Originally Posted by anorexicwes
Hey maka, is hardcore's setting more difficult than hard or tier 1? What I am trying to ask is, do you take more damage than you would on hard or tier 1. The reason I am asking is, I keep on seeing on other sites is that hardcore is just normal mode without dieing.
IMO, it feels more like Hard mode with Permadeath to me. Hard mode isn't all that hard, though, so the only real challenge you'll have on Harcore is resisting the urge to pull an all-or-nothing attack, and the driving/finish-the-objective-or-lose parts of the missions. Everything else should be pretty easy if you take your time.