If Dying Light wasn’t challenging enough with its hordes of undead zombies, and parkour-oriented demands, developers Techland have added a new difficulty level ahead of Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition's release. The new setting is called Nightmare mode, and, yes, it’s a nightmare.
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So, Nightmare mode cancels all experience points above your current level? It brings with it all of the changes from hard mode, such as longer nights, even stronger baddies and less chance to rely on Survivor Sense and the mini-map? Stamina is limited too, you say? AND there’s restrictions on the use of easter egg weapons?
And you expect me to believe you when you say “Nightmare mode is not all about making your life harder - it’s an opportunity as well.” Come on now, pull the other one. Show me what I serve to gain here, community manager Michal Napora.
Ah, I see. That still sounds pretty darn challenging, though, even if I’ll gain experience quicker, more so if I’m part of a team. I’m still not sure if I can handle it.
“We’ve designed the Nightmare Mode for those seeking a really challenging and immersive experience,” says producer Tymon Smektała. "Nightmare Mode takes everything that was brutal in our Hard Mode and twists it even more. We’re trying to bring the Dying Light experience closer and closer to the feeling of a real apocalypse survival experience where every move you make can really determine if you live or die.
"We’ve added one bit of salvation though. Playing Nightmare Mode in co-op will earn you XP faster and increase your chance of finding gold tier weapons.”
What do you reckon guys? That’s two of the Techland team telling us we’ve got what it takes. Will you be diving into Dying Light’s Nightmare mode? Do tell us how you get on if so.
Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition is due for release February 9, 2016. Watch us play the first hour in the meantime.