Its unreasonable hard for me. I am still stuck at core set quest 3. No matter 1 or 2 players, with 2 large and 2 small expansions, with different sizes of deck (30,40 or 50), with different kinds of combination of heroes, i still couldnt make it. Its just too hard for me. The enemies hard (a lot of them have 5+ HP&DEF), so many locations(surge, high threaten level) and damage trap, shadow cards are strong (2 damages to each exhausted hero, forced 2 resources to recover a hero etc. )
Maybe i am not playing carefully enough, but even if i uncover all the encounter cards and play, i still couldnt get through this quest, i mean, if a game makes me fail every time no matter how carefully u plan ahead, it will depress me. When i loose, i just feel i had a bad luck of drawing the worst encounter cards.
I v been playing mage knight boardgame also. That game is hard too and i need to think a lot before making a decision of what to do next, but hey, i can achieve my goal by planning and it really satisfies me a lot. For LOTR LCG, even if i win a game like quest 2 hill troll, i just feel i was lucky because the encounter cards didnt trouble me too much.
So what about you guys, are you feel depressed about this game? Or do you always win a level 7 quest with ease?
BTW, i v been playing this game for 2 months, with 2 months i can play puerto rico and twilight struggle online pretty well (over 70% win rate vs real persons), with a week i can solo mage knight the board game with no big problems. So i dont think i couldnt play this game well just because i am not smart enough, then what wrong with me?