With video game companies cashing in on the nostalgia by remaking, remastering, or rebooting beloved franchises. Or in terms of long-lived series such as Pokemon, continuing a series that is loved by so many. This trend made me wonder, are games getting easier?
I wasn’t a video game nerd growing up, the only games I played were Pokemon, the Mario & Luigi series, and other mismatched games. One of the spinoffs I love is the Pokemon: Mystery Dungeon series. I was so excited when they remade the first game, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team as Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX. I bought it as soon as it came out for the Nintendo Switch.
Now, I remember Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team being quite difficult growing up, and as I’m playing this remake I haven’t been having many troubles other than getting buttons confused, but that comes with the territory. I quickly noticed how easy this game is now. Unless I haven’t hit the difficulty spike, I’ve had little to no problems working my way through the game.
So this begs the question, did they make this game easier or did I just get better at strategy games overall? Well, in my opinion, I think I just got better by playing more strategy games such as Octopath Traveler, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon, and all of the later entries in the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series. I think with time, and experience with other video games of the same genre, I might just have a better grasp on how to play the game than when I was a kid.
However, I’d like to hear your opinion! Do you think video game companies are making video games easier, or do you think you’ve just gotten better at playing the games?
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