Cranking up the difficulty: self-imposed challenges

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Cranking up the difficulty: self-imposed challenges

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  • 23rd Jun 2016
  • 9:27 pm
Dancerveros Dancerveros

Cranking up the difficulty: self-imposed challenges

Hello there! So, I was just replaying Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, and decided it had become too easy with my uber powerful ranger. So I started anew and avoided anything that even remotely upgraded my ranger, sticking just to the story. I hadn't experienced the nemesis system as deeply before, for now if I saw my rival in the distance, I got the hell out of there, while having him hunt me. It was really cool.

So this got me thinking, am I the only massochist (of course not!)? Which are some of the self-imposed challenges you do to keep games you've played interesting?

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  • 25th Jun 2016
  • 12:44 am
Eve_Dark Eve_Dark

Cranking up the difficulty: self-imposed challenges

For Xcom 2 we have mods that increase the number of enemies and also mods that add new tougher enemies.

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  • 25th Jun 2016
  • 4:39 pm
Ray Thunder Ray Thunder

Cranking up the difficulty: self-imposed challenges

Check out mods that will make the game more challenging.

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  • 26th Jun 2016
  • 2:20 pm
Jack_Fury Jack_Fury

Cranking up the difficulty: self-imposed challenges

Hello there! So, I was just replaying Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, and decided it had become too easy with my uber powerful ranger. So I started anew and avoided anything that even remotely upgraded my ranger, sticking just to the story. I hadn't experienced the nemesis system as deeply before, for now if I saw my rival in the distance, I got the hell out of there, while having him hunt me. It was really cool.

So this got me thinking, am I the only massochist (of course not!)? Which are some of the self-imposed challenges you do to keep games you've played interesting?

1) Don't wear armor

2) Aggro more enemies than you can handle

Try that and let me know what happens.

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  • 27th Jun 2016
  • 9:31 pm
Dancerveros Dancerveros

Cranking up the difficulty: self-imposed challenges

​1) Don't wear armor

2) Aggro more enemies than you can handle

Try that and let me know what happens.

In Shadow of Mordor you don't get armor, so I suppose I was already doing that. But about that second part... holy ****. I just had four uruk captains and about 30 enemies on screen. I only "won" because my computer overheated... XD Really need a new one.

And about the mods, I usually go crazy with them in Skyrim. To the point that if a rat sneezes at me and I'm not blocking, I die, the game doesn't reload to the previous checkpoint, and suddenly I'm naked with no money in the wilderness.

So yeah, mods are awesome.

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  • 1st Mar 2017
  • 4:37 am
Kvasy Kvasy

Cranking up the difficulty: self-imposed challenges

I love doing this kinda playthrough too! Craziest I've ever had is Dragon Age: Inquisition, go into the wild without a full 4 person party on any difficulty above hard... Good. Freaking. Luck. It is SO hard every single time.
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  • 2nd Mar 2017
  • 2:09 am
Kvasy Kvasy

Cranking up the difficulty: self-imposed challenges

God Skyrim and Mods is so amazing and can also be such a disaster. I usually spend 2 hours getting the game to actually boot after installing new mods, then play until crash for fear of it not opening again. Best mod ever is still Fallout 4's Randy Savage Macho Man Deathclaw.
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  • 15th Mar 2017
  • 7:36 am
kin_to_the_wayward_wind kin_to_the_wayward_wind

Cranking up the difficulty: self-imposed challenges

For games like Skyrim, Witcher 3, and the Fallout games, I never allow myself to fast travel and go on foot everywhere I need to go. I also try to find someplace to "camp" for the night by darting into some cave or empty building nearby which is almost always occupied by something or someone with a foul temper.

There are some great mods for Skyrim like iNeed (which simulates hunger, thirst, sleep and such) and Frostfall (which simulates exposure and hypothermia) which really up the challenge factor.

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