Just like in other games from this series, Kingdom Hearts 3 gives you the option to select the difficulty level. This choice is important - it has an impact on various aspects of the game and it can't be changed. This chapter focuses on the most important changes that can help you with your choice.
The differences between difficulty levels in Kingdom Hearts 3
First of all, the most important difference between the available difficulty levels is in how much damage you receive and deal:
- On Beginner, you deal about 50% more damage and receive 50% less.
- Standard is a default difficulty level. You deal the default amount of damage.
- On Proud, you deal the default amount of damage, but the enemies will deal you 50% more.
After beating the game once, you unlock Critical difficulty mode - this level is incredibly hard. This mode is only for those who are looking for a real challenge.
Besides the differences in dealing/receiving damage, your choice of a difficulty level determines the requirements for unlocking the secret ending!
How does the difficulty level affect the requirements for unlocking the secret ending?
The key to unlock the secret ending in Kingdom Hearts 3 is to take pictures of a specific number of Lucky Marks (Mickey Mouse's symbols) which are hidden in various places across all worlds. Depending on which difficulty level you chose, you will have to:
How to unlock the secret ending?
Find and take pictures of all the Lucky Marks.
Find and take pictures of a specific number of Lucky Marks (about 50%).
Find and take pictures of a small number of Lucky Marks.