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Basic Trope: The first part of a game is the most difficult.

  • Straight: The first part of Legends of Troperia is far more difficult than the rest of the game.
  • Exaggerated: The first part of the game is loaded with Kaizo Traps and Demonic Spiders. Everything afterwards is practically Easier Than Easy.
  • Downplayed: While the first part of the game is more difficult, the later parts are still fairly challenging.
  • Justified:
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    • In the first leg of the game, you lack the equipment necessary to make any one character a Game-Breaker, so it stands to reason it would be difficult.
    • The Big Bad thought to defy the Sorting Algorithm of Evil, and sent their strongest and most cunning troops first.
  • Inverted: The first portion of the game is staggeringly easy, then there's an immediate and unforgiving Difficulty Spike.
  • Subverted: The first battle is very brutal, but afterwards, the rest of the first dungeon is a breeze.
  • Double Subverted: But the boss of the first dungeon is an absolutely murderous opponent.
  • Parodied: The characters come out of the opening dungeon with PTSD.
  • Zig Zagged: Schizophrenic Difficulty
  • Averted: The difficulty is fairly reasonable given the length of time the game has progressed, with some areas being more and less difficult than others.
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  • Enforced: "Don't forget to jack up the difficulty of the first dungeon, and really show 'em what they're in for."
  • Lampshaded: "After that first dungeon, I feel like I can take on anything they throw at me."
  • Invoked: The designers wanted to make progression feel more rewarding, so they made the early sections of the game difficult.
    • Every single character is an example of Magikarp Power so that the player could get cartharisis from their power after the hard early stages.
  • Exploited: The player is able to garner massive amounts of Experience Points from killing the Demonic Spiders in the first dungeon, making the rest of the game a breeze.
  • Defied: The player, having gotten through the game once before and remembering how difficult the beginning is,tv uses New Game+ to make the beginning section easier.
  • Discussed: "Aren't the beginning sections of most adventures usually the easiest?"
  • Conversed: "Many people die just trying to escape the forest, let alone fight the monster elk that resides there. Are you sure you can take it?"
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