Mini Boss Babble Episode 2: Part 1 – Hellblade and Permadeath
Mini Boss Babble are smaller, one topic cuts from our otherwise extensive weekly podcast.
In this, the first part of our second Big Boss Babble podcast, we discussed Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice’s rumoured permadeath mechanic which was said to delete player’s saves should they die too many times. As it turned out the mechanic was a dud, however it created an understandable stir between those used to such mechanics, and those who feel that they should never truly be mandatory in a story based game.
As some of us here in B3’s walls are *cough* greying gamers it made for an interesting discussion about difficulty in games and the penny-pinching design of arcade classics.
Dann led the topic while Terry, Toby, Stefan and Jorge were also in attendance.
*Please excuse this week’s lack of proper intro and outro, let’s write that off as teething issues.
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