Friday, October 1, 2010

Games today are too damn easy.

I just finished my first runthrough of Bioshock 2. I had a good time, but as I was crawling through the halls of Rapture, I noticed an alarming trend.

I wasn't dying. At all.

Three hours into the game, and I used my first health pack. All in all, I used somewhere between twenty and thirty health packs for the entirety of the game.

I was raised on Dark Forces (the game terrified me as a child, no kidding), Duke Nukem, X-Wing and Mechwarrior. Now, I find it funny that these franchises are dead (I'm not holding my breath for Duke, and Mechwarrior 5 has officially been red taped out of existence). In these games you were far from fragile, but you could still except to be slain by the AI every know and then.

Now, don't mistake this as an underlying "I AM A GOD-TIER GAMER, FEAR ME" message. I'm not unstoppable, I'm not unbreakable. Oh, and I wasn't playing on easy, either.

It just seems like most modern games I can breeze through with little or no problems.

I want to hear your thoughts? Agree? Disagree?


  1. I see where you're coming from with this but there are some games today that exceed the difficulty level our past games never even touched. I guess I'd say I'm neutral on this

  2. I agree...but man...Half Life is the right balance of difficulty and fun. The first is pretty "breeze through" these days, but the second one and so on? Beautiful. Portal was EPIC in terms of rewarding difficulty.

  3. Maybe you just are a godtier gamer and need to select the hardest difficulty? Ain't much of a gamer but HL2 @ hard is giving me a hard time every once in a while.

  4. some people excel at different games. I had a friend who loved halo 2 hated halo 3, was great at ODST but is terrible at Reach and that is all in the same franchise of games. maybe you just have bioshock 2 #