Doom Eternal’s Difficulty Controversy

31 Mar

-For the Uncensored

I know the Doom Eternal Community is talking about this, but the thing is, how can something be difficult without making someone quit gaming forever? I see that gamers need that Dark Souls type of thrill that would make me want to quit games forever. Yes, I do want to enjoy games. I get the idea of playing a game on a harder difficulty and getting cool skins, but players should want to play that harder difficulty when they are ready. I’m probably the only person who has legitimately sat down to try and play the Mein Leiber difficulty in Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. I have only gotten to Section F, and that’s not that far. So, I do understand that many gamers want a thrill when they play a game. They want to show that game who’s boss, but never walk outside and get some air, or try and socialize with people.

            Just kidding, gamers. I know you guys talk to your parents. But that’s not good enough. Again, I’m just yanking your junk here. Don’t get too comfortable with it, though. I’m not a gentle soul. 

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ8fPeZiI9k

            So, you are probably wondering how that previous paragraph ties into this idea of wanting a harder game difficulty. Think of it this way. Some guys beat there dick raw. It’s a fun time, but you don’t do it all the time like that. So, you use lube, and lube is lowering the difficulty in your video game. 

            Hey, playing games should be fun, and we all understand what fun should be. I want to enjoy a game first before I try the harder difficulty. So, why would you torture yourself on the harder difficulty. Trust me, I played Uncharted 4 on the highest difficulty the first time, and I have never played it since. I do think it was challenging and fun, and not a bad send off, but Uncharted 4 should have been three. Just saying.

            So, the thing is, do we all have to play on a Seikero: Shadow dies twice level of painful torment or should Id have stuck to there guns and made it just as difficult as the base game? The Ancient Gods Part 1 is tough, and I see why the community was upset.  

            Not everyone can be From Software, and most game developers shouldn’t do it. Everyone should have fun when they play games, but also, don’t feel like you have to play things on a higher difficulty. 

            If you really like the game, then play it on a higher difficulty. We should all have a choice to play games on a higher difficulty. Serious gamers should go for that level. I’m not going to assume everyone plays on a higher difficulty. The problem is the defeat. Everyone sees that “you failed” or “You died” sign and it usually pushes people away from trying to play on a higher difficulty. 

            I think one bucket list game that I have to try and beat is Dark Souls, because the story and the dense horror atmosphere is worth it. Once you get over dying a lot, that’s not so bad. But then, I just might be denying how hard it is. Most likely, if you had to put a gun to my head, and say, “You have to play this or you will die,” and if I had enough time, I would probably play Wolfenstein 2’s New Colossus’s Mein Leiber difficulty. 

            To sum it all up, the higher difficulty should be an option for everyone, after you play the base game, but I wouldn’t want a hardcore gamer to not play it on the hardest difficulty, because it gives them meaning, and power. They used to give medals for playing on the higher difficulties. But if they don’t anymore, that’s probably why I don’t want to play higher difficulties. 

            But I guess that’s the completionist in me talking. I think I like the idea of taking a big risk for a reward, not just for the ideal of doing it. That’s just how I see risk. But to me, your game difficulty is what you want in video games. There are no rules to any form of art, and how you want to experience a piece of entertainment. You play as hard or you have as much fun as you want. It’s your life, King/Queen. 

-Louis Bruno is the author of more than 15 books, including, The Michael Project, The Michael Project: Book 2: The Lost Children of Eve, Thy Kingdom Come, The Disintegrating Bloodline, Apocalypse Soldier, Hierarchy of Dwindling Sheep. His books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu. He can be found on Gab, https://gab.com/thereallouistbruno, Minds https://www.minds.com/lbruno8063/, and Parlerhttps://parler.com/profile/therealLouistbruno/posts. Instagram @lbrruno8063 and @louisbrunoofficialbook. He has written for the Intellectual Conservative and Ephemere. Also, he writes on https://louisbruno.substack.com, where you can support him directly. His latest, Come Home, Young One, a dark fantasy novel is out now at Lulu.com. Link is here: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/louis-bruno/come-home-young-one/hardcover/product-pw8q7z.html?page=1&pageSize=4.  His next series, City of Sand, will be available sometime this year.

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