I started on Hard and yes it was a real pain in the but on a few missions where I died multiple times and was like Damn this game is tough. 2 hit kills and stuff like that. Once I upgrade boy, things became much more mangable. Actually I pimp the boy out first which helped out in a lot of the rights until you face the bosses but by then I had a few combat tricks to get pass them. Definitley looking forward to new DLC and probably will be the only game I purchase DLC for in a long time.