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"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. "
Zero Punctuation on Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

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"You will not survive."
— Description of Veteran difficulty in the Call of Duty series, as well Modern Warfare

"Brutally difficult and entirely unforgiving."
— Description of Realistic difficulty in Call of Duty: Black Ops III

"No checkpoints. No room for error. No mercy."
— Description of #YOLO difficulty in Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare

"This mode is difficult!"
— Announcer in DDRMAX through Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA 2, on selecting the Harder Than Hard Challenge mode

MetaSeraphim: I finally beat impossible mode, after 6 days of non-stop trying.
Kayin: holy crap your not serious are you

DANGER - Are you prepared to battle sheer despair? (NO) (BRING IT)
Ultra Mode warning screen, Mushihime Sama (English-language iOS ver.)

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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 and Steam versions)

Deity — Muahahaha! Good luck, sucker!

"Good luck."
The loading screen for "Through the Fire and Flames" on Expert difficulty, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

"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."
Halo 3, 3: ODST, Reach and 4

"Death around every corner. Reload often."

"The highest difficulty. It is beatable. In theory."
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse describing Apocalypse difficulty

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"This, the most difficult mode, is for highly advanced players. Battles are much more difficult then in Hard mode, and nothing is carried over from playthrough to the next."
Persona 3 Portable describing Maniac difficulty.

"Do you hate yourself, or are you supremely self-confident? This difficulty requires a strength of heart that never gives in."
Persona 4 Golden describing Very Hard difficulty.

"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."

"DreadZone fans want to see carnage, and we're gonna give it to them by the truckload. You have no chance for survival, no hope of mercy and no dental plan. This difficulty level is flat out impossible. Turn back now. We're serious. You don't need this kind of pain."
Ratchet: Deadlocked, Exterminator difficulty description

"Enemies do 40% more damage and have other bonuses. Play this if you have no life."
Epic Battle Fantasy 2 Epic difficulty description

"For those who have mastered EBF3. Foes do 60% more damage and have other bonuses."
Epic Battle Fantasy 3 Epic difficulty description

"Oh, so you're looking for a challenge? You can try expert mode, but it will be very difficult! (YES - I am a great dancer, I can handle it!) (DIFFICULTY - I'd like a different difficulty.)"
Club Penguin minigame Dance Contest Expert mode description

"IT'S DANGEROUS!"
San Francisco Rush, when selecting an "Extreme"-difficulty car

"Godlike is good for players who like to respawn a lot."
Unreal Tournament's manual on the Godlike difficulty setting.

Play that game.
The one who fucks you up the ass all day~
The one that makes me say "Fuck you!"
And now I gotta poo!
(sobs to the beat of the music)
DA Games after losing Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy (sung to the tune of Play That Song)

"Normal mode offers a moderate challenge, and is recommended for first-time players. Hard mode shifts things up a gear, making battles even more challenging. This mode is recommended for keen players of action games. Expert mode puts players up against truly formidable foes from the get-go, and is recommended for only the bravest of souls! Hard and Expert modes aren't without their rewards, though—the monsters you fight and the chests found in the Faraway Forest and other places will all yield rarer items."
— Tutorial description added describing the new battle modes added in version 1.03 of Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

"It's the TRUE Mega-Ultra-Final-Ultra-Omega Battle! No regrets! Make the ultimate choice with Soul Melter EX (Good Luck!)"
Kirby Star Allies, when selecting Soul Melter EX in The Ultimate Choice

"It's your funeral. May Aidios be with you."
— Message accompanying the option to select Nightmare difficulty in The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

"This quest is an exceptionally difficult [raid/challenge] battle."
Dragalia Lost, regarding Nightmare-difficulty quests

For nobody
Level: Die
We passed the point where we should have stopped
The finest violence for those who fear not even God
An ominous star fortells your demise
You will be wounded by the freedom you've chosen
You are not prepared
Andraste Must Die
Devil Engine one-liners for Expert difficulty

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