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In Defense of Difficulty: Gameplay is Art

In recent days, a delightful new game has enraptured gamers everywhere. From a prolonged, insanely hyped 4-year gestation, sprung forth Cuphead, and the gorgeous, cartoon world the protagonist inhabits. This kind of game certainly appeals to gaming writers who believe games should be art. So it's surprising that the same games press who heralded this game's arrival are now criticizing it for its difficulty. The argument goes as follows: It's inaccessible, even impossible to e