Quote Originally Posted by Aotrs Commander View Post
No, CRPGs usually do the exact opposite, start off hard (because you have frack-all resources) and get compartiviely easier as you go along, for the most part, occasional boss-fight notwithstanding.

(Pathfinder Kingmaker cerainly did, throwing in a horrendous amount of immune-to-weapon-damage swarms as part of the first sidequest, to the point where I knew they were coming but was unprepared even so for the sheer number...)

Another classic example being Pokémon, where not infrequently, the first gym leader was the hardest-fought battle, because you have paff-all to fight him with.
I was thinking about video games in general; but yeah, CRPGs do tend to buck the trend a bit.