E3 2011: Never Dead
Never Dead is a 3rd person action shooter in which you have an immortal character. And I know what you're thinking, "how does that work?". Well we have Bryce Boltzmann is a demon hunter and after the unfortunate death of his wife, a curse makes him immortal and now he's paired with a woman named Arcadia. So yea... possible escort game?
The demo they showed at the E3 show floor hd a segment where Bryce was with Arcadia but it wasn't long and hopefully that won't be the case when the game comes out cause I hate escort missions. So if your partner dies, that's one scenario of a gameover. Another would be if Bryce's head gets eaten or something. Since he's immortal, limbs are expendable. You can use your arms as a distraction for demon dogs to be used as a chew toy while you take em out or link electrical wires using your body as the medium and so forth.
If an enemy does too much damage, Bryce's head flies off. You can basically say that you control Bryce's head as when if gets detached from his body, that's what you control as it rolls around the stage. When you're just a head, you either need to wait for your body to grow back or (if it's still intact) find it around the stage. That brings a pretty unique approach to a 'lifebarless' game. Looking forward to how this game plays out.