This game got a lot of grief for not being hardcore friendly and most people were okay because MGR was coming out and would save the day.
Well I have been paying attention to the topics about livestreams for MGR on the board and it seems as though Platinum has gone slightly casual as well.
It appears many special items you unlock that give you a crazy advantage in the game do not affect your rank when used.
It also appears that even on the hardest setting stealing cores gives you full health and slo mo meter.
To hell with Leaderboards; and lack of penalties, and low total play time.
Of course hogie, mass marketing is what everyone wants and although it seems MGR may have been toned down, it s still lot more faithful to it's original source than DmC. Also note, no Tameem running his suck! The higher difficulties from some things I've read suggested higher difficulties prove to be MORE difficult, which I can't say for DmC.
I'm sure most hear dont regard obtaining top Leaderboard status over the ability to have good amount of fun with the games design/combat.
Same thing with DmC although I'm more on the positive spectrum dealing with this game but you can be completely right but we need to play the game first.
This is Platinum we are talking about. Is hardcore dead?