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First mission or level difficulty

View Poll Results: First mission or level difficulty
easy, its the first level 3 50.00%
moderate, if I fail once I will be more interested and try again 2 33.33%
hard, I will complete it no matter what 1 16.67%
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03-27-2013, 10:59 AM
#1
Joined: May 2010
Location: Tampa, FL
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First mission or level difficulty

In general how difficult do you think the first mission or level in a game should be? (assuming the user has already done an optional game tutorial on how to play)

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Last edited by Rasterman; 03-27-2013 at 11:07 AM.
03-27-2013, 11:04 AM
#2
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,033
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rasterman View Post
First mission or level difficulty
Ah mate, what game? Or is this a disscussion of first level difficulty in general? If so ...
I think the first mission shoul show the controls, intro the story and what not. Doesnt have to be spectacular, just good.
03-27-2013, 11:06 AM
#3
Joined: May 2010
Location: Tampa, FL
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I updated the first post, in general I was referring to

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03-27-2013, 11:06 AM
#4
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Location: London, UK
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Depends on the game. I don't want to sit through boring tutorial levels every time I start a new game, so maybe a separate tutorial option that's quite easy, then the main game can start a little more difficult.

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03-27-2013, 04:59 PM
#5
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Plainfield, CT
Posts: 162
The less important the content, the harder it should be to get there. That's my general philosophy. If your game tells a compelling story, it's probably best to make the difficulty an accessible one. Otherwise, ramp up the difficulty. If you can't say your ending is a real accomplishment, I'd like to be able to say earning it was a real accomplishment.
03-28-2013, 06:14 AM
#6
Joined: May 2011
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 32
IMO too many games take too long to ramp up the challenge+fun...not like the days when i was a lad (must be gettin old)