Quote from sikcool
How is Pokemon Diamond/Pearl hard? I found it to be about the same difficulty as the rest of em.
Same with SMG. Super Mario Galaxy 2 is even harder than the first.
No offence meant, i'm just asking.
Well part of the problem was back then, I was nowhere near as good at Pokemon games as I am now. At the time I had not fully figured out the rock-paper-scizor formula of the game yet. I mean, I was starting to utilize type match-ups at the time, but I was still ignoring them a lot, especially later in the game.
I've never played SMG2, but SMG DOES seem to have a nasty difficulty spike later in the game, around the last two observatories (forget what they are called) or so. It could be that I maybe suck, but at the same time, I cannot truly enjoy the game for the myriad of reasons I listed in my earlier post. If I play any longer than an hour I start getting frustrated.
Quote from JohnOptegrove
An absolutely massive difficulty spike with Fantina and the Elite Four that's missing in Platinum.
And lets not forget the absurdity of fighting all three galactic admins at sky pillar, Cyrus, AND Palkia/Dialga, with no healing breaks between battles and no turning back.
You also don't know true pain until you've faced Cynthia. Her Garchomp was so OP, and her Pokemon had virtually no type weaknesses as far as I know. But even if you did have some Pokemon that were good counters to Cynthia's, there was no way you could counter them all, and even if you could, her Garchomp would just easily take all of them out anyway.