It's Not Hard: Easy Modes Are Good, Actually
The topic of having easy modes in games has been hotly debated, and that’s okay! Conversation is good, and games being punishingly difficult is part of the fun for a lot of people. The flip side is that it makes them inaccessible or unappealing to other players, which is why easy and accessible gameplay modes should be welcomed with open arms.
Let’s have a real conversation about how these changes and options don’t need to take away anything from the hardcore experience, and how everyone wins if we can all play the games we want to play, the way we want to play them.
Leanne Bradbury [Senior Community Developer, Brace Yourself Games], Jenny Windom [Community Developer, Rose City Games], Harris Foster [Community Developer, Finji]