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No matter how difficult, you can still beat any Game

Written by Paul Gestl

We all know the worn-out descriptor for a game being challenging is when it’s dubbed “The Dark Souls of X.” Many gamers groan at this statement, but the fact remains, that kind of reputation is well-earned for games that do have a hard mode. In a sense, Dark Souls is a game that knows how to do difficulty the right way.

To elaborate, Dark Souls has just the right amount of challenging gameplay. Let’s take a look at the ways that games are made more difficult. In all the games I’ve seen, there are 3 methods that videogames employ to raise the difficulty level: They are the Number Changes, AI Scaling, and Challenge Conditions.

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A Review of BEEP

Beep on Steam

Developer: Big Fat Alien
Publisher: See Above
Released on May 6, 2011

BEEP is a mix of creative puzzle platforming and gravity gun action, packaged into an Indie game. Propel your rocket across the galaxy and deploy your adorable BEEP bots onto new planets in search of valuable anti-matter. Solve puzzles by stacking up blocks and take down the hostile enemies that lurk in every corner.

Genre: A Puzzle Platform Indie Game

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Review

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Developer: Edmund McMillen
Published by: Nicalis, Inc

Released on Nov 04, 2014

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is an action-packed RPG shooter set in a series of randomly generated dungeons. It uses a few rogue-like elements, as an adventure game driven by grotesque monsters and sad snippets of Isaac’s miserable existence. Help the pitiful boy Isaac escape the deadly labyrinth that is his basement.

Genre: An Indie Top-Down Shooter

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Titan Souls Review

Titan Souls on Steam

Developer: Acid Nerve
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Released on Apr 14, 2015

Let me preface this by saying that Titan Souls is challenging enough to justify using a game controller. You won’t stand a chance against the early stage bosses if you attempt to play on a keyboard. A tribute to Shadow of the Colossus, this game takes place in the long-lost spirit realm, protected by creatures known as Titans.

Genre: A Hardcore Action Indie Game

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Geometry Dash Review

Geometry Dash

Developer: RobTop Games
Publisher: See Above
Released on Dec 22, 2014

Geometry Dash is an interesting gem among platforming games on Steam by integrating both classic side-scrolling action and instant-death survival mode to some catchy techno music. Are you up for the challenge of getting all 120 achievements? It is listed as an indie action game and I can totally see why.

Genre: Action/Rhythm Game

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