Originally Posted by Kildread
I can understand some of the appeal in the challenge. You don't have a fallback, it's survive or die trying.
I see it as masochism, but succeeding through a game in that mode is probably as gleeful as going through Dead Space 2's Hardcore mode.
For me any game I like, no matter how much, isn't going to be much more than a memory in a few months time (and I'll probably lose my save when my computer's drive next dies anyway unless it's backed up on a cloud server or something). I don't get any sense of achievement from completing super duper hard modes and the like (or from farming achievements).