History Main / FakeDifficulty

13th Sep '16 2:51:48 PM KingBowser9001
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Contrast AntiFrustrationFeature, where things are fudged in the player's favor instead. Also contrast NintendoHard, which is extreme, but very 'real' difficulty.

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Contrast AntiFrustrationFeature, where things are fudged in the player's favor instead. Also contrast NintendoHard, which is extreme, but very 'real' ''real'' difficulty.
13th Sep '16 2:51:07 PM KingBowser9001
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Contrast AntiFrustrationFeature, where things are fudged in the player's favor instead.

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Contrast AntiFrustrationFeature, where things are fudged in the player's favor instead.
instead. Also contrast NintendoHard, which is extreme, but very 'real' difficulty.
13th Sep '16 2:47:38 PM KingBowser9001
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There are five kinds of fake difficulty, in addition to the sub-category (TheComputerIsACheatingBastard):
* '''Bad technical aspects make it difficult.''' Making a difficult jump is a real difficulty. Making the same difficult jump with overly complex controls, bad [[JumpPhysics jumping physics]], or [[CameraScrew an abrupt mid-air change of camera angle]] - and therefore the orientation of your controls - is fake difficulty.

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There are five kinds of fake difficulty, in addition to the TheComputerIsACheatingBastard, a sub-category (TheComputerIsACheatingBastard):
of this:
* '''Bad technical aspects make it difficult.''' Making a difficult jump is a real difficulty. Making the that same difficult jump with under an overly complex controls, bad complicated control scheme, horrible [[JumpPhysics jumping physics]], mechanics]], or [[CameraScrew an abrupt mid-air change of camera angle]] - and therefore the orientation of your controls - is fake difficulty.


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You'd never figure this one out without consulting some form of walkthrough.
8th Jun '16 12:21:14 PM NoSpoilerz
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* '''Bad technical aspects make it difficult.''' Making a difficult jump is a real difficulty. Making a same difficult jump with overly complex controls, bad [[JumpPhysics jumping physics]], or [[CameraScrew an abrupt mid-air change of camera angle]] - and therefore the orientation of your controls - is fake difficulty.

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* '''Bad technical aspects make it difficult.''' Making a difficult jump is a real difficulty. Making a the same difficult jump with overly complex controls, bad [[JumpPhysics jumping physics]], or [[CameraScrew an abrupt mid-air change of camera angle]] - and therefore the orientation of your controls - is fake difficulty.
4th Feb '16 5:34:29 PM jmac9345
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When you play a [[VideoGame video game]], you expect be able to use your skills as a gamer to beat whatever challenges the game throws at you. If the challenges require a lot of skill, the game is hard to win. If it doesn't require much skill, it should be an easy game. However, some games that should be relatively easy are actually quite hard. It could be due to shoddy programming, a GameBreakingBug, poor implementation of gameplay elements or time constraints, or the developers threw in something which makes the game harder, but which has nothing to do with the player's or AI's skills. This is fake difficulty.

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When you play a [[VideoGame video game]], you expect to be able to use your skills as a gamer to beat whatever challenges the game throws at you. If the challenges require a lot of skill, the game is hard to win. If it doesn't require much skill, it should be an easy game. However, some games that should be relatively easy are actually quite hard. It could be due to shoddy programming, a GameBreakingBug, poor implementation of gameplay elements or time constraints, or the developers threw in something which makes the game harder, but which has nothing to do with the player's or AI's skills. This is fake difficulty.
27th Jun '15 7:58:59 PM OmegaKross
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FakeDifficulty was prevalent in many older games, when developers were still learning about how to make fair challenges. When people realized that sometimes, the game was hard for all the wrong reasons, they decided to make it more of a fair challenge. [[UnpleasableFanbase The unfortunate side effect are that newer games seem easier in comparison merely because they're a fairer challenge.]] There are plenty of other reasons for this (such as players being aware of some persistent forms of FakeDifficulty and making sure to avoid them) but that's another article entirely. It still ''does'' exist today, mind you.

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FakeDifficulty was prevalent in many older games, when developers were still learning about how to make fair challenges. When people realized that sometimes, the game was hard for all the wrong reasons, they decided to make it more of a fair challenge. [[UnpleasableFanbase The unfortunate side effect are is that newer games seem easier in comparison merely because they're a fairer challenge.]] There are plenty of other reasons for this (such as players being aware of some persistent forms of FakeDifficulty and making sure to avoid them) but that's another article entirely. It still ''does'' exist today, mind you.
4th Mar '15 12:20:00 AM poi99
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->''"Pff! Man the hell up! Act like you got a pair! What, games can't be difficulty anymore? This isn't like VideoGame/{{Contra}} or VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins."''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/AngryJoeShow Angry Joe]]''', reviewing ''ComicJumperTheAdventuresOfCaptainSmiley''

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->''"Pff! Man ->''"This is one of the hell up! Act like you got a pair! What, hardest games can't be difficulty anymore? This isn't like VideoGame/{{Contra}} or VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins."''
I've ever played, but for '''all the wrong reasons!'''"''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/AngryJoeShow Angry Joe]]''', reviewing ''ComicJumperTheAdventuresOfCaptainSmiley''
'''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd''', playing ''The Wizard Of Oz''
28th Nov '14 11:43:32 AM otemple700
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->''"Pff! Man the hell up! Act like you got a pair! What, games can't be difficulty anymore?"''

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->''"Pff! Man the hell up! Act like you got a pair! What, games can't be difficulty anymore?"''anymore? This isn't like VideoGame/{{Contra}} or VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins."''
28th Nov '14 11:41:32 AM otemple700
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->''"Pff! Man the hell up! Act like you got a pair! What, games can't be difficulty anymore?'''"''

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->''"Pff! Man the hell up! Act like you got a pair! What, games can't be difficulty anymore?'''"''anymore?"''
28th Nov '14 11:41:09 AM otemple700
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->''"This is one of the hardest games I've ever played, but for '''all the wrong reasons!'''"''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd''', playing ''[[TheProblemWithLicensedGames The Wizard Of Oz]]''

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->''"This is one of ->''"Pff! Man the hardest hell up! Act like you got a pair! What, games I've ever played, but for '''all the wrong reasons!'''"''
can't be difficulty anymore?'''"''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd''', playing ''[[TheProblemWithLicensedGames The Wizard Of Oz]]''
'''[[WebVideo/AngryJoeShow Angry Joe]]''', reviewing ''ComicJumperTheAdventuresOfCaptainSmiley''
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