Okay so I hate to be "that guy," but I don't see the difficulty in this challenge at all. I played through on normal and then hard and I didn't die once during the segment; took about 15 minutes each time. And now they're supposedly making a patch to make it easier? I'm no GoW expert, and I HATE when I go looking for help on a game and all I see is people posting "dude what's wrong with you, that part was simple you must just suck," but I just don't understand what all the fuss is about. Did anyone else find this part surprisingly easy?
On the topic of difficulty, I didn't find much challenge in this entire GoW at all. I'm not trying to brag, it's just strange since I've been more on the "bad player" side when it comes to past GoW games. It's not that the puzzles, platforming, and fighting were too easy (well, some were), they just worked really well and smoothly for me.
I too found it surprisingly easy. I had heard so much about how difficult it was, but I didn't know what the trial actually looked like. I completed it without knowing until I looked at the trophy I acquired afterwards. I died like twice at the very start because I fumbled and got stoned, and another when I got cornered.
But yeah, I didn't see anything remotely difficult about it. It required you to be alert, but that's about it. It's nothing compared to the Loom Chamber fight in GoW II.
All they need to do is checkpoint the begginning. i died a few times and got tired of using L1 , circle to rid the magic to drop you down to the first level lol. but i really dont care if they patch it and the hardcore gow fans or people that found this easy shouldnt either. My wife plays gow and isnt the best player , so maybe instead of changing all three difficulties , they should patch up easy and add some health chest, ect. but Normal and Hard and so on needs to stay as it is.
Obviously a lot of players are experiencing difficulty at this point in the game, a patch wouldn't be in the pipeline if there wasn't a recognisable problem for a lot of players. If you've breezed through it good for you, you must be an exceptional player who has mastered the gameplay. It's a game stopper for me until the patch though.
In all honesty, not just applying to this area but the game in general, would it had fcuking killed them to leave the god **bleep** parry system alone!? The Trials are definitely not the hardest thing to be put in a God of War game, but I got through all the other games utilizing a good parry, but this one is SO slow to activate it doesn't even make sense to use, and therefore makes combat that much more harder. Why "fix" something that isn't broken? Cause they wanted to match the multiplayer? Fcuk that. An excellent single player is what got you here, SSM. Quit messing with your bread and butter. Fcuking A.