Define 'Artificial Difficulty' in 5 words or less

Define 'Artificial Difficulty' in 5 words or less

Thalidomide Vintage Ad Shirt $22.14

The Kind of Tired That Sleep Won’t Fix Shirt $21.68

Thalidomide Vintage Ad Shirt $22.14

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bad use of hurdles.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When I press the button but it doesn't work and the enemy who paid money for the skins kills me so I write a script to do it for me but it still doesn't work.
    Fricking league of legends still doing this shit since at least s5.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      5 WORDS OR LESS

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        When I cheat yet lose.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Difficulty not based on skills

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This is what it boils down to, both the input reading and the bulletsponge variety is covered. Good job.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It pisses me off when I choose a higher difficulty and the game makes my character worse instead of making the enemies better

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Demanding an explanation in 5 words or less is artificial difficulty.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >5 words or less
      >When I press the button
      seems like a skill issue anon

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      l2p moron

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    finding vidya discussion on Ganker

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Made up bullshit

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fromslop

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      OUT FRICKING SKILLED

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lol who plays this slop? You clearly won the fight, but the game says otherwise.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Lol who plays this slop?
        Fromdrone morons who can't handle anything more complex than R1+O "gameplay". They just want the same shitty rollslop game over and over and over until they die

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >You clearly won the fight
        I didn't see his rune counter increase.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yep pathetic Fromshart drone always has a cope ready

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >nothing personnel kid

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based, and still way easier than most arcade games.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bullet sponge enemy instakills you.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Instead of reworking the enemy AI to use more advanced strategies, the developers increase the enemy's stats across the board or simply make a really difficult segment longer.
    Basically, the difficulty comes from the length of the fight, not the actual contents of it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like cope

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's just bad game design, not cope. You can make a really hard fight that lasts a short or medium amount of time and still make the player seethe in rage due to the sheer difficulty. But you can also just take a easy to medium fight and increase the enemy's stats so that the fight itself takes longer. The longer the player fights, the higher the chance of them fricking up, which in turn is also punished more due to the enemy's higher stats.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds like you're a braindead tendie homosexual who likes eating slop

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >muh ai
      No game has good AI, it's all stat shit

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Digimon cyber sleuth hard mode

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i wanna be the guy

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not that one but thanks, it was a very similar situation
      found it

      >frick spacing, carefulness, proper positioning, all of it
      >we literally just want you to press dodge when the enemy is about to do an attack
      how can people enjoy this shit

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fromdrones unironically are not people.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        iframes are cancer. It doesn't matter what kind of attack is coming, you just press your invincible button. There's basically no point in even giving enemies unique attacks other than for it to look flashy because the method of avoidance is the same literally 100% of the time.

        Rollslop games are factually, inherently bad and I fricking hate Fromtards for popularizing them and making them infect the entirety of the action game genre and effectively killing character action games.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Every fricking action game has had iframes since long before FromSoft came around you fricking idiot. NG has iframes on attacks, abusing them is key to success on higher difficulties. DMC puts iframes on your jump. God Hand put iframes on your forward and step dodges, and IIRC the start of your run animation as well. Bayonetta popularized the "press the invincible button" style of gameplay well before DaS was even a twinkle in Miyazaki's eye with a dedicated dodge cartwheel button that could hard cancel any animation the player was in.

          I'm fine with suggesting that action games would be more interesting if there were types of damage that you had to rely on positioning to avoid, and I generally agree with the sentiment. But it's not Dark Souls' fault that iframe dodging is a thing, it's been around forever and it has a valid place in the genre.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            iframes having been around forever and iframes being the entirety of the combat system are two different things you goddamn stupid Fromdrone.

            >It doesn't matter what kind of attack is coming, you just press your invincible button.
            If this were true, 90% of the seethe that ER generates on this board would never have materialized.

