See every time I think about getting into one of these, I remember the permadeath bullshit. It would irate me greatly to be an hour into a battle, and have one of my favorite characters get killed, via some random chance double critical blow. The mere possibility of that has kept me away from this series. Then again, as popular as the series is, the games must not be very hard.Certain kinds of permadeath are actually really enjoyable, though. Play some Dwarf Fortress, for instance—if losing is fun, remembering all those awesome dorfs who died is very fun. The new X-COM has a memorial wall in the barracks for fallen comrades. It has a bunch of photos of them, and these bagpipes start playing along with “Taps” and you start to cry delicious cathartic tears.
So many feels.