I have been stuck with some of the games in the past. And it was like playing it for months and stuck on some levels for weeks. So it depends on how we handle the simple or the hard levels in such section. Some games are good and easy to work with as well.
I would go with the 4th option - stuck on the same section for a few hours. I think it's not that hard if it takes maximum to 1 hour to beat it. But after that, the time starts to stack up fast and it feels like a grind.