This is my first post. I love the concept of this site
If some of you guys are old enough to remember the golden era of video games then like me you may be grumbling that games these days are made to be too easy. I get why they do it.. They want the game to be more accessible, and therefore sell more copies. It's a good business model but unfortunately can often make for hypo-ludic gameplay
My girlfriend and I played Borderlands together. I thought it had potential to be a really great game but one thing absolutely spoiled the experience for me: Death incurs far too little penalty.. This bugged me to the point that when Borderlands 2 was released and my girlfriend asked me if I wanted to play it with her, the first thing I asked was "Have they changed the penalty for dying? Or is it still just a monetary percentage?" When she said "You still just lose money", I said "Sounds shit."
I am hoping someone here may have the know-how and the interest to create a small mod for Borderlands and/or Borderlands 2 to increase the penalty for dying by losing a percentage of acquired experience points, thereby making the game more challenging. I currently earn very little, but will donate what I can to the cause.
What say you, good people?