and I do think they went a little to far on some bosses late game but after beating the game and every boss I think it is a very small margin from where I am standing, that said I don't think it needs an easy mode as that would ruin the games integrity and remove the adrenaline rush when getting close to a kill and the euphoria when defeating a boss and sense of acomplishment. It would also be too difficult for me to avoid bitching out to easy mode while in the middle of a frustrating time consuming boss. 

P.s I can't edit posts after I hit submit so forgive any mistakes above, please.



 

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And Easy mode doesn't even guarantee that a person with disabilities will be able to play it, defeat the game or enjoy it. There are different disabilities and there is no way to tackle them all. Some people will always be left out.

I guess that for the sake of people with challenges they should make turtles, etc. in Mario games stop when you go near them and stay still so that people that find killing enemies challenging can jump on them and not lose. I am sure that we can have that and there is no need to point out that the whole Mario game is unmade if it is turned into something like that.



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Naaah.

Instead of moaning, some people should use the alternative called "don't buy and don't play it, then" instead.



 

 

 

 

 

If it has an online component Dark Souls, no absolutely not as that would divide the user base and ruin the premise of the game. For a game like Sekiro, it is not quite as black and white. On one hand, it is an offline game and would have no impact on anyone else. On the other hand, it may affect it from a design perspective and alienate the core fans, even with harder difficulties. The challenge would be less about how the game is designed and more about the stereotypical, "enemies hit harder and have more health" way of things. This is because the design would now have to take into account this easier mode.

So I say overall for both instances, no. The game is designed to be challenging, and if you do not like that, play something else. There are plenty of other games out there.



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It isn't as hard or problematic as most think to make an easier mode that is after the game is finished.

Like in Nioh they could have made it that when you die you don't lose anything you collected option, so you'll be getting stronger continuously, also yes you can make it a lot easier with bosses dying with less hits and you tanking more.



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No, just out of spite towards idiot games-journalists who spends more time complaining about games than playing them

Last edited by melbye - on 11 April 2019

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I'm a big souls fan, so I'm clearly biased to the way From handles it.
In my opinion it's very tough to balance games in a way that the easy difficulty isn't a compromised experience, which asks too little of the players and hence never really teaches them how to make effective use of their skill systems. Why learn how to avoid enemy attacks and which skill to use etc if advancing is just as quick/easy by spamming a standard attack? On the other hand even the slightest bit of challenge will see the percentage of ppl able to complete a game plummet, especially the players defaulting to "easy" would be impacted and (rightly?) feel mislead/scammed if the game is still just too hard for them.
I think devs should stick to their vision of how the game experience is supposed to be and PR, journalists etc has the job to communicate to players how demanding the result is.



No. If you don't like a game because it's diofficult go play something else there are a lot of options.

As I've stated in an earlier thread: I find Dark Souls (only played remastered) to not be a particularly good game, not because of difficulty or the unforgiving gameplay, but because of design choices.

Difficulty = good
Bad design = bad



melbye said:
No, just out of spite towards idiot games-journalists who spendt more time complaining about games than playing them

This 2000%.



 
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It's up to the developers, of course, but there is no real reason not to give players options whenever possible in single-player games. Options hurt no-one but they do allow those who might not have been able to to handle a game the chance to play it. Yeah, I know gamers are known for their childish "get gud" bullshit but those kinds of people shouldn't be allowed to define the entire medium. If their ego needs validation from videogames then they're not really worth worrying about to begin with.

There is just no good reason to exclude people. Especially when you look at it from an economic perspective. Series like Elder Scrolls have a ton of female gamers, older gamers, and "casual" gamers who just want an enjoyable experience. Easier modes let them join in the fun without any loss to those who want more difficulty.