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Going hardcore ! Feb. 27th, 2013 @ 07:47 PM Reply

Tons of games have an "hardcore mode", and I was wondering if anybody in the VG Forums experienced any game in those modes. Sometimes hardcore is not a mode in the actual game, but rather a challenge players would put themselves through. Some of those being discussed a lot, they are often refered to as hardcore mode by many who play the game.

Examples of such games are Diablo 2, Baldur's Gate and other RPGs like these.

I also know that some games like the first Legend Of Zelda do not have actual hardcore more per se. But some players went through the game without ever getting the sword.

If you have experienced a game like this or if you know any other challenging or hardcore ways to play some videogames, just share it here :)

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Response to Going hardcore ! Feb. 27th, 2013 @ 09:06 PM Reply

I'm doing Vault Hunter mode in Boarderlands 2 if that's what you mean.


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Response to Going hardcore ! Feb. 27th, 2013 @ 09:38 PM Reply

At 2/27/13 09:06 PM, HighWay wrote: I'm doing Vault Hunter mode in Boarderlands 2 if that's what you mean.

What's that ?

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Response to Going hardcore ! Feb. 27th, 2013 @ 09:42 PM Reply

At 2/27/13 09:38 PM, HeavenDuff wrote:
At 2/27/13 09:06 PM, HighWay wrote: I'm doing Vault Hunter mode in Boarderlands 2 if that's what you mean.
What's that ?

it's basically a New Game+ sort of mode. you keep all your shit from the first play through but the enemies are way higher leveled


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Response to Going hardcore ! Feb. 28th, 2013 @ 07:47 AM Reply

I once played thorugh MGS2 on "European extreme".


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Response to Going hardcore ! Feb. 28th, 2013 @ 08:55 AM Reply

At 2/27/13 09:06 PM, HighWay wrote: I'm doing Vault Hunter mode in Boarderlands 2 if that's what you mean.

Vault Hunter mode is totally hardcore. Hardcore New Vegas aswell.


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Response to Going hardcore ! Feb. 28th, 2013 @ 02:31 PM Reply

I've done Insanity or whatever it is on Mass Effect 2, never beat it though with that difficulty.
I'm going to do hardcore on Red Dead Redemption eventually.
I think it's something I'll do during the summer when I have more time to tackle games.


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Response to Going hardcore ! Feb. 28th, 2013 @ 04:00 PM Reply

The Doom and Quake series both have Nightmare modes that are, as they describe them, 'not even remotely fair'. I think I managed to complete the first episode of Doom in Nightmare, but everything after that is just insane.

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Response to Going hardcore ! Feb. 28th, 2013 @ 04:14 PM Reply

I went through the hard modes in Metroid Prime 1 and 2. The hard modes in those games didn't feel all that difficult though. You notice enemies have more health, but I don't remember facing any real difficulties getting through the game for a second time.

Other than that I've finished all the missions of Goldeneye 007 in 00 agent mode, which felt insanely difficult when I was a kid. Not sure if I'd still think it's so hard now.

Usually I play games on normal mode if given the option, so I haven't tried that many games on their highest difficulty setting.


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Response to Going hardcore ! Feb. 28th, 2013 @ 05:23 PM Reply

The most hardcore I've ever gotten with a game was hardcore mode on Terraria. I must admit it was an interesting experience. A very frustrating one, but interesting nonetheless.

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Response to Going hardcore ! Feb. 28th, 2013 @ 11:03 PM Reply

At 2/28/13 07:47 AM, Mismo wrote: I once played thorugh MGS2 on "European extreme".

Just read about it. That's pretty hardcore :)

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Response to Going hardcore ! Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:29 PM Reply

If it's not available in game than it's okay to go ahead and improvise on difficulty by self.

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Response to Going hardcore ! Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:49 PM Reply

There's a hardcore mode in Fallout: New Vegas which means you have to monitor your food, water and sleep levels. You also don't have your heals work instantly, your health restores over a few seconds. There's a few other features to it as well that make the difficulty greater. What's interesting about it though is that you have the difficulty level (5 different ones) and hardcore mode is separate. You can be playing in Very Easy with Hardcore mode on and so on. It's a nice touch.

