Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
This game has an amazing scenario BUT you gives you so little and asks for so much. It's like every random encounter can one hit KO you and your party. It comes to a point I decided to use cheats and even so the game is insanely hard. When I met Dante I knew I wouldn't be able to move on. On the other hand all the mistery keep me wanting to see more and more.
Sorry, but I never had that problem. Yes, I died once or twice in regular fights, but only throughout the whole game
. (Boss fights are a different matter, however, though you usually get a save point soon before them, so they're not that big of a deal.) I never had a problem with the difficulty, so long as I fought strategically and knew what I was doing; I never even had to grind. It was challenging, but not to the point of throwing your controller against the wall, and was quite satisfying as a result. But it isn't
easy, so I guess I can see where you're coming from.
As for me... Baldur's Gate 2. The story was interesting, the characters were interesting, the sidequests were interesting, everything
was interesting... except for one thing; the combat. I hated
the combat; it felt like you had absolutely no control over what your characters were doing, and that all you do was send them out, click repeatedly on the enemy, give them potions if necessary, and see if they win. And spells were another problem; instead of having MP, and instead of being able to use all of your spells, you could only have so many spells at a time, and each spell had limited use; if you ran out, you had run off and go rest until your spells are recovered. I'm sorry, but when I'm in a battle in a RP, I want full, complete control over my characters, (at least as much as can be expected in a Turn-Basesd RPG,) and that also extends to my spells. And while Baldur's Gate 2 was full of detail and good writing, if the combat's not worth it, I might as well play a Graphic Adventure or Visual Novel instead, or better yet, read a book. But, I don't know, maybe I was looking at the wrong way. Maybe there's something I 'm missing. In any case, I might take another look at BG2, just to see whether there was something I overlooked... or if I was right on the mark.