“No matter how difficult, you can still beat any Game”

Written by Paul Gestl

We all know the worn-out descriptor for a game being challenging is when it’s dubbed ‘The Dark Souls of X.’ Many gamers groan at this statement, but the fact remains, that kind of reputation is well-earned for games that do have a hard mode. In a sense, Dark Souls is a game that knows how to do difficulty the right way.

To elaborate, Dark Souls has just the right amount of challenging gameplay. Let’s take a look at the ways that games are made more difficult. In all the games I’ve seen, there are 3 methods that videogames employ to raise the difficulty level: They are the Number Changes, AI Scaling, and Challenge Conditions.

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What is the Steam Music Player?

The Steam Music Library

I may no longer be new to Steam, but I still haven’t found a use for the Steam Music Player. It’s supposed to be a music library meant to store your video game soundtracks. The music files are stored as MP3 files. It shares many similarities with iTunes. You can listen to soundtracks from your favorite games.

This may sound pointless, but it is a good way to listen to the OSTs without being under pressure from fighting a hard boss or trying to overcome a timed stage. If it is copyrighted, then it might not stay on YouTube. Buying soundtracks is the safe, legal option.

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Eastern vs. Western RPGs

Eastern vs. Western RPGs:
Cultural Differences that Shape Games

Traveling the vast land with a sword in hand, the warrior walks with a purpose in their soul. The task handed to them is truly one of great importance, and the challenge they face is likely to be a test of their brains, brawn, and battle skills.

Sounds familiar? It should be as it is the core idea of any roleplaying game (RPG for short). These games ask the player to take on the role of an exploring character and grow them into a person capable of accomplishing the mission that is set out before them.

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As an avid reader of video game reviews, I found many awesome games recommended by these blogs that didn’t disappoint. And I’ll bet other gamers are also keeping up with mainstream titles as they are the same ones joining community discussions to share guides, strategies, and what they like/hate about introduced mechanics. 

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Understanding Video Game Controls

Video Game Controls-Keyboard or Controller?

Since we’ve already suggested what constitutes gameplay, it’s time to tackle the next tough subject of “Do gamers prefer to play on their keyboards as opposed to controllers?” I recently found a report on PC Overwatch players winning against players who use a controller. 

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It’s making me wonder about the debate because apparently at higher levels, shooting enemy teams in Overwatch is more precise on a keyboard which is why console users are buying a Xim4 adaptor to even the battlefield.

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