Normal and Easy Mode demonstrated in Lightning Returns

When you start a new game of Lightning Returns you’ll be faced with two choices – to start in Easy or Normal modes – the former of which Square Enix recommends when first tackling the game. To demonstrate some of the differences in each difficulty level, a new video has been uploaded online to compare both settings during battle instances.

In Easy Mode, battles are easy, there is no time-penalty for running from battle, Lightning’s HP recovers gradually in the field, and the player is allotted more time to save the world. In Normal Mode, battles are slightly more difficult, there is a penalty for escaping from battle, and no automatic HP recovery.

Because Lightning Returns makes use of a renewed battle system, the player must make use of strategic actions in a system that has now become quite fluid. You can check out the differences between Normal and Easy mode yourself below.

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