With the addition of hardcore mode, we have an incredible new challenge with Extinction. Yet, this begs the question of is this just too hard? Hardcore mode has the following differences from regular by my initial impressions:
Higher Cryptid spawns (especially the harder Cryptids)
More aggressive and faster moving Cryptids
Friendly fire with ricochet
Higher frequency in difficult challenges (including the beginning area)
Skill points only for challenges
So, is all of this combined just too much or is it just fine?