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just picked up the game , how is the the most difficult setting? i remember playing quantum on the hardest setting and it was not that hard , is this game the same or should i give it a first play through on a lower difficulty.
Nah I didn't find it to be too difficult. You only unlock the hardest difficulty (007) by completing the game once on a lower difficulty, and none of the lower difficulties should give you much trouble. I think it was about the same as Quantum of Solace. On 007, there are probably 2-3 parts in the game that can give big trouble.
I found 007 difficulty to be very hard. I didn't have much trouble beating QoS at the highest difficulty, but this one I did. Mainly what made me mad were some of the BS kills I had. Like getting killed in cover or a few other deaths that weren't so much my fault, but more like buggy kills. Or the fact that many enemies spawn out of thin air, so even if you're in an area that looks clear, stay close to cover in case an enemy spawns, or you will be killed before you can get to cover. But for the most part it just takes patience. Sometimes playing the same part over and over again until you find a strategy that works. And the climatic battle really takes patience, it's enough to make you want to snap the game in half.
There are two spots that I can think of that are EXCRUCIATINGLY difficult, and not in a challenging way, but more of a stupid, cheap, "THIS GAME'S A POS" way. Other than that though, the game isn't too tough.