Is it okay to reduce a game's difficulty settings?

December 20, 2018 at 9:51am

Might've already asked some of you on Discord, but I need a larger sample size

  • There's nothing wrong with lowering the difficulty.
  • Only if you can't progress.
  • Only if you're not having fun.
  • You should only ever play on the highest difficulty.
  • Other (comment below)

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December 21, 2018 at 10:25am
The point of a game is to be fun, or at the very least entertaining. Sometimes you just want to experience the plot without much interruption, or more casual gameplay, especially if it's your first time with a certain control system or genre. Case in point: I recommended White 2 to my partner for her first Pokémon game because of the ability to lower the difficulty so she could enjoy the story while learning type matchups and mechanics instead of getting stuck on the second gym.