            >no argument

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >iframes being the entirety of the combat system
              Literally Bayonetta

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nobody is talking about your troony game

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >It doesn't matter what kind of attack is coming, you just press your invincible button.
          If this were true, 90% of the seethe that ER generates on this board would never have materialized.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nioh is far from a perfect game but the fact that it completely filtered Fromdrones simply by requiring the player to both dodge and block while introducing actual stamina management mechanics makes it one of my favourite games.

          >iframes being the entirety of the combat system
          Literally Bayonetta

          Bayo's dodge is an offensive tool just as much as a defensive one you Black person.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what can I say? it's fun.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Been like this since Bloodborne, DS3 made disease worse. Literally nothing matters as long as you press dodge and R1.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    input reading

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why didn't he just buy a new PC because this is totally a normal thing to happen if your PC is even 1 day older than the game you're playing according to braindead morons?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I always laugh when homosexuals try that cope. I have a GPU from like 2019 and nothing even approaching that shit has ever happened to me

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When "harder" is just enemies being damage sponges while I die with one hit ie. Skyrim (best example of this, no I won't play on legendary)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Before someone asks, no it's not because it's harder, it's just annoying. If the enemies became smarter, used more weapons, tried different strategies, that would be (really) cool. Everyone becoming a sponge doesn't change the way I play, it just makes the fight last longer.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    whenever I lose at games

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fromslop.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Elden Ring

    And I didn't even have to use them all

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fromslop

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Slopshit Redditring

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fromslop

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you lose because the game

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >heal right in front of boss during neutral state
      >get punished
      seems right to me

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >ignoring the fact that the fricking boss will literally not do anything but walk back and forth even if you put the controller down until you chug a heal
        Braindead Fromslopper defending this lazy shit design as usual. Choke on a wiener and die you fat ugly worthless homosexual lsoer

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sponge stats

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    unfair

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're just supposed to know

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not hard, just timewasting bullshit.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Black folk toungue punch your anus

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bullet sponge

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      do you have the one where the giant dude shoots the arrow and it goes completely opposite to where he was aiming?
      always cracks me up

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This one

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          not that one but thanks, it was a very similar situation
          found it

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            git gud

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              smartest fromshart

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >falling for the world's most obvious bait
                this explains a lot

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >merelypretending.jpg
                smartest fromshart

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    FromSoftware's games

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nioh

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    animal-life and bandits level-scaled to the 9999lvl player

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >entire folder of this shit
    how does a game mindbreak you this hard?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't see any arguments, Fromshart.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Have you asked yourself WHY there's this many .webms from Elden Ring?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i don't concern myself with the motives of the mentally ill

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I just ignore all the evidence pointing to Poopfart Shitring being a bad game!

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm going to keep poking you and you're going to keep seething because you don't know how to do anything else

            keep doing it

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Slop Shartware "games"

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      uhhh fromsisters our response?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >archive search md5
      >10 pages

      I don't see any arguments, Fromshart.

      >PLEASE ARGUE WITH ME SOMEBODY PLEASE PLEASE TALK TO ME
      you are insane, go make a real friend

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So you can't defend any of the objectively poor game design in those webms huh? Typical Fromshart.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm going to keep poking you and you're going to keep seething because you don't know how to do anything else

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >You're right, Master, I have absolutely no defense for any of those webms
            I know.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              keep doing it

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Combat is just stat check

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    failure outside player control

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You only need two: bad excuse.

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >enemy has access to advanced tech
    Was it kino all along?

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Retry challenge? Easyslop gauntlet first.

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      taking notes from turdshit ring i see

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      First of all this is why you get 3 carts in MH
      But second of all if you understand how MH AI works this was actually completely predictable
      Monsters have specific movepools they use at different ranges
      It's obvious to an experienced player that Rath and Volvidon will start using their projectiles at this range (especially because rath is flying) so blindly running towards them and jumping off a ledge is simply a bad decision
      And this is followed by the second bad decision of instantly wirefalling which removes all i-frames thus allowing you to be comboed more easily (and monster AI in Rise is also designed to punish wirefalls)
      This would actually not have led to a death in any game other than Rise which is why Rise builds bad habits and has a different flow to the combat due to wirefall

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Poorly implemented mechanics

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    utterly destroyed by definition drift

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    excessively high health pools.
    enemies see through walls.
    enemies can't miss.