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Response to Going hardcore ! Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 07:01 PM Reply

Sometimes when I play the original Tetris, I start the game on level 10. I think that if I start like this and I get up to level 14, anything above I consider to be "Hardcore Mode".


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Response to Going hardcore ! Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 07:26 PM Reply

God Hand on "Hard" difficulty.

Normally in God Hand, the game adapts to how well you're playing. If you're dealing a lot of damage very quickly while not taking any yourself, the enemies will become more aggressive, will counter attack more often, and will use stronger attacks. If you're getting hammered, they'll stop attacking if they're not in your line of sight, will not counter, and will use weaker attacks. If you're playing as well as you possibly can, the difficulty changes to "DIE!" and standard enemies kill you in 2 or 3 hits, stronger enemies spawn than normal, and they're much more likely to counter you.

If you play on "Hard", it's always set to "DIE!".


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Response to Going hardcore ! Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 07:40 PM Reply

Acquire Dark Souls. The game is hard enough on its own with all of the New Game+'s you can go into. And even then they have challenges, like getting through New Game + ( where the difficulty is significantly increased ) with a character only at level 1.

Ninja Gaiden SIgma series is crazy hard although I haven't played the 3rd one and I really don't want to. I can get through the normal mode on there but dear lord just playing Hard mode is well.... really damn hard.


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Response to Going hardcore ! Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 09:54 PM Reply

Fuck Hardcore in Fallout: New Vegas. Seriiously. Not that it's hard, combat isn't any harder than it is on any other difficulty, it's more just if you get stuck at a point when you're not in vicinity of any water sources you'll just die of dehydration, and also strave to death but food is much easier to come buy. I just gave up on my Hardcore playthrough after I got stuck at Freeside.


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Response to Going hardcore ! Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 11:34 PM Reply

I thought hardcore on FO:NV was a breeze.


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Response to Going hardcore ! Mar. 3rd, 2013 @ 11:37 PM Reply

At 3/3/13 11:34 PM, Jin wrote: I thought hardcore on FO:NV was a breeze.

Thank you, at least I'm not the only one.


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Response to Going hardcore ! Mar. 5th, 2013 @ 06:40 PM Reply

At 3/3/13 11:37 PM, TheSporkLord wrote:
At 3/3/13 11:34 PM, Jin wrote: I thought hardcore on FO:NV was a breeze.
Thank you, at least I'm not the only one.

You're completely fucked if you don't have water at you in a bad spot.


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Response to Going hardcore ! Mar. 6th, 2013 @ 01:00 AM Reply

You want the real hardcore game? Fallout: New Vegas, Very Hard difficulty, Hardcore mode, Caesar's Legion all the way. It may be sorta easy at first, but when the NCR Veteran Rangers show up you'll be begging God for mercy. Getting plugged by Anti-Material .50 caliber Sniper Rifles from a hundred feet away, taking 150% damage and doing 50% damage, having to deal with food, water, and sleep. Plus Stimpaks don't heal instantly.

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Response to Going hardcore ! Mar. 6th, 2013 @ 01:05 AM Reply

At 3/3/13 11:37 PM, TheSporkLord wrote:
At 3/3/13 11:34 PM, Jin wrote: I thought hardcore on FO:NV was a breeze.
Thank you, at least I'm not the only one.

Keeping a steady supply of food, water, etc. was simple if you bothered to actually check the places you were in.


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Response to Going hardcore ! Mar. 6th, 2013 @ 09:20 PM Reply

At 2/28/13 07:47 AM, Mismo wrote: I once played thorugh MGS2 on "European extreme".

I have seen videos about that mode and heard stories. Sounds hardcore.

I'm playing MGS3 on very hard. I'm so going to use the trick to kill The End early so I don't have to put up with him later


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Response to Going hardcore ! Mar. 7th, 2013 @ 07:51 PM Reply

At 2/28/13 08:55 AM, simon wrote:
At 2/27/13 09:06 PM, HighWay wrote: I'm doing Vault Hunter mode in Boarderlands 2 if that's what you mean.
Vault Hunter mode is totally hardcore. Hardcore New Vegas aswell.

Hardcore in New Vegas actually made the game better. I'm just bummed out all you get was an achievement. Nevertheless a fun way to play the game


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