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Originally Posted by Volotaire
Would you recommend starting a 1st time playthrough on hard difficulty?
So far, I have just got off the Plateau. Although I have died a number of times from environmental situations (falling) and a few of my initial battles, I am now finding the combat relatively straightforward.
Hard to say really, for me atleast.
The game kinda gets as hard as you want it to be, so if you grind out all the shrines for all the heart/stamina upgrades and upgrade your armor then it gets pretty easy.
Personally I didn't find the hard mode that much harder outside of the start of the game and some encounter. It makes every encounters take more time since you have worse weapons.
In your case I'd probably just try out both(since you say you are going to buy it anyway), as you will have separate saves for each game mode.
See if you like the plateau on hard mode etc