I wanted to finish the game with a hardcore char just to test (and testify) my skills with dungeon-crawlers. It's good to know that even the hardest difficulty is not insane and is easily playable (by me). The problem came at the third night. It's just like sleeping when you drive. So *BAM!!!* -- ooh, my health is dropping, how quick, strange. *BAM!!!* -- Game over. My reaction was "Eh?" So that's how I learned my lesson not to play action filled games at night (at least in softcore mode ;) ).