Sometimes after a long day all I want to do is relax and play something laid back like Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Other times I crave a challenge and want to get lost in a competitive multiplayer game, or a tough as nails platformer. The debate about difficulty in games, and whether or not all games should have an easy mode, has been ongoing for some time now. When looking for a new game to play, do you seek out a relaxing, easy experience, or something that will test your skills? When presented with a difficulty menu, what do you select? Should all games offer difficulty options? Does having an easy mode take something away from a game or simply make it more accessible?
After the success of the challenging game Dark Souls, developed by FromSoftware, a new subgenre of games was born: Soulslikes. A number of subsequently…
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