Posted this elsewhere but wanted to add it to the wishlist. You make the game more fun and accessible for more people without alienating the hardcore fans. With OPTIONS to do things (like respawning in a massive co-op mission), you can allow players who want to do this to enjoy the game, while not compromising your original design (allow the option to keep the original mode intact).
Everything is solved by simply adding OPTIONS:
- Teamleader dies = game over (ON/OFF)
- Respawns (NONE / # PER PLAYER / # WHOLE TEAM / UNLIMITED)
- Respawn Location (BEGINNING OF LEVEL / LAST CHECKPOINT / AT TEAM LEADER)
If people WANT to play with uber realism or WANT the game to end if the team leader dies, then fine! But if people want a little more give, where they can die X amount of times and respawn at the beginning, at the teamleader's location, whatever, I think they should be able to. If people want unlimited respawns so they can run n gun a little without the whole game ending if they die -- if that is their fun factor -- then it should be an OPTION.
Even Ghost Recon 1 had this, and it meant hours and hours of co-op play for my friends and I. We can't even play this die-once-and-it's-over style.
I've seen some wishlists that address the whole teamleader/game over thing, but I think at least SOME respawn options (for those of us who at the very least want to play it like GR1) added in a patch would be a HUGE improvement for usability.