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On this page will will look at different difficulty settings of The Last of us Part II and show you what the best difficulty for you is.
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Some games go the route of limiting the game to a single difficulty. However, in many games, the option to change your difficulty is a way to let many gamers experience a game that is challenging enough to feel a sense of accomplishment when you succeed, but not so hard that it would cause the player to give up playing entirely. In recent games the option to lower your difficulty has sometimes even found its place standard on the Pause Menu.
The Last of Us 2 has a Very Light, Light, Moderate, Hard, Survivor and a Custom Difficulty. Let's touch on these before we talk about what difficulty will be right for you.
Very Light: On Very Light, combat if very light and is suited to people looking to explore and experience the story.
Light: On light difficulty, ammo, supplies, and weapons are all plentiful and enemies are easy to kill.
Moderate: Everything is as the name suggest. Normal spawns for weapons, ammo, and supplies. Enemies are also a bit stronger.
Hard: For experienced gamers. Ammo and supplies are harder to find. Some of the better weapons are also harder to obtain. On this mode, the enemy AI is also much smarter in fights, and much more aggressive.
Many games as of recent have started to incorporate a mode such as “Hardcore” or “Ironman Mode”. The “Survivor” difficulty fills this role in TLoU2. Enemies will do double damage, all flashing indicators are gone, Listen Mode is disabled, and game hints are gone. This is very much for hardcore gamers, looking for something even more challenging.
Here you can adjust each slider of every aspect in the game, giving you more freedom to select your preferred difficulty for a better gameplay experience.
|Player||・Amount of damage you receive from every attack you take|
|Enemies||・Dodging enemy attacks
・Coordination of enemies when fought in groups
・How quick the enemy responds to your attacks
|Allies||・Usefulness of your ally in taking down enemies
・How quick they will respond if you need help
|Stealth||・Enemy's sensitivity to sound
・Difficulty of grabbing the enemy
・Quantity of ammo and resources
Each of these settings can be adjusted from Very Light, up to the hardest difficulty, allowing you to play the game however you like. For example, you could set your resources to Very Light, but change Enemies to Hard. This would allow you to find tons of ammo and ingredients for crafting, but would also make the enemies be harder to take down in general, and could be a possible setting for someone who wants a challenging shooter game without the stealth aspect.
For a general guide to help you choosing your difficulty, here we have a chart you can refer to.
|Very Light||For players who want to explore and enjoy the story.|
|Light||For those who don't play many games of this genre, or those who would rather play for the story alone.|
|Moderate||The average gamer that has less experience with similar games. Recommended if you game a lot, and this is your first time playing The Last of Us.|
|Hard||For Experienced gamers that are looking for a challange. Recommended if you breezed through Normal on The Last of Us 1, and you are ok with dying several times.|
|Survivor||Recommended for a second playthrough for experienced hardcore gamers that want to test their skills and truly immerse themselves into the world of The Last of Us 2.|
|Custom||For players who want to individually tweak or adjust different aspects of the game depending on his/her own preference.|
|Game Mechanics and Features|
|Combat Guide and Tips||List of Skill Upgrades|
|How to Use Listen Mode||How to Stealth Kill | Stealth Tips|
|How to Upgrade Weapons||-|
|Controls and Techniques|
|Game Controls & Settings|
|How to Ride the Horse||How to Heal|
|How to Use Quick Turn||How to Run (Sprint)|
|How to Turn on Aim Assist||How to Ride the Boat|
|Resources and Tools|
|What are Scavenged Parts?||What are Ingredients?|
|Recipe List||List of Training Manuals and Locations|
|List of All Workbench Locations||How to Get Infinite Ammo|
|Exploration and Secrets|
|Safe Combinations and Locations||How to Find the Downtown Seattle Map|
|Trophy Guide | List of Trophies||How to Open the Bank Vault|
|Soda Can Code||How to Earn the High Score in the Archery Game|
|How to Win the Marksmanship Competition||How to Put a Hat on your Companion|
|How to Find the Engraved Ring||How to Find the Strange Artifact|
|How to Unlock the Hidden Trophies||Easter Eggs|
|Which Skills Should You Upgrade First?||Which Weapon Upgrades Should You Get First?|
|How to Play Guitar||What Carries Over Into New Game Plus?|
|How to Use Photo Mode||Difficulty Settings and Best Difficulty|
|How to Use Generators||Scent Trails Explained|
They've literally said there isn't a grounded mode. It may come with MP further down the line, but S+ is it at the moment.
>>1 Yea I don't see it either. There's a custom difficulty but no grounded mode
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This walkthrough was helpful but I did not appreciate Lev being misgendered. He is a boy/man (can’t remember his age). I hope your choose to edit the pronouns to be correct.
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