I just don't get all that bent out of shape about the concept of regen-ing health. It's really all about the implementation in my view.
Ironically, the game that is widely reviled for being largely responsible for starting the regen-ing health craze, Halo, did it pretty darn good in my opinion. A Regen shield with a health bar re-filled by health packs - the best of both worlds! Well, sort of.
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