Hard modes in video games, do you jump to the highest difficulty on your first play through the game? I know some people that have done that. Personally, I play the game on normal for my first time through. However, if after beating it I feel that the game deserves more of my time, for one reason or another, then I’ll likely try a harder difficulty at that point. Honestly though, if trophies weren’t involved, I’m not sure I would bother more often than not. There’s just something about having proof attached to your account that you finished something.