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    half life 2 hard mode

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Time-wasting, impossible to avoid

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    better yet, a haiku
    >Enemies grow stronger,
    >False challenge hides true design,
    >Numbers mask the fight.

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My penis entering your bussy

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I really don't see how Fromdrones can say that a boss randomly delaying their attack with the EXACT SAME animation and otherwise no tell is not pure trial and error "artificial" difficulty
    It's not the same thing as in a fighting game where the player can "delay" their attack because in a fighting game BOTH players are on a level playing field and can both delay attacks as much as they want
    In Souls the player and the boss are absolutely not on a level playing field and the player delaying their attacks does nothing to the boss because the AI is not intended to behave like a human

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's just LE FUN bro I'm just a dumb braindead drone

      what can I say? it's fun.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it is artificial difficulty, in the sense that it is a video game, and all difficulty is artificial
      I don't think that breaking a term down into the words to constitute it is a good method of defining it, but 'artificial difficulty' has been used to mean to many different things by so many different people, that it is borderline meaningless at this point. How it is used, it could be most accurately defined as "this game is difficult in a manner which I dislike" or perhaps, more charitably, "this game tests a skill which I do not enjoy mastering." Are souls games artificially difficult according to that definition? depends on your taste in games.

      I agree that PvE and PvP are different even in cases when the same language is used to describe them ("delay" meaning a long attack animation in ER, vs. a timing-based mixup in a fighting game), and yes there is an element of trial-and-error in learning boss movesets. People who like Souls combat, generally feel so because they enjoy this learning process. Thus to them, Elden Ring is not 'artificially difficult' because the difficulty tests skills they enjoy mastering.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >a fairly intelligent response from a Fromshart
        Hell just froze over

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There actually is the exact same kind of delayed moves in fighting games just like in Souls they are just more rare
        Smash attacks and some specials in SSB are an obvious example but this kind of move exists occasionally in traditional 2D and 3D fighters as well

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No I think the average Fromdrone doesn't really examine the mechanics of their "favorite" games in depth, doesn't understand how they have changed, or have played and examined enough other games to compare them to. So they just eat up whatever Fromsoft makes because they've made liking Souls games a core part of their identity and what they "enjoy" is the ego boost from beating a "hard" game even though achievement rates and the amount of players prove that Fromsoft games are not as hard as they think.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I just like the games and have fun playing them, it's really not that deep. Maybe you should have a nice day.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it's literally one schizo

            >if you don't "examine" the games you like and write video essays on them you don't actually like them durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
            lmao eat shit you stupid cuck

            >Fromdrones impotently seething as usual
            KWAB

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >if you don't "examine" the games you like and write video essays on them you don't actually like them durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
            lmao eat shit you stupid cuck

            >I have a low IQ you should too!

            no thanks

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >it's a tranimetroon
              Of course.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                great rebuttal
                I bet this image will also cause you to roll around on the ground seething uncontrollably
                I live in your head rent free

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >if you don't "examine" the games you like and write video essays on them you don't actually like them durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
          lmao eat shit you stupid cuck

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When failure doesn't feel deserved

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nerfing PvE because PvP gays

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. I want to fricking kill PvParasites who infest games that are obviously first and foremost PvE and end up being catered to because devs are a bunch of pussies

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    AI cars just speed up and corner at impossible speeds to catch up with you

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Inflated health bars

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Dark Souls is not hard
    Next question soulgay.

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Right analog controls your cursor.
    The right stick exists for mild camera nudges, if you want something more, then design the game around a mouse or gyro. You're more dependent on the game's handholding design than you are on your ability to input anything.

