04:26:28 AM Jun 2nd 2012
Also, Super R-Type has 4 selectable difficulty settings: Novice, Easy, Normal, and Hard. But if you beat the game on Hard, you will start the game over on a new unselectable difficulty called Pro.
11:22:09 PM May 26th 2012
Im horrible at writing or i'd add it myself, but Vanquish for the xbox360/ps3 needs to be on this list. Its arguably the hardest game ever made for this gen. On its hardest difficulty(Called God hard), less that 300 people world wide across both platforms combined have beaten this difficulty. Imagine contra, but sped up about 30 times and in 3D, and you get Vanquish on God Hard.
11:44:14 PM May 26th 2012
Sorry, that's probably not an example. If it's simply a very difficult Hard mode (or for that matter, a very difficult game), it doesn't fit. This is about when on, say, the difficulty selection screen there is "easy", "medium", "hard", "maniac" or something like that: when there is a difficulty level above normal "hard". "God hard" doesn't sound like it fits this criteria; could you list what all the difficulty choices are, so we can see if it's an example?
04:24:45 AM Jun 2nd 2012
Diablo 2 and 3 only have Normal difficulty available at the start. Beating Normal mode will unlock Nightmare mode, which, according to Blizzard, is "where the real game begins." Beating Nightmare mode will unlock Hell mode, which is exactly what it says on the tin: hellishly difficult. But Diablo 3 actually took it a step further and created a new "Inferno" difficulty, unlocked after beating Hell mode and reaching the level cap of 60. With your character's level cap at 60 and the MINIMUM level for the enemies at 61, Inferno mode is definitely harder than hard.
03:43:26 AM May 5th 2015
I've been seeing a lot of potholing this trope for non-examples of this trope, irritatingly. I've lost track of how many times I've had to put in an edit reason to the tune of "Harder Than Hard does not mean Nintendo Hard but more".