Have you ever played a game that’s too hard to even beat? Sure, I come from a time where games like Battletoads and The Karate Kid existed, so most modern games don’t seem so impossible. However, if you spend more time beating your head against a wall after dying than actually making progress, then you probably aren’t enjoying yourself. So what do you do when you hit this kind of a wall? Well, depending on the game, you just turn down the difficulty level. And that’s exactly what you’re going to be able to do in Dragon’s Dogma, soon.
Capcom has announced that they will be patching in an “Easy Mode” for Dragon’s Dogma. Currently, the patch is slated for Monday, August 6th for both PS3 and Xbox 360. Unfortunately, as of now, the update is only scheduled for release in Japan.
I think the addition of an easy mode is good for just about any game. For those that can defeat a game on normal (or hard, if it’s available), then you’ll feel a sense of pride for doing it. However, it makes games more accessible by not forcing you to play a game at a setting that’s too low or high, based on your abilities.