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Reader Discussion: Do You Like Permadeath In Games?

by Mike Futter on May 07, 2014 at 02:19 PM

You live. You die. You start all over again, with all your stuff lost (or maybe not). Permadeath continues to grow in popularity, but what makes it so attractive?

Do you like the risk of losing an XCOM soldier forever? Perhaps putting it all on the line with a Diablo III character changes the way you play. Maybe you risk your mortality in zombie games like DayZ or ZombiU.

Or maybe, you just don't appreciate that kind of mechanic at all. Let us know what you think about permadeath in the comments below.