Choosing the Right Difficulty in Remnant II: A Comprehensive Guide
With the release of Remnant II, newcomers to the franchise and fans of the first game are eager to know about the game’s quality and difficulty. Difficulty is always a hot topic when it comes to Soulslike games, and the first Remnant was known to be relatively easy until a certain point in the main campaign. In this guide, we will explore the four difficulty options available in Remnant II, discuss their differences, and help players choose the right difficulty based on their experience with the franchise and other games.
The Four Difficulty Options in Remnant II
Remnant II offers four difficulty options, with three available by default and the hardest option (Apocalypse) unlocked after completing the game on any difficulty. Each difficulty option provides a bonus experience per kill, but the difficulty of mobs and bosses also increases. Here are the details of each difficulty:
– Mob Bonus HP: 100%
– Mob Bonus Damage: 100%
– Boss Bonus HP: 100%
– Boss Bonus Damage: 100%
– Bonus Experience: 100%
– Mob Bonus HP: 150%
– Mob Bonus Damage: 165%
– Boss Bonus HP: 165%
– Boss Bonus Damage: 165%
– Bonus Experience: 115%
– Mob Bonus HP: 250%
– Mob Bonus Damage: 350%
– Boss Bonus HP: 312.5%
– Boss Bonus Damage: 262.5%
– Bonus Experience: 130%
– Mob Bonus HP: 175%
– Mob Bonus Damage: 450%
– Boss Bonus HP: 412.5%
– Boss Bonus Damage: 405%
– Bonus Experience: 150%
It’s worth noting that these difficulty modifiers are the same as those in the original Remnant game, with some name changes. However, players have reported that Remnant II is generally more challenging than its predecessor.
Choosing the Right Difficulty
The choice of difficulty ultimately depends on players’ preferences and experience. Here’s a general guide to help you decide:
– Recommended for Soulslike newcomers and those unfamiliar with Remnant: From the Ashes.
– Ideal for Remnant: From the Ashes players and veteran Soulslike enthusiasts seeking a bit more challenge.
– Intended for Remnant: From the Ashes experts, experienced players on their second playthrough, and those who enjoy tackling difficult bosses multiple times.
– Specifically designed for hardcore gaming veterans who thrive on overcoming ‘unfair’ challenges and seek maximum difficulty.
Let’s take a deeper look at each difficulty to understand their unique characteristics.
Survivor difficulty is an excellent starting point for players new to Remnant and those unfamiliar with Soulslike games. It offers a balance of approachability and reward, while still providing challenging moments. Even on this difficulty, players will face numerous deaths, but it serves as a suitable introduction to the game.
Veteran difficulty is the default option for Soulslike fans and seasoned Remnant: From the Ashes players. Players will level up faster compared to Survivor difficulty, but the enemies will be tougher, deal more damage, and require more effort to defeat. If Normal difficulty felt too easy in the previous game, Veteran difficulty provides a more satisfying challenge.
Nightmare difficulty is for Remnant: From the Ashes players who found Normal difficulty to be a walk in the park. While one might assume Nightmare is just a slight step up from Veteran, it’s far more challenging. The percentage increases in damage and HP bonuses from Survivor to Veteran are relatively modest. However, the jump from Veteran to Nightmare contains a significant spike in difficulty, making it suitable for experienced players looking for a real test.
Apocalypse difficulty was not available in the original Remnant game at launch but was added later as a challenge for players. Similarly, Remnant II features Apocalypse as a difficulty option, which unlocks after completing the campaign once. Playing on Apocalypse offers minimal benefits compared to the immense increase in difficulty. This option is specifically tailored for players who enjoy extreme challenges and are rewarded by overcoming them.
Remnant II will be available on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S from July 25, 2023.
In conclusion, choosing the right difficulty in Remnant II is essential to ensure an enjoyable and challenging gaming experience. Whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned player, there’s a suitable difficulty option for everyone’s preferences. If you’re looking for the latest updates and news on VR games, be sure to visit VR Game News.