Gamespot says this game has punishing difficulty?

#1RetroGameReviewPosted 4/25/2012 11:35:39 AM
I was a bit shocked to see this on their negative side of the review, and actually, now that I think about it, they also said the prologue was too long? I felt it was just right and introduced the characters to build up the story.

I didn't find the game too hard at all. In fact, there were only 3 bosses where I had to spend a bit of time skilling/leveling up, but other than that I had a blast with this game.

What about you guys?
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#2superlativeformPosted 4/25/2012 11:38:04 AM
I don't see how you can find this game difficult. I don't even play that hardcore; I run around as Asbel and occasionally issue orders to my party. I can't be bothered to switch who I control, and I do just fine. Sometimes, I think reviewers are playing a game with the controller upside down.
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#3Thanatos2kPosted 4/25/2012 11:39:44 AM
I played the entire game on Moderate and had difficulty with a boss once, and it was in Zhonecage, the optional harder-than-last-boss area. Fortunately, I had the ability to instantly reduce the difficulty level.
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#4IMRavnosPosted 4/25/2012 11:42:49 AM(edited)
Gamespot sucks and the person reviewing the game was probably rushing through it and was bad at playing the game. How a zero penalty retry option with the ability to alter all facets of your party and game difficulty is punishing is mind baffling.

Never trust a gamespot review folks, they only give good scores to games that advertise on the site and they don't have any good reviewers anymore. Most left years ago.
#5fueled-systemPosted 4/25/2012 11:40:22 AM
Because the difficulty DOES spike at very weird times... In one area if I recall correctly it goes from easy monsters to very tough ones.

And remember it is their opinion.
#6Thanatos2kPosted 4/25/2012 11:41:39 AM
I hope you're not talking about the Sandstretch, because those enemies are supposed to be endgame difficulty.
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#7MogMoogle1Posted 4/25/2012 11:43:08 AM
Thought the reviewer mentioned of inconsistent difficulty spikes, which there are, not that it was an overall difficult game.
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#8superlativeformPosted 4/25/2012 11:43:08 AM
Thanatos2k posted...
I played the entire game on Moderate and had difficulty with a boss once, and it was in Zhonecage, the optional harder-than-last-boss area. Fortunately, I had the ability to instantly reduce the difficulty level.

You can make it easier?
You must be a wizard!

Not being sarcastic towards you, just people who apparently can't navigate a menu. btw
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#9fueled-systemPosted 4/25/2012 11:43:31 AM
Thanatos2k posted...
I hope you're not talking about the Sandstretch, because those enemies are supposed to be endgame difficulty.

No I am talking about the regular ones during the story not that area
#10PornoralleDo78Posted 4/25/2012 11:49:35 AM
It's hard but with a little bit caution and grinding it's playable even on chaos.

I only turned down the difficulty to "hard" for Kurt because it seemed impossible for me even with lv 55 and many many titles to beat him on chaos. And i turned him to moderate again for the 60 seconds trophy.

I must say, i love grinding!
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