Stray Blade is a new title from the video game development studio – Point Blank Games. Published by 505 Games of Control and Payday 2 fame, Stray Blade is an action-RPG title with Metroidvania and souls-like inspiration that set foot in the gaming world on April 20, 2023. In the game, donning the role of an adventurer called Farren West, you explore the Valley of Acrea with your fluffy companion, Boji. A single-player experience through and through, it promises fun combat and an enjoyable story. In some areas, it excelled and in some, it failed. Well, at least according to the reviews. Nonetheless, there have been lots of curiosities surrounding the game. One of them is related to the game’s difficulty settings. So, this guide features details on the difficulty settings available in Stray Blade.
Single-player games thrive on their difficulty. That’s why almost every game out there offers a bunch of difficulty settings for players to choose from. There are exceptions to that rule though. Dark Souls and Sekiro are some of the most famous examples of that. But that is more due to their inherent difficulty and being a souls game. Stray Blade as we explained earlier also takes inspiration from the soul-like genre but unlike Dark Souls or Sekiro, it provides difficult settings for its players. So, what are these settings? Let’s find out!
Stray Blade Difficulty Settings Explained
Stray Blade currently has four difficulty levels. These rank from easiest to hardest in the form of – Story, Adventure, Challenge, and Farren Must Die.
Story difficulty allows you to experience the narrative of the game without being worried about “challenging combat and hard enemy encounters.” This one is suitable for players new to the action-RPG genre and for people who just want to breeze through the story.
Adventure is for those who are looking for “tricky enemies and hard boss fights.” It’s a suitable difficulty level for players who like to give themselves a challenge while enjoying the story at the same time.
The next one is Challenge. This explains itself. If you are a veteran of the souls-like genre, one who has faced death a hundred times at the hands of Malenia, The Blade of Miquella, or the Guardian Ape, then this mode is perfect for you. You will experience “proper challenge and unforgiving boss fights” at this level. So, be prepared.
Farren Must Die
At last, we have the hardest of all – Farren Must Die. Do you want the ultimate challenge? This is it! Everything in this difficulty level is well-equipped to kill you. In fact, they will kill you. At least, a hundred times. You finish the game in this mode, you become the ultimate champion. You won’t get a physical reward or anything but hey, at least you get some bragging rights.
So, when you boot up the game, choose the difficulty that you believe you can compete at. Also, don’t forget to check out DigiStatement to get the latest on everything happening in the wide world of video games.
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