Originally Posted by michaeltscott
I just want the enemies from Legendary difficulty; they're significantly harder to kill. For instance, it takes a couple of pilum hits to kill a minion, but one will make him immediately executable. It also might throw in more of the tougher enemy varieties, make the enemies' attacks more damaging and make them throw in more heavy attacks, forcing you to learn to use dodges and perfect deflects. There's very little that else that can be done in a game to make it harder, other than maybe taking away capabilities (Legendary mode kind of does that, by reducing health and focus gains).
Try playing through the SP campaign again on Legendary difficulty--it really makes it a quite a bit more challenging and fun. Sadly, it would be difficult to do from scratch with an un-leveled-up character.
Great point about the pilum damage. It would actually be pretty cool if there was a game mode that removed powers - or something of that nature.
I've almost finished the game on Legendary, just need to go through the last chapter. As with almost every game, I've enjoyed it on the hardest setting. If a game is done well, and the difficulty setting is balanced properly, I always feel that the hardest setting is the truest version of the game. So far it seems that way in Ryse as well.
It does make sense that Legendary was locked out first go through, to your point it would be almost impossible to get through the game without the character leveled up. But still, it really makes you think when you fight - you can't just button mash and make it through a battle.
I gave Survival a shot again last night and was matched to a player who was level 135 or something. This time it was a much more enjoyable experience, since we kept our distance when required, and then teamed up when we needed to. I could tell we were watching each other life bars, when he was injured I'd set up someone for him and vice versa. That mode seemed to dole out a ton of XP, perhaps it's the way to go if you're trying to level up quickly?
On a side note, any idea what level unlocks Tier 6?