I was thinking of this as I finished Dead Space 2 and it offered up the hardcore level (limited health and only 3 save points allowed). I’ll admit it right now, I don’t like too much of a challenge and preferred the game on the easy level. In fact, I always move games to the easy level. I grew up in the Atari and NES era. I served my time playing Ghosts 'N Goblins for hours and hours just trying to keep clothes on my knight.
In my older age now, I guess I prefer the journey to not be so frustrating and thus repetitive after dying every 30 seconds to have to start over again after watching the cutscene again for the 80th time.
That’s just my preference. What level do you prefer and why?