Re: What are you playing right now?
I think if you had perma-death on the enemies in Far Cry 2, you would then have really large encounter-free areas on the map after awhile, and then travelling would become- tiresome. Not for me, per se, I LIKE free-roaming a quiet empty expanse of beaitifully rendered bush country, but I think it would've put alot of gamers off.
A logical progression would have been to see the enemy force get organized in response to your attacks.. you come back to a place you burned to the ground to see a armored ATV there with special ops guys waiting- something like that would've been better, I think. Sortof like- in the 1st Resident Evil where you return to the mansion to find the zombies replaced by those froglike hunter-killers. Total underpowerment panic!