Ridiculously hard difficulty levels in games!

In the aftermath of the release of ‘BloodBorne’ the internet is aflame with debate! Is it as tough as ‘Dark Souls’ or is it too easy? Some even say that it is not hard at all (although they are just gesticulating and talking bollocks).

It got me thinking, there are some games that have a reputation of being incredibly difficult. And then there are the games that do not have that reputation, but have a difficulty level that…takes the piss, frankly!

This is a list of such games, games I’ve never beaten on these difficulties, enjoy…

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This week at LuvvaLuvva Towers (23-29/03/2015)

Well, the calendar pages keep falling (like tears in the rain) and we keep putting out that content you guys love to read (apparently) – March was officially our second best month ever! Thank you all so much for continuing to come to these pages read the rants and raves of mine and MrJohnSherry’s!

Here’s the weekly round up of all that was great in the sphere of LuvvaLuvva – make sure to join me on stream this week – ‘BloodBorne’ is on the menu!

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Mr Luvva’s Luv-in #3

Another week, another luv-in. This week I have been enjoying so much of the communities posts that I’ve actually had a hard time deciding which ones to go for; in the end I’ve put in the ones I enjoyed the most, on a personal level. Be known though it doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy your MMO posts guys – I just don’t understand some of them, so many acronyms in some of them.

Anyways, rather than just reading the description here, please click and view these great pieces on the blog…share that love!

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7/10 Game-a-thon: Resident Evil: Revelations

Dipping into the backlog is always good, however when it comes to playing a new ‘Resident Evil’ the excitement reaches new levels of HYPE! Long time readers of these pages will know of my love of this franchise – but fear not this review will be unbiased and fair.

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‘Resident Evil’ is a strange franchise. The first released in 1996 to universal plaudits; and rightfully so, it was almost unique in both design and tone. It was so successful that it spawned a massive number of sequels and spin-offs. As all successful franchises find though is the more games there are, the more variable their quality is (except Super Mario; has there ever been a bad Super Mario game? answers in the comments please)…

…’Resident Evil’ has found itself on the end of some bad decisions, and worse yet, bad games. The dip in form has been so lengthy that many fans have simply written off the series; those of us that have stuck around however, approach each new release with caution (I’ve yet to play ‘Resident Evil 6’ because reviews have put me off).

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The weird reasons games get banned

Throughout my recent play through of ‘Hotline Miami’ I was thinking of reasons why it didn’t get banned – I mean it was brutally violent, it had no real discourse into the reasons behind your actions and it left nothing to the imagination.

The only reason I could think of was that the graphics were pixel art rather than polygonal – it doesn’t look real and as such it’s not considered real violence.

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I went to research the issue of games being banned; particularly in Germany and Australia, and was surprised to see that ‘Hotline Miami’ released in both these countries as they both have a reputation of being overly conservative with entertainment contents.

This prompted me to look at a list of games that had been banned anywhere in the world and found that some of the reasons for these titles being banned are absolutely hilarious!

Here’s a few of the highlights of that exercise in banality.

Enjoy!

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This week at LuvvaLuvva Towers (16-22/03/2015)

As I said yesterday, it’s been a crazy quick week! It’s also been bloody busy – I can’t believe how much I’ve gotten done over the last two weeks – but there has been a causality. My Streaming schedule.

Something had to give.

I tweeted yesterday though, it will be returning to normal this week, I should have a lot more time now! This is all digression though, here’s what you may have missed this week (although I doubt it as it was a great week for this little blog).

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Top 3 Police Games

….You have the right to remain fun!

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Seeing as ‘Battlefield: Hardline’ got released this past week (and it is a damn lot of fun!) I thought it would only be fitting for us to go through the history of video games, and for I to pick my top 3 games in which you get play the good guy!

So without further ado, let’s get right into it!

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7/10 Game-a-thon: Hotline Miami (PC/PS4/Vita)

That time has come again, time to raid the (growing in length) backlog and review a game that I should have when this blog was but a baby. The game today has just seen its sequel release to universally middling reviews – but this is considered a bona fide classic.

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‘Hotline Miami’ launched with little fanfare but quickly made its fans with its tight top-down gameplay and 1980s inspired soundtrack; but what did I think of it?

Is it worth digging out? Or should it be left in the 80s alongside bouffant hair and massive shoulder pads?

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Franchises that deserve none of the success they get

In my Liebster post (go read it, interesting facts ahoy!) one of GameIntrospections questions was;

Pick a popular franchise and wipe it from the public consciousness, which would it be? Gaming or not.

And my answer was simply;

Infamous – the most bland of all the franchises in Sony’s arsenal; bland, boring and consistently sells millions. Who enjoys this shit?

But something has occurred since I wrote that answer and I’m asking for a do-over, because guys, I’ve had a revelation. I’m not going to bore you with my revelation in writing; it would seem like a rant and may turn some of you off this post, and that is not my intention. So here is frustrated Luvva, from last nights stream, telling the world his thoughts on ‘Far Cry 4’. Enjoy.

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