The main culprits are the Dark Souls games. I've flirted with the idea of buying them for so long but I just can't bring myself to do it because of all the horror stories I've heard about their difficulty! Also Ninja Gaiden Black is a game I actually own but I've been to scared to play in fear of frustration. I've seen some streamers on Twitch play these types of games, Souls, Nioh, Ninja Gaiden etc and repeatedly die to the same bosses time and time again, yet they seem to love the challenge! I don't understand how they can enjoy dying over and over again but I'm jealous cos it's a quality I wish I had.
This all dates back to the NES and SNES days. There were certain games I never finished due to the difficulty and constantly dying. Now that I'm older I might actually have more patience with difficult games (I won't know until I try) but at the same time I might have less patience as I don't have the same amount of time to play games as I did back then. I'm not a very skilled gamer, and sad to say it but it sounds like I like easier games which is something I'm not proud of:(
What about you guys? Do you like a good challenege or prefer an easier time with games? And my original question, do difficult games put you off buying them?