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Black person tongue my a nus

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good to see Soul(less) gameplay getting shit after so much circlejerk. I get the appeal, they're kinda similar to how old PS2 era games played, but people praising it as some high IQ complex calculated gameplay are just moronic.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's literally one schizo

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Then it's two now

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Knowing how much of mentally ill cultists sit here 24/7 I would assume it's just one of them.

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No teaching, progression, or testing.

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No such thing.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      cried the Fromslopper

  65. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bullshit such as input reading.

  66. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I Wanna Be the Guy

  67. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i hate elden fart

  68. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Difficulty not intended by developers.

  69. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >they're still talking about fromsoft games
    sad

  70. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Putting "Get Captcha" before "Submit".

  71. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >llama-3:
    >"Obstacles not present in reality."

    I can see where it's coming from, but it's kind of besides the point.

  72. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP loves men

  73. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the dumbest fricking posts on this website come from animehomosexuals
    I hate anime so fricking much it's actually unreal. That fricking trash should be globally banned and anyone who watches it needs to be shot in the fricking face.

  74. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>the dumbest fricking posts on this website come from animehomosexuals
    >I hate anime so fricking much it's actually unreal. That fricking trash should be globally banned and anyone who watches it needs to be shot in the fricking face.

  75. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Obstructing player's ability to learn.

  76. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a mix
    >It's RNG heavy, can either make you struggle many moments or rush anything quickly
    >Limit yourself in Y way for X rewards

  77. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fromslop rollslop

  78. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your mom won't put out.

  79. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Souls like

  80. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anything by Fromshitware

  81. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No skill involved
    Not mitigateable

  82. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    whiny babies bad at games

  83. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Soulslop

  84. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Their numbers get bigger, arbitrarily

  85. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm bad at video games

  86. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the same Elden Ring webms spammed since it came out
    So you admit you're just using gameplay from several patches ago? And if its actually new footage then you just need to git gud lmao

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >if it's recent y-you just need to ignore the fact that the game is badly designed!
      Always got a cope ready don't you Fromshart?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >ignoring 1st part
        concession accepted

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >ignoring how moronic your cope is
          Concession accepted.

  87. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your skill doesn't matter.
    homosexual.

  88. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'll give you 5 examples in sentences 5 words or less.
    Rubber Banding in racing games.
    Enemies with hitscan weapons.
    Game reads your attack inputs.
    Ratchet scrolling in platformer games.
    Enemies omnipresent to your location.

  89. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Boss battle is just memorization

  90. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    memorization checks instead of reactions

  91. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fromshit

  92. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >bosses with instant kill attacks

  93. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tough games I cannot beat

  94. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Elden Shit

  95. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Luck game masquerading as skill

  96. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bigger numbers, less fun

  97. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Elden Turd

  98. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Enemies take too many hits.

  99. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Removing Obvious Answers

    eg. fromslop games preventing you from canceling your own attacks or sidestepping out of the way of incoming attacks because then the game would be easier in addition to more realistic.

  100. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Body checks.

  101. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All difficulty is artificial, idiot.

  102. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    artificial difficulty: zoomer's coping mechanism for vidya

  103. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Elden Ring
    where is my prize

  104. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    game breaks its own rules

  105. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the word "slop" as long lost its' meaning

  106. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    time wasting and frustration tests

  107. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >harder make humbers go up

  108. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any openworld survivalcraft

  109. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2 hard 4 me

  110. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    numbers bloat not difficult situations

  111. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    23 million copies btw
    your impotent seething does nothing

  112. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    kek, the character action gay is also the elden seether. Why Ganker attracts so many obnoxious schizos? at least in other boards they are fun, but here they only spam like morons

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's because a good 80% of this board is either underage or genuinely insane, so they lack the mental faculties to make quality shitposts

  113. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dark souls

  114. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    moronic Minimaxed AI Opponent

  115. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bulletsponge, autoleveling, input reading.

  116. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Moving goalposts cause games rigged

  117. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    required grinding lack of checkpoints

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Menus do not equal skill

  118. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    More scarcity more health pool.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *