I am starting this tread just to get some feed back on game difficulty preferences. I understand there are some people who enjoy a game that they can just sit down and relax with, something that will challenge them, but not at the expense of wanting to throw the controller or mouse through the screen. Then there are others who grew up with the Atari 2600 and NES who prefer a game that is extensively difficult, but once you learn the map, enemy placement, and so forth, you are able through memorization and skill, to complete the map eventually. Granted there are also other elements that make a game hard aside of the life and death factor, like puzzles, platforming, back tacking/exploring, and the like which should also be considered. So if you all will, please share with me what to you makes for a good game and to what degree you like your difficulty and so forth.