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kkslider5552000

I don't think I've ever done specifically that, but there's enough games I've utterly failed to beat despite my best effort. But I guess to be fair, they're usually considered to be difficult games, outside of genres I'm not great at in the first place (like strategy).

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Sucking at games resonates with me. Plenty of games I’ve only seen the first few levels of 😆😭

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VoidofLight

The only games I really recall sucking at and dropping are Hollow Knight. Most other games I'm either pretty alright at, or I suck at, but I refuse to give up on them because they grip me. Persona 5 Royal has an extremely hard boss in the middle of the game, and a pretty challenging final boss, however I refused to give into watching the rest on Youtube, since I wanted to prove to myself that I could beat the game, and I wanted to see the ending on my own terms. Watching it on youtube.. just kind of brings me out of the experience honestly.

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TheJGG

VoidofLight wrote:

Persona 5 Royal has an extremely hard boss in the middle of the game, and a pretty challenging final boss.

Was the middle boss Okumura? That one was more pathetically annoying than legitimately hard.

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VoidofLight

@TheJGG Yeah. It was more annoying than hard, but I couldn’t get past it until I turned Merciless on.

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VoidofLight

@Kaori-chan I believe Royal changes boss fights and dungeon layouts.

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Frobodobo

I'd say age is a big factor here. Back in the day i could not beat a single game. In my mid teens i think i started beating some and these days i can beat any game on hard if i just can be bothered.

Being good or bad is also relative. If i play an rts game against any of my friends i annihilate them. But if i play online then i don't stand a chance.

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TheJGG

@Kaori-chan @VoidofLight Yeah the boss fights are significantly overhauled in Royal, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. For example Kaneshiro’s fight added an entire first phase with the pig vault, the Ark boss added a 1 on 1 showdown, which was pretty epic, Kamoshida’s had the cognitive Mishima and Shiho persons, Madarame added a new second phase with the fake enemies, and Okumura was changed a bit.

I would have preferred if Kaneshiro’s was kept as is, because that boss is an absolute tank.

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Buizel

I wouldn't say I'm bad at video games, but I would say I have a low tolerance for difficulty in games. That's not to say that I don't like a challenge - but I prefer this to be a moderate challenge rather than something brutally difficult, as I play video games to relax and immerse myself in another world more than anything. I almost always play games on Normal difficulty.

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Matt_Barber

It's practically a JRPG trope to have a final boss that's far tougher that the rest of the story. They really don't want anyone to be able to finish the game without either grinding for a bit or getting a good handle on the combat system, possibly both.

That's certainly my experience of all three Xenoblade games. In a rare burst of not sucking I managed to take out the final boss of Torna first time, but it was back to business as usual for Future Connected.

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Gamecuber

I think it all depends on the game. I have 100% games such as Mario 64 and Sunshine on the original hardware, but I wouldn’t say I’m ‘good’ at games. To me being good is secondary to enjoyment. If I am enjoying myself I don’t really care if I’m playing particularly well. In terms of being better than others it was only fun during local co-op with friends purely for bragging rights during Goldeneye/Mario kart sessions. We were all aware that there were better players out there but who honestly cares?

Modern games offer so many options to enjoy the game your way that it doesn’t really matter how good you are. If I enjoy completing a game on easy/normal I may go back and try on hard but at some stage enjoyment will give way to frustration then what’s the point? I’ve got other games I can play instead.

If someone was to honestly say to me that ‘you can’t enjoy a game unless it’s on the hardest mode’ or ‘you’re not a real gamer if you play on easy’ I’d laugh at them. It would be the equivalent of someone saying you don’t ‘get’ the Marvel films if you haven’t read years worth of comics or that you ‘aren’t a real fan’ of a band if you only like their latest stuff. It’s snobbery and ego-rubbing. Play what you like, the way you like and have fun. I assure you there is an army of people out there who probably approach the hobby in exactly the same way: you are not alone!

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the_weakest_link

Well, I'm 160 hours into Breath of the Wild and I only just realized I can use Cryonis to access treasure chests in deep water, so yeah...

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Magonigal

I'm 50 years old now and I'm finding games harder than they used to be. i'm more impatient with grindy stuff or difficulty spikes. I wish more games were accessible - if i've paid a lot of money for something i want to see all that content. That's why i love Game Pass and why i got an Xbox Series S, because there's no risk involved in playing new games when they're free to download. What I am enjoying at the moment is Tom Clancy Division games and other online games i can play with friends and family. Especially on the Switch I love couch co-op games like Overcooked and Heave Ho that I can play with my family when i visit them. Is there anyone else who's an older gamer who struggles more than they used to?

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RR529

I'd say I'm pretty decent, but it depends on the type of game.

I almost always play on Normal rather than Easy or Hard, and I usually don't have a problem finishing games in genres I play somewhat regularly like JRPGs, Action, FPS, & Platformers, however I've recently started playing Forza Horizon 4 on Game Pass & I had to turn the difficulty all the way down & turn on a bunch of assists in order to get a chance to win simply for the fact that I just don't play racing games & am completely unaccustomed to their nuances.

Also, I tend to play a game for the story before moving on, so I don't go online much as I know I'm going to get destroyed by people who pour 100's of hours into that one game.

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Losermagnet

When I was a kid (Super Nintendo-era) I'd always put games on the easiest difficulty, and when I rented something I always hoped there'd be a save file for a completed playthrough just so i could go and run around. As an adult I'd say my skill level is comftorbally above average. I can pick up and play most games, and sometimes I'm able to complete more challenging games too.

The exception is fighting games. I hate fighting games. In my experience, fighting games usually have a learning curve that's too steep and a fanbase that's too competitive. Even Smash Bros. wore thin on me once I noticed teabagging had become a popular behavior. No thank you Madame or Monsieur, I will happily be lousy at fighting games so I can avoid that nonsense.

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Snatcher

@Losermagnet See I love fighting games, but I never going online, Its to stressful for me and I never have fun, So I do cpu's, and the fanbase's are pretty competitive, the only one I would say it less competitive is smash, but still kinda a Jump.

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Sunsy

About fighting games, another one here who's not the best at them. I do enjoy playing them. Sometimes it's fun to hop into casuals on Brawlhalla, or just play the arcade mode of a fighting game, or in Sonic Battle's case, challenge mode.

I always enjoyed playing them despite not being the best at them.

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Snatcher

I feel like I'm the only one here who has the mindset "If you suck at it, or think you do, just get better" For me If I think I suck at something or really want to learn, I do so, I just do so, I sucked ass at apex no kills, then after a week or two I'm getting kill leader and even won games as such, and it wont take to long for me to win a match with a knew character, get a good team that knows what there doing, and having full convo's without speaking.

Or rhythm games are a type I can I suck at, Even tho I love music, I just never really wanted to learn, till now, And what do you know, Cuz i play those types of games slowly I month later i'm pretty ok at it.

I know that every thing I said might not work for somebody else and everyone has there way to learn and play, you just need to find out what that is.

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TheJGG

@Snatcher I agree mostly but there's some games that have too steep a learning curve, and games where the "git güd" mentality isn't enough. Demon's Souls, and the Dark Souls titles by extension, are so tough that some people just won't have the patience to do anything other than suck hard. I am one such person, I am absolute TRASH at Souls games. Learning combat instead of just mashing buttons is part of your philosophy though and I agree.

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Sunsy

@Snatcher I look at it this way, if you keep playing, you may just get better. I still remember when I started playing Mortal Kombat, it was mostly punches and kicks. In more recent years I figured out moves, and can pull some of them off.

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