Hardest game you've ever played?

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  1. TrolleyDave
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    I've noticed that alot of modern games are actually pretty easy. There's an infinite amount of continues, there's no lives or they're basically just plain easy. It wasn't really like this on the 8-Bit/16-Bit machines. So what's some of the hardest games you remember playing? For me one of the hardest games I've ever played was Army Moves on the C64. It was just damned tough. I'll post some more when I can remember their titles, but Army Moves has always stuck with me because it was just so bastard difficult!
     


  2. Law

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    Probably Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels, I had it in that Super Mario Allstars cart I got with my SNES, and it was so damn hard compared to the other mario games :/. (I haven't played that many pre-NES/SNES era games, either.)

    I don't tend to think of difficulty whilst playing a game though, most of the time the difficulty curve for games is erratic, and most of the "hard" parts are fuck yous the devs have thrown in.
     
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    A lot of games are hard until you find a certain pattern then they become easy but Toy Story on the Super Nintendo is one that I can't win it at all. I'm serious, I can't ever get past level three.

    Yeah modern games are really easy, when you go back to a old game you feel like you've lost your talent for playing games well. Doom on Nightmare setting is harder than all modern FPS games with exception to the Serious Same games.
     
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    The hardest game I've ever played would be Double Dragon 3 on the NES.
    You only get one life for the entire game, and the enemies keep gang raping you which drains the energy bar very fast.
     
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    maybe perfect dark in perfect agent mode , i never went over mission 9 . [​IMG]
     
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    I don't think I ever finished it on Perfect mode either.
     
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    Hmm... I haven't lived as long as most tempers, and so I won't know much retro/oldies. My very first console was an XBOX, and my parents didn't really know anything about video games before (eg. N64). I actually can't think of the hardest game... Since all the games I play are modern games that everyone play x)
     
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    It doesn't really matter, if there's a game you think is rock solid then post it! I just use the retro stuff as an example. There aren't alot of games these days that have the old 3 lives/3 continues system. It's been a while since I've seen a Game Over screen! If you've got an example in an Xbox game then it's just as relevant as any other system.
     
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    zelda/metroid games for me looool. i can never finish them only sometime. couldn't finish zelda: a link to the past for the GBA [​IMG]. got stuck near the end
     
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    I don't think I've ever been able to finish Sonic The Hedgehog on my Sega Genesis. :
     
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    I dunno, but I have had quite a bit of trouble with Resident Evil 4/5 on pro mode
     
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    Contra 4 on normal mode. I refuse to play easy, so I have yet to get past stage 3 yet. But I figure its not impossible. Some day...
     
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    Blaster Master for NES
    Die 9 times (3 continues, 3 lives each) and restart the whole game (it looks like much but its not).When your not in the tank your basically dead before you know. The bosses are incredibly hard after a while and its all one big maze. No password/continue system too. Never even made it to world 8 without save states [​IMG]
     
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    Well if memory serves well, 40 winks for the PSone was hard. I remember playing that game when i was less than 10 years old ( thats as far back as my age lets me go really when it comes to games) and it was really hard, and damn long, games these days just dont have that combination of length and difficulty [​IMG] i also remember Rayman (the first Rayman that is) being hard as well.

    I had a harder time playing through those games, than completing COD4 all missions under the Veteran difficulty....i now see what your complaining about TrollyDave [​IMG] , and it is true, games are WAYYY easier these days.
     
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    Animal Crossing, I just couldn't find a way to be the final boss. And Tom Nook kept ripping me off every time I went to buy weapon upgrades.
     
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    Ghosts 'n Goblins for the NES. Fuck that game.
     
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    Altered Beast in Genesis console version, Just 2 credits for all the game [​IMG]
     
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    omg dude totally. I gave up on the third level i think.
     
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    Every incarnation of Ghosts 'n Goblins, Ghouls 'n Ghosts etc ever. Even the PSP version is a nightmare. Fun, but tougher than me.

    Super Mario Bros 2 (J) (I believe this is Lost Levels on the SNES release)

    Contra NES (without Up,Up,Down,Down,Left,Right,Left,Right,B,A,Start)

    Devil May Cry 3 (the original release, not the Greatest Hits Special Edition or whatever, with lowered difficulty)

    NOT Ninja Gaiden (X-Box). This game was supposed to be tough as nails, but it really wasn't that bad.

    Also, the newest game on my list: Mega Man 9. Easily the hardest of the whole series.