Mister Fandango wrote:
The real question is why does the original poster think they all have to be hardcore?
I like it when games include a bonus world of hell
. Include tricky secret exits or devious trinkets to collect in the normal game that will unlock a hardcore bonus world at the end. If you want an easy game you can ignore the extra content, but there's a harder game hidden away if you want a challenge.
The Donkey Kong Country series did this very well. I wish more games did too.