Seriously, just beat battlefield 4 on hard without dying more than twice. Nightmare mode on Dr3? done in one sitting. Went to re4 HD on 360, didn't pass the first village on professional. Whats going on?
The problem gaming has now, is that if the casuals can't finish the games, they won't bother going out and buying the sequels or recommending it to friends. I can remember playing games on the zx spectrum in the early 80's, the vast majority of them I never finished, hell I couldn't even figure out the controls on some of them!
Games are getting easier, but it's giving the consoles a bigger market. A console aimed at the ultra hardcore market would fail badly.
Whilst being stuck in a room unable to find a way out is sometimes infuriating, the sense of accomplishment my brother and I used to get out of Tomb Raider 1&2 far outshines anything I have experienced since.