"Don't you just hate when a game has four difficulty settings? I'm a devout Medium man: Easy just doesn't stimulate, and I lack the time to get really autistic-ally good enough for Hard... On this occasion I thought, "Well, I've played enough shooters in my time, and I did remember to put on my big boy trousers this morning, let's lean towards the Hard end of Medium." That, in retrospect, was a mistake. "
"You will not survive."
"Brutally difficult and entirely unforgiving."
"This mode is difficult!"
MetaSeraphim: I finally beat impossible mode, after 6 days of non-stop trying.
DANGER - Are you prepared to battle sheer despair? (NO) (BRING IT)
— Ultra Mode warning screen, Mushihime Sama (English-language iOS ver.)
DANGER - This style is customized for advanced players. Proceed only if you have prepared yourself.
— Strong Style warning screen, DoDonPachi Resurrection Black Label (PAL Xbox 360 ver.)
Deity — Muahahaha! Good luck, sucker!
"You face opponents who have never known defeat, who laugh in alien tongues at your efforts to survive. This is suicide."
"Tremble as teeming hordes of invincible alien monsters punish the slightest error with instant death... again and again."
Do you hate yourself, or are you supremely self-confident? This difficulty requires a strength of heart that never gives in.
"Tell us if you can finish the game playing on this difficulty level - we are not sure whether it is possible."
— Heroes of Might and Magic V, Heroic difficulty description
"Are you sure? This skill level isn't even remotely fair."
— Doom, warning you about picking Nightmare! difficulty
"For masochists and the truly mad, it doesn't get more challenging than this."