It wasn’t too long ago that Guerrilla Games ramped up the difficulty in Horizon Zero Dawn with their ultra hard mode, and now they are back at it with, but in the far reaches of the other end of the spectrum. The Story difficulty is all about enjoying the exploration and mystery as you play through the game. Aloy’s damage output is severely increased, while taking damage is something you really have to make an effort to achieve.
I would advice any newcomer to actually play on normal, but if you’re just in it for anything but the dino-battles, this is for you. Patch 1.32 is